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Arts Festival features Van Gogh Alive

Arts Festival features Van Gogh Alive

Bruce Peterson is the Founder and CEO of Grande Exhibitions, which creatives interactive, immersive exhibitions…

August 23, 2020

Regular savings for long-term gain

Regular savings for long-term gain

As the economic impact of COVID-19 begins to be felt, there are growing concerns over…

August 22, 2020
Kāpiti Public Art Blessed

Kāpiti Public Art Blessed

Public art took pride of place this week with the blessing of the recently completed…

August 20, 2020
COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy

COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy

A two-week COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy payment will be available nationally for employers, including self-employed…

August 18, 2020

A Political Point of View

Coast Access Radio has a regular political interview programme hosted by local Kāpiti Coast man…

August 16, 2020

Arts News

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…


5000 new trees for Kāpiti thanks to Spade Aid

August 20, 2019

Hundreds of planters of all ages flooded into Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday, putting 5000 trees in the ground for this year’s Spade Aid event. Greater Wellington Regional Council hosted the event which was the biggest planting day in our regional parks this year. Greater Wellington Parks Manager Amanda Cox says it was a superb day with the plants going in the ground in just over two…

Kāpiti Foodbank in new home

August 7, 2019

Relocating has been a high priority for the Kāpiti Foodbank and the journey was recently completed with a move in to the Kāpiti Community Centre on Ngahina St, Paraparaumu.The Foodbank is open from 10am to 12 noon Monday to Friday and has significantly more space than the previous premises on Kāpiti Rd.Co-ordinator Kerry Lovell says the new building is much safer than the old building it was…

Kāpiti Parenting through the storm

August 7, 2019

Martin Sloman will be the guest speaker for Parenting through the storm – Monday Aug 10, 7pm at the Hub Tongariro Street, Main Building.Martin is an experienced counsellor originally from Wales and living in New Zealand since 2009.He works with people over many issues including anxiety, depression, life challenges, mentoring, grief and more.In 2010 he co-founded Whirlwind, a men’s mental health charity which seeks to enable men…


Low Carbon Kāpiti sets sights on Long Term Plan

July 1, 2017

New environmental advocacy group Low Carbon Kāpiti congratulates the Council on its latest environmental award, but says they need to do more to meet their carbon emissions target. The group, whose purpose is to spur more determined action to address the climate crisis, says the Council’s 2018-21 Long Term Plan is crucial for Council to walk the talk on cutting carbon and supporting its residents to do…

Kāpiti Marine Reserve – 25 Years On

July 1, 2017

Looking back over the past 25 years since the opening of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve on the 7th May 1992, its clear that there has been a sea change in community attitudes towards the protection of our unique marine environment.Protecting more than 2200 hectares across three different habitat types, including parts of the largest known Rhodolith beds in the country, Kāpiti Marine Reserve is one of New…

Short Mild Winter for Kāpiti

June 8, 2017

Kāpiti’s weatherman Murray Eggers looks at local weather patterns. “May’s weather was fairly middling, with no major events. The generally cloudy conditions of 2017 continued, and it was slightly cooler than average. Rainfall amounting to around 120mm, spread over the month, was about normal. Early risers might have noticed a couple of slight frosts. “The average daily maximum temperature of 15.9 degrees was down nearly 2 degrees…


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.


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…

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…


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…

Kāpiti hosts Chinese sports teams

September 13, 2015

The Wellington Chinese Sport and Cultural Centre (WCSCC) recently visited Kāpiti to take part in an annual basketball derby against teams representing the Kāpiti region.The event involved games for both boys and girls from as young as 5 through to 18. Hosted by the Hoop Club Kāpiti & KBA, the event was a roaring success with over 150 budding basketball stars taking part in entertaining, competitive, but…


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…

Easy to use fares and ticketing system will transform public transport

December 6, 2014

Kāpiti commuters are a step closer to getting a modern fares and ticketing system for Wellington’s public transport, where customers use one electronic payment system for all their travel now that a full investigation of the system has begun.A report to the Greater Wellington Regional Council meeting next Wednesday (10 December) says an integrated fares and ticketing system will transform the delivery of public transport in the…

Rail network going from strength to strength

December 6, 2014

Wellington region’s rail network is going from strength to strength with punctuality figures approaching record highs and growing numbers of people taking the train, as shown in the Wellington Metropolitan Rail Annual Report.The report, to be tabled at next Wednesday’s Regional Council meeting, shows that almost 95% of trains arrived within five minutes of their scheduled time. “Services are reliable and punctual and as a result more…


Accelerated Performance Fast Track Programme

May 7, 2017

Accelerated Performance Fast Track Programme9:30 2:30pmTuesday 9 May 2017Kāpiti CollectiveThe Pier 7A/32A Howell RoadParaparaumu BeachBuckle up and prepare yourself for a jam packed, action filled day.This fast paced, result focused one day workshop will provide you with all the power tools you’ll need to rev up your business results. The session will help you clear away the negative clutter and replace it with the positive clarity we…

Kāpiti ANZAC Day Services 2017

April 24, 2017

Dawn services Ōtaki Fall in at 5.45am at Ōtaki Memorial Hall. March to Memorial Park for service and wreath laying at 6am.ParaparaumuFall in at 6.20am at hospital gates, Tutanekai St. March to War Memorial Arch for service at 6.30am. Services will also be held at both Paraparaumu service cemeteries at 7.55am.Citizen’s parades and servicesPaekākāarikiFall in at 8.15am on corner Ocean Road & The Parade. March to Memorial…