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Reikorangi set for Spring Fling

Reikorangi set for Spring Fling

Following last year’s successful event the Reikorangi Residents Association are again presenting their Spring Fling!…

October 27, 2021
Kidnapping and Firearms charges after Waikanae incident

Kidnapping and Firearms charges after Waikanae incident

“UPDATE: Waikanae firearms incident” A 32-year-old man will face significant charges after today’s serious firearms…

October 24, 2021
Incentives for Vaccinated Customers

Incentives for Vaccinated Customers

Raygun, an award-winning software company, has announced it is on the way to being 100%…

October 18, 2021
Inspiring stories captured

Inspiring stories captured

Kāpiti writer Angela Robertson told a full house at the Ocean Road Community Centre that…

October 18, 2021
Kāpiti earns less than wider Wellington region

Kāpiti earns less than wider Wellington region

Recent figures released as part of workforce planning for the Kāpiti District shows the mean…

October 17, 2021
Covid and your personal records

Covid and your personal records

Q&A: My COVID Record What if I had my vaccinations overseas? My COVID Record draws…

October 17, 2021

Charity Book Fair – read all about it

Charity Book Fair – read all about it

The Lions Charity Book Fair on  at Waikanae Memorial Hall saw big crowds turn up…

October 16, 2021
Kāpiti gets out to Saturday Vax

Kāpiti gets out to Saturday Vax

Martin Halliday, KCDC Ward Councillor for Paraparaumu got his second Covid shot this week at…

October 15, 2021
Kāpiti Art on a Roll

Kāpiti Art on a Roll

Loo paper is still flying off the shelves and just in time to help out…

October 14, 2021
Graeme Joyes chats with Jason Bei

Graeme Joyes chats with Jason Bei

Graeme Joyes chats with Kāpiti acupuncturist Jason Bei https://www.coastaccessradio.org.nz/Programmes/Details.aspx?PID=1c867513-5233-4c0a-9214-02c296f4e2df Conversations is a popular programme on…

October 10, 2021
Being Older and Bolder in Kāpiti

Being Older and Bolder in Kāpiti

Kāpiti writer Angela Robertson is all about maximising potential as she prepares to launch her…

October 9, 2021
Mary Poppins takes off in Kāpiti

Mary Poppins takes off in Kāpiti

The current Kāpiti production of Mary Poppins is a great reminder that you don’t always…

October 7, 2021

Arts News

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…

Kāpiti Art on a Roll

October 14, 2021

Loo paper is still flying off the shelves and just in time to help out is a local Kāpiti business which has come up with a novel idea to raise funds for charity while contributing to the collection of local art. Sonya Jackson of Peter Jackson Plumbing says it started out as a competition for their team to use bits of scrap copper, brass, mixers, isolating valves…

Mary Poppins takes off in Kāpiti

October 7, 2021

The current Kāpiti production of Mary Poppins is a great reminder that you don’t always have to go to Broadway to see a Broadway show. A pre-opening show was held on Tuesday night at the Te Raukura ki Kāpiti Coastlands Theatre and on a night when everything that can go wrong usually does, very little did. The shadow of Covid still looms large with audience members spaced…

Business News

Raygun driving innovation

October 20, 2021

Raygun has been announced as the 2021 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year for New Zealand. Announced at the annual Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) AWS Partner Summit as part of the AWS Partner Awards 2021, the AWS ISV Partner of the Year award recognises Raygun’s performance and commitment to helping customers drive innovation on AWS.  Raygun is a cloud-based platform…

Incentives for Vaccinated Customers

October 18, 2021

Raygun, an award-winning software company, has announced it is on the way to being 100% immunised and is offering significant incentives to any new fully vaccinated sign-ups. New customers who sign up for Raygun and prove they have been vaccinated will receive 1M free events to use in 2021. Any new plan can qualify for the offer until the end of the year, with a value of…

Kāpiti earns less than wider Wellington region

October 17, 2021

Recent figures released as part of workforce planning for the Kāpiti District shows the mean annual earnings in Kāpiti are just over $50,000 –  around $20,000 lower than the wider Wellington region, and $30,000 lower than Wellington city; and the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce says the gap between these figures must narrow if the district is to attract more people to work and live in the…

COMMUNITY News

Reikorangi set for Spring Fling

October 27, 2021

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 for the whole family to enjoy. “It really is a fun day in the countryside and right on your doorstep. Reikorangi is a lovely rural village and the Spring Fling is the perfect time to visit.” The Spring Fling is real country…

Kidnapping and Firearms charges after Waikanae incident

October 24, 2021

“UPDATE: Waikanae firearms incident” A 32-year-old man will face significant charges after today’s serious firearms incident in Waikanae. The man is due to appear in the Porirua District Court tomorrow charged with: • Unlawful possession of a firearm • Two charges of using a firearm against a law enforcement officer • Two charges of aggravated robbery • Two charges of discharging a firearm • Two charges of…

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…

ENTERTAINMENT News

Reikorangi set for Spring Fling

October 27, 2021

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 for the whole family to enjoy. “It really is a fun day in the countryside and right on your doorstep. Reikorangi is a lovely rural village and the Spring Fling is the perfect time to visit.” The Spring Fling is real country…

Graeme Joyes chats with Jason Bei

October 10, 2021

Graeme Joyes chats with Kāpiti acupuncturist Jason Bei https://www.coastaccessradio.org.nz/Programmes/Details.aspx?PID=1c867513-5233-4c0a-9214-02c296f4e2df Conversations is a popular programme on Kāpiti’s Coast Access Radio where hosts Graeme Joyes or Todd Zaner talk to local people about their interests, their lives, the things that motivate and excite them. In the latest episode Graeme Joyes talks with renowned acupuncturist Jason Bei about, health, wellness, and the impacts on Covid and how to deal with…

Mary Poppins takes off in Kāpiti

October 7, 2021

The current Kāpiti production of Mary Poppins is a great reminder that you don’t always have to go to Broadway to see a Broadway show. A pre-opening show was held on Tuesday night at the Te Raukura ki Kāpiti Coastlands Theatre and on a night when everything that can go wrong usually does, very little did. The shadow of Covid still looms large with audience members spaced…

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

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…

Charity Book Fair – read all about it

October 16, 2021

The Lions Charity Book Fair on  at Waikanae Memorial Hall saw big crowds turn up to get some great reading bargains. Organiser Peter Cresswell of the Waikanae Lions Club says there were hundreds who came through on the first day. “When we opened this morning there was already a cue of 250 keen book enthusiasts. Mr Cresswell has been running the Book Fair for 23 years and…

Graeme Joyes chats with Jason Bei

October 10, 2021

Graeme Joyes chats with Kāpiti acupuncturist Jason Bei https://www.coastaccessradio.org.nz/Programmes/Details.aspx?PID=1c867513-5233-4c0a-9214-02c296f4e2df Conversations is a popular programme on Kāpiti’s Coast Access Radio where hosts Graeme Joyes or Todd Zaner talk to local people about their interests, their lives, the things that motivate and excite them. In the latest episode Graeme Joyes talks with renowned acupuncturist Jason Bei about, health, wellness, and the impacts on Covid and how to deal with…

POLITICS News

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…

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…

SENIORS News

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…

Being Older and Bolder in Kāpiti

October 9, 2021

Kāpiti writer Angela Robertson is all about maximising potential as she prepares to launch her latest books with a focus on positive aging. The two latest books have captured the real life experiences from dozens of retirees for her Older & Bolder series.  Angela says she was inspired to write from her own experience. “I was in the age group myself heading towards retirement but wasn’t ready…

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…

SENIORS News

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…

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…

TRANSPORT News

Update – Serious Crash, SH 1, Te Horo

October 5, 2021

Police can confirm that one person has died following a serious crash on SH 1 between Peka Peka and Te Horo this evening. The two-car crash occurred at about 7:50pm near the intersection with Te Hapua Road. Sadly, the sole occupant of one vehicle died at the scene. The sole occupant of the second vehicle has been airlifted to Wellington Hospital with serious injuries. Police are appealing…

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…

WHAT’S ON

Reikorangi set for Spring Fling

October 27, 2021

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 for the whole family to enjoy. “It really is a fun day in the countryside and right on your doorstep. Reikorangi is a lovely rural village and the Spring Fling is the perfect time to visit.” The Spring Fling is real country…

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…

Being Older and Bolder in Kāpiti

October 9, 2021

Kāpiti writer Angela Robertson is all about maximising potential as she prepares to launch her latest books with a focus on positive aging. The two latest books have captured the real life experiences from dozens of retirees for her Older & Bolder series.  Angela says she was inspired to write from her own experience. “I was in the age group myself heading towards retirement but wasn’t ready…

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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