Kapiti-Observer

Town centre meetings to be held

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

A discussion on connecting natural assets with its transport connections will be a focus of town centre meetings in Paraparaumu.

US-NZ relations 'remain strong' video

US Marines stood by NZ Soldiers at a Memorial Day ceremony in Paekakariki.

How close are New Zealand and the United States? The US ambassador met with Paekakariki locals to discuss just that.

McBride makes 150

Paraparaumu first five-eighth Sonny McBride kicks during the 2015 premier final against Waikanae.

Sonny McBride's Paraparaumu rugby team has dominated the Horowhenua-Kapiti club scene for the past decade. Now, the long-serving first-five-eighth has an individual accolade to add to his collection.

School lockdown error

Police were called to Waikanae School on Thursday afternoon, after what proved to be a false intruder alarm.

Text that sparked false alarm was sent by a salesperson pitching app service to another school.

Railway would be electrified under Green

Green transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.

The railway line between Waikanae and Palmerston North would be electrified under the Green Party's freight policy announced this week.

Pool food options questioned

Kapiti resident Nina Mariette at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre. Mariette is concerned about the food stocked at the ...

The Kapiti Coast District Council's decision to stock foods high in sugar and fat at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre has been questioned by a resident. 

Following in the marines' footsteps

American Porfirio Navarro's painting of US marines against a New Zealand landscape is being used as part of a heritage ...

Walkers now have a chance not to just remember the US Marines based in Kapiti, but to see how they lived.

KiwiRail 'may shut Palmerston line'

NZ First leader Winston Peters says KiwiRail are looking to close rail tracks in Manawatu.

 Winston Peters claims to have inside information that KiwiRail may close Palmerston North rail line.

Arts centre on track

Kapiti College alumni Katherine Corich, recipient of the United Kingdom New Zealander of the Year award in 2015.

Businesswoman backs performing arts centre as base for business innovation.

Kapiti lifeguards sweep awards

Otaki Surf Life Saving Club members Felix Crowe, Isacc Hyde and Justine Fleming at Otaki Beach. The trio won awards at ...

The Otaki Surf Life Saving Club and Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards have been recognised for their work and performances on the water this season.

Triumphant return for Price

Kapiti's Zac Jensen, right, on the attack against Shea Cracknell of Hawke's Bay during their bout at the Palmerston ...

A Kapiti man's three-year hiatus from boxing ended with a win on points in Palmerston North over the weekend.  

Whiti Te Ra takes Wellington by storm

Whiti Te Ra hooker and captain Manaia Osborne scoots out of dummy half during his side's 30-18 win over the Randwick ...

Fitness, togetherness and family values have inspired an Otaki-based rugby league team's sustained success, and this year's breakout campaign in Wellington.

Kapiti woman uncovers family history

Anne Smith with a photograph showing her uncles, from left, Herbert, Walter and Jack Thornley, all of whom died during WWII.

It began with a photograph.

Cellist wins lead solo opportunity

Kapiti cellist Lavinnia Rae, performs her winning piece in the Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, concerto ...

Cellist wins starring role with orchestra at Michael Fowler Centre.

$4500 bike stolen in smash and grab

A blue and yellow Merida One-Sixty 7.900 mountain bike with full suspension, like this one, has been stolen from the ...

Police are appealing for sightings of a "distinctive" mountain bike stolen in a smash and grab on Saturday night.

Half of school still at home

20 Waiopehu College staff aren't coming back while they wait for the results of a blood test to prove they are immune to ...

Half the students and 20 staff remain at home after a Levin school was closed due to a measles outbreak.

Mental wellness improves cancer survival

Otago University of Wellington cancer researcher Dr Ruth Cunningham.

Researchers probe mental illness, cancer survival link.

Measles shuts second school

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adult, antibodies, boy, chickenpox, child, ...

Second measles case confirmed at Levin schools.

Playing piano for Nepal

Musician and Writer Gilbert Haisman, pictured, is performing a new show in June.

A new show from Kiwi pianist and writer extraordinaire Gilbert Haisman, will raise money for Nepal recovery.

Man to appear after service station collision

Mobil service station on Amohia St, where two cars collided this morning.

A man will appear in court charged with driving while suspended, after colliding with another vehicle at a Kapiti service station.

Clean up, or clear out

Residents of permanent fixtures at the Foxton Beach campground have been told to pay for their own relocation or leave ...

They've been there for five years, but now they've been told to make way for redevelopment.

Measles case shuts school

Waiopehu College, in Levin, has asked students to provide proof of two MMR vaccinations before returning to school on ...

Waiopehu College in Levin bans unvaccinated students from returning for a week.

Kapiti College win short film competition

The Kapiti College pupils who won the Roxy5 work on a project.

Move over Sir Peter: a group of students from Kapiti College have won the Roxy5 Short Film Competition.

Otaki crew world champions

All-girls' waka ama crew Team Aumangea during their v6 1000m final at the World Elite Sprint Championships, where they ...

An Otaki waka ama crew have won a shock gold medal at the world championships. after finishing fifth at nationals in the same event.

Controversial Waikanae signs to be installed

The winning design for new Waikanae town entrance signs, expected to be installed in the next few months.

Controversial new Waikanae town entrance signs are to be installed soon, with a special grant approved to fund them.  

Extended ambulance service keeps patients at home

Wellington Free Ambulance Urgent Community Care paramedics Emily Powell, front, and Sheena Napier, at the temporary ...

Thousands of Kapiti patients have avoided a trip to hospital thanks to an in-home medical service, which started here.

Wanted man could be in Otaki

Police are seeking Samuel Wilkinson, who may be in Kapiti.

Team, individual success for canoe polo players

Generation Y canoe polo player Paris Pidduck during her team's victorious national league campaign earlier this year.

The Otaki Canoe Polo Club's success at regional level has contributed to the region's contingent selected to contest the world championships.

Businesswoman announces mayoralty bid

Angela Buswell, pictured at the 2015 Kapiti and Horowhenua Business Awards, where Superminx won the retail award.

An Otaki-based woman says her desire to grow small businesses and unite council is behind her bid for the Kapiti mayoralty.

Kapiti Coast's stunning new trail stuff nation

Walking the 40 metre swing bridge along Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay trail.

Easily accessible, the newest section of the Te Araroa trail offers amazing views and a decent workout.

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