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‘Viola Vincent Reporting’

March 27, 2010

There was a loud crack as the handlebars snapped off. Caitlin watched as her mother, with a surprised look on her face, somersaulted through the air like some bizarre circus performer, before landing with a dull thud on her back.The accident that almost killed her mother seals Caitlin’s own destiny. And when she meets a kick-butt reporter and a ghost from the past, the drama really begins…

Arty August is back at the libraries

January 1, 2010

Arty August, a celebration of arts and crafts at Kāpiti Coast District Libraries, will be offered again this year at all three facilities Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Ōtaki.With the development of a literary festival by the Kāpiti Coast Friends of the Library, the decision was made to interchange these two events, offering them every other year.Artists and crafts people who would like to display their work, and how…

Business News

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…

Kāpiti Coast Business Network

May 31, 2016

Kāpiti Chamber invites you to their Kāpiti Coast Business NetworkDate: Monday 13 June 2016Time: 5.15pm to 7pmSpeakers: Ben Fardey, Buzzwords & Mike Olsen, Club VistaVenue: Club Vista32 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu BeachNo need to register, Just arriveNo entry charge, Bar charges applyInformalAll welcome Second Monday each month (except January) Short business profiles presentedNo requirement to be a Member of the Kāpiti Chamber to attendBring your business cards

Kāpiti Business Breakfast – Andrew Little on How to Restore the Kiwi Dream

April 27, 2016

Electra Business Breakfast KāpitiHow to Restore the Kiwi Dream – With Leader of the Opposition Andrew LittleWednesday 4 May 2016 from 7.15am to 8.45amSouthward Car Museum$25 (incl GST) per personElectra Business Breakfast Kāpiti is delighted to be hosting Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Little and Kris Faafoi, MP for Mana on Wednesday 4th May 2016. Andrew Little will be speaking about “The future of the New Zealand…


Kāpiti Councillor sees homelessness in Auckland

August 11, 2017

This week I attended my second annual Local Government NZ Conference in the five years that I have been an elected representative.This one was a Skycity Auckland, and a chance to observe the logistics of the Skycity operation really appealed to me. It was a brilliant opportunity to bring the latest in local Government ideas back to KCDC’s senior management team, but my most valuable lessons were…

Neill Inkster – a gentleman passes

July 23, 2017

Neill Inkster, one of New Zealand’s most well known Rotarians and a prominent member of the Kāpiti Rotary Club for 14 years, passed away last week aged 91 years. Neill joined Masterton Rotary club in March 1955. After being Club President he became the District Governor (DG) in 1974/75. He was involved in a project in Tonga and lead a study team to China in the early…


Former Kāpiti Councillor delivers Fluoriude message

March 21, 2013

Former Kāpiti Councillor Peter Daniel delivered a strong message to KCDC this morning (20 March) on the inclusion of fluoride in the Kāpiti water supply. Mr Daniel’s speech is below:Hello to you Madame Mayor and CouncillorsMy priority has always been in the living and it is the lives and health of the people of Kāpiti that drew me into this cauldron of lies and deception!I have never…

Electric truck’s first public appearance at Kāpiti show

March 20, 2013

New Zealand’s first electric rubbish truck will have its public debut at the Council-sponsored Sustainable Home and Garden Show this weekend (23-24 March).The compactor truck is being built by Zero Emission Vehicles and Kāpiti will be the first council in the country to add an electric rubbish vehicle to its fleet.”Not only will this vehicle reduce carbon emissions and our dependence on imported fossil fuels, it will…

Park visitors need to heed fire bans

January 12, 2013

The Greater Wellington Regional Council is calling for people to heed the fire bans in the region’s Parks following a small fire at Porirua’s Whitireia Park’s western beach on Sunday 6 January.The driftwood fire flared up in the late afternoon, covering an area of about 20×30 metres. It was attended by the New Zealand Fire Service and the Wellington Volunteer Bushfire Force, who put the fire out…


Entertain the Kids with Free or cheap Events this January

December 12, 2012

Keeping your kids entertained and occupied during January is easy with a bumper month of free or cheap events in the Wellington Regional Council’s Great Outdoors Summer Events 2013 programme.There’s no need for anyone to go stir-crazy in January says Cr Nigel Wilson, Chair of the Regional Council’s Social and Cultural Wellbeing Committee. “Our events will please even the most energetic, and/or discerning youngsters, and of course…

Dont forget your car seat!

December 12, 2012

With the silly season in full swing, Plunket would like to remind families that every time a child travels in a car they need to be in a car seat or booster seat.Plunket’s Car Seat Service exists to help families get access to child car restraints. If family or friends are going to be driving the kids around over the holidays Plunket can help with a short-term…

Talking About Money

December 7, 2012

Good communication is important in any relationship and one of the most vital subjects to discuss is money.It is surprising how many couples get together without having a frank and open discussion on how money will be managed in the relationship, only to find that fundamental differences in this area become a significant cause of friction. It is not uncommon for different attitudes towards money to lead…


Ōtaki electorate set to lose towns

January 16, 2014

Four objections have been lodged against a plan to shift Shannon and Tokomaru from the Ōtaki electorate into Rangitikei.The Representation Commission’s proposed changes to electorate boundaries for this year’s election include a move for voters in Shannon and Tokomaru.The commission released a summary this week of the objections to its numerous boundary changes around the country.In total there were 409 objections, including four related to the Ōtaki/Rangitikei…

Candidate promises to put Nathan Guy out to pasture

December 10, 2013

A third candidate is vying for the Ōtaki electorate proving competition is alive and well in the Labour Party.”I’m proud to put my name in the race to take on the sitting MP”, says Rob McCann, a former Press Secretary in the previous Labour Government and currently the Campaign Manager for the anti-violence campaign White Ribbon.”No matter who wins the nomination process, we’re ready to take on…

Shock support for water plans

November 28, 2013

Kāpiti’s long term water supply decision was made last night ending a grueling five hour Council meeting.Council staff’s recommended option of river recharge funded through volumetric charging with water meters, was voted in 7 to 4 including shock support from Mayor Ross Church and Waikanae Ward councillor Tony Lloyd who had previously been anti water meters. The three other votes during the meeting were on recommendations by…


‘Marlin’ Mike Olsen hooks Catch of the Day

March 7, 2011

‘Marlin Mike’ Olsen did a pretty fair ‘Old Man and the Sea’ impression recently when he visited the Bay of Islands on a fishing trip. Using only a groper rod, Mike hooked a striped marlin, taking around 40 minutes to reel it in.Mike’s wife Marg was the driver, and Bill Morrison was the gaffer. “Bill didn’t know what a leader was but he did really well!”We could…

$600,000 boost for new sports pavillion

February 17, 2011

The construction of a pavilion along side the Kāpiti Hockey Turf at Mazengarb Park is expected to be completed later this year after the announcement of the contract to Hawkins Construction.At a well attended ceremony at the Council Chamber, the Kāpiti Turf Trust chairman Roger Sowry said the project was right on target and the design has been approved.The new pavilion will have toilets and changing rooms…

Bowlers roll up for superb new Waikanae greens

February 5, 2011

Despite the ordinary weather the Waikanae Bowling Club was the place to be on the weekend with bowlers taking advantage of the superb new greens.The club is currently in the process of competing for Championship titles and this weekend saw action in the Women’s Junior Singles and the Qualifying rounds of the Men’s Fours.In the Mens Qualifying 4’s Champs 7 teams have three wins to qualify so…