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Boris the Barbaric threatens more than UK

Boris the Barbaric threatens more than UK

This is a blog by Kāpiti’s Ian Powell offering second opinions on health systems, labour…

July 18, 2021
Prize-winning Pianist for Waikanae

Prize-winning Pianist for Waikanae

Young Christchurch pianist, Lixin Zhang, due to perform for the Waikanae Music Society on Sunday…

July 18, 2021
Kāpiti CE in firing line after letter bombshell

Kāpiti CE in firing line after letter bombshell

In an unprecedented move, a public meeting in Waikanae on Sunday called for the resignation…

July 12, 2021
Kāpiti rentals likely to remain high

Kāpiti rentals likely to remain high

Cindy Foote, owner of Jade Property Management in Kāpiti says the rental market appears to…

July 9, 2021
Kāpiti Kids Planting for the Future

Kāpiti Kids Planting for the Future

Tamariki from three schools across Kāpiti took the future of our environment into their own…

July 8, 2021
Tāngata whenua and Kāpiti Council celebrate maramataka

Tāngata whenua and Kāpiti Council celebrate maramataka

Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti and Kāpiti Coast District Council launched the annual Maramataka today with…

July 5, 2021
Clean Up Week launches for 2021

Clean Up Week launches for 2021

Keep New Zealand Beautiful is once again asking Kiwis to ‘Do the Right Thing’ and…

July 5, 2021
Club Vista and RSA AGM

Club Vista and RSA AGM

Level 1 is back and so is Club Vista!!This Sunday is the AGMS for Paraparaumu Memorial…

June 29, 2021
Metlink at alert level 1

Metlink at alert level 1

Following the Government’s Alert Level 1 announcement, Metlink has confirmed that face coverings are still…

June 29, 2021
June BA5 – Forsyth Barr

June BA5 – Forsyth Barr

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to attended their BA5 (Business After 5pm)…

June 27, 2021
Precautionary boil water notice issued for Hautere/Te Horo residents

Precautionary boil water notice issued for Hautere/Te Horo residents

Nearly 300 residents in the Hautere/Te Horo community on the Kāpiti Coast are being advised…

June 27, 2021
Kāpiti celebrates Matariki

Kāpiti celebrates Matariki

Unite with whanau, friends and community and brighten up winter this Matariki. Matariki rises on…

June 21, 2021

Arts News

Major funding boost for Mahara Gallery

June 1, 2020

The project which seeks to transform Mahara Gallery to bring it up to professional gallery standard has received a major boost following donations this year totaling some $270,000. Mahara Gallery Trust Board Chairman, Professor Les Holborow, says the latest donation of $100,000 from an anonymous local donor, has been a welcome addition to three substantial donations received since the beginning of the year. They include Professor Holborow’s…

Review of Kāpiti production Parihaka

March 15, 2020

‘Parihaka’ – A Kāpiti College Multi-Curricular Production Reviewed by Te Aniwaniwa Black. Kāpiti College’s multi-curricular production ‘Parihaka,’ written by Paora Trim and Nicola Easthope, is a fictional account of real life events based on the invasion of Parihaka, November 5th, 1881 and also known as ‘Te Rā o te Pāhua’ or ‘The Day of Plunder.’ In the intimate ambience of the Coastlands Theatre, the first scene opens…

Business News

Regulation Changes for Financial Advisors and Insurance Brokers

February 22, 2021

Kāpiti Broker Richard Andrewes says anyone giving financial advice services to clients will need to comply with the new regulations coming in to force on March 15, including insurance brokers. Mr Andrewes of Andrewes Risk Management says standards for financial advice conduct will be strictly enforced whereby an industry code of conduct for financial advices services requires disclosure to clients. “This is currently a major focus for…

Volatile times ahead for Kāpiti Business

February 19, 2021

Kāpiti Business with Stuart Ayres “Only 10 months until Christmas! We all want to forget 2020, starting with a clean slate for 2021. Whilst we seem to have escaped the direct hits so far, touch-wood, this new year is starting to unravel and we are beginning to experience the butterfly effect from a lack of material and stocks from our suppliers, increasing trend to online shopping, a…

Sarah Meikle brings Wellington on a Plate to Kāpiti Breakfast

February 17, 2021

Electra Business Breakfast will host Sarah Meikle, Chief Executive of the Wellington Culinary Events Trust (WCET) March 3. Sarah is incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the New Zealand food scene. She will focus her talk on the story of Visa Wellington On a Plate (VWOAP), the proud past, COVID interruption and the future of the festival.VWOAP is New Zealand’s biggest annual culinary festival, attracting more than an…

COMMUNITY News

Applications for Kāpiti Council facility hire grant scheme open

July 28, 2021

Applications for a grant to support groups or individuals to hire Council-owned facilities (such as a hall, theatre, museum, library or pool) for community events are open. Sacha Haskell, Group Manager Place & Space, says the scheme aims to support groups who are making a difference across our district. “Successful recipients from the last round of grants included two Lions Clubs for their annual Book Fair and…

Gold watch found in Waikanae

July 14, 2021

A Women’s gold GUESS wristwatch has been found in Waikanae town centre on Wednesday (14 July) (see photo). If this is yours or you know who it might belong to please contact KCNews at: Email: [email protected] or PH: 021 28433339 Please feel free to share this and hopefully the owner can be found.

Kāpiti CE in firing line after letter bombshell

July 12, 2021

In an unprecedented move, a public meeting in Waikanae on Sunday called for the resignation of the Kāpiti Council’s chief executive Wayne Maxwell. The meeting, attended by over sixty locals, was called to discuss the recent Council decision to close the Waikanae Recycling Centre on August 1. Apart from strong opposition to the decision itself (passed on the casting vote of the Mayor) there were strong arguments…

ENTERTAINMENT News

Album release show for Seaside Sloths

November 11, 2020

Sloth-themed band Seaside Sloths showcase their recent ‘Fear And Slothing In Sloth Vegas’ album live at the new Te Raukura performing arts centre on Friday December 4. Seaside Sloths are a cartoon hip-hop/dance band emerging from a self-described abstract hip-hop collective with a loyal following. A recent article on music.net.nz summed it up nicely…”With a second album in the works and a bunch of shows lined up…

The songs of Bob Dylan heading for the Kāpiti Coast

October 22, 2020

After two sell-out shows at Wellington’s Meow, the Capital’s Zimmermans are bringing their show celebrating the songs of Bob Dylan to the Kāpiti Coast. On November 21 the Zimmermans, who’ve had rave reviews for their Wellington gigs, will play their two-hour set at St Peter’s Hall, Paekākāriki. The Zimmermans are made up of musicians who’ve played with a number of well-known outfits including Sneaky Feelings, Let’s Planet,…

Review of Kāpiti production Parihaka

March 15, 2020

‘Parihaka’ – A Kāpiti College Multi-Curricular Production Reviewed by Te Aniwaniwa Black. Kāpiti College’s multi-curricular production ‘Parihaka,’ written by Paora Trim and Nicola Easthope, is a fictional account of real life events based on the invasion of Parihaka, November 5th, 1881 and also known as ‘Te Rā o te Pāhua’ or ‘The Day of Plunder.’ In the intimate ambience of the Coastlands Theatre, the first scene opens…

ENVIRONMENT News

Climate Commission: NZ on track to miss methane targets

January 23, 2021

A principal analyst for the Climate Change Commission told a public webinar that more needs to be done to reduce agricultural emissions or the country will miss its methane targets, Marc Daalder reports from Newsroom New Zealand is on track to miss its targets for reducing methane emissions, according to the Climate Change Commission. Sally Garden, a principal analyst for the Commission, told a public Zoom webinar that…

Money and Sustainability ‘ The Missing Link

November 11, 2020

Kāpiti’s Deirdre Kent says facing the climate change emergency brings so much urgency and has issued an invitation to a webinar addressing money and sustainability. The webinar is hosted by Jack Santa Barbara of Our Climate Declaration. https://www.ourclimatedeclaration.org.nz/ Join us for the 5th webinar in our Economy of Enough series. See below for details. WEBINAR # 5 MONEY AND SUSTAINABILITY ‘” THE MISSING LINK Deirdre Kent, long time…

Putting the ‘heart’ in freshwater data is key to conservation

November 11, 2020

Greater Wellington Region Council is innovating ways to transform and humanise freshwater data to drive positive change, through CreativeHQ’s NZ GovTech Accelerator programme. Greater Wellington experts are coming to the end of the three-month programme that works with eight local and central government agencies to problem solve complex issues in low-risk, innovative ways.At the heart of the Greater Wellington project team’s problem is, how might we better…

LIFESTYLE News

Te Rama Country Estate in rare sale

November 4, 2019

Te Rama Estate in Kāpiti, one of New Zealand’s finest properties, is being offered for sale for the first time in 23 years and only for the fourth time since 1886. This is a rare opportunity to own an estate with a range of exceptional qualities rarely seen in one property.Te Rama offers total privacy and tranquillity and is located on a historic homestead site only a…

Claim – Kāpiti Library users Robbed

August 24, 2019

A group of Kāpiti Coasters say they are outraged the Mayor and councillors have slashed the library budget and they are determined to have it reinstated.Lobby group ‘ROBB’ has been established to fight the council’s decision. The group ROBB (Restore Our Book Budget) held its first meeting on 19 August 2019. The trigger was KCDC cutting the book purchase budget by almost half; down from $402,500 to…

POLITICS News

Katherine Kelly stands for Waikanae Board

September 18, 2020

Like many Kāpiti residents, Kath Kelly and her family got to know Waikanae through many years of family holidays. She remembers the freedom that the wide-open spaces provided her and her brothers. Kath and her husband have made Waikanae their home since 2013 and are enjoying being very active in the community at Waikanae Beach. Kath’s career has been in Insurance and Finance where she honed both…

SENIORS News

Jim Bolger addresses Kāpiti OPC

November 22, 2019

Former Prime Minister and Kāpiti resident Jim Bolger addressed the Kāpiti Older Persons Council recently and his speech is reproduced here. The title of Mr Bolger’s speech is ‘The Journey to Age equality’ “Greetings all and I thank the organisers for their invitation to share a few thoughts with you this morning. I want to thank John Hayes for his welcome and acknowledge the Mayor K Gurunathan-…

Kāpiti – how Age Friendly are we.

November 21, 2019

Kāpiti Coast Grey Power is setting a New Zealand first on Age Friendly Community Consultation.Kāpiti Coast Grey Power is extending an invitation to all residents of Kāpiti to attend a workshop and have their say on the future of an Age Friendly Kāpiti.The purpose of the workshops to gather information about what Kāpiti Coast residents believe an Age Friendly community would look like. Kevin Burrows, Vice President…

Kāpiti Grey Power welcomes new Council

November 1, 2019

Kāpiti Coast Grey Power has congratulated the incoming Council and says they look forward to continuing a productive relationship with it over the next three years.Kāpiti Coast Grey Power president, Trevor Daniell congratulated the Mayor and returning Councillors on being re-elected and welcomed those incoming. “With six new Councillors there is an interesting mix of old and new faces that will service the community well in the…

TRANSPORT News

Michelle Lewis joins GW Transport Advisory Group

June 14, 2020

Kāpiti’s Michelle Lewis has been selected to join the Public Transport Advisory Group administered by Greater Wellington Regional Council.A Greater Wellington spokesperson said Ms Lewis has a very good understanding of transport issues.”She has experience working in the advisory space for transport for local government, central agencies (New Zealand Transport Agency) and consultancy; has presented to ministers on public transport issues, and boards on regional issues (rail…

WHAT’S ON

Rotary combines for Kāpiti Foodbank Appeal

May 6, 2021

The Annual  Kāpiti Combined Rotary clubs’ Foodbank Appeal is being held on Saturday May 22nd advises Appeal coordinator Dave Edwards of Kāpiti Rotary club. On the day Rotarians will be stationed at the entrances of all major supermarkets. Shoppers will be given a leaflet detailing the food items the Foodbanks require to replenish stocks depleted during the Covid lockdowns. Food items purchased for donation to the local…

Kāpiti ANZAC Day services

April 24, 2021

 “At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.” 2021 ANZAC Day services  All services are open to the public Paraparaumu Dawn Parade 6.20am Fall in at the Hospital Gates, Tutanekai Street, Paraparaumu 6.30am Service at Memorial Arch, Tutanekai Street, Paraparaumu Commemorations at Paraparaumu Service Cemeteries 7.55am Service Cemetery, Paraparaumu Beach Cemetery, Kāpiti Road 7.55am Service Cemetery, Awa Tapu Cemetery, Valley Road Citizens’ Parade Community…

Kāpiti Kiwi Night Encounter

April 13, 2021

This is your chance to share in the night world of kiwi. Watch our birds as they emerge from their daytime slumber and engage in the nocturnal exploration of their outdoor enclosure. Every evening presents a new episode in the lives of our birds! Each Encounter starts with a kiwi presentation at our Visitor Centre. Your guide will then escort you to our outdoor kiwi enclosure where…

YOUTH NEWS

Kenakena School are Champions

September 23, 2019

Bruce McDonald, Principal of Kenakena School”All four of Kenakena School’s Tournament of Minds teams competed in the National Final at Victoria University on Saturday after winning the right to do so, after winning their respective categories at the Regional Tournament of Minds.One of our teams became National Primary School Champions in ‘The Arts’ category of Tournament of Minds at Saturday’s National Tournament. They’re off to Hobart at…

Kāpiti Youth Service Van robbed

August 22, 2019

“On Tuesday this week our Stepping Stones girls group went out for what was supposed to be a great day of outdoors adventure, fresh air, good times and learnings at Ōtaki ForksInstead, while they were out walking the KYS van was broken into and all the girls gear was stolen – including their phones, laptops and school uniforms.”We are enormously frustrated by the inconvenience and cost this…

Zoe Marychurch Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019

July 16, 2019

Of the career options available to young New Zealanders, one which has a growing future is Viticulture. Below is a story of a young southerner who is making a mark in the industry.Zoe Marychurch became the Bayer South Island Regional Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019 on 12 July following the competition held at Greystone in North Canterbury.This competition is open to all contestants from North Canterbury,…

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