Politics

Kapiti Coastal adaptation report to be tabled June 14, 2024 The independent Takutai Kāpiti Coastal Advisory Panel’s recommendations for coastal adaptation pathways will be tabled at a Kāpiti Coast District Council meeting on Thursday 20… ...
Electra Trustee Election completed June 8, 2024 The 2024 ELECTRA Trustee Election has been completed with Neil Mackay and John Yeoman being comfortably returned along with newcomer Corey Kennett. The candidate who… ...
Kāpiti Council focused on debt reduction in LTP June 4, 2024 Kāpiti Mayor Janet Holborow says prioritising the reduction of debt was the strongest message Council received leading into the Long-term Plan 2024–34 considerations. “A 17… ...
HDC Supports Joint Letter on Māori Wards May 30, 2024 Mayor Bernie Wanden joined 51 Mayors and Chairs, and LGNZ in advocating for local decision-making regarding the imminent introduction of poll provisions on Māori Wards.… ...
Constables save man from burning car May 30, 2024 Three constables were presented bravery awards by Mayor Janet Holborow at the Kapiti Council today. Mayor Holborow says the actions of the three constables were… ...
Finance Minister Willis at Kapiti breakfast May 27, 2024 The Electra Business Breakfast is welcoming the Minister of Finance, Hon Nicola Willis hot on the heels of delivering her first budget on Thursday 30th May. She has been quoted… ...

Neil MacKay announces Electra Trust bid May 9, 2024 Current Electra Trust member Neil MacKay has announced his candidacy for a return to the trust at the upcoming election. Mr MacKay says Electra is… ...
Electra Business and Innovation Awards celebrates 30 years April 29, 2024 The recent opening of the Electra Business and Innovation Awards process drew a full house at  Māoriland hub in Ōtaki. This is 30th year of… ...
Government tax on a tax brutal for Councils April 3, 2024 The argument for either scrapping GST on rates or having the GST on rates returned to councils is alive and well. This year most councils… ...
Horowhenua Community urged to have their say on Long Term Plan (March 22, 2024) Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) sets the District’s direction for the next 20 years - outlining our activities and providing a long term focus for… ...
Greater Wellington reviewing councillor representation  (March 11, 2024) Community views on whether Greater Wellington’s constituency arrangements are fair and effective are being sought to help inform Greater Wellington’s Representation Review.   The six-yearly review… ...
Shared path over Waikanae River taking shape (March 1, 2024) This week contractors completed four of five crane lifts at the Waikanae Bridge on old State Highway 1. The clip-ons, made of lightweight composite materials,… ...
Pay Cut for lowest earners (February 14, 2024) The news was all bad for minimum wage earners as Stats NZ show they have an effective pay cut. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is calling… ...
History Panels dedicated at Waikanae Estuary (January 31, 2024) By Michael Moore Wild, wet and blustery weather, couldn't dampen the spirits of those attending the dedication of the Waitangi interpretive panels at the Waikanae… ...
Waikanae Bridge protest calls for action (January 22, 2024) Otaki MP Tim Costley addressed a crowd protesting the closure of the southern lane across the Waikanae Bridge which is planned to be in place… ...
Kāpiti opts for sinking lid on pokies (December 28, 2023) There will be no additional pokie machines added to those already in Kāpiti following the adoption of a sinking lid policy. Kāpiti Coast District Council… ...
Government has negotiated itself into a corner over ETS auction (December 13, 2023) If the coalition government wants a ‘strong and stable ETS’ (Emissions Trading Scheme), as the Minister for Climate Change has recently stated, the price of… ...
Kapiti gets $22million Water Upgrade (November 25, 2023) Kāpiti Coast District Council chief executive Darren Edwards this week signed the contract for a $22 million upgrade of the Waikanae Water Treatment Plant. "Council… ...
Why Labour lost the 2023 election so badly (November 22, 2023) By Ian Powell - Otaihanga based Political Commentator On 1 August 2017 Jacinda Ardern was elected leader of the opposition Labour Party in extraordinary circumstances. Opinion… ...
Kāpiti Coast District to have a Māori ward (November 14, 2023) Kāpiti Coast District Council has voted to establish a Māori ward ahead of the 2025 local body elections. This makes Kapiti the 36th Council to… ...
Kapiti money well spent – green light for Resource Recovery Centre (November 6, 2023) A resource recovery centre in Otaihanga is one step closer following the signing of a lease agreement between Kāpiti Coast District Council and Localised and… ...
Have your say: LTP Early Engagement in Full Swing (October 18, 2023) Early engagement for the Horowhenua District Council's Long Term Plan 2024-2044 (LTP) is now officially open on the Let's Kōrero online community engagement platform. Mayor… ...
Kapiti and Horowhenua share election spoils (October 14, 2023) The Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua look like sharing the honours in the election with three different parties likely to provide the next MP. In the… ...
Ōtaki hapū to raise loss of whenua and te reo concerns at marae tribunal hearing (October 4, 2023) Ōtaki hapū will begin presenting their claims to the Waitangi Tribunal at Raukawa Marae, Ōtaki on Monday. Spokesperson Denise Hapeta says the main issue for… ...
Wild winds whack Kapiti Coast (September 18, 2023) Trees and fences toppled in the extreme winds on Sunday night. Throughout Kapiti residents report damage but no injuries. Strong winds across the central and… ...
Maori Ward in prospect for Kapiti Council (September 11, 2023) Kāpiti Coast District Council is seeking the community’s views on whether to establish a Māori ward ahead of the 2025 local elections. Feedback closes at… ...
Kapiti Council to keep STV for local elections (September 7, 2023) Kāpiti Council has notified its intention to keep the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system for the 2025 local body elections. STV is a proportional electoral… ...
Kapiti Council gets into some serious Trash Talk (August 25, 2023) Talking trash isn't usually invited by Councils but Kapiti Council says this is a great time for trash talk as KCDC and the seven other… ...
Tim Costley says National will fund Cancer Treatments (August 23, 2023) Tim Costley, National’s Otaki electorate candidate, says a National Government will pay for 13 cancer treatments that are helping extend survival rates in Australia, by… ...