Police will clamp down on trucks working on the Kapiti expressway after a string of complaints and a rock spill.
A rare painting by artist Frances Hodgkins has been rediscovered thanks to a Kapiti gallery exhibition.
Raumati's Marine Gardens has drifted without a legal reserve classification for 37 years, it has been revealed.
A weekly market has been set up especially for Kapiti's elderly.
A new Easter show adds another art and craft event to the Horowhenua-Kapiti calendar, and brings together the old and the new.
The sun, earth and moon aligned across 149,600,000 kilometres, before a cloud blew across the Tararua Range and ruined Levin's view.
A large quantity of butchered sheep body parts found on the beach at Te Horo has stumped police.
A project that provides sleek new laptops at low cost to Otaki College students was launched on Friday.
The NZ Transport Agency will be monitoring traffic levels over the long weekend and potentially closing Otaki's Mill Rd.
In the lead-up to Anzac Day, reporter Karoline Tuckey speaks with the daughter of the only New Zealand chaplain killed in active service during World War II about the legacy of his sacrifice.
Otaki teen Georgia Groen has defended her title as the world's best women's trick skier.
KAY BLUNDELL - Kapiti Observer
An elderly Otaki couple have spoken of their relief as an Environment Court judge withdrew charges laid against them by Kapiti Coast District Council for felling native trees on their property.
JOEL MAXWELL - Kapiti Observer
Capital and Coast DHB is refusing to reveal the cost of a new computer system delayed for eight months to iron out software security concerns.
More traffic lights will be added to a strip of Kapiti Rd in a $2.1 million revamp to prepare for the planned expressway interchange.
KAY BLUNDELL - Kapiti Observer
Writer Patricia Grace has won her second court battle against the Crown seizing her ancestral land in Waikanae for the Kapiti expressway.
JOEL MAXWELL - Kapiti Observer
Human remains found in the path of Kapiti expressway were likely precolonial and have been shifted, the NZ Transport Agency says.
It could be some time before Andrew Morrison gets back on a bike for any great length of time.
Children and staff at Kapiti Primary School are puzzled as to why anyone would try to burn down their playground or classrooms.
A man's body has been found in Queen Elizabeth Park after a police search.
A veteran Kapiti sports organiser has lashed out at what he says are overly strict rules at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre.
Kapiti should dump the coastal hazard section from its proposed District Plan, says review.
A Kapiti teen bled to death after being beaten in an "alcohol fueled violence" zone in Paraparaumu.
Kapiti school dismayed at $5000 of damage
Children and staff at Kapiti Primary School are puzzled as to why anyone would want to burn down part of their playground.
Police gave a driver the key to a stolen vehicle before he led them on a 29km chase, its owner says.
A former Kapiti businessman is raising money to assist with cleaning up a Raumati property after a fire earlier this year.
A deliberately lit scrub fire ripped through a Raumati hillside on Saturday, coming within 25 metres of a technology centre.
An independent panel has found Kapiti's contentious coastal hazard lines ''not sufficiently robust'' to be used for planning purposes.
Thursday's council meeting was stopped and police called after a public speaking stand-off.
Paekakariki's community board has renewed calls for the town's 70kmh highway limit to be extended after discovering plans for the work were cancelled.
Public comment is being sought on how geographic zoning should be applied to Kapiti College enrolments, with the school and ministry split over whether to include Waikanae students.
Police ask for vigilance against opportunistic burglars
Thieves looting rural houses near Otaki have prompted police to ask for extra vigilance, while a spike in burglaries has also been seen in Waikanae.
The Environment Court has rejected a bid by a high-profile property developer's company to pave the way for a Paraparaumu main street beside the Kapiti expressway.
Garden designs by 14 Kapiti schools will be included in sustainability show
Travis Wood, 9, and Bridget Lindsay- Hedley, 12, have been spending their lunches designing a vegetable, bee and butterfly garden for this weekend's Sustainable Home & Garden Show. The show is at Kapiti Primary School, and the children are among a group of 18 from the school who volunteered to help out with the garden.
Otaki has been ranked second in a list of 10 of destinations in the Asia region to visit.
Some Kapiti rural residents face a rates hike of 8.95 per cent.
A Kapiti runner has shot to fame in the trail running scene after beating a world class field in her first major event.
Blokes' shed enthusiasts were ushered through a workshop treasure trove on Saturday as part of their national conference.
The Environment Court has rejected a bid to pave the way for a Paraparaumu main street beside the Kapiti expressway.
Thieves looting rural houses near Otaki have prompted police to ask for extra vigilance.
Kapiti residents are being asked for their views on the sale of alcohol.
The stars will be out in Otaki later this month at a new film festival that promises to attract some big names in film-making.
Conservationists are at odds with the council over a large tree they say is affecting efforts to replant Waikanae riverbank.
A series of fires north of Otaki came within metres of a pine forest, which would could have sparked a major blaze, a firefighter says.
Kapiti was left off the invite list for a secret mayoral meeting to air supercity concerns.
Driver walks away from horror smash
A driver is virtually unharmed after he crashed his car, flipping five times, at the new Masterton Motorplex.
With the electric rail link to Otaki being thrown off the track, a diesel option could connect the region's ''leper cousin'' to its closest southern relative.
KAROLINE TUCKEY - Horowhenua Mail
An exhibition of paintings by a Levin artist depicts many beautiful buildings from the town, some long gone.
Council estimates to upgrade the disused Raumati Pool have ballooned too $1.6m, stalling the project.
A Kapiti cat caught up in its own collar has been rescued after surviving on the hop in the wild for some time. Now SPCA hope to reunite her with her owner, to speed her recovery.
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