Critics expect Gully is a go

transmission gully

National's win likely means controversial Transmission Gully roading project will be gearing up.

Guy widens majority in Otaki

Nathan Guy

National's Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy's convincing win confirms Otaki as a National stronghold.

Explosion a military exercise

defence logo

A loud boom heard and felt from Paraparaumu to Te Horo was a military exercise, police say.

Calls to cull geese

Canada Geese

Large flocks of canada geese fouling lakes and walkways in a Paraparaumu reserve and subdivision have prompted calls for them to be culled.

Park proposals flood in

Kapiti Track

Kapiti's new 60-hectare reserve could become a 3km sealed competition track with wetland areas.

Report taken offline

kapiti coast district council

Critical report on KCDC's involvement with an Otaki tech centre has been removed from council's website.

'Jolts like earthquakes'

Kapiti Expressway

Woman living close to massive earthworks for Kapiti Expressway says vibrations are cracking her walls.

$26k to fix aquatic centre corrosion

Kapiti Aquatic Centre

Corrosion at the new Coastlands Aquatic Centre will cost Kapiti council $26,000 to fix.

Firefighter still in coma

Hospital corridor, generic

Two Otaki volunteer firefighters remain in hospital, one in a coma, after a crash last week.

What are their hopes for Kapiti and Mana?

Otaki seat

Kapiti and Mana election candidates talk about the pressing issues for the area.

Mobility parks used for protest

mobility parks Kapiti

A self-styled advocate is using mobility parks for hours to highlight the lack of parks for people with disabilities.

Her bread is rising fast

'Paleo People' pretty popular

paleo strap

A Raumati South cook has been rushed off her feet by demand for her $16-a-loaf grain-free bread.

Store owner 'Santa' of fruit

Fruit santa

He may not have a red suit but to the children at Nuanua Kindergarten, Paul Wahid is like Santa Claus.

Meetings to discuss PostShop

Kris Faafoi's

New Zealand Post will host two public meetings this month to discuss the Mana PostShop.

Roadworks stretching retailers' patience


Retailers along one of Paraparamu's main thoroughfares have lost patience with on-going roadworks.

Jacket theft accused in cuffs

Arrest, arrested, handcuffs

A winter raid for puffer jackets has backfired on an alleged shoplifter and his accomplice.

Council accused of roading U-turn

Kapiti expressway Otaki

Kapiti District Council accused of trying to hinder changes to $650 million Kapiti expressway.

Car fire, crash block SH1


A car fire blocked southbound lanes near Plimmerton - the second blockage of the day on SH1.

Buried water to revive river

Bore strap

The Waikanae River recharge project work is on track to be operational by next March.

Clean Tech loses backing

Clean tech

Wellington's economic development agency withdraws backing for Otaki's Clean Technology Centre.

Fire damages flat


Fire fighters and an observant neighbour have saved a Waikanae house after a fire damaged two rooms this morning.

Back on the beat... sort of

Noel Bigwood

A retired Kapiti policeman has returned to the beat in the back of an unmarked speed camera van.

Mainzeal collapse costs $620,000

Mainzeal HQ

Kapiti Coast District Council has paid out $620,000 to contractors after the collapse of Mainzeal.

Dairy arson could be copycat

Taxi Strap

Police warn social media may fuel copycat crimes after teenagers were arrested in connection to a fire at a Paraparaumu dairy on Saturday night.

Stopbank work will cost native trees

Waikanae River

New flood protection removing swathes of native trees will come in for community scrutiny at a planned open day.

Beaches to go smoke-free?


Smoking at Kapiti beaches could be a thing of the past if a new proposal is passed.

Plans for $15m Kapiti centre

Kapiti Boating Club

A $15 million centre including a cinema is planned for Kapiti, with council and DoC to share the cost.

'Malicious' vandalism

Deborah Lee Marlow

New Mexican restaurant has copped a backlash that includes altered newspaper stories and vandalism.

World-class food centre


New multimillion-dollar high end food and beverage centre could draw visitors to Kapiti.

Road blocked by slip

Lindsay Rd ST

Traffic is being slowed on the Paekakariki Hill Rd in Kapiti this afternoon following a slip.

Still flying at 90

Up, up and away for Pip

Pip Piper

Pip Piper's 90th birthday celebration was more active than the average - he made his first parachute jump.

Mum sentenced for drowning


Grandmother of drowned toddler says the convicted mother lives with "pain and hurt" every day.

Coastal rules axed from plan


Parts of Kapiti's development rulebook won't be completed till 2020 as the council reboots its troubled district plan.

Wedged in canal

Tight spot for crashed car


Police seek owner of a car found crashed into a canal near Paraparaumu's waterfront last night.

Council proceeds with plan

Kapiti Coast

Kapiti Coast District Council has voted to proceed with its controversial proposed district plan

Kapiti far from 'God's waiting room'

Kapiti Coast

Kapiti's future as a regional red zone because of its aging population has been rubbished by the district's mayor.

A dog of a day

Clifftop rescue for Pepper the labrador

Pepper the dog

Abseiling SPCA volunteers have rescued a dog called Pepper from a clifftop ledge above a quarry.

Main street for Waikanae


Council reveals new plans for Waikanae, which would have cars drive through Mahara Pl.

Councillor faces censure

Jackie Elliott

Councillor called colleague "loathsome" and "vindictive" and also cost council $10,000 after an employment dispute.

Corrections centre sells

Property sold sign

The Corrections Department's emergency backup centre in Kapiti has sold for $1.25 million.

$1.5m to sell Kimberley Centre

Kimberley Centre

More than $1.5 million was spent to maintain a former facility for the disabled during an eight-year sale process.

Rehab unit gets princely listing


A Catholic girl's rehab unit has been listed on Trade Me by a man who says he's Georgian royalty.

Setback for fluoride foe


Judge dismisses legal action alleging conflict of interest by Kapiti Coast District Council.

Crash leaves council with repair job

kapiti coast district council

Kapiti Coast District Council is having to fork out more than $19,000 to repair an exterior wall.

Burnt toast prompts evacuation

Kapiti Aquatic Centre

Smoke from burning toast led to the evacuation of a Paraparaumu pool this morning.

Councillor subject of 'witch-hunt'

kapiti island

Kapiti's council is investigating allegations that a councillor has breached its code of conduct.

Trains back in action after fire

Wellington trains

Kapiti line trains have resumed service after a trackside fire closed the line this morning.

Out-of-town library fee on hold

library book

Kapiti's council is set to back down on a new library fee that has copped a backlash from borrowers.

'I grieve for the little me'

michael ashcroft

A cleaning company operator has been jailed for sexual offences involving two young girls.

Attacker's last appeal turned down

Ioritana Tuau

A man whose assault left another man "catastrophically injured" cannot appeal his sentence.

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