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Steady crowds greet Waikanae arts and crafts exhibition

August 25, 2010

The Annual Exhibition of the Waikanae Arts and Crafts Society was held in the Society’s Elizabeth Street rooms over the weekend of 21st and 22nd August.During the weekend a steady stream of people viewed the display of articles created over the past 12 months from the eight different craft groups of the Society and sales of those pieces offered for purchase went well.Two Guest Artists from Waikanae,…

Craft and Art

August 2, 2010

The current event of the Kāpiti Arts and Crafts Society is a Cash & Carry featuring a wide range of Craft and Art and is now open in Raumati.Exhibition and sale:28 July- 15 August 201010am – 4pmWednesday-SundayThe Kāpiti Gallery192 Matai Road,Raumati

Real Art Roadshow – strong Kāpiti connection

July 29, 2010

Labour MP Darren Hughes visited the Real Art Roadshow when it called in at Parliament. The roadshow has a strong Kāpiti connection through its key personnel and it was originally launched at Mahara Gallery in Waikanae.Mr Hughes arranged for its first visit to Parliament in 2007 and for Prime Minister Helen Clark to view the artworks. The Real Art Roadshow is two huge truckloads of real New…

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Kāpiti Chamber’s TA5: Health & Safety Gets Practical

August 21, 2016

TA5: Health & Safety Gets PracticalPresented by: Martin Laurs of Business CentralDate: Wednesday 31 AugustTime: 5.30pm to 7.00pmVenue: Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina StCost: Members $20 Non members $30 About your Presenter Martin LaursMartin began his health and safety career as a business consultant and trainer with ACC. His brief was to help “at-risk” industry sectors eg meat processing, forestry, wood processing, supermarkets and hospitals build their…

Record entries received for Customer Choice Awards

July 18, 2016

Entries in the 2016 Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards have closed and organisers are thrilled to confirm a record number of entries for this year’s Customer Choice Awards.Launched in 2013, the Customer Choice category has become a popular addition to the annual Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards. “Local businesses have embraced the Customer Choice Awards over the last four years,” says Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards Chairman,…

Digital Journey brings Stuart Dillon-Roberts to Kāpiti Breakfast

June 10, 2016

Electra Business Breakfast KāpitiBe Part of the Kāpiti Digital Journey – Technology is changing rapidly, lets go.Wednesday 6 July 2016 from 7.15am to 8.45amSouthward Car Museum$25 (incl GST) per personTechnology is changing at a rapid pace. Often it’s a struggle to find out what you don’t know. It can be difficult to decide what technology options are right for you or your organisation, and where to get…


Rotary hand up for Kāpiti Arts Centre

May 12, 2017

At a recent Paraparaumu Rotary Club meeting president Marion Patchett presented Kāpiti College principal Tony Kane with a cheque for $10,000 towards the building of the Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre.This is in addition to $30,000 presented last year being funds generated from the Paraparaumu Art Show Trust. In his acceptance Tony mentioned that they were some 90% of their fund raising goal and the building should be…

Kāpiti Toastmasters clubs are really something to talk about

May 11, 2017

The value of Toastmasters is enormous says Coastmasters President Nu Taramai.”Toastmasters is of benefit to anyone who wants to gain confidence and skills in public speaking.”Personally the two biggest benefits to me were being able to deliver my father’s obituary in the Cook Islands. My family had never heard me speak in public before and under very difficult circumstances the skills I had learned at Toastmasters help…


Possum control coming to Kāpiti

April 30, 2013

Kāpiti residents can expect fewer possums and more native birdlife as Greater Wellington Regional Council’s possum control programme begins on the Kāpiti Coast this year.Regional Council chair Fran Wilde says wider possum control on the Kāpiti Coast will improve the health of native bush and birds and the wider environment as a whole.”Few people will argue that possums are not a pest. They ravage native forests and…

How can New Zealand lifestyles become sustainable?

April 1, 2013

Research has shown that New Zealanders would need at least two Earth planets to sustain our current lifestyles compared with a ‘fair Earth share’ of one. Some estimates put this number as high as five Earths.Two papers released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand explore how many people, and to what standard of living, can New Zealand support sustainably. The papers argue that sustainability is…

Plenty of fun to be had at the Sustainable Home and Garden Show

March 22, 2013

Large crowds turned out in superb summer weather to enjoy the first day of the Sustainable Home and Garden Show being held in the grounds of Kāpiti Primary School in Paraparaumu.The Show has attracted a huge array of stalls loaded with great ideas for making your home and garden more sustainable.Sunday is day two and with more fine weather forecast this is an ideal opportunity to have…


Could a Kitchen Health Makeover be your answer for a healthy future

March 18, 2013

Could a Kitchen Health makeover change the direction of your health and that of your family?Recent statistics have shown that one in 5 people in New Zealand are pre- diabetic. Thatʼs a pretty hard core fact to face up to, given that this is one of the most beautiful, nature giving and developed countries on the planet! There really isnʼt anywhere to go from here but to…

Gloves are off for rider safety

March 17, 2013

Motorcycle riders especially those on motor scooters are ignoring safety warnings and not wearing the minimum of safety gear before travelling on busy city roads.An MTA survey carried out over the last two weeks found 51 percent of riders failed to meet basic, ACC-suggested equipment guidelines omitting things like gloves, appropriate footwear, trousers or jackets. The results are disappointing considering transport and safety agencies have been campaigning…


March 7, 2013

An independent survey commissioned by Baileys Original Irish Cream has found that New Zealand women are increasingly finding it difficult to take time out for themselves a symptom of modern day society’s ‘rushing women syndrome’.Half of all New Zealand women surveyed have less than an hour to themselves in any given day, despite the majority agreeing that more than two hours would be ideal. 10% of women…


Peter Foster backs Rob McCann for MP

March 29, 2014

Peter Foster has joined Labour’s campaign to elect Rob McCann as the next MP for Ōtaki. Peter is a well known local lawyer who lives in Waikanae Beach. In 2011 he stood for Labour in Ōtaki and despite late selection, gained a very creditable 13,920 votes. Rob McCann of Otaihanga was selected as the Labour candidate in December last year. He is building his bid for election…

Council cops heat over panel appointments

March 29, 2014

Salima Padamsey, representing the Coastal Ratepayers United (CRU) group, ruffled a few feathers at the recent KCDC meeting when she challenged the impartiality of the science panel set up to review the controversial Shand Report. “This Council, in April 2013, unanimously passed a motion of a creation of a science panel that would review Dr. Shand’s report on Coastal Hazards 2012. The key point in the resolution…

Public Chance To Speak on Legal Action against Ōtaki Pensioners

February 28, 2014

Two attempts by Kāpiti Councillor Jackie Elliott to have the legal proceedings started by KCDC staff in December 2013, against two Ōtaki residents and their contracted arbiter, have been thwarted by a lack of support by the Mayor and most of her fellow councillors.”The support of three elected members was needed to validate my call for an urgent extraordinary meeting to initiate calm, reasonable discussion around the…


Nippers to Olympians

July 21, 2012

The Olympics are just around the corner and Surf Life Saving New Zealand is proud to have a few of their own competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Swimming and kayaking are the two events where you can catch a glimpse of the ten talented athletes striving for success on the international stage.Tash Hind, Dylan Dunlop-Barrett, Andy McMillan, and Steven Kent all made it into the…

Top Sports Event for Kāpiti

July 7, 2012

Top grade hockey debuted at the Kāpiti Sports Turf at Mazengarb Reserve with the hosting of Wellington men’s Premier 1 Hockey championship games last Saturday. Kāpiti Turf trustee Dave Jennings said this notable sports event for Kāpiti has come about because we now have one of the best hockey turfs in the Wellington region. “The mix of visiting and local spectators enjoyed plenty of action on the…

Emily Teono off to Vegas for Basketball tourney….

March 19, 2012

Kāpiti College student and Kāpiti Basketball Association U17 Girls Rep Player Emily Teono has been selected by the New Zealand Basketball Academy for the U15 Girls Team going to a major basketball tournament in Las Vegas USA in July this year.Coaching Director Angelo Robinson offered his congratulations to Emily. “This is a wonderful opportunity and exciting stage of her Basketball career and future.”This year the New Zealand…


Peka Peka to North Ōtaki Expressway – Complaint laid with Ombudsman

May 13, 2010

It is now more than four months since the Te Horo Road Action Committee (THRAC) chair, Peter Curling, requested explanations and justifications in the wake of the road decision announced by Transport Minister, Steven Joyce.

Paekākāariki and Otaihanga bus service are now permanent

April 22, 2010

23 AprilTrial door to door bus services for Paekākāariki, Raumati South and Otaihanga residents have proved successful and are now no longer under review.Kāpiti’s Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Nigel Wilson paid tribute to the efforts of Paekākāariki and Otaihanga residents for using the services.”There is no doubt the increased usage helped save these services which have been rescued three times in the last two years. I am…