Thompson to waveski in Portugal

Waveskiier Marcus Thompson at his home beach in Otaki. He will compete at the World Waveski Championships in Portugal ...

An Otaki resident has not let a serious spinal injury take away his love for the water. 

Author to pitch novel at romance conference

Author Carole Brungar is writing her second major novel, due for release next year.

A Levin author is hoping to pitch her second major novel at the country's largest writers' conference later this year.

Integrated gallery, library agreement signed

An agreement that will likely see an integrated Mahara Gallery-Waikanae Public Library facility developed was signed ...

A facility combining the Waikanae Public Library and Mahara Gallery is a step closer to becoming reality.

No censure against Scott

Michael Scott.

No further action will be taken against Kapiti councillor Michael Scott, after he was found to have breached council's code of conduct last week.

'We're losing our voice'

Waikanae Beach man Malcolm Hinder, who uses Kapiti's mental health services.

Kapiti man calls out mental health services after advocacy service appears to be stopped, then resurrected.

Coastlands cinema complex sold

Prime Minister John Key joined  Downtown Cinemas board chair Bill Wallace  and Otaki MP Nathan Guy to check progress ...

Australian company to take over Kapiti cinema.

Dementia patient sent home alone

Peter Wright, 74, who has mild dementia, was allowed to travel home from Wellington Hospital by public transport on ...

Wife furious, but Wellington Hospital says 76-year-old refused taxi and shuttle offers.

Inheritance lost: Nothing for the boy

Dante Pauwels-Vernon with grandparents Naomi and Kenneth Vernon.

Grandson left with virtually nothing after uncle spends war veteran's fortune on cars, cruises.

Leg broken in quad bike crash

A quad bike incident on the Kapiti Coast left a man with a badly broken leg.

 A quad bike user was rescued after breaking his leg in a farm accident north of Wellington.

Kapiti airport fears as flights cut

An Air New Zealand flight from Auckland lands at Kapiti Coast Airport.

Three recently added Auckland flights will be axed from August.

Family's mouldy home horror video

Craig Ryan, left, with children Mia-Rose, 3, and Duke-Lincoln, 1, and brother Aaron.

"This is just despicable ... It's not the New Zealand way," says lawyer of Housing NZ home.

Rescue spanned two days

The team prepare to rescue a horse stranded on a beach by the Otaki River.

Several unsuccessful attempts were made to lead a horse from an Otaki River beach the day before she became stranded by rising waters.

Double-century for Drake

Waikanae captain Ashley Drake speaks after the 2015 Horowhenua-Kapiti premier rugby final between Paraparaumu and ...

After 15 years at the same club and four premier titles, Ashley Drake is still racking up club rugby milestones.

Police hunt Wellington man

Police want sightings of Stuart Campbell but warn the public to call 111 if they spot him.

Stuart Campbell, 45, is wanted by police on domestic violence matters.

Two men arrested after Otaki burglary

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Two men have been charged with burglary after an incident at Otaki's Amazon store this morning.

Poppy plucked in river

Poppy receives emergency care after being flown out of the Otaki River on Friday.

Flying horse takes first steps after flash flood ordeal.

Mid-December finish date likely

M2PP construction manager John Palm on the Waikanae River Bridge.

Kapiti's expressway is more than a third sealed and rapidly closing in on a Christmas opening.

Help from a four-legged friend video

Bridget McLaren and her dog Goldie celebrate their win in the national health volunteer awards this week.

Bridget McLaren is one of the country top volunteers, thanks in part to her dog Goldie.

Screaming men in the surf

US Navy Signalman Frank Zalot, centre, and his US Navy friends in Wellington in 1942, a year before he almost drowned ...

Back home the sun was shining but it was winter - deadly, cold, and wet - for US Navy men off the coast of Kapiti.

Teacher gave teens alcohol

Los'e said what he did was a mistake, and he is deeply embarrassed.

Horowhenua College teacher censured over behaviour on sports trip in Australia.

Flooded SH1 reopens video

Flooding has backed up traffic aloing State Highway 1 at Manakau, north of Otaki.

Highway cleared in Horowhenua, but slips remain on the Rimutaka Hill Road.

They came, they saw, they swam

Plimmertonians donned their 'swimming costumes' for Sunday's annual midwinter dip.

Dozens braved soggy conditions at this year's Plimmerton midwinter dip.

Capital's super slowdown

The idea of a transport super-authority for the Wellington region has been delayed at least until after the local body ...

Plans for a transport super-authority delayed, as region "can't get on the same page".

Killer's violent childhood video

Eric McIsaac, aged around 7, is all smiles on Judith Robinson's verandah in Waitarere Beach, where she and her husband ...

A woman who watched murderer Eric McIsaac grow up says he was a victim of violence too.

Church hopes to continue vision

Kapiti Mayor Ross Church will stand later this year, as he seeks a second term.

"Unfinished business" is the reason behind Kapiti Mayor Ross Church's decision to run for the seat again.

Trapped horse rescued by chopper video

Rescuers comfort an anaesthetised horse in the Otaki River.

A horse, trapped by rising river levels, has been airlifted to safety.

Faulty signs affecting safety

Otaki resident Jenny Glen says faulty neon signs are making the Otaki River Bridge hazardous for cyclists to cross.

An Otaki resident says faulty warning lights on the State Highway 1 river bridge are putting her off crossing it.

Friends aim to keep helping

Friends of Horowhenua Libraries treasurer Cath Bennet, secretary Margaret Clarke and committee chair Diane Brown say the ...

Supporters of Levin's Te Takere say they will continue supporting it despite the decision to change the administrator of its services. 

Islands put off Manakau customers

Susannah Wilson at the site of one of the four median islands installed by NZ Transport Agency, at State Highway 1 in ...

Manakau business owners say road works and new road islands mean less customers are stopping to use their services.

Hurley to bring laughs to Levin

Comedian Ben Hurley will perform in Levin later this month.

Billy T Award winner Ben Hurley is heading to Levin for a gig later this month.

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