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It’s a 10 for Kapiti Poets May 19, 2022 Kāpiti Coast District Libraries annual poetry competition returns for the tenth year. Celebrate Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day by writing a poem on the theme… ...
Menopause driving you crazy? NO! May 19, 2022 Do you have questions about menopause? You are not alone and you are not losing your mind! Menopause Experts are changing the way menopause is… ...
Kāpiti teenager launches debut novel at Waikanae craft market May 16, 2022 A moving novel by local teenager Arlo Kelly is due to be published this month. Set on a wild East Coast beach, Echo is a… ...
It’s time to layer up May 15, 2022 By Jan Thornborough - a cyber security specialist based in Kapiti It’s our go-to protection when the autumn leaves fall and the temperature drops. Winter… ...
Asher Wilson-Goldman to stand for Greater Wellington Regional Council May 15, 2022 Raumati resident Asher Wilson-Goldman has announced his candidacy for the Kāpiti Coast constituency of Greater Wellington Regional Council. “I want to be Kāpiti's voice in… ...
Heartland Flyer steams ahead May 15, 2022 Despite the wet weather plenty turned out on Sunday to see the popular Heartland Flyer Steam train as it journeyed through the region. The Steam… ...
No Flag over Kapiti May 14, 2022 Kapiti social issues campaigner Dale Evans was flying the flag for Kapiti this week with an impromptu flag raising ceremony at the Paraparaumu Police Station.… ...
Raumati artist off to paint the colours of Portugal May 13, 2022 Raumati abstract artist Tania Dally is heading off for a three-month painting stint in Portugal, and is holding an exhibition of current works at her… ...
Women in Governance Awards 2022 May 11, 2022 Nominations are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Women in Governance Awards. Nominate yourself, a colleague or your organisation for an award to celebrate… ...
Kapiti Chamber Front Room open for business May 9, 2022 The Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Kāpiti Coast District Council are bringing to the local business community a series of online… ...

Online Mother’s Day bargains are not always what they seem May 6, 2022 By Jan Thornborough It’s that time again when the unprepared amongst us have only just realised that it’s Mother’s Day this weekend. Quick! Jump online… ...
Kāpiti Run for Youth 2022 Goes Virtual – Wraps and Pays May 6, 2022 “When the Government announced back in February the move to Phase 3 of the Whero Red traffic light in the fight against Omicron we knew… ...
Networking opportunity for Kapiti Businesses May 5, 2022 Kāpiti Coast Business Networking The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce and Tuatara Tap Room invite you back to Kapiti Coast Business Networking for 2022. Kāpiti Coast… ...

Pilates Day for Kapiti May 2, 2022 Kapiti’s Z Health Studio has declared May as Pilates Month and is expecting an influx of people wanting to get the best of health heading… ...
Huge Lions Book Fair in Waikanae May 2, 2022 Looking for some excellent reading material as we head towards winter – the Kapiti Combined Lions Charity Book Fair has all you need. This year’s… ...
Kapiti Chief Resigns May 2, 2022 Kāpiti Coast Council Chief Executive Wayne Maxwell has resigned and will depart from KCDC in June. Mayor Gurunathan says the role of Chief Executive has… ...

Biotech chief calls for genetic modification in the world of climate change (April 26, 2022) New Zealand needs to finally accept genetic modification (GM) products in a world of climate change and desperate global food needs, BiotechNZ executive director Dr… ...
Coastlands sponsors premier MAHARA exhibition gallery (April 25, 2022) The premier exhibition space in the new MAHARA Gallery will be known as the Coastlands Gallery in recognition of a contribution of $150,000 to the… ...
Kapiti gets 7.5% rates hike (April 25, 2022) Kapiti Council says throughout their planning for the Annual Plan 2022/23 they have kept the impact of decisions on rates at the forefront. “For 2022/23… ...
Fun and Games at Kapiti Petanque Club (April 25, 2022) By Marlene Barker With restrictions lifting a little, Touch Kapiti/Horowhenua visited the Kapiti Petanque Club recently for an afternoon of fun games, followed by a… ...
No, Chris Luxon, public transport will never turn a profit – that’s not the idea (April 21, 2022) By Dr Timothy F. Welch The National Party leader said public transport ‘can’t be subsidised or underwritten’. But affordable public transport is not a luxury… ...
Teen flyer breaks record (April 21, 2022) By ARNESIA YOUNG As many young girls dream of what they want to become when they grow up, being a pilot is rarely thought to… ...
Frailty – a hidden health system driver (April 7, 2022) By Ian Powell For some years, New Zealand’s public hospitals have been experiencing increasing patient demand for diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical). Some of… ...
Businesses and families make a social impact in their community (April 5, 2022)   By Stuart Ayres – Chief Executive of Jackbord Works The JackBord Educational System was designed by Jack Penman -a teacher- for Year 9 -13… ...
Love Linda in Paekakariki (April 4, 2022) A one-woman musical and theatrical journey, telling the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole… ...
The critical vulnerability in Chrome that needs patching immediately (April 4, 2022) By cyber security specialist Jan Thornborough There are many vulnerabilities in life, getting your car windscreen or paintwork chipped when trying out the new Transmission… ...
Get prepped for Kapiti Run for Youth (April 4, 2022) Organisers of the Kapiti Run for Youth say it’s the time to get yourself or your group prepped to walk or run anytime between Now… ...
Transmission Gully brings record numbers to Tramway (April 4, 2022) The first weekend of the new Transmission Gully Motorway saw record numbers of visitors to the Wellington Tramway Museum at Queen Elizabeth Park on the… ...
Kapiti ThinkBIG grant applications now open (April 4, 2022) Kāpiti Youth Council has funding available through its ThinkBIG grants and is partnering with the Kāpiti Coast District Council to administer the funding.   The fund… ...
Greater Wellington seeks feedback on proposed changes (March 28, 2022) Consultation has opened on some changes to Greater Wellington’s Revenue and Financing policy, which describes how the regional council funds its expenditure. The policy outlines… ...
Great advice for Kapiti 50+ entrepreneurs (March 24, 2022) Help is at hand for the growing numbers of the 50+ brigade thinking about launching their own business enterprises, as well as for those already… ...
Kapiti events fund opens to major events (March 18, 2022) Events fund opens to major events and events with major potential The Major Events Fund, a key action of the Kāpiti Coast Economic Development Strategy,… ...
Neighbours hold the key to surviving emergencies (March 17, 2022) Getting to know your neighbours better is key to getting through emergencies, and this year the Kāpiti Coast District Council is teaming up with Neighbours… ...
Bids replace buckets in NZ Red Cross annual appeal (March 17, 2022) Instead of popping your spare change into a Red Cross bucket for their street appeal this year, you could be bidding to buy a year’s… ...
Half-price fares confirmed by Metlink (March 17, 2022) Metlink has confirmed that half-price fares for ferry, train, bus and total mobility services will come into effect on Friday April 1. The move follows… ...
Beware of fake emails about Ukraine relief charity scams (March 7, 2022) By Jan Thornborough Cybercriminals have no qualms stooping to the lowest of the low to trick you into clicking on their fake (Phishing) emails. In… ...