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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

Kāpiti Hoop Club Basketball up and running

Mixed Adult Basketball ScrimmagesWednesdays 7.15 – 9pmSundays 3.15 – 5.15pmParaparaumu College Community SportshallMen & Women…

July 2, 2020

LGNZ recovery fund to sponsor new sector development initiative

Local Government New Zealand’s National Council has announced the creation of an LGNZ Covid Recovery…

July 2, 2020

Arts News

Arts and Crafts Society works on show

June 26, 2010

May was a big month for the Kāpiti Arts & Crafts Society with a range of works being displayed for exhibition and sale at the Roderick and Gillian Dean Arts Room at the Paraparaumu Library.Currently on show is an exhibition of the Society’s Coast Oil Painters and a variety of works from the Knitters and Weavers group.The Oil Painters and the Knitters and Weavers exhibitions run to…

Local artists on display

May 10, 2010

Kāpiti artist Jan Boyce is part of the collective known as the Kāpiti Community Art group who recently showed their work at the Deane Gallery at the Library in Paraparaumu.”After admiring the artwork on the Kāpiti Coast for a number of years I decided it was time I had a go myself. Not knowing where to start I went to Pamela Smith from Paraparaumu who taught me…

Robyn Kahukiwa exhibition and sale in Raumati South

April 23, 2010

Robyn Kahukiwa is holding an exhibition of works for sale at the Lembas Cafe in Raumati South from April 26 to May 14.Since the early 1970s Robyn Kahukiwa has been painting and exhibiting art that celebrates socio-cultural issues some which are controversial that are central to the Maori experience in Aotearoa New Zealand today but equally relevant to all indigenous peoples of the world; ranging over issues…

Business News

Kāpiti Council helps food service businesses

December 7, 2016

Kāpiti Coast Council hosted a successful training session for food service providers to help businesses stay up to speed on industry requirements.Along with Ministry of Primary Industries representatives, Council’s Environmental Health team ran the workshop to help owners, managers and food staff understand what the new Food Act means for their business.Environmental Standards Manager Jacquie Muir says there was a good attendance to the session with 23…

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 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.…

Kāpiti wide Appeal for KYS

May 4, 2018

KYS will hold its Annual Street Appeal in Kāpiti from 8am 4pm Saturday 12th May 2018.First held in 2015, the KYS Street Appeal has become an annual event that helps raise much needed funds for this long standing local charity. “The Annual Appeal is a great day for our staff and volunteers to be out in the community”, says CEO Raechel Osborne. “It gives us a wonderful…

Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrates 25 years at the movies

April 23, 2018

The Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade is holding a special movie night at Shoreline Cinema as part of their 25 year celebrations.Not only is there a French movie about a French woman in a fire brigade in the south of France, but also there will be a ten minute movie made and directed in Waikanae which is all about the creation of a dance which was made as…


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…

Possum control coming to Kāpiti

April 30, 2013

Kāpiti residents can expect fewer possums and more native birdlife as Greater Wellington Regional Council’s possum control programme begins on the Kāpiti Coast this year.Regional Council chair Fran Wilde says wider possum control on the Kāpiti Coast will improve the health of native bush and birds and the wider environment as a whole.”Few people will argue that possums are not a pest. They ravage native forests and…



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…

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…


Ōtaki MP says Budget 2014 great news for local families

May 19, 2014

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed Budget 2014, particularly the boost to paid parental leave and free doctors’ visits for under-13s. “A growing economy means the Government can invest in a $500 million package for children and families. This will make a real difference for local families in Kāpiti and Horowhenua,” Mr Guy says. The Budget includes: Paid parental leave will be extended by four weeks starting…

Peter Foster backs Rob McCann for MP

March 29, 2014

Peter Foster has joined Labour’s campaign to elect Rob McCann as the next MP for Ōtaki. Peter is a well known local lawyer who lives in Waikanae Beach. In 2011 he stood for Labour in Ōtaki and despite late selection, gained a very creditable 13,920 votes. Rob McCann of Otaihanga was selected as the Labour candidate in December last year. He is building his bid for election…

Council cops heat over panel appointments

March 29, 2014

Salima Padamsey, representing the Coastal Ratepayers United (CRU) group, ruffled a few feathers at the recent KCDC meeting when she challenged the impartiality of the science panel set up to review the controversial Shand Report. “This Council, in April 2013, unanimously passed a motion of a creation of a science panel that would review Dr. Shand’s report on Coastal Hazards 2012. The key point in the resolution…


Visitors win Petanque championship

March 12, 2011

The Kāpiti Petanque Club completed its nationally ranked Open Doubles tournament with the title going to Hawkes Bay visitors Sharon Cannon and Morris Betz.The tournament played in perfect conditions on day one featured teams from as far afield as Dunedin and Auckland with players chasing national ranking points from this prestigious event.Kaye and Kath Alison fared best of the locals with six pool match wins but came…

‘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…