Pasifika wardens nearly on the beat

The Auckland-based Pacific wardens group began in 2013

Pasifika wardens will be out and about in Porirua this year.

Couple stuck in home adjacent to expressway

Peter and Mary-Anne Smith at the back of their Milne Dr section, which sits adjacent to construction for the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway.

A Paraparaumu couple living next to the construction of the Mackays to Peka Peka (M2pp) Expressway is stuck in a house they are unable to sell.

Poplar Avenue construction continues

The Poplar Ave intersection as it appears now, minus the markings on the old Poplar Ave, left. Work will now begin on excavating the old street to make way for the bridge's south abutment.

Lane markings switching Poplar Ave to its new configuration were completed last weekend after being delayed by rain. 

Sopacua on the right trail

Fabienne Joni Sopacua with one of her paintings, depicting singer Rihanna.

It's been an unconventional journey, but one artist is confident she is on the right path heading into her first Kapiti Arts Trail.

Fire burns Kapiti home

The Fire Service is working to free a person trapped by a crane which has fallen over

A Paraparaumu house was badly damaged by a fire early on Monday.

Crash family fights for help

Jared Carson is glad his family survived a horrific crash, but said the recovery had been a battle. "We are happy with what we're getting now, but we don't want it to happen to anybody else."

A family recovering from injuries received when their car collided with a truck are unhappy they were left with only two hours home help in two weeks.

Paekakariki residents want ticketing solution

Paekakariki Community Board member Sam Buchanan with his car parked on the Beach Rd median strip.

Paekakariki Community Board members want a definitive policy after tickets were issued to motorists who parked on the Beach Rd median strip.

Raumati Station Action Group call for survey into station's viability

Raumati Station Action Group members Rachel Palmer, Graham Bathgate and John Grundy at the end of Leinster St, where expressway construction is under way. 
The substation in the background is the approximate location for the proposed station.

Members of the Raumati Station Action Group are asking for support of a fuller survey into a potential train station at Raumati.

Beattie to bolster Paraparaumu Beach premier tilt

Leela Beattie in action during her Wellington Open final against Abby Guthrie earlier this year. Beattie willplay for Paraparaumu Beach in this year's Interclub competition.

The Paraparaumu Beach Tennis Club have signed New Zealand's fourth-ranked women's tennis player to add the polish to their premier 1 women's team. 

Food truck Friday

Customers queue outside trucks for the first Food Truck Friday night market in Waikanae.

Kapiti's first Food Truck Friday sold out in three hours – but they had to find a way around council food bylaws first.

Race to go off with a bang

Lisa Luoni will be competing in this year's Big Bang Adventure Race on November 7.

A race which will see competitors pushed to their physical limits at a mystery location returns in November.

Train victim popular accountant

Paraparaumu train crash victim Colin John Hough, 66.

Colin John Hough was an accountant who supported the homeless.

Sonic delusion brewing in Kapiti

Sonic Delusion frontman Andre Manella with his guitar and the band's accompanying beer.

You've heard of interpretive art, interpretive dance and even interpretive discussion. Now Sonic Delusion and Mike's Brewery are inviting Kapiti to taste what just may be the first ever interpretive beer. 

Man killed by freight train

A man has been hit by a train.

Wheelchair-bound man killed after leaving platform at Paraparaumu.

Killer denied parole

Tristim Lee Eastham, sentenced to five years 11 months' jail in 2013 for manslaughter, has been declined parole at his first appearance.

Victim's mother concerned about lack of empathy from man who killed her son.

Not guilty plea to baby murder

Michael Te Kouarehu Kereopa, 31, at an earlier court appearance charged with murdering six-month-old  Gracie May McSorley.

The man charged with murdering baby Gracie-May McSorley, of Raumati Beach, has appeared in court.

Cost of train crash to be sought

Jovan Burns at the private crossing where he survived a car crash with the Capital Connection train, opposite Te Waka Rd, in Te Horo.

KiwiRail intends to recover its costs from the Capital Connection crash with a car at a private railway.

Gaylor keen to unseat Wilson

Penny Gaylor

Otaki ward councillor Penny Gaylor has hit out at the district's incumbent on the regional council, as she seeks a new job at next year's local body elections.

A night of hope

Joseph Elieza, centre, in one of the Tanzanian communities he works in.

As a child, Joseph Elieza grow up in extreme poverty. Now, he is touring New Zealand sharing his story. 

Kapiti author to launch book about internet becoming sentient

'Complexity' author Michael Lloyd.

A Kapiti-based author's novel suggests the internet could develop a mind of its own in the future. 

Golf gold for Waikanae transplant recipient

Waikanae Golf Club member Alan Power won gold in his age group at the World Transplant Games in Argentina.

Twelve years ago Alan Power had a heart transplant. Now, he is a gold medal winner for New Zealand. 

'I want to convey my views'

Arthur Taylor says he is trying to correct injustices as he sees them.

Arthur Taylor, a frequent critic of prison conditions, wants to talk to the media.

Abuse fears for disabled video

Peter Knighton says he will continue working for disabled people's rights, even without being paid.

Laid-off disability advocates keep up their fight, even though it's now for free.

Refugee blooms at Botanic Gardens

Dutch people in traditional costume celebrate Tulip Sunday at Wellington's Botanic Gardens in October 1951.

Tulips were a reminder of war and starvation for Wellington's Dutch war refugees.

'I woke up on the boot' video

Jovan Burns with the remains of the car he was driving when he was hit by the Capital Connection.

Jovan Burns tells of walking away from Te Horo train crash.

Morepork nursed back to health

"He was certainly a very good patient," vet Brett Gartrell said of the injured bird.

"He...wanted to kill us most of the time which is a good sign for these guys," vet says.

Wellington commuters delayed

Wellington train services were delayed by a signal fault on Friday morning.

A signal fault that delayed multiple rail services in Wellington has been fixed.

Brothers hurt in train crash

The driver and passenger of the car escaped with minor injuries in Thursday night's crash. The driver was tested for drink-driving.

Two brothers have minor injuries after Capital Connection hits car at private crossing.

College plans $1.2m learning support unit

Waiopehu College learning support unit students who will benefit from the new building. From left, Desmond Dring, Jordan Wilson, Mark Hudson, Darcy Te Tau and Jordan Adin.

Students at Levin's Waiopehu College are to get a state-of-the art learning support suite.

'Life-changing' donation for girl left with no help

Malakah Hubbard-Harris with Noel Mason. His donation of a hearing aid to Malakah could be life-changing, her mum says.

A Kapiti girl desperate to learn, but unable to hear her teacher clearly, has been donated a hearing aid and microphone by a local business. 

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