Kapiti

Teen in court over Waikanae assault

Teenager pleads guilty to four charges over assault of elderly couple in theri Kapiti Coast home.

Kapiti road a top priority

Easing congestion along a Kapiti road is the top priority in Wellington's draft regional transport plan.

Youngster firing up racing career

An Otaki 16-year-old is motoring into the lead of the New Zealand Formula First Championship.

Kapiti house just 'rotting away'

Suburban Kapiti house left stripped and gutted for years has been labelled dangerous by neighbours.

Expressway sound buffer being rebuilt

A length of giant, noise-reducing embankment along the Kapiti expressway will be pulled down and rebuilt after months of work.

Water use down by 3.6m litres a day

Kapiti Coast Water Meter

Kapiti Coast residents are using far less water since the introduction of metered charging last year.

Record callouts for Coast firefighters

Paraparaumu firefighters had their busiest year last year, bucking the trend throughout the Wellington region.

'Toddlers in speeding car' - police

Couple tried to outrun police in stolen car with unrestrained baby and toddler inside, police allege.

Driver crashes five times over limit

A driver who crashed into a parked car in Kapiti was more than five times over the new alcohol limit, police say.

Otaki drowning victim named

The 60-year-old man who drowned at Otaki Beach on the Kapiti Coast has been named.

Boat flip death

The 60-year-old man who drowned off the Kapiti Coast was not wearing a lifejacket.

Late payment irks contractor

The council expects rates to be paid on time, but isn't so worried about paying its own bills by the due date, a Kapiti contractor says.

Kapiti hot to trot for long weekend

Kapiti and Horowhenua businesses will reap the benefits of the Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club's meeting at Otaki Racecourse.

Peka Peka drowning victim named

Lower Hutt man, 74, who drowned at Peka Peka beach while swimming with daughter has been named.

Diver flown to hospital

Kapiti Coast diver with suspected case of the bends flown to Christchurch hyperbaric chamber.

Donations flood in for crash widow

Almost $18,000 has been raised for a Kapiti mother who faces raising her daughter alone after her partner died in motorcycle crash.

Donations flood in for biker's family

Give A Little fundraiser for family of Kapiti man killed riding motorcycle generates over $15,000.

Intoxicating fairy tale unfolds at motel

The tale of an unwanted hotel guest may be closer to Goldilocks, though police have nicknamed her Sleeping Beauty.

Motorcyclist found dead named

The man found dead beside his motorcycle on a Kapiti Coast beach yesterday was Alan Austrin.

Motorcyclist from Christchurch

Alan Austrin

The man found dead beside his motorbike on a Kapiti Coast beach was Alan Austrin.

Biker's beach death rocks town

Motorcyclist found dead on a beach today is believed to be young father of a baby.

Divers found alive and well

Two divers will see in 2015 on Kapiti Island after their inflatable boat suffered engine problems.

Creative space for doing nothing

Kapiti artist Debbie Pointon's favourite room is perched on a steep bank in Raumati South with majestic views of the hills.

Tourists safe after crash

Fifteen tourists and their driver had a lucky escape after the bus they were in crashed north of Wellington.

Expressway revelations

Skeleton dating back to the 1800s unearthed along the Kapiti Expressway route.

More families stay at holiday parks

More families are choosing holiday parks for a cheaper break this year.

Three deaths 'avoidable'

Coroner finds that mid-air crash near Wellington in 2008 could have been prevented if safety standards had been met.

Caught red-handed: chase lasts 20km

Even after his vehicle was allegedly rammed three times, a home owner chased two men for more than 20km. 

Missing aircraft report sparks search

Reports of a missing aircraft which had emergency services scouring the coast proved to be a false alarm.

Protesters fail to save Kapiti dog

A Kapiti dog will be put down even though protesters lobbied the local council for a last-minute reprieve. 

Death threats over dog

Death threats have been levelled at council staff and woman who lodged dog complaint.

Mowbray to sell businesses

Listed company to sell its stamp, coin and bank note subsidiaries after the worst loss in its history.

Family faces Christmas with no home

A Kapiti family face a tough Christmas after fire made their home unliveable.

Inspirational cyclist farewelled

Cyclists formed a guard of honour for Kapiti athlete Stu Downs' final journey.

Battle to keep dog alive lost

Dog impounded for more than two years will be put down after its owner lost a third court battle to save it.

Council conduct code cause for concern

A Kapiti councillor censured for breaking the rules says the council's code of conduct is not democratic.

Kapiti divided over super-city

Kapiti's rating system would change, creating "winners and losers", and it would lose its community boards under a proposal to make the region a super-city.

Rain eases but roads risky

Heavy rain which caused flooding in the Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua and Manawatu ease but some roads are still affected.

Couple assaulted

Couple in their mid-80s were seriously assaulted and robbed in their Waikanae home overnight.

Alcohol bylaws tightened

Local alcohol plan passes, leaving Porirua residents unable to buy alcohol at off-licences after 9pm.

Marines Hall demo decision raises ire

Decision to demolish the "big joke" Titahi Bay Marines Hall led to verbal abuse of councillor.

Islands proposed to stop wrong-way drivers

Moves to stop traffic heading in the wrong direction are under way, as drivers avoid taking the long route out of Waikanae railway station.

By-election list by the book

Kapiti Coast District Council will stick with alphabetical listings for candidates in the by-election to fill the vacant Waikanae ward.

Kapiti plan gets green light

Councillors will stick with a programme to drag the Kapiti Coast District Council out of its District Plan quagmire.

Fears road will ruin reserve

Raumati residents are fighting to stop a reserve on their quiet cul-de-sac being turned into a road.

Roading project's pest headache

Kapiti Expressway works have displaced so many pest animals they are now being trapped or shot.

Crash now homicide

A man found dead, lying by a car that had gone off the road north of Wellington had been stabbed, police say.

Film-makers reel in win

Kapiti College students feed needy for doco

Budding film-maker Mason Cade Packer is already making a name for himself, with his short film shot in Chicago and Wellington winning a national film challenge.

Man found dead named

Police treating death of 32-year-old Matthew Stevens, found near his car on the Kapiti Coast, as suspicious.

Hill death suspicious

Police treating death of man found near car on Kapiti Coast as suspicious.

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