More sheep found dead

Another discovery heep body parts are querying whether a similar find nearby is connected.

Natives felled to make way for road


A row of pohutukawa trees has been felled to make way for the $2.1 upgrade for Kapiti Rd.

Stuck bus caused major SH1 delays

Stuck bus

A stuck charter bus caused major traffic jams on SH1 at Paekakariki Hill Rd today.

A farmers' just for the elderly

elderly market

A weekly market has been set up especially for Kapiti's elderly.

Slaughtered sheep found at beach


A large quantity of butchered sheep body parts found on the beach at Te Horo has stumped police.

Rare Frances Hodgkins portrait found

Frances Hodgkins portrait

A rare painting by artist Frances Hodgkins has been rediscovered thanks to a Kapiti gallery exhibition.

Trucks leaving hail of stones

Kapiti expressway trucks

Police will clamp down on trucks working on the Kapiti expressway after a string of complaints and a rock spill.

Council staff apologise to tree-felling couple

A Kapiti couple who were charged for felling native trees have received apologies from senior council staff.

Delays on Kapiti train line

Train commuters returning home to the Kapiti Coast tonight are warned to expect significant delays after a power failure that disrupted signaling in Porirua.

Kapiti assured bore water safe

water supply

Kapiti residents have been reassured that bore water being used to top up the drinking supply for Raumati, Paraparaumu and Waikanae is safe.

Hazard lines off housing project

Kapiti Coast

Coastal hazard lines affecting a multimillion-dollar housing development on the Kapiti Coast have been moved in a revised coastal erosion report.

Cafe gets another reprieve

Simon Wislang’s Melt Cafe

A popular Kapiti cafe has been granted a stay of execution by the Transport Agency as work proceeds on the McKays to Peka Peka expressway.

Apology as tree charges withdrawn

Diana and Peter Standen

A Kapiti councillor has profusely apologised to a man who faced court over felling native trees.

Expressway means more traffic lights


More traffic lights will be added to a strip of Kapiti Rd in a $2.1 million revamp to prepare for the planned expressway interchange.

Marathon ride a true epic


It could be some time before Andrew Morrison gets back on a bike for any great length of time.

Alternatives could avoid Grace land

Patricia Grace

The NZTA is believed to be working on four alternative Kapiti Expressway routes north of the Waikanae River.

Writer linked to park project

kapiti coast district council

The author of a discredited scientific report kept working on controversial coastal hazard lines.

Second win for Patricia Grace

Patricia Grace

Writer Patricia Grace has won her second court battle against the Crown seizing her ancestral land.

Council drops tree felling charges

Diana and Peter Standen

Charges have been withdrawn against a couple who had native trees on their property felled.

Kapiti towns switch to bore water

Waikanae River

Some Kapiti towns are now using 100 per cent bore water for their main water supply.

Council U-turn over trees

Diana and Peter Standen

Kapiti District Council has backed down in its legal fight against a pair of environmentalists.

Pool rules cramp swim


A veteran Kapiti sports organiser has lashed out at what he says are overly strict rules at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre.

Dump coastal hazard section

Kapiti Coast

Kapiti should dump the coastal hazard section from its proposed District Plan, says review.

Breakdown delays traffic


A car has crashed on State Highway 1, causing significant traffic delays.

Otaki man charged over murder


An Otaki man has been charged over a woman's death and an attack on two hitchhikers.

Man's body found in Kapiti park


The body of a 60-year-old man has been found in Queen Elizabeth Park on the Kapiti Coast.

Costs to save author's land disputed

Patricia Grace

PAUL EASTON - © Fairfax NZ News

A $16 million price tag for re- routing the Kapiti Expressway to avoid author Patricia Grace's land has been disputed in court.

Reported crime down 9.9pc


Along with Auckland, Wellington has recorded NZ's largest reduction in reported crime, stats show.

Victim bled to death


A Kapiti teen bled to death after being beaten in an "alcohol fueled violence" zone in Paraparaumu.

Author's expressway fight

Patricia Grace

It could cost $16 million to avoid author Patricia Grace's land in building the Kapiti Expressway.

Vandals burn playground

Kapiti school dismayed at $5000 of damage

fire str

Children and staff at Kapiti Primary School are puzzled as to why anyone would want to burn down part of their playground.

Council a 'barrier' to Kapiti growth

Generic money

Kapiti's Chamber of Commerce says council is a big block to the district's development.

Ancestral land escapes bulldozers

Patricia Grace

Novelist Patricia Grace has won a court battle to keep her ancestral lands.

Victim looked forward to graduation

Gloria Good

A devoted grandma had just bought new shoes to wear to her granddaughter's graduation when she was killed in a crash.

Academic backs hazard lines

Kapiti Coast

A Victoria University professor has come out in support of the contentious hazard lines on the Kapiti Coast.

Local nurseries left out of deal

Otaki Expressway

Kapiti and Horowhenua nurseries are disappointed not to supply plants for the expressway.

Driver led lengthy police chase


Police gave a driver the key to a stolen vehicle before he led them on a 29km chase, its owner says.

$7m for expressway landscaping

Kapiti Expressway

About 60 jobs will be created by a $7 million Kapiti Expressway landscaping programme.

Woman killed in crash


An elderly woman has died and a man has been injured following a crash in Horowhenua.

Small fire near Kapiti College

Fire crews are battling a small scrub-fire near Kapiti College.

Hazard lines ruling

Kapiti Coast

A group of beachfront residents have won a challenge against the coastal hazard lines affecting 1800 properties.

Councillors call cops over critic


Council meeting suspended and police called over man demanding the mayor be sacked.

Study chief rejects bias claim


Deputy chairman of an expert panel reviewing contentious coastal hazard lines defends panel's impartiality.

Panel impartiality questioned

Kapiti Coast

The impartiality of an expert panel reviewing contentious coastal flooding hazard lines is under challenge.

Otaki: Top 10 Asia hotspot

Otaki kite festival

Otaki has been ranked second in a list of 10 of destinations in the Asia region to visit. 

8.95% rates hike likely for rural residents

rates rise

Some Kapiti rural residents face a rates hike of 8.95 per cent.

Expressway not a 'game changer'

Kapiti Expressway

The Environment Court has rejected a bid to pave the way for a Paraparaumu main street beside the Kapiti expressway.

From meth-house to family home


Walls of retired elderly couple's home were laced with meth. Now they walls sparkle with community love.

Inferences of racism rejected


A school has been investigated after parents complained that it was teaching racist theories.

Severe cyclone watch

Cyclone lusi

Wellington has this morning been added to a severe weather watch as Cyclone Lusi heads towards New Zealand.

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