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Kāpiti Coast Museum is Re-opening

The Kāpiti Coast Museum will re-open on Friday June 19 after several weeks Lockdown during…

June 12, 2020

Open letter to TVNZ One News

To TVNZRecently, you chose 5 of the 9 small, registered political parties to interview for…

June 12, 2020

Kāpiti Island Gateway naysayers unite

Editor,The Mayor is promising an outstanding new “gateway to Kāpiti Island”. In his column of…

June 11, 2020

Appreciation for Raumati Pharmacists

Editor,Whilst welcoming Martin Lowis as the new owner of Raumati Pharmacy, I must record our…

June 11, 2020

Art boggles mind

June 10, 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

Record entries received for Customer Choice Awards

July 18, 2016

Entries in the 2016 Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards have closed and organisers are thrilled to confirm a record number of entries for this year’s Customer Choice Awards.Launched in 2013, the Customer Choice category has become a popular addition to the annual Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards. “Local businesses have embraced the Customer Choice Awards over the last four years,” says Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards Chairman,…

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

COMMUNITY News

UPDATE – Lindale Village Market Restarts

November 30, 2017

UPDATE: The Market will be open Sunday 3 December from 1pm – 4pmIt was once one of the biggest farmers markets in the region and now the Lindale Village Market is getting a rebirth.Many visitors to the Lindale Village in Paraparaumu remember the popularity of the old market and organisers says the Christmas wish has come true and the Lindale Village Market officially launches this Sunday 3…

Christmas Gift for Free Ambulance in Kāpiti

November 30, 2017

Cindy Foote of Jade Property Management says a recent decision about giving clients Christmas gifts was made easier following her experience with Outward Bound.Ms Foote says the challenges of Outward Bound changed the paradigm for her in terms of consumption.She says, we all consume too much and so this year she and her Jade staff decided their $2000 Christmas budget would be donated completely to Wellington Free…

Police Video goes viral

November 27, 2017

SEE VIDEO BELOWThe ‘World’s Most Entertaining Police Recruitment Video’ is living up to its name with a massive national and international online response following its launch yesterday evening.In just 12 hours the video posted to the New Zealand Police Recruitment Facebook page reached 2.9 million people and was viewed one million times.”The feedback we’ve been receiving from across New Zealand and the world since yesterday’s launch has…

ENVIRONMENT News

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…

LIFESTYLE News

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…

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…

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…

POLITICS News

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…

Nominations open for selecting Labours candidate in the Ōtaki electorate

October 13, 2013

Nominations for the Labour candidacy for the Ōtaki electorate in the 2014 general election have opened.Bruce Taylor, spokesperson for the Ōtaki Labour Electorate Committee, said, “Labour is on the rise, and our planning for General Election 2014 is well advanced.”Announcing the opening of nominations, the Labour Party General Secretary, Tim Barnett, said that “we are intending to put an outstanding team of list and electorate candidates in…

Wilson stands for Regional Council and DHB

September 30, 2013

Kāpiti’s Greater Wellington Regional councillor, Nigel Wilson is seeking re-election to the post he has held for the last six years.Mr Wilson says Greater Wellington Regional Council has been a very financially prudent organisation. “These are tough times, particularly for those on low and fixed incomes. We have stuck to the basics and as a consequence the average rate rise in Kāpiti this year (from Regional Council…