Kapiti

Thousands turn out in for Anzac Day services

Dawn breaks at the Paraparaumu Memorial Arch.

A huge crowd turned out for Paraparaumu's Anzac Day dawn service.

Legal high call delayed for 'miracle'

Kapiti's council has delayed a decision on where legal highs can be sold in the district.

A decision that would see legal highs sold near a planned Catholic school has been delayed.

High-speed chase on beach

A driver led police along the highway, beach and gravel during a high speed chase on the Kapiti Coast.

Fleeing driver led police on a high-speed tour of Kapiti, finally caught on foot on a gravel road.

Gallipoli depicted in miniature detail

Sam Campbell with some of the Gallipoli miniatures painted by Kapiti enthusiasts.

An army of miniatures created for Peter Jackson's Great War exhibition includes work by a Kapiti contingent.

From coma to climber

Firefighter Dave McHattie, with step-daughter Capryse Marshall, 9, has battled back from a near-fatal car crash last year to train for the Sky Tower challenge.

Dave McHattie was in a coma - but that didn't stop colleagues entering him for the Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

Near-fatality won't stop Sky climb

Levin fire fighter Dave McHattie, has battled back from a near-fatal car crash last year, to train for the Sky Tower challenge.

Dave McHattie was in a coma when his colleagues entered him in the Fire Fighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

Killer's letter offers 'no excuses'

Aaron Rhys McDonald, 39, a kitchen hand from the Kapiti Coast.

Man who raped, murdered woman showed no remorse in court, despite letter of apology.

Legal-high 'buffer' proposed near school

Synthetic drugs would be legally sold only within the zone.

A planned Catholic school and church may affect the proposed zone for legal high sales in Kapiti.

Council backs off land deal

The section of reserve land at the end of Harry Shaw Way that could be sold to the NZ Transport Agency.

Angry residents force council rethink on land sale.

Anzac medal backlog dismays families

Mike Olsen, holding a photo of his father (second from left) on his wedding day during World War II. He is disappointed he will not be able to wear his father's war medals on Anzac Day.

Up to 500 requests for replica medals are unlikely to be processed by Anzac Day.

Fulfilling a dying wish to see soldier's grave

160415 news photo: Joel Maxwell/Kapiti Observer: Anzac ancestor Geoff McMillan set to head to England for centenery celebrations.

The English grave of an Anzac soldier will be visited by his family for the first time in a century.

Suspicious fire damages house

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A Levin house been damaged by a fire that police say is suspicious.

Thieves sweep Raumati area

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An increase in burglaries in Raumati and Raumati South has prompted a warning from Kapiti police.

Out-of control car hits gas main

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A minor prang turned dangerous when one driver left his car in reverse and was dragged along the road.

Gas leak empties shops, restaurants

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Paraparaumu diners and shoppers have been forced to evacuate after a gas leak.

'The lucky ones were killed outright'

Kapiti College students  Keagan Ransfield, Johnson Crawford, Ruben Kearney-Parata and Seth Stewart will be part of a multimedia show inspired by the memoirs of WWI Trooper Harry Browne.

A Kapiti soldier's evocative wartime memoirs inspire a multimedia show staged at Kapiti College to mark 100th anniversary of Gallipoli.

Quake-risk project seeks to find fault

A seismic graph of the Pakenham earthquake

New regional mapping for quake risks could see some property owners get a "huge surprise" about what lies beneath.

Paramedic saved by his own staff

Otaki St John Station Officer, Trevor Hunter, who survived a heart attack last year, with assistance from his team.

Otaki man Trevor Hunter would trust his staff with his life - and last year they helped save it.

Hawk's rescue results in small bill

Taneile Hoare with the rescued hawk that underwent lifesaving surgery.

A hawk with an overgrown beak, covered in lice and attacked by pukeko has undergone lifesaving surgery

Car's double flip 'with a twist'

Police said the owner had this car for two weeks before crashing in at Waikane Beach on Friday.

Police are amazed three people are unhurt after their car flipped twice, with branches impaling the windscreen.

Rain ends bore water in Kapiti

Mt Maunganui residents were waking up to some rain, light winds and some decent swell as Cyclone Pam approaches the Eastern Coast of the North Island.

Heavy recent rain has spelled an end to bore water on the Kapiti Coast.

Power out at Paraparaumu Beach

Electricity power transmission lines hang from an electricity pylon at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power station in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Tepco President Naomi Hirose said in a Feb. 14 interview that it will need to consider raising electricity rates for the first time since 2012 unless it can restart the world's biggest nuclear plant. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

About 100 homes are without power at Paraparaumu Beach on the Kapiti Coast.

'Save Our Raumati Post Office'

SAVE THE POSTSHOP: Protestors gather at the Raumati Beach shops on Tuesday to protest NZ Post's plans to close the village's PostShop.

More than 100 residents of Raumati protest the planned closure of their post shop.

Boy without leg to get bike

Lucas Robins, 5, in the Kapanui School bike area.

Lucas Robins, born without part of his leg, is getting a custom-made bike after successful fundraising drive.

Kapiti could go it alone

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A supercity should be "all or nothing" the Local Government Commission has heard, as it mulls leaving Kapiti out of amalgamating with the rest of Wellington.

Post shop closure 'like going backwards'

Protestors are frustrated at plans to close the Raumati Beach PostShop.

Raumati Beach residents are angry at NZ Post's failed attempts to ensure a post shop would remain open in the area.

Mix-up deprives kids of T-Rex

Manakau School students with the T-rex they built. From left, Liam Roach, 6, Olivia Fogden, 7 and Harriet Georgetti, 7, all said it was "sad" when the dinosaurs didnt come to visit.

Geographical error was to blame when children promised a life-sized T-Rex had to make do with a cardboard model.

Council defends $75,000 course

Kapiti Coast District Council chief executive Pat Dougherty.

Kapiti Coast District Council has defended spending $75,000 on a customer service training course for staff.

Hoax leaves young fans stumped

The Black Caps may have been disappointed by their loss at the World Cup final in Melbourne, but Paraparaumu College students were too when they were pranked by the school for April Fool's Day.

Students were disappointed when a Black Caps visit turned out to be an April Fool's hoax.

'We won't pay our bills'

Byng Yelverton and wife Joyce, who is blind, say closing Raumati Beach Post Shop would be like a step "going backwards from 1930".

The planned closure of a Kapiti Coast Post Shop will make life hard for a blind resident and her husband.

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