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Felled tree cuts power

040513 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Powerlines, Inglewood. For File.

They were supposed to remove a tree too close to power lines. Instead they accidentally dropped it on the 33,000-volt lines.

'He was precious, amazing, cheeky'

Remy Stirling Wiffen with his mother Daya Wiffen.

Toddler's service marked with party parents never got to throw for him.

Paraparaumu's Burger King for sale

Burger King's premises in Paraparaumu are on the market.

Burger King's Paraparaumu site is up for sale.

Toddler drowns in pond

Remy Stirling Wiffen, the son of former Central Pulse netballer Daya Wiffen, has drowned.

Cheeky, adventurous 18-month-old Remy Wiffen was adored by everyone, his family says.

Negotiations delayed flood scheme

Bennetts Rd, near the Waitohu Stream in Otaki, flooded on Saturday last week, then dry by the following Monday.

Debate over access through private land in Kapiti delayed flood work, council says.

AOS callout in Kapiti

The incident was centred on a house near the SPCA centre, north of Waikanae, on State Highway 1.

Police stop car and search Waikanae home in hunt for guns and drugs.

Off on UN trip to Washington

Year 12 Kapiti College student Sarah Gulley is heading to Washington DC for a leadership summit.

Kapiti teenager is heading to a leadership summit in the states because of her work helping girls around the world.

Kightley motivates Kapiti kids

Oscar Kightley will teach Kapiti kids about writing next term.

The writer and comedian will help kids write stories in a motivational project in Kapiti.

Passenger power saves Capital Connection

Capital Connection commuters disembark at Otaki's train station.

An army of rail passengers have saved their own train service.

Ranfurly Shield clash in Napier

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby union chief executive Corey Kennett, left, and rugby development officer Ryan Shelford are hoping the union's top side can win the Ranfurly Shield off Hawke's Bay later this month.

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby players are hoping to win the shield off Hawke's Bay this month.

Driftwood plunderers be warned

Post-flood Kapiti Coast beaches are being picked clean of driftwood in breach of council by-laws.

Warning over driftwood as logs towed away by the tractorload

'Significant delays' on SH1

Cars are backed up on SH1 after a truck got stuck.

Motorists are warned of long delays on SH1 on the Kapiti Coast after a truck got stuck.

Songbird back in national choir

New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir member Darryl Fuller at Waiopehu College in Levin.

Shannon singer prepares for concert with national choir.

No leg, no barrier for teen video

Sean Prendeville gets instructions on skiing on a prosthetic leg at Mt Hutt from Barb Wackwitz, his adaptive ski instructor.

Teen disregards advice he would never ski with his "no limits'' attitude.

Kapiti council flood bill climbs

Kapiti Mayor Ross Church, left, and councillor Penny Gaylor, second left, with staff, inspect a bridge washout on Ringawhati Rd, Otaki.

Kapiti's council faces an estimated bill of about $800,000 for two major floods in the space of a month.

Clean up starts after floods

Otaki's Shiree Palmer in a field stikll strewn with debris from flooding, with Zeva the dog and Mia, one of two miniature horses rescued from Friday night's floods.

Clean-up begins after second flood in a month for Kapiti.

Where's the wild side?

Jeanine van Kradenburg from PartyPerfect Catering in Kapiti with a locally caught and prepared fish at a 2014 Wellington On a Plate event in 2014. She will serve a similar meal this year, but with a wild twist.

A Kapiti chef wants to find interesting local meats for a Wellington On a Plate event.

Back on bike with backwards leg

Sean Prendeville has been waiting five years to get back on a bike, and has to relearn balance and pedalling, with a new leg.

You don't forget how to ride a bike, but Sean must learn to pedal with a backwards leg.

Rockquest winner's flood adventure

Peyton Morete of Peka Peka performs at the 2015 Manawatu Smokefreerockquest final in Palmerston North.

An 11-hour trip home because of flooding was not enough to dampen the spirits of the Manawatu Smokefreerockquest winner.

Covers come off revamped district plan

The centre of Paraparaumu, Kapiti Rd, running towards the beach and Kapiti Island.

After a year the covers have finally come off the Kapiti council's revamped district plan.

Riding over mountains for charity

David Cunningham, 51, from Paraparaumu, at the summit of Col du Galibier in France in 2012. He will return to the mountain in July 2015 on a charity bike tour.

Paraparaumu man will cycle over the equivalent of four Mt Everests to raise money for disabled children.

Floodwaters still high

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About 100 homes could remain inaccessible until next week in Whanganui.

Flood threat closes Kapiti parks

Previous flooding in Waikanae's Otaihanga Domain, in May.

Parks closed as rivers rise in Kapiti.

Flood warning for Kapiti

Heavy rain caused flooding across Otaki in May.

Kapiti urged to be prepared, with heavy rain expected.

World taekwon-do title a Kiwi first

Rose Biddiscombe has fought her way to a world ITF taekwon-do title.

Rose Biddiscombe has proved herself the world's best ITF junior taekwon-do fighter.

Council seeks meeting over pylons

A map of the Haywards to Bunnythorpe line through Kapiti, set for work that has triggered a call to send power lines under Waikanae, along its new expressway.

Move to send lines under town gets council support.

Town's only pub to go

The Waikanae Hotel.complex.

Kapiti Coast's Waikanae Hotel pegged for park and ride facility.

Market theft could have been planned

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A theft from a Paraparaumu Beach Market stallholder may have been pre-planned. 

Legal high sales zone approved

Capital Training students outside the Kapiti Coast District Council chambers door, from left, Gabriel Kahaki, 16, Matt Trueman, 18, Leo Stairland, 16, and Wiremu Emery, 17.

Green light for legal high sales on doorstep of schools, rest homes, social service centres in Kapiti.

Airport parkers 'overcharged'

Wellington Airport Parking.

A Wellington Airport customer uncovers a double-dipping car park systems glitch.   

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