Horowhenua Mail

'He was precious, amazing, cheeky'

Remy Stirling Wiffen with his mother Daya Wiffen.

Toddler's service marked with party parents never got to throw for him.

Toddler drowns in pond

Remy Stirling Wiffen, the son of former Central Pulse netballer Daya Wiffen, has drowned.

Cheeky, adventurous 18-month-old Remy Wiffen was adored by everyone, his family says.

Passenger power saves Capital Connection

Capital Connection commuters disembark at Otaki's train station.

An army of rail passengers have saved their own train service.

Ranfurly Shield clash in Napier

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby union chief executive Corey Kennett, left, and rugby development officer Ryan Shelford are hoping the union's top side can win the Ranfurly Shield off Hawke's Bay later this month.

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby players are hoping to win the shield off Hawke's Bay this month.

Driftwood plunderers be warned

Post-flood Kapiti Coast beaches are being picked clean of driftwood in breach of council by-laws.

Warning over driftwood as logs towed away by the tractorload

Songbird back in national choir

New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir member Darryl Fuller at Waiopehu College in Levin.

Shannon singer prepares for concert with national choir.

Kapiti council flood bill climbs

Kapiti Mayor Ross Church, left, and councillor Penny Gaylor, second left, with staff, inspect a bridge washout on Ringawhati Rd, Otaki.

Kapiti's council faces an estimated bill of about $800,000 for two major floods in the space of a month.

Horowhenua flood clean-up continues

Work underway on Saturday morning to fix the Waikawa Stream bridge on State Highway 1, left badly damaged by flooding.

Slips continue in Horowhenua after month's worth of rain in two days.

Clean up starts after floods

Otaki's Shiree Palmer in a field stikll strewn with debris from flooding, with Zeva the dog and Mia, one of two miniature horses rescued from Friday night's floods.

Clean-up begins after second flood in a month for Kapiti.

Back on bike with backwards leg

Sean Prendeville has been waiting five years to get back on a bike, and has to relearn balance and pedalling, with a new leg.

You don't forget how to ride a bike, but Sean must learn to pedal with a backwards leg.

Rockquest winner's flood adventure

Peyton Morete of Peka Peka performs at the 2015 Manawatu Smokefreerockquest final in Palmerston North.

An 11-hour trip home because of flooding was not enough to dampen the spirits of the Manawatu Smokefreerockquest winner.

Knife fight leads to arrests

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A fight involving a knife, machete and spear gun has led to serious charges against three teens.

Floodwaters still high

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About 100 homes could remain inaccessible until next week in Whanganui.

Flood threat closes Kapiti parks

Previous flooding in Waikanae's Otaihanga Domain, in May.

Parks closed as rivers rise in Kapiti.

Flood warning for Kapiti

Heavy rain caused flooding across Otaki in May.

Kapiti urged to be prepared, with heavy rain expected.

Oil spill an alarm bell - campaigner

Horizons regional council clean up crew scour the shore line looking for oil washed ashore at  Foxton beach.

Oil spill raises questions about nearby mining and refining operations, says Frack Free.

World taekwon-do title a Kiwi first

Rose Biddiscombe has fought her way to a world ITF taekwon-do title.

Rose Biddiscombe has proved herself the world's best ITF junior taekwon-do fighter.

Council seeks meeting over pylons

A map of the Haywards to Bunnythorpe line through Kapiti, set for work that has triggered a call to send power lines under Waikanae, along its new expressway.

Move to send lines under town gets council support.

Market theft could have been planned

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A theft from a Paraparaumu Beach Market stallholder may have been pre-planned. 

Last pub paved for parking lot

The Waikanae Hotel.on State Highway 1.

The only pub in Waikanae could be sold for train station parking, and could mean 40 lost jobs.

Kapiti trio scoop four Golden Guitars

Kapiti band Legal Tender, from left, Moira Howard-Campbell, Ian Campbell, and Carylann Martin, performing at the Golden Guitar awards.

Kapiti musicians Legal Tender scored four Golden Guitars on their first time playing in the competition.

Whale found dead at stream mouth video

A whale is stranded at Waikawa Beach, north of Otaki.

No obvious signs of distress or injury as whale is pronounced dead.

Super-city axing good, and bad

Some Kapiti residents saw a super-city as a positive thing, others did not.

The "great white horse" of democracy has bolted for Kapiti.

Family frightened after suspicious fire

A second suspicious fire at a Levin property is thought to be the sixth arson in the district in six weeks.

A Levin family woke to a wall of flames and exploding windows, after a suspected arson destroyed their garage.

Turkish Gallipoli exhibition launches

Otaki Museum board trustee Jan Harris in the Turkish exhibition launched by the Turkish ambassador Damla Yesim Say.

Turkish embassy launches national RSA tour to bring new perspective on Gallipoli to the grassroots.

Sharing stories for Matariki

Author Queenie Rikihana-Hyland, at home, talks about her writing work, which includes Manawa Hine: Women Who Swam Against the Tide.

Matariki is an event that annually piques interest in things Maori.

Fight continues for rail service

The fight to save the Capital Connection service has continued with a meeting between supporters and Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

Supporters of the Capital Connection are upbeat after a funding backflip from the regional council.

No forwarding address for Queen's Birthday gong

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit Sarah Delahunty, with grandson Arlo Delahunty-Versteegh.

Her letter never caught up with her, but in the end Sarah Delahunty found out about her Queen's Birthday Honour when she got the phone call from the office of the Prime Minister.

Century of service honoured

Napier and Lyn McFedries have been awarded Queen's Service Medals for services to surf lifesaving.

When Napier McFedries moved to Otaki he didn't like the sea - but joining the surf lifesaving club soon fixed that.

Levin man in honours list

Levin man Nigel Ngahiwi was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to the blind and Maori.

Nigel Ngahiwi is humble about the 15 years he has spent on the board of Kapo Maori, the health and disability service for blind Maori, and honoured to be named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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