Kapiti-Observer

Car park work starts at last

Later than originally intended, work finally looks set to begin on Waikanae's park and ride site.

A year after the sale of the old Waikanae pub site, work is finally to start on park and ride scheme.

Paws for clear thoughts

Kapiti College Year 12 students Samantha Swift and Nadia Moore with Honey the dog in the school's room offering canine ...

Dogs in college classroom calm student nerves before their exams.

Torched sign too much

The torched sign of Kapiti Coast mayor, and mayoral candidate Ross Church, in Paraparaumu.

Election billboard vandals bring fire to the Kapiti Coast and torch the current Mayor's signs.

Rider suffers 'painful' season-ending injury

Rae Morrison in action during the second round of the Enduro World Series in Bariloche, Argentina.

Rae Morrison will be sidelined for approximately three months after breaking her heel in the latest round of the Enduro World Series.

Money to grow on trees

Behind the Hedges ticket holders will see sights like this garden from last year's trail.

The events will be held in November and February.

Bloomin' brilliant horticulturalist

Moore's Valley Nusrseries employee Daniel Howard will compete against horticulturalists from around the country, after ...

Daniel Howard will now compete to become New Zealand's best young horticulturalist.

Let campaigning begin

The candidates have been confirmed to fight for Kapiti Coast's council seats.

One new Kapiti councillor already decided before elections.

'Bonkers' plan to ban ash-scattering

Isatu Salia, (C), the wife of the Sierra Leone-born physician who died of Ebola, carries the urn with his cremated ashes ...

Proposal to prevent scattering of loved-ones' ashes at Kapiti beaches, rivers and parks.

Whiti Te Ra seek four in a row

Whiti Te Ra captain and hooker Manaia Osborne.

It will be the Otaki club's fourth regional title in a row if they win this Saturday.

Regional boundary stops bus

A proposed Levin to Waikanae bus service is held up.

Greater Wellington District Council puts brakes on Levin to Waikanae bus service.

Defibrillator database first step

Gareth Jenkin founder of AED Locations an online database with about 6000 New Zealand AEDs listed.

Founder of AED database asks business to take their defibrillators out of the cupboard.

Car crashes into home

Brendon Pugh in front of his car port, which was damaged by a vehicle that ran off the road.

Couple saved by parked SUV as out-of-control car crashes through fence and carport.

Locals slam clinic closure

Mana MP Kris Faafoi has slammed plans to close Kenepuru Hospital's after-hours service.

News that Kenepuru Hospital may scrap its after-hours service has shocked the people who use it.

School fuels scientific minds

Two Paekakariki School year 6 pupils examine and discuss leaves with their school's new microscopes as part of a garden ...

New digital microscopes have unleashed Paekakariki School students' interest in science projects.

Champs experience may lead to scholarship

Hayley Fordyce performs the final scene of West Side Story at the World Championship of Performing Arts in California.

Hayley Fordyce's performances may earn her a scholarship with the New York Film Academy.

Auckland bridge has Levin roots

Techlam production manager Greg Dunford on the near-complete pedestrian and cycle bridge.

Two Levin companies have had a hand in the design and construction of the Matakana Bridge.

Bringing back the ukulele

Justin Reed, left, gives some ukulele tips to Michael Jones.

Ukulele evangelist Justin Reed is gaining converts.

Police hunt 'dangerous' man

Wellington police are looking for Michael William Abbott.

Suspect sought in armed callout at McDonald's is still on the run.

Armed police at McDonald's video

The incident happened at McDonald's in Paraparaumu about midnight on Saturday night.

Witnesses film midnight callout at Paraparaumu drive-thru.

'Its fin rubbed my right shoulder'

The whale came into contact with the kayak, and briefly with Thomson.

Southern right whale followed a kayaker for an hour off the Kapiti Coast.

Nature-loving Olympian

Hamish Carson running at Newtown Park, Wellington.

A Kapiti ecologist has combined his love of nature with training to fight his way to the Olympics.

'He sat bolt upright and screamed'

Kathryn Smith and husband Mark, who suffered a heart malfunction they believe was caused by caffeine in his Coke Zero.

Mark Smith's heart topped 200 beats a minute - and he blames his 2-litre-a-day Coke habit.

Bell joins North City

North City Cricket Club's new coach, former Black Caps Matthew Bell.

Matthew Bell is looking to help a Wellington cricket club as it confirms a return to Wellington's premier grade.

Replacement pool to open soon

Hydrotherapy pool campaigner Carroll Cumming, centre, was given a sneak peek at the pool's progress by council aquatics ...

The pool is part of a $1.68 million Levin Aquatic Centre development.

Coastlands expands into car park

An artist's impression of the Takiri House upgrade at Coastlands.

Work on new $3 million, two-storey building will begin later this month.

"Slap with wet bus ticket'

Kapiti Coast District Council's headquarters and meeting chambers.

Response after councillor's email draws no censure.

Social houses on the block

Housing New Zealand tenant Lyle Walker and his daughter Amy Walker, 2, at their Otaki home.

Plans to sell hundreds of state and council homes north of Wellington have tenants worried.

Nature's volley wrecks tennis court video

Paul Lynch on what was once his tennis court. The concrete slabs have been placed there since by Kapiti Coast District ...

The Lynch family were planning to demolish it anyway - but not like this.

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