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French soldier Waddell remembered

Lieutenant Colonel James Waddell was honored at the Old Levin cemetery by family and friends.

A soldier who fought in the French Foreign Legion was recognised along with New Zealand's fallen at a commemoration in Levin last week. 

Otaki Cup drought broken

Paraparaumu Beach captain Frank Borren, pictured at last year's New Zealand Stroke Play Championships, has led his team ...

For the first time in 16 years, the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club have won the Otaki Cup interclub competition.

Biddiscombe takes top prize

Peka Peka resident Rose Biddiscombe, who won four medals at the 2015 taekwondo world championships, including gold in ...

Taekwando athlete Rose Biddiscombe has been rewarded for a stellar year with the top gong at the Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards.

Feminist artwork basis for dance show

The Kapiti contingent prepare a dance for Chinese empress Ci Xi, as part of the Crows Feet Dance Collective show 'Hakari ...

An icon of feminist art is the inspiration for a new dance show to be performed by dancers from Kapiti and Wellington.

Raptors attracting out-of-region swimmers

Raumati Raptors swimmer Rebecca Moynihan, centre, receives her gold medal at the National Age Group Championships in ...

Three Raumati Raptors swimmers face lengthy drives each way for training, but are not letting it get in the way of competing for the club.

Farmers claim flood work is waste of money

Horizons Regional Council, 2015

Horowhenua farmers have implored Horizons Regional Council against $235,000 of flood work.

Levin mural 'most amazing in New Zealand'

Jonny 4Higher artist Jonny Wartmann, left, with Horowhenua College students Monique Lang, Hannah Wedlock and Alexa ...

Levin is now home to the "most amazing mural in New Zealand".

Legion of Honour for Kapiti trio

Stan Welch, 91, Doug Lawrence, 94, French ambassador Florence Jeanblanc-Risler and Hector Davis, 92. at the awards ...

A group of Kapiti veterans have been awarded France's highest award for military service, the Legion of Honour.

McCloy takes aim at water meters

Former Kapiti Mayor Iride McCloy will run for council at this year's local body elections.

Kapiti's water meter scheme will be targeted by the region's former Mayor should she win election to council later this year.

Romance, ribbons, and 16 paws

Raumati's Shannon Barden, left, and Jess Bello, with Murphy and Sparkle, who won Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show, ...

A trans-Tasman romance has resulted in a prize winning partnership, for a competitive dog show couple.

Jarnell and Cowell cause upset

Kapiti Judo Club coaches Brent Jarnell and Raeanne Cowell compete in the kata event at the Wellington Area Open ...

An unexpected win for two Kapiti Judo Club coaches highlighted a successful weekend for the club at the Wellington Area Open Championships.

Students praised for sign language performance

Kapiti College students Edmund Gregg and Megan Heustice perform duirng their sign language scene at the regional ...

A young Kapiti College duo's sign language performance at the regional Shakespeare Festival has received wide praise for the connection it created with the audience, and between its two leads.

Voting paper order retained

011013 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Local Elections 2013 voting papers.

Candidates on the Kapiti voting papers for this year's local body elections will be listed in alphabetical order, despite councillor opposition. 

Murder charge in driveway death

Delia Grace Williams, then aged in her 20s. She died after a car struck her in Garden Rd in the Wellington suburb of ...

The man arrested after Delia Williams died has been charged with murder.

Protest planned over Otaki Beach land use

The disputed land, between Byron's Resort, and the Tasman Rd Playground in Otaki Beach.

 A residents' association representative plans to knock a hole in a fence to protest on land they want returned to public use.

Board seeks public consultation on path naming

03022016 News Photo: Randall Walker/Fairfax NZ. A free breakfast awaits cyclists in Paraparaumu who ride to work on ...

A Kapiti Coast District Council paper to name the path alongside Wharemauku Stream after councillor Diane Ammundsen has been returned to them for further consideration. 

Classic car collector farewelled

Scott Stevenson, left, and Bill Pyne take a break from driving a friend's cars for a wedding in Wellington last year. ...

A man involved with several Kapiti clubs will be fondly remembered for his love for classic cars.

Variety the spice of life

Horowhenua College students  Ayvran Mackie as Beatrice, Kim Kerehoma as Ursula and Lily-Ann Grant as Hero, performing in ...

The creativity of young thespians in Horowhenua and Kapiti has been applauded after the regional Shakespeare Festival was held recently.

Early Anzac Day activities for 21st Supply Company

Foxton will host two Anzac Day morning services this year. Photo: NZ Imagery

Soldiers from the 21st Supply Company will be gardening and painting in Foxton today in the lead-up to Anzac Day services.

Paraparaumu win overshadowed by neck injury

Levin Athletic no 8 Joey Smith takes the ball forward during his side's 38-0 defeat to Paraparaumu.

Levin Athletic hooker Khesanh Tafeamaalii is at home and walking after suffering a neck injury in his team's defeat to Paraparaumu over the weekend.

Car fire near Foxton

The fire service were called out to a burning car near Foxton early Thursday.

Fire crews have been called to a second car fire in two days.

Legacy of books keeps giving to hospice

Philippa Williams, left, with a picture of her sister Marie, whose Otaki book store has been donated to Arohanui Hospice ...

Even after death Marie Williams is helping the community, and helping connect readers with great stories, through her passion for books.

Passive house set for public showing

Builders Chris Beggs, Mike Craig and Duane Cameron built the Wellington region's first completed home built to the ...

Wellington's first home built to the passive house energy efficiency standard is complete and ready for visitors. 

Levin's 300-square-metre mural under way

A new mural is being painted at the Levin Adventure Park by Horowhenua College students Hannah Wedlock, right, with ...

Paint is hitting the wall for Levin's new 300-square-metre mural.

Steel sculptor to display work

Sebastien Jaunas will present three of his sculptures, 'Moonlight on a Dark Sea', 'Cloudburst' and 'Last Drops' at the ...

A Kapiti sculptor, relocated from France and now living in the town, will be one of the headliners at this weekend's Paekakariki Art Show.

Paraparaumu youngster's sporting skills recognised

Emmerson Kavakura in action for Scots College. Emmerson has been announced as the recipient of the Kapiti Lions Club's ...

Paraparaumu-based youngster Emmerson Kavakura has had his all-round athletic talents recognised by the Kapiti Lions Club.

Bridge path to close this month

A photo, taken from a drone above El Rancho, shows a crawler crane preparing to lift the crosshead beams onto the ...

Further construction on the Waikanae River bridge on the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway will see the river's northern path closed later this month.

Search for missing gang member intensifies

Police are increasing the search for Palmiro George MacDonald a missing gang member from Levin.

Patient leaves bookshop to hospice

The Arohanui Hospice has been given Main St Books in Otaki by owner Marie Williams, who died in the hospice's care.

Otaki bookstore will now be owned and run by Arohanui Hospice, thanks to lasting legacy.

Aquatic centre hydroslide re-opens

Work has begun to repair the Coastlands Aquatic Centre's damaged stairwell.

Work to install new panels on the Coastlands Aquatic Centre hydroslide's stairwell has begun. 

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