Will the car park ever open?

Signs up at the Waikanae Park-and-Ride site early this year.

A beleaguered Kapiti car park could be delayed again if more archaeological material is dug up.

Memorial service for war vet

US Navy veteran Frank Zalot gets a hongi from Waikaharu Cooke on his New Zealand visit in 2012.

American navy veteran who survived fatal WWII training exercise in Kapiti is remembered.

Wairarapa claim first-innings points

Ryan McCone, here playing for Canterbury, couldn't stop H-K falling to a first-innings defeat to Wairarapa.

Horowhenua-Kapiti hit its highest score of the season in first-innings loss.

Residents show they give a ship

Ceris Hortop, Maia Takurua-Truscott, Chrissi Johnson, Jess Hortop and Tanira Kingi get into the Shipshow spirit.

Noticed an increase of pirates on Kapiti beaches recently?

Boat stuck under bridge

A truck carrying a boat on its trailer got stuck under a rail bridge on SH1, just south of Waikanae, on Monday evening.

Truck carrying boat gets stuck under rail bridge on State Highway 1 in Waikanae.

Alpaca hoo-ha sends shelter packing

Alpaca hoo-ha over animal shelter in Manakau.

Neighbours like the work an animal shelter does - they just don't want it done in their back yard.

Explosive 80th birthday party

Last year's Wellington Sky Show, which featured commercial grade fireworks.

"Surprise" for mum rocked the neighbourhood and brought out the cops.

Four seasons to continue in capital

More wind and rain is forecast to hit the capital this week.

Summer remains disappointing as rain is expected throughout Wellington Anniversary Weekend.

Just ducking in for help

Craig Shepherd with another duck, not Kevin Grant.

A duck walks in to an ambulance bay but it isn't the beginning of a joke.

Sinclair's state service honoured

Liz Sinclair, who received a Queen's Service Medal in the New Year Honours, with husband Mark Byers.

The Kapiti resident has become a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Dumped on the doorstep

A damaged couch dumped behind Arohanui Hospice Shop over the New Year period.

An avalanche of unsellable junk has landed a Kapiti charity shop with hefty landfill fees.

Fallen trees shut hill road

Paekakariki Hill Road is closed except for residents' access.

Paekakariki Hill open again after trees bring down power lines.

And they're off....

The sack race was well-contested.

Family fun was on offer at the Otaki Races.

Three car smash near Otaki

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Police car signage.

Three cars have collided on State Highway 1 north of the Otaki township.

Christmas spike in family violence

Police say family members and neighbours should intervene to prevent family violence.

Wellington police get 200 reported incidents in holiday week.

Double trouble for travellers

A constant flow of cars moves north along State Highway 1, near Paekakariki, on Wednesday.

Buses replace trains on Kapiti Coast, just when the roads are at their busiest.

Fatal tanker crash

The driver of the car in the crash involving a tanker has died from his injuries.

The driver of a car involved in a collision with a milk tanker in South Taranaki has died, bringing the holiday road toll to 11.

Campers back at Otaki Forks

There will be more tents at Otaki Forks this summer, after road access was restored.

DOC expecting a steady summer at the popular camping spot after road reopens.

Cat mysteriously shaved - twice video

Rebecca Beedell with Fat Cat in their Kapiti home.

Kapiti woman wants to know why her cat returned home shaved, twice, in two months.

Dog died after rock thrown at it

Foxy-cross had to be euthanised after neighbour lost his temper with it.

Stellar year for Beach

Don Pickering, Peter Spearman-Burn and Ray Jones, who won the Champion of Champions title.

Another golfing win caps Paraparaumu Beach's most successful year to date.

Gunning for the NRL

Tommy Fifita-Tovo is heading to Brisbane after sevens nationals to try and crack the NRL.

A Levin resident is using sevens to keep fit for a tilt at the NRL in Brisbane.

Town bid to buy family a house

Raima Kingi, centre, with daughter Hinauri, 8, surrounded by family and community members in Tilley Rd, Paekakariki, ...

Raima Kingi has lived in Paekakariki for 31 years and nobody wants to lose her.

'People drive too fast'

Traffic detours over the new Peka Peka overbridge, which will have a proposed 80kmh speed limit.

NZTA proposing a raft of speed limit changes along roads linking to the Kapiti expressway.

There's a hole in our pool

Raumati swimming club get their first chance to use the aquatic centre.

$21m Kapiti Coast pool complex gets ripped a new one by movable floor.

Team seeks to squish birthmarks

Dr Swee Tan.

New technology for treating birthmarks could be adapted to conquer cancer.

Whaanga a big hit a tennis champs

Zach Whaanga had an impressive run at the NZ Champs.

Finn Tearney will play Artem Sitak in the men's final, while Paige Hougian takes on Jade Lewis in the women's.

Local talent up for Halbergs

Peter Michael takes out the 1000m at the World Speed Skating Championships in China, his eighth world title in total.

Two nominations for the awards next year are from Horowhenua-Kapiti area.

Cruise ship for Kapiti

Raumati Beach, looking towards Kapiti Island.

Cruise ship to anchor off Kapiti Coast, visit island.

Horse whisperer in Horowhenua

Sam Glazebrook and Andrew Froggatt with horses Lochie and Yella.

Company that develops corporate communication skills using horses, moves up the highway.

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