Kapiti-Observer

A connection to communities

Snipping the ribbon on the first section of the Kapiti Expressway is Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Te Ati Awa iwi ...

Opinion: The Kapiti Expressway, a project that started in an adversarial climate, is finishing with a strong degree of community buy-in.

Crews' training session turns serious

The Paekakariki open women's surf boat crew in action.

Lifeguards came to the aid of a windsurfer, who had run out of energy to climb back on his board.

Retrievers' golden retreat

Sensitive, gentle and friendly - the golden retriever.

Known for their delightful natures, the members of this dog breed prefer the company of their own kind.

Loader stranded off Kapiti

A loader stranded off the coast of Paekakariki on Thursday.

'There in the incoming tide, was a loader.'

Raptors rake in medals

Raumati Raptors swimmers Tori Grout, Noah Ireland-Spicer and Hannah Huria, pictured after a previous meet, were among ...

200 medals, and records and age-group titles for Kapiti Coast swimming club.

'All I could see was the destruction'

The car eventually stopped on Helen Gleeson's front lawn after reversing through the lounge.

Retirement village resident has lucky escape as car hits her home.

Erosion fears over dune trails

Michael Eisenhofer on the tyre path he created over the dune to Peka Peka Beach.

Paths may accelerate erosion, say community group, council.

Giving Yugo a fair go video

Sam Pickering has worked on his car for about two and a half years.

Kiwi teen restoring much-ridiculed Eastern European classic car before getting a driving licence.

Moon boot does not stop Law

Kapiti College student Julia Law has been named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools' netball squad.

The midcourter is the first Kapiti College student to make the national secondary schools' squad.

The conman who came to stay

A photo of William Harding, supplied by police.

Elderly fugitive charmed his way into widow's home and heart - until the lies unravelled.

Foreman remembers Scott Base construction

Randal Heke with a photo of Hillary's Hut.

60 years after he toiled in the freezing conditions, Randal Heke recalls building in Antarctica.

'I'm the mental one'

David Thomas is aiming to walk 100km by himself at Kapiti's Relay for Life, as part of the Whirlwind team.

A 67-year-old Kapiti man told his boss he could walk 100km, now he has to prove it for a good cause.

Refuge pleas for volunteers

Kathy Patira-Mcgill, Oceane Siphan, June Togiatoma, Margarety MacDonald and Caroline Herewini at Porirua Women's Refuge.

A Porirua women's refuge needs volunteers to keep saving lives.

'Region-like feeling' needed - Subasinghe

H-K fast bowlers Fraser Bartholomew and Liam Pinfold, part of the side's young brigade.

Culture change, red-ball cricket and player retention crucial for future of Horowhenua-Kapiti cricket.

New school to open

Our Lady of Kapiti school principal Martin Elms outside the new school's office block.

A new integrated Catholic school replaces St Patrick's in Kapiti.

Coasting to sprintcar title

Jamie Larsen during his New Zealand Sprintcar Championships win.

Jamie Larsen overcomes conditions, fuel shortage to claim second national speedway title.

Merchant ship's bravery remembered

Otaki artist Wallace Trickett with the painting sent to Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen to commemorate the sinking ...

Historic battle between cargo ship and German cruiser marked from Kapiti Coast to Scotland.

Go for stop bank

Flooding at the Waikanae River near Jim Cooke Park, in 2015.

A stopbank project to improve flood protection begins in Waikanae.

Tuatara sale can go two ways

DB Breweries managing director Andy Routley, left, and Tuatara founder and master brewer Carl Vasta at Tuatara's brewery ...

Will Tuatara end up on the craft beer scrapheap, or use its new owners as a springboard to success?

Bright future for Te Tomo

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Bailey Te Tomo.

The 17-year-old debuted for Horowhenua-Kapiti recently.

Family relieved as body found

Jared Anderson was known to his family as "Bad Santa".

"I'm glad the sea gave him up before seven days," sister of dead boatie Jared Anderson says.

Boy kicked off Jetstar flight

Ashton and Marie Northcott were left frustrated after confusion at the check-in counter caused Ashton to lose his seat ...

12-year-old travelling alone was told he could not board overbooked flight.

Irish flavour attracts fans

Estere plays to the crowd on the Dell Stage at last year's Coastella festival.

The 500 early bird tickets for the Coastella festival sold out in four weeks

Welcome - no visitors allowed

Paekakariki Holiday Park manager Marilyn Heazlewood has decided to ban visitors from her campground to stop them from ...

Campground's decision to ban visitors praised by some holiday park owners, labelled brutal by others.

One dead, one still missing video

Kapiti Coast residents watch on as the search continues for the second passenger of a boat which flipped in the waters ...

Search for the second person missing after an inflatable boat flipped off the Kapiti Coast suspended for the night.

Summer racing at Trentham

Summer racing on January 28 will complete Trentham's big Cup Carnival

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?

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