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School lockdown error

Police were called to Waikanae School on Thursday afternoon, after what proved to be a false intruder alarm.

Text that sparked false alarm was sent by a salesperson pitching app service to another school.

Who was Alex Fisher? video

Alex Fisher was polite, determined, and well-mannered, his school principal says.

He was just a normal Kiwi kid - loved sport, tried hard at school, was loved by his family.

Warnings about Alex's killer ignored

Alex Fisher, 10, was killed in Waitarere, west of Levin, last October.

Peter McIsaac had long thought his son Eric was dangerous. No one heeded his warnings.

Five days of hope and despair video

Alex Fisher.

As police and rescuers searched for missing boy Alex Fisher, they hoped for a good outcome. It didn't come.

Alex Fisher murder: guilty plea

Alex Fisher's body was found three days after he was murdered by his half-brother at Waitarere Beach.

Judge hails "courage" of family for coming to court, as boys' mother weeps at conviction.

Railway would be electrified under Green

Green transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.

The railway line between Waikanae and Palmerston North would be electrified under the Green Party's freight policy announced this week.

Pool food options questioned

Kapiti resident Nina Mariette at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre. Mariette is concerned about the food stocked at the ...

The Kapiti Coast District Council's decision to stock foods high in sugar and fat at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre has been questioned by a resident. 

Following in the marines' footsteps

American Porfirio Navarro's painting of US marines against a New Zealand landscape is being used as part of a heritage ...

Walkers now have a chance not to just remember the US Marines based in Kapiti, but to see how they lived.

KiwiRail 'may shut Palmerston line'

NZ First leader Winston Peters says KiwiRail are looking to close rail tracks in Manawatu.

 Winston Peters claims to have inside information that KiwiRail may close Palmerston North rail line.

Tornado tears up caravan site

Damage to the hall and a campervan at the Manawatu Caravan Club in Foxton Beach as the result of a tornado that occurred ...

Debris was scattered up to 400m away after the tornado ripped through.

Arts centre on track

Kapiti College alumni Katherine Corich, recipient of the United Kingdom New Zealander of the Year award in 2015.

Businesswoman backs performing arts centre as base for business innovation.

Kapiti lifeguards sweep awards

Otaki Surf Life Saving Club members Felix Crowe, Isacc Hyde and Justine Fleming at Otaki Beach. The trio won awards at ...

The Otaki Surf Life Saving Club and Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards have been recognised for their work and performances on the water this season.

Whiti Te Ra takes Wellington by storm

Whiti Te Ra hooker and captain Manaia Osborne scoots out of dummy half during his side's 30-18 win over the Randwick ...

Fitness, togetherness and family values have inspired an Otaki-based rugby league team's sustained success, and this year's breakout campaign in Wellington.

Kapiti woman uncovers family history

Anne Smith with a photograph showing her uncles, from left, Herbert, Walter and Jack Thornley, all of whom died during WWII.

It began with a photograph.

Cellist wins lead solo opportunity

Kapiti cellist Lavinnia Rae, performs her winning piece in the Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, concerto ...

Cellist wins starring role with orchestra at Michael Fowler Centre.

$4500 bike stolen in smash and grab

A blue and yellow Merida One-Sixty 7.900 mountain bike with full suspension, like this one, has been stolen from the ...

Police are appealing for sightings of a "distinctive" mountain bike stolen in a smash and grab on Saturday night.

Half of school still at home

20 Waiopehu College staff aren't coming back while they wait for the results of a blood test to prove they are immune to ...

Half the students and 20 staff remain at home after a Levin school was closed due to a measles outbreak.

Measles shuts second school

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adult, antibodies, boy, chickenpox, child, ...

Second measles case confirmed at Levin schools.

Playing piano for Nepal

Musician and Writer Gilbert Haisman, pictured, is performing a new show in June.

A new show from Kiwi pianist and writer extraordinaire Gilbert Haisman, will raise money for Nepal recovery.

Man to appear after service station collision

Mobil service station on Amohia St, where two cars collided this morning.

A man will appear in court charged with driving while suspended, after colliding with another vehicle at a Kapiti service station.

Clean up, or clear out

Residents of permanent fixtures at the Foxton Beach campground have been told to pay for their own relocation or leave ...

They've been there for five years, but now they've been told to make way for redevelopment.

Measles case shuts school

Waiopehu College, in Levin, has asked students to provide proof of two MMR vaccinations before returning to school on ...

Waiopehu College in Levin bans unvaccinated students from returning for a week.

Kapiti College win short film competition

The Kapiti College pupils who won the Roxy5 work on a project.

Move over Sir Peter: a group of students from Kapiti College have won the Roxy5 Short Film Competition.

Otaki crew world champions

All-girls' waka ama crew Team Aumangea during their v6 1000m final at the World Elite Sprint Championships, where they ...

An Otaki waka ama crew have won a shock gold medal at the world championships. after finishing fifth at nationals in the same event.

Wanted man could be in Otaki

Police are seeking Samuel Wilkinson, who may be in Kapiti.

Breaking the streak

Paris Pidduck is part of a Horowhenua-Kapiti-dominant New Zealand Paddle Ferns team heading to the world champs.

Seven women's canoe polo players with a Horowhenua connection are aiming to break New Zealand's run of fourth-placed finishes and make the podium at this year's world championships.

Artist uses colour to lift life

Levin artist Sue Lund loves adding extra colour to life. Her work is currently on display at Te Takere in Levin.

Sue Lund's artwork is bold, beautiful, and unashamedly its own untamed thing.

Milestone win for Gillespie

Levin Athletic halfback Dan Gillespie in front of the goalposts and clubrooms at Playford Park. Gillespie played his ...

A Levin Athletic rugby stalwart marked his 150th game for the club with a try and a win last weekend.

Everyday folk keen to help those in need

Shenah Rowe and Maarty Lintern, two of the administrators behind the Chipping Inn Kapiti Facebook group, which aims to ...

A Facebook group set up to help with sudden needs is in demand, from those keen to give as well as receive help.

From beginning to end

Paraparaumu woman Sue George was on the scorers' bench at the first Central Pulse ANZ Championship netball game in 2008. ...

A Kapiti woman who was a bench official at the Central Pulse's first ANZ Championship netball game will be there for what could be the franchise's final round robin game in the competition.

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