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Kāpiti Council green lights controversial Gateway

Kāpiti Council green lights controversial Gateway

After a meeting which lasted nine hours, Kāpiti councillors voted 7-4 on Thursday in favour…

March 2, 2021
Kāpiti raves for Gold Dust Woman

Kāpiti raves for Gold Dust Woman

The Gold Dust Woman Show had a good deal of hype leading up to the…

February 26, 2021

New focus on Kāpiti Housing Crisis

Kāpiti Cr Rob McCann “New Zealand and the Kāpiti Coast are in the grip of…

February 22, 2021
Volatile times ahead for Kāpiti Business

Volatile times ahead for Kāpiti Business

Kāpiti Business with Stuart Ayres “Only 10 months until Christmas! We all want to forget…

February 19, 2021
Sarah Meikle brings Wellington on a Plate to Kāpiti Breakfast

Sarah Meikle brings Wellington on a Plate to Kāpiti Breakfast

Electra Business Breakfast will host Sarah Meikle, Chief Executive of the Wellington Culinary Events Trust…

February 17, 2021
Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty Tribute in Kāpiti

Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty Tribute in Kāpiti

Seven Wonders Fleetwood Mac Showcase was formed in 2018. Through growth and determination has now…

February 16, 2021

Child critical after being hit by vehicle in Waikanae

Child critical after being hit by vehicle in Waikanae

By Matthew Tao A child has been hit by a vehicle in on the Kāpiti…

February 9, 2021
Lower Carbon Emissions call for Greater Wellington Region

Lower Carbon Emissions call for Greater Wellington Region

Consultation calls for lower carbon emissions, safer roads and a more connected transport network across…

February 9, 2021
Maxi Carpet Services named Kiwi Business Heroes for 2020

Maxi Carpet Services named Kiwi Business Heroes for 2020

Kāpiti-based Maxi Carpet Services has been named the Web Genius Kiwi Business Heroes for 2020.…

February 1, 2021
Kāpiti Petanque Club Open Doubles draws quality field

Kāpiti Petanque Club Open Doubles draws quality field

Kāpiti Petanque Club held their Open Doubles tournament over Wellington Anniversary Weekend, with more than…

January 29, 2021
Rodger Fox Jazz Ensemble with Erna Ferry kicks of Mulled Wine Concerts

Rodger Fox Jazz Ensemble with Erna Ferry kicks of Mulled Wine Concerts

Rodger Fox Jazz Ensemble with Erna Ferry The Kāpiti Coast is home to many…

January 28, 2021
Exercise industry appeals for older Kiwis to get fitter, before the covid vaccine

Exercise industry appeals for older Kiwis to get fitter, before the covid vaccine

January 21, 2021 New Zealand’s exercise industry is supporting the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine…

January 23, 2021

Arts News

Modern woman shines at Mahara

June 25, 2020

The (Old) Waikanae Library might be a leaky mess on the inside but outside it has had a major makeover, significantly brightening Mahara Place, thanks to local artists Kate Hartmann and Ruth Robertson-Taylor. Kate says they were approached by the KCDC Public Art Panel last November about concepts to change what was a dark uninviting space into something that would enhance the area in keeping with other…

Fearless bad-guy catcher for Police Museum

June 16, 2020

Kāpiti Artist Marcus Ebbett says the New Zealand Police Museum is a fantastic final destination and home for his painting ‘Constable Rob Eastham with Ike’. Constable Eastham is a member of the Porirua Public Safety Team, and Wellington AOS. Ike served New Zealand Police for 12 years as a frontline veteran and fearless catcher of bad guys. He was a star of the reality TV show Dog…

Elizabeth Kay in Kāpiti Book Talk

June 13, 2020

Sunday 12 July in the Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room at 2:00 pm The Kāpiti Friends of the Library are hosting Elizabeth Kay who will speak about her book Eddie Norman and 25 Battalion. The book is based on the letters and writings of her father Eddie Norman who was at El Alamein and Cassino in WWII and would become Bishop of Wellington and in 1984 a Knight…

Business News

Chris Wilkinson – Re-imagining Kāpiti

January 23, 2021

Chris Wilkinson is the Managing Director of First Retail Group – a specialist strategist that works with consumer-facing organisations and destinations to interpret opportunity, drive performance and navigate risk. The award-winning company is based in Wellington and operates globally.The Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce has invited Chris to speak at its BA5 in February. Chris leads the company’s major projects and is a trusted advisor to Corporates, Boards,…

Build Business – Make Money – Eat Breakfast

January 23, 2021

Wednesday 3 February 2021 7.15am to 8.45am | Southward Car Museum$35 (incl GST) per person Electra Business Breakfast is hosting Tony Henderson-Newport, Chief Kiwi of PopUp Business School Aotearoa. As 2021 is a bold new frontier so let’s explore our Kiwi post COVID business universe with the natural enthusiasm from this little dynamo. Many of you will be repositioning your New Year business and personal resolutions… but… what are your predicted…

KEDA says Kāpiti Open for Opportunity

December 10, 2020

The Kāpiti Economic Development Agency (KEDA) new board has voted to change its name to Kāpiti Economic Development Association to better reflect its purpose as an association of businesses and professionals interested to actively support the growth and wellbeing of the Kāpiti business eco system.With the advent of the newly appointed Economic Development Kotahitanga Board (EDKB) established to implement the Kāpiti Coast District Council Economic Development Strategy…


Kāpiti Food Fair: Foodie Heaven

December 3, 2020

With just a few days to go the team behind the Kāpiti Food Fair are thrilled to announce the release of their Site Map. Peruse the layout of the fair, with 250 vendor sites and organise your schedule for entertainment so you can set your game plan ahead of time.’We’re proud of how the fair has all come together in a COVID ridden year,’ said Helene Judge,…

Better Business helping out Mary Potter Hospice

November 11, 2020

In this most uncertain year, our local BNI – Better Business Chapter on the Kāpiti Coast put their thinking caps on to help raise funds for a most worthy cause.BNI is an internationally recognised business organisation network where local business groups collectively endeavour to support one another to grow within each community. In a time where everyone was hit by lockdown, we decided to pay it forward…

Three Horowhenua Pasifika churches get renovation boon

October 8, 2020

Three Pasifika churches in Horowhenua will benefit from renovations under the Fale Lotu Connections Project.Under the project, the Free Church of Tonga, Samoan Methodist Church, and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa will jointly receive $1.46 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to make their buildings warmer and better equipped.The funding was earmarked by the Government in May for renovations and improvements to Pasifika churches around the…


Review of Kāpiti production Parihaka

March 15, 2020

‘Parihaka’ – A Kāpiti College Multi-Curricular Production Reviewed by Te Aniwaniwa Black. Kāpiti College’s multi-curricular production ‘Parihaka,’ written by Paora Trim and Nicola Easthope, is a fictional account of real life events based on the invasion of Parihaka, November 5th, 1881 and also known as ‘Te Rā o te Pāhua’ or ‘The Day of Plunder.’ In the intimate ambience of the Coastlands Theatre, the first scene opens…


Your vote for Bird of the Year

November 11, 2020

Greater Wellington councillors are singing the same tune, announcing their top five species for Bird of the Year 2020; kākā, tūturiwhatu (banded dotterel), kererū, tīeke (North Island saddleback) and korimako (bellbird). The Wellington region is home to many unique native species, but there is something to be said for these birds who have incredible resilience and are growing in abundance, says Greater Wellington councillor Ros Connelly.’This year…

Kāpiti waste reduction grants support green community projects

October 1, 2020

Kāpiti community groups, Iwi/Māori organisations, schools, neighbourhood groups and businesses have until 20 October to apply for funding to support solutions that reduce waste. Council’s contestable Waste Reduction Grants fund community projects, seed funding for waste minimisation projects, and business waste reduction. $30,000 is set aside to fund a range of practical, on-the-ground waste minimisation projects that encourage community participation, education and/or are of benefit to the…

A friendly face at Raumati Beach

September 20, 2020

A recent visitor to Kāpiti is this baby fur seal spotted at Raumati South by superb photographer Karl Webber. There have been several seals seen recently along the Kāpiti Coast. New Zealand fur seals or kekeno often come ashore in winter to rest, Female seals would leave their pups alone for up to 20 days while they foraged at sea. Fur seal numbers were growing and the…


Fewer people to face end of year tax bills

July 9, 2020

The Government is moving to ease financial stress for around 149,000 taxpayers by changing the rules around write-offs for tax debt.”Fewer people will have tax bills to pay this year,” said Revenue Minister Stuart Nash.”Inland Revenue’s end of year automatic income tax calculation process for individuals is currently underway and is expected to run until early July. It is the annual wash up which results in people…


Cody Turner wins shoot-out at Club Vista

August 31, 2020

Fans of quality attacking snooker were served up a treat in the final of the recently completed Club Vista A Grade Snooker Championship.The tournament, which attracted an invitation field of 16 top class players, was played at the Club Vista venue at Paraparaumu Beach.Included in the line-up were former National Snooker Champions Harry Haenga and Steve Robertson, the ever brilliant Jack Lemon and former winners Ron Wilkie,…


Zoe Marychurch Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019

July 16, 2019

Of the career options available to young New Zealanders, one which has a growing future is Viticulture. Below is a story of a young southerner who is making a mark in the industry.Zoe Marychurch became the Bayer South Island Regional Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019 on 12 July following the competition held at Greystone in North Canterbury.This competition is open to all contestants from North Canterbury,…

Kāpiti Employers and Students get Speed Dating

July 9, 2019

There is a great opportunity to make valuable connections when Kāpiti employers and students get together for a speed dating style event.If you are a student currently studying at Paraparaumu College and looking to make some valuable connections with local employers, whilst practicing your interview skills then this is the event for you.The Work Ready Kāpiti #EmployerMeet events bring together a host of local employers, representing a…

Work Ready Kāpiti making a difference.

June 17, 2019

Proving the value in programmes such as the ones delivered by Work Ready Kāpiti can be tricky as students/youth move on and it can be hard to track the direct impact that the programmes had. So, it’s fantastic to come across a story such as this where a local Kāpiti youth has found employment in his chosen industry due directly to the Work Ready Kāpiti programmes.Eighteen year…