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A concrete beam is lifted into place over the Waikanae River on the McKays to Pekapeka expressway.

38-metre long concrete beams have been craned into place over the Waikanae River.

Legion of Honour for Kapiti trio

Stan Welch, 91, Doug Lawrence, 94, French ambassador Florence Jeanblanc-Risler and Hector Davis, 92. at the awards ...

A group of Kapiti veterans have been awarded France's highest award for military service, the Legion of Honour.

Dance helps mend a broken heart

Zumba instructor Rebecca Smith says the upbeat dance-based classes have helped her physical and mental health, and she ...

The journey back to health from a heart attack at 28 led Kapiti Zumba instructor Rebecca Smith to unexpected happiness.

McCloy takes aim at water meters

Former Kapiti Mayor Iride McCloy will run for council at this year's local body elections.

Kapiti's water meter scheme will be targeted by the region's former Mayor should she win election to council later this year.

Romance, ribbons, and 16 paws

Raumati's Shannon Barden, left, and Jess Bello, with Murphy and Sparkle, who won Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show, ...

A trans-Tasman romance has resulted in a prize winning partnership, for a competitive dog show couple.

Jarnell and Cowell cause upset

Kapiti Judo Club coaches Brent Jarnell and Raeanne Cowell compete in the kata event at the Wellington Area Open ...

An unexpected win for two Kapiti Judo Club coaches highlighted a successful weekend for the club at the Wellington Area Open Championships.

Kapiti Master Plumber award win

Peter and Sonya Jackson, whose company Peter Jackson Plumbing has won the Master Plumber of the year award.

A Kapiti team has been awarded the national Master Plumber of the year award for 2016.

Students praised for sign language performance

Kapiti College students Edmund Gregg and Megan Heustice perform duirng their sign language scene at the regional ...

A young Kapiti College duo's sign language performance at the regional Shakespeare Festival has received wide praise for the connection it created with the audience, and between its two leads.

Voting paper order retained

011013 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Local Elections 2013 voting papers.

Candidates on the Kapiti voting papers for this year's local body elections will be listed in alphabetical order, despite councillor opposition. 

Protest planned over Otaki Beach land use

The disputed land, between Byron's Resort, and the Tasman Rd Playground in Otaki Beach.

 A residents' association representative plans to knock a hole in a fence to protest on land they want returned to public use.

Scott's conduct under microscope

Michael Scott

A code of conduct complaint has been laid against Kapiti councillor Michael Scott for a group email relating to the Waikanae town centre upgrade.

Board seeks public consultation on path naming

03022016 News Photo: Randall Walker/Fairfax NZ. A free breakfast awaits cyclists in Paraparaumu who ride to work on ...

A Kapiti Coast District Council paper to name the path alongside Wharemauku Stream after councillor Diane Ammundsen has been returned to them for further consideration. 

Finalists for sports gongs named

2014 Pak'nSave Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards at Southward Theatre on Otaihanga, Paraparaumu.

Thirty-five finalists from more than 20 sports have been selected for this year's Pak'n Save Kapiti Sportperson of the Year Awards.

Classic car collector farewelled

Scott Stevenson, left, and Bill Pyne take a break from driving a friend's cars for a wedding in Wellington last year. ...

A man involved with several Kapiti clubs will be fondly remembered for his love for classic cars.

Strong Anzac turnout expected

Paraparaumu RSA president Chris Turver leads last year's Anzac dawn service in Paraparaumu.

This year's dawn services will be held in Otaki, beginning at the Otaki Memorial Hall at 6am, and Paraparaumu, at the war memorial arch at 6:30am. 

Paraparaumu win overshadowed by neck injury

Paraparaumu's Alex Inglis is hit in the tackle during his team's  38-0 win over Levin Athletic at the Paraparaumu Domain.

Levin Athletic hooker Khesanh Tafeamaalii is at home and walking after suffering a neck injury in his team's defeat to Paraparaumu over the weekend.

Variety the spice of life

Horowhenua College students  Ayvran Mackie as Beatrice, Kim Kerehoma as Ursula and Lily-Ann Grant as Hero, performing in ...

The creativity of young thespians in Horowhenua and Kapiti has been applauded after the regional Shakespeare Festival was held recently.

Teacher clocks up 23,000 students taught

Lois Blackett retired on Friday after 30 years teaching technology, during which she may have taught as many as 23,000 ...

30 years of teaching has been a joy, says a technicraft teacher who will have taught many Kapiti kids.

Legacy of books keeps giving to hospice

Philippa Williams, left, with a picture of her sister Marie, whose Otaki book store has been donated to Arohanui Hospice ...

Even after death Marie Williams is helping the community, and helping connect readers with great stories, through her passion for books.

Passive house set for public showing

Builders Chris Beggs, Mike Craig and Duane Cameron built the Wellington region's first completed home built to the ...

Wellington's first home built to the passive house energy efficiency standard is complete and ready for visitors. 

Steel sculptor to display work

Sebastien Jaunas will present three of his sculptures, 'Moonlight on a Dark Sea', 'Cloudburst' and 'Last Drops' at the ...

A Kapiti sculptor, relocated from France and now living in the town, will be one of the headliners at this weekend's Paekakariki Art Show.

Paraparaumu youngster's sporting skills recognised

Emmerson Kavakura in action for Scots College. Emmerson has been announced as the recipient of the Kapiti Lions Club's ...

Paraparaumu-based youngster Emmerson Kavakura has had his all-round athletic talents recognised by the Kapiti Lions Club.

Bridge path to close this month

A photo, taken from a drone above El Rancho, shows a crawler crane preparing to lift the crosshead beams onto the ...

Further construction on the Waikanae River bridge on the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway will see the river's northern path closed later this month.

Patient leaves bookshop to hospice

The Arohanui Hospice has been given Main St Books in Otaki by owner Marie Williams, who died in the hospice's care.

Otaki bookstore will now be owned and run by Arohanui Hospice, thanks to lasting legacy.

Aquatic centre hydroslide re-opens

Work has begun to repair the Coastlands Aquatic Centre's damaged stairwell.

Work to install new panels on the Coastlands Aquatic Centre hydroslide's stairwell has begun. 

More algae found in Kapiti waterways

Awatea Lagoons, where the 'Cyanobacteria Anabaena' algae was discovered last month. The same algae has now been ...

The Kapiti Coast District Council is urging the public to watch their pets near Paraparaumu waterways after a second instance of toxic algae was discovered. 

Lease secured despite resident submission

Folk Food Ltd partner Todd Cameron inside the Salt and Wood Collective restaurant, which is under construction. Food ...

The partners at new Waikanae restaurant Salt and Wood Collective have secured a lease allowing them to trade outdoors, despite opposition from a resident.

Gallery upgrade alternatives considered

Several alternatives are on the table regarding the upgrade of Waikanae's Mahara Gallery.

The Mahara Gallery Charitable Trust has gone back to the drawing board for the gallery's upgrade as it seeks to make the project more affordable.

Exhibition to show a who's-who of Otaki history

Te Rauparaha, one of the historical people with Otaki connections profiled in Rex Kerr's new exhibition and book, 'Not ...

Some of Otaki's most influential people, and some whose contributions have slipped under the radar, feature in the town's new exhibition.

Head-on crash in Kapiti

Paramedics treated at least one person at the scene of a head-on crash on SH1 at Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast.

Two cars have collided head-on after a driver went the wrong way up the motorway north of Wellington.

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