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Renewed animal shelter for Kāpiti

Renewed animal shelter for Kāpiti

The recent upgrade to Kāpiti Coast District Council’s animal shelter is enabling the Public Spaces…

August 2, 2020

Arts News

LAST CHANCE FOR WELLINGTON WRITERS TO ENTER MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AWARD

April 1, 2013

Wellington writers have until Sunday 31 March to enter their unpublished work into the 2013 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Unpublished Manuscript Award – one of the largest prizes awarded for literature in New Zealand.The Award recognises writing talent in the mind, body, spirit genre.The Ashton Wyle Charitable Trust, in association with the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc.), will present a single award of $10,000…

D.H. Lawrence uncovered…

March 31, 2013

A previously unknown piece by celebrated literary giant D. H. Lawrence has been discovered in papers recently made available by the Alexander Turnbull Library.The discovery, by noted Lawrence scholar Dr Andrew Harrison of the University of Nottingham, comes after significant new works by Katherine Mansfield, including a complete and previously unseen story, were found in the same collection of papers. “The Mansfield and Lawrence material is part…

Transit of Venus seen at Mahara Gallery….

March 30, 2013

A superb exhibition, titled Transit of Venus, has just opened at Kāpiti’s Mahara Galley in Waikanae featuring the works of Sally Griffin.The exhibition opened to a substantial and appreciative crowd with a formal welcome from Gallery director Janet Bayly followed by addresses from guests; Educationalist and writer Andriani Somerset, and social historian Tony Simpson.When entering the galley you will be immediately struck by the vibrance and energy…

Business News

Kāpiti Coast Business Network – All Welcome

August 28, 2017

Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce invites you to their Kāpiti Coast Business Network:Date: Monday 11 September 2017Time: 5.15pm to 7pmVenue: Club Vista32 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu BeachNo need to registerJust arriveNo entry chargeBar charges applyInformalAll welcome Second Monday each month (except January) Short business profiles presentedNo requirement to be a Member of the Kāpiti Chamber to attendBring your business cards

Looking Forward at the Electra Business Breakfast

August 28, 2017

Wednesday 6 September 20177.15am to 8.45amSouthward Car Museum$25 (incl GST) per personThe Electra Business Breakfast Kāpiti is delighted to be hosting Prof Ian Yeoman who describes himself as a professional crystal ball gazer or futurologist specialising in travel & tourism.Tourism is clearly an important component of the economic wellbeing of Kāpiti. To have Ian speak from his experience and provide thought leadership on tourism in Kāpiti, is…

Tax seminars and workshops in Paraparaumu – Next session 18 September

August 28, 2017

Introduction to business seminarsStarting a business? Come to our free seminars to learn about:working smarter with our online servicesbusiness structuresincome taxexpenses you can claimgood bookkeeping tipsGST, and more.Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, ParaparaumuPlaces for these seminars and workshops are limited so booking is essential.To make a booking email [email protected] with the following details:name of eventdate and time of eventfull name and IRD number of who will…

COMMUNITY News

Kāpiti Coast Civic Awards Open for Nominations

March 28, 2019

The Kāpiti Coast District’s annual Civic Awards paired with the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are back again to honour the outstanding people who make our neighbourhoods and communities the special places they are. Mayor K Gurunathan says that while the awards are annual, this year’s round is particularly poignant in light of how New Zealand has been on the world stage over the past few weeks,…

Children got Movin for the month of March

March 28, 2019

Children were cheering for Movin’March this month with record numbers participating in this year’s initiative. The month-long event run by Greater Wellington Regional Council in partnership with local councils encourages kids in the region to walk, cycle and scoot to school.Kirsty Barr, Travel Choice Coordinator at Greater Wellington says participation and feedback from this year’s Movin’March has been fantastic. Almost 34,000 year zero to eight students from…

Pre-loved Clothing Pop-Up Shop

March 13, 2019

Pre-loved Clothing Pop-Up ShopWhen: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9 AM 4 PMWhere: Kāpiti United Parish Community Hall, 10 Weka Road (access off Raumati Road) Raumati Beach.Eftpos availableIf you love a bargain and want to support a good cause this is for you.Prices range from 50 cents to $10 for good quality pre-loved women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, with a few men’s shirts and trousers also…

ENVIRONMENT News

Anglers urged to vote in best interests of our fishing and hunting resources

October 6, 2015

The country’s anglers and game bird hunters are being reminded to make sure they vote in the Fish and Game Council elections.Fish & Game Communications Manager Don Rood says that because voting closes at 5pm on Friday (9 October), those who are eligible and haven’t voted are advised to do so online, rather put voting papers in the post.”We urge licence holders to take the time to…

Yellow sludge – just nature doing its thing

September 13, 2015

The yellow sludge you see on top of the water or lining the shores could well be a sign that plants are feeling spring in the air.Wind pollination or is the choice of many plants in New Zealand including pines and most grasses. These plants produce enormous quantities of light, dry pollen grains that can be carried on the wind. Only a small amount of this pollen…

Plastic Free July – simple rules

July 6, 2015

The ChallengeThe challenge is quite simple. Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July. “Single-use” includes plastic shopping bags, plastic cups, straws, plastic packaging…basically anything that’s intended only to be used once and then discarded. If refusing ALL single-use plastic sounds too daunting this time, try the TOP 4 challenge (straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles &coffee cup lids). The rules1.Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July.2.Remember it’s not…

LIFESTYLE News

Treat yourself to Kāpiti Isalnd

October 10, 2014

What a wonderful combination – Kāpiti Island Nature Tours are offering a weekend on Kāpiti Island combined with meditation – Treat yourself to a weekend in the beautiful environment of Kāpiti Island and learn the Nowspace Meditation techniques (Course starts 2:30pm on the 14th November until 3pm on the 16th November)…..See attachment for more details. Limited spaces, please book early to ensure you don’t miss out on…

Little health in snack bars

October 7, 2014

Snack bars promote themselves as a healthy and convenient kick start but a Consumer NZ survey of 35 snack bars found most were high in sugar and many had high levels of saturated fat. At the bottom of the table was Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bar Original, which was more than a third sugar and contained high levels of saturated fat. It also contributed little if anything to daily…

Pathway to Yoga – rejuvenate the body and free the mind

October 5, 2014

Pathway to Yoga – A class that aims to rejuvenate the body and free the mind from tension and fatigue. It is viewed as an introduction to the more traditional Yoga forms and as the name suggests, will provide you with a pathway into the world of Yoga through the use of the physical postures.Pilates – A mat class that incorporates dynamic moves to tone and strengthen…

POLITICS News

Guy Burns joins Kāpiti election race

July 22, 2016

Long-time local resident Guy Burns has announced he is standing in the local government elections for a seat on either the Raumati Paekākāariki Ward or the Raumati Paraparaumu Community Board.”I’m sick of seeing our rates rise steadily each year at an amount massively greater than inflation,” said Mr Burns.”Most ratepayers have relatively fixed incomes, yet, rates continue to rise high, year after year.There seems to be no…

Angela Buswell says strong leadership needed for Kāpiti Mayoralty

July 17, 2016

Award winning Kāpiti business woman Angela Buswell has announced her candidacy for the Kāpiti Coast mayoralty.Angela Buswell says, “Kāpiti is in desperate need of a strong leader who can take our community forward to a positive thriving future. The current council has given us no real direction and their vision is disjointed and fractious, as are the relationships between councillors themselves. Kāpiti deserves better than this, we…

Community Board member heads for Greener pastures

July 14, 2016

The Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board has resolved not to fill the vacancy left by the recent resignation of Deborah Morris-Travers.Ms Morris-Travers resigned from the Board following her appointment as Chief of Staff of the Parliamentary Office of the Green Party. She had been a member of the Board since 2013.Because the vacancy occurred less than 12 months before the date of the next triennial election (8 October 2016)…

SENIORS News

LWTC Kāpitis Own Ski Club / Has Your Class Been Yet?

July 22, 2013

Four hundred Kāpiti Coast and Horowhenua residents are the coowners of the Levin Waiopehu Tramping Club ski lodge on Mount Ruapehu. The lodge sleeps 32 in warm carpeted bunkrooms and sits with brilliant sweeping views just six minutes walk above the Whakapapa ski field car park. “The beauty of the lodge for families is the fact that we can come with young children, and enjoy home comforts…

Big Bang Adventure back again in 2013

July 21, 2013

Following last year’s extremely successful event the Big Bang 6 hour Adventure Race is back.Grab your friends, family and work mates and start training for this year’s Big Bang 6 hour Adventure Race to be held on 2nd November.This third annual event is already proving to be bigger and better than the previous two with a new sponsorship partnership between Swazi and Big Bang, “exciting things will…

Term 3 Basketball starts August 4

July 21, 2013

Hoop Club Kāpiti Junior Basketball Coaching ProgrammeRestarts for Term 3 2013 Sunday 4 August and runs through to Sunday 22 SeptemberKCDC Sportshall, Paraparaumu College, Mazengarb Road, Paraparaumu9.30 to 10.30am 5 to 8 year olds10.30 to 11.30am 9 to 13 year olds11.30 to 1.30pm 13 to 17 year olds Hoop Club SeniorsFor further information contact Angelo Robinson 9040142 email [email protected] RULES & REFEREE TRAINING CLINICSUNDAY 11 AUGUST 11.30am…

TRANSPORT News

Drivers concerned about fewer WoF inspections

August 18, 2012

Warrant of Fitness changes could impact on Kāpiti drivers and road safety according to a recent survey.Any changes to the current warrant of fitness (WoF) regime need to be carefully considered after a survey of drivers found the majority expressing some degree of concern that there could be a reduction in the number of WoF checks carried out. A recent telephone survey of 1,000 drivers, completed by…

New signs for Te Horo Crossing

August 15, 2012

KiwiRail are will be installing new signs at a Te Horo level crossing where a Somali community leader’s car was hit by a freight train in July.Adam Awad suffered serious head injuries and was left fighting for his life when his car was hit on a private rail crossing at Te Horo.KiwiRail are installing new standard signage at the crossing to improve safety and say there will…

Capital Connection – morning protest planned

July 24, 2012

Tomorrow morning (Thursday 26th July) passengers from the Capital Connection rail service will be driving to Waikanae Station to further highlight the failure of the NZTA to subsidise this vital commuter service from the Manawatu and Horowhenua. While this drive to Waikanae will show how inadequate the parking is at the station, it will also serve to highlight how the NZTA and the Ministry of Transport has…

WHAT’S ON

Paekākāariki School garden celebration and plant sale

October 21, 2014

From a dry kikuyu lawn a few years ago to a lush, abundant school garden this weekend, Kāpiti Coasters are invited to visit Paekākāariki School’s thriving garden and nursery. The school garden is holding its first-ever Labour Weekend Plant Sale this Saturday, benefiting from the local community’s expertise and commitment to growing. With Labour weekend the traditional time to be planting tomatoes, the students and parents have…

Open Weekend at Smarter Building Centre

October 20, 2014

We have opened the Smarter Building Centre which is a building products showroom. This is a similar concept to the Home Ideas Centre, although on a much smaller scale. This is to be our first major foray into a public Open Weekend. Here are the details:The Smarter Building Centre, 45B Te Roto Drive, ParaparaumuOpen Weekend 15-16th November 10am-4pm both daysCome and see exhibits of building products, award…

RAUMATI SOUTH SCHOOL GALA

October 10, 2014

Heads up Kāpiti folks – RAUMATI SOUTH SCHOOL GALA is onSATURDAY 22nd NOVEMBER this year.If you have any preloved books/clothing or toys we will be ready to receive items from SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER (TOMORROW!!)This year we have three separate locations for specific drop offs:TOYS – 2 Clunie Ave, Raumati South Saturdays 9-10am and Tuesdays 330-430pmCLOTHES – School Shed (located far corner of courts)Saturdays 10-11am and Tuesdays 330-430pmBOOKS…