Environment

Kapiti E-Waste Recycling Day 8 June May 27, 2024 Cliff Gott from the Kapiti Combined Lions Clubs says on Saturday the 8th of June there will be a great way to clear some space… ...
Nga Manu winter series hosts Zoe Studd May 9, 2024 Kicking off the superb Nga Manu Winter Series 2024 is Mountains to Sea Executive Director Zoe Studd. Zoe's topic is Love Rimurimu (Giant kelp) and… ...
Extra care on roads with heavy rain warning May 1, 2024 MetService says the district will is in for heavy rainfall and anyone out and about driving after 8pm should take care. The watch was issued… ...
The Unseen – Film Screening and Panel Discussion April 26, 2024 The Unseen is a full-of-wonder film that is both educational and inspirational (See video trailer below). It is the hope of both the filmmakers Geoff and… ...
Government cuts see hike in public transport fares March 26, 2024 Fare changes are coming soon for passengers aged 24 and under, following the government’s decision to withdraw funding for age-based concessions. Adding to a cost-of-living… ...
Police enquiries made into Ōtaki fire March 24, 2024 Police say they are making enquiries following a bush fire in Ōtaki yesterday evening. Just before 5:20pm, Police were called to Marine Parade, near Rangiuru… ...

Kapiti Coast search for Missing Diver March 16, 2024 The search for a diver missing in the sea off Pātea has today been focused on the coastline between Peka Peka on the Kapiti Coast… ...
Council battery recycling trial extended to Ōtaki Library March 7, 2024 The success of a recycling trial for household batteries at Paraparaumu Library has prompted Kāpiti Council to extend the trial to Ōtaki. Waste projects manager… ...
Shared path over Waikanae River taking shape March 1, 2024 This week contractors completed four of five crane lifts at the Waikanae Bridge on old State Highway 1. The clip-ons, made of lightweight composite materials,… ...
High-risk toxic algae in Waikanae River at old State Highway 1  (February 28, 2024) Red alert level warnings for toxic algae are in place for the Waikanae River at the old State Highway 1, Kāpiti. Toxic algae, or cyanobacteria,… ...
Suspected avian botulism cases in Waimanu Lagoons (February 16, 2024) A number of dead waterfowl have been removed from Waimanu Lagoons, Waikanae. It’s suspected that avaian botulism, a disease that causes paralysis and death in birds and… ...
Cops nail burnout hoons (January 19, 2024) Four people have had their vehicles seized by police after burnout incidents in the Ōtaki area. Each of the four had their vehicle impounded for… ...
Kāpiti residents enjoy a summer free of water restrictions (January 18, 2024) While parts of the Wellington Region are facing water woes, Kāpiti Coast residents are enjoying a water-restriction-free summer thanks to sound investment in the district’s… ...
Whitireia Park is closed as fire Investigated (January 12, 2024) Whitireia Park is closed to the public until at least Wednesday 17 January as Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) continues to bring a fire… ...
Nga Manu Nature Reserve – sharing the Love of Nature (December 28, 2023) Christmas may have passed but the spirit of giving is still alive and well. Ngā Manu Nature Reserve is inviting the community to embrace this… ...
Greater Wellington issues infringement notices for wastewater plant odours (December 28, 2023) Greater Wellington has taken action against Wellington Water Limited, Veolia New Zealand Limited, Upper Hutt City Council and Lower Hutt City Council for discharging offensive… ...
Residents encouraged to store emergency water over the holiday period (December 28, 2023) Storing emergency water over the Christmas and New Year period should be a priority for residents in the Greater Wellington region, says Wellington Region Emergency… ...
Horowhenua Council pauses work on fluoridation (December 26, 2023) Horowhenua District Council (HDC) has paused work on fluoridating the Levin and Ōhau town water supply while it awaits the outcome of a High Court… ...
Handling the heat: new wildfire risk management for regional parks (December 21, 2023) A new, multi-level wildfire risk management system is being rolled out across all regional parks, including Kapiti's Queen Elizabeth Park, as Greater Wellington prepares for… ...
Te Whare Waitā open (December 18, 2023) The Waitārere Beach coastline is even more stunning, and safe, with the opening of the new Waitārere Beach Surf Life Saving Community Facility Te Whare… ...
Government has negotiated itself into a corner over ETS auction (December 13, 2023) If the coalition government wants a ‘strong and stable ETS’ (Emissions Trading Scheme), as the Minister for Climate Change has recently stated, the price of… ...
Past time to address the cow in the room (December 12, 2023) Animal rights organisation SAFE is urging the new Government to take seriously warnings about the urgent need to reduce methane from farmed animals, to limit… ...
Kapiti gets $22million Water Upgrade (November 25, 2023) Kāpiti Coast District Council chief executive Darren Edwards this week signed the contract for a $22 million upgrade of the Waikanae Water Treatment Plant. "Council… ...
New Green Flag award for Jubilee Park (November 22, 2023) Jubilee Park in Levin has become the sixth Horowhenua green space to win the prestigious international Green Flag award. Before applying to enter Jubilee Park… ...
Fishing and Hunting gone wild (November 8, 2023) Dame Lynda Topp is behind new Fish & Game campaign encouraging Kiwis to take up angling and hunting. Fish & Game New Zealand has launched… ...
Kapiti money well spent – green light for Resource Recovery Centre (November 6, 2023) A resource recovery centre in Otaihanga is one step closer following the signing of a lease agreement between Kāpiti Coast District Council and Localised and… ...
‘Low Mow’ trial to reduce costs and emissions  (October 24, 2023) A new sustainable meadow will sprout in Raumati this spring as part of a trial to find new ways of managing open space on the… ...
The hugely popular Spring Fling is on again in Reikorangi (October 5, 2023) Following last year’s successful event the Reikorangi Residents Association are again presenting their Spring Fling! Country Fair. Organisers say there will be plenty of activities… ...
Kapiti community invited to Tsunami Evacuation Modelling Workshops (September 20, 2023) Members of the Kāpiti Coast community are invited to public talks in Ōtaki, Te Horo and Waikanae in October to view the latest computer-generated tsunami… ...