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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…

Sand art live

January 1, 2010

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Where’s Wally – here in Kāpiti of Course

April 4, 2016

International Women’s Day, 8th of March 2016 was widely celebrated in New Zealand, but in case you missed it, pencil Kāpiti’s event in your diary for next year.The “Is it in the Genes?” event, jointly hosted by The Kāpiti Rotary Club and The Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce is likely to be an annual celebration with over 200 attendees at yesterday’s celebrity event – not only successfully…

Kāpiti Photographers asked to Click Here

March 27, 2016

The Kāpiti Coast Chamber of commerce is seeking a contract photographer to cover Kāpiti Coast Chamber events and portrait photography. If you know a really good local photographer make sure they know about this by tagging them (on Facebook). Members will be considered first – so if you are interested and not yet a member – now is the time to join. And remember only $75+GST for…

Times up for zero-hour contracts

March 23, 2016

Changes to employment law will ban so-called zero-hour contracts. effective from 1 April 2016.If you’re an employer in Kāpiti (or anywhere else in New Zealand), you must set out any agreed hours of work in the employment agreement for each employee.If you and your employee agree to set hours eg any number of days, start and finish times, or days of the week include details in their…


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…

Kāpiti WEA Spring Programme

July 21, 2017

The Kāpiti WEA has announced its spring programme. July 29th Bryan Wells talks on the Battle of Waterloo at the Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina St, Paraparaumu, from 1.30 pm – 4 pm. Cost $30 ($20 for members)History – Battle of WaterlooWith Bryan Wells on Saturday 29 July, 1.30 pm 4 pm, at Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, ParaparaumuCost: $20 members $30 non-membersBryan Wells has studied…

AEDs saving lives in Kāpiti

July 19, 2017

AEDs are lifesavers and for many Kāpiti people they maybe closer than you think. For those of you who don’t know what an AED is (and I certainly didn’t) it is an automated external defibrillator and you want to hope you never need one but also hope if you do there is one handy.Making that happen is Susie Mills and Sarah Sundgren of Waikanae who have established…


Regional council registers for carbon credits

January 6, 2013

Wellington is one of four regional council forest areas that has been registered for carbon credits.Wellington Regional Council has applied to the Ministry for Primary Industries to register a total of 442 hectares in Battle Hill Forest Park, Cannons Creek and Stratton Street in Belmont Regional Park and at Pararangarahu Lakes in East Harbour Regional Park.The carbon credits will be registered through the Government’s Permanent Forest Sink…

Kāpiti gears up for Sustainable Home and Garden Show.

December 21, 2012

Vendor registrations are now open for the 2013 Kāpiti Sustainable Home and Garden Show.The Sustainable Home and Garden Show for 2013 is shaping up to be a great event as always. To be held over the weekend of 23-24 March, the show will feature even more people who are keen to showcase their sustainable home and garden products, along with special guest – international award-winning New Zealand…

More say for community in regional council’s freshwater plan

December 12, 2012

The community is to have much greater say about water quality and allocation limits in the region’s rivers, lakes and aquifers, under a plan approved by Wellington Regional Council.Councillors yesterday adopted a timetable for implementing the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, which will include establishing whaitua, or catchment, committees to help set and implement freshwater management policies and guidelines.Chair Fran Wilde said giving communities responsibility for…


Dont be let down by your car this summer

December 6, 2012

Everyone wants to enjoy the summer, so the one thing you don’t want is a vehicle that breaks down, or worse still, suffers a mechanical failure that might put you, your passengers or even other road users at risk.While modern cars are usually exceptionally reliable, they won’t stay that way on their own. As with any piece of equipment or machinery, maintain and care for your vehicle…

Dealing with Lifes Changes

November 4, 2012

Every so often, we may experience a sudden change in our life, either planned or unplanned.Eva Bennett has just published a handy guide, written very clearly and succinctly, to help you deal with the three biggest changes: relationships, redundancy and retirement (As Time Goes By; Dealing with Life’s Changes, available from We only have one life, and to make the most of it means having the…


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…

Dale Evans reflects on a visit to Council

November 25, 2013

I have been mulling over the weekend what happened at the recent Kāpiti Council meeting.At the meeting, during public speaking time, I attempted to raise issues regarding the performance of the CEO. However I was shut down and prevented from raising these important issues because, it was said, I was not allowed to under standing orders.It is quite obvious after going through the model standing orders and…

Jade Teki Standing up for Shared Labour Values in our Community

November 23, 2013

Labour Party candidate nominee Jade Teki says engagement, empowerment, and participation are what grassroots democracy is all about. “It is the belief that democracy works best to the extent that power is vested in citizens and communities, after all, it is our votes, as citizens that empower the MP’s to act on our behalf and in our best interests.”Ms Teki, in announcing her candidacy for the Labour…