Kapiti

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

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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

Fire

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

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?

kapiti

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

landingst

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

Justice

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

Coastal rules axed from plan

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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

paraparaumu

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

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

Marycrest

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

water

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.

Concrete plant for expressway

Expressway concrete

Otaki has become a concreting base for the $650 million MacKays to Peka Peka expressway - and potentially Transmission Gully.

Dairy robbed at knifepoint

Police say a member of the public gave chase following the robbery in Levin last night.

Park plans recapture first vision

Kapiti Landing

Cafes, bars and a market are part of a $20m second stage of development for Kapiti Landing.

Emergency beacon aids rescuers

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

A woman in her 50s was winched to safety by a rescue helicopter after injuring herself on a walk near Waikanae.

Two in court after Levin 'carjacking'

Police

Two men will appear in court today after threatening two people outside the Levin mall and stealing their car.

Heavy rain causes Otaki slip

Otaki slip

About 200 cubic metres of riverbank has dropped in heavy rain on the Kapiti Coast.

Crash hits council HQ

'Panicked' driver causes chaos

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Woman driver shaken but "fine" after she hits three cars, Kapiti Coast District Council building.

Second crash at capital tunnel

Mt Victoria tunnel

Traffic was slowed this afternoon by the second crash at the Mt Victoria tunnel today.

Second order for death row dog

Dog on death row

A dog that has been on death row for 18 months has been ordered to be destroyed for a second time, after an appeal to the High Court.

Missing woman found

Police

A 60 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer's has been found.

Silence over Mob stabbing

Mongrel Mob Aotearoa

A Mongrel Mob member stabbed on Saturday is "not forthcoming" about the circumstances of his injuries.

Woman missing from Kapiti home

Police

Police have concerns for a 60-year-old woman who has been missing since yesterday.

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