Kapiti Coast reduced to bore water

Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati must rely on bore water alone after the recent dry spell.

No sign of Manukau here

NZTA makes urgent roadsign correction

What's in a letter? Quite a bit, as the NZTA quickly discovered when it mixed up a small town and a city.

Fundraiser brings injured DJ home

A Kiwi who was stranded in Bali with massive injuries after a scooter accident has flown home with help from donors.

Avian botulism may have killed birds

Outbreak of avian botulism feared to be reason for dead birds along Kapiti Coast waterways.

Fears of avian botulism outbreak

Kapiti SPCA has suspicions over what's behind second mass bird kill in region.

A barking mad sheep

Richard sheepish about his canine ways

Richard the sheep has managed to pull the wool over his doggy pals' eyes.

Pods get up close

'More than 50' dolphins join fisherman

Don Dawson was fishing when more than 50 dolphins began swimming in his bow wave.

Thunder, flood warning

Time to batten down the hatches

MetService warns severe thunderstorms and flash floods likely to hit greater Wellington and Wairarapa.

Poi E is back

The legendary act brought their internationally acclaimed vocals to the Otaki-Maori Racing Club today.

Giant kites to fly in Otaki

Pegasus, stingray, fighting kite tourney

A 12-metre winged horse and a 25-metre tattooed stingray are coming to Otaki Kite Festival.

Another by-election for Kapiti council

The election to fill the seat left vacant after a councillor's death has been decided – triggering a new by-election.

Stewart murder-accused in court

A 29-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Cathy Stewart.

Power lines get the chop

Power lines at the centre of a decade long legal battle in Kapiti will be pulled down.

Tapu taonga taken

Thieves who took a sculpture from a Kapiti school should be aware it is tapu and return it, the school warns.

Lindale subdivision planned

Plans for a new subdivision at the Lindale Park complex on the Kapiti Coast have been confirmed.

New mission gives pastor lease of life

Former immigration manager who resigned after an expenses scandal is launching a new church.

Jetskier rescued off Kapiti coast

A man has been rescued after coming off his jetski about halfway between Kapiti Island and Paraparaumu beach.

Rare tractors rev up for show

It was nearly 100 years ago when the tractor now parked on Rod Clifton's backyard crawled inland on steel-cleated wheels, dragging Stewart Island's phone cable behind it.

Council boosts fraud protection

An outside expert will be appointed to monitor Kapiti council's coffers, to avoid a repeat of a million-dollar swindle in Dunedin.

Church eyed for car park

A Waikanae church could be turned into a car park to ease clogged streets around the town's train station.

Faeces smeared in room

A container of human excrement was splattered in a Kapiti house, in what one woman claims was a violent assault.

Passenger injured in beach roll

A person has suspected spinal injuries after a station wagon they were in rolled on a Horowhenua beach.

Kapiti to Blenheim service launches

A new Kapiti Coast Airport to Blenheim air service has taken off.

House blaze investigated

The Fire Service is investigating an overnight house fire in Paraparaumu, north of Wellington.

Teen in court over Waikanae assault

Teenager pleads guilty to four charges over assault of elderly couple in theri Kapiti Coast home.

Kapiti road a top priority

Easing congestion along a Kapiti road is the top priority in Wellington's draft regional transport plan.

Otaki youngster McConkey firing up racing career

An Otaki 16-year-old is motoring into the lead of the New Zealand Formula First Championship.

Kapiti house just 'rotting away'

Suburban Kapiti house left stripped and gutted for years has been labelled dangerous by neighbours.

Expressway sound buffer being rebuilt

A length of giant, noise-reducing embankment along the Kapiti expressway will be pulled down and rebuilt after months of work.

Water use down by 3.6m litres a day

Kapiti Coast Water Meter

Kapiti Coast residents are using far less water since the introduction of metered charging last year.

Record callouts for Coast firefighters

Paraparaumu firefighters had their busiest year last year, bucking the trend throughout the Wellington region.

'Toddlers in speeding car' - police

Couple tried to outrun police in stolen car with unrestrained baby and toddler inside, police allege.

Driver crashes five times over limit

A driver who crashed into a parked car in Kapiti was more than five times over the new alcohol limit, police say.

Otaki drowning victim named

The 60-year-old man who drowned at Otaki Beach on the Kapiti Coast has been named.

Boat flip death

The 60-year-old man who drowned off the Kapiti Coast was not wearing a lifejacket.

Late payment irks contractor

The council expects rates to be paid on time, but isn't so worried about paying its own bills by the due date, a Kapiti contractor says.

Kapiti hot to trot for long weekend

Kapiti and Horowhenua businesses will reap the benefits of the Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club's meeting at Otaki Racecourse.

Peka Peka drowning victim named

Lower Hutt man, 74, who drowned at Peka Peka beach while swimming with daughter has been named.

Diver flown to hospital

Kapiti Coast diver with suspected case of the bends flown to Christchurch hyperbaric chamber.

Donations flood in for crash widow

Almost $18,000 has been raised for a Kapiti mother who faces raising her daughter alone after her partner died in motorcycle crash.

Donations flood in for biker's family

Give A Little fundraiser for family of Kapiti man killed riding motorcycle generates over $15,000.

Intoxicating fairy tale unfolds at motel

The tale of an unwanted hotel guest may be closer to Goldilocks, though police have nicknamed her Sleeping Beauty.

Motorcyclist found dead named

The man found dead beside his motorcycle on a Kapiti Coast beach yesterday was Alan Austrin.

Motorcyclist from Christchurch

Alan Austrin

The man found dead beside his motorbike on a Kapiti Coast beach was Alan Austrin.

Biker's beach death rocks town

Motorcyclist found dead on a beach today is believed to be young father of a baby.

Divers found alive and well

Two divers will see in 2015 on Kapiti Island after their inflatable boat suffered engine problems.

Creative space for doing nothing

Kapiti artist Debbie Pointon's favourite room is perched on a steep bank in Raumati South with majestic views of the hills.

Tourists safe after crash

Fifteen tourists and their driver had a lucky escape after the bus they were in crashed north of Wellington.

Expressway revelations

Skeleton dating back to the 1800s unearthed along the Kapiti Expressway route.

More families stay at holiday parks

More families are choosing holiday parks for a cheaper break this year.

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