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Modern woman shines at Mahara

Modern woman shines at Mahara

The (Old) Waikanae Library might be a leaky mess on the inside but outside it…

June 25, 2020

Arts News

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…

Kāpiti Arts and Craft Society – A Familiy Affair

July 10, 2010

The Current exhibition of the Kāpiti Arts and Crafts Society is now on at the Kāpiti Gallery in Raumati.Talent runs in Families as highlighted by our current exhibition now showing at The Kāpiti Gallery – 192 Matai Road, Raumati. Name of exhibition: ‘A Family Affair’Where: The Kāpiti Gallery 192 Matai Road RaumatiWhen: 30 June to 25 JulyTimes: Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pmTheme: Work by Society Members…

Mahara Gallery on Show

June 26, 2010

The Mahara Gallery in Waikanae will be closed to the public for two weeks between 28 June and 10 July 2010 for necessary housekeeping, and will be closed on Mondays from 12 July 2010. When the Gallery reopens the following exhibitions will feature.Sue Soo Paintings11 July – 22 August 2010 Mayme Chanwai: Selected Works 2002-200911 July – 22 August 2010 Gerald Barnett: Still Love the ’50sNikolai Kokx:…

Business News

Electra Business Breakfast hosts Winners

January 10, 2017

Wednesday 1 February 20177.15am to 8.45amSouthward Car Museum$25 (incl GST) per personThe Electra Business Breakfast Kāpiti is delighted to be hosting ‘winners’ from the 2016 Electra Business Awards winners: 1.Small Business Winner & Electra Business of the Year GJ Gardner Homes Kāpiti/Wellington2.Large Business Winner Horowhenua Masonic Village3.Owner Operator Aspire SolutionsEach speaker will canvas what inspired them to enter the Awards, how they are including the Awards in…

Kāpiti Quake Building Risks Ongoing

December 13, 2016

While Kāpiti fared reasonably well during the resent large earthquake there are still many serious quake related issues facing building owners and tenants.Building owners and tenants dealing with quake-damaged properties need to be aware of changes to the health and safety environment, says the president of the Institute of Building Surveyors, Trevor Jones.”Changes to the health and safety legislation from April 2016 mean reinstatement work, post-Civil Defence…

COMMUNITY News

BNI Night for Kāpiti Mary Potter Hospice

February 4, 2018

The BNI Better Business group on the Kāpiti Coast is hosting a fundraiser in aid of the Mary Potter Hospice on February 21 from 7:00pm at the Jolly Pub on Mazengarb Road, hosted by the very excellent Ian Mate Klinac.BNI President Marc Hamilton says come along early and enjoy the legendary hospitality at the Jolly before an evening of questions, bingo and a charity auction all for…

Kāpiti call for emergency transparency

February 3, 2018

Community campaigner Dale Evans has recently raised the issue about confusing public warnings of natural disaster events.”If the siren goes off how are the public to know if it is for fire, flood, tsunami or earthquake,” says Mr Evans.Mr Evans is calling for complete transparency over emergency management on the Kāpiti Coast.”For instance, how do the public know which buildings are considered an earthquake risk. We all…

Coastella Music Festival Shines a Light on Mens Mental Health

January 17, 2018

Coastella Music Festival is looking to shine a light on men’s mental health awareness this year by supporting local Kāpiti charity Whirlwind.The charity, co-founded and managed by Kāpiti locals Ryan Edwards and counselor Martin Sloman, aims to enable men to positively embrace their mental health through the sharing of stories. Coastella Music Festival will donate the proceeds from the recyclable Globelet cup returns to the charity in…

ENVIRONMENT News

Something special for 20th anniversary of the English Teaching College

May 6, 2013

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the English Teaching College in New Zealand and they wanted to celebrate the occasion by doing something special for the community. They chose to spend the day with Wellington Regional Council parks staff, working the land and giving the environment a hand. On Thursday 9 May around 50 staff and students head off to Queen Elizabeth Park for a morning,…

Friends of the Ōtaki River – Newsletter

May 3, 2013

More Business Support Joining UsIt is with pleasure that I use this first FOTOR newsletter to update members on the activities and projects that are being carried out by this active and progressive group. The Ōtaki River is in a good condition, and we continue our strong partnership with Greater Wellington Regional Council to oversee the maintenance of the river. The Ōtaki Flood Plain Management Plan is…

Planting helpers welcome at Queen Elizabeth Park

May 3, 2013

It is the first planting day of the year for Queen Elizabeth Park this Sunday 5th May! Meeting place will be at the Rangers Office at 9:30am on Sunday. It would be great to get as many people as we can as there are 600 plants to get in the ground which are being taken to the site today. Simon Griffin will be there on the day…

LIFESTYLE News

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…

NEW ZEALAND WOMEN TOO BUSY FOR TIME OUT

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…

POLITICS News

Guy launches campaign for Ōtaki seat

August 13, 2014

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy has formally launched his campaign for the Ōtaki electorate at the Waikanae Bowling Club on the weekend. “I’m very proud to be the local MP for Ōtaki, and I’m proud of what’s been achieved locally,” Mr Guy said at the function, which was attended by around 200 supporters and Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee. “I want to push ahead with the Kāpiti expressway and…

Ōtaki electorate Candidates meeting Friday August 15

August 13, 2014

The Grey Power Candidates meeting focusing on the upcoming election will be held at the Senior Citizen’s Hall 1.30 pm this Friday (August 15) Cambridge Street Levin. List of speakers National: Nathan GuyLabour: Rob McCannGreens: Jack McDonaldNZ First : Darroch BallConservatives: Anne LovelockIndependant: Amanda Vickers

Party list fails to impress

July 29, 2014

Rob McCann, Labour’s candidate for Ōtaki responded to the news that Nathan Guy had moved up the National Party list ranking to a safe position.”Despite the botched botulism and factory farming cruelty scandals damaging our exports, despite Snapper-Gate and despite being absent from his electorate, Mr Guy is being rewarded by National. It’s a prize for towing the party line in lieu of representing our community, so…

SENIORS News

Local badminton team looking to improve

May 16, 2011

The Horowhenua Kāpiti badminton team remain without a win after the second round of the North Island Division 4 badminton competition.Travelling to Hamilton, the HK team took on Auckland first up. Mike Robertson, Mark Branagh and Johnny Snow all won their mens singles matches, and Vanessa Marshall won her ladies singles to give the HK team a good start. HK then lost all mens and ladies doubles…

Kāpiti Kids hit the beach for Fun Run

April 17, 2011

The popularity of beach races was underlined on Sunday when hundreds of Kāpiti Coasters took to Paraparaumu Beach for the Kāpiti Rotary Club’s annual Fun Run Day.The day had even more significance as it coincided with New Zealand Children’s Day.Kāpiti Rotary President Jim Dryburgh said he was very pleased to see such big numbers turn out for the run.”The weather was perfect and with well over 300…

Strong start for Waikanae Football Club

April 9, 2011

The Waikanae Football Club has made a strong start to the season with most teams being successful on the weekend.The Club’s senior team play in the Capital 2 division and followed up good pre-season form with a 2-1 victory over Tawa. The win was the second on end for Waikanae and puts them at the top of the league, equal with Upper Hutt City.Results from the weekend…

TRANSPORT News

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…