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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

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 mortgage broker Craig Pope makes top 10

June 30, 2018

Kāpiti mortgage broker Craig Pope has been named as one of the country’s top ten mortgage advisors for the second year in a row.Ranked 8th out of the best 15 advisors by NZ Adviser, Craig Pope is the highest placed Wellington broker, just one of two local advisors that made it onto the list. NZ Advisor determines the country’s top mortgage advisors based on the total value…

Kāpiti Chamber workshop on Campaigning with Social Media

June 6, 2018

Kāpiti Chamber invites you to a learning & development workshopCampaigning with Social Media Presented by: Anne & Glen Buttar – Wonderland FirmDate: Wednesday 13 JuneTime: 9.30am to 11.30amVenue: Coastlands Kāpiti Sports Turf & PavilionCost: Members $25 Non members $40 Are you posting to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter but not getting results? Are you spending hours trying to find the right content for your post only to find…

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…


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…

Cycling rodeo for Kāpiti kids

September 25, 2019

Jump on your bike at St Peter Chanel School’s free Bike Rodeo in Ōtaki on October 1 to kick-start the month-long Kia eke paihikara tātou Greater Welly Bike Fest. Greater Wellington Regional Council will host free events for all ages across the region to encourage people to improve their cycle skills.”Spring is the perfect time for people to grab their bikes out of their garage and fix…


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…

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…

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 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…


Kāpiti Teens Tip Ardern

August 4, 2017

On Sunday, July 30th there was a discussion held by the Kāpiti Labour Committee at the Kāpiti Uniting Church.The topic was Labour values.Two local college girls in the group sang the praises of Jacinda Ardern, saying she embodied what was important for young people in New Zealand, someone who could communicate a clear vision for the future. They also cited her enthusiasm and energy as appealing to…

Kāpiti needs empathy

July 29, 2017

Many might think the world is a harsh dog-eat-dog place where there are low expectations of democratic processes where the will of the people is subverted by the machinery of government, both national and local.In New Zealand we like to think we are different, that we are the land of the Fair Go, where community voices are not silenced but heard with compassion and understanding.It seems our…

Kāpiti threat to democracy questioned

July 24, 2017

Following revelations of the Horowhenua Council chief executive filtering and blocking emails, including those of the Mayor and councillors, local Kāpiti politicians are seeking reassurance the same anti-democratic activity is not happening here.Guy Burns (Deputy Chair) and Bernie Randall of the Raumati Paraparaumu Community Board are concerned that Kāpiti Coast District Council may be following the slippery slope taken by Horowhenua District Council by filtering and blocking…


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…

Kāpiti Runners take on Tarawera Trail Marathon

November 11, 2015

Several Kāpiti athletes will be among the large international field competing in the 2nd annual Tarawera Trail Marathon and 50k run and walk this weekend (14 November).In what must be one of the most beautiful tracks in world sport the Tarawera run and walk will start at Pohutu Geyser in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Field, Te Puia. From there, it’s ‘full steam ahead’ through Hemo Gorge and following…


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,…


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.

What’s On Kāpiti – July 2017

July 15, 2017

The Kāpiti WEA has announced its spring programme. July 29th Bryan Wells talks on the Battle of Waterloo at the Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina St, Paraparaumu, from 1.30 pm – 4 pm. Coast $30 ($20 for members)August Programme5 August Eastern Philosophy: Freedom presented by Prof Jay Shaw, 10 am – 3 pm, Presbyterian Church Hall, Waikanae $40 (members $30)12 August Modern Iran presented by Hamish McGragor…

What’s On Kāpiti – June 2017

June 22, 2017

What’s happening in Kāpiti this June


Youth employment cycleway project dumped

July 23, 2010

A $5 million government fund to employ young workers on cycleway projects has quietly been shelved after delivering just a quarter of the jobs envisaged. Prime Minister John Key and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett announced the $5.3m package as part of a larger programme of youth employment schemes at the National Party conference last year. It was to subsidise an estimated 500 youth working on the…

Online story competition starts for young Māori writers

July 13, 2010

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (The Māori Language Commission) encourages up and coming Māori language writers aged between 8-13 to participate in the Library Information Association of New Zealand and Aotearoa (LIANZA) te reo online interactive story competition being launched as part of Māori Language Week celebratory activities.The competition will end in Library Week which will take place from 16-22 August.Young Māori language speakers 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…