Welly's SH1 and SH-other-1

???State Highway 1's stretch between Balclutha and Mosgiel could get a whole lot safer with a $8m upgrade planned for 2018.

For up to a year after Kapiti Expressway opens, there will be two state highways running side by side.

Walking home after the Big One

Kapiti Lions are organising a Long Walk Home event to get people prepared for a disaster in Wellington.

Could you walk home from Wellington to Porirua or Kapiti if rail and roads were destroyed?

Island abuzz with new business

Beekeeping on Kapiti island may not be a new venture but now people can buy the honey made on the bird sanctuary.

A sweet new business has sprung up on Kapiti Island.

High noon for Kapiti cowboys

The fields being leased to the Gold Coast Western Riding Club, in Reikorangi, on the Kapiti Coast.

A group of western riders face a standoff with locals over use of land.

Evaporation fears shut leaky pond

The Maclean Park pond at Paraparaumu Beach will be empty for summer.

Kapiti council has pulled the plug on Maclean Park's leaky pond because it uses too much water - that could evaporate.

Double tragedy for family

Konrad Truger, Scott Truger

Man dies in a crash eight years after his son was killed in an accident caused by the toddler's mother.

A rather 'emusing' friendship

Kitten the cat keeps a watchful eye over his foster baby.

A kitten and an emu are proving that species don't matter when it comes to love.

SH1 reopens after fatal crash

Traffic was backed up on State Highway 1 following a fatal crash between a truck and a car.

The road is open, but the NZTA is warning there may still be delays as congestion eases.

Expressway nearly there video

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Progress work on the Kapiti Expressway. Peka Peka bridge. Roading, highway, ...

The $250m Kapiti Expressway fills a decades-long ghost road, a previously vacant ribbon of land choked with gorse.

Unleash the quiche

Waikanae seven-year-old Arabella Layton cooks her crustless corn quiche.

It was the first time Arabella Layton had cooked her egg-cellent winning dish.

Signals fault 'extremely rare'

Train services in Wellington have been delayed by a signal fault.

KiwiRail to investigate cause of a signal fault which delayed commuters.

Wild weather chaos video

Land slip under the train bridge into Waikanae cutting traffic down to one lane, followed by accident at lights which ...

The lower North Island is being hit by a blast of heavy rain that's caused flooding, slips and road chaos.

Squad brings car crimes down

Car thefts down by hundreds in capital and surrounds after specialist squad introduced.

New leads on missing man

Palmiro MacDonald was last seen in the week leading up to Easter 2016.

Police are interested in a silver 2003 Mazda Atenza station wagon with distinctive aftermarket wheels.

Asbestos delays park-and-ride

The Waikanae park-and-ride site has been delayed by the discovery of asbestos.

Greater Wellington Regional Council says there's no danger to the public after asbestos found at \Waikanae park and ride site.

Candidates share thoughts

Kapiti Coast District Council headquarters.

Kapiti's district ward, board and Greater Wellington share their thoughts on what needs to be improved on The Coast.

A great yarn

The baby, outside the Paraparaumu Police Station, dressed by a yarn bomber.

Unknown knitter dresses a Kapiti baby sculpture, to amusement of police.

GG farewelled with artwork

Departing Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, Lady Janine and Prime Minister John Key.

The abstract painting will take pride of place in Sir Jerry Mateparae's dining room.

Luxton relishes Rio role

Kapiti's Emma Luxton poses with Brazilian gold medal-winning footballer Felipe Anderson after Brazil's final win over ...

A Raumati Beach woman's passion for football and her management skills have taken her all the way to the Olympics.

Grocery store for sale

Otaki Countdown on Mill Rd is up for grabs.

Land and buildings that house Countdown on the Kapiti Coast is up for grabs.

Police base closes

Volunteer Russell Feist in April outside the then-temporarily closed Waikanae Community Police Base in Mahara Place.

Police base closed permanently after lease expires. Volunteer says others could follow.

Let it Go: Princess-style

The photograph of Princess Anna von Hohenzollern in full Frozen costume for a letter to Kapiti kindergerten kids.

German princess just let's it go and gives Kapiti pre-schoolers a taste of Frozen.

Love concretes all video

Nigel beside his - or possibly her - concrete mate on Mana Island.

It's a tale of two lovebirds - except one of them has a heart of stone.

Fresh power outage video

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A wintry blast, slamming into the lower North Island with snow, hail, and ...

Power restored in Upper Hutt and Porirua, but then new outages strike.

Ash-scattering ban approved

Kapiti Coast beaches will be off-limits for scattering cremated ashes. But anything below the high-tide mark is out of ...

Kapiti council votes for scattering crackdown - despite being told it won't be enforced.

No 'sinister intent' in assault

Kapiti College, at Raumati Beach, north of Wellington where a girl was assaulted on Monday.

Police insist there was nothing "sinister" in a man grabbing a Kapiti schoolgirl.

Embrace the madness

Kapiti Coast District Council headquarters.

Kapiti council election: This time, things really will change.

Levin quartet heading to nationals

Shanaia Pitihira, Alice Mafi, Abbey Fa'avale and Tiarna-lee Jacobs, aka barbershop group 503_DubC.

Group secures wild card to the barbershop nationals after missing out on a spot because of the Levin measles outbreak.

Student fights off attacker

Police were called to an incident at Kapiti College on Monday after a student was grabbed at the school gates by a stranger.

Girl uses flying elbows to throw off man who grabbed her at Kapiti College gates.

'Code browns' the best praise video

Rory Foley has brought his own peculiar brand of fundraising to Wellington to raise money for Plunket.

Plunket's latest fundraiser is an R16 event featuring frights, horror and the odd clown.

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