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June 8, 2020

Time to fly the Flag

EditorCan someone tell me and the people of Kāpiti why our Council does not fly…

June 7, 2020

Dear Kāpiti community from Sophie

Dear Kāpiti community, this is a letter from me to you. 💙 The past few…

June 4, 2020

Major funding boost for Mahara Gallery

The project which seeks to transform Mahara Gallery to bring it up to professional gallery…

June 1, 2020

Arts News

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

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…


2017 Combined Kāpiti Lions Monster Bookfair

October 6, 2017

This year’s Kāpiti Lions Monster Bookfair is on Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th of October.This is one of Kāpiti’s major annual events with sixty-five-thousand books on sale at the Waikanae Memorial Hall. The doors will be open from 8am to 6pm on Saturday and on Sunday from 9am to 2pm. There will be more than enough to satisfy everyone, with plenty of fiction, travel, sport,…

Waikanae Playcentre Garage Sale – all welcome

September 25, 2017

This Saturday (September 30) the Waikanae Playcentre are holding a Garage Sale and this is a great chnace to grab a bargain and support this fabulous Playcentre.The Garage Sale will be on Rain or Shine.Waikanae PlaycentreGarage Sale2 Hira Street7:30am-12pmSaturday, 30 September 2017

Reikorangi Spring Fling

September 16, 2017

The Reikorangi Residents Association present the inaugural Spring Fling! Country Fair. Looks like the Spring Fling is going to be loads of fun folks – hope to see you Sunday 24th 11am-3pm If your children have a pet they want to enter in the pet parade or if they’d like to put in some art to the art competition (Spring as the theme) contact Valerie Ballinger 293…


Save our River – Save our Aquifer – Build a Dam

December 10, 2012

There is a local call to help save the Waikanae River from what many see as a serious threat from proposals to construct a river recharge scheme designed to supplement the introduction of water meters. KCDC currently has an application before the Greater Wellington Regional Council to take water from the Waikanae River.Local groups are urging those opposed to the scheme to take five minutes now and…

Kāpiti scoops the pool at Encore Awards

December 5, 2012

A group restoring Queen Elizabeth Park on the Kāpiti Coast, children from Raumati South School, volunteers working on pest trapping and monitoring in the Rimutaka Forest Park, and a project to redevelop the Royal Wellington Golf Course are among this year’s Encore Awards winners.The Wellington Regional Council, the Department of Conservation’s Wellington Hawke’s Bay Conservancy and the Wellington Hawke’s Bay Conservation Board developed the Awards to honour…

Water catchments receive only a third of average November rainfall

December 5, 2012

Regional water newsOnly a third of the usual rainfall fell in the Wellington region’s main water catchments in November, reinforcing the need to prepare for less water this summer while we are down by one water storage lake.The latest NIWA forecast shows an increased probability of low river flows over the next three months (December-February). If the predicted low flows become a reality, stored water from the…


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…


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…

From The Council Table – a Column by Councillor Jackie Elliott

November 16, 2013

As a newly elected Councillor I want to start as I mean to continue, with transparency, prudence and a commitment to changing the culture at KCDC. Firstly I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all those who voted for me. It was humbling to be the second highest polling Councillor of the 10 elected, I am grateful for the strong public mandate…