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Open Letter on Rate Rises

Dear Mayor, Thank you again for taking time to reply in the attached letter to…

August 6, 2020

Kāpiti Foodbank in new home

Kāpiti Foodbank in new home

Relocating has been a high priority for the Kāpiti Foodbank and the journey was recently…

August 5, 2020

Region gets $11million Flood Protection

Greater Wellington’s flood protection and resilience is getting a vital $11m boost from the Government’s…

August 4, 2020

Arts News

Eva Saunders of Ōtaki tops at Rotary Art Show

October 24, 2015

A steady stream of viewers turned up to the opening day of the Paraparaumu Rotary Annual Art Show at Southward Theatre in Otaihanga.Over 300 works from throughout New Zealand are on display over Labour Weekend and many of them are also for sale.In a special judging session on Thursday the Best in Show prize went to 20 year old Ōtaki artist Eva Saunders, who won the supreme…

Business News

Revealing the Hidden Jewel in the Kāpiti Island Crown

May 30, 2018

Electra Business BreakfastRevealing the Hidden Jewel in the Kāpiti Island CrownBen Knight Chair, Guardians of Kāpiti Marine Reserve TrustWednesday 6 June 20187.15am to 8.45am at Southward Car Museum$25 (incl GST) per personThe Electra Business Breakfast is delighted to be hosting Ben Knight, Chair of the Guardians of Kāpiti Marine Reserve Trust. Ben will speak on the history of the Reserve, the reasons for its establishment and the…

Simon Bridges is Kāpiti Chamber Speaker

May 23, 2018

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch with the Leader of the Opposition, Spokesperson for National Security & Intelligence and National MP for Tauranga: Simon Bridges. Date: Thursday 31 May 2018Time: 12pm to 1pmVenue: Southward Car MuseumCost: Members $20 (incls Kāpiti Chamber & Ōtaki National Party Members) Non Members $30 National’s new leader Simon Bridges is stopping in Kāpiti on his Connecting with Communities Regional…

KEDA underlines importance of Economic Development in Kāpiti

May 11, 2018

The Kāpiti Coast has the potential to be one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand in the coming decades and it’s vital that we don’t let the opportunities before us slip by.To that end, a group of leading Kāpiti business and professional people have volunteered their time to establish the Kāpiti Economic Development Agency (KEDA), which aims to connect locals who are passionate about the…


Sam and Mango back together in Waikanae

March 12, 2019

It is always great when a story ends well and this one certainly did. We reported earlier that a parrot had been spotted in a Waikanae garden. After sharing the story we found another Waikanae resident, Sam, was missing one parrot…sure enough it was the one and the same and Mango is now happily reunited with Sam following an afternoon of adventures around Waikanae.Many thanks to the…

Parrot looking for Home in Waikanae

March 12, 2019

Many thanks to a couple in Marae Lane, Waikanae who sent through this photo of stunning green Parrot who decided to take up residence in their backyard.If this lovely creature is yours or you know who it might belong to please contact us at KCNews – email: [email protected] or phone 0212843339.

Army Captains Walk 700km for son – first stop Waikanae

March 11, 2019

Army Captains Laura and Tane North will start on Wednesday an epic 700-kilometre walk from Wellington to Auckland to raise funds for their preschool son’s treatment.Elijah, 3-1/2, the third of the couple’s four children, was born with microcephaly and an undiagnosed genetic condition. The microcephaly means he has a small head because of abnormal brain development, and the genetic condition affects most of his body. He cannot…


Climate Change missing from Kāpiti LTP key challenges

July 21, 2017

A new group formed to spur climate local action, Low Carbon Kāpiti, questions why any mention of climate change is missing from Kāpiti Coast District Council’s list of key challenges for the upcoming Long Term Plan.Kāpiti residents have been asked by Council to respond through an online survey, found at www.kapiticoast.govt. nz/kapiti2038, on their planned approach to the plan.Low Carbon Kāpiti chairperson Jake Roos says “The UN…

QE Park Community Planting and Spade Aid

July 15, 2017

2017 QE Park Community planting day 23 July Come along and help us out on one our planting days. Sunday 23 July. Starts at 9.30am 12pm. Meet at Tilley Road entrance – Paekākāariki.When:Sunday, 23rd July 2017, starting at 9:30am Duration:2.5 hoursWhere:Queen Elizabeth Park.Price/Cost:FreeBring:Shoes, warm clothes and a spade if you have itFree Event There is no cost associated with this eventEasy Fitness This event is suitable for…

Kāpiti Civic Award for Peter Kentish

July 15, 2017

Congratulations to Peter Kentish, fondly known as PK, for being one of last night’s four recipients of a Civic Award from KCDC. Peter received his award for all the conservation work he does with Ngā Uruora, Whareroa Guardians Community Trust and Forest & Bird at Kaitawa Reserve.Thanks for all your hard work PK and the positive attitude you bring to everything you do. Also for your photography…


Kāpiti’s Book Island Celebrates Five Years

April 20, 2017

“Can you believe it’s been five years since we started up Book Island on the Kāpiti Coast. We’ve come a long way and this wouldn’t have been possible without your support,” says Greet Pauwelijn publisher of Book Island.”We’d like to invite you to celebrate our fifth anniversary with us and offer 30% off all titles and free shipping until the end of April. Just use coupon code…

Stunning Kāpiti

April 19, 2017

Photo By Gary Allen

Daylight Savings ends – Clocks back an hour tonight

April 1, 2017

Before heading to bed this Saturday night, remember to put your clocks back an hour.Daylight savings officially ends at 2am on Sunday 2 April.The end of daylight savings is a good time to check your smoke alarms test that they are working and replace the batteries if necessary.Smoke alarm batteries should be changed at least once a year, unless they are long-life batteries.


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 sees Sign of the Times

July 9, 2017

Labour candidate Rob McCann says the sudden disappearance of three large signs is as much a concern about political issues as it is about sign theft.”Obviously we are not pleased to have three large signs stolen from three different areas on the same night, but the bigger concern is the message on the signs, and that is the housing crisis being faced by many throughout our region.”It’s…


Expansion of para-sport programme marks 2016 Commonwealth Day

March 14, 2016

March 14 is Commonwealth day and to mark the occasion for 2016 the Commonwealth Games Federation along with the Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committee have announced an expanded para-sport programme for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The changes herald a new and expanded range of sports and an increased number of athletes for the next edition of the Games. Gold Coast 2018 will boast the largest-ever Para-Sport programme…

KCU make get new season off to a great start

January 23, 2016

2016 is shaping up as a big year for KCU. After winning the Kāpiti Horowhenua and Wellington Sports Awards Club of the Year and also the Wellington Airport Regional Community Kāpiti region Club of the Year and Supreme award, we are looking to make it a winning season on the pitch also.KCU have retained the coaching services of Sean and Jarrod Kelly along with Mark Hunt and…

Kāpiti’s Mojo Go Girls hit Napier Ironman

December 6, 2015

Congratulations to the fabulous Mojo Go Girls of Kāpiti team comprising Nikki Carroll, Megan O’Mara, and Lea Thoms who finished 17th out of 108 female teams at the IronMaori Half Ironman race in Napier on Saturday.Megan O’Mara did the 2km swim under her expected time, Lea Thoms had to complete the 21.1km run in 28 degrees of Hawkes Bay heat and Nikki Carroll zoomed through the 90km…


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…

Public Invited to Motorway Open Day

November 10, 2015

Project Manager Alan Orange invites you to come along to our public open day; your chance to come up onto a paved section of the M2PP Expressway and take a look behind the scenes.It’ll be a fun, informative day of construction displays, machinery, children’s entertainment and food trucks. You’ll also have the chance to walk down to the Kāpiti bridge and walk over it if you’d like…

New Metlink website launched

October 11, 2015

Public transport journeys around greater Wellington have just become even easier with the launch of Metlink’s new website on Saturday 10 October. The new website – – will put real time transport information at passengers’ fingertips so people can easily plan and adjust their journeys. The new website works across desktops, tablets and smartphones, replacing existing Metlink desktop and mobile websites.Metlink is the network of bus,…


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…