Seniors

Kāpiti community raises over $45,000 for Hospice May 18, 2024 Mal Bird has done it again. With taking on organising the National Spearfishing Championship for the first time, he was gutted when this year’s fish… ...
Heritage photos capture a century of Ōtaki women’s lives May 17, 2024 Photographs of Ōtaki women taken during the 110 years between 1860 and 1970 caught the eye of Toi MAHARA curator, Vicki Robson, during a visit… ...
Police warn of WhatsApp scam May 17, 2024 Some people on the Kapiti Coast have already been targeted and Police are warning people to be wary of a WhatsApp scam following an increase… ...
Culinary icon Ruth Pretty moves on May 16, 2024 After 36 years running an internationally renowned Te Horo business, Ruth Pretty has called time. Ruth and her Ōtaki-born husband, Paul Pretty, are retiring, and… ...
Police identify body – missing since 1988 May 12, 2024 Police can now release the name of the person whose remains were discovered in Titahi Bay on Wednesday 31 January 2024. Detective Senior Sergeant Hamish… ...
WHY ARE SENIORS NOW HAPPIER THAN THE YOUNG? April 29, 2024 By Kapiti Writer Sonia Speedy New Zealand is one of four countries in which the young are getting more unhappy, particularly in comparison to the… ...

Kapiti faces loss of Kenepuru after-hours service April 15, 2024 Labour MP for Mana Barbara Edmonds says it would be disastrous for the critical clinic services at Kenepuru Hospital to close overnight. She says cutting… ...
Kapiti Seniors choosing adventure over nest eggs April 14, 2024 By Kapiti writer Sonia Speedy The cost of living may be gnawing at our budgets, but seniors are refusing to give up their travel plans,… ...
MenzShed Kapiti in Monster Garage Sale March 21, 2024 Funds raised by MenzShed Kāpiti’s upcoming monster garage sale will help strengthen the social enterprise. Chair, Tony Annandale says this is the first big clearance… ...
Rotorua visitors win Parkwood Kapiti Petanque Open Doubles (January 29, 2024) Marlene Barker reports The nationally ranked petanque doubles duo Alan Fletcher and Andre Noel from Rotorua triumphed at the hotly contested Parkwood Kapiti Open Doubles,… ...
Unexplained death in Levin (November 22, 2023) Detective Senior Sergeant David Thompson says Police are making enquiries into a sudden death in Levin earlier today (Wednesday 22 Nov). Mr Thompson says about… ...
Kapiti Volunteers in the Pink (October 29, 2023) The New Zealand Breast Cancer foundation believes that one day, no one will die of breast cancer, and a big part of that ambition relates… ...
Otaki Electorate Candidates Clash at Southwards Debate (September 28, 2023) In a spirited debate hosted at Southwards, the leading candidates for the Otaki electorate convened to discuss pressing policy issues at the Kapiti Grey Power… ...
Kapiti hears Blitz Kids (September 26, 2023) During World War II while Bristol suffered terrible bombings, 18,000 children were separated from their families. Despite the efforts of authorities, more than half of… ...
Kapiti Grey Power to Host Very Busy Election Candidate Meetings (September 22, 2023) Kapiti Grey Power are again doing their thing, and hosting Election Candidate meetings for the up coming General Elections, and full sets of candidates or… ...
New Zealand Cancer Trial shows massive gains (September 3, 2023)  “Over 700 men die of prostate cancer every year in New Zealand. Current opportunistic PSA testing results in inefficient resource use and inequitable outcomes. While… ...
Gardening and warm homes in Otaki (August 14, 2023) Kapiti Coast Grey Power will host a dual presentation at the Otaki Memorial Hall at 10am on Thursday, August 17. Grey Power President Roger Booth… ...
Kāpiti Sunsets Calendar 2024: Capturing Beauty, Supporting Hospice (August 14, 2023) The Kāpiti community has rallied, raising nearly $35,000 for the Mary Potter Hospice through the Kāpiti Sunsets Calendar initiative. Calendar Boys, Murray Short and Barney… ...
Get the Memo – KiwiSaver for 65+ (July 17, 2023)  By Joel Robinson In July 2019 the New Zealand Government enacted a change to KiwiSaver. Previously restricted, over 65s could now join KiwiSaver. Based on… ...
KCDC Reviews Older-Persons-Housing Portfolio (July 13, 2023) Kāpiti Coast District Council is progressing the first comprehensive review of its older persons’ housing portfolio in 30 years with the objective of ensuring the… ...
Intelligensia turns two – watch out cyber crooks (July 2, 2023) Kapiti based Intelligensia, the local cyber resilience partner has turned two. Jan Thornborough says it’s been an interesting two years. “We’ve learnt that 90% of… ...
Home Care and Health Action Kapiti Survey (June 21, 2023) One of the outcomes of the Kapiti Public Health Meetings held recently was ‘Kapiti seeks a better process for managing the quality of Home Care… ...
Nodding at the Wheel – matter of life and death (June 15, 2023) Kiwi road bosses say driver fatigue really can be a matter of life and death. “People often think that driver fatigue means falling asleep at… ...
Kapiti Home4All offers Green Care support (June 12, 2023) Kapiti based Home4All is a community-based day-care facility aiming to bring pride, joy and respect to people in their early stages of Dementia by inspiring… ...
Mary Potter needs our help (May 19, 2023) The Mary Potter Hospice Street Appeal is on today and this Saturday. On any given day, the hospice services touch the lives of over 250… ...
Retirement planning to reduce stress (May 14, 2023) A Kapiti based online retirement planning service aims to reduce uncertainty for people planning their retirement. Former leading financial adviser Liz Koh who is well… ...
The Coven on Grey Street (April 27, 2023) Written by James Cain, presented by Red Scare Theatre Company, directed by Harriet Prebble, and Starring Irene Wood, Helen Moulder, Hilary Norris and Peter Hambleton.… ...
KCDC has made the right decision (April 27, 2023) Column by Ian Powell Kāpiti Coast District Council has made the right decision in discontinuing the controversial Gateway project. The reasons for the need to… ...
KCDC Speed Management Plan (April 26, 2023) KCDC believes its proposed new 'Speed Management Plan for Kāpiti' will bring consistency to the whole transport network and make travelling around the district safer… ...