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Greater Wellington’s environmental award

Greater Wellington’s environmental award

Greater Wellington’s Low Carbon Acceleration (LCA) Fund, established to accelerate the action required for Greater…

May 12, 2021
Kāpiti Chorale and Brass Band join forces

Kāpiti Chorale and Brass Band join forces

The Kāpiti Chorale and the Kāpiti Brass band joined forces recently for a magnificent concert…

May 12, 2021
Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth hits record

Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth hits record

“Kāpiti Run for Youth has raised a record amount in 2021 of $24,619.19,” says Richard…

May 10, 2021
Challenge for Kāpiti Mentors

Challenge for Kāpiti Mentors

Kāpiti businessman Peter Jackson says the Challenge for Change mentoring programme was indeed a challenge…

May 10, 2021
Euan Mason wins Howard & Co Summer Series

Euan Mason wins Howard & Co Summer Series

Kāpiti Cycling Club President Gary Clareburt says this year’s Howard & Co Summer Series was…

May 9, 2021
Power failure stops trains on Kāpiti line

Power failure stops trains on Kāpiti line

Train services in and out of Wellington on the Kāpiti Line were stopped late this…

May 9, 2021

Lions Charity Book Fair

Lions Charity Book Fair

The Lions Charity Book Fair on Saturday from 8am-5pm at the Waikanae Memorial Hall is…

May 7, 2021
Grant Robertson serves up Budget

Grant Robertson serves up Budget

Thursday 3 June 2021 (note, not usual Wed) 7.15am to 9am | Southward Car Museum Post-Mortem 2021…

May 6, 2021
Rotary combines for Kāpiti Foodbank Appeal

Rotary combines for Kāpiti Foodbank Appeal

The Annual  Kāpiti Combined Rotary clubs’ Foodbank Appeal is being held on Saturday May 22nd…

May 6, 2021
Metlink is extending the Early Bird special for passengers

Metlink is extending the Early Bird special for passengers

Metlink is extending its offer of 25% discount for adult passengers who Snapper on buses…

May 6, 2021
Why social enterprise is important in our local economy

Why social enterprise is important in our local economy

Electra Business Breakfast will host Raechel Osborne, CEO and Board Member, Mike Styles of Kāpiti…

May 3, 2021
Bowling Autumn Leaves

Bowling Autumn Leaves

An opinion piece By Ian Powell I’m what’s known as a cricket nut (or cricket…

May 3, 2021

Arts 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…

Business News

Awards open for business

April 5, 2021

Entries for the 2021 Electra Business and Innovation Awards are officially open.As of Monday, April 5th 2021, the 27th consecutive awards programme has officially started, with entriesopening for local businesses until Sunday, May 30th 2021.Chair of Business Kāpiti Horowhenua Inc Brendan Duffy (who convenes the annual Electra Business &Innovation Awards) will be attending the Electra Business Breakfast on the 7th of April and theHorowhenua Business After 5…

Regulation Changes for Financial Advisors and Insurance Brokers

February 22, 2021

Kāpiti Broker Richard Andrewes says anyone giving financial advice services to clients will need to comply with the new regulations coming in to force on March 15, including insurance brokers. Mr Andrewes of Andrewes Risk Management says standards for financial advice conduct will be strictly enforced whereby an industry code of conduct for financial advices services requires disclosure to clients. “This is currently a major focus for…

Volatile times ahead for Kāpiti Business

February 19, 2021

Kāpiti Business with Stuart Ayres “Only 10 months until Christmas! We all want to forget 2020, starting with a clean slate for 2021. Whilst we seem to have escaped the direct hits so far, touch-wood, this new year is starting to unravel and we are beginning to experience the butterfly effect from a lack of material and stocks from our suppliers, increasing trend to online shopping, a…

COMMUNITY News

Why social enterprise is important in our local economy

May 3, 2021

Electra Business Breakfast will host Raechel Osborne, CEO and Board Member, Mike Styles of Kāpiti Youth Support (KYS) will speak about the value and importance of social enterprise in our local economy.Organisations like KYS are part of the daily fabric of many local families in Kāpiti. Their response to COVID and the reality of 2021 as an established social enterprise doing the mahi to support mental wellbeing…

Independent process review of Kāpiti Gateway

April 13, 2021

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has engaged consultants Martin Jenkins to undertake an independent process review of Te Uruhi – the Kāpiti Gateway Project. The review follows concerns raised by the community and elected members about how some project decisions were made and how they were communicated. Chief Executive Wayne Maxwell says engaging independent consultants to take a look at the Council’s project management processes is a…

Local community gets chance to participate in earthquake drill

April 12, 2021

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) is running a free event to help communities get better prepared for an earthquake. An earthquake scenario, along with a free sausage sizzle, will be held on Sunday, April 18 at Raumati South School – one of Kāpiti’s local Community Emergency Hubs. WREMO Emergency Management Advisor for Community Resilience, Renee Corlett, says in disasters such as a big earthquake, emergency…

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

Money and Sustainability ‘ The Missing Link

November 11, 2020

Kāpiti’s Deirdre Kent says facing the climate change emergency brings so much urgency and has issued an invitation to a webinar addressing money and sustainability. The webinar is hosted by Jack Santa Barbara of Our Climate Declaration. https://www.ourclimatedeclaration.org.nz/ Join us for the 5th webinar in our Economy of Enough series. See below for details. WEBINAR # 5 MONEY AND SUSTAINABILITY ‘” THE MISSING LINK Deirdre Kent, long time…

Putting the ‘heart’ in freshwater data is key to conservation

November 11, 2020

Greater Wellington Region Council is innovating ways to transform and humanise freshwater data to drive positive change, through CreativeHQ’s NZ GovTech Accelerator programme. Greater Wellington experts are coming to the end of the three-month programme that works with eight local and central government agencies to problem solve complex issues in low-risk, innovative ways.At the heart of the Greater Wellington project team’s problem is, how might we better…

Your vote for Bird of the Year

November 11, 2020

Greater Wellington councillors are singing the same tune, announcing their top five species for Bird of the Year 2020; kākā, tūturiwhatu (banded dotterel), kererū, tīeke (North Island saddleback) and korimako (bellbird). The Wellington region is home to many unique native species, but there is something to be said for these birds who have incredible resilience and are growing in abundance, says Greater Wellington councillor Ros Connelly.’This year…

LIFESTYLE News

Te Rama Country Estate in rare sale

November 4, 2019

Te Rama Estate in Kāpiti, one of New Zealand’s finest properties, is being offered for sale for the first time in 23 years and only for the fourth time since 1886. This is a rare opportunity to own an estate with a range of exceptional qualities rarely seen in one property.Te Rama offers total privacy and tranquillity and is located on a historic homestead site only a…

SENIORS News

Jim Bolger addresses Kāpiti OPC

November 22, 2019

Former Prime Minister and Kāpiti resident Jim Bolger addressed the Kāpiti Older Persons Council recently and his speech is reproduced here. The title of Mr Bolger’s speech is ‘The Journey to Age equality’ “Greetings all and I thank the organisers for their invitation to share a few thoughts with you this morning. I want to thank John Hayes for his welcome and acknowledge the Mayor K Gurunathan-…

WHAT’S ON

Kāpiti Kiwi Night Encounter

April 13, 2021

This is your chance to share in the night world of kiwi. Watch our birds as they emerge from their daytime slumber and engage in the nocturnal exploration of their outdoor enclosure. Every evening presents a new episode in the lives of our birds! Each Encounter starts with a kiwi presentation at our Visitor Centre. Your guide will then escort you to our outdoor kiwi enclosure where…

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 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.…

YOUTH NEWS

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…

Work Ready Kāpiti making a difference.

June 17, 2019

Proving the value in programmes such as the ones delivered by Work Ready Kāpiti can be tricky as students/youth move on and it can be hard to track the direct impact that the programmes had. So, it’s fantastic to come across a story such as this where a local Kāpiti youth has found employment in his chosen industry due directly to the Work Ready Kāpiti programmes.Eighteen year…

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