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Mahara Gallery features Adele Younghusband – Selected works

March 8, 2011

The next exhibition at the Mahara Gallery will display the works of Adele Younghusband.The Selected Works exhibition starts on 13 March and runs through to 1 May. It will feature 34 works selected from the collection of the Whangarei Art Museum.Opening Saturday 12 March, 5pm, all welcome, entry free.

Art of the Garden at Mahara

February 5, 2011

The Mahara Gallery in Waikanae is currently featuring a stunning exhibition titled The Art of the Garden.Nearly 60 pieces are on display, most are on loan from private collections but some pieces are also for sale.One stunning piece is Pohangina a 2011 work by Karl Maughan (see pictured). Directly opposite this work is Ross Ritchie’s Kāpiti from the collection of Gillian and Roderick Deane.Many of New Zealand’s…

Hands up for public art

February 4, 2011

Kāpiti artist Bodhi Vincent has created a superb sculpture featuring a new born baby nestled in a giant hand.The sculpture is on the front lawn outside the Kāpiti Police Station in Paraparaumu.The work, commissioned by the Kāpiti Voices Against Violence, is an outstanding and unmissable piece of public art.Mr Vincent says the sculpture has largely been a labour of love.The baby is carved from volcanic rock and…

Business News

Environmental risks make your business vulnerable, insurer says

March 16, 2017

Kāpiti has seen an increase in the number of pollution and contamination incidents in recent years, as has the rest of the country, and this means businesses are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the potentially high financial cost of such events, a leading insurance expert says.Delta Insurance general manager Craig Kirk says various combinations of traditional liability policies, albeit each coming with their own exclusions, only serve to…

Keeping your Mind on the Job

March 13, 2017

Wednesday 5 April 20177.15am to 8.45amSouthward Car Museum$25 (incl GST) per personThe more successful you are, the busier you become. And the longer you remain on the treadmill the more you suffer. The Electra Business Breakfast Kāpiti is delighted to be hosting Kerene Strochnetter to speak on mindfulness in the workplace.Responding to the demands of modern life, family, and work is a constant challenge. You might only…

Kāpiti to lead growth for Wellington Region

March 11, 2017

The Prime Minister has praised the new Kāpiti Expressway, calling it a platform for growth across the Wellington region over the next 30 years. Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Bill English, and MP for Ōtaki, Hon Nathan Guy spoke at Southwards Car Museum in an event organised by the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce yesterday to businesses, highlighting the opportunities for growth ahead of them. Prime Minister English…

COMMUNITY News

Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish-School Gala – giving thanks

November 1, 2018

Organisers of Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish-School Gala want to say thank-you to the Gala sponsors: Rutherford and Bond Kāpiti, GLO Hair, Vivo Hair Salon, Impact Hair Design, Chocolate Hair, Relish Caf, Kāpiti 10 Pin, High Tide Caf, Mitre 10 Mega Kāpiti, Gus Evans Nursery, and Kāpiti Nursery and Landscaping.Raffle results: Yellow Tickets: 1st Decorated Fruit Cake – Colleen King; 2nd Afternoon Tea Set Veronica Redman. Blue…

Police Recuitment Ad a Hit

October 25, 2018

New Zealand Police have just released another big-budget recruitment video, with hopes the humorous three-minute Q&A can replicate the success of last year’s viral offering. SEE Video Link Below.Dubbed “Breaking News”, the $480,000 ad poses and answers a variety of common – and not so common — questions potential police recruits may have.See Video: https://youtu.be/LjKxJeF13hk”I wonder if I can have tattoo,” a shirtless man with a mullet…

Kāpiti Rotary supporting Local Youth

October 23, 2018

Back by popular demand is the Rotary Club of Kāpiti’s annual Trailer Raffle fundraiser with proceeds going to support Kāpiti Youth Services and Life Education Trust and enabling students to attend inspirational events like Science Forum and Business Week.Funds raised also support young people attending Rotary youth programs Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN) and Rotary Young-Person Leadership Awards RYLA.Organiser Murray Lobb says the Rotary trailer raffle…

ENVIRONMENT News

Jubilee year for QE Park

January 15, 2014

In our Jubilee year it is important to briefly look back to realise that we have come a long way in 60 years.In 1953 Queen Elizabeth Park was not a pretty sight a few open paddocks, degraded dunes and wrecked bush remnants. A few hardy souls such as June Rowland and Daphne Steele and others started to nag the then Regional Council, suggesting that a special effort…

TV Takeback at Kāpiti College…

September 23, 2013

Wednesday 2 October10am 12 noonKāpiti College Hall$5 per television set (cash only)(of which $1 goes to Kāpiti Colleges’s Eco Action Group for garden supplies)Nominate Kāpiti College as your Enviroschool of choice and we could win a Samsung technology package!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In partnership with Earthlink, The Enviroschools Foundation and The Ministry for the EnvironmentEmail [email protected] if you can’t make that date

Pollen season delivers yellow sludge

August 21, 2013

A fine dusting of yellow pollen that coats the region and collects on water should not be confused with pollutants or unwanted discharges.During August and September large amounts of pollen are released from a variety of trees and pines in particular. In wet weather the pollen is washed from hard surfaces into drains and waterways where it collects in a thick yellow sludge on top of the…

LIFESTYLE News

Kāpiti health workers affected by law changes

May 5, 2013

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says the changes to employment law announced recently will be bad news for workers and the economy.The changes include a change to the Employment Relations Act so that employers are not required to conclude a collective agreement, allowing employers to opt out of multi-employer bargaining and removing the 30-day rule that allows new workers to be covered by a collective agreement…

Speaking out for disability access….

May 5, 2013

Below is the recent Speakers Corner address from Erica CooneyI’m here because the Council has not been completely honest about the Aquatic Centre – and our community needs to know some truths. I’m a member of a small hub of people concerned about the lack of equal access for the Centre’s main pool (Jan Lowe, Paul Curry and Michelle Laurenson are the others). It’s important to acknowledge…

POLITICS News

Mana MP Faafoi supports Roberston for leadership

November 14, 2014

Mana MP Kris Faafoi has spoken out about his support for Grant Robertson to be leader of the Labour Party.”Over the past few weeks, there has been quite a bit of commentary about Grant Robertson’s sexuality. In a number of cases, the Pacific Island community has been used as a vehicle to make a point. Quite bluntly, I find that offensive.”I was brought up in a traditional…

KCDC Rules Say All Can Attend Chief Executive’s Review says Councillor

October 21, 2014

“All eleven elected members of Council are able to take full part in this week’s CEO performance review according to our own rules ” says District wide Councillor Jackie Elliott.I am keen to end the widely held misconception that only a handpicked few, the Mayor, Crs Ammundsen, Gaylor, Welsh, Holborow and Bell have any say on who runs KCDC. “Six months ago after seeking legal advice, the…

Greater Wellington report highlights variety of work

October 8, 2014

The Greater Wellington Regional Council 2013/14 Annual Report, adopted today, highlights the wide variety of the work undertaken by the council.Chair of the Council, Fran Wilde, says the report provides a summary of the diverse projects and activities that GWRC is responsible for, ranging from emergency management, the Wellington City Public Transport Spine Study and flood protection to catchment management and economic development. Bulk water supply was…

SENIORS News

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…

TRANSPORT News

More work on Wellingtons rail network this weekend

August 9, 2010

KiwiRail staff and contractors will be hard at work again this weekend, making further improvements to the Wellington rail network. This will include ongoing upgrade of the overhead power system in preparation for the new Matangi trains, which are on schedule to enter service later this year. KiwiRail is also improving its railway signalling system, replacing a number of ‘track circuits’ in tunnels on the North Island…

Former Councillor says Air NZ staying away from Kāpiti

August 9, 2010

‘The truth will out’ is an old saying, meaning that if you wait long enough the proper sources will come to accept it, says former KCDC Councillor Don Briggs.Mr Briggs says the latest so-called breaking news that there is no possibility of Air NZ coming to Paraparaumu Airport has been known by those who have manipulated the situation and those who opposed it, from the first announcement.…

First of new trains arrives

August 2, 2010

Greater Wellington’s first new Matangi commuter train arrived at Wellington Railway Station on Saturday morning. The train was en route to the depot at Kaiwharawhara for testing.Over the next few months it will be able to be seen along the Hutt Valley and Kāpiti lines. It is expected to begin revenue service by December.The train is the first of 48 being built by Hyundai Rotem Mitsui for…

WHAT’S ON

March 2011 29th-31st.

February 28, 2011

March 2011 29th-31st… Kāpiti Sportspersons of the Year Awards 2011 (Paraparaumu)Nomination are now open (March 1) for the 2011 Pak’nSave Kāpiti Sportspersons of the Year Awards. The awards are open to Kāpiti residents from Paekākāariki to Ōtaki. Full criteria is set out in the nomination forms. The qualifying period is from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011. Nomination forms and more information are available from www.kapitilions.wellington.net.nz…

August 29, 2010