Kapiti-Observer

Rain grinches delay expressway

Traffic crossing the new Peka Peka overbridge, which runs above the Kapiti expressway route.

Christmas present of a $630m Kapiti motorway is dashed by a wet November.

Pinfold, Bartholomew, earn regional selection

News Central Districts players Fraser Bartholomew and Liam Pinfold at the all-weather cricket facility at Donnelly Park, ...

The Horowhenua-Kapiti cricket duo have opened the bowling together for various teams for eight years.

Trio lead Kapiti medal, PB rush

Raumati Raptors swimmers Tori Grout, Noah Ireland-Spicer and Hannah Huria.

Trio of young Kapiti swimmers win 10 medals, while team swims 85 per cent PB times.

Kapiti man found

Wellington Police have concerns for the safety of Christopher James Saunders, and are asking for the public's help in ...

Christopher Saunders was meant to catch the train to work. He's now been missing for more than 24 hours.

Classic car records fall video

The record-breaking 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Fixed Head Coupe, which fetched $258,750.

A collection of 30 classic cars owned by Wellington businessman Roy Savage fetch $1.5m at auction. 

Recycling confusion in Kapiti

Otaki resident Ann Chapman, who was surprised when her recycling bin was removed by her rubbish collector.

The first stage of recycling rage was confusion, then came mistrust and then anger.

Kapiti's karate kid video

Karate kid Jacob Waugh.

Young karate champ inspired by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and, of course, his mum.

Labour loyalist changes allegiance

Nick Leggett

Opinion: Former Labour supporter Nick Leggett says National now better reflects his values and the kind of country he wants for his son.

'Prince' sells Kapiti girls' home

Victor Greenwich, in traditional Georgian garb, the satisfied vendor in the Marycrest sale.

New owners for "creepy" Catholic girls' home Marycrest, beside SH1.

Triathlete cracks six-year goal with comfortable win

Matt Backler on the way to winning the male 35-39 age group at the ITU World Crosstri Championships in the Snowy Mountains.

Matt Backler won his race by over six minutes.

Green light for new expressway video

An artist impression of the Rahui Rd overbridge, which has been proposed as part of the Peka Peka to Otaki  expressway.

Construction start date for northern half of Kapiti expressway confirmed, along with its true cost.

10,000 Kapiti Islands video

Murray Short and his completed collaborative photograph of Kapiti Island, taking up the entire wall of Hightide cafe, at ...

Look closely at Murray Short's picture and you'll see surprising details.

Young bowlers almost secure thrilling win

Will Young, batting here for Central Districts against Canterbury, was one of Taranaki's Stags contingent tested by ...

Taranaki chase down 65 with two wickets in hand, after an assault from H-K's bowlers.

Ex-con plan angers town

The former House of Hope building, in Waerenga Rd, Otaki, is set to be leased from December 22 by Te Whare O Te Redeemed ...

Neighbours fear church proposal for prisoner rehabilitation in suburban Otaki.

Morete earns scout chance

Peyton Morete at Manawatu Smokefreerockquest earlier this year. She will have the chance to perform in front of Def Jam ...

Young singer, songwriter and musician Peyton Morete has earned the right to perform for an American talent scout next month. 

Kapiti tennis clubs seek silverware, survival

Leela Beattie proved the difference as her Paraparaumu Beach side beat Lower Hutt in Premier Women's Wellington Tennis ...

Both sides are playing premier 1 tennis this season.

Residents seek to raise fibromyalgia awareness

Fibromyalgia patient Laura Mabey with her horses, Red and Otto.

Residents hope their struggles with the debilitating condition can help others.

Community effort drives runners-up

The top Raukawa Ki Runga men's league team performing a haka.

The tribal team's dominance in touch may spill over into league.

Leaning loos of Kapiti

The leaning loos of Kapiti: these portaloos in the Department of Conservation reserve Whareroa farm were left on a lean ...

Water surge so strong it pops toilets out of ground, leaving them hanging.

Tiari's 1-in-6 million lifesaver video

Tiari Barber before her bone marrow transplant.

Only five people could help Tiari Barber, diagnosed with a life threatening disease, and in need of a "superhero".

Alert over fake inspectors

With reports of fake post-quake building inspectors doing the rounds in Kapiti, police say they should be called if ...

Kapiti police warn resident to be wary of door-knockers claiming to be earthquake assessors.

Deputy mayor to go

Horowhenua District councillor and new deputy mayor Ross Campbell is sworn in in October.

"The nine" move to remove Horowhenua District Council deputy mayor Ross Campbell after warning over his appointment.

Cleanup after Kapiti tornado

Across the road from Waikanae Golf Club, a sign was upturned and a tree snapped.

Council and expressway crews spend the day clearing debris after short, sharp blast.

Family hit ultramarathon for six

Relatives Chanelle Rodeka, Eireann Vender, Kate Allison, Kirsten Rodeka, Graham Gove and Keeleigh Vender all completed ...

Kirsten Rodeka's running feats inspired her family to join her.

Tired, worried parent and students

It was business as usual for most of New Zealand's secondary students as aftershocks and floods rattled the country.

Parents of bleary-eyed Kapiti students are angry NCEA exams went ahead hours after the Monday's earthquake.

Zephyr's wild ride to exam

Draped in a huge oilskin Zephyr Wills rode for an hour through floods, aftershocks and torrential rain to sit his ...

A Kapiti teenager battled floods, aftershocks and high winds to get to his economics exam.

Cops find stolen coins, watches

Police say they've recovered thousands of dollars worth of coins, watches and other stolen property.

Busts on Kapiti Coast net big haul of allegedly stolen jewellery and coins.

An offer you can't refuse

Kapiti Mayor K Gurunathan used his casting vote to force through a pay rise for councillor James Cootes.

Kapiti mayor uses his casting vote to make councillor accept a pay rise.

Taranaki teams take gold and silver

Can Ada members negotiate an obstacle. They were the top 'mixed 2' team, and seventh overall.

Matt Lash's team claimed the title at a high-intensity Kapiti wilderness race, after five previous attempts at gold.

Pay rises on cards

Kapiti Coast District Council headquarters.

Kapiti councillors mull pay rises in second meeting of new term.

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