Skeleton dating back to the 1800s unearthed along the Kapiti Expressway route.
Motel owner, 71, claims constable drew blood when he handcuffed him.
Coroner finds that mid-air crash near Wellington in 2008 could have been prevented if safety standards had been met.
A Kapiti family face a tough Christmas after fire made their home unliveable.
Cyclists formed a guard of honour for Kapiti athlete Stu Downs' final journey.
A police dog handler with a love for books has introduced a new fictional four-legged hero for children.
Dog impounded for more than two years will be put down after its owner lost a third court battle to save it.
A Kapiti councillor censured for breaking the rules says the council's code of conduct is not democratic.
Kapiti's rating system would change, creating "winners and losers", and it would lose its community boards under a proposal to make the region a super-city.
Heavy rain which caused flooding in the Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua and Manawatu ease but some roads are still affected.
Moves to stop traffic heading in the wrong direction are under way, as drivers avoid taking the long route out of Waikanae railway station.
Police are appealing for sightings of a silver 4WD that fled the scene of a crash near Foxton.
Kapiti Coast District Council will stick with alphabetical listings for candidates in the by-election to fill the vacant Waikanae ward.
Councillors will stick with a programme to drag the Kapiti Coast District Council out of its District Plan quagmire.
Raumati residents are fighting to stop a reserve on their quiet cul-de-sac being turned into a road.
Kapiti College students feed needy for doco
Budding film-maker Mason Cade Packer is already making a name for himself, with his short film shot in Chicago and Wellington winning a national film challenge.
Police treating death of man found near car on Kapiti Coast as suspicious.
Talk has turned to upgrading Waikanae and Paraparaumu town centres after the Kapiti expressway is completed.
Thieves who took vintage phone box may have raided volunteer group for a second time.
The format for the by-election to fill the vacant Waikanae ward seat will be decided by councillors today.
Sheep rustlers have left a grisly find for walkers on a popular walkway as theft numbers spike from Otaki to Foxton.
Kapiti's council looks to dump contentious coastal property controls in district plan due out today.
More children have reported being approached by a stranger who tried to coax them into his car in Horowhenua.
Unimaginable poverty in Kenya has spurred a Kapiti couple to help with fundraiser fun run in Wellington.
A $30 million upgrade of Haywards Hill Rd, connecting Kapiti to the Hutt Valley, is not good enough say critics.
Plans for a multi-million dollar gateway to Kapiti Island appear to be dead in the water.
A Kapiti Coast man has died after being hit by a car on State Highway 1 north of Wellington.
Demand for black-market Christmas dinners could be behind a rash of livestock thefts, police say.
After a decade of sculpting in a friend's garage, Tracey McCarthy has unveiled her work.
Ian Cassels' project opposed
A Wellington developer has sparked a fight with residents over a multimillion-dollar project that will see three-storey rental apartments in the suburbs.
Wellington City Mission is using eftpos machines to collect donations leading up to Christmas and hopes the initiative will raise an extra $100,000.
Palmerston North City councillor offers an alternative to saving the Capital Connection.
Police have charged a Kapiti barista for stealing nearly $3000 and falsely reporting a robbery.
An $8.7 million home for art and literature looks to be delayed as the council and supporters grapple with cost hikes.
The $47,000 resurfacing of slippery changing room floors will see Coastlands Aquatic Centre closed for four days.
Helps to get cancer victim back on his feet
A Raumati teen has had his foot re-attached backwards in place of a knee, but he now needs a prosthetic leg to enable him to run, jump and play.
Drug dogs are so finely tuned they can sniff out a few cannabis seeds in a bag of smelly sports gear.
Film producers have different strengths, Tainui Stephens said, seated on the back deck of his Otaki Beach home, with his laptop, his handrolled cigarette and an excellent coffee.
Friends and teachers lend support to the family of 13-year-old killed in a car crash on Monday.
Man tried to coax a 13-year-old girl into his car in Levin, in what police describe as a ''sinister incident''.
A toll on Transmission Gully could force motorists back on to Porirua roads, say councillors.
Armed police surrounded a house in Paraparaumu on Tuesday evening after a woman was reportedly threatened.
Man sentenced to community work in connection with stolen Girl Guide biscuits.
Otaki's surf lifesavers are calling for online help as they seek to win a new boat and put their ageing inflatable craft out to pasture.
The head of the region's economic growth agency was scorched by councillors as he fronted on Thursday over Kapiti's clean tech failure.
MacKays Crossing will include a Maori title in its name in a proposal sparked by a local park group.
Police are reviewing CCTV footage of an alleged gang brawl in Levin last week.
From Wellington to Kapiti on foot
About 80 people are walking from Wellington city to the Kapiti Coast as part of a disaster preparation exercise.
Searchers have found a body they believe is the man they have been searching for in Tararua Forest Park.
Police have found a backpack and rifle in their search for a man missing in the Tararua Ranges.
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