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Crash SH 1, Paekakariki
July 13, 2018
Police are advising motorists on State Highway 1 on the Kapiti Coast to delay their travel following a crash. A truck and two cars collided in the northbound lane between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki. There are reports of injuries. The northbound lane of the road is closed. Traffic is at a standstill in the ar... More...

Historic Tram makes return journey to Kapiti Tramway Museum
June 25, 2018
After nearly four and a half years of restoration Tram 17 at "The Wheelwright Shop" at Gladstone in the Wairarapa, one of Wellington's original 1904 electric trams (and the only survivor of that group), is scheduled to return to the Wellington Tramway Museum at Queen El... More...

Kapiti to Wellington Car Sharing on the rise
May 5, 2018
Kapiti coasters are joining the increasing numbers of commuters turning to car sharing to reduce their reliance on vehicle ownership, according to new figures. An industry expert says local uptake of peer-to-peer vehicle renting is part of an international trend wher... More...

Driving and Riding the Rightway in Kapiti
July 2018
Peter Hookham established Rightway Driving Academy after leaving the New Zealand Transport Agency and following nearly 40 years in the transport industry in the UK and New Zealand. Kapiti based Rightway Driving Academy has been in operation since May this year and of... More...

Peka Peka to Otaki shared pathway announcement welcome
May 1, 2018
Kapiti Coast District Council has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency's a... More...

NZTA Confirms Kapiti funding
May 1, 2018
The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed funding will be made available for the construction of a purpose-built shared path... More...

Rimu Road Works Underway
March 6, 2018
Kapiti Council's Rimu Road works have kicked off in Paraparaumu. As part of these works, Council has made some temporary... More...

Otaki North Expressway answers needed
February 27, 2018
MP for Otaki Nathan Guy says the community deserves to have certainty on the Otaki to North of Levin Expressway so that ... More...

All Aboard the Kapiti Family Express
February 22, 2018
Everyone loves the old Steam Trains and Kapiti has several which have been stunningly restored to their former glory by ... More...

Car Crashes into power pole near Tatum Park
February 11, 2018
Police are advising of delays on SH 1 at Manakau following a crash this evening.A car has collided with a power pole nea... More...

Paekakariki Passing Lane Closure
January 27, 2018
Due to the Transmission Gully project the 80kph speed limit has been extended in both directions from Paekakariki to Mac... More...

Update: 8.10pm - Fatality at Serious crash, Manakau, Horowhenua
January 18, 2018 - 8.10pm
"Update: Serious crash, Manakau, Horowhenua" Police have confirmed ... More...

Driver confirmed dead in evening crash
January 14, 2018
One person has been confirmed dead following a crash near Sanson at 4.45pm this afternoon.Police say the crash involved ... More...

Beach Report Accident at 5PM
January 14, 2018
BeachFM have reported a recent accident."We are heading north and have unfortunately hit upon a car crash on SH1 in Horo... More...

Raumati South Highway Priority Call
January 11, 2018
Work will start shortly converting the old State Highway into a local road. "It is important that the NZTA should first... More...

Plenty of time to enjoy Kapiti Scenery
December 27, 2017
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is advising holidaymakers to expect continued long delays as traffic backs up th... More...

Positive feedback to Kapiti Coast road changes
December 22, 2017
The New Zealand Transport Agency has welcomed the positive and constru... More...

Peka Peka to Otaki Option Announced
December 19, 2017
The NZ Transport Agency today announced a preferred option for a proposed shared path to be constructed as part of the P... More...

Diesel Shortage hits Kapiti
December 16, 2017
A Diesel fuel shortage has hit Kapiti with many petrol stations reporting they are either very low or run out completely... More...

Low Carbon Kapiti calls for Option 1
November 24, 2017
The Kapiti Coast District Council is currently deciding on designs for how the old State Highway One at Waikanae Town Ce... More...

No Kapiti Commuter Trains on Thursday and no Bus Replacements
November 14, 2017
Rail and Maritime Transport Union general secretary Wayne Butson. Phot... More...

Locals endorse expressway as Peka Peka to Otaki stretch starts
November 14, 2017
Kapiti residents see the benefits of an expressway, but the New Zealan... More...

Otaki Pedestrian Has Died from Injuries
October 16, 2017
Update on pedestrian hit in Otaki last weekMonday, 16 October 2017 - 2:16pm Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan,... More...

Kapiti Expressway Springs a Leak
October 6, 2017
After further testing it is now revealed that 14 kilometres of the 18km Kapiti Expressway will need resealing.New Zealan... More...

Kapiti Expressway - Lane Closures
September 18, 2017
ROADWORKS - SH1 KAPITI EXPRESSWAY – TUE 19-THU 21 SEPTEMBER This week there will be lane closures on the Kapiti Expre... More...

My way is the Byway says Kapiti Cr Elliott
September 12, 2017
The State Highway 1 renaming process is nearly complete with the Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board making their select... More...

Emergency Vehicle exit for Waikanae
A gated emergency vehicle only access crossing will be established across the railway line in Waikanae to ensure access ... More...

Wheel Stops on Brett Ambler Way
August 11, 2017
The Kapiti Council has installed wheel stops on car parks outside the Paraparaumu Bridge Club on Brett Ambler Way.The wh... More...

Kapiti Expressway needs a snooze button
30 July, 2017
Earlier this week a group of sleep deprived Kapiti residents erected some signs on the expressway to encourage heavy veh... More...

Raumati community demands action on Expressway noise
19 July, 2017
A packed public meeting has demanded action from NZTA in dealing with ... More...

Raumati Road Improvements work continues
19 July, 2017
Raumati Road is one of the busiest roads in the district and connects traffic from Paraparaumu Town Centre and State Hig... More...

Kapiti ready for Smart Travel Solution
9 July, 2017
Many Kapiti commuters are still stuck with daily (and nightly) traffic congestion and now it seems help may be at hand b... More...

Electric buses confirmed for Regional fleet
17 June, 2017
Kapiti commuters in Wellington will be able to travel on electric buses from next year after Greater Wellington Regional... More...

Night Works on Kapiti and Raumati Roads
June, 2017
From Tuesday 6 to Friday 16 June the Council will be carrying out road maintenance and resurfacing work at night on K... More...

Waitohu Valley Road to be Widened
June, 2017
Work to widen Waitohu Valley Road in Otaki to address safety concerns raised by residents through the 2016/17 Annual Pla... More...

Waikanae Intersection to be made safer
June, 2017
Kapiti Council is upgrading Te Moana Road and Park Avenue intersection to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and acce... More...

Poplar Avenue road closure and detour coming up
May 2017
If you use the Poplar Avenue interchange, please look out for road clo... More...

Waikanae Board calls for Peka Peka full Interchange
March 2017
The Waikanae Community Board reports there is a growing groundswell of... More...

Raumati South Footbridge a Safety Concern for Locals
March 2017
Guy Burns, Deputy Chair of the Raumati Paraparaumu Community Board, th... More...

A road by any other name
March 2017
The Kapiti Coast community is being asked to put forward suggestions for naming seven sections of State Highway 1 (SH1) ... More...

Kapiti Council looks to take advantage of Expressway
March 2017
Kapiti Coast District Council is inviting the community to visit their... More...

Levin to Waikanae commuter service revs up
March 2017
The highly anticipated Levin to Waikanae trial bus service is set to begin its first service on Tuesday 7 March 2017. ... More...

Kapiti motorcyclists: it’s time to get ‘Ride Ready’!
December 2016
Local councils, along with the NZ Transport Agency, are working togeth... More...

Retaining wall upgraded for shared path improvements on Kapiti Rd
December 2016
Work continues to improve safety and accessibility on Kapiti Road, our... More...

Kapiti Council welcomes progress on Peka Peka to Otaki section of the Kapiti Expressway
December 2016
The Kapiti Council welcomes the New Zealand Transport Agency's decisio... More...

Free train Sunday on 30 October to thank regional ratepayers
October 2016
Trips on all Metlink trains across the region will be free for everyon... More...

Waikanae Park and Ride work to begin
October 2016
Work is set to get underway again next week (25 to 28 October) on the new Metlink Park and Ride facility at Waikanae."Th... More...

Driverless Cars heading your way soon
October 2016
Watch out Kapiti - next time you think you see a car driving along towards you without a driver it isn't because you got... More...

Last Ganz Mavag EMU Journey
The last Ganz Mavag train ran from Wellington to Melling and return on 27 May. It was the end of 34 years of service for... More...

Raumati Road Closure Notice
April 2016
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Kapiti Senior Drivers Forum
April 2016
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Kapiti cyclists get get delay on good news for bikes on trains
April 2016
The good news is the Greater Wellington Regional Council has decided t... More...

Trolleys cost effective compared to battery buses - Gunter Mackinger
March 2016
"European cities are steadily converting back to trolleybus public tra... More...

Easter and the Raumati Straights
March 2016
With only one day to go until the Easter break kicks off the MacKays to Peka Peka road building team is sending out the ... More...

Train Operator deal signed with Transdev
March 2016
Greater Wellington Regional Council, Transdev and Hyundai Rotem have signed a nine-year contract for the operation of th... More...

MTA CEO Warwick Quinn Announces Resignation
March 2016
The Chief Executive of the Motor Trade Association (MTA), Mr Warwick Quinn has resigned from the organisation. "It is... More...

Greater Wellington Transport end-of-year Report Card
December 2015
End of year report for Wellington's transport: making great progress ... More...

Cycling gets regional boost
November 2015
The seaward side option for a new walking and cycling path between Ngauranga and Petone is a major step forward for cycl... More...

Public Invited to Motorway Open Day
November 2015
Project Manager Alan Orange invites you to come along to our public open day; your chance to come up onto a paved sectio... More...

New Metlink website launched
October 2015
Public transport journeys around greater Wellington have just become even easier with the launch of Metlink's new websit... More...

Wellington Region's travellers highly satisfied with public transport
September 2015
Customer satisfaction with the Wellington public transport network rem... More...

A plan to move the Wellington region forward
January 2015
People in the Wellington region are encouraged to have their say on a plan to help make the region more dynamic, product... More...

Short-list finalised for Wellington’s rail contract
January 2015
Greater Wellington Regional Council has finalised a short-list for the... More...

New report gets Kapiti Coast a step closer to cycle friendly communities
January 2015
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the final report and reco... More...

Easy to use fares and ticketing system will transform public transport
December 2014
Kapiti commuters are a step closer to getting a modern fares and ticke... More...

Rail network going from strength to strength
December 2014
Wellington region's rail network is going from strength to strength with punctuality figures approaching record highs an... More...

Expressway southern end update
December 2014
We've started work on four bored piles at Kapiti Road – these are smaller but similar in construction to the Waikanae Ri... More...

New Waikanae Bridge taking shape
November 2014
Building a 180m bridge across a major flood plain in a seismically sensitive area like Kāpiti is no mean feat. The ... More...

NZ Transport Agency road funding announcements provide clarity on councils’ share
November 2014
The New Zealand Transport Agency has released its Funding Assistance R... More...

Greater Wellington eyes public transport issues for Kapiti
October 2014
Transport portfolio leader Paul Swain of Greater Wellington Regional C... More...

Train taggers beware - you are being watched.
October 2014
Greater Wellington Regional Council is trumpeting its new Rail Monitoring Centre in Johnsonville, where fibre optic cabl... More...

Express Lane - update from NZTA
October 2014
Welcome to Express Lane, the best way to find out what's happening on the Kapiti Expressway.This month we're talking abo... More...

LIGHT RAIL THE CAPITAL’S BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT
December 2013
Members of youth climate change group Generation Zero paraded a painted cardboard train through central Wellington today... More...

Hundreds have say on future public transport options
October 2013
About 300 submissions have been received on the most feasible options ... More...

Contract signed for more Matangi trains for Wellington region
Thirty five more Matangi trains are on the way for the Wellington foll... More...

Clear direction agreed for public transport fares
July 2013
Weekend family bus and train passes, half price fares for all young pe... More...

Resumption of normal train services great news
July 2013
Fran Wilde, Chair of the Regional Council, today applauded KiwiRail st... More...

Otaki MP Nathan Guy welcomes decision
15 May, 2013
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the decision to appoint a Board of Inquiry to consider the Peka Peka to North Otaki exp... More...

Board of Inquiry to consider Peka Peka to North Otaki Expressway proposal
May 14, 2013
Environment Minister Amy Adams has today announced that an application... More...

Action plan tackles post-quake reopening of transport links
April 2013
A 37-point action plan to ensure the Wellington's region's transport o... More...

Kapiti artists - Public art on public transport competition
A great opportunity is available to Kapiti artists with an interest in... More...

Guy welcomes Capital Connection decision
April 2013
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the decision by KiwiRail to continue the Capital Connection train service from Palmerst... More...

Capital Connection decision a great result – now people need to get on board
April 2013
The continuation of the Capital Connection train service, announced to... More...

Elliott hails Capital Connection decision
April 2013
Otaki Community Board member Jackie Elliott says she is delighted with the Kiwirail decision to retain the Capital Conne... More...

Glider pilots escape crash landing
December 2012
A pilot and passenger walked away uninjured after a motorised glider crash-landed in a barley field in Te Horo.Constable... More...

More patience, fewer patients: MTA asks motorists to drive smart, drive safe, and relax on the roads
December 2012
At this time of year, everyone is on the road, trying to get to their ... More...

Longer south / east route options to be evaluated in Wellington public transport study
December 2012
Bus rapid transit and light rail options running from Wellington Stati... More...

Roadworks on State Highway 1, Paekakariki (starts early January)
December 2012 - Message from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)
NZTA will be working on a number of improvements to the road surface a... More...

Cyclists give Matangi trains thumbs up
December 2012
Wellington region cyclists have given a big thumbs up to the new Matangi trains, awarding Greater Wellington Regional Co... More...

Community Patience running out on Capital Connection
November 2012
Newly elected Otaki Community Board member Jackie Elliott said the com... More...

The Road Ahead: How would you spend $30 billion?
August 2012
With Kapiti at the centre of major roading controversies, a debate on ... More...

Drivers concerned about fewer WoF inspections
August 2012
Warrant of Fitness changes could impact on Kapiti drivers and road safety according to a recent survey. Any changes t... More...

New signs for Te Horo Crossing
August 2012
KiwiRail are will be installing new signs at a Te Horo level crossing where a Somali community leader's car was hit by a... More...

Plan to keep commuter train on track heard by Minister
July 2012
A high powered delegation of local government chairs and chief executi... More...

Glensor wants fare feedback
July 2012
Public transport users in the Wellington region are being encouraged to give their feedback on possible changes to how M... More...

Capital Connection - morning protest planned
July 2012
Tomorrow morning (Thursday 26th July) passengers from the Capital Connection rail service will be driving to Waikanae St... More...

Changes made to improve Otaki bus service
June 2012
From Tuesday 5 June 2012 Otaki residents will have a direct service each weekday to and from Coastlands and new Sunday b... More...

Nathan Guy welcomes one year anniversary for Waikanae train services
21 February
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the one year anniversary of trai... More...

Keen interest in proposed bus changes
21 February
People interested in the proposed Wellington City bus changes are being encouraged to check the Greater Wellington websi... More...

Poll shows huge backing for public transport
A Colmar Brunton poll showing huge backing for public transport proves how out of touch the National Government is in it... More...

Another example of Expressway arrogance
27 April
The recent experience of renowned writer Patricia Grace is just the latest example of arrogance by the Government and it... More...

Time to Get Real About Transmission Gully
20 March
Dick Jessup for the Coastal Highway Group has issued the following statement.The priority list of for infrastructure pro... More...

Load limit on Otaihanga footbridge
9 March
An inspection of the Otaihanga footbridge by Council staff has found a change in the level of the deck. Civil enginee... More...

Capital Connection under threat
10 March - By Finn Wilson
A drop in the number of commuters using the Capital Connection train service from Palmerston North to Wellington may res... More...

Guy welcomes major boost to rail services
14 March
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the investment into Wellington commuter rail as a big step forward in improving public ... More...

Wrong story on economic benefits
18 February
Minister of Transport, Stephen Joyce, is wrong to state (Morning Report 18th February) that extra spending on cycling do... More...

Rail milestone for Kapiti
11 February
The recently refurbished Ganz Mavag train will make its first appearance at Waikanae Station next Saturday (19 February)... More...

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