Environment

Biotech chief calls for genetic modification in the world of climate change April 26, 2022 New Zealand needs to finally accept genetic modification (GM) products in a world of climate change and desperate global food needs, BiotechNZ executive director Dr… ...
Caution for Dog Owners and Swimmers as Toxic Algae identified at Kapiti sites January 30, 2022 Swimmers are being advised to take caution while dog owners should keep dogs on leashes or avoid two river sites along the Kapiti Coast with… ...
Eagle Protect a global award winner January 13, 2022 Eagle Protect, with offices in New Zealand and the US, has been named a winner of  the annual global Real Leaders Impact Awards.  The annual… ...
January Gardening with Henri Ham January 4, 2022 As we start the new year, we resolve to make it the best year yet. Many of our goals include eating healthier, exercising a bit… ...
Southern hemisphere’s first electric ferry launched in Wellington December 21, 2021 The first fully electric, high speed passenger ferry in the southern hemisphere was officially launched today in Wellington, where the locally built vessel will sail… ...
Whitireia Park community activity welcome with proper permissions December 21, 2021 Some well-meaning yet counterproductive planting and spraying activity in Whitireia Park has prompted Greater Wellington, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the Whitireia Park Restoration Group (WPRG)… ...

Severe flooding throughout Kapiti December 6, 2021 Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising the community take care as heavy rain continues to fall across the district. The Waikanae River is high and… ...
Solar power shines in Kapiti November 22, 2021 Duncan's Brewing Company of Kapiti has just installed 70 solar panels producing 30 kilowatts of power which will supply enough grunt to run the entire… ...
Professor Lester, Bug Man in Kapiti talk November 20, 2021 Professor Phil Lester, head of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, has a passion for all six-legged creatures, but especially for bees. He shared… ...
Climate Action Workshop storms into Kapiti Coast (November 16, 2021) While world leaders are grappling with the ‘where to from here’ at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, in the UK, New Zealand’s Sustainable Business… ...
Weather warning for Kapiti (September 9, 2021) Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz) WEATHER WARNINGS: Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti There are strong wind warnings in place for WELLINGTON and the WAIRARAPA including… ...
Kapiti Mayor slams Covidiots (August 21, 2021) Kapiti Mayor Gurunathan says community idiots are at it again “Residents living around the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve have reported two incidents where motorcyclists have… ...
Grazing Land put out to pasture at Queen Elizabeth Park (August 15, 2021) Major restoration work has begun at Queen Elizabeth Park (QEP) and Kaitoke Regional Park to provide a permanent carbon sink for the region that will cut… ...
Kapiti Council culls Canada geese (August 1, 2021) Kāpiti Coast District Council has taken steps to control the population of Canada geese currently in the Kāpiti area. Canada geese have been a growing… ...
Kapiti CE in firing line after letter bombshell (July 12, 2021) In an unprecedented move, a public meeting in Waikanae on Sunday called for the resignation of the Kapiti Council’s chief executive Wayne Maxwell. The meeting,… ...
Kapiti Kids Planting for the Future (July 8, 2021) Tamariki from three schools across Kāpiti took the future of our environment into their own hands by getting them dirty at Greater Wellington’s tree planting… ...
Clean Up Week launches for 2021 (July 5, 2021) Keep New Zealand Beautiful is once again asking Kiwis to 'Do the Right Thing' and come together to make a collective difference by getting involved… ...
Kapiti Cr bids to keep recycling Centre Open (June 20, 2021) Councillor Jackie Elliott is waging a campaign to keep the well used Waikanae Recycling Centre open after a move by Council to close it down.… ...
KCDC grants support waste reduction (June 14, 2021) Kāpiti community groups, iwi, schools, neighbourhood groups and businesses can apply for funding to support innovative solutions for reducing waste until 25 July. Waste Levy… ...
Major 1080 drop for Kapiti Forest (June 7, 2021) The Akatarawa Forest (see map) on the Kapiti Coast is undergoing a significant 1080 drop through the month of June and residents are advised to… ...
Helping fish migrate and spawn in Kapiti waterways (June 7, 2021) Greater Wellington is working with landowners to identify fish passage barriers in Kāpiti Coast waterways, a programme that connects to larger initiative with local iwi,… ...
Big Hunter Turnout Expected For ‘Second Opening’ Of The Season (June 2, 2021) The long weekend ahead is being heralded by many duck hunters in the lower North Island as the “second opening” of the season, and Fish… ...
Gold Coin Community Day at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve (June 2, 2021) Monday 7 June, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Ngā Manu Nature Reserve would like to say “a massive thank you to all our supporters and… ...
Takutai Kāpiti tackles coastline challenges (June 1, 2021) Kapiti Council is moving ahead with its commitment to prioritise how the district responds to coastal challenges in the face of a changing climate, and… ...
Greater Wellington’s environmental award (May 12, 2021) Greater Wellington’s Low Carbon Acceleration (LCA) Fund, established to accelerate the action required for Greater Wellington to meet ambitious climate goals, received national recognition at… ...
Kapiti Kiwi Night Encounter (April 13, 2021) This is your chance to share in the night world of kiwi. Watch our birds as they emerge from their daytime slumber and engage in… ...
Kapiti Recycling to get Makeover (March 17, 2021) Kapiti Rotary Club president Shirley Stratton led a large team of volunteers in assembling and delivering new recycling bins throughout Kapiti. Kapiti residents will now… ...
Lower Carbon Emissions call for Greater Wellington Region (February 9, 2021) Consultation calls for lower carbon emissions, safer roads and a more connected transport network across the Wellington region Public consultation is open for the Regional… ...
Climate Commission: NZ on track to miss methane targets (January 23, 2021) A principal analyst for the Climate Change Commission told a public webinar that more needs to be done to reduce agricultural emissions or the country will… ...