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Kāpiti Parenting through the storm
August 6, 2020
Martin Sloman will be the guest speaker for Parenting through the storm - Monday Aug 10, 7pm at the Hub Tongariro Street, Main Building. Martin is an experienced counsellor originally from Wales and living in New Zealand since 2009. He works with people over many issues including anxiety, depression, life challe... More...

Kāpiti Foodbank in new home
August 3, 2020
Relocating has been a high priority for the Kāpiti Foodbank and the journey was recently completed with a move in to the Kāpiti Community Centre on Ngahina St, Paraparaumu. The Foodbank is open from 10am to 12 noon Monday to Friday and has significantly more space than the previous premises on Kāpiti Rd. Co-ordin... More...

Major community project to celebrate Ōtaki and tell its stories
August 2, 2020
Being bypassed by a major expressway has given the Kāpiti Coast town of Ōtaki a new lease of life, thanks to a unique community project that will keep it firmly on the map. The project is designed to reaffirm Ōtaki as a thriving community with a cultural centre and a destination retail hub by sharing... More...

Weather gods shine on mid-winter swim
August 2, 2020
The weather gods were certainly on side as 78 people took the polar plunge at Waikanae Boating Club's recent mid winter swim. The community event drew a good crowd with over 150 people coming down to the beach. The youngest swimmers were Tilly and Raffy Parr who had a great time. Fourteen year old Lucille Delaney wa... More...

Renewed animal shelter for Kāpiti
August 2, 2020
The recent upgrade to Kāpiti Coast District Council's animal shelter is enabling the Public Spaces and Animal Management team to provide a greater standard of care to animals who come into their care. The renewal project included improvements to the shelter's drainage, heating and insulation, housing and worksp... More...

Kāpiti gets A Mindful Choice
July 29, 2020
A Waikanae screening of a documentary film about finding peace will help raise funds for teaching meditation in prisons. The film A Mindful Choice follows the stories of a number of people who have found peace after learning Ascension meditation through the Ishayas of the Bright Path. Ishaya monk Savitri will att... More...

Kāpiti Markets flourishing
July 19, 2020
The Waikanae Market is back and flourishing after a break during Covid-19. It is also a reminder of how fortunate we are to be able to wander round our local markets in contrast to what is happening in most of the world. The Paraparaumu Beach Market is also well underway at the new location at Maclean Park, while Ot... More...

Graeme Waters warmly remembered
July 15, 2020
It is with tremendous regret that we learned that Labour stalwart Graeme Waters (79) has passed away says Labour LEC Chair Rob McCann. As former Labour Ōtaki MP Judy Keall said, "In his day he was a committed, independent thinking member of the Labour Party. He was voted in as the Chairman of the Paraparaumu Branch... More...

Paekākāriki Book Fair
July 13, 2020
Come along for first pick on Friday 17th at 6pm. $5 with wine and cheese. Free on Saturday and Sunday. People have been cleaning out during lockdown, so we have 1000s of books novels, gardening, sport, classics, cookbooks. St Peters is 5 mins walk from the Paekākāriki Station, so you could avoid the traffic and try a ... More...

Kāpiti's Hidden Gem
Are you missing out on one of the Kāpiti Coast's little gems? Have you been to the Kāpiti Coast Museum on Elizabeth Street, Waikanae? If your answers are yes and no then put it right any weekend. This small museum has attracted the interest of many local and international visitors. Trip Advisor posters call it 'The ... More...

Changes to in-work tax credit
July 9, 2020
Changes to the in-work tax credit (IWTC), which removes the requirement for working families to work a minimum number of hours, have come in to effect. From 1 July, the IWTC will be available to eligible families who are not receiving an income-tested benefit or student allowance and have some income from paid work ... More...

Scarecrow Competition for Vege Beds
July 9, 2020
The great Kāpiti Scarecrow Competition is on and organiser James Bishop is welcoming all entries. "If you or family want to make a Scarecrow and place the Scarecrow at the bottom of the bank along the wall or in our Vegetable Beds please do so before August 23 2020. "Then take a photo of it in the garden and tag ... More...

A Kāpiti good news story
June 29, 2020
In a world full of bad news stories it is great to discover there are some very good news stories out there as well. One story from Kāpiti comes to mind when locals Shane and Sharon Pirie and business partner David Walsh decided they would do what they could do to help out some of those struggling with the post Covi... More...

Ōtaki Museum highlights Main St
June 24, 2020
Ōtaki Museum's new exhibition opening July 17 highlights the history of Main Street. With the opening of the new exhibition the museum will be back to its pre-Covid-19 times opening at 10am and closing at 2pm Thursday to Saturday. The exhibition, As Time Goes By the Changing Face of Main Street, tells the st... More...

Waikanae library - KCDC gets praise from ROBB
June 22, 2020
The Waikanae Library is in need of restoration. ROBB (Restore our Book Budget community group) asked KCDC if it had attempted to get assistance concerning the restoration of this vital community facility. ROBB chairperson Christopher Ruthe says it is to KCDC's credit it sought Government funding from the Government'... More...

Kāpiti Coast Museum is Re-opening
June 12, 2020
The Kāpiti Coast Museum will re-open on Friday June 19 after several weeks Lockdown during the COVID 19 crisis. Museum Chairman Mark Holland says "We are delighted to be able to host visitors again and specially pleased and proud that so many of our volunteer visitor hosts have elected to return. It has been encouraging... More...

Kāpiti man writes Buried Alive
June 12, 2020
If you've been into Paper Plus Coastlands this week, you may have noticed a new book on display 'Buried Alive: A story of Hate and Acceptance' written by local Kāpiti man Alex Dean which shares his journey of survival and search for justice as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. The book title is reflective of ... More...

Kāpiti Plan reassessed
May 23, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kāpiti Coast District Council has reassessed its plans for the coming year. KCDC says it is focusing on making sure they're in the best position to support Kāpiti through this crisis and out the other side. Information on the draft 2020/21 Annual Plan is now online for com... More...

Kāpiti Coast Museum needs Help
May 24, 2020
The Kāpiti Coast Museum on Elizabeth Street, Waikanae, is in need of help, says Chairman Mark Holland. "We are a small committee of enthusiastic volunteers with many and varied skills all put to use to keep this important community museum going," says Mr Holland. "But we are short of a Minutes Secretary for our m... More...

Kāpiti Libraries see 500% increase for online services
May 3, 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced all kinds of community services, including Kāpiti District libraries, to temporarily close their doors, staff are finding creative ways to continue to connect with their communities. Kāpiti Coast District Council's Libraries and Arts Manager, Ian Littleworth, says pro... More...

Kāpiti updates Rubbish and Recycling
May 2, 2020
Collection companies will start to pick up recycling bins and crates alongside the normal rubbish collection in Alert Level 3. However, the region's recycling sorting plant remains closed, so all recycling collected will be going straight to landfill. If it is safe and hygienic to do so we encourage people to continue ... More...

Heroes don't all wear capes - Kāpiti Meals on Wheels keeps rolling along
April 15, 2020
The country may be in the grip of a pandemic but that has not stopped the dedicated group of volunteers who deliver 85 meals a day in Kāpiti as part of the Meals On Wheels effort. Meals on Wheels is deemed to be an 'essential service' and Luella Jensen is the co-ordinator for Paraparaumu and Raumati Meals on Wheels ... More...

Kāpiti heritage projects granted funds
April 1, 2020
Sites of historic and natural significance stretching across the district from Paekākāriki to Ōtaki are among 12 projects granted financial assistance from the latest Kāpiti Coast District Council Heritage Fund. The Fund aims to assist and actively encourage landowners and members of the local community to... More...

Kāpiti Gateway Centre makes progress
March 25, 2020
An updated feasibility investigation released recently by the Kāpiti Coast District Council on building a Kāpiti Gateway Centre at Paraparaumu Beach has provided the necessary direction for the project to progress to a business case. The feasibility study, which involved extensive engagement with iwi, Depa... More...

Remember Me Home
March 11, 2020
‎Avril McDonald‎ reports"I'm so thrilled to release the next Feel Brave song to help kids deal with change/loss & grief - recorded on the Kāpiti Coast using amazing local talent Unity Jayne Wara and Tui Tahere-Katene recorded by Ross at Audiosuite studio at Lindale and filmed and produced by Rayne Leafe... More...

$500 Kāpiti Giveaway in giving back plan
March 4, 2020
Kāpiti business Peter Jackson Plumbing Limited is giving away $500 cash to someone in need. The $500 giveaway started with a business in Auckland who then nominated another to carry on and then that company nominated Peter Jackson Plumbing in Kāpiti. Sonya Jackson says they were pleased to carry it on and they ha... More...

Web Genius Run 4 Youth 2020
January 18, 2020
Planning is well underway for this year's Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) to raise funds and fitness for Kāpiti's youth while having great fun strolling or running along the beautiful Kāpiti coastline. Richard Calkin, Founder of Web Genius says last year's event raised $20,698 for Kāpiti Youth. "We are mot... More...

The Paekākāriki Green Dream gets Real
November 21, 2019
Work over the last seven years to create a green space to encourage Paekākāriki's self sufficiency and strengthen community is now a reality with Paekākāriki Orchards and Gardens. This year this local open group secured a four year license from Kāpiti Coast District Council to use an acre of land... More...

2019 Kāpiti Coast Strawberry Festival
The Festival takes place on Saturday 23 November between 9. 30am and 3. 30pm. It is held at Kāpiti Primary School on Rimu Road (behind Coastlands) in Paraparaumu. There is a gold coin donation on entry. This donation goes to charity - Mary Potter Hospice. The Festival is about the local community coming together to sho... More...

Parish Fair includes Art Auction
October 11, 2019
"It's that time of year again for our annual Parish Fair.As well as all our favourite stalls, this year we are introducing an Art Auction. We will have plenty of tomato plants and seedlings at our plant stall. There are so many options for second hand items, wit... More...

Spring Fling for Reikorangi
October 7, 2019
Back by popular demand is the superb community event - The Reikorangi Spring Fling, being held at the Reikorangi Domain on Sunday, October 20, at 11 AM 2:30 PM.Put this on your calendar! Live Music from Bullfrog Rata and Co, Family Games, Devonshire Teas, Stalls, ... More...

Paekākāriki space programme launches rocket into pocket universe
Facing bypass by the new major Transmission Gully road, due to open north of Wellington next year, the small village of Paekākāriki on the Kāpiti Coast is taking its future into its own hands. Known for its independent community spirit, at the end of this ... More...

Know your Wild Greens Workshop in Raumati
May 2, 2019
Your own garden and local environment is full of healthy, nutritious, edible greens.Join Felicity in her beautiful garden to learn about commonly found local weeds, herbs & native plants.Feel confident in identification, learn medicinal & nutritional benefits & ... More...

Kāpiti Bird Club Show takes off
A stunning array of birds were on display at the recent annual Kāpiti Bird Show held at the Community Centre in Paraparaumu.Kāpiti Bird Club president Rob West says the Show was very popular and drew over 150 visitors.There was a spectacular range of birds of al... More...

Kāpiti Competition winners announced
Nic Nel, Director of Kāpiti Skips & Scaffolding, says it is an important part of their business to give back to the community."It is actually part of our policy framework. We try to support our community as much as possible and when there are prizes involved it is ... More...

Kāpiti Coast Civic Awards Open for Nominations
The Kāpiti Coast District's annual Civic Awards paired with the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are back again to honour the outstanding people who make our neighbourhoods and communities the special places they are. Mayor K Gurunathan says that wh... More...

Cycling rodeo for Kāpiti kids
September 25, 2019
Jump on your bike at St Peter Chanel School's free Bike Rodeo in Ōtaki on October 1 to kick-start the month-long Ki... More...

Helping Kāpiti Hearing for 10 Years
September 23, 2019
Local audiologists Kāpiti Hearing are celebrating 10 Years of helping Kāpiti Coasters with hearing issues.When Kapit... More...

New Police District Commander welcomed
September 9, 2019
New Wellington District Commander Superintendent Corrie Parnell brings a breadth of knowledge and experience from a numb... More...

Merchant Navy Day marked with events
August 24, 2019
Most people would be unaware that September 3rd is Merchant Navy Day.Marked annually internationally, as a day to re... More...

5000 new trees for Kāpiti thanks to Spade Aid
August 20, 2019
Hundreds of planters of all ages flooded into Queen Elizabeth Park on ... More...

Kāpiti Whalepot Challenge
May 29, 2019
Put your thinking cap on. How much oil do you think this whalepot would hold? Worked it out? Then come into the Kapit... More...

Waikanae Beach Residents invited
May 19, 2019
Committee Chair Gerald Rys says the Waikanae Beach Residents Society Incorporated (WBRSI) have been busy presenting subm... More...

Kāpiti Coast Family wins NZHL XRACE
May 8, 2019
Kāpiti Coast locals Kim and Regan Foote and their children have won the NZHL XRACE competition to attend the Gold Coast ... More...

Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth Raises $20,698
May 6, 2019
Kāpiti Run for Youth took place on Sunday 31 March with close to 300 p... More...

Human Neurodiversity Should Be Celebrated, Not Treated as a Disorder
May 3, 2019
Human Neurodiversity should be celebrated, not treated as a Disorder s... More...

Make-A-Wish New Zealand Celebrates World Wish Day 2019
April 29, 2019
Make-A-Wish New Zealand, along with affiliates and chapters worldwide ... More...

Kāpiti Hosts Moa Community Orchard Fruit Tree Masterclass
April 25, 2019
The public are warmly invited to a free workshop with Sarah Frater fro... More...

Kāpiti Playground Upgrades - Have your say
April 23, 2019
There are 49 playgrounds in neighbourhoods across Kāpiti, and each year a selection of them from across the District are... More...

Gift of favourite flower marks World Parkinsons Day in Kāpiti
April 15, 2019
Kāpiti Coast District Councillor Angela Buswell received an unexpected... More...

Kāpiti Council Launches Antenno
April 10, 2019
The Kāpiti Coast District Council has launched Antenno, a free mobile app that allows residents to raise issues wit... More...

C'Mon Kāpiti - Gumboot Up on Friday 5 April
April 4, 2019
We're asking you, your teachers and parents to wear gumboots to school in support of Gumboot Friday. Put your gumboots o... More...

Children got Movin for the month of March
March 28, 2019
Children were cheering for Movin'March this month with record numbers participating in this year's initiative. The m... More...

Pre-loved Clothing Pop-Up Shop
March 13, 2019
Pre-loved Clothing Pop-Up ShopWhen: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9 AM 4 PMWhere: Kāpiti United Parish Community Hal... More...

Parrot looking for Home in Waikanae
March 12, 2019
Many thanks to a couple in Marae Lane, Waikanae who sent through this photo of stunning green Parrot who decided to take... More...

Sam and Mango back together in Waikanae
March 12, 2109
It is always great when a story ends well and this one certainly did. We reported earlier that a parrot had been spotted... More...

Army Captains Walk 700km for son - first stop Waikanae
March 11, 2019
Army Captains Laura and Tane North will start on Wednesday an epic 700... More...

Kāpiti Coast Pipes and Drums Band - New Members Welcome
March 7, 2019
The Pipe Band - Kāpiti Coast Pipes and Drums Band has been actively in... More...

The Lions Club of Kāpiti - Invitation
March 1, 2019
The next meeting of The Lions Club of Kāpiti is to be held on Tuesday 5 March at the Ocean Road Community Centre (Former... More...

Kāpiti Celebrates a Cuppa Over the Fence
March 1, 2019
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is bringing neighbourhoods together in Kāpiti, by encouraging residents to h... More...

Kāpiti Coast ant survey
March 1, 2019
The Raumati South Residents Assn are undertaking a Survey to help them gain a better understanding of ants in Kāpiti.The... More...

Te Horo Prepares for Emergency
February 22, 2019
Community Emergency Hubs are about the community coming together to do what it can to help each other - people helping p... More...

Mahara Place Rooted
February 21. 2019
Although they were removed from Mahara Place in Waikanae weeks ago, it seems the two iconic phoenix palms are still putt... More...

Model Airshow at QE Park
February 19, 2019
Up, up and away to Queen Elizabeth Park for a fun family weekend (March 9 and 10) to enjoy an amazing display of flying ... More...

Kāpiti LoveMyBeach Winners Announced
February 18, 2019
After perusing nearly 180 fantastic submissions, the Kāpiti Coast District Council's #lovemybeach judging panel has... More...

Waikanae Health Services - Public Meeting
February 9, 2019
The Waikanae Health Advocacy Group is inviting Waikanae residents to its inaugural meeting Monday 11 February at 2pm.... More...

Merry Christmas Kāpiti
December, 2018
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Waikanae town centre revitalisation progressing at pace
Kāpiti Coast District Council has held a well attended meeting which i... More...

Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish-School Gala - giving thanks
November, 2018
Organisers of Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish-School Gala want to say thank-... More...

Police Recuitment Ad a Hit
New Zealand Police have just released another big-budget recruitment video, with hopes the humorous three-minute Q&A can... More...

Kāpiti Rotary supporting Local Youth
Back by popular demand is the Rotary Club of Kāpiti's annual Trailer Raffle fundraiser with proceeds going to support Ka... More...

Where theres a way theres a Will
Kāpiti lawyer Jane Stevenson says she remains surprised that there are so many New Zealanders who do not have a Will.... More...

Waikanae Spring Market - it's in the bag
The Annual Waikanae Spring Market gets underway tomorrow with a wide variety of stalls for all to enjoy and big crowds a... More...

Kāpiti Babies - Have your Say
Integrity Professionals is facilitating an information gathering exercise for Capital and Coast DHB's Primary Birthing U... More...

Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry panel visiting Kāpiti
Kāpiti Coast locals will have an opportunity to talk about mental heal... More...

Kāpiti Run for Youth wins Wellington Airport Community Award
Kāpiti Run for Youth (KR4Y), along with other volunteer groups and ind... More...

Kāpiti hosts Medieval Banquet
A Medieval Banquet will be held in Kāpiti as a fabulous fundraiser for the Mary Potter Hospice Kāpiti Community Base.... More...

Free Curtains for Ōtaki Homes
Kāpiti District Council, Energywise Ōtaki, Citizens Advice Bureau, Ōtaki and the Wellington Sustainable Trust have arran... More...

Waikanae Grant Applications available
Waikanae community organisations can apply for a funding boost through the Waikanae Community Board's annual Capital Imp... More...

Kāpiti Genealogy group to meet
The next meeting of Kāpiti Genealogy will be held from 7pm on Tuesday May 22 at Kāpiti Community Centre, Ngahina Street,... More...

Kāpiti wide Appeal for KYS
KYS will hold its Annual Street Appeal in Kāpiti from 8am 4pm Saturday 12th May 2018.First held in 2015, the KYS S... More...

Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrates 25 years at the movies
The Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade is holding a special movie night a... More...

Paekākāriki holds World's smallest beer festival
The Southern Hemisphere's, if not the world's, smallest beer festival ... More...

Ōtaki Health Camp - Talk by Di Buchan
SUNDAY 25 MARCH: DI BUCHAN'I don't think the average New Zealander has any idea what some of the families in this countr... More...

Kāpiti BNI function raises over $3000 for Mary Potter Hospice
March 7, 2018
There may have been the tail end of a cyclone passing over but that di... More...

$9million in Electra discounts announced
Close to $9million in discounts is in the process of being distributed to customers of Electra in the Kāpiti and Horowhe... More...

Otaihanga Now Equipped With Life Saving Defibrillator
Recently, the installation of another Kāpiti defibrillator has been co... More...

Waikanae Support Hub gets Official Opening
February 12, 2018
The official opening of the new Waikanae Support Hub will provide a sought after service at 13A Mahara Place, Waikanae.... More...

Kāpiti and Horowhenua join in Hunger for Colour
Kāpiti and Horowhenua stores have joined the foodbank initiative where... More...

BNI Night for Kāpiti Mary Potter Hospice
The BNI Better Business group on the Kāpiti Coast is hosting a fundraiser in aid of the Mary Potter Hospice on February ... More...

Kāpiti call for emergency transparency
February 3, 2018
Community campaigner Dale Evans has recently raised the issue about confusing public warnings of natural disaster events... More...

Coastella Music Festival Shines a Light on Mens Mental Health
January 18, 2018
Coastella Music Festival is looking to shine a light on men's mental h... More...

Kāpiti gets new Genealogy Daytime Group
January 16, 2018
A new Genealogy group is starting this week and anyone interested in finding out about their ancestry is welcome to join... More...

Merry Christmas Kāpiti
December 25, 2017
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Santa Time in Kāpiti
December 20, 2017
With just five days left the mad scramble for Christmas shopping is about to hit top gear. Amid all the mayhem is the qu... More...

Ōtaki becomes North Pole for Christmas Express
December 19, 2017
Sarah Ferguson, of Te Horo says she is amazed and delighted at the po... More...

Kāpiti Life-Saving Equipment Installed
Saving lives in the community just got a whole lot easier with the installation of three more AEDs in Kāpiti this week.O... More...

Waikanae Community Support Centre
December 10, 2017
The new Waikanae Community Support Centre are having their preliminary opening this Tuesday (Dec 12) between 10.00am and... More...

Kāpiti Council sets priorities for social funding
December 11, 2017
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is adopting a new approach to the wa... More...

Early Christmas in Waikanae
December 6, 2017
Waikanae Library, Menzshed, Wellington Free Ambulance and Destination Waikanae are teaming up to have some lovely activi... More...

Kāpiti Festival Attracts Thousands
December 1, 2017
The recent Kāpiti Festival has been judged a huge success by the public, organisers and participants.Based on promotion ... More...

Christmas Gift for Free Ambulance in Kāpiti
December 1, 2017
Cindy Foote of Jade Property Management says a recent decision about giving clients Christmas gifts was made easier foll... More...

UPDATE - Lindale Village Market Restarts
December 1, 2017
UPDATE: The Market will be open Sunday 3 December from 1pm - 4pmIt was once one of the biggest farmers markets in the re... More...

Kāpiti Rotary Trailer Raffle Winners
The Jacques Family of Paraparaumu are the winners of the annual Trailer Raffle conducted by the Rotary Club of Kāpiti.... More...

Police Video goes viral
SEE VIDEO BELOWThe 'World's Most Entertaining Police Recruitment Video' is living up to its name with a massive national... More...

White Ribbon Day - story of a survivor
November 25, 2017
A message on White Ribbon Day 25 November 2017 from a survivor of domestic violence, Kristin Dunne."I was reflecting on ... More...

Launch of Kāpiti Parents Together
November 17, 2017
Parents TOGETHER is a new community group intent on offering arts, crafts, cooking, gardening, first aid and parenting h... More...

Kāpiti Youthquest closure avoidable
November 12, 2017
The Nikau Foundation shares the Kāpiti Coast community's shock at the announcement of the liquidation of Youthquest Kapi... More...

Kāpiti Coast Festival set for Great Day
November 13, 2017
The weather forecast for Saturday says the sun will be shining on the Kāpiti Coast Festival being held at Kāpiti School.... More...

Firefighters hike through Kāpiti for MND
November 11, 2017
On the hero scale firefighters are off the charts, risking life and limb to save lives. and this weekend an intrepid tea... More...

Richard Calkin goes MoBro
November 10, 2017
If many of your friends and neighbours have seemed a bit more hirsute recently they may well be taking part in the succe... More...

2017 Combined Kāpiti Lions Monster Bookfair
October 6, 2017
This year's Kāpiti Lions Monster Bookfair is on Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th of October.This is one of Kāpiti's... More...

Waikanae Playcentre Garage Sale - all welcome
September 25, 2017
This Saturday (September 30) the Waikanae Playcentre are holding a Garage Sale and this is a great chnace to grab a barg... More...

Reikorangi Spring Fling
September 16, 2017
The Reikorangi Residents Association present the inaugural Spring Fling! Country Fair. Looks like the Spring Fling is go... More...

Nikau Foundation on Board with Kāpiti Business Awards
14 September, 2017
Nikau Foundation says it is pleased to announce their sponsorship of t... More...

Kāpiti Fashion, Food and Fun for Arts Centre
September 1, 2017
The invitation is out to take part in a great Kāpiti event at the end of the month.Join us on the 30th of September for ... More...

Kāpiti Coast Festival set to shine
August 23, 2017
Philip Harris of Mary Potter Hospice is enthusiastic about the prospects for this year's Kāpiti Coast Festival which inc... More...

Harpers Little Art Auction
August 13, 2017
Harpers Little Art AuctionSouthward Car Museum, Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti CoastSaturday 28 October 2017 ... More...

We Matter New Zealand
August 13, 2017
Every day at least one child gets admitted to hospital from an injury, from assault or neglect or maltreatment. Almost h... More...

Overcoming hurdles and on to Success
August 13, 2017
Christchurch-born Blake Ison, provided the Kāpiti Rotary Club with an intriguing address on Thursday night on his growin... More...

Kāpiti Councillor sees homelessness in Auckland
August 11, 2017
This week I attended my second annual Local Government NZ Conference i... More...

Neill Inkster - a gentleman passes
23 July, 2017
Neill Inkster, one of New Zealand's most well known Rotarians and a prominent member of the Kāpiti Rotary Club for 14 ye... More...

Paraparaumu Disaster Plan
24 July, 2017
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Kāpiti WEA Spring Programme
August 10, 2017
The Kāpiti WEA has announced its spring programme. July 29th Bryan Wells talks on the Battle of Waterloo at the Kāpiti ... More...

AEDs saving lives in Kāpiti
19 July, 2017
AEDs are lifesavers and for many Kāpiti people they maybe closer than you think. For those of you who don't know wha... More...

Starting up new ideas in Kāpiti
19 July, 2017
Startup Weekend is back for a second year in Kāpiti. Ready to help guide new startup ideas to success is MJ Brodie, who ... More...

Liz Koh receives prestigious Rotary award
12 July, 2017
Former Rotary Club President Liz Koh was awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow medal at the Kāpiti Rotary Club's ch... More...

Kāpiti - Whirlwind needs your help
3 July, 2017
Whirlwind is a growing community of men helping each other to get better at the mental side of life. Through the sharing... More...

Waikanae kids shine at Matariki celebration
3 July, 2017
The Whakarongotai Marae was abuzz as Waikanae School children gathered to celebrate Matariki.Matariki, also known as the... More...

Kāpiti Volunteers celebrate a week to remember
21 June, 2017
Kāpiti has a great volunteer base and this week is about recognising t... More...

Film in Waikanae addresses male violence
20 June, 2017
The question Does society normalise behaviour that encourages male violence? will be put in a film The Mask you ... More...

Waikanae Family History Group AGM
12 June, 2017
The Waikanae Family History Group will be holding their AGM on 22 June at the Waikanae Chartered Club, Elizabeth Street.... More...

Event Planning Workshop in Raumati
6 June, 2017
Come along to the Te Ara Korowai Event Planning Workshop on 13th June at 12pm to 2pm in Raumati.This workshop is designe... More...

Reikorangi Residents Make Most of Community Gathering
7 June. 2017
Reikorangi resident's enjoyed an afternoon of games and fun at the wee... More...

Kāpiti Boomerang Bags are underway
6 June, 2017
The Kāpiti Community Centre has been overwhelmed and are hugely excited by the interest in their Boomerang Bags initiati... More...

Baby Sensory Kāpiti Celebrates with Big Birthday Bash in Paraparaumu
1 June, 2017
Big Birthday Bash: This June marks one year of Baby Sensory classes in... More...

Waikanae Menzshed complete Memorial Day Hut
May 2017
In 1942, small cities of windowless huts sprang up around the Kāpiti Coast to house thousands of American soldiers trai... More...

Kāpiti Hightide Building Community with Creativity
May 2017
Walking into Hightide Caf on Paraparaumu Beach felt like one of those... More...

Kāpiti hosts Pink Ribbon Breakfast
May 2017
There is just one week to go and there are still places to fill, if you want to attend the Kāpiti Pink Ribbon Breakfast.... More...

Rotary hand up for Kāpiti Arts Centre
May 2017
At a recent Paraparaumu Rotary Club meeting president Marion Patchett presented Kāpiti College principal Tony Kane with ... More...

Kāpiti Toastmasters clubs are really something to talk about
May 2017
The value of Toastmasters is enormous says Coastmasters President Nu T... More...

Scrum Secrets of the Front Row
May 2017
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Kāpiti Volunteer Street Collectors needed
May 2017
Mary Potter Hospice are fast heading towards their Annual Street Collection Friday 19 & Saturday 20 May and they are i... More...

Mary Potter Hospice Shop Sale
May 2017
The May Day Sale has kicked off at our Mary Potter Hospice Shops! Get into your local store today to find hidden treasur... More...

Kāpiti Rotary Firewood Sale
May 28, 2017
The Kāpiti Rotary Club are fundraising with a massive firewood sale. This has proved very popular so far and with a cold... More...

Kāpiti not immune from Housing Crisis
April 2017
Kāpiti has not been immune from the impacts of what many have termed a housing crisis. Rents have soared, accommodation ... More...

Curtain Bank returns to Ōtaki
April 2017
Wellington Curtain Bank is returning to Ōtaki to make it easier for local families to get free, lined curtains ahead of ... More...

Kāpiti Coast Applications welcome for Scholarship
April 2017
Kāpiti women who qualify are welcome to apply for the Rural Women New ... More...

Westpac achieves Dementia-Friendly Award
April 2017
Westpac has become New Zealand's first dementia-friendly bank, earning the Alzheimers New Zealand Dementia-Friendly Awar... More...

Kāpiti Cardiac Club provide rest stop
April 2017
The Kāpiti Cardiac Club temporarily had more funds in the coffers than was needed in the close future so a decision was ... More...

Kāpiti generous for Red Puppy Appeal
March 2017
Kāpiti collectors reported a generous response to the Blind Foundation's Red Puppy Appeal.Marilyn Wilkinson of Paraparau... More...

Low Carbon Kāpiti Meeting
March 2017
Meeting notice:Low Carbon Kāpiti kick off Sunday 19 March 2017, 2:00 - 4:00pm, Kāpiti Community Centre. Thi... More...

Painted Rocks to help Hungry Kiwis
March 2017
Painted rocks have helped boost a campaign supporting hungry Kiwis. The Resene Hunger for Colour campaign almost tripled... More...

Data collection breaches privacy
March 2017
MSD's client data collection is a breach of privacy, says NZACHanding over personal details of clients who are seeki... More...

Carwash fundraiser Saturday 25 Feb
February 2017
The Kenakena School carwash fundraiser for Kahikatea Syndicate is getting closer - this Sat 25 Feb, 9.30am to 2.30pm at ... More...

Philanthropy at its Best
February 2017
Perspectives on what makes a good funderFrom the Blog of Kate FrykbergHere are four different perspectives on the charac... More...

The Trams are Back In Business at Queen Elizabeth Park
December 2016
After being out of service for over 9 months, and the expenditure of i... More...

New report on how many animals are used for research, testing and teaching in NZ
December 2016
Today the 2015 figures on the animals used for research, testing and t... More...

Kāpiti School Patrols march for road safety
December 2016
Pupils from Kāpiti primary schools braved heavy rain to parade through Paraparaumu town centre today, celebrating their ... More...

Century 21 Goes Pink for New Zealand Breast Cancer Charities
October 2016
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women, affecting one in ni... More...

Haere rā from Kae at Kāpiti Community Centre
October 2016
Gosh, time flies when you are having fun and it seems like only yester... More...

Dig deep Kāpiti, its Daffodil Day
August 2016
Hundreds of ANZ staff throughout the country will be rattling buckets today as they collect money for Daffodil Day, the ... More...

Kāpiti community grants now open
July 2016
This year's funding round for Kāpiti community grants is now open.More than $40,000 of grants is available to suppor... More...

Kāpiti call for New Zealander of the Year nominations
July 2016
Kāpiti produces a large number of high achievers and nominations are n... More...

Coast Access Radio adds new broadcasters
July 2016
Coast Access Radio, based in Waikanae, has added three new star broadcasters to the lineup.Station manager Graeme Joyes ... More...

Kāpiti Bird Show
April 2016
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Ghost Writers and Museum Stories
April 2016
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Car Boot Sale for Waikanae Kindy
April 2016
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Waikanae Easter Market draws good crowd
March 2016
The Waikanae Easter Market in Mahara Place was again the place to be with big crowds turning up to enjoy the lovely weat... More...

Kāpiti Toy Library Movie Night Fundraiser
March 2016
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Kāpiti Community Centre all set for International Cultural Gathering
March 2016
Kia ora from your Kāpiti Community Centre.....It seems like Kae and I ... More...

Christmas Sale to support Shed
December 2015
Kāpiti not for profit organisation, The Shed Project will be spreading Christmas cheer with a Garage sale and light disp... More...

Volunteer for IHC
December 2015
IHC is looking for volunteers to join their One-to-One Friendship and Skills-based volunteering programmes. By taking a ... More...

Kāpiti sings at Carols by the Sea
December 2015
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Kāpiti Women's Centre STREET APPEAL FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER
October 2015
STREET APPEAL FRIDAY 16 OCTOBERDon't forget our annual Street Appe... More...

The Name's Bond, James Bond
October 2015
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Captioning called for
October 2015
The New Zealand Captioning Working Group is asking for your help to make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of t... More...

Rotary Raffle Returns
September 2015
The Kāpiti Rotary Club are back again with their famous trailer raffle. Win this trailer (pictured) plus all the content... More...

Ōtaki Community Expo
September 2015
Community groups will showcase their services and activities at the Ōtaki Community Expo on Saturday 12 September.Organi... More...

TV3 story not so charitable
September 2015
Open Letter from Charities ServicesYou may have seen a news story that was broadcast on Wednesday evening on TV3's S... More...

Red Cross needs your support to help refugees
September 2015
New Zealand Red Cross is offering concerned Kiwis some practical ideas... More...

NZ humanitarian agencies say temporary increase in refugee quota a good start
September 2015
New Zealand humanitarian aid workers have welcomed the government's co... More...

Early bird registrations open for the Santa Run
September 2015
The Great KidsCan Santa Run is open for early bird registrations! Last... More...

Brownies and Guides welcome new members
July 2015
Bronwyn Glavin, who is Guide Leader of the First Waikanae Guides, sent us this photograph to make you smile this morning... More...

OUR LADY OF KAPITI PARISH CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
December 2014
Our lady of Kāpiti Parish Christmas luncheon takes place at Southward Car Museum on Sunday December 14.This luncheon... More...

Kāpiti Mo's help raise over $1.1M for Men's Health
December 2014
Observers will have seen a greater number of hairy faces in Kāpiti ove... More...

Kāpiti fire brigade have faster access to burning buildings
December 2014
The generosity of private donors from the Kāpiti region has enabled th... More...

Rotary Trailer winner announced
December 2014
This year's Kāpiti Rotary trailer raffle has been drawn. The winning ticket 5363 was purchased at Mitre 10 Mega in Parap... More...

Strawberry Festival hits Paraparaumu Beach
November 2014
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MOvember time to lose the shavers
November 2014
ONLY ONE IN FOUR KIWI MEN HAPPY AND HEALTHY25 34 is the charmed decade for men to feel the happiest 18 24 year o... More...

ANZ raises $1m for Daffodil Day
November 2014
The bake sales, sausage sizzles, quiz nights, stair climbs and golf tournaments have paid off official figures are in,... More...

Business chance to make success of Kāpiti Youth Quest
October 2014
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Destination Waikanae stall popular choice at Market Day
October 2014
Report from Destination WaikanaeIt was great to see so many of you at ... More...

Rotary announces ongoing support of Relay for life
October 2014
The Rotary Club of Kāpiti has once again made a commitment to support ... More...

Te Horo celebrates 100 Years of Community Spirit
October 2014
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Kiwi icons partner to protect and nurture New Zealand's future
October 2014
Public Trust has committed to becoming a 'Pick Me Help Plunket' partne... More...

Lions Club of Kāpiti - Under New Management
October 2014
The new Board of the Lions Club of Kāpiti has been elected with Brian Daw taking over as President for the current year ... More...

GRAVITY GIVES JUMP TO SAVE CHILDREN
December 2013
"Gravity Gives invites seasoned and budding skydivers and bungy jumpers to hurl themselves out of planes and off rock fa... More...

Tickets now available for The 20th Annual Watties Cans Film Festival
November 2013
Movie lovers around the country can visit their local participating ci... More...

Hollywood helps local Epilepsy Awareness Campaign
November 2013
Get ready! It's hereNovember is talk about it month! 'Talk About It!'... More...

Quiz night for Student Scholarships
November 2013
We are a group of parents, whanau and care givers who did not hang up our fund raising hats after our children completed... More...

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Labour weekend
October 2013
Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids' safe... More...

HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) 80s Disco
October 2013
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Kāpiti Community Foodbank fills necessary role
October 2013
The Annual General Meeting of the Kāpiti Community Foodbank was held o... More...

A close shave at the Waikanae Club
September 2013
These courageous souls gave up their golden (and some grey) locks in a good cause at the Waikanae Club last week.As a fu... More...

Club HUHA needs a helping hand in Ōtaki
September 2013
We are so busy at Club HUHA that we are seeking to increase our team at our Ōtaki shelter.If you think you've got wh... More...

More volunteers needed for Wellington Free Ambulance Street Appeal
September 2013
Kāpiti residents benefit greatly from having the Wellington Free Ambul... More...

A pawfect opportunity to support your local SPCA
August 2013
Cupcake Day for the SPCA is here again Monday 26th AugustSPCA Cu... More...

Waikanae Lions holding Super Plant Bonanza
July 2013
The Waikanae Lions Club are holding a "Super Plant Bonanza" on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September to raise funds fo... More...

Unique Well gives to Wellington Free Ambulance
July 2013
Kāpiti directly benefits from a unique artesian well in Wellington whi... More...

Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Special Olympics
July 2013
Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Speci... More...

Crafts on the Coast is back!
May 2013
Crafts on the Coast is back! With their third eagerly anticipated craft market, boasting a wide range of locally made q... More...

Kāpiti Plunket celebrates International Nurses Day
May 2013
On 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, it's ... More...

Wellington Free Ambulance celebrates Kāpiti anniversay
May 7, 2013
Wellington Free Ambulance is celebrating its 4th year anniversary of U... More...

Relay For Life Kāpiti raises nearly $91,000
May 2013
Nearly $91,000 has been raised by the Cancer Society's Relay For Life event in Kāpiti, making a significant contribution... More...

Have Fun and Learn Something New at Your Community Centre
May 2013
We are now taking registrations for our autumn community social and ed... More...

Recognising the work of midwives
May 2013
Midwives in New Zealand are inviting colleagues in the health services, politicians, consumer organisations, mothers and... More...

Poverty costs hit hard
April 2013
The social and economic consequences of not taking action to reduce child poverty in New Zealand are too costly to every... More...

Burn prevention, Keeping Kāpiti kids Safe in the home this Winter
April 2013
Every day in New Zealand about a classroom full of children (22) is ad... More...

Kāpiti Friends Of Animal Charities group....
April 2013
Approximately one year ago a group of friends got together and decided to form a non profit charitable organisation to a... More...

Rotary crew turn out for Kāpiti Relay for Life
April 2013
The Rotary Club of Kāpiti were among dozens of community groups who tu... More...

Plunket: Keep Kiwi kids safe this Easter
March 2013
Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids' safety while they're on the roads this holiday weekend... More...

Cancer Society collecting in Kāpiti
March 2013
Cancer Society volunteer Anna Upton is pictured collecting for child cancer care recently in Waikanae. Anna has been a C... More...

El Rancho Open Day for Easter Sunday
March 2013
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Confidence for Kids workshops in Raumati South
March 2013
"Workshops that Increase Confidence, Overcome Anxiety and Improve Comm... More...

Paekākāriki Express Rides for Life
March 2013
The Paekākāriki Express, Christian Cullen, and six others are riding their bikes from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise mone... More...

Have Fun and Learn Something New at Your Community Centre
January 2013 - NewYear New Hobbies? Come along, meet new people and learn something new at your Community Centre
Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre is now running a community so... More...

Nga Manu Nature Reserve - a must see this summer
January 2013
Nga Manu Nature Reserve offers you a unique opportunity to have a hand... More...

RNZAF Big Band Concert for Southwards
January 2013
If you would like to enjoy an afternoon being entertained by this very popular group of talented musicians, put Sunday 2... More...

Strong support for NZ Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
January 2013
The National Foundation for the Deaf and the affiliated group Project ... More...

10 Things To diffuse Stress for Children This Holiday Period
January 2013
As Presbyterian Support launches its second tier of the Guardian Angel... More...

Local artists show support for Wellington Rape Crisis
December 2012
On Saturday the 8th of December, artworks donated by local artists wil... More...

T G Macarthy Trust celebrates centenary of giving
December 2012
The T G Macarthy Trust is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a ... More...

Fran Wilde hosted by Kāpiti Rotary
October 2012
Chair of the Wellington Regional Council Hon. Fran Wilde addressed the Kāpiti Rotary Club last week.Ms Wilde present... More...

Sun shines on Daffodil Day in Kāpiti
September 2012
Over 300 local volunteers are have taken part in the Cancer Society's street collection in Kāpiti this year. With anothe... More...

Cupcakes For SPCA
August 2012
A recent fundraising day for the SPCA was held at Waikanae School. Concerned for the welfare of animals Jessica Glover,... More...

Kāpiti Community Centre - Activities for all
August 2012
The Kāpiti Community Centre has a number of hobby, support and community groups that regularly use the centre.Please hav... More...

Can You Be The Loudest
August 2012
Peter Davis at AD Architecture says the company has set up a web page to fundraise for Loud Shirt Day."Please take a mom... More...

Kāpiti Plunket proud to support World Breastfeeding Week
August 2012
Breastfeeding is celebrated around the world every year from 1 - 7 Aug... More...

Plunket welcomes inquiry into preventing child abuse
July 2012
New Zealand's largest provider of services to support the wellbeing of... More...

RNZFB supports a fair deal on copyright
July 2012
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) supports the launch of the Fair Deal cause to highlight the Trans ... More...

Support Skylight! - Affordable Art Show
June 2012
Bring yourself, your family and your friends to The Affordable ART SHOW Saturday August 4th, 2012 GET YOUR T... More...

Rotary Food Bank Appeal exceeds expectations
June 2012
Organiser Dave Edwards said the Rotary Club of Kāpiti's Annual Foodbank Appeal was again highly successful."We are very ... More...

Garden Show on the Radar......
March 20
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It's Good to Give
March 2
Organ Donation New Zealand, in conjunction with Kidney Health New Zealand is organising Kidney Awareness Week and the th... More...

Inaugural New Zealand Hearing Hero announced
February 29
The National Foundation for the Deaf is delighted to announce that the inaugural Hearing Hero Award has been awarded to ... More...

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars
February 29
The horrific car accident this week near the Waikato town on Patetonga has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of... More...

Second Chance Fashion Sale 2012
22 February
Just 18 days to go now to our big sale day on 10 March. Things are getting very exciting in the store room with lots of... More...

Animal welfare collection gets good response....
Animal Welfare collector Russell Pine of Paraparaumu is pictured at Co... More...

Christmas Memory Tree.....
December 11
The Waikanae Cancer Auxiliary will be at the South end of Coastlands Mall, Paraparaumu from Saturday 10 to Wednesday 21 ... More...

Amnesty International 50th Anniversary - Saturday December 10
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Plunket: Keep kids safe in cars these holidays
November 16
Plunket is urging people to have their child car restraints checked be... More...

Hospice Strawberry Festival at MacLean Park
November 17
Mary Potter Hospice will be holding their annual Hospice Strawberry Festival on Saturday November 19 from 10am to 4pm at... More...

Autism Appeal in Kāpiti
3 June
This week has seen collections for Autism New Zealand held throughout the country, including key collection points in Ka... More...

Lions Launch Plant Bonanza
22 April
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Immunisation vital for protection of New Zealand communities
10 April
News of six cases of English measles being confirmed in Hastings has p... More...

SPCA - finding homes for pets
2 April
The Waikanae branch of the SPCA have been at Coastlands promoting their Adopt a Pet programme. The SPCA cares for ar... More...

Lions roar for child cancer appeal
29 March
Jill Tebbs was one of many Kāpiti Pakeke Lions Club members who recently collected at Coastlands for the Child Cancer Ap... More...

From Oil Dependence to Local Resilience
14 March
Deirdre Kent reports from Transition Ōtaki1. Energy Group. As a result of the well attended public meeting on 23 Feb on... More...

That will make the tea taste better
13 March
Emma Broughton and Grace Brabham made the most of perfect weekend weather to tempt passing motorists with Girl Guide Bis... More...

Biscuit time jingles from Brownies
8 March
Waikanae Brownies were lucky to visit Coast Access Radio 104.7 fm to record some jingles they had written themselves to ... More...

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