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Council issued a ‘Please Explain’ on Gateway Proposal

Editor,KCDC had a meeting among themselves. There has been no public meetings about this proposal.…

July 23, 2020

A Time of the Signs

July 22, 2020

The Mindful Killer by Nila Taylor

The silent killer fills our discussions, Spreading like wildfire affecting mankind.But what of the social…

July 19, 2020

Arts News

Kāpiti College competes in Kiwi As Film Making

March 21, 2016

Kāpiti College will join schools from the Wellington region who have put their names forward to compete in the annual Roxy5 Short Film Competition for 2016 and this year heralds a brand new partnership with Capital E. Registrations closed Friday 26 February welcoming over 20 registrations who have signed up to compete.Entrants have around 14 weeks to produce their own short 5 minute film of any chosen…

Strong Dutch influence in Mahara Gallery Festival offering

February 20, 2016

Mahara Gallery’s contribution to the 2016 NZ Festival has a strong Dutch connection which includes two significant Dutch New Zealand artists now living in Waikanae as well as an important Dutch artist who settled in New Zealand in the 1890s, Petrus van der Velden, and two watercolour paintings, Dutch Woman Reading and Hill Town (Dutch Canal with church) by Frances Hodgkins. The Festival offering includes three separate…

Kāpiti Arts Tour for Waitangi Weekend

January 28, 2016

The Arts Tour is big enough to have something for everyone but small enough to get around in a weekend. Biking was very popular last year and a great way to get around.There are great cafes in Waikanae to stop. The Front Room, Waimea, Relish and Longbeach being some of them.Galleries are happily a part of this tour as they are the people who represent many of…

Business News

Kāpiti Economic Development Leadership Group scrapped

February 9, 2018

After nearly a year of leading discussion the Kāpiti Economic Development Leadership Group is wrapping up and a new economic advisory group will be formed.Strategy and Planning Group Manager, Sarah Stevenson, says the Group’s work has been effective and timely for the community and she acknowledges the contributions of the Chair and group members. One of the main functions of the leadership group was to monitor the…

Kāpiti Chamber invite to Timeless Principles of Exceptional Businesses

February 8, 2018

Timeless Principles of Exceptional BusinessesPresented by: Daryl Narain, The Alternative BoardThis workshop is exclusively for business owners and will include stories and anecdotes that make this topic both interesting and informative. Attendees will be taken through some of the most important principles utilised by leading businesses. The Alternative Board has gathered these insights based on working with over 20,000 private businesses in the past 25 years. Being…

Kāpiti Chamber and Rotary to host International Women’s Day Event

February 2, 2018

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce Women in Business and Kāpiti Rotary are inviting Members and Non Members to their International Women’s Day celebration on March 8 at Southward Car Museum Theatre.Chamber chair Heather Hutchings says $5 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Kāpiti Women’s Centre with the intention of donating $1,000 to a valuable feminist organisation which promotes the physical, mental and spiritual well-being…


Waikanae town centre revitalisation progressing at pace

November 30, 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council has held a well attended meeting which invited the Waikanae community to pop into Mahara Place to hear about their plans to revitalise the Waikanae town centre.Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the Council plans to progress a number of projects within the next 12 to 24 months to transform and improve the vibrancy of the Waikanae town centre.”This includes work to…

Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish-School Gala – giving thanks

November 1, 2018

Organisers of Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish-School Gala want to say thank-you to the Gala sponsors: Rutherford and Bond Kāpiti, GLO Hair, Vivo Hair Salon, Impact Hair Design, Chocolate Hair, Relish Caf, Kāpiti 10 Pin, High Tide Caf, Mitre 10 Mega Kāpiti, Gus Evans Nursery, and Kāpiti Nursery and Landscaping.Raffle results: Yellow Tickets: 1st Decorated Fruit Cake – Colleen King; 2nd Afternoon Tea Set Veronica Redman. Blue…

Police Recuitment Ad a Hit

October 25, 2018

New Zealand Police have just released another big-budget recruitment video, with hopes the humorous three-minute Q&A can replicate the success of last year’s viral offering. SEE Video Link Below.Dubbed “Breaking News”, the $480,000 ad poses and answers a variety of common – and not so common — questions potential police recruits may have.See Video:”I wonder if I can have tattoo,” a shirtless man with a mullet…


Whareroa Guardians putting in the hard yards

July 15, 2017

Next planting bee Sunday July 16th, 9am to noon.Plants arrive 8am.We are continuing Stage 2 of the Ramaroa Wetland: planting carex’s along the upper edges of the big swamp and trees along the Reservoir Stream. Follow the flags up the Cairn Track. It is soggy underfoot so wear gummies or boots and don’t venture across the swamp!! Morning tea and hot dog after.All welcome to plant or…

Kāpiti Weather in the Month that Was

July 7, 2017

Murray ‘The WeatherGuy’ Eggers takes a look at how Kāpiti fared weatherwise for the month of June. As predicted, June’s weather was more like autumn than winter, and indeed the average temperatures were about the same as May’s for most of the month, but it was much sunnier and drier than May. In effect, we in Kāpiti enjoyed a bonus autumn month. On our five coldest days…


Kāpiti gardeners – time for the Three Pretty Ps

May 28, 2017

Winter has officially arrived. But just because the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder it doesn’t mean the colour in your garden has to be the same. There are several flowers that thrive in cool conditions and all of them pack a punch when it comes to colour. And, coincidentally, all begin with P polyanthus, primula and pansy. Here’s another P word for…

Murder in the Paraparaumu Library

May 11, 2017

The Friends of the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries are hosting several public events this year and the next is a must for writers.Monday 29 May, 6.30pm in Paraparaumu Library meeting roomMurder in the Library 2017 Ngaio Marsh Crime Awards entrants Penelope Haines and Christopher Abbey are joined by David McGill to discuss where their writing inspiration comes from, how they create interesting characters, craft page-turning storylines, and…


Claims that Kāpiti Council vandalised Housing Meeting Signs

July 15, 2017

In a bizarre twist to the case of the missing Housing Meeting signs it turns out that the local council nicked them and then damaged them to boot. Ōtaki Labour candidate Rob McCann says the Kāpiti Council has caused a great deal of unnecessary angst following revelations that three Housing Crisis Meeting signs had been taken by council, despite earlier assurances from council that they had not…

Mock Trial invite for Rural Women of Kāpiti

July 15, 2017

Kāpiti has it’s fair share of women located in rural areas and they are invited to join Rural Women NZ in taking the Government to task on rural health services in Mock Court Trial. The mock trial is part of a seminar series hosted by the Department of Health at the University of Otago. At the seminar, Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) will assert that the New…

Jack McDonald makes a stand for Te Tai Hauāuru

July 13, 2017

Jack McDonald is from Taranaki iwi Te Whakatōhea, Te Ātiawa. He grew up on the Kāpiti Coast and is a former chair of the Paekākāriki Community Board.Jack joined the Green Party at 16, motivated by the foreshore and seabed issue and the effects of climate change. Since then he has dedicated himself to the Green movement and realising the vision of having a Treaty-based environmental Party at…


Kāpiti Coast Council of Elders discuss disability issues

July 3, 2010

The Council of Elders has recently met, where our speaker was Jim Webber, Chair of the Kāpiti Disability Reference Group. He gave a very informative talk about the issues faced by the group, and about the key factors such as access in terms of both transport and to buildings.The group is also interested in supporting the best possible quality of life for all living in the district.…

I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth’s gravitational pull has become since 1990.

January 1, 2010

I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth’s gravitational pull has become since 1990. ~Dave Barry


January 1, 2010

ABBEYFIELD INTERNATIONALDid you know Abbeyfield International have Homes in 18 Countries?Worldwide there are 9000 residents living in 850 Abbeyfield Homes and 12.000 people give time and support as Abbeyfield volunteers.The Management Committee of Abbeyfield Kāpiti report they are making good progress re establishing a Home in this area.Interested in becoming a resident sometime in the future? Ring Celia Harlen 9024034 to register your name, or just to…


Basketball Wins for Kāpiti Under 15 Boys

April 17, 2016

Kāpiti Basketball Association”s Under 15 Boys Representative Basketball Team played in a Regional Representative Tournament in Porirua on Saturday 9 April, 2016. With two wins and one loss they placed a credible third place out of six teams. A great effort for the team who also looked the part in their new uniforms kindly supplied by Dominos.Squad: Players: Luka Letataua, Iain Cowle, Pearson Huysen, Jed McQueen, Andrew…

Kāpiti Lions Seek Sport Grant Applicants

March 23, 2016

Each year the Lions Club of Kāpiti gives a grant of $1,000 to a young athlete who is actively and successfully participating in sport, aged between 14-20 years, for the purpose of helping them develop their skills and attain their aspirations. Last year the recipient was Kāpiti College student Tess Allen of Raumati South who competes in kayaking.The $1,000 grant along with a prize of 12 months…

BBNZ Kiwi Hoops Coaching Course held in Kāpiti

March 20, 2016

Recently Kāpiti Basketball Association held the BBNZ Kiwi Hoops Coaching Course here in Kāpiti.15 people attended the course from beginner first time new coaches through to experienced coaches.The presenter of the course was Monica Mercury who is a BBNZ accredited Kiwi Hoops Trainer.Angelo Robinson Director of Coaching for KBA and Hoop Club Kāpiti said “the course went for 2 hours and was aimed at Beginner level Coaches…


MTA CEO Warwick Quinn Announces Resignation

March 14, 2016

The Chief Executive of the Motor Trade Association (MTA), Mr Warwick Quinn has resigned from the organisation.”It is with regret that the Board has accepted the resignation of MTA’s Chief Executive, Mr Warwick Quinn. He has accepted a role back in the construction sector where he will head the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation,” said Mr David Harris, MTA President”Since starting at MTA Warwick has made…

Greater Wellington Transport end-of-year Report Card

December 13, 2015

End of year report for Wellington’s transport: making great progressIt’s been a great year for transport improvements in the Wellington region, according to the latest update on the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP).A report that will be presented to the Regional Transport Committee meeting tomorrow (Tuesday 8 December) shows substantial progress is being made with a range of projects, activities and plans.Paul Swain, Chair of the Regional…

Cycling gets regional boost

November 15, 2015

The seaward side option for a new walking and cycling path between Ngauranga and Petone is a major step forward for cycling and walking and resilience in the Wellington region, says Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Chris Laidlaw. “A safe, scenic walking and cycling path will encourage a lot more people to cycle commute between Wellington and the Hutt Valley, which is great for their health and…


Kāpiti Region Boys Basketball U15 Representative Trials

March 14, 2016

Boys Basketball U15 Representative TrialsRepresent Kāpiti Region on the national stage The first session is on: MONDAY 14 MARCH 2016 At KCDC SPORTSHALL & PARAPARAUMU COLLEGE GYM MAZENGARB ROAD, PARAPARAUMU BETWEEN 7PM – 8.30PMTo be eligible players MUST BE Under 15 as of 31 December 2016 All enquiries contact Rob Scriven 0274852094 [email protected]

Hoop Club Kāpiti Junior Basketball Coaching Programme

October 11, 2015

Hoop Club Kāpiti Junior Basketball Coaching ProgrammeRestarts for Term 4 2015 Sunday 18 October and runs through to Sunday 13 DecemberKCDC Sportshall, Paraparaumu College, Mazengarb Road9.30 to 10.30am 5 to 8 year olds10.30 to 11.30am 9 to 13 year olds11.30 to 12.30pm 13 to 17 year oldsALL NEW PLAYERS MOST WELCOMEContact: Angelo Robinson 9040142Email: [email protected]: WWW.KBA.CO.NZ

Tibetan Meditation at Kāpiti Community Centre

October 11, 2015

Public Talk: Geshe Jampa Tharchin Geshe la will discuss how to cultivate a peaceful mind through traditional Tibetan meditation and teach you step-by-step how to meditate.Friday 16th Oct 7pm to 8.30pm Come along at 6.45pm for a cup of teaCost: $10 – cash at the door Venue: Kāpiti Community Centre, Kowhai Room 15 Ngahini Street, ParaparaumuGeshe Jampa Tharchin left Tibet to study at Sera Jey monastery and…


Caleb does Ōtaki proud in Youth Parliament 2010

July 7, 2010

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy says his representative at this year’s Youth Parliament, Caleb Jago-Ward, has done a great job. “Caleb is a confident young man and he’s done a great job representing myself and the Ōtaki electorate in Parliament.”It’s always a bit daunting for a student to come down here and take part in what is a major event, but he’s handled himself superbly.”Horowhenua College student Caleb…

Kāpiti Youth Support gets Council funding boost

June 15, 2010

Kāpiti Youth Support were among the big winners during the KCDC consideration of Annual Plan submissions yesterday.KYS offers a wide range of services to young people from right throughout the district. They provide opportunities for young people to optimise healthy life choices.Mayor Jenny Rowan went into bat for KYS, strongly urging councillors to recognise and support the work of KYS.”This is not just any group. KYS play…