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UPDATE: Kāpiti man missing – can you help

UPDATE: Kāpiti man missing – can you help

Kāpiti resident Joe Pryor is missing. He left his work at 8:00am Friday morning after…

November 28, 2021
Kāpiti to host 6th Annual Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium

Kāpiti to host 6th Annual Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium

Kaupapa: The Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium encourages and promotes the arts in the community. It…

November 28, 2021
Community help required to find missing Kāpiti man

Community help required to find missing Kāpiti man

Joe Pryor is missing. He left his work at 8:30am yesterday (Friday) morning after leaving…

November 26, 2021
Mayor urges Kāpiti to ‘get two shots for summer’

Mayor urges Kāpiti to ‘get two shots for summer’

Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan has welcomed the news that border rules are relaxing to…

November 25, 2021
Tribute to Carol Reihana from Jack McDonald

Tribute to Carol Reihana from Jack McDonald

Tribute to Carol Reihana from Jack McDonald Tīwhatiwha te ao, tīwhatiwha te pō. He rā…

November 25, 2021
Beware the scams of the Christmas Grinch

Beware the scams of the Christmas Grinch

“You better watch out; you’d better beware, because cybercriminals are everywhere! They are making their…

November 24, 2021

Solar power shines in Kāpiti

Solar power shines in Kāpiti

Duncan’s Brewing Company of Kāpiti has just installed 70 solar panels producing 30 kilowatts of…

November 22, 2021
Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural

Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural

Meet for a cuppa and a few inspirational words and a viewing of the classic…

November 21, 2021
Kāpiti Food Fair falls to Covid

Kāpiti Food Fair falls to Covid

Organisers say it is with great sadness and disappointment that the Kāpiti Food Fair is…

November 21, 2021
Professor Lester, Bug Man in Kāpiti talk

Professor Lester, Bug Man in Kāpiti talk

Professor Phil Lester, head of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, has a passion…

November 20, 2021
Air Chathams mandates COVID-19 travel requirements

Air Chathams mandates COVID-19 travel requirements

Travelling with Air Chathams is going to look a little different from mid-December as they…

November 20, 2021
Climate Action Workshop storms into Kāpiti Coast

Climate Action Workshop storms into Kāpiti Coast

While world leaders are grappling with the ‘where to from here’ at the UN Climate…

November 16, 2021

Arts News

Kāpiti to host 6th Annual Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium

November 28, 2021

Kaupapa: The Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium encourages and promotes the arts in the community. It allows artists of various skills, from internationally-known to novices, opportunities to collaborate, learn and share with their peers. It gives them the opportunity to engage with the community and visa-versa. It allows students from local kura and schools to experience art and the making of artworks by artists. What: A digital sculptural…

Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural

November 21, 2021

Meet for a cuppa and a few inspirational words and a viewing of the classic animation Pearl, Florrie and the Bull at St Peters Hall. Then wander down to the official unveiling of the ‘musical mural’ along Pearl and Florrie’s Way, Paekākāriki, Centre of the Universe. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021 AT 10:30 AM Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural Launch St Peters Village Hall, Paekākāriki

Inspiring stories captured

October 18, 2021

Kāpiti writer Angela Robertson told a full house at the Ocean Road Community Centre that for many the idea of retirement being a sedentary time is a myth. “There are so many people who reach retirement age and then really start getting busy on projects they love,” says Angela, whose two latest books Embracing Life on our Own Terms and Celebrating Life on our Own Terms were launched at…

Business News

Beware the scams of the Christmas Grinch

November 24, 2021

“You better watch out; you’d better beware, because cybercriminals are everywhere! They are making their lists and checking them twice, to see who’s next to be victimised.”   Kāpiti based cyber resilience specialist Jan Thornborough says Cybercriminals are the epitome of the Christmas Grinch. “They love this time of year because it is so easy to trick unsuspecting people into clicking on their fake emails and texts.”…

Solar power shines in Kāpiti

November 22, 2021

Duncan’s Brewing Company of Kāpiti has just installed 70 solar panels producing 30 kilowatts of power which will supply enough grunt to run the entire operation in their Sheffield St plant. Iain McIsaac from Green Van Solar was on site last week installing the system and says it will drastically reduce the brewery’s power bill. “Increasing numbers of businesses and residential properties are turning to solar as…

Kāpiti Food Fair falls to Covid

November 21, 2021

Organisers say it is with great sadness and disappointment that the Kāpiti Food Fair is announcing to its foodie community, near and far, that they have come to the decision to postpone this year’s event until December 3rd, 2022. “This is not a decision we came to lightly,” says Helene Judge, Co-owner.  “Both Jeanine and I feel this is clearly the right decision because of so much…

COMMUNITY News

UPDATE: Kāpiti man missing – can you help

November 28, 2021

Kāpiti resident Joe Pryor is missing. He left his work at 8:00am Friday morning after leaving a note saying he would be back by 10:30am. He walked from Metco Engineering at 9 Omahi Street, Waikanae and walked along Omahi Street towards Ngaio Road. The latest information says Mr Pryor was spotted (by a customer of his) across the railway track outside the St Lukes church on Elizabeth…

Kāpiti to host 6th Annual Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium

November 28, 2021

Kaupapa: The Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium encourages and promotes the arts in the community. It allows artists of various skills, from internationally-known to novices, opportunities to collaborate, learn and share with their peers. It gives them the opportunity to engage with the community and visa-versa. It allows students from local kura and schools to experience art and the making of artworks by artists. What: A digital sculptural…

Community help required to find missing Kāpiti man

November 26, 2021

Joe Pryor is missing. He left his work at 8:30am yesterday (Friday) morning after leaving a note saying he would be back by 10:30am. He walked from Metco Engineering at 9 Omahi Street, Waikanae and walked along Omahi Street towards Ngaio Road. He hasn’t been seen since. Mr Pryor’s daughter Shannon has created an online Facebook base for the search for her Dad. Search party base is…

ENTERTAINMENT News

Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural

November 21, 2021

Meet for a cuppa and a few inspirational words and a viewing of the classic animation Pearl, Florrie and the Bull at St Peters Hall. Then wander down to the official unveiling of the ‘musical mural’ along Pearl and Florrie’s Way, Paekākāriki, Centre of the Universe. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021 AT 10:30 AM Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural Launch St Peters Village Hall, Paekākāriki

Kāpiti Food Fair falls to Covid

November 21, 2021

Organisers say it is with great sadness and disappointment that the Kāpiti Food Fair is announcing to its foodie community, near and far, that they have come to the decision to postpone this year’s event until December 3rd, 2022. “This is not a decision we came to lightly,” says Helene Judge, Co-owner.  “Both Jeanine and I feel this is clearly the right decision because of so much…

Kāpiti Food Fair Good to Go

November 5, 2021

In the lead up to Kāpiti’s premiere foodie event, the team behind the Kāpiti Food Fair say they are thrilled and hugely relieved to share some good news with the community, the vendors and those who plan on attending. “We are good to go under NZ Government Alert Level 2 with unrestricted attendance on Saturday 4th December 2021 at the Mazengarb Reserve in Paraparaumu on the Kāpiti…

ENVIRONMENT News

Solar power shines in Kāpiti

November 22, 2021

Duncan’s Brewing Company of Kāpiti has just installed 70 solar panels producing 30 kilowatts of power which will supply enough grunt to run the entire operation in their Sheffield St plant. Iain McIsaac from Green Van Solar was on site last week installing the system and says it will drastically reduce the brewery’s power bill. “Increasing numbers of businesses and residential properties are turning to solar as…

Professor Lester, Bug Man in Kāpiti 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 this enthusiasm in a recent talk for Friends of Kāpiti district Libraries at Ocean Road Community Centre. Phil Lester’s first book, The Vulgar Wasp, was about one of the world’s most hated insects. His second, Healthy Bee, Sick Bee,  is about just…

Climate Action Workshop storms into Kāpiti 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 Network (SBN) have teamed up with the British High Commission Wellington to help Kiwi businesses play their part in reducing carbon emissions. Phil Jones, programme Manager at the Sustainable Business Network, will be moderating an interactive workshop co-hosted with the Kāpiti Coast…

LIFESTYLE News

Solar power shines in Kāpiti

November 22, 2021

Duncan’s Brewing Company of Kāpiti has just installed 70 solar panels producing 30 kilowatts of power which will supply enough grunt to run the entire operation in their Sheffield St plant. Iain McIsaac from Green Van Solar was on site last week installing the system and says it will drastically reduce the brewery’s power bill. “Increasing numbers of businesses and residential properties are turning to solar as…

Professor Lester, Bug Man in Kāpiti 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 this enthusiasm in a recent talk for Friends of Kāpiti district Libraries at Ocean Road Community Centre. Phil Lester’s first book, The Vulgar Wasp, was about one of the world’s most hated insects. His second, Healthy Bee, Sick Bee,  is about just…

Kāpiti’s Tramway wins Australasian Award

October 28, 2021

A former Wellington tram has been restored by the Wellington Tramway Museum and has won a prestigious award open to all Tramway Museums across Australia and New Zealand. When electric tram services in Wellington commenced in 1904, one of the original vehicles was Tram 17. It served the city of Wellington for around 40 years before becoming a holiday bach in Raumati South on the Kāpiti Coast.…

POLITICS News

PR Battle rages over Kāpiti Airport

November 1, 2021

It seems battle lines are drawn around Kāpiti airport and unusually one person who seems determined for it not to be an airport is the airport CEO. Controversial CEO Chris Simpson has become a divisive figure on an issue that will have a huge impact on Kāpiti’s future. Mr Simpson will be guest speaker at the Electra Business Breakfast on Wednesday Nov 3 (details below) where they…

Kāpiti gets out to Saturday Vax

October 15, 2021

Martin Halliday, KCDC Ward Councillor for Paraparaumu got his second Covid shot this week at the the Kāpiti Community Covid-19 Vaccination Centre 45B Te Roto Drive and is urging those unvaccinated to take advantage of the walkup opportunities this Saturday. “It’s very simple and straight forward with lovely and helpful people down there. Thought I would share the experience for those that may think it’s a bit…

Urgent motion to review Kāpiti Gateway

September 29, 2021

For this week’s upcoming Council meeting, Cr Gwynn Compton and fellow Councillors Jocelyn Prvanov, Bernie Randall, and Martin Halliday have lodged a notice of motion about the Kāpiti Gateway Te Uruhi project. (see notice below) “We’re asking for two reports – one updating Council on the current situation with Te Uruhi and with options on pausing any further work beyond the stream work currently taking place until…

SENIORS News

Beware the scams of the Christmas Grinch

November 24, 2021

“You better watch out; you’d better beware, because cybercriminals are everywhere! They are making their lists and checking them twice, to see who’s next to be victimised.”   Kāpiti based cyber resilience specialist Jan Thornborough says Cybercriminals are the epitome of the Christmas Grinch. “They love this time of year because it is so easy to trick unsuspecting people into clicking on their fake emails and texts.”…

Kāpiti ‘Strawsome’ Hospice fundraiser cancelled

October 30, 2021

For only the second time in 15 years, Mary Potter Hospice has cancelled its Kāpiti Strawberry Festival. The fundraising event that attracts thousands of people each year to enjoy a taste of summer has been cancelled because of Covid. It was due to be held on 20 November. “This is such a disappointment, but we know it’s the right decision,” says Mary Potter Hospice chief executive Brent…

Inspiring stories captured

October 18, 2021

Kāpiti writer Angela Robertson told a full house at the Ocean Road Community Centre that for many the idea of retirement being a sedentary time is a myth. “There are so many people who reach retirement age and then really start getting busy on projects they love,” says Angela, whose two latest books Embracing Life on our Own Terms and Celebrating Life on our Own Terms were launched at…

SENIORS News

Kāpiti College wins Page Family Shield

November 15, 2021

The annual Page Family Shield tournament run by Kāpiti Petanque was held on 10 November. Each year teams from Kāpiti and Paraparaumu College vie for the Shield, which was presented by the Page family to encourage students to learn Petanque.  As usual, competition was fierce.  Three games were played before rain put a halt to the final round.  What a wonderful group of students. The enthusiasm and…

Kāpiti Radio Yacht Club Twilight sailing

October 5, 2021

The Kāpiti Radio Yacht Club is holding a twilight sailing event to enable those who have commitments during the day to see these fun racing yachts in action. The club plans to have 3 classes of yachts all sailing: The East Coast 12 (EC12) a design off an early Americas Cup Design.The DragonForce 65 (DF65) andThe DragonFlite 95 (DF95) both inexpensive racing yachts taking the world by…

Kāpiti re-cycling a winner with Bike Library

October 3, 2021

From Peka Peka to Pukerua Bay cyclists are being helped out by the superb community asset known as the Paekākāriki Bike Library. The concept is quite simple. You join the Bike Library and you will be fitted out with a bike that suits. Initiated by Paekākāriki resident and keen cyclist Jan Nisbet five years ago, the Bike Library has seen over 800 bikes back out into the…

TRANSPORT News

Air Chathams mandates COVID-19 travel requirements

November 20, 2021

Travelling with Air Chathams is going to look a little different from mid-December as they advise customers of their new COVID-19 travel requirements. In line with other airlines in New Zealand, Air Chathams will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all travellers using their service. This policy will be introduced as soon as New Zealand moves to the new COVID-19 protection framework. The…

Car hits pole – Power out in Otaihanga

November 13, 2021

There is currently a power outage in Otaihanga after a car collided with a power pole. Power company representatives are at the scene and the car has been removed. There are no current reports of injuries and updates will be provided.

Police confirm four dead in Horowhenua crash

November 9, 2021

Police have confirmed four people died in a serious crash on State Highway 1 between Ōtaki and Levin. Emergency services were called to State Highway 1, near Kuku East Rd, after a truck collided with a van at 3pm on Tuesday. Police earlier reported there were multiple deaths following the crash of a truck and a van. Horowhenua mayor Bernie Wanden says the stretch of State Highway…

WHAT’S ON

Kāpiti to host 6th Annual Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium

November 28, 2021

Kaupapa: The Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium encourages and promotes the arts in the community. It allows artists of various skills, from internationally-known to novices, opportunities to collaborate, learn and share with their peers. It gives them the opportunity to engage with the community and visa-versa. It allows students from local kura and schools to experience art and the making of artworks by artists. What: A digital sculptural…

Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural

November 21, 2021

Meet for a cuppa and a few inspirational words and a viewing of the classic animation Pearl, Florrie and the Bull at St Peters Hall. Then wander down to the official unveiling of the ‘musical mural’ along Pearl and Florrie’s Way, Paekākāriki, Centre of the Universe. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021 AT 10:30 AM Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural Launch St Peters Village Hall, Paekākāriki

Brad Olsen – BA5 speaker

November 15, 2021

Join us for drinks, nibbles and the very latest economic date for the Horowhenua at the last November Electra Business After Five. This month’s event will look a little different with it being hosted at Thermosash Commercial Limited on Enterprise drive (at the end of Roe Street). Thermosash is a recent business to the district that relocated to Levin from Wellington in 2020 in order to have more connectivity…

YOUTH NEWS

Kāpiti College wins Page Family Shield

November 15, 2021

The annual Page Family Shield tournament run by Kāpiti Petanque was held on 10 November. Each year teams from Kāpiti and Paraparaumu College vie for the Shield, which was presented by the Page family to encourage students to learn Petanque.  As usual, competition was fierce.  Three games were played before rain put a halt to the final round.  What a wonderful group of students. The enthusiasm and…

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…