Kapiti-Observer

Ebooks fill special needs gap

Off the Page founders Rosemary Emery, left, and Anne Russell.

Ebooks for teens with learning disabilities filling gap in market.

Fulfilling a dying wish to see soldier's grave

160415 news photo: Joel Maxwell/Kapiti Observer: Anzac ancestor Geoff McMillan set to head to England for centenery celebrations.

The English grave of an Anzac soldier will be visited by his family for the first time in a century.

Suspicious fire damages house

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A Levin house been damaged by a fire that police say is suspicious.

Out-of control car hits gas main

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A minor prang turned dangerous when one driver left his car in reverse and was dragged along the road.

Quake-risk project seeks to find fault

A seismic graph of the Pakenham earthquake

New regional mapping for quake risks could see some property owners get a "huge surprise" about what lies beneath.

Paramedic saved by his own staff

Otaki St John Station Officer, Trevor Hunter, who survived a heart attack last year, with assistance from his team.

Otaki man Trevor Hunter would trust his staff with his life - and last year they helped save it.

Hawk's rescue results in small bill

Taneile Hoare with the rescued hawk that underwent lifesaving surgery.

A hawk with an overgrown beak, covered in lice and attacked by pukeko has undergone lifesaving surgery

Car's double flip 'with a twist'

Police said the owner had this car for two weeks before crashing in at Waikane Beach on Friday.

Police are amazed three people are unhurt after their car flipped twice, with branches impaling the windscreen.

Extra training pays dividends

James Corfe, 25, and Fiona Weatherall, 22, after paddling over the Grey River bar during their circumnavigation of the South Island. Sea Kayaking expedition

Kapiti College athlete has forced her way into the NZ team to compete at the world junior canoe sprint championships.

Boy without leg to get bike

Lucas Robins, 5, in the Kapanui School bike area.

Lucas Robins, born without part of his leg, is getting a custom-made bike after successful fundraising drive.

Kapiti could go it alone

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A supercity should be "all or nothing" the Local Government Commission has heard, as it mulls leaving Kapiti out of amalgamating with the rest of Wellington.

Mix-up deprives kids of T-Rex

Manakau School students with the T-rex they built. From left, Liam Roach, 6, Olivia Fogden, 7 and Harriet Georgetti, 7, all said it was "sad" when the dinosaurs didnt come to visit.

Geographical error was to blame when children promised a life-sized T-Rex had to make do with a cardboard model.

Mobility scooter death

It appeared the woman was waiting to cross the road on her mobility scooter.

Elderly woman dies in hospital after car crashes into her mobility scooter in Levin.

Bike, phone stolen at gunpoint

A "chome-looking" gun was used in a robbery in Waikanae, police say.

A masked man has robbed a 20-year-old of his bicycle and phone at gunpoint in Waikanae, police say.

Lucas wants 'to go fast' on a bike

KEEN BIKER: Lucas Robins, 5, in the Kapanui School bike area.

Five-year-old Lucas Robins, born without a calf bone and a deformed thigh bone, has ridden a bike.

Safety of Kapiti roundabout queried video

TIPPED OVER: A large truck rolled onto its side on the Otaihanga roundabout north of Paraparaumu.

Questions are being raised about a Kapiti roundabout,where four trucks have tipped over in the past year.

Highway art planned

MOVING MAMMALS: An impression of Whale Song the type of sculpture that could grace Transmission Gully.

The man who sank a frigate in Cook Strait wants to create a $12 million highway of sculptural significance.

Kids' gumboots stolen

MISSED: Sienna Olsen, 3, and Lily Bethwaite, 4 and a half, don't understand why burglars took gumboots from their school.

"You shouldn't take things that aren't yours", says pupil of burgled Paraparaumu preschool.

Dogs rescued from roof

SAFE: Mike Stoebener with Camo, left, and Milo.

Camo and Milo both got stuck on the roof, but their owner is sure Milo was the ringleader.

'We must not capitulate'

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It's full steam ahead for the fight to keep a rail connection between Palmerston North and Wellington.

Rolled truck full of fries

TIPPED OVER: A large truck rolled onto its side on the Otaihanga roundabout north of Paraparaumu.

A truck carrying 15 tonnes of McDonalds fries has rolled on State Highway 1 just north of Wellington.

Major projects on Kapiti agenda

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Kapiti will get its say on spending as council releases a new document for consultation.

Moderate quake off Kapiti

A seismic graph of the Pakenham earthquake

Moderate quake off Kapiti Coast felt by residents.

Grenade to be exploded

FIELD WORK: Bomb disposal experts discuss the find, after their initial inspection of the grenade at McKays Crossing in Kapiti.

A grenade found near State Highway 1 in Kapiti is likely to be exploded today. 

Grenade found near highway

GRENADE: The grenade was found by a contractor.

A grenade found in Kapiti could be live, but police say the scene is safe. 

Top kayaker drowns near Rotorua video

Top New Zealand kayaker Louise Jull drowned in the Kaituna River.

One of New Zealand’s top extreme kayakers has drowned in a river near Rotorua.

Anger as kids left in hot car

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An Otaki woman says she was horrified to find a baby and preschooler left crying alone in a car in an Otaki car park.

Concern over dumped pets

DUMPED: Kapiti SPCA staff member Clare Balmforth with two of 10 bantam chickens found dumped by a stream in a tied up bag in Te Horo.

A box of puppies and a sack of chickens have been dumped days apart in Kapiti.

GW split on super council

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Paul Swain almost forced Greater Wellington regional council into a U-turn on local government amalgamation last week.

Bird disease appears over

02032015 NEWS Photo: Jess Lee/Fairfax NZ. Western Springs Reserve. Deformed goose with "angel wing" caused by poor nutrition. Avian botulism is also a problem at the park which increases when bread is thrown into the water by well-meaning visitors to feed the geese, swans and ducks on the lake.

A suspected outbreak of avian botulism in Kapiti appears to have run its course with no more reports of dead birds in the last two days.

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