Kapiti

Sunken digger, hidden prankster

A 25 tonne digger has been hauled from the Kapiti Coast surf  after it was discovered there Saturday morning.

A $250,000 digger was dragged out of the surf at Kapiti - but how did it end up there?

Judge clears way for kids' camp

The house where Stand Children's Services wants to set up a children's village.

Court rejects arguments against a children's village in a well-to-do neighbourhood.

Social houses on the block

Housing New Zealand tenant Lyle Walker and his daughter Amy Walker, 2, at their Otaki home.

Plans to sell hundreds of state and council homes north of Wellington have tenants worried.

Nature's volley wrecks tennis court video

Paul Lynch on what was once his tennis court. The concrete slabs have been placed there since by Kapiti Coast District ...

The Lynch family were planning to demolish it anyway - but not like this.

Offender on run for a month

Police are seeking Lyndon Keil after he removed his bracelet and took off in late June.

Police say 'dangerous' man removed his monitoring bracelet and did a runner nearly a month ago.

Nikita Hart was 'a happy, good girl'

Nikita Hart, 5, who was killed in Levin by her stepfather Anthony John Harbottle in 1994.

She loved pink. Pink dresses, pink ribbons, pink socks. She could read and write before she went to school on her pink bike wearing her pink safety helmet.

'I did it, I did it to the kids'

Brother and sister Te Hau and Ngamata O'Carroll died in a murder suicide in 2004, at Otaki Beach.

A veteran detective tells of the tragic double-murder suicide that continues to puzzle him.

$123,000 to put sand on beach

The view south along Paraparaumu Beach towards an embankment built up with sand trucked in by contractors for Kapiti ...

Kapiti council spends ratepayer cash to protect beach from its own storm-prevention work.

School to offer bilingual class

Paraparaumu schoolteacher Gina Sarich will teach the school's new English-Te Reo Maori bilingual class, beginning next year.

Paraparaumu School are starting a bilingual te reo Maori primary school class, in a bid to revitalise the language in the district. 

'She would be one and a half now'

Six-month-old Gracie-May McSorley, who died from severe head injuries in July last year.

Grieving parents of slain children are left to wonder - who might they have been?

Business booming at The Waterfront

Ricardo Reis at the Waterfront Bar.

A revamp since new owners took over last year has seen patronage figures rise.

New Otaki court opened

Amosa Suitauloa, 13, won the free throw competition that opened Otaki's new basketball court.

Wellington Saints representatives attended the basketball court opening at Haruatai Park.

Election time gets personal

Nigel Wilson has made no secret of the fact he doesn't like opponent Penny Gaylor.

One seat. Two people. And this time, for one of them at least, it actually is personal.

Students cut up over beards

Anthony McEwen is one of a group of Kapiti College students who have started an online petition, asking for year 13s to ...

Almost 300 students have signed a petition to allow year 13s at Kapiti College to grow facial hair.

Clause out for cats

Prime cat-free property for sale in the Kotuku Parks subdivision.

While Wellington mulls cat controls, a Kapiti subdivision has enforced a full-on ban to protect nature.

Otaki Gorge Rd open at last video

The top batter slope is 33 metres high, and laid back at a 45-degree angle.

Access to Otaki Forks - and to one couple's home - is open again, after about seven months.

Make dog training compulsory

Kapiti College students Jack Loader, Sam Cathro and Caitlin Voyle want to see more preventative measures taken to ...

Kapiti College students have a good idea for how to reduce dog attacks in the region.

A kids' health camp? Not here

Stand Children's Services says the Milne Drive property would be like a fairytale castle for the 5 to 12-year-olds it ...

A "fairytale" site for a children's health camp hits legal hurdles and opposition from Paraparaumu neighbours.

Wheelchair basketball champs

The Mid West Sixers wheelchair basketball team that won the North Island Championship in July.

A new team has rolled into town and taken out the North Island wheelchair basketball title.

Waking up to the damage

Paraparaumu thunderstorm: Jon Haylock on his property.

Thunderstorms rip through Kapiti, north of Wellington, crushing fences and felling trees. 

Hockey side can avoid relegation

Part of the Kapiti premier 1 women's hockey team.

The Kapiti women's team conceded a late goal to fall 3-2 to Victoria University on Saturday and now need a win to avoid relegation.

Designs for new Levin town centre

Visualisation of the Levin Town Centre upgrade.

More open space and laneways could be the future of the town at the heart of Horowhenua.

Delays expected through Kapiti

Traffic delays are expected through Kapiti on Wednesday.

A morning of traffic delays is expected through Kapiti after a road working truck broke down.

New building for Paraparaumu School

An artist's impression of the new building at Paraparaumu School.

Construction has started on the replacement classrooms for those destroyed by arson in 2014.

'It's been an honour'

Kapiti SPCA vets John Hewitt, pictured, and wife Heather tend to a duck caught under a shed in Waikanae during a storm.

A career of pigs, alpacas, dogs and cats: Kapiti SPCA veterinary team call it a day.

Kapiti Coast residents picked for Fashion Week

Rikitia Holloway, left, of Otaki, and Konan Snow, of the Kapiti Coast, will walk at New Zealand Fashion Week in August.

The Kapiti Coast's model potential is on the rise, with high school student Konan Snow and legal executive student Rikitia Holloway selected for NZFW.

When the washing went boom

Jamie Winiata with her scorched Samsung, one of a batch recalled in 2013.

There are 4000 washing machines in NZ, just like this one, at risk of bursting into flames.

From Kapiti to New York

Kapiti filmmaker Ana Montgomery-Neutze is heading to The School of Visual Arts in New York.

Fulbright scholar to leave Kapiti Coast for film school in the Big Aporo.

New faces for NZFW

Konan Snow and Rikitia Holloway walked in Miromoda's recent runway show at Pataka Cultural & Arts Museum in Poritua.

Two brand new models will take the runway for a Maori fashion showcase.

Stratford steeled for world champs charge

Paraparaumu-based Miramar catcher Jayden Stratford is part of the Junior Black Sox team which will compete at the ...

The catcher thinks his NZ softball side can go one better than two years ago.

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