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Cadenza Choir in Kāpiti Concert

Cadenza Choir is the newest choir on the Kāpiti Coast.Cadenza are inviting the public to…

July 12, 2020

Fewer people to face end of year tax bills

The Government is moving to ease financial stress for around 149,000 taxpayers by changing the…

July 9, 2020

Kāpiti Coast Business Network

Kāpiti Business – Kāpiti Coast Business Network at Tuatara Brewery Tap Room on July 13.The…

July 6, 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…


Waikanae Grant Applications available

May 23, 2018

Waikanae community organisations can apply for a funding boost through the Waikanae Community Board’s annual Capital Improvement Fund grant. Applications are now open for this year’s grants totalling $24,000.Grants are made for capital projects that will benefit a significant portion of the Waikanae community. That includes projects like upgrades to property and buildings or purchase of equipment. Details of the full criteria and how to apply are…

Free Curtains for Ōtaki Homes

May 23, 2018

Kāpiti District Council, Energywise Ōtaki, Citizens Advice Bureau, Ōtaki and the Wellington Sustainable Trust have arranged for free thermal curtains for Ōtaki residents holding a Community Services card.Good curtains can go a long way to keeping your home warm during winter. Power bills can be lower just by having good thermal curtains. Thermal curtains are curtains that are lined with two or more linings.If you have a…

Kāpiti Genealogy group to meet

May 5, 2018

The next meeting of Kāpiti Genealogy will be held from 7pm on Tuesday May 22 at Kāpiti Community Centre, Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu.Topic: Collaborative Online Family Trees (following short AGM) All welcome. Visitors $3.00 ALSO May meeting of KapGen Day Group will be held from 1.30pm on Wednesday 16 May at Waikanae Baptist Church, Te Moana Road. For this month only please note change of day and time.…


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…

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,…



March 24, 2013

Kiwis keen to give a gift sweeter than chocolate this Easter can purchase an ‘eggstraordinary’ gift by buying 2 dozen Cheep as Chicks for a family in need through TEAR Fund’s – Gift for Life.While most Kiwis are set to enjoy a bounty of delicious chocolate eggs this Easter, many children in the developing world will not. International aid and development agency, TEAR Fund, is offering a…

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…


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…


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…

Kāpiti Kite Surfing

March 20, 2011

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Pak ‘n Save in the Swim

March 14, 2011

Mayor Jenny Rowan has welcomed Kāpiti Pak ‘n Save’s recent $400,000 contribution to the Aquatic Centre, describing it as “a tremendous boost both for the centre and the District.””This is a major milestone and sends a very positive signal to other donors and potential sponsors that we’re on our way and we’re serious about having an Aquatic Centre Kāpiti can be proud of.””Pak ‘n Save has trusted…


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…