Thousands turn out in for Anzac Day services

Dawn breaks at the Paraparaumu Memorial Arch.

A huge crowd turned out for Paraparaumu's Anzac Day dawn service.

SCL labs for three health boards

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, director of service integration and development for the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Capital and Coast district health boards.

Australian-owned diagnostic health service provider SCLLtd will take over Aotea Laboratories and provide Wellington laboratory services

Legal high call delayed for 'miracle'

Kapiti's council has delayed a decision on where legal highs can be sold in the district.

A decision that would see legal highs sold near a planned Catholic school has been delayed.

Firefighters aiming Sky high

Levin fire fighters will be taking on the stairs at the Sky Tower in Auckland, to fundraise for the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation.

Levin fire fighters have the top of Auckland's SkyTower in their sights.

High-speed chase on beach

A driver led police along the highway, beach and gravel during a high speed chase on the Kapiti Coast.

Fleeing driver led police on a high-speed tour of Kapiti, finally caught on foot on a gravel road.

Gallipoli depicted in miniature detail

Sam Campbell with some of the Gallipoli miniatures painted by Kapiti enthusiasts.

An army of miniatures created for Peter Jackson's Great War exhibition includes work by a Kapiti contingent.

Monteith's Kapiti in liquidation

A notice posted in the doors of Monteith's Kapiti, on March 18.

Staff locked out and left unemployed when Monteith's Kapiti ran dry and then went into liquidation say they feel betrayed they had no forewarning.

Near-fatality won't stop Sky climb

Levin fire fighter Dave McHattie, has battled back from a near-fatal car crash last year, to train for the Sky Tower challenge.

Dave McHattie was in a coma when his colleagues entered him in the Fire Fighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

Kapiti prepares to mark Gallipoli centenary

The Paraparaumu Memorial arch set to host the town's dawn parade on Saturday.

Kapiti is gearing up for commemoration events on Saturday from the north to the south to mark 100 years since the Gallipoli landing.

Kapiti music festival coming

Wellington band Bakers Eddy, who are billed to headline the Kapiti Music Festival in early May.

More than 60 acts are set to wake up New Zealand Music Month in Kapiti.

Finalists named for sports awards

The winners of the Kapiti sports awards will be announced on May 13.

Thirty four finalists from 18 sports have been chosen for the 10th anniversary Pak'n Save Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards.

Legal-high 'buffer' proposed near school

Synthetic drugs would be legally sold only within the zone.

A planned Catholic school and church may affect the proposed zone for legal high sales in Kapiti.

Council backs off land deal

The section of reserve land at the end of Harry Shaw Way that could be sold to the NZ Transport Agency.

Angry residents force council rethink on land sale.

Ebooks fill special needs gap

Off the Page founders Rosemary Emery, left, and Anne Russell.

Ebooks for teens with learning disabilities filling gap in market.

Fulfilling a dying wish to see soldier's grave

160415 news photo: Joel Maxwell/Kapiti Observer: Anzac ancestor Geoff McMillan set to head to England for centenery celebrations.

The English grave of an Anzac soldier will be visited by his family for the first time in a century.

Suspicious fire damages house

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A Levin house been damaged by a fire that police say is suspicious.

Out-of control car hits gas main

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A minor prang turned dangerous when one driver left his car in reverse and was dragged along the road.

Quake-risk project seeks to find fault

A seismic graph of the Pakenham earthquake

New regional mapping for quake risks could see some property owners get a "huge surprise" about what lies beneath.

Paramedic saved by his own staff

Otaki St John Station Officer, Trevor Hunter, who survived a heart attack last year, with assistance from his team.

Otaki man Trevor Hunter would trust his staff with his life - and last year they helped save it.

Hawk's rescue results in small bill

Taneile Hoare with the rescued hawk that underwent lifesaving surgery.

A hawk with an overgrown beak, covered in lice and attacked by pukeko has undergone lifesaving surgery

Car's double flip 'with a twist'

Police said the owner had this car for two weeks before crashing in at Waikane Beach on Friday.

Police are amazed three people are unhurt after their car flipped twice, with branches impaling the windscreen.

Extra training pays dividends

James Corfe, 25, and Fiona Weatherall, 22, after paddling over the Grey River bar during their circumnavigation of the South Island. Sea Kayaking expedition

Kapiti College athlete has forced her way into the NZ team to compete at the world junior canoe sprint championships.

Boy without leg to get bike

Lucas Robins, 5, in the Kapanui School bike area.

Lucas Robins, born without part of his leg, is getting a custom-made bike after successful fundraising drive.

Kapiti could go it alone

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A supercity should be "all or nothing" the Local Government Commission has heard, as it mulls leaving Kapiti out of amalgamating with the rest of Wellington.

Mix-up deprives kids of T-Rex

Manakau School students with the T-rex they built. From left, Liam Roach, 6, Olivia Fogden, 7 and Harriet Georgetti, 7, all said it was "sad" when the dinosaurs didnt come to visit.

Geographical error was to blame when children promised a life-sized T-Rex had to make do with a cardboard model.

Mobility scooter death

It appeared the woman was waiting to cross the road on her mobility scooter.

Elderly woman dies in hospital after car crashes into her mobility scooter in Levin.

Bike, phone stolen at gunpoint

A "chome-looking" gun was used in a robbery in Waikanae, police say.

A masked man has robbed a 20-year-old of his bicycle and phone at gunpoint in Waikanae, police say.

Lucas wants 'to go fast' on a bike

KEEN BIKER: Lucas Robins, 5, in the Kapanui School bike area.

Five-year-old Lucas Robins, born without a calf bone and a deformed thigh bone, has ridden a bike.

Safety of Kapiti roundabout queried video

TIPPED OVER: A large truck rolled onto its side on the Otaihanga roundabout north of Paraparaumu.

Questions are being raised about a Kapiti roundabout,where four trucks have tipped over in the past year.

Highway art planned

MOVING MAMMALS: An impression of Whale Song the type of sculpture that could grace Transmission Gully.

The man who sank a frigate in Cook Strait wants to create a $12 million highway of sculptural significance.

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