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Vaccination key to avoiding future lockdowns

Vaccination key to avoiding future lockdowns

In the wake of the most recent Alert Level 4 lockdown Kāpiti Coast District Mayor…

September 22, 2021
Council grant keeps Foodbank’s relocation on track

Council grant keeps Foodbank’s relocation on track

Kāpiti Coast District Council has agreed to provide a one-off grant of $25,000 to assist…

September 21, 2021
Metlink offers free travel to vaccination events and centres

Metlink offers free travel to vaccination events and centres

Metlink will be offering free travel on buses and trains to anyone getting their COVID-19…

September 19, 2021
New Aotearoa podcast delves into local govt

New Aotearoa podcast delves into local govt

Kāpiti Coast resident and district councillor Gwynn Compton has launched a new podcast dedicated to…

September 19, 2021
Is Kāpiti Gateway becoming unhinged

Is Kāpiti Gateway becoming unhinged

“Councillors should be asking questions about the delays to the Gateway project consent process for…

September 15, 2021
Kāpiti Broadcaster Goes Nationwide

Kāpiti Broadcaster Goes Nationwide

Kāpiti radio supremo Todd Zaner has been a well heard voice on the airwaves, having…

September 15, 2021
Local MPs visit Kāpiti Vaccination Centre

Local MPs visit Kāpiti Vaccination Centre

Mana MP Barbara Edmonds and Ōtaki MP Terisa Ngobi were visitors this week at the…

September 15, 2021
Weather warning for Kāpiti

Weather warning for Kāpiti

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz) WEATHER WARNINGS: Wellington, Wairarapa and Kāpiti There are strong…

September 9, 2021
Kāpiti Businesses Adjust to Level 3 – Supporting Local Vital

Kāpiti Businesses Adjust to Level 3 – Supporting Local Vital

As much of the country moved to COVID-19 Level 3, many Kāpiti businesses opened their…

September 5, 2021
Kāpiti book launch honours Anzacs

Kāpiti book launch honours Anzacs

Former platoon commander Lieutenant Colonel Tony Howell told a full Club Vista at Paraparaumu that…

September 4, 2021
Paekākāriki shoots Covid

Paekākāriki shoots Covid

Exterior World: A community photo-essay of scenes from a lockdown walk PHOTO ESSAY / Village-wide contributions…

September 4, 2021
Crystal out for One Dollar Pizza

Crystal out for One Dollar Pizza

Here we go! Auckland based Wellingtonian CRYSTAL takes us on a tour of the sand…

September 1, 2021
Ōtaki’s Maoriland Hub for tech creatives

Ōtaki’s Maoriland Hub for tech creatives

Ōtaki’s Maoriland Hub is at the cutting edge of creative technology and have just announced…

August 31, 2021
Jeff Simmonds reads A Rope for Harry Fat

Jeff Simmonds reads A Rope for Harry Fat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywS_C5eLmrc Kāpiti singer songwriter, musician, filmmaker Jeff Simmonds reads a classic Kiwi poem, in this…

August 30, 2021
Arrest made and meth seized in Ōtaki

Arrest made and meth seized in Ōtaki

Central District Police have arrested one person and seized a large quantity of methamphetamine and…

August 26, 2021

Arts News

Ōtaki’s Maoriland Hub for tech creatives

August 31, 2021

Ōtaki’s Maoriland Hub is at the cutting edge of creative technology and have just announced an opportunity for young people to break into this fast growing industry. The tech creative industry is one of the fastest growing and includes animation, gaming, VR/AR/XR, film, marketing, architecture and many more sectors. M.A.T.C.H – the Māoriland Tech Creative Hub is for rangatahi with a strong interest in art, storytelling and…

Jeff Simmonds reads A Rope for Harry Fat

August 30, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywS_C5eLmrc Kāpiti singer songwriter, musician, filmmaker Jeff Simmonds reads a classic Kiwi poem, in this NZ Poetry Month. “Here’s a post for National Poetry Day. This is a James K Baxter poem I learned 40 years ago in the 6th form for Father O’Connell’s English class. “It is about Edward Thomas Te Whiu, who was one of the last people to be hanged in NZ, back in…

Bill Manhire – just Wow

August 24, 2021

Bill Manhire lives in Kāpiti and his voice belongs to the world. To hear him speak you might think Manhire something of a toff or as my mother would say he is very well spoken. Yet very few poets capture what is quintessentially Kiwi better than Manhire. He is both public bar and private bar, beach and town. Here is a poet who dives into his inner…

Business News

Kāpiti Businesses Adjust to Level 3 – Supporting Local Vital

September 5, 2021

As much of the country moved to COVID-19 Level 3, many Kāpiti businesses opened their doors again in a contactless way – but whether or not customers choose to prioritise supporting local companies in Levels 3 and then 2, may make a huge difference to their future survival. A recent survey of local businesses in its membership by the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce found that all…

Free workshop – Employment Agreements and Contracts – Levin

August 12, 2021

This workshop will explain the different types of employment agreements and contracts for services and help you decide which ones you should use in your business. If you are thinking about hiring staff or taking on a contractor and are unsure of what contract you should use (and you legally need to have one), this workshop is for you. Star People are the leading recruitment and HR…

Girl Power in Plumbing Challenge

July 19, 2021

Starting a plumbing apprenticeship as an adult can be challenging, doing so as a woman in a largely male dominated industry is even more so. However Kāpiti’s Soren Ebbett is taking it all in her stride. The Raumati mother of two is an apprentice at Peter Jackson Plumbing based in Paraparaumu. “It is something I have wanted to do for a long time and when I started…

Business News

Vaccination key to avoiding future lockdowns

September 22, 2021

In the wake of the most recent Alert Level 4 lockdown Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan is urging residents to get vaccinated. “Vaccination will give our community an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and will help prevent future lockdowns. “The Delta variant moves fast, and the Auckland and Australian situation has shown us that this virus is not choosy. “I accept that there is a…

Council grant keeps Foodbank’s relocation on track

September 21, 2021

Kāpiti Coast District Council has agreed to provide a one-off grant of $25,000 to assist the Kāpiti Community Foodbank with their relocation project. Districtwide Councillor and Housing and Social Wellbeing portfolio holder, Rob McCann, says the Foodbank is an essential community service and Council is pleased to support them in their fundraising efforts to help re-locate their service to a more fit for purpose location. “Providing a longer…

Unwanted laptops needed during lockdown

September 19, 2021

As the covid pandemic continues, leading national tech non-government organisation NZTech, has put a call out to New Zealanders and remind them that not everyone has access to devices to keep working or learning during lockdowns. Kiwis should donate their unwanted computers, laptops, tablets or chargers during lockdown to help those students who don’t have electronic devices. It is so difficult for many students in Aotearoa to…

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