The long-awaited electrification of Otaki rail services looks unlikely to happen.
Council estimates to upgrade the disused Raumati Pool have ballooned too $1.6m, stalling the project.
Kapiti people are being asked to sign up and shell out to save an iconic building from ending its days as a burnt-out shell before being demolished for a playground.
Kapiti Coast District Council predicts 65 per cent of households are likely to pay less for water when meters are introduced.
Kapiti Coast's new water charges will cost households at least $30 a year extra.
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The Kapiti Coast Expressway will help prevent future crashes at a deadly corner, a coroner has said.
An elderly man clipped by a train in Waikanae is lucky to have escaped uninjured.
Designer Ben Hoyle has again clinched a major award at the Ellerslie International Flower Show.
A $388,000 sewer project has stalled with the contractors in liquidation and their drill jammed underground.
Paekakariki residents will meet with the NZTA to voice concerns about the safety of a stretch of SH1.
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The cupboard is bare at Kapiti Foodbank, but demand has risen.
Traffic delays at Otaihanga roundabout on the Kapiti Coast are expected to ease when two lanes will be available to peak north and southbound traffic at the end of the week.
A driver climbed through a shattered windscreen to escape her car after a crash in Kapiti today.
The 'mystery' of a freight ship in an unusual place near Kapiti Island has been solved.
Kapiti Coast District Council is looking at supplementing its main water supply with bore water this week as Waikanae River flow levels continue to fall.
A pall of smoke hangs over Waikanae as fire crews mop up a fire in a contractor's yard.
A mystery illness has killed about 30 birds at the Waikanae River estuary, including two royal spoonbills.
Case of elderly coupled being prosecuted for felling native trees reveals need to reform RMA, minister says.
A 12-metre totara buried beneath peat north of Waikanae has been unearthed by Kapiti expressway excavations.
An elderly couple have fallen foul of local laws regarding native trees.
Two former company managers are on trial for under-reporting more than $17m of gas it was supplying to customers.
The Peka Peka to North Otaki section of the Kapiti expressway has been given the green light.
Writer Patricia Grace's family land at Waikanae is at the heart of a village continuously occupied for at least 500 years, the Maori Land Court has been told.
Parents of a child born in the back seat of a car on a Wellington highway have praised police.
Kapiti's second hydroslide could be dumped out of the council budget in a cost-cutting blitz.
Forty-two cannabis plants, a loaded gun and almost $500,000 in assets were seized in a police raid on a Levin house yesterday.
State Highway 1 at Plimmerton is now fully-open after a burst water main closed a lane.
Long traffic delays have frustrated commuters and holidaymakers as work continues on a roundabout.
Father mourns lost possessions but happy his 16-year-old son is safe as blaze rips through property.
Kapiti Island visitor numbers have plummeted this summer, after a steep rise in the entry fee.
Writers and Maori leaders are furious at plans to take novelist Patricia Grace's land for the Kapiti expressway.
Construction of the long-awaited second bridge over Waikanae River is under way as the McKays to Peka Peka expressway project ramps up.
Temperatures for the next three months are expected to be average to above average for the North Island, NIWA says.
An Otaki couple battling to get access to their dream property are preparing to take council to court.
A man is in a stable condition in Wellington Hospital after he was struck by a car as he was crossing the road at Paraparaumu Beach.
Mayor's plan to restrict public speaking time at council meetings has been ditched after feedback.
Cop ends up with head injuries after intervening in a late night dispute between two men.
The sudden death of a teenager on the Kapiti Coast has been referred to the coroner.
New limits on public speaking at Kapiti District Council meetings, floated by the mayor, have been sunk.
Insurance assessors have started calculating the damage caused by a mini-tornado in Raumati South.
Roofs lifted, trees snapped and fences were flattened by mini tornado cutting a path of destruction on the Kapiti Coast.
Emergency services have responded to reports of a mini tornado on the Kapiti Coast today.
Kapiti is the latest council to agree on public consultation on fluoride in drinking water as the war over the additive heats up.
Kapiti Coast District Council will consult the community on continuing to add fluoride to tap water.
A roundabout under construction at one of the worst black spots on the Kapiti Coast is due to start operating with one lane this weekend.
Kapiti's mayor says restricting speaking time will make council meetings shorter and more relevant.
A man who fell down a 40-metre bank on the Kapiti Coast has been rescued.
After 30 years, a Waikanae greengrocer is reluctantly shifting to make way for the expressway.
There are plans to curb Kapiti councillors' speaking time at meetings, but critics freedom of speech will be limited.
Kapiti Coast District Council has apologised to ratepayers after its efforts to dabble in MagiQ backfired.
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