Congestion eases on SH1

Traffic heading north on the way into Paekakariki on Friday night.

Traffic is flowing freely again after long northbound delays on the Kapiti Coast.

Stepdad wanted to hit rapist more

A unnamed man from Paraparaumu has denied assaulting Jason Haward, who raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter.

He tells court: "I presume any father put into that situation would react in the same way."

Sneak peek at Transmission Gully video

The 27-kilometre, four-lane motorway will run inland between Wellington northern suburbs and Paekakariki on the Kapiti ...

After two million man hours, the motorway north of Wellington still isn't halfway built.

Road crews slice cables twice

Generic picture of optic fibre broadband cable.

Phone and internet cut off twice in three days by contractors in Raumati.

Don't you have anything better to do? video

The cars parked along the front of the Osbornes'  Waikanae Beach hedge to stop an arborist from getting their clippers ...

OPINION: Some neighbours have only to see a hedge before they dream of a chainsaw.

Rapist can't remember beating

A rapist who says he was beaten can't remember the assault. (File photo)

A rapist who says he was assaulted by the stepfather of his victim can not remember the bashing.

Stepdad 'beat up rapist'

A Paraparaumu man has gone on trial for beating the man who raped his stepdaughter.

His teen stepdaughter was raped. Now he's accused of bashing the man who did it.

Bartholomew scoops big prize

Fraser Bartholomew and new-ball bowling partner Liam Pinfold. Bartholomew is the reigning Horowhenua-Kapiti player of ...

Bartholomew took the H-K player of the season crown.

Ballers bouncing off to Vegas

Victor Allen and Fraser Beggs with coach Angelo Robinson.

Two teenagers picked for NZ Basketball Academy teams.

Top teams stay unbeaten

Willie Paia'aua, here pictured playing for the Manawatu Turbos, is the equal-leading tryscorer in the Horowhenua-Kapiti ...

Both overcame serious challenges to win on Saturday.

Councillor under investigation

Kapiti Coast District councillor David Scott has denied any wrongdoing for his part in the alleged incident with a ...

Councillor accused of grabbing a senior manager's hips and 'pressing' himself against her.

Rare falcon shot dead

DOC is outraged after a kareakea was killed in Nikau Valley, Paraparaumu. (FILE PHOTO)

DOC furious over killing of protected bird, which could lead to a two-year jail sentence or a $100k fine.

Our Anzac Day services

The Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 2016.

Here's everything you need to know for services and events across Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

Artist spreads her wings

Kapiti artist Vanessa Owens with Kapiti Adventures of Sammy the Seal - the first of what she hopes will be a five-part ...

Kapiti artist lends drawing talent to Michael Peryer's children's book about a fur seal.

'It could've been my last day alive'

Samara Shaw, centre, with Team Medical staff members Fi Skinner and Sarah White, who were both working when the incident ...

Samara Shaw hugs her children tighter after an anaphylactic shock, caused by antibiotics.

The day the Kiwis flew

Peter Snell wins the 800 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

When Snell and Halberg won golds, all Kiwis earned kudos, says a man who was there.

Jail for teen's rapist

A Paraparaumu man who raped a teenage girl on Paraparaumu beach has been sent to jail.

All she wanted was a couple of dollars for a bus fare to her friend's house. Instead, he raped her.

Rates rises: who's up for what

Kapiti Coast Mayor K Gurunathan says some councils are eating their future.

Proposed rates hikes go out for consultation across the Wellington region.

Students to play vital role in Anzac services

Veterans Bob Hammond, 84, left, and Dick Rigalsford, 94, take the wreath to the gates to lay at the Paraparaumu dawn ...

Commemorations planned for Anzac Day on the Kapiti Coast

Look Who's Talking: Eddie Uluilelata

Eddie Uluilelata was recognised with a Porirua 50th medal in 2015

Porirua principal also a world class cake grader...or so he says.

Footballers reap rewards of hard work

Kapiti Coast United player-coach Magno Vieira races down the sideline during a 2-1 loss to Waterside Karori last season.

Top men's side has three wins from three to start the season.

CentreSkate on brink of closure

Children will lose an inline skating option if CentreSkate closes next month.

Three spots need to be filled in the next month.

No deposit was no barrier

Kat, Paisyn, 5, and Will Francis in the living room of their Paraparaumu home.

"Even if you can't afford to buy a house right now, it's great knowing what you need to do to get to the point where you can afford it."

Easter traffic backs up

Southbound traffic queued at the Otaki roundabout about 5.30pm on Easter Monday.

Southbound motorists say it took an hour to get from Levin to Otaki on Monday afternoon.

Crash delays ease on SH1

Busy holiday traffic slowed for hours on State Highway 1 at Paekakariki after a crash about midday Easter Sunday.

Congestion finally eases after three-car crash on the Kapiti Coast.

Stag do goes wrong

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was alerted about 5.30am on Saturday morning that a man was injured at Haurangi Hut in the ...

A man was injured after falling off the roof of a hut in the Rimutaka Forest Park.

Cyclone: What you need to know video

Wellington awaits gale force gusts and heavy rain around midnight on Thursday as Cyclone Cook tracks south. (File photo)

Wellington on alert, but Civil Defence planners are not expecting serious disruptions.

Silky smooth

Cory Silk with his dragster.

Breakthrough win after several runner-up finishes.

Hockey star has high hopes

Jamal Crawford-Spellacey strikes the ball.

Midfielder also plays rep and first XI hockey.

Waikanae patroller

Waikanae Community Patrol chair Paul Jones in the patrol car.

From IT manager to crime fighter, minus the fights, on the streets of Waikanae.

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