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September 2, 2020
Kāpiti Hip Hop Crew looking sharp!

Kāpiti Hip Hop Crew looking sharp!

Seven Kāpiti teenagers who love to dance form the Omega Hip Hop Crew at Judith…

September 1, 2020
Cody Turner wins shoot-out at Club Vista

Cody Turner wins shoot-out at Club Vista

Fans of quality attacking snooker were served up a treat in the final of the…

August 31, 2020

Kāpiti Business expands through region

Kāpiti Business expands through region

Kāpiti business We Love Local, specialising in gift boxes, is expanding to cover more of…

August 27, 2020

Arts News

Stop! Frame! The Illusion of life

April 1, 2016

Stop! Frame! The Illusion of life is an exhibition by the BAFTA award-winning stop motion filmmaker Alan Platt. This exploration of Alan’s life and works will be exhibited at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, from 10 April until 22 May.Alan, born in 1941, began making puppets as a boy growing up in Blenheim, where he developed his craft by poring over books in the local library. By the age…

Business News

Kāpiti Chamber hosts BA5

September 18, 2018

Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce is staging a BA5 hosted by Rutherford & Bond Toyota.Wednesday 26 September, 5.30 to 7.00pm11 Ihakara Street, ParaparaumuMembers Free – Non members $20Note to Members: Use a guest card and bring a colleague or friend for free.You are invited to attend the upcoming BA5 being hosted by the team at Rutherford & Bond Toyota. Come along to be connected and engaged with other…

Small firms confidence sinks in June quarter

July 21, 2018

Business confidence among small firms fell to a nine-year low in the June quarter, according to ANZ’s quarterly Business Micro Scope survey.A net 30% of small businesses are pessimistic about general business conditions, the most since March 2009. Confidence slipped in both micro firms (0-5 employees) and intermediate-sized businesses (those that employ 6-20 employees), unwinding gains in confidence reported in March.”Regulation remains the biggest concern facing small…

Climate Change on the menu for Kāpiti

July 10, 2018

The Electra Business Breakfast is hosting Professor James Renwick of Victoria University of Wellington and Member of Low Carbon Kāpiti Inc. He will discuss how climate change works, what is happening now, future changes in New Zealand, and implications for Kāpiti and the wider community.Climate change is reshaping the weather, the seasons, and the map of New Zealand. As the Government’s Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group…

COMMUNITY News

The Paekākāriki Green Dream gets Real

November 21, 2019

Work over the last seven years to create a green space to encourage Paekākāriki’s self sufficiency and strengthen community is now a reality with Paekākāriki Orchards and Gardens.This year this local open group secured a four year license from Kāpiti Coast District Council to use an acre of land at the northern end of the village for the benefit of the whole Paekākāriki community.Kāpiti residents are invited…

Parish Fair includes Art Auction

October 11, 2019

“It’s that time of year again for our annual Parish Fair.As well as all our favourite stalls, this year we are introducing an Art Auction. We will have plenty of tomato plants and seedlings at our plant stall. There are so many options for second hand items, with Thrifty Place, bric a brac, white elephant and our big book sale. Baking and preserves will be for sale…

Spring Fling for Reikorangi

October 7, 2019

Back by popular demand is the superb community event – The Reikorangi Spring Fling, being held at the Reikorangi Domain on Sunday, October 20, at 11 AM 2:30 PM.Put this on your calendar! Live Music from Bullfrog Rata and Co, Family Games, Devonshire Teas, Stalls, Pony Rides, Plants, Produce and more, lots of fun for all the family. Pet Parade at 11:15 with prizes! To register for…

ENVIRONMENT News

Nature RX – are you addicted?

September 18, 2017

The Kāpiti Coast’s parks and reserves offer many opportunities for recreation in different landscapes and settings.From quiet relaxation to energetic activity there’s something for everyone. You can choose from the hills, coast, forests, waterways or local urban parks to meet your skills and interests.Parks are part of the community and are free for everyone to use.The splash pad at Marine Gardens will be open from Saturday 23…

Te Horo and Ōtaki added to Kāpiti Recycling Area

September 3, 2017

Collection zones for kerbside recycling in Te Horo and Ōtaki have been extended.Licensed operators will now collect materials for recycling from the roads between Ōtaki Gorge Road and Settlement Road east of SH1 in Te Horo, and the loop and side roads from Waitohu Valley Road to Rahui Road via Ringawhati Road in Ōtaki.Solid Waste Services Manager Glen O’Connor says that the collection zone has been extended…

More than a slim chance for Waste reduction grants

July 30, 2017

Applications for Kāpiti Coast District Council’s annual waste reduction grants are now open.There are two different types of grants: waste levy funds for community projects and waste levy funds for new technologies and seed funding.The community projects category is open to community groups, businesses, Iwi/Māori organisations, educational institutions, neighbourhood groups of at least five households, and other community-based organisations. “The purpose of the community projects grant is…

LIFESTYLE News

Caught, Cut & Cooked being served at Otaihanga

June 23, 2017

This year’s Wellington On a Plate will have one event in Kāpiti and it promises to be a sell out.Kāpiti’s hunters, bakers, fishers and farmers present the best of the region’s cuisine. PartyPerfect Catering and Kāpiti Business Projects bring you this interactive lunch focusing on meat, kaimoana, sweet treats and local beverages, all served in an unrivalled spot on the bank of the Waikanae River. You’ll dine…

Kāpiti Trainer takes on Mens Health Week

June 13, 2017

Reality TV Personality and Kāpiti Functional HIIT owner, Elise Niu is giving away free group training sessions in Kāpiti as part of Men’s Health Week 2017.Back from the popular reality TV show, School of Training (Maori Television) which sees participants compete in extreme fitness challenges to take out the top spot of New Zealand’s best undiscovered trainer, Elise is now on a mission to get Kāpiti men…

New restaurant offers modern New Zealand cuisine in Kāpiti

June 12, 2017

The talents of Helen Turnbull and Eddy Kennedy look set to shake up the local dining scene with the opening their new restaurant on Paraparaumu Beach.The dynamic duo’s new venture 50-50 offers modern New Zealand cuisine with a global twist.”This means the best local produce blended with culinary tweaks, techniques and flavours from all over the world,” says Helen.The Michelin star experienced chef’s career has encompassed roles…

POLITICS News

Shan Ng the ACT choice for Mana

August 9, 2017

ACT has announced Shan Ng as their candidate for the Mana Electorate at the upcoming general election. The seat is currently held by Labour’s Kris Faafoi.Shan Ng, grew up in Malaysia and now lives in Thorndon, Wellington with her daughter Olivia and partner. She has worked in the ICT and telecommunication procurement sector, and is a qualified lawyer. She holds a law degree from Cardiff University and…

Kāpiti Chamber Outlines Priorities For 2017 Election

August 9, 2017

Economic growth, infrastructure and youth employment are high on the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce’s agenda for 2017, according to its election manifesto released this week.The Election Manifesto for the 2017 General Election comes ahead of the Chamber’s ‘Meet the Candidates’ event to be held on the 23rd of August, 7pm at the Coast Community Church, which will be an opportunity for Kāpiti’s business community to put…

Kāpiti’s former PM talks about Refugees

August 6, 2017

Former Prime Minister, and current Waikanae resident, Jim Bolger has joined fellow PMs Helen Clark, Mike Moore, and Geoffrey Palmer in making the case to increase the number of refugees allowed to settle in New Zealand.”There are no rational arguments against us being more generous. None at all. We can do it. We can afford it. And we can offer that hand of welcome and friendship,” said…

SENIORS News

ABBEYFIELD INTERNATIONAL

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…

SENIORS News

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…

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 AtKCDC SPORTSHALL & PARAPARAUMU COLLEGE GYMMAZENGARB ROAD, PARAPARAUMUBETWEEN 7PM – 8.30PM To be eligible players MUST BE Under 15 as of 31 December 2016All enquiries contact Rob Scriven 0274852094 [email protected] www.kba.co.nz

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…

TRANSPORT News

Train Operator deal signed with Transdev

March 21, 2016

Greater Wellington Regional Council, Transdev and Hyundai Rotem have signed a nine-year contract for the operation of the Wellington Metro Rail contract.The signing of the agreement marks the 14th current major public transport contract in the region for Transdev Australasia.The new Wellington contract is an addition to the Auckland rail contract which Transdev has been operating since 2004.The parties will operate, maintain and grow the Wellington rail…

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…

WHAT’S ON

Harpers Little Art Auction

August 13, 2017

Harpers Little Art AuctionSouthward Car Museum, Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti CoastSaturday 28 October 2017 6:30pm 10:00pmHarpers Little Art Auction will help to raise funds for 5 year old Harper Ahern’s journey with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), raise awareness of this progressive and severe neuromuscular disease and to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ (MDANZ).Many well known artists from around New Zealand have donated art to be…

What’s On Kāpiti – August 2017 – Zeal Music Box

July 30, 2017

Paraparaumu College and Zeal Music Box present a great night of entertainment this Friday with PC Singathon – (August 4) 3.30-8.30pmThe night will feature the Paraparaumu Barbershop chorus (they are superb) and quartets, food trucks and local musicians.Entry is Free.

YOUTH NEWS

District Wide Candidate Announces Exciting School Visitor

September 24, 2010

Kāpiti Kids Motivation Trust organiser Roger Booth, who is a District-Wide candidate in the Kāpiti Council election, has lined up a school visitor for next term. “Nathan Gray is a bit different from those we have brought into the district to inspire and motivate children in our 17 primary schools in the last three years.””We have described our visitors as sporting and cultural individuals or identities, and…

Mayor wants zero youth unemployment

September 14, 2010

Kāpiti Mayor Jenny Rowan says she will make youth and youth issues a key priority if she is re-elected.”Our young people are the future of the District and one of my key priorities is to work for zero youth unemployment,” she says. “As a community, we need to focus on both job creation and the development of skilled and reliable workers this is a serious challenge for…

New play equipment for Maclean Park

September 8, 2010

A new rope climbing tower will shortly be added to the existing playground equipment at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach, says Council’s Leisure and Open Spaces Asset Manager, Lex Bartlett said today.”This is part of our on-going programme of upgrading playground assets throughout the district. Maclean Park is one of the really well used playgrounds and that’s particularly the case in the summer,” he said.In order to install…

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