Kapiti-Observer

Kitten dies after dumping

Four kittens and a vacuum cleaner box found dumped about 300m from Waikanae SPCA. A fifth kitten was found dead.

Four surviving kittens have been taken to Wellington for monitoring after being dumped.

Wilson a cut above

Levin butcher Mathew Wilson, who won apprentice butcher of the year for the lower North Island, with his winning display ...

A Levin butcher has cut and carved his way to the regional apprentice of the year title, and a national grand final.

Thompson to waveski in Portugal

Waveskiier Marcus Thompson at his home beach in Otaki. He will compete at the World Waveski Championships in Portugal ...

An Otaki resident has not let a serious spinal injury take away his love for the water. 

Author to pitch novel at romance conference

Author Carole Brungar is writing her second major novel, due for release next year.

A Levin author is hoping to pitch her second major novel at the country's largest writers' conference later this year.

No censure against Scott

Michael Scott.

No further action will be taken against Kapiti councillor Michael Scott, after he was found to have breached council's code of conduct last week.

'We're losing our voice'

Waikanae Beach man Malcolm Hinder, who uses Kapiti's mental health services.

Kapiti man calls out mental health services after advocacy service appears to be stopped, then resurrected.

Coastlands cinema complex sold

Prime Minister John Key joined  Downtown Cinemas board chair Bill Wallace  and Otaki MP Nathan Guy to check progress ...

Australian company to take over Kapiti cinema.

Dementia patient sent home alone

Peter Wright, 74, who has mild dementia, was allowed to travel home from Wellington Hospital by public transport on ...

Wife furious, but Wellington Hospital says 76-year-old refused taxi and shuttle offers.

Leg broken in quad bike crash

A quad bike incident on the Kapiti Coast left a man with a badly broken leg.

 A quad bike user was rescued after breaking his leg in a farm accident north of Wellington.

Re-think over Otaki to Levin state highway plans

The State Highway 1 upgrade through Levin is being delayed to take into account growing traffic volumes.

Increasing freight and traffic volumes force NZTA to re-investigate SH1 plans.

Kapiti airport fears as flights cut

An Air New Zealand flight from Auckland lands at Kapiti Coast Airport.

Three recently added Auckland flights will be axed from August.

Hutt track finally nearing completion

Craig Cottrill takes in the sweeping views from the Te Whiti Riser track. .

Hutt walking track to open after long delays.

Rescue spanned two days

The team prepare to rescue a horse stranded on a beach by the Otaki River.

Several unsuccessful attempts were made to lead a horse from an Otaki River beach the day before she became stranded by rising waters.

Double-century for Drake

Waikanae captain Ashley Drake speaks after the 2015 Horowhenua-Kapiti premier rugby final between Paraparaumu and ...

After 15 years at the same club and four premier titles, Ashley Drake is still racking up club rugby milestones.

Waikanae scrape home

Waikanae halfback Michael Papps reaches out to score his second try during his team's 38-36 win over Toa at Te Atiawa Park.

Waikanae avoided a potential banana skin with an entertaining 38-36 win over Toa in Saturday's Horowhenua-Kapiti club rugby.

Two men arrested after Otaki burglary

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Two men have been charged with burglary after an incident at Otaki's Amazon store this morning.

Joss returns for another title tilt

Waikanae Beach tennis player Patrick Joss will compete in two tournaments in Brisbane in July.

A young Kapiti tennis player will be looking to build on the doubles title he won last year, when he plays in Brisbane next month.

Poppy plucked in river

Poppy receives emergency care after being flown out of the Otaki River on Friday.

Flying horse takes first steps after flash flood ordeal.

Mid-December finish date likely

M2PP construction manager John Palm on the Waikanae River Bridge.

Kapiti's expressway is more than a third sealed and rapidly closing in on a Christmas opening.

Church hopes to continue vision

Kapiti Mayor Ross Church will stand later this year, as he seeks a second term.

"Unfinished business" is the reason behind Kapiti Mayor Ross Church's decision to run for the seat again.

Trapped horse rescued by chopper video

Rescuers comfort an anaesthetised horse in the Otaki River.

A horse, trapped by rising river levels, has been airlifted to safety.

Faulty signs affecting safety

Otaki resident Jenny Glen says faulty neon signs are making the Otaki River Bridge hazardous for cyclists to cross.

An Otaki resident says faulty warning lights on the State Highway 1 river bridge are putting her off crossing it.

Friends aim to keep helping

Friends of Horowhenua Libraries treasurer Cath Bennet, secretary Margaret Clarke and committee chair Diane Brown say the ...

Supporters of Levin's Te Takere say they will continue supporting it despite the decision to change the administrator of its services. 

Islands put off Manakau customers

Susannah Wilson at the site of one of the four median islands installed by NZ Transport Agency, at State Highway 1 in ...

Manakau business owners say road works and new road islands mean less customers are stopping to use their services.

Alt-country gig

Set to flutter into Paekakariki is Eb & Sparrow.

Country folk band - with a dash of soul - playing gig in Paekakariki.

Hurley to bring laughs to Levin

Comedian Ben Hurley will perform in Levin later this month.

Billy T Award winner Ben Hurley is heading to Levin for a gig later this month.

Bowater calls it quits

Helen Bowater relaxes in her garden after retiring. Bowater worked for accounting firm Colbert Cooper in two spells from ...

A woman's retirement has ended her affiliation of over 50 years with one Horowhenua business.

105 years of poetic memories video

Thelma McLean grew up in Otago. She now resides in a Kapiti retirement lodge.

Her memory is faded, but this centenarian remembers every poem from throughout her long life.

'Fake' rubbish bags just trash talk

Information released by Kapiti Coast District Council on the real rubbish bags, and the suspected forgeries.

Council and contractor left red-faced after "scam" turns out to be their own mistake.

New vicar at Anglican parish

New Anglican Parish of Kapiti vicar Julie Rokotakala.

Kapiti's new Anglican vicar says a focus on the ill and the poor in society allows the whole community to benefit.

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