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Open letter to TVNZ One News

To TVNZRecently, you chose 5 of the 9 small, registered political parties to interview for…

June 12, 2020

Appreciation for Raumati Pharmacists

Editor,Whilst welcoming Martin Lowis as the new owner of Raumati Pharmacy, I must record our…

June 11, 2020

Kāpiti Island Gateway naysayers unite

Editor,The Mayor is promising an outstanding new “gateway to Kāpiti Island”. In his column of…

June 11, 2020

Gateway needs to be iconic

Editor,I am very disappointed in the renderings of the proposed Kāpiti Island Gateway building.What a…

June 10, 2020

Art boggles mind

June 10, 2020

Ka pai Kāpiti

June 8, 2020

Arts News

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…

Business News

Good weather ahead small firms show confidence

October 17, 2016

Spring is in the air for New Zealand’s small businesses, many of who are seeing fine economic weather ahead. However, a lack of skilled staff is putting a strain on growth, according to ANZ’s quarterly Business Micro Scope survey of small firms.A net 17% of respondents – up from 8% in June – say they are confident about the business environment in the year ahead. Within this…

Kāpiti – The times, they are a Changin’

October 16, 2016

Electra Business Breakfast – KāpitiDemographic Change: What does it Mean for our Population, Economy and BusinessWednesday 2 November 20167.15am to 8.45amSouthward Car Museum$25 (incl GST) per personThe Electra Business Breakfast Kāpiti is delighted to be hosting Prof Richard Shaw of Massey University. Come along and hear an address from Richard on the impacts of demographic change and the evolving nature of work on the economy and business…

Kāpiti can make the most of cyber security skills shortages

October 16, 2016

New Zealand is facing a security skills shortage, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.Kāpiti has produced a number of successful start up companies in this industry and it appears there are plenty of opportunities to expand and at the same time upskill many young Kāpiti students looking for a future in the tech industry.Muller will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the hidden threat of the growing…


Richard Calkin goes MoBro

November 9, 2017

If many of your friends and neighbours have seemed a bit more hirsute recently they may well be taking part in the successful Movember Campaign.Kāpiti’s Webgenius empresario Richard Calkin has joined the campaign alongside others like former All Black captain Richie McCaw and Black Caps coach Shane Bond in support of Movember.Mr Calkin, a former national hockey rep, says New Zealand men are facing a health crisis…

2017 Combined Kāpiti Lions Monster Bookfair

October 6, 2017

This year’s Kāpiti Lions Monster Bookfair is on Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th of October.This is one of Kāpiti’s major annual events with sixty-five-thousand books on sale at the Waikanae Memorial Hall. The doors will be open from 8am to 6pm on Saturday and on Sunday from 9am to 2pm. There will be more than enough to satisfy everyone, with plenty of fiction, travel, sport,…

Waikanae Playcentre Garage Sale – all welcome

September 25, 2017

This Saturday (September 30) the Waikanae Playcentre are holding a Garage Sale and this is a great chnace to grab a bargain and support this fabulous Playcentre.The Garage Sale will be on Rain or Shine.Waikanae PlaycentreGarage Sale2 Hira Street7:30am-12pmSaturday, 30 September 2017


Is public reserve land about to be lost

May 22, 2013

There is a developing controversy over Kāpiti Council plans to legitimise a structure damaging land around the Wharemaku Stream.The land involved is Reserve Land separating Coastlands two shopping buildings over which exists a link. It was vested in Council when the block was subdivided in the 90’s. It seems Council’s intention is to legitimise a three year old 12m wide retail structure that has caused significant harm…

Lions spotted in Paekākāariki

May 6, 2013

A resident has reported seeing lions at the Paekākāariki end of Queen Elizabeth Park.”I was just sitting there quietly feeding the flamingos when a large lion emerged from the undergrowth. It was most disconcerting,” said the resident who did not wish to be identified (his name is Fred Smith from the Parade, Paekākāariki).The unidentified resident (Fred Smith) said he had often suspected there were lions in the…


Celebrate the 60th jubilee of Queen Elizabeth Park

January 2, 2013

Celebrate the 60th Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth Park.Join us for a guided walk around the lesser-known areas of the park. Learn about the recently upgraded US Marines memorial. Suitable for an easy fitness level.There will be spot prizes from Dwight Outdoors.Meet at the Park Rangers Office.When:Saturday, January 19, 2013 9:45 am – 11:30 amWhere:Park Rangers Office, Queen Elizabeth ParkState Highway 1ParaparaumuCost:FreeContact:Mathew Walsh(04) 830-4041

The El Rancho Summer Carnival

January 2, 2013

School Holiday Kids Camps Summer CampTheme The El Rancho Summer CarnivalCome one come all to the greatest show on Earth. There’s a genuine excitement as the Ringmaster takes the stage to deliver his opening statement. The acrobats, clowns, elephants, lion tamers all wait in the wings, ready for the show to start. The question is, are you ready for the show to start?Send your kids away for…


Transport meeting for Kāpiti

August 25, 2014

Green Party MPs Julie Anne Genter and Jan Logie will be in Kāpiti at a special public meeting to discuss their transport plans.The meeting starts at 7.30pm on Monday September 8 at the Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina St, Paraparaumu. All Welcome.

McCann Campaign officially launched

August 25, 2014

Labour candidiate for the Ōtaki electorate Rob McCann says the campaign is heading for the home run and the campaign team and volunteers have been very busy. “This week is no exception with two MP visits and two candidate debates. If you want to see what we’re up to, check the Facebook page or the meet the candidate tab on the website.””Last Sunday we launched our campaign…

Rob McCann speaks on Senior Citizen’s Policy

August 25, 2014

“Our electorate has the oldest average age in New Zealand, so the release of Labour’s Senior Citizen’s Policy is of significant interest to many within the electorate,” says Rob McCann, Labour Candidate for the Ōtaki Electorate.”As we are all going to get older, how we care for our elderly affects every single one of us. “Many will be wondering why those who work in the aged care…


World Cup comes to Kāpiti….{more}

March 14, 2012

This week the Rugby World Cup stopped into Kāpiti as part of the national tour. The Web Ellis Trophy was accompanied by HSBC World Sevens Trophy and the Women’s Rugby World Cup which is also held by New Zealand.Hundreds enjoyed the fine weather to visit the Coastlands carpark where a huge black marquee housed the trophies. Hurricanes Rugby players and promoters were on hand to keep the…

Kāpiti Basketball Players Aiming High and Achieving Well

February 27, 2012

Three Kāpiti players Jacinta Beckley, Kristian McLeod and Brooke Mason were all once again selected for the Basketball New Zealand Age Group Koru Teams that played in Australia in January.The Koru Teams are selected from players all over New Zealand so these three achievements to be selected last year and this year is fantastic.The Tournament was held in Albury in Melbourne Australia in January the competition tough…

Waikanae AFC – Coaching Positions

November 30, 2011

If you are interested in Coaching any of the following Waikanae AFC Teams please email your contact details to the Club.Juniors – 12th Grade Promo, 13th Grade JPL, 13th or 14th Grade Promo.Seniors – Mens First Team (Wellington Capital 2), Men’s Reserve Team (H/K Division 1), Womens First Team (Wellington Premier League), Womens Reserve Team (Wellington Division 2).Please either email your contact details to [email protected] or alternatively…


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…