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A friendly face at Raumati Beach
September 20, 2020
A recent visitor to Kāpiti is this baby fur seal spotted at Raumati South by superb photographer Karl Webber. There have been several seals seen recently along the Kāpiti Coast. New Zealand fur seals or kekeno often come ashore in winter to rest, Female seals would leave their pups alone for up to 20 days while th... More...

Wetland expert is speaker for Friends of QEP AGM
September 20, 2020
Wayne Mitchell, Chair of the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park says the group is pretty excited about the speaker they have for the AGM this year. "Dr Abbie Spiers, a wetland expert, writer and communicator, is a passionate and inspiring young scientist who spends her time lobbying local authorities about better prote... More...

Kāpiti waste reduction grants support green community projects
September 20, 2020
Kāpiti community groups, Iwi/Māori organisations, schools, neighbourhood groups and businesses have until 20 October to apply for funding to support solutions that reduce waste. Council's contestable Waste Reduction Grants fund community projects, seed funding for waste minimisation projects, and business waste re... More...

Call for feedback on new by-laws to ramp up harbour safety
September 10, 2020
Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking to make our regional harbours safer for communities following approval by its Environment Committee's proposed amendments designed to ensure national consistency, reduce risk and improve safety measures on the water.P... More...

National biodiversity strategy launched
August 10, 2020
Local Government New Zealand's (LGNZ) Regional Sector has today welcomed the launch of Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, citing robust collaboration with iwi, regional councils and private landowners and leadership from central governme... More...

Region gets $11million Flood Protection
August 4, 2020
Greater Wellington's flood protection and resilience is getting a vital $11m boost from the Government's post-Covid-19 infrastructure fund, which will lead to more jobs and better protection for flood prone communities.Two main areas of development in Lower Hutt and... More...

#nzforgood Video Challenge Open for Entries
August 2, 2020
New Zealand's leading solar energy company solarcity is inviting Kiwis to express themselves with a post-lockdown celebration of positivity as part of their #nzforgood programme launched last month to support their mission to help fast track New Zealand to a Zero Carbon... More...

Vigilance vital in the war against pest plants and animals
July 27, 2020
Smothering, strangling, displacing, infecting, browsing, killing. Sounds like plotlines from a Stephen King novel, but these are methods which significantly impact our biodiversity.There are many ways pest plants and animals can undermine our biodiversity, put our p... More...

Kāpiti Food Fair planting community fruit trees
July 27, 2020
The Kāpiti Food Fair recently planted five fruit trees in the Mazengarb Reserve community fruit orchard as part of its waste minimisation strategy.In 2019 the Fair set a goal to eliminate 80% of waste from landfill. Helene Judge and Jeanine van Kradenburg, Co-... More...

Kāpiti Beach Bylaw Consultation Review
July 17, 2020
The public consultation period for the review of the Kāpiti Coast District Council's Beach Bylaw will kick off in October this year.Consultation was originally proposed to take place in May, but as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown could not proceed as planned.... More...

Whareora Guardians from planting to Houdini sheep
Planting is planned to start at Whareroa on Sunday July 5th. Depending on the level of Covid-19 control at that time there are likely to be changes in how we manage working bees; we will give detail nearer the time. Planting 2020 will complete Upper Ti Kouka and ext... More...

Kāpiti Climate Action petition gains numbers
Low Carbon Kāpiti, the Kāpiti Climate Change Action Group and Councillor Sophie Handford have started a petition to Kāpiti Coast District Council to institute a 'Green Recovery of Kāpiti'.In mid-2019, Kāpiti Coast District Council declared a climate emerge... More...

Unplanned discharges across the Region
A number of unplanned sewage discharges have happened across the Wellington Region recently, which has caused widespread concern among communities, as well as confusion about who's responsible for the region's stormwater networks.Greater Wellington Regional Council ... More...

ZEALANDIA book celebrates the 'Valley that Changed a Nation'
One of the founders of region's beloved ZEALANDIA Eco-sanctuary, Jim Lynch, gave a talk at the Greater Wellington Regional Council on Thursday discussing how the ambitious idea came to life, and his new book ZEALANDIA: The Valley that Changed a Nation.A crowd of con... More...

Banded dotterel make a comeback in Ōtaki
The lower Ōtaki River area has seen a significant recovery of the threatened banded dotterel.While some of our precious native coastal birds are declining, a survey of 460 kilometres of coastline highlights how banded dotterel are thriving in the Wellington region.... More...

Greater Wellington announces package to tackle climate change
Greater Wellington Regional Council agreed unanimously on an ambitious package to tackle climate change, combating the impacts already being felt across the region, at its Council meeting on August 21. Greater Wellington Chair Chris Laidlaw says Council is confident... More...

Kāpiti wins Excellence in Climate Action award
Innovative work by the Kāpiti Coast District Council to reduce its emissions by 76% over the last 10 years has been recognised in the 2019 Enviro-Mark Solutions Awards. The Awards are a biennial celebration of businesses certified under the CEMARS and carboNZer... More...

Kāpiti needs Winter Ant Baiting
Many Kāpiti residents are starting to report ant problems again. In the middle of winter! "Don't despair," say the coordinators of Raumati South's ant control programme Jenny Scott and Mike Freeman. "Now is an opportunity to identify overwintering colonies and des... More...

Big changes for biosecurity system
With Biosecurity a huge issue for the Kāpiti Coast, and Kāpiti Island in particular, the latest announcement of strengthened law changes is likely to be welcomed by many involved in protecting our natural environment.Last week Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor un... More...

Rare birds take flight in wildlife reserve
Pest control is working its magic in our region with Fernbirds "singing away" in the Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve. Following the release of a number of the at-risk and declining birds by Forest and Bird in 2017, Greater Wellington Regional Council installed a large ... More...

Sophie Handford on Climate Strike
November 12, 2019
Kāpiti Councillor Sophie Handford is continuing to put out the message for urgent action on climate change. In a recentl... More...

Park rangers take new e-bikes for a spin
October 22, 2019
Greater Wellington Regional Council takes another step towards its carbon neutral by 2030 goal by providing regional par... More...

Govt must take communities with them on freshwater
September 5, 2019
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the launch of the Ess... More...

9Wire open for applications
June 13, 2019
The call is out for Kāpiti environmental innovators to be part of 9Wire, itself an environmental innovation, as they loo... More...

An environmental footprint to be proud of soil conservator retires after 44 years
May 2, 2019
After 44 years with the organisation soil conservator Stan Braaksma is... More...

Raumati shoreline wall strengthened
April 28, 2019
The Kāpiti Council is starting work to strengthen part of a Raumati beachfront wall to protect a local sewer main.Th... More...

New Zealand ban on all single-use plastic bags by July 2019
April 24, 2019
Single-use plastic bags will be banned New Zealand-wide from July.... More...

Coastal bird survey highlights key risk areas for oil spills
April 16, 2019
Greater Wellington Regional Council conducted a coastal bird survey re... More...

Ant Exclusion Zone Established In Raumati South
April 7, 2019
Michael Freeman, Project Manager for the Raumati South Residents' Asso... More...

E.U. Sets Standard With Ban on Single-Use Plastics by 2021
March 28, 2019
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to ban single-use pl... More...

Biodiversity Framework to Care for our Environment
March 27, 2019
Are you known to take care of the natural environment in your communit... More...

High levels of toxic algae found in Waikanae River
March 20, 2019
Greater Wellington Regional Council is advising people not to swim or ... More...

Can Kāpiti Keep Kaimanawa Horses
March 8, 2019
In the past several Kāpiti Coasters have provided homes for Kaimanawa wild Horses. Now 70 Kaimanawa horses face a grim f... More...

Kāpiti to look out for Alligator Weed
March 7, 2019
Kāpiti gardeners, hikers and walkers are encouraged to look out for the infamous Alligator weed (Alternathera philoxeroi... More...

Waikanae River chosen for priority restoration
March 7, 2019
Kāpiti's Waikanae River, has been chosen by the Department of Conserva... More...

Kāpiti Island whanau featured
February, 2019
A superb article about an iconic Kāpiti family is featured in an article by Lee-Anne Duncan and photos by Tessa Chrisp o... More...

Independent panel to help protect Kauri
February 7, 2019
A new independent panel announced today will strengthen efforts to protect New Zealand's iconic forest giant, at the sam... More...

Kāpiti Dunes need saving
February 5, 2019
Join Kāpiti Council's biodiversity manager Rob Cross again as he walks and talks you through the natural highlights of o... More...

Pesticide Rules need Overhaul
January, 2018
CJ Iorns is a Reader in the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington.Victoria University of Wellington enviro... More...

Recreational fishers fined approx $4,000 over long weekend
The Kāpiti Coast marine environment is as subject to poaching as any o... More...

Kāpiti on Show 'After Dark'
"After Dark"Another stunning photo from Kāpiti Photographer Conrad Labone. After Dark captures Paraparaumu and Kāpiti Is... More...

Raumati South all set for Ant Baiting session
Jenny Scott from the Raumati South Residents' Association says a huge thankyou to all those who have registered to take ... More...

Paekākāriki celebrates Midwinter Hullabaloo
More than 70 people came through the door of St Peter's Hall, Paekākāriki on Sunday to sample the family-focus... More...

Community Garden Parties for Kāpiti
The pilot for Kāpiti Community Garden Parties, events designed to get to know neighbourhood gardens and how to support t... More...

Kāpiti prepares for Cyclone visit
"There are a few simple steps to prepare to be safe over the next few days," says Districtwide Councillor Jackie Elliott... More...

Rock Pile Building for Native Lizard Habitat
Local conservation group Ngā Uruora is inviting the community to come and help build rock piles beside the Paek... More...

Review guides Kāpiti Coastal Hazards Policy
Kāpiti Council, currently facing major coastal hazard issues, has received guidance on Coastal Policy following a new an... More...

Concern over Councils Destruction of Native Trees
January 28, 2018
Raumati Paraparaumu Community Board member's Guy Burns and Bernie Rand... More...

Avoid swimming in Kāpiti waterways for the next 48 hours
January 19, 2018
With the unsettled weather over the past week, the Kāpiti Coast Distri... More...

Hot Spots for Kāpiti Water Users
January 18, 2018
From Ōtaki south the Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors the quality of the rivers, lakes and coasts to protect... More...

RhythmPlant - Running in Circles
January 4, 2018
This song is an oldie but a goodie and features bass player and excellent person Leon Kiel who passed five years ago. Le... More...

Well-known Kiwis to lead at Ōtaki Camp
January 3, 2018
Mike Joy, Dean Baigent-Mercer, and Marnie Prickett are just some of the well-known environmentalists who will be leading... More...

Raising Funds and Awareness for Ōtaki's DB Environment Trust
27 December, 2017
The DB Environment Trust, based in Ōtaki, supports students and landow... More...

Feeling the Impacts of Sea Level Rise in Kāpiti
December 22, 2017
Below is a brilliant article about the consequences of delaying guidan... More...

Kāpiti Council obtains CEMARS recertification
December 20, 2017
The Kāpiti Council has been Carbon Emissions Measurement and Reduction... More...

Novembers big dry - Ōtaki River lowest since 1893
December 1, 2017
What astonishing November weather. Rainfall records for the month thro... More...

The Eagle Ray has Landed at Raumati Beach
November 23, 2017
Joanne Dacombe was enjoying another beautiful day on the Kāpiti Coast.Joanne says there was no wind and the beach and wa... More...

Volunteers wanted for shellfish health survey
November 20, 2017
A call has gone out for volunteers to join, this Saturday and Sunday, in an assessment of shellfish in the Onepoto arm o... More...

Kāpiti Beach Patrols to Start
November 17, 2018
The Kāpiti Council starts its annual summer beach patrols this weekend with assistance from the Police, warning people a... More...

Diver named - Zac Power
November 17, 2017
The young Taranaki diver found dead after a three-day search off Wellington's west coast has been formally identified a... More...

Missing diver located off the coast of Makara, Wellington
November 15, 2017 7.15pm
The Police National Dive Squad has this evening recovered the body of ... More...

Search for Missing Diver Suspended for the Night
November 14, 2017
The search for a diver missing off the west coast of Wellington has be... More...

Iconic Trees Killed at Paraparaumu Beach
November 12, 2017
No motive has been established yet for what appears to be the planned poisoning of iconic trees at Maclean Park, Parapar... More...

Call for Healthy Waterways
October 26, 2017
Greater Wellington Regional Council has a plan for working together for healthy waterways and wetlands - it's our future... More...

Perishing Velella cause putrid pong at Kāpiti beaches
October 24, 2017
Kāpiti Coast residents have had plenty of rain already this spring but... More...

Kāpiti Tui enjoys a bit of local Bottle Brush
October 11, 2017
Kāpiti Tui enjoys a bit of local Bottle Brush.Another stunning photo of the Tui that are seen in their hundreds in K... More...

Wild weather - Caution for Kāpiti
September 26, 2017
With plenty of wild weather hitting the region the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office WREMO are urging driver... More...

Kāpiti Summerfruit benefits from Biosecurity Boost
September 19, 2017
Summerfruit NZ and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand (MIA) ... More...

Nature RX - are you addicted?
September 19, 2017
The Kāpiti Coast's parks and reserves offer many opportunities for recreation in different landscapes and settings.... More...

Te Horo and Ōtaki added to Kāpiti Recycling Area
September 3, 2017
Collection zones for kerbside recycling in Te Horo and Ōtaki have been... More...

More than a slim chance for Waste reduction grants
August 16, 2017
Applications for Kāpiti Coast District Council's annual waste reductio... More...

Climate Change missing from Kāpiti LTP key challenges
22 July, 2017
A new group formed to spur climate local action, Low Carbon Kāpit... More...

Kāpiti Civic Award for Peter Kentish
16 July, 2017
Congratulations to Peter Kentish, fondly known as PK, for being one of last night's four recipients of a Civic Award fro... More...

Whareroa Guardians putting in the hard yards
16 July, 2017
Next planting bee Sunday July 16th, 9am to noon.Plants arrive 8am.We are continuing Stage 2 of the Ramaroa Wetla... More...

QE Park Community Planting and Spade Aid
16 July, 2017
2017 QE Park Community planting day 23 July Come along and help us out on one our planting days. Sunday 23 July. St... More...

Winter sunset in Kāpiti
10 July, 2017
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Kāpiti Weather in the Month that Was
8 July, 2017
Murray 'The WeatherGuy' Eggers takes a look at how Kāpiti fared weatherwise for the month of June. As predicted,... More...

Kāpiti Marine Reserve - 25 Years On
1 July, 2017
Looking back over the past 25 years since the opening of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve on the 7th May 1992, its clear that t... More...

Low Carbon Kāpiti sets sights on Long Term Plan
2 July, 2017
New environmental advocacy group Low Carbon Kāpiti congratulates the C... More...

Short Mild Winter for Kāpiti
9 June, 2017
Kāpiti's weatherman Murray Eggers looks at local weather patterns. "May's weather was fairly middling, with no m... More...

Whareroa Guardians Complete Track
5 June, 2017
The Whareroa Guardians have been working to complete the Catchment View Track which will be opening: Sunday June 18th 10... More...

Kāpiti invited to drop-in Session
5 June, 2017
Over the past few weekends, the Kāpiti Coast District Council has teamed up with Red Cross, local Civil Defence voluntee... More...

Climate Change will Impact Kāpiti
June 4, 2017
We are called the Kāpiti Coast for good reason...our towns are largely coastal. Climate change is already having a major... More...

Kāpiti Council comes knocking
26 May, 2016
A reminder for Waikanae and Peka Peka residents who live in the tsunami evacuation zones. This Sunday the Kāpiti Coast D... More...

Kāpiti Marine Reserve Display at I-Site
28 May, 2017
Visitors to the Kāpiti i-SITE visitor information centre can now view dynamic underwater video footage from the K&#... More...

Raumati South prepares for a Tsunami
May 2017
Join staff from Kāpiti Coast District Council and volunteers from Red Cross to door-knock properties sitting in tsu... More...

Kāpiti ready for World Naked Gardening Day on May 7th
March 2017
Kāpiti is invited to join the rest of the world in celebrating World N... More...

A war on basic knowledge
April 2017
In what looks like a cautionary tale Amy Davidson of The New Yorker says of Donald Trump - He said that his order puts "... More...

A war on basic knowledge
Amy Davidson - The New Yorker
In what looks like a cautionary tale Amy Davidson of The New Yorker says of Donald Trump - He said that his order puts "... More...

Paekākāriki-Pukerua Bay Escarpment Track Award Nominee
March 2017
The Wellington branch of Te Araroa Trust has been nominated among the ... More...

Waikanae Lagoon monitored for toxic algae
March 2017
Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising people to keep their dogs on leashes if heading near Waimanu Lagoon in Waikana... More...

Government vows that by 2040, 90% of New Zealands rivers will be vaguely liquid in nature
February 2017
Environment Minister Nick Smith says the country's rivers will "almost... More...

Water use agreements crucial
February 2017
A new national report on water quality reinforces the need for regional councils to work with communities on managing fr... More...

Friends of the Ōtaki River wins regional heritage and environment award
September 2016
The Friends of the Ōtaki River has been recognised at the Wellington A... More...

Kāpiti can reduce the hazards of unwanted agrichemicals
Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging farmers and others in r... More...

Rat Trap workshop a great success
March 2016
The Rat-trap workshop held recently in Raumati South was a great success. This project, to help enhance the local enviro... More...

Protecting Kāpiti Against Flooding
March 2016
It was win-win at the Kāpiti Gravel Grab this year. Over 200 vehicles took trailer loads of gravel and riverstone for re... More...

Threatened environment to benefit from game bird hunting licence sales
March 2016
Game bird hunting licences are going on sale (March 17) with some of t... More...

GIA biosecurity partnership welcomes the citrus industry
March 2016
This week the GIA partnership welcomed NZ Citrus Growers Inc. (NZCGI) ... More...

Volunteers needed for Kāpiti Biodiversity Project
March 2016
Kāpiti Biodiversity Project - Volunteers needed for our plant projects... More...

An invitation to Explore Chrystall's Bend in Ōtaki
January 2016
'Explore Chrystall's Bend' ... More...

Waikanae Cubs and Keas clean up Beach
January 2016
This is a brilliant photo of the Waikanae Cubs and Keas who spent an afternoon picking up rubbish on the beach as part o... More...

Environment Website wins top Science Communication Award
December 2015
Environmental monitoring website Land, Air Water Aotearoa has scooped ... More...

Second meeting on spraying in Queen Elizabeth Park to go ahead
December 2015
A second public meeting on the issue of spraying for weed control in Q... More...

New Foundation cleaning up waterways
November 2015
Fish & Game is applauding the Cawthron Institute's launch of a new charitable foundation to improve New Zealand's water ... More...

Regional Council takes action on climate change
October 2015
The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) has adopted a climate c... More...

Kāpiti Kokako making comeback
October 2015
Kokako, one of New Zealand's endangered birds have been making a strong comeback since there were protected on Kāpiti Is... More...

Anglers urged to vote in best interests of our fishing and hunting resources
October 2015
The country's anglers and game bird hunters are being reminded to make... More...

Yellow sludge - just nature doing its thing
September 2015
The yellow sludge you see on top of the water or lining the shores could well be a sign that plants are feeling spring i... More...

Plastic Free July - simple rules
July 2015
The ChallengeThe challenge is quite simple. Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July. "Single-use" includes ... More...

Waikanae planting taking shape
July 2015
Have you been noticing the planting taking shape at the southern entrance to Waikanae? These are some of the masterminds... More...

5000 Trees in 4 Hours Planting Day
July 2015
Help plant 5000 Trees in 4 Hours at Queen Elizabeth Park in the biggest planting day of the season. Join the Kāpiti comm... More...

Oil spills on Kāpiti Coast
July 2015
A Waikanae woman says the discovery of oil blobs along 10 kilometers of the Kāpiti Coast is a sign the oil industry has ... More...

Coast and rivers users lap up information
June 2015
Wellington's coast and rivers users are lapping up information on water quality and want more, according to a recent onl... More...

Feedback helps shape the draft Natural Resource Plan
February 2015
Thousands of points of interest have been raised by the public in resp... More...

Surfs up at New Zealands environmental website
New Zealanders are encouraged to do their surfing online before hittin... More...

Updated Waikanae River Environmental Strategy Released
December 2014
The Waikanae River environment has undergone transformative changes si... More...

Thinking DIY, think fish
December 2014
Kāpiti Coasters are being made aware that the products and chemicals you use to get things looking spic and span this su... More...

Rare Shelduck visits Queen Elizabeth Park
November 2014
A rare chestnut-breasted shelduck has landed in Queen Elizabeth Park! The rare Australian species was spotted in the Mar... More...

KERMIT AGM December 6
November 2014
KAPITI ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION MAINTENANCE TRUST INC.The Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held at 1.30 PM,... More...

Magnificent Cookies Highlight of AGM
November 2014
Crowds were turned away at the FOTOR Annual General Meeting last week when word got out that magnificent chocolate chip ... More...

Good Friends of the Ōtaki River
November 2014
The Friends of the Ōtaki River (FOTOR) have just completed another highly successful year with the staging of the 15th A... More...

Paekākāriki School garden celebration and plant sale
October 2014
From a dry kikuyu lawn a few years ago to a lush, abundant school gard... More...

Record numbers attend Ōtaki River Walkover
October 2014
A record one hundred and fifty attended this year's walkover and were fortunate with the weather, enjoying a calm and su... More...

Art and Environment mix in well Ōtaki
October 2014
During the recent annual Ōtaki River Walkover hosted by The Friends of the Ōtaki River an inivative fundraising opportun... More...

World-first for World Rivers Day
October 2014
To mark World Rivers Day this week, regional councils are releasing their latest river data on the Land, Air, Water, Aot... More...

Whareroa Farm Reserve Picnic for Conservation Week
October 2014
Sunday 2nd November from 11am.Whareroa Farm Reserve Picnic for Con... More...

Spring is in the air and so is pollen
September 2014
Spring is in the air and so is the pollen that delivers hay fever, dusty cars and yellow sludge on the water.Grasses... More...

Climate Change Voter Debate in Kāpiti
September 2014
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Whareroa planting sessions continue
August 2014
Our 4th planting session will be Sunday August 17th, 9am to noon.Volunteers can drive in to the Hub and there is the... More...

Waikanae Estuary Care Group to Hold Its Annual Open Day
If you've been walking on a Saturday morning at the Waikanae Estuary, ... More...

Great Outdoors Summer Events prove popular
With nearly 15,000 people getting involved, an increase of 11 per cent on last year, this year's Greater Wellington Regi... More...

Jubilee year for QE Park
January 2014
In our Jubilee year it is important to briefly look back to realise that we have come a long way in 60 years.In 1953... More...

TV Takeback at Kāpiti College...
September 2013
Wednesday 2 October10am 12 noonKāpiti College Hall$5 per television set (cash only)(of which $1 goes t... More...

Pollen season delivers yellow sludge
August 2013
A fine dusting of yellow pollen that coats the region and collects on water should not be confused with pollutants or un... More...

Bee Aware Month Love Our Kāpiti Bees
August 2013
August is Bee Aware Month and the National Beekeepers Association is urging the government to take the threat to bees mu... More...

Queen Elizabeth Park Planting Days - come and join the fun
July 13
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Proposed river recharge scheme called into question
July 2013
Is the proposed river recharge scheme the right one for Kāpiti? The Ka... More...

Govenor General joins planting celebration at Kāpiti's QE Park
June 2013
Over 1000 native trees were planted by pupils from Te Ra, Raumati Sout... More...

Is public reserve land about to be lost
2013
There is a developing controversy over Kāpiti Council plans to legitimise a structure damaging land around the Wharemaku... More...

Kohekohe Sunday
Kohekohe Sunday at Whareroa Farm, June 2nd, 2013.Coming up very soon is an opportunity to see a unique sight on the Kapi... More...

Planting time...
May 2013
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Something special for 20th anniversary of the English Teaching College
May 2013
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the English Teaching College i... More...

Lions spotted in Paekākāriki
A resident has reported seeing lions at the Paekākāriki end of Queen Elizabeth Park."I was just sitting there quietly fe... More...

Friends of the Ōtaki River - Newsletter
May 2013
More Business Support Joining UsIt is with pleasure that I use this first FOTOR newsletter to update members on the ... More...

Planting helpers welcome at Queen Elizabeth Park
May 2013
It is the first planting day of the year for Queen Elizabeth Park this... More...

Possum control coming to Kāpiti
May 2013
Kāpiti residents can expect fewer possums and more native birdlife as Greater Wellington Regional Council's possum contr... More...

How can New Zealand lifestyles become sustainable?
April 2013
Research has shown that New Zealanders would need at least two Earth p... More...

Plenty of fun to be had at the Sustainable Home and Garden Show
March 2013
Large crowds turned out in superb summer weather to enjoy the first da... More...

Former Kāpiti Councillor delivers Fluoriude message
March 2013
Former Kāpiti Councillor Peter Daniel delivered a strong message to KC... More...

Electric truck's first public appearance at Kāpiti show
March 2013
New Zealand's first electric rubbish truck will have its public debut ... More...

Park visitors need to heed fire bans
January 2013
The Greater Wellington Regional Council is calling for people to heed the fire bans in the region's Parks following a sm... More...

Regional council registers for carbon credits
January 2013
Wellington is one of four regional council forest areas that has been registered for carbon credits.Wellington Regional ... More...

Kāpiti gears up for Sustainable Home and Garden Show.
January 2013
Vendor registrations are now open for the 2013 Kāpiti Sustainable Home... More...

More say for community in regional council's freshwater plan
December 2012
The community is to have much greater say about water quality and allo... More...

Save our River - Save our Aquifer - Build a Dam
11 December 2012
There is a local call to help save the Waikanae River from what many s... More...

Water catchments receive only a third of average November rainfall
December 2012
Regional water newsOnly a third of the usual rainfall fell in the Well... More...

Kāpiti scoops the pool at Encore Awards
December 2012
A group restoring Queen Elizabeth Park on the Kāpiti Coast, children from Raumati South School, volunteers working on pe... More...

DOC Changes bring price hikes for Kāpiti Island visitors.
December 2012
"This weekend a new era in public access to Kāpiti Island begins with ... More...

Environment Awards nominations closing soon
September 2012
Applications for the 2012 Encore Awards close on Friday 14 September. The awards recognise those who improve the... More...

Whareroa provides a great day for Rugby Legends planting
September 2012
We're back to usual 1st Sunday of the month working bees now.Well,... More...

Helpers welcome for Whareroa Stream planting days at QE Park
July 2012
This weekend is a great opportunity to do a bit of volunteer planting ... More...

Applications open for Encore environment awards 2012
July 2012
Are you improving and restoring our region's rivers, lakes, wetlands, ... More...

Whareroa planters kept busy
July 2012
Whareroa Update 19 July 2012 Hello EveryonePlanting is this Sunday, 22nd July 9 to noon.We will be doing var... More...

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
July 2012
SodaStream is launching a social movement to create an annual 'Unbottle the World' day on July 16, aimed at rallying sup... More...

Whareroa Farm Plan - draft for consultation
June 2012
A detailed draft plan for the development of Whareroa is being prepared by Peter Handford, for the Dept of Conservation ... More...

Arbor Day celebrated early at QE Park
June 2012
Arbor Day was celebrated earlier than usual this year to coincide with the 70th Annivesary of the US Marines stay in Pae... More...

Celebrate Earth Day in Kāpiti...it is everyday!
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From Smoke to Mirrors
February 29
Transition Towns Ōtaki have invited local writer Kevin Cudby to discuss his book From Smoke to Mirrors.From Smoke to Mir... More...

Chairman's Report for the Kāpiti Ecological Restoration Maintenance Trust (Kermit)
WAIKANAE RIVER SOUTH BANK:This year has seen steady growth of the ... More...

KERMIT Annual General Meeting - December 10
KAPITI ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION MAINTENANCE TRUST INC.The Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held at 1.30 PM, Sat... More...

Waikanae River walkover - popular outing
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Platform opened at Ōtaki Estuary
May 16
A substantial crowd braved the elements on saturday morning to attend the offical opening of the new viewing platform at... More...

Whareoa Farm open for visitors
April 30
The Count down is on to the grand opening on Saturday 30th April (rain or shine)at 9.15am for a full welcome and ceremon... More...

Enviroschools at the Kāpiti Sustainable Home and Garden Show 11
22 March
Kāpiti Enviroschools will again be out in force at the Sustainable Hom... More...

Latest news from down on the farm
21 March
Whareroa Guardians' Update from Ann EvansThe wall is growing at a great rate, built by masons Sascha Wassong and Simon F... More...

Latest visitor to the coast
10 March
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Raumati South School students working on a sustainable garden for the Kāpiti Coast Home and Garden Show
9 March
Despite the obvious differences in climate, the sandy soil at Raumati ... More...

Earth Hour 2011 - March 26, 8.30pm
9 March
Earth Hour 2011 will ask the world to: Switch off your lights for Earth Hour at 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March 2011 and c... More...

Talent sought for Home and Garden Show
1 March
"There's no doubt Kāpiti young people have talent," Mayor Jenny Rowan said today, "and this year's Sustainable Home & Ga... More...

Whareroa Guardians planting progress!
29 September 2010
The Ramaroa planting is complete with an extra 500 or so planted on Sept 12th in moist conditions. Many thanks to: Micha... More...

Rampant Aussies invade Waikanae Estuary
Dangerous Australian imposters are causing problems at Waikanae Estuary. Posing as New Zealand natives, a bunch of Tasma... More...

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