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NZ could be a global digital health leader because of covid

NZ could be a global digital health leader because of covid

The covid pandemic is an opportunity to make New Zealand a world-class digital health technology…

April 13, 2021
Local community gets chance to participate in earthquake drill

Local community gets chance to participate in earthquake drill

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) is running a free event to help communities…

April 12, 2021
Waikanae Beach tennis hits 75 and is going strong

Waikanae Beach tennis hits 75 and is going strong

Perfect weather, an appreciative crowd and superb tennis was the order of the day as…

April 5, 2021
Funding available for events with Kāpiti flavour

Funding available for events with Kāpiti flavour

The Major Events Fund, a key action of the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Economic Development…

April 5, 2021
What lurks beneath Kāpiti?

What lurks beneath Kāpiti?

On the hunt for slow water leaks Kāpiti Coast District Council is about to shine…

April 5, 2021
Kāpiti winner in Design a Bus contest

Kāpiti winner in Design a Bus contest

Ellie, 11, from Kāpiti and Bill, 8, from Wellington were today announced as the winners…

April 5, 2021

Awards open for business

Awards open for business

Entries for the 2021 Electra Business and Innovation Awards are officially open.As of Monday, April…

April 5, 2021
Meccano Show draws big crowds

Meccano Show draws big crowds

Hundreds of visitors turned out to see the many displays on show at the National…

March 20, 2021
Kāpiti Recycling to get Makeover

Kāpiti Recycling to get Makeover

Kāpiti Rotary Club president Shirley Stratton led a large team of volunteers in assembling and…

March 17, 2021
Kāpiti hosts National Meccano Exhibition

Kāpiti hosts National Meccano Exhibition

Kāpiti is to host the National Exhibition of Meccano this weekend with displays on view…

March 15, 2021
Kāpiti Council green lights controversial Gateway

Kāpiti Council green lights controversial Gateway

After a meeting which lasted nine hours, Kāpiti councillors voted 7-4 on Thursday in favour…

March 2, 2021
Kāpiti raves for Gold Dust Woman

Kāpiti raves for Gold Dust Woman

The Gold Dust Woman Show had a good deal of hype leading up to the…

February 26, 2021

Arts News

Major funding boost for Mahara Gallery

June 1, 2020

The project which seeks to transform Mahara Gallery to bring it up to professional gallery standard has received a major boost following donations this year totaling some $270,000. Mahara Gallery Trust Board Chairman, Professor Les Holborow, says the latest donation of $100,000 from an anonymous local donor, has been a welcome addition to three substantial donations received since the beginning of the year. They include Professor Holborow’s…

Review of Kāpiti production Parihaka

March 15, 2020

‘Parihaka’ – A Kāpiti College Multi-Curricular Production Reviewed by Te Aniwaniwa Black. Kāpiti College’s multi-curricular production ‘Parihaka,’ written by Paora Trim and Nicola Easthope, is a fictional account of real life events based on the invasion of Parihaka, November 5th, 1881 and also known as ‘Te Rā o te Pāhua’ or ‘The Day of Plunder.’ In the intimate ambience of the Coastlands Theatre, the first scene opens…

Business News

Maxi Carpet Services named Kiwi Business Heroes for 2020

February 1, 2021

Kāpiti-based Maxi Carpet Services has been named the Web Genius Kiwi Business Heroes for 2020. The Kiwi Business Hero Awards are run by national web marketing firm, Web Genius, with entry open to all the company’s clients around the country. This year’s finalists included businesses from Kāpiti Coast, Nelson, Christchurch and Wellington, operating in industries such as beauty therapy, home heating, photography and scaffolding. The judges were…

Chris Wilkinson – Re-imagining Kāpiti

January 23, 2021

Chris Wilkinson is the Managing Director of First Retail Group – a specialist strategist that works with consumer-facing organisations and destinations to interpret opportunity, drive performance and navigate risk. The award-winning company is based in Wellington and operates globally.The Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce has invited Chris to speak at its BA5 in February. Chris leads the company’s major projects and is a trusted advisor to Corporates, Boards,…

Build Business – Make Money – Eat Breakfast

January 23, 2021

Wednesday 3 February 2021 7.15am to 8.45am | Southward Car Museum$35 (incl GST) per person Electra Business Breakfast is hosting Tony Henderson-Newport, Chief Kiwi of PopUp Business School Aotearoa. As 2021 is a bold new frontier so let’s explore our Kiwi post COVID business universe with the natural enthusiasm from this little dynamo. Many of you will be repositioning your New Year business and personal resolutions… but… what are your predicted…

COMMUNITY News

Meccano Show draws big crowds

March 20, 2021

Hundreds of visitors turned out to see the many displays on show at the National Meccano Exhibition at the Waikanae Memorial Hall on Saturday. The show continues from 10am-4pm on Sunday. Organiser Reg Barlow says the event has been great for Kāpiti. “We have had great numbers coming through the door, many hundreds and we expect the same on day two. We have people exhibiting from Auckland,…

Kāpiti Recycling to get Makeover

March 17, 2021

Kāpiti Rotary Club president Shirley Stratton led a large team of volunteers in assembling and delivering new recycling bins throughout Kāpiti. Kāpiti residents will now have received the new Waste Management recycling bins (Please note – these apply to Waste Management customers only) – links below explain collection times and usage. “At a recent community event, where Kāpiti Rotary members were highly visible, a club member was…

Kāpiti hosts National Meccano Exhibition

March 15, 2021

Kāpiti is to host the National Exhibition of Meccano this weekend with displays on view both days at the Waikanae Memorial Hall. Organiser Reg Barlow says this is a great opportunity for visitors of all ages to reminisce about favourite toys from the past with over 100 working models on display. “Meccano is more than just a hobby. Come and have a look at toys of yesteryear.…

ENTERTAINMENT News

Review of Kāpiti production Parihaka

March 15, 2020

‘Parihaka’ – A Kāpiti College Multi-Curricular Production Reviewed by Te Aniwaniwa Black. Kāpiti College’s multi-curricular production ‘Parihaka,’ written by Paora Trim and Nicola Easthope, is a fictional account of real life events based on the invasion of Parihaka, November 5th, 1881 and also known as ‘Te Rā o te Pāhua’ or ‘The Day of Plunder.’ In the intimate ambience of the Coastlands Theatre, the first scene opens…

ENVIRONMENT News

A friendly face at Raumati Beach

September 20, 2020

A recent visitor to Kāpiti is this baby fur seal spotted at Raumati South by superb photographer Karl Webber. There have been several seals seen recently along the Kāpiti Coast. New Zealand fur seals or kekeno often come ashore in winter to rest, Female seals would leave their pups alone for up to 20 days while they foraged at sea. Fur seal numbers were growing and the…

Call for feedback on new by-laws to ramp up harbour safety

September 10, 2020

Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking to make our regional harbours safer for communities following approval by its Environment Committee’s proposed amendments designed to ensure national consistency, reduce risk and improve safety measures on the water. Public feedback is being sought on the proposals, which would amend the Wellington Regional Navigation and Safety Bylaws 2009, the laws which are designed to improve safety on the water. Greater…

SENIORS News

Cody Turner wins shoot-out at Club Vista

August 31, 2020

Fans of quality attacking snooker were served up a treat in the final of the recently completed Club Vista A Grade Snooker Championship.The tournament, which attracted an invitation field of 16 top class players, was played at the Club Vista venue at Paraparaumu Beach.Included in the line-up were former National Snooker Champions Harry Haenga and Steve Robertson, the ever brilliant Jack Lemon and former winners Ron Wilkie,…

WHAT’S ON

Spring Fling in Reikorangi

October 15, 2020

Following last year’s successful event the Reikorangi Residents Association are again presenting their Spring Fling! Country Fair.Organisers say there will be plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.”It really is a fun day in the countryside and right on your doorstep. Reikorangi is a lovely rural village and the Spring Fling is the perfect time to visit.”The Spring Fling is real country fun for everyone…

Be prepared Kāpiti

October 14, 2020

Tomorrow is our National earthquake drill ShakeOut and the Kāpiti community is being reminded about making sure they are prepared.Kāpiti Coast District Council Emergency Controller James Jefferson says after the year we’ve been through people would be forgiven for thinking that nothing else major could happen but New Zealand is always at risk of earthquakes and our coastline at risk of tsunami.’We saw during lockdown how much…

Wetland expert is speaker for Friends of QEP AGM

September 20, 2020

Wayne Mitchell, Chair of the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park says the group is pretty excited about the speaker they have for the AGM this year. “Dr Abbie Spiers, a wetland expert, writer and communicator, is a passionate and inspiring young scientist who spends her time lobbying local authorities about better protecting peatlands and waterways in the Wellington region. “She is particularly active in the Upper Hutt…

YOUTH NEWS

Kāpiti Youth Service Van robbed

August 22, 2019

“On Tuesday this week our Stepping Stones girls group went out for what was supposed to be a great day of outdoors adventure, fresh air, good times and learnings at Ōtaki ForksInstead, while they were out walking the KYS van was broken into and all the girls gear was stolen – including their phones, laptops and school uniforms.”We are enormously frustrated by the inconvenience and cost this…

Zoe Marychurch Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019

July 16, 2019

Of the career options available to young New Zealanders, one which has a growing future is Viticulture. Below is a story of a young southerner who is making a mark in the industry.Zoe Marychurch became the Bayer South Island Regional Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019 on 12 July following the competition held at Greystone in North Canterbury.This competition is open to all contestants from North Canterbury,…

Kāpiti Employers and Students get Speed Dating

July 9, 2019

There is a great opportunity to make valuable connections when Kāpiti employers and students get together for a speed dating style event.If you are a student currently studying at Paraparaumu College and looking to make some valuable connections with local employers, whilst practicing your interview skills then this is the event for you.The Work Ready Kāpiti #EmployerMeet events bring together a host of local employers, representing a…

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