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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

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…

COMMUNITY News

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…

Is Kāpiti Gateway becoming unhinged

September 15, 2021

“Councillors should be asking questions about the delays to the Gateway project consent process for reassurance that the entire project agreed to by council is consentable,” says Kāpiti Districtwide Cr Jackie Elliott. “The design and consenting process which started in April this year remains incomplete with consent only granted for initial stream works and the Gateway project start timeline already rescheduled twice in the past two years.…

Kāpiti Broadcaster Goes Nationwide

September 15, 2021

Kāpiti radio supremo Todd Zaner has been a well heard voice on the airwaves, having been listened to in a number of towns and cities, and now he can be heard right across New Zealand. Veteran broadcaster Zaner has been employed by Radio New Zealand as a Stand-By/Casual host of the All Night Programme, on RNZ National. Mr Zaner says he was honoured to be asked to…

ENTERTAINMENT News

Kāpiti Broadcaster Goes Nationwide

September 15, 2021

Kāpiti radio supremo Todd Zaner has been a well heard voice on the airwaves, having been listened to in a number of towns and cities, and now he can be heard right across New Zealand. Veteran broadcaster Zaner has been employed by Radio New Zealand as a Stand-By/Casual host of the All Night Programme, on RNZ National. Mr Zaner says he was honoured to be asked to…

Crystal out for One Dollar Pizza

September 1, 2021

Here we go! Auckland based Wellingtonian CRYSTAL takes us on a tour of the sand dunes in her latest video for “One Dollar Pizza” directed by Ben Dickens, which showcases the beautiful scenery of small coastal town Foxton Beach. Inspired by a family holiday to New York City a few years ago, “One Dollar Pizza” explores CRYSTAL’s first time visiting the city as an adult. “I was…

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…

ENVIRONMENT News

Weather warning for Kāpiti

September 9, 2021

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz) WEATHER WARNINGS: Wellington, Wairarapa and Kāpiti There are strong wind warnings in place for WELLINGTON and the WAIRARAPA including the TARARUA District from 8pm tonight until 9pm Friday. Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles, so take care on the roads. Heavy SWELLS are forecast along the KAPITI…

Kāpiti Mayor slams Covidiots

August 21, 2021

Kāpiti Mayor Gurunathan says community idiots are at it again “Residents living around the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve have reported two incidents where motorcyclists have breached Alert Level 4 protocols. Both have occurred within a 15 hour period.” The Mayor says in the latest incident the dirt bike rider had come tearing through the ecologically sensitive reserve, parked his bike which had no registration, did some fishing…

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 Greater Wellington’s carbon footprint by 2.5 percent in the first decade of its creation. The work is part of Greater Wellington’s planting programme which will see 400,000 trees planted across the region this winter, but these two restoration projects are unique because they…

LIFESTYLE News

Kāpiti book launch honours Anzacs

September 4, 2021

Former platoon commander Lieutenant Colonel Tony Howell told a full Club Vista at Paraparaumu that his new book Vietnam ANZACS was written as a tribute to those who died or came back scarred by their experience from 1965 to 1971. “This is a book by veterans about veterans. It is a tribute to those who lost their lives or quality of life as a result of serving…

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…

Film-maker to give talk in Kāpiti

August 3, 2021

The Kāpiti Friends of the Library are hosting film-maker John Reid on Sunday 8 August 2:00 pm in the Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room. The well-known film-maker John Reid will talk about film making and his superb history Whatever it Takes: Pacific Films and John O’Shea 1948-2000. Please pass this on to everyone you think will be interested. Refreshments will be served from 1:45 pm. A koha is…

POLITICS News

New Aotearoa podcast delves into local govt

September 19, 2021

Kāpiti Coast resident and district councillor Gwynn Compton has launched a new podcast dedicated to the world of local government in New Zealand – Local Aotearoa. The podcast, which will be published on a semi-weekly basis, will take a high-level look across the local government sector in New Zealand, exploring its history, structure, role, funding, and future, as well as taking on topical issues and current events.…

Is Kāpiti Gateway becoming unhinged

September 15, 2021

“Councillors should be asking questions about the delays to the Gateway project consent process for reassurance that the entire project agreed to by council is consentable,” says Kāpiti Districtwide Cr Jackie Elliott. “The design and consenting process which started in April this year remains incomplete with consent only granted for initial stream works and the Gateway project start timeline already rescheduled twice in the past two years.…

Local MPs visit Kāpiti Vaccination Centre

September 15, 2021

Mana MP Barbara Edmonds and Ōtaki MP Terisa Ngobi were visitors this week at the Kāpiti Vaccination Centre in Paraparaumu. “So good to be up on the Kāpiti Coast to see how our vaccination roll out is going. Terisa Ngobi – MP for Ōtaki and I popped into the Tū Ora Kāpiti Vaccination Centre to see the awesome team who have been busy right through the lock…

SENIORS News

Kāpiti book launch honours Anzacs

September 4, 2021

Former platoon commander Lieutenant Colonel Tony Howell told a full Club Vista at Paraparaumu that his new book Vietnam ANZACS was written as a tribute to those who died or came back scarred by their experience from 1965 to 1971. “This is a book by veterans about veterans. It is a tribute to those who lost their lives or quality of life as a result of serving…

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…

Grey Power angered by power outages

August 15, 2021

The Grey Power NZ Federation, representing senior citizens, has reacted with anger to the power outages which left thousands of homes across the North Island without electricity for several hours on Monday night, one of the coldest of the year. Federation President Jan Pentecost says it was particularly concerning that the blackout appears not to have been caused by a lack of generating capacity but a decision…

SENIORS News

TVNZ brings extensive coverage of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

August 4, 2021

New Zealand viewers can look forward to extensive free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, live on TVNZ DUKE. From 24 August – 5 September, DUKE’s schedule will be taken over to bring footage of our Paralympians competing in Japan. The New Zealand Paralympic Team’s performances will be the focus of the broadcast, with TVNZ committed to showcasing all our athletes – live where possible or…

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 & Game is expecting a big turnout. Wellington Fish & Game manager Phil Teal says although the start to the season was a bit slow due to fine weather, there are still plenty of birds around and, combined with the bonus day…

Holly Robinson to feature in official Paralympic video game

May 27, 2021

NZ Paralympian Holly Robinson will feature in the first official Paralympics video game ‘The Pegasus Dream Tour’. Today – 100 days out from the Paralympics – the pre-registration system is launching, with those interested being able to apply already through Pegasus official website https://pegasus-dream.com/. ‘The Pegasus Dream Tour’ will be available worldwide on smartphone devices on 24 June 2021 in the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic…

TRANSPORT News

Metlink offers free travel to vaccination events and centres

September 19, 2021

Metlink will be offering free travel on buses and trains to anyone getting their COVID-19 vaccination from Monday 20 September 2021 as part of a coordinated effort to boost attendance at vaccination centres and events across the region. The free travel be available for anyone heading for a vaccination says Scott Gallacher, General Manager of Metlink. “We’ve been working with Waka Kotahi and the District Health Boards to…

Crash at Rimu Rd Roundabout

August 9, 2021

Police and medical services were quickly on the scene this afternoon when a collision between a car and a motor scooter occurred at the roundabout on the corner of Ihakara St and Rimu Rd in Paraparaumu. The rider of the scooter was assisted by ambulance staff, his condition is unknown at this stage. The scooter was seriously damaged and there was some damage to the car, with…

Metlink at alert level 1

June 29, 2021

Following the Government’s Alert Level 1 announcement, Metlink has confirmed that face coverings are still mandatory on all bus, train and ferry services from 11:59pm on Tuesday 29 June. “The Government has made it clear that people should wear face coverings on public transport and we encourage our staff and passengers to follow this advice on our buses, trains and ferries. These measures will help keep passengers…

WHAT’S ON

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…

TVNZ brings extensive coverage of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

August 4, 2021

New Zealand viewers can look forward to extensive free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, live on TVNZ DUKE. From 24 August – 5 September, DUKE’s schedule will be taken over to bring footage of our Paralympians competing in Japan. The New Zealand Paralympic Team’s performances will be the focus of the broadcast, with TVNZ committed to showcasing all our athletes – live where possible or…

Film-maker to give talk in Kāpiti

August 3, 2021

The Kāpiti Friends of the Library are hosting film-maker John Reid on Sunday 8 August 2:00 pm in the Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room. The well-known film-maker John Reid will talk about film making and his superb history Whatever it Takes: Pacific Films and John O’Shea 1948-2000. Please pass this on to everyone you think will be interested. Refreshments will be served from 1:45 pm. A koha is…

YOUTH NEWS

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…

Crystal out for One Dollar Pizza

September 1, 2021

Here we go! Auckland based Wellingtonian CRYSTAL takes us on a tour of the sand dunes in her latest video for “One Dollar Pizza” directed by Ben Dickens, which showcases the beautiful scenery of small coastal town Foxton Beach. Inspired by a family holiday to New York City a few years ago, “One Dollar Pizza” explores CRYSTAL’s first time visiting the city as an adult. “I was…

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…

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