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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… ...
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… ...
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… ...
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… ...

Kapiti health ranks boosted February 16, 2022 Kapiti has had a recent boost to its health ranks with the appointment of audiologist Dr Paul Catlow to Kapiti Hearing. There are significant numbers… ...
PJ Shaw’s Dark Love from Rotheram to Raumati January 21, 2022 PJ Shaw’s debut poetry collection Dark Love is a poignant reflection on change, time, love and death. Shaw’s work takes the reader on a journey… ...
Call to action on housing rental crisis in Kāpiti January 9, 2022 A petition about the state of rental housing in Kapiti will be forwarded to the Minister Megan Woods. Organiser Donna Bridgeman says they are calling… ...
Counterfeit banknotes doing the rounds (January 8, 2022) Police are asking businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money, after fake banknotes were presented at businesses recently. Police are making enquiries to… ...
January Gardening with Henri Ham (January 4, 2022) As we start the new year, we resolve to make it the best year yet. Many of our goals include eating healthier, exercising a bit… ...
Solar power shines in Kapiti (November 22, 2021) Duncan's Brewing Company of Kapiti has just installed 70 solar panels producing 30 kilowatts of power which will supply enough grunt to run the entire… ...
Professor Lester, Bug Man in Kapiti talk (November 20, 2021) Professor Phil Lester, head of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, has a passion for all six-legged creatures, but especially for bees. He shared… ...
Kapiti’s Tramway wins Australasian Award (October 28, 2021) A former Wellington tram has been restored by the Wellington Tramway Museum and has won a prestigious award open to all Tramway Museums across Australia… ...
Inspiring stories captured (October 18, 2021) Kapiti writer Angela Robertson told a full house at the Ocean Road Community Centre that for many the idea of retirement being a sedentary time… ...
Charity Book Fair – read all about it (October 16, 2021) The Lions Charity Book Fair on  at Waikanae Memorial Hall saw big crowds turn up to get some great reading bargains. Organiser Peter Cresswell of… ...
Graeme Joyes chats with Jason Bei (October 10, 2021) Graeme Joyes chats with Kapiti acupuncturist Jason Bei https://www.coastaccessradio.org.nz/Programmes/Details.aspx?PID=1c867513-5233-4c0a-9214-02c296f4e2df Conversations is a popular programme on Kapiti’s Coast Access Radio where hosts Graeme Joyes or Todd… ...
Being Older and Bolder in Kapiti (October 9, 2021) Kapiti writer Angela Robertson is all about maximising potential as she prepares to launch her latest books with a focus on positive aging. The two… ...
Kapiti re-cycling a winner with Bike Library (October 3, 2021) From Peka Peka to Pukerua Bay cyclists are being helped out by the superb community asset known as the Paekakariki Bike Library. The concept is… ...
Kapiti Food Fair gearing up for big day (October 1, 2021) With just over two months to go, the team behind the Kāpiti Food Fair have started their official countdown to event day – and they… ...
Kapiti book launch honours Anzacs (September 4, 2021) Former platoon commander Lieutenant Colonel Tony Howell told a full Club Vista at Paraparaumu that his new book Vietnam ANZACS was written as a tribute… ...
Bill Manhire – just Wow (August 24, 2021) Bill Manhire lives in Kapiti and his voice belongs to the world. To hear him speak you might think Manhire something of a toff or… ...
Film-maker to give talk in Kapiti (August 3, 2021) The Kapiti Friends of the Library are hosting film-maker John Reid on Sunday 8 August 2:00 pm in the Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room. The well-known… ...
Girl Power in Plumbing Challenge (July 19, 2021) Starting a plumbing apprenticeship as an adult can be challenging, doing so as a woman in a largely male dominated industry is even more so.… ...
Boris the Barbaric threatens more than UK (July 18, 2021) This is a blog by Kapiti's Ian Powell offering second opinions on health systems, labour market and political issues. In the words of William Morris… ...
Kapiti publisher launching Vietnam ANZACS (June 14, 2021) Kapiti publisher Bob Anderson loves books and has a special passion for military histories. Bob’s company, John Douglas Publishing, is probably Australasia’s leading publisher of… ...
Game developers’ growth just part of rampant Kiwi tech sector (December 13, 2020) New Zealand game developers' $323.9 million earnings in the last financial year is a perfect example of just what is happening across the rampant tech… ...
Stay safe at Kapiti Beaches this summer (October 30, 2020) With warmer weather fast approaching thousands of Kāpiti Coasters will be taking to the water and safety and vigilance will vital. New Zealand Water Safety… ...
Kāpiti Embraces #ownitoctober, Balm to Covid-19 Stresses (October 22, 2020) Kāpiti is embracing local social media campaign, #ownitoctober, aimed at empowering women, celebrating local businesses and building kindness amongst the community after a difficult 2020.… ...