Car park work starts at last

Later than originally intended, work finally looks set to begin on Waikanae's park and ride site.

A year after the sale of the old Waikanae pub site, work is finally to start on park and ride scheme.

Torched sign too much

The torched sign of Kapiti Coast mayor, and mayoral candidate Ross Church, in Paraparaumu.

Election billboard vandals bring fire to the Kapiti Coast and torch the current Mayor's signs.

Walkers found in Waikanae bush

A rescue team has found a couple who were lost in the Hemi Matenga Memorial Park, near Waikanae.

The pair had called police to tell them they had no idea how to get out.

Otaki Gorge Rd reopens

Otaki Gorge Rd is currently closed due to a slip.

The small slip at Blue Bluff has been cleared by contractors.

Anger over 'stealth evangelism'

Christian preacher Reggie Dabbs on tour in New Zealand last year.

Kapiti parents outraged as US preacher gives ''motivational'' speech in secular school.

Money to grow on trees

Behind the Hedges ticket holders will see sights like this garden from last year's trail.

The events will be held in November and February.

Bloomin' brilliant horticulturalist

Moore's Valley Nusrseries employee Daniel Howard will compete against horticulturalists from around the country, after ...

Daniel Howard will now compete to become New Zealand's best young horticulturalist.

Let campaigning begin

The candidates have been confirmed to fight for Kapiti Coast's council seats.

One new Kapiti councillor already decided before elections.

'Bonkers' plan to ban ash-scattering

Isatu Salia, (C), the wife of the Sierra Leone-born physician who died of Ebola, carries the urn with his cremated ashes ...

Proposal to prevent scattering of loved-ones' ashes at Kapiti beaches, rivers and parks.

Whiti Te Ra seek four in a row

Whiti Te Ra captain and hooker Manaia Osborne.

It will be the Otaki club's fourth regional title in a row if they win this Saturday.

Harding heroics add to medal haul

Kapiti Judo Club's Jeremy Harding, right, beat Wainuiomata's Timothy Heremaia-Waru, a fighter 50kg heavier than him, at ...

Jeremy Harding's victory over an opponent 50kg heavier was the highlight.

Saints heart-broken

The KCU Hearts football team, victorious in Horowhenua-Kapiti division one.

Hearts' nine-goal win on the final day gave them the title on goal difference.

Car crashes into home

Brendon Pugh in front of his car port, which was damaged by a vehicle that ran off the road.

Couple saved by parked SUV as out-of-control car crashes through fence and carport.

Locals slam clinic closure

Mana MP Kris Faafoi has slammed plans to close Kenepuru Hospital's after-hours service.

News that Kenepuru Hospital may scrap its after-hours service has shocked the people who use it.

School fuels scientific minds

Two Paekakariki School year 6 pupils examine and discuss leaves with their school's new microscopes as part of a garden ...

New digital microscopes have unleashed Paekakariki School students' interest in science projects.

Champs experience may lead to scholarship

Hayley Fordyce performs the final scene of West Side Story at the World Championship of Performing Arts in California.

Hayley Fordyce's performances may earn her a scholarship with the New York Film Academy.

Armed police at McDonald's video

The incident happened at McDonald's in Paraparaumu about midnight on Saturday night.

Witnesses film midnight callout at Paraparaumu drive-thru.

Action Jackson saves the day video

From left, Jackson Walton, Adam Tate, and Melissa Walton, outside their home in Redwood Close, Paraparaumu, where a ...

As flames devoured the curtains, the four-year-old hitched up his dinosaur PJs, and ran to alert his mum.

House fire on Kapiti Coast

Five trucks are at the scene on Redwood Cl.

House fire on Kapiti Coast brought under control.

'Its fin rubbed my right shoulder'

The whale came into contact with the kayak, and briefly with Thomson.

Southern right whale followed a kayaker for an hour off the Kapiti Coast.

Nature-loving Olympian

Hamish Carson running at Newtown Park, Wellington.

A Kapiti ecologist has combined his love of nature with training to fight his way to the Olympics.

'He sat bolt upright and screamed'

Kathryn Smith and husband Mark, who suffered a heart malfunction they believe was caused by caffeine in his Coke Zero.

Mark Smith's heart topped 200 beats a minute - and he blames his 2-litre-a-day Coke habit.

Flat white with side of angst

Waikanae residents Dawn Govier and John Govier at Robert Harris in Coastlands.

A Kapiti Coast mall is under fire for "PR disaster" in cutting loose a popular long-time tenant.

'More love than labour'

Craig Shepherd says his work rehabilitating birds is more love than labour.

Craig Shepherd's Wellington sanctuary is home to birds, but it's eviction time for a gang of pukekos.

Bell joins North City

North City Cricket Club's new coach, former Black Caps Matthew Bell.

Matthew Bell is looking to help a Wellington cricket club as it confirms a return to Wellington's premier grade.

Replacement pool to open soon

Hydrotherapy pool campaigner Carroll Cumming, centre, was given a sneak peek at the pool's progress by council aquatics ...

The pool is part of a $1.68 million Levin Aquatic Centre development.

Fighting talk after carers' setback

From relief to despair: Janet Lowe, pictured last year, says the new court decision is "unfair" and all about semantics.

Union vows to fight on after judicial setback in case of whether a carer is an employee.

Solar rewards for bright sparks

Adele Finnie, now at Otago University, won a scholarship funded by Otaki College's solar energy savings.

Savings from solar panels are helping to fund scholarships at Otaki College.

Delivered from 2000 years ago

Waikanae builder Dave Hogarth was out searching for treasures with his metal detector on Paekakariki beach when he saw ...

Massive pumice boulders and an old condom tin have been unveiled on a Wellington beach after recent storms.

Coastlands expands into car park

An artist's impression of the Takiri House upgrade at Coastlands.

Work on new $3 million, two-storey building will begin later this month.

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