No forwarding address for Queen's Birthday gong

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit Sarah Delahunty, with grandson Arlo Delahunty-Versteegh.

Her letter never caught up with her, but in the end Sarah Delahunty found out about her Queen's Birthday Honour when she got the phone call from the office of the Prime Minister.

Blerta luminary returns to Paekakariki

Songwriter, musician and artist Fane Flaws set to play in Paekakariki.

Ex-Blerta and The Crocodiles songwriter brings his latest band No Engine to Paekakariki this Saturday for the first time.

Child 'with no fear' drowned

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Coroner refuses to blame death of autistic child on poor supervision, saying people can't watch children "like hawks".

Uneven ground caused plumber's death

Waikanae plumber Jeoffrey Bruce, who died after tripping and falling outside the Waikanae Hotel in June 2014.

Coroner rules on man who died after tripping outside his local pub.

Baby seal makes a house call video

A baby seal came into Clare Christian's Raumati home on Sunday.

An adorable baby seal made a welcome guest in a Kapiti Coast home on Sunday morning.

Hunt on for dogs after attack

Two pit-bull type dogs are being hunted after a double-attack on Sunday.

Anger over Kapiti council waiting days to reveal dogs that killed two cats could be roaming the streets.

Football-mad kids to take part in World Cup

Brayden Pashby, left, and Riley Moy, will be mascot mates, accompanying mascot Wooliam onto the field for some FIFA under-20 World Cup Wellington matches.

Two Otaki boys will be running on field for several matches of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, as "mascot mates".

Forget Mangaweka, head to Manakau

The Deer Story Museum, complete with car park helicopter, set to open in Manakau on State HIghway 1.

Manakau could become the new Mangaweka as a deer-themed museum complete with helicopter opens on Saturday.

Alleged station slasher arrested

Police have arrested the alleged Waikanae train station slasher.

Man appears in court after alleged unprovoked attack at a train station.

Late councillor's wife elected to board

Newly elected Waikanae Community Board member Jill Lloyd.

The wife of a late Kapiti councillor has won a council seat left vacant by his death.

Knifepoint robbery at Porirua petrol station

Porirua police are hunting a robber.

Man waved knife in female attendant's face and demanded money.

Controversial river top-up goes live

The outlet for 400 year old bore water pours into Waikanae River, with, from left, wastewater treatment plants manager Dave Bassett, former mayor Jenny Rowan and mayor Ross Church at the official opening of the river recharge scheme.

A scheme dogged with controversy that uses 400 year old bore water to top up a river opened on Wednesday.

Woman stabs man in the back

Police are seeking a female attacker responsible for an assault in Porirua on Tuesday morning.

Victim remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.

Stranger slashes passenger in head

Police are looking for this man after an assault in Waikanae.

Man waiting on platform is stabbed in random attack at Waikanae station.

Ferry mixes water with fuel to cut costs

The Arahura Cook Strait Ferry.

The Interislander ferry Arahura will add water to its diesel in a bid to save millions in running costs.

US Marines run draws record field

Race organiser Roger Childs briefs the social walkers and slow joggers group.

A record field turned out in perfect conditions for Sunday's fourth In the Footsteps of the Marines event at Whareroa Farm.

Our Lady of the Coast

Sculptor Martin Roestenberg works on his Virgin Mary statue, Our Lady of Lourdes, on site at Paraparaumu in 1958.

The faithful and bargain-savvy flocked to Paraparaumu's Virgin Mary statue.

School moves on from floods video

Flooding at Tawa School.

Flood-hit classrooms at a Wellington school should be moved, says principal.

Historic mall announces expansion

Concept design for an expanded  food court at Coastlands Shopping Centre.

Mall uses vacant space

Long road to recovery for flood family

Anja Ferguson, right, with Charlotte and Hannah Maguire, front and middle, in their now-drained lounge. With them is friend Jazmin Doughty, whose family put the Ferguson/Maguire clan up for the night after the flood.

A week on from widespread flooding in Kapiti, the Fergusons are living in hotel while cleaning up their home.

RSA seeks way out of debt

The RSA has received requests to use the poppy three or four times a day for the last four weeks, more than any other year in recent memory.

Levin RSA properties are being put on the market to help stem the club's rising debt levels.

Flood wall was planned

The flooded end of Moa Rd, with houses underwater from the Wharemauku Stream.

Plans were underway to build a protection wall for one of Kapiti's hardest hit neighbourhood's in Thursday's floods.

New ambulance station to cope with demand

Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics are looking forward to a new station rebuild. Outside the existing Paraparaumu station, from left Vanessa Simpson, Holly Lynch, Kathryn Oijordsbakken and intern Rosalie Nicol.

Kapiti's ambulance service has outgrown their Paraparaumu base as population changes increase demands on paramedics.

Shared rare disease discovered at meeting

Old acquaintances Graham Cozens, left, and Paul Clegg, who met at a support group for people with ME after 20 years.

When Graham Cozens saw Paul Clegg, it took a few moments but he eventually remembered they'd known each other back in the day, 20 years ago, when they had the strength to be young and strong.

Church safe heist doesn't pay

The burglars who made off with the large safe were in for a disappointing discovery.

Thieves broke into an Otaki church and hauled away a large safe - but it only contained about $40.

Choke-point protest hits the rails

A group of student Capital Connection riders, including, centre from left, Melissa Riwaka and Brooke MacMillan, jumping to the Tranz Metro for a day.

Supporters of a near-extinct rail service have attempted to choke the peak hour Tranz Metro service on the Kapiti LIne.

Council boss wins five year extension

Kapiti Coast District Council chief executive Pat Dougherty has won reappointment to the role.

Kapiti's council boss Pat Dougherty has held on to his job with the announcement of a five year contract today.

Postal service saved

Protestors gathered at the Raumati Beach shops in April.

Community and political pressure has helped save postal services in Raumati Beach.

Digging in to rescue cyclist video

15052015 News. Cameron Burnell/Fairfax NZ. Seargent Karen Ellis who rode in a digger bucket to rescue a cyclist from the flooded Waikanae river.

Balancing on a digger bucket to rescue a cyclist from a raging river was all in a day's work for policewoman.

Cathy Stewart killing remand

Cathy Stewart was found dead in her home on the Kapiti Coast in February.

Name suppression has been continued for the man charged with murdering Kapiti nurse Cathy Stewart.

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