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Ian Powell – New Council must put Gateway on hold August 7, 2022 District-wide councillor candidate Ian Powell says the Kapiti Island Gateway spending should be put on hold. “Should I be privileged to be elected as a… ...
Para cyclist Malzbender wins coveted World Cup Series jersey August 7, 2022 Paralympian #220 Eltje Malzbender has continued her sterling form with yet another silver World Cup medal in her final event of the Québec City 2022… ...
Aviation Tales with John Skene August 6, 2022 Kapiti Coaster John Skene says he has enjoyed a lifetime in commercial aviation and he has a great passion for aviation history and all that… ...
Kapiti Firefighters in Sky Tower Challenge August 6, 2022 Firefighters from the Waikanae, Paraparaumu, and Otaki Volunteer Fire Brigades are set to take on the challenge of climbing the Sky Tower to raise funds… ...
Levin man in critical condition after standoff August 5, 2022 A man involved in an incident in Bledisloe Street, Levin has been transported to hospital in a critical condition and is being treated for smoke… ...
UPDATE: Ongoing incident in Levin: Bledisloe Street – Friday 4.25pm August 5, 2022 On Thursday Police became aware of an incident involving a resident of a Bledisloe Street property, which has continued overnight and is ongoing today. A… ...
Te Horo set for an Evening of Jazz August 4, 2022 The renowned Duke Wellington Jazz Octet are staging a night to remember as part of a fundraiser  event for Te Horo School. From traditional swing… ...
Chris Papps  – Ōtaki Chair standing for Council August 4, 2022 Ōtaki Community Board Chair, Chris Papps, is standing for election as Ōtaki Ward Councillor. Ms Papps has been an elected member of the Board for… ...
Have you heard the Kapiti #EmployerMeet season is here August 3, 2022 The #EmployerMeet sessions run by Work Ready Kapiti offer young people great opportunities to connect with a number of local businesses from a variety of… ...
August Gardening with Henri Ham August 3, 2022 This year's winter has been wet and dreary but many hardworking gardeners are already preparing to welcome spring a few weeks early.  It's the perfect… ...

Glen Cooper calls for common sense at Kapiti Council table August 3, 2022 Glen Cooper says his motivation for standing as a candidate for the Paraparaumu Ward has been a series of poor decisions by Council where they… ...
Ian Powell stands for Kapiti District-wide seat August 2, 2022 Ian Powell of Otaihanga says he is concerned at increased centralisation of decision making and can bring his experience to local council decision making. “For… ...
Flower Power to slow drivers August 1, 2022 Kapiti seems to have developed a mania for Traffic Lights. Waikanae will have three sets in the space of about 200 metres. So is there… ...

Cyber security serious for business August 1, 2022 New Zealand is ranked 56th in the world in cyber security according to the Portulans Institute and greater effort is urgently needed as the economy… ...
McCann launches Three Waters Survey August 1, 2022 Kāpiti Coast Mayoral candidate, Councillor Rob McCann, has launched an online Three Waters survey, saying that ratepayers who have funded our infrastructure should be given… ...
Nga Manu seeks Volunteers August 1, 2022 Nga Manu Nature Reserve is on a recruitment drive for more volunteers. New volunteer roles include animal husbandry, customer service, gardening and database management. Most… ...
Guy Burns standing for Paraparaumu Community Board (August 1, 2022) Guy Burns has announced he will be standing for the Paraparaumu Community Board. “I’ve decided to throw my hat in and stand for the Paraparaumu… ...
Elvis has not left the building (August 1, 2022) Waikanae’s Shoreline Cinema says the Elvis movie is still in great demand and the movie is scheduled to run through to August 10th. Austin Butler… ...
Waikanae Library to open on Monday but Service Centre remains closed (July 29, 2022) The Kāpiti Coast District Council has confirmed that it will re-open it’s Waikanae Library from Monday 1 August but the Waikanae Service Centre will remain… ...
Meet the Kapiti Greater Wellington Candidates (July 29, 2022) While Greater Wellington does not hold "Meet the Candidates" events, they will consider advertising candidate meetings. Greater Wellington will need to be informed by the… ...
Council vote enables an additional 164,000 dwellings in Kāpiti (July 28, 2022) Kāpiti Mayoral candidate Rob McCann is excited that our region has recognised the enormous housing need on the Kapiti Coast and progressed the proposed District… ...
Kāpiti Council appoints Darren Edwards as Chief Executive (July 28, 2022) The Kāpiti Coast District Council has appointed Darren Edwards to the position of Chief Executive. Mr Edwards is currently General Manager, Strategic Planning and Policy… ...
Martin Halliday enters Kapiti Mayoral race (July 27, 2022) Popular Paraparaumu Ward Councillor Martin Halliday is asking for your vote in the upcoming local body elections, as he announces his campaign bid to be… ...
Kapiti Food Fair welcomes Sustainable Foods (July 27, 2022) The Kāpiti Food Fair team are back and preparing for their December 3rd event to be held at the Mazengarb Reserve in Paraparaumu.  The team… ...
Hoop Club Kapiti hits restart (July 26, 2022) Hoop Club Kapiti’s Junior Basketball Coaching Programme restarts for Term 3 2022  Sunday 31 July and our HCK Adult Open Run Basketball Scrimmages. Hoop Club… ...
Kapiti captured in Vision & Verse (July 25, 2022) The beauty of the Kapiti Coast has been captured by outstanding local photographers and their work is on public display over the next two weeks.… ...
Police seek missing person Kenneth Pereka (July 25, 2022) Police are appealing to the public to help locate 73-year-old Kenneth Pereka who has been reported missing from Levin. Kenneth was last seen at around… ...
Worrying trend in pool of relief teachers (July 25, 2022) Primary school principals are warning the disruptions to children’s learning will continue this term, with new analysis from NZEI Te Riu Roa showing the chronic… ...
Batter up, Kāpiti Softball cage a hit (July 24, 2022) A dream five years in the making became a vision and then a reality for the Kapiti Softball Club with the official opening of their… ...
New QEP tracks open the park to regeneration and recreation (July 23, 2022) In great news for walkers, cyclists and horse riders formerly farmed areas of Kāpiti’s Queen Elizabeth Park have been opened to the public following the… ...
Sophie Handford announces re-election bid for Kapiti Council (July 23, 2022) Sophie Handford won the Paekākāriki-Raumati ward seat in a landslide at the last election and it will take a brave candidate to take her on… ...
Armed Bank Robbery in Paraparaumu (July 22, 2022) Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery yesterday in Paraparaumu. About 4.30pm Friday, a man has entered the ASB Bank on Coastlands Parade. He… ...
Bede Laracy stands for new Raumati Community Board (July 22, 2022) “Raumati is Kapiti’s shining jewel and those of us lucky enough to live here feel its special nature every day,” says Bede Laracy who is… ...
Kapiti Election 22 – It’s in the Ballot (July 21, 2022) It’s in the Ballot is coming to the Kapiti Coast for the 2022 local body elections, bringing a total of 8 Shows to the Kapiti… ...
Kapiti Mayoral candidate Chris Mitchell says Gateway spending ‘destructive and delusional’ (July 21, 2022) Kapiti Mayoral candidate Chris Mitchell says that now the election campaign has started, it’s time for those councillors who say that they no longer support… ...
$29.3 million funding ‘transformational investment’ for Ōtaki housing (July 21, 2022) A $29.3 million government contribution to infrastructure that will enable approximately 1000 new homes to be built in Ōtaki is a ‘transformational investment’ for a… ...