Busy weekend for road works

An impression of the Haywards interchange on State Highway 2. Work is due to be completed in June 2017.

Haywards Interchange one of a number of work sites motorists can expect to encounter.

Police: Lock it or lose it

Kapiti police are also being kept busy by an increase of burglaries.

The days of leaving your door unlocked in small towns may be over, with an increase of "opportunist" thefts in Kapiti and Porirua.

Road changes in Kapiti

Work on the Peka Peka bridge, part of the Kapiti expressway project.

Road route changed till end of Kapiti expressway project.

Q&A: Kapiti mayor K Gurunathan

K Gurunathan, newly elected mayor of the Kapiti Coast.

The new mayor of Kapiti would like to sit down for a cocktail with Mandela, Mugabe,Trump and Boris. He'd be guaranteed some Saturday night fever.

Wellington holiday trains limited

Maintenance being carried out over Labour Weekend will see many train services replaced by buses on all four of ...

All four Wellington train lines to undergo maintenance work over Labour Weekend.

New base for Mana Coastguard

Peter Feely from Mana Coastguard in front of the new building donated by Carrus Developers.

A swell of community support has put Mana Coastguard back beside the water.

Delays for motorists on SH1

There are delays on SH1 after a crash near Waikanae.

Motorists have been told to expect delays on SH1 near Waikanae after a crash.

More space needed at Kapiti schools

Paraparaumu School, where classes are being held in the school hall and a breakout room.

An unexpected growth in student numbers has one Kapiti school is holding classes in the hall.

Buy your own seat

Rudy Van Vlerken from Pzazz Building is the first seat sponsor forthe Kapiti Performing Arts Centre's 348-seat principal ...

Almost $600,000 could be raised for the new $10m Kapiti Performing Arts Centre through seat sponsorship.

Fantastic female four lift titles

Kapiti Powerlifting Club national title holders Alison Fitzmaurice, Riria Ropata and Olivia Thompson. Club members ...

Four Kapiti women have qualified to represent New Zealand at the Asia/Oceania powerlifting champs in December.

Three days, no answer from cops

Kapiti police station in Paraparaumu. Police said staff there did answer phone calls, but not if they were busy.

Residents are concerned they can't call local officers at the Paraparaumu station.

Yeah baby! 60s style for sale video

This 1950s Jaguar XK 140 FHC is expected to fetch between $120,000 and $140,000

Classic car collection that would make a superspy envious go up for auction.

Benefit fraudster ripped off $131,371

Georgina Harry-Anne Marama Kelly Kraus pleaded guilty to benefit fraud in Porirua District Court on Wednesday.

Six years of benefit fraud has resulted in home detention for a Kapiti woman.

WREDA slims down

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive Chris Whelan says every sent saved in the agency's ...

Wellington economic development agency restructure could save $500,000 a year.

Another setback for rail commuters

The site of the planned Waikanae park and ride.

More problems for council project to help rail commuters.

Parent creates Halloween map

Jay Wincer has created an online map for houses welcoming trick-or-treaters to register their interest for Halloween.

Kapiti woman creates online map showing houses welcoming trick-or-treaters.

Signs for crash-plagued roundabout

The Otaihanga roundabout will have new signs in place soon urging drivers to slow down.

The signs are in response to a series of truck rollovers.

A bone to pick in Kapiti

Katie Sampson with a horse skull, on the left, and a pig skull on the right. Her skull paintings usually take between ...

An artist finds animal bones around Kapiti and uses them in her work, which is on display in a new exhibition.

Knight investigates river history

A photo of the Waikanae River, taken in the 1890s.

Kapiti-based author investigates why our rivers have become too polluted to swim in.

Jail over meth in cans

A Wellington man has been sentenced after police found aerosol cans stuffed with methamphetamine.

Accused had hoped to sell the 142 grams for $65,000 at Kapiti motel.

Car ploughs into phone box video

This phone booth was destroyed overnight in Pukerua Bay.

Two people extricated by firefighters after car smashes into public phone booth.

Anger at 'sick' bird shooter

The shattered wing of the spur-winged plover. The bird had been shot by a slug gun.

A plover family chose a teenage girl's garden as its home - only for a "sick coward" to shoot the mother.

New high for capital home prices

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Wellington's median price hits $480,000, up 16 per cent on a year ago.

Fundraiser for Tiari

Rahui will be hoping for ball carries like this one when the masters team take on the Whiti Te Ra masters in a ...

Tiari was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia in July, and has been receiving treatment since.

University beckons for Emma

Levin resident Emma Beale will become the first of four siblings to attend university, thanks to a First Foundation ...

Levin's Emma Beale is the first person from her family to go to university and she has won a helping hand to get her through.

Choked, punched, smothered

The Levin courthouse.

Her partner punched her, choked her, then smothered her until she couldn't breathe.

H-K chase big upset

Horowhenua-Kapiti lock William Lander crashes towards the try line against West Coast in Levin.

They must beat the undefeated competition leaders to secure a Lochore Cup place.

Have tri-shaw, will ride

Waikanae Lodge accounts manager Irini Atuawhanaunga takes resident Betty Duncan for a ride in the new tri-shaw.

Retirement Mecca? Bring on the rickshaws for the elderly.

Kapiti hordes look to return with medals

Liam Perry, front, will be one of the Kapiti riders at this month's BMXNZ North Island Champs.

A huge group with big aspirations is heading to the North Island BMX champs.

Catching Harry

A rare sighting of the elusive cat was caught on camera.

He's avoid getting caught in an entrapment cage and being neutered and has now been on the run for seven months.

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