KAROLINE TUCKEY - Kapiti ObserverGoodman Contractors were named Kapiti Horowhenua Business of the Year at the Electra Business Awards on Friday.
New laws tightening booze placement in supermarkets are being tested in a case against a Kapiti store.
The rollout of water meter billing has sparked concerns there could be more glitches in a system that was hit by problems in trials.
A Mexican restaurant in Kapiti has closed due to the area's 'dirty undercurrent', says its owner.
Ten calves are dead after being skittled by two trucks on State Highway 1 north of Wellington.
A 6km sealed cycleway through Queen Elizabeth Park has been given the go-ahead.
Man arrested after allegedly travelling at 180kmh during a police chase.
A kindergarten chook beaten to death was so tame it may have allowed the killer to pick it up.
Barista who claimed she was forced to floor in a coffee cart robbery made the incident up, police say.
Community pressure will see boosted safety measures at a pedestrian refuge - the site of four smashes on a busy stretch of Kapiti highway.
A honey-themed Kapiti gift store is shutting up shop after 19 years, its owner saying a tough retail climate is to blame.
Kapiti's councillors have dumped coastal property controls from the district's proposed development rulebook.
A rail bell pinched from Paekakariki and carried through wartorn Africa and Italy has returned - again - to its home at the town's old station.
Firefighters responded to a slew of storm related call-outs in Paraparaumu on Monday as high winds ripped materials off buildings, threw property about, and caused power cuts.
A Te Horo lavender farm has added five new medals to their awards cabinet.
300-year-old books donated to town's book fair
The hunt's on for the owner of two ancient and rare books mysteriously donated to a Kapiti book fair.
Peg Griffin, believed to be NZ's oldest resident, remembered for wicked sense of humour.
A man has been arrested after fingerprints were lifted from a stolen box of Girl Guide biscuits.
A barista is traumatised after being forced to the floor of a coffee cart during a robbery on State Highway 1 in Otaki yesterday.
Kapiti's long sought after local road has reached the end of the road.
Frustrated Paraparaumu residents say canada geese are the neighbours from hell - covering parks, playgrounds and pavements with poo, holding loud gatherings day and night, dumping waste in waterways and posing the risk of bringing down an aeroplane.
A highway landmark in Te Horo has a new owner but his identity and a new venture for the site are being kept under tight wraps.
Neighbours of a derelict Raumati house gutted by fire in June are frustrated the asbestos-clad building has not been demolished.
A teenage Kapiti dancer thriving despite the challenges of Asperger's Syndrome is among a small field of national finalists in the Attitude Awards.
Plans for a $268,000 water play area in Otaki have gone on a "slow down" over concerns the cash could be better spent on other projects.
Angela Johnston first picked up a cigarette as a 13-year-old in the 80s, a decade, she says, when smoking was considered "glamorous".
Man charged after he shows police where he stashed a stolen gun and booze.
Top music mag Billboard could be about to feature a piece on the musician behind the banned Planet Key song.
Police call for help identifying man caught on security footage after two daylight thefts.
Kapiti beauty aims to dispel pageant myths
The pageant queen from Waikanae is ready to take on the world, nay, universe.
Girl Guides group leader says whoever stole stock of fundraising biscuits stooped pretty low.
A loud boom heard and felt from Paraparaumu to Te Horo was a military exercise, police say.
Kapiti's new 60-hectare reserve could become a 3km sealed competition track with wetland areas.
A troubleshooting report on $1.1 million in council loans to a defunct charitable trust has been removed from the council's website, before being returned yesterday.
Delaying a fix for "unsafe" roadside highway barriers has put road users at risk, a Levin cyclist says.
Otaki candidates' views on health, youth and public transport.
History could be made after Saturday's election, if Jack McDonald, 21, ascends from chairing the Paekakariki Community Board to a seat in parliament.
Mana candidates quizzed on two big issues for the district.
Paramedics enjoy the delights of Sue Kaye's baking, which is her way of thanking Welllington Free Ambulance for the work they do.
Corrosion at the new Coastlands Aquatic Centre will cost Kapiti council $26,000 to fix.
Two Otaki volunteer firefighters remain in hospital, one in a coma, after a crash last week.
Kapiti and Mana election candidates talk about the pressing issues for the area.
The first sod finally has been turned on the $850m Transmission Gully nearly a century after it was proposed.
A self-styled advocate is using mobility parks for hours to highlight the lack of parks for people with disabilities.
National's MP for Kapiti has copped a grey blast at a candidates' meeting on seniors policy.
Labour's Rob McCann and National's incumbent Nathan Guy face off for the Otaki electorate seat.
It's Nathan Guy's fourth campaign for the Otaki electorate and he's standing in the middle of the Kapiti expressway route - an expanse of compressed sand - on the spot where the dividing barrier will eventually run, splitting four lanes of traffic down the middle.
Spring blooms are aplenty in the garden of Merle Stevenson, who is preparing for the Kapiti Horticultural Society annual spring flower show.
'Paleo People' pretty popular
A Raumati South cook has been rushed off her feet by demand for her $16-a-loaf grain-free bread.
'Worst nightmare' for fire crew finding colleagues trapped during serious road crash.
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