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Salem Foxx – a dancer with Attitude

October 11, 2015

Here’s the lastest update from Salem Foxx on the page “Ballet for a Boy Sydney 2015/16″I am lucky enough to be a finalist again this year for the Attitude Awards which are held in Auckland in December. I had a fantastic time there last year and meet some amazing people.It is such an honour to be one of three finalists for the Artistic Achievement Award.The Attitude film…

Business News

Kāpiti marks International Women’s Day as tech numbers grow

March 6, 2018

The worm has turned in the tech world as a wave of females are joining the tech community, according to national and global reports.This Thursday is International Women’s Day and executive director of Tech Women New Zealand, Edwina Mistry, says tech has never been more attractive as a career for females.Big data company Dexibit chief executive Angie Judge says half their staff are females, represented in all…

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…

COMMUNITY News

Kāpiti Hosts Moa Community Orchard Fruit Tree Masterclass

April 25, 2019

The public are warmly invited to a free workshop with Sarah Frater from Edible Gardens nursery, at the MOA Community Orchard in Raumati South.Learn about pests and diseases on fruit trees, plus a grafting demonstration and rootstock talk. Afternoon tea is provided.Koha is is appreciated to help with Sarah’s travel.Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kāpiti Playground Upgrades – Have your say

April 23, 2019

There are 49 playgrounds in neighbourhoods across Kāpiti, and each year a selection of them from across the District are upgraded.KCDC say they carefully monitor all our playground equipment to make sure it stays safe to play on. “This is measured against national standards, and each year we replace the equipment that’s reaching the end of its safe shelf life. “When we upgrade playgrounds, we do our…

Kāpiti Bird Club Show takes off

April 21, 2019

A stunning array of birds were on display at the recent annual Kāpiti Bird Show held at the Community Centre in Paraparaumu.Kāpiti Bird Club president Rob West says the Show was very popular and drew over 150 visitors.There was a spectacular range of birds of all shapes, sizes and colours and a soundtrack to match.”We are a socially oriented club and members vary from those with large…

ENVIRONMENT News

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…

LIFESTYLE News

Dogs in togs coming to Kāpiti

March 12, 2017

Kāpiti canines will be able to cool off at Waikanae Pool next week for the first ever Dogs in Togs summer swim event on the coast.Kāpiti Coast Aquatics is hosting the inaugural Dogs in Togs at the Waikanae Pool on Sunday 26 March from 2pm to 5.30pm.The first hour and half, from 2pm to 3.30pm, is for smaller dogs and large dogs are welcomed from 3.45pm to…

Kāpiti’s Otaraua Park Experience open to Residents

March 12, 2017

Kāpiti residents have a chance to check out the newest park in the district next week.Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting the community to the Otaraua Park Experience between 1 and 5pm on Sunday 19 March.Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says the Council is encouraging people to enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly activities and share their ideas for the future development of Otaraua Park.”As the district’s…

Community views wanted on Kāpiti playground upgrades

March 12, 2017

Kāpiti kids and those young at heart are been called on to give feedback about what they would like to see at their neighbourhood playgrounds.KCDC is undertaking its regular renewal programme for playgrounds in Kāpiti and will be upgrading Tennis Court Road in Raumati South, Weka Park in Raumati Beach, Marere Avenue in Paraparaumu, Hookway Grove in Paraparaumu and Waikanae North in Waikanae in 2017/18.Parks and Recreation…

POLITICS News

Open house at Kāpiti Council this Saturday

July 18, 2017

Kāpiti Council has an open invitation for residents to drop in to the Council Civic Building between 10am and 3pm this Saturday (July 22) for a range of displays, activities, talks and a lunchtime sausage sizzle.”We’ve got games to keep the kids entertained while you look around, plus you can pay your dog registration while you’re here. Most important of all, you can let us know what’s…

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…

SENIORS News

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

Sampson strong win for Ōtaki Trainer

October 11, 2015

Ōtaki Trainer Howie Mathews continued on his winning way when his stable star Sampson produced a courageous win in the $35,000 Egmont Cup at Hawera on Saturday.The six-year-old gelding, who hadn’t raced for eight months, proved too strong over the final stages to claim victory in a three-horse battle at the line.”It’s hard when a horse hasn’t raced for eight months. I thought they would go too…

Social Summer Hockey is all about Fun

October 11, 2015

Senior and Junior social summer hockey is starting soon. This is all about fun and new players giving it a go. We welcome businesses to join in too.More information is available about the junior year 5-8 summer hockey starting on the 2nd November. We are also running a social college/adult league designed for people wanting a bit of social fun and exercise new players/businesses welcome Starting on…

TRANSPORT News

A plan to move the Wellington region forward

January 18, 2015

People in the Wellington region are encouraged to have their say on a plan to help make the region more dynamic, productive and resilient through high quality public transport, new cycleways and some major roading improvements.Public consultation opens tomorrow (Monday 19 January) on the draft Regional Land Transport Plan.Fran Wilde, Chair of the Wellington Regional Transport Committee, says the draft Regional Land Transport Plan aims to ensure…

Short-list finalised for Wellingtons rail contract

December 31, 2014

Greater Wellington Regional Council has finalised a short-list for the tendering of its new rail contract.Greg Campbell, the Regional Council’s Chief Executive, says that after careful evaluation of Expressions of Interest the following companies have been short-listed. They are:Transdev Australasia Pty Ltd in a joint venture with South Korean-based company Hyundai Rotem. Transdev operates Auckland’s train service, Sydney’s light rail, ferries in Sydney and Brisbane, and bus…

New report gets Kāpiti Coast a step closer to cycle friendly communities

December 30, 2014

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the final report and recommendations of the Cycling Safety Panel. The Panel has been tasked with developing innovative, comprehensive and practical recommendations for how central and local government can ensure road cycling is provided as a safe transport option.LGNZ President, Lawrence Yule, praises the panel for approaching this review as a comprehensive national approach that does not just focus on the…

WHAT’S ON

Dogs in togs coming to Kāpiti

March 12, 2017

Kāpiti canines will be able to cool off at Waikanae Pool next week for the first ever Dogs in Togs summer swim event on the coast.Kāpiti Coast Aquatics is hosting the inaugural Dogs in Togs at the Waikanae Pool on Sunday 26 March from 2pm to 5.30pm.The first hour and half, from 2pm to 3.30pm, is for smaller dogs and large dogs are welcomed from 3.45pm to…

YOUTH NEWS

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…

Guy welcomes funding for local youth projects

June 12, 2010

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the $20,000 in new funding for three local youth programmes from the Ministry of Youth Development.

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