Kapiti

Kura kids share thoughts on language week video

Te Rito kura students, from left, Mangaia Pasene-Hughes, Iriaka Pasene-Grennell, Marara Metekingi, Manihera Tehei and Niwareka Kiriona.

Kids who started life in te reo share thoughts in language week.

Art trail price hike slammed

Kapiti artist Anne Bellamy with one of her watercolours.

Trail no democracy as art and crafters revolt.

Charity box theft astounds widow

Michele Phillips and workers at Kapiti Radiators and Tyres are shocked a memorial charity box for the business' founder Paul Phillips was stolen in a break-in on Wednesday morning.

Charity box in memory of Kapiti businessman who died from cancer stolen from his widow.

Sludge found in Kapiti stream

The oily sludge discovered in Wainui Stream on Sunday.

A man used rubbish gloves and an icecream container to "bail out" sludge from a Kapiti stream.

MH17 seeds land in Wellington

Otaki man Rob Ayley, 29, was the proud father of two young sons.

Rob Ayley's Wellington family will grow sunflowers from the Ukranian plane crash site.

Quad bikes help after 4WD rolls

Quad bike riders in the area were able to ride to seek help, and carried emergency workers to the scene.

Quad bike riders were able to get police to the scene when a 4WD rolled 20m into a stream.

Couples kiss for freedom video

Johnsonville couple Matt and Becs Peel were among 100 people to recreate a famous victory day photo, 70 years after World War II ended.

Dozens of lovers pucker up in Wellington, to turn their French kisses American to recreate iconic photo.

A random act of kindness video

Nancy Sibbald, the grateful recipient of a random act of kindness at Pak ’n Save

Nancy Sibbald, 89, wants to meet the "wonderful" stranger who paid for her groceries.

Ka pai Finnian, what a speech video

Finnian Galbraith wanted to make a statement about treasuring Te Reo on YouTube, but had no idea it would reach almost 150,000 people around the world.

Schoolboy's speech encouraging respect for Te Reo has had more than 130,000 views on YouTube, and attracted international attention.

Speed limit glitch kept secret

Kapiti Rd in Paraparaumu, a local road covered by Kapiti Coast District Council speed limit controls.

Council told to "keep quiet" about speeding glitch so that NZ wouldn't become boy-racer heaven.

Protestors say no to pavement parkers

I'm Walkin' Here protesters, reclaiming the footpath on Raumati Rd, on Monday morning.

A group of protesters want drivers to keep the footpath outside Raumati Beach School safe for children.

Queen Elizabeth Park cycleway underway

Earthworks have started on the cycle trail through Queen Elizabeth Park.

Work has begun on a new cycleway to connect Paekakariki and Raumati South.

Trash warrior chosen for WOW

Paraparaumu WOW artist Rebecca Bond, with her entry from last year, Boys will be Buoys, which now hangs in her kitchen.

Kapiti's only World of Wearable Arts finalist Rebecca Bond says this year she promised herself she'd just submit a simple entry, but the bug got to her.

Shield try one to remember

Sam Gard'ner celebrates after scoring a try in the Ranfurly Shield challenge. Photo: Photosport

Sam Gard'ner dreams of playing professional rugby, but whatever his future holds, he's unlikely to forget scoring a try for the amateurs in a Ranfurly Shield challenge.

Offers flood in for Mr Bull

Brian Arnopp, of Paraparaumu, acquired Mr Bull four years ago, but can no longer feed him. So he is giving him away to a good home.

Offers pour in to re-home a lovable steer after owner takes bull by the horns.

Going free: no bull

Mr Bull gets through about 45 kilograms of food a day. He's particularly keen on turnips and nasturtiums.

Half a tonne of steer could be all yours - so long as you don't take him to the works.

Kapiti picks up triple at cross country champs

A combination of starters, including under 18 men and women and masters women, fight for space as the gun goes off at the Wellington Cross Country Championships.

Kapiti takes three wins from regional cross country champs.

Fire threatens airport control tower

The Fire Brigade received multiple calls about this fire, close to a main traffic route through Kapiti, and metres from the air traffic control tower at Kapiti Coast Airport.

A suspicious fire on a major arterial route through Kapiti threatened the airport control tower, before fire fighters put it out.

Puppy finds lost seal pup video

A seal pup discovered on the banks of the Waikanae River in Kapiti.

SPCA says there's little they can do for a "really tired" baby seal found 5km inland.

Rock slip cuts off road video

Digger operator Shane Foxley with, from left, nephews Victor and Osca Perkins at the slip site on Friday.

Digger driver, who once scooped a flood victim to safety, helped clear a rock slip to reach houses north of Wellington.

Hawke's Bay down plucky Horowhenua-Kapiti

Hawke's Bay No 8 Joseph Penitito was impressive during his side's Ranfurly Shield defence against Horowhenua-Kapiti.

Horowhenua-Kapiti push Hawke's Bay all the way in Ranfurly Shield challenge.

Activist appeals 'wake-up' assault

Dun Mihaka retaliated when he thought he was assaulted.

Dun Mihaka has fights on in court, over his reaction to a neighbour's attempt to wake him.

Cafe fire: A century of memories

Alan Stead, who owned the store for about 17 years.

Peter lived at the store from age seven, after his father bought it off the Scarf family in 1952.

Hazy future: Red House in ashes gallery

Te Horo fire chief Byran Sutton says there was little hope for the tinder dry Red House Cafe once the fire was established.

A week after fire gutted the historic Red House Cafe, its owners are left unsure of the future.

SH1 work nearly done despite floods

Safety improvement work on State Highway 1 in Manakau on Wednesday.

The end is in sight for road works stretching kilometres along State Highway 1 in Horowhenua.

Bid to dump arts councillor

The public art panel for Kapiti, from left,  Tane Moleta, Deb Donnelly, Janet Bayly, councillor Jackie Elliott, and Tracey Morgan.

Kapiti's mayor suggests dumping councillor as arts funds gather dust instead of being spent.

Councillors rack up complaints

Kapiti Mayor Ross Church.

Kapiti's council is refusing to release information on four complaints against elected members.

Looking to avoid Ranfurly robbing

Jared Tanira is hoping his Horowhenua-Kapiti team aren't robbed during their Ranfurly Shield challenge in Napier on Thursday night.

Horowhenua-Kapiti were robbed during their last Ranfurly Shield challenge. It's a fact sitting in a police file.

Happy Feet meets unhappy fate

Penguin Happy Feet is treated by Wellington Zoo vets Baukje Lenting, left, and Lisa Argilla in June 2011.

A penguin far from home achieved fame in Wellington during its 10-week convalescence.

Travel in style at Wellington Railway Station

The station concourse in the 1940s. Luxurious waiting rooms and dining rooms were to at the rear left, where the ticket booth is today.

Train passengers were gifted luxury and style when Wellington Railway Station was built in 1937.

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