Kapiti

Regional rates rise signed off

Greater Wellington regional councillor Paul Swain said the rates rise was unavoidable, given investment in projects such ...

Regional council says 5.6 per cent increase needed to fund "big-ticket items".

Council caught with chaps down

There ain't enough space in this town for the both of us. Actually, maybe if we share then there is.

Feltex factory now 'playground'

The old Feltex Carpet Factory site in Foxton.

New owner says site is new ownership group's "playground".

Car almost wiped out by train

Near miss at Mackay's Crossing. This photo was taken from the window of the Kapiti Line train heading south to Wellington.

Wellington train packed with Lions fans abruptly stopped by a car stuck on level crossing.

Court to rule on children's camp

The entrance of the property.

Neighbours say health camp breaches subdivision ban on "commercial" uses.

Council to tackle plunging plants risk

A hanging plant, of the kind that nearly crushed Gus Evans, suspended in the canopy of trees at Wi Parata Reserve, Waikanae.

Council announces start of work to reduce risk of plants falling on walkers.

When justice and democracy collide

Kapiti Coast district councillor David Scott at Porirua District Court. He has been bailed on an indecent assault charge.

Bailed councillor can't attend meetings, and mayor is a witness in case against him.

Guitarist's generosity strikes a chord

Giuseppe Petrella, known to most as Pino, is a celebrated musician in southern Italy and now he's bringing his talent to ...

A chance meeting results in celebrated Italian musician coming to Wellington.

Repairs already on expressway

Repair work has been confirmed to fix "pavement issues" between Waikanae and Paraparaumu.

NZTA confirms work to fix "pavement issues" on new $630m highway.

'Not all solo mums are poor'

Lexi Spiers, a mum of a three year old son, was ticketed with three other single mums for parking in the wrong spaces ...

Single parents, including mum with club feet, get parking tickets as they train to get jobs.

Small-town white powder scare ends

Sitting at the quarantine table, across Otaki's Main St from their business Travelsmart, are owners Ann and Arthur ...

Staff may need decontaminating after mysterious envelope turns up at Kapiti Coast travel agency.

Sevens rookie eyes Makos contract

New Zealand sevens representative Andrew Knewstubb has been included in the 33-strong Tasman high performance squad.

New Zealand sevens player Andrew Knewstubb pushes for Tasman Makos contract.

Indecent assault not guilty plea

Kapiti Coast councillor David Scott faces a charge of indecent assault

Councillor banned from council building after allegedly pressing himself against a female worker.

Wairarapa trains in spotlight

Greater Wellington Regional Council has requested its chief executive to meet KiwiRail to discuss upgrades to the ...

Impatient regional councillors want urgent discussion on upgrades to ailing line.

Big win for Berry

Waitarere surf life savers Maia Kiriona, Teina Kiriona and Nathan Berry keep an eye on the water.

Lifeguard club captain has been with the club for 14 years.

Bashed stepdaughter's rapist

Stepfather who beat rapist was sentenced in court.

A man who bashed his stepdaughter's rapist has avoided jail after his lawyer said he was acting "out of love".

Extra Wairarapa trains for Lions

Train, KiwiRail, Wairarapa, Transdev, GWRC, commuters, rail, Masterton.

Fans around the region get special services when the Lions come to Wellington.

Guilty verdicts at meth retrial

Lewis Padden said his only deals with Helmbright were about fixing Helmbright's cars.

Two men convicted of 2013 drugs charges, at their third trial.

Kiwi superbiker digs deep for funds

Dillon Telford in action in Italy.

As the money runs low, a Kiwi superbike rider in Italy is turning to old-fashioned Kiwi ingenuity.

Love is a three-wheeled bike video

John Darnley says the first time he rolled down the street with Avis on the front of his bike, she loved it.

Husband comes up with an ingenious solution to his wife's loss of mobility.

Drug code unpicked

Clint Helmbright was previously convicted of dealing methamphetamine but said he was not guilty of the charges now ...

Conversations did not make sense unless a code was being used for drugs, Crown says.

The best cat in New Zealand video

Dixykatz Ferrero Milch-Schnitte - otherwise known as Parker - gives his best look of surprise after he and owner Lesley ...

Think your cat's the best? Well bow down before Parker, the top cat in NZ.

Fire thought to be deliberately lit

Six fire crews attended the incident at Kapiti College on Tuesday night.

A fire that starting in the boys changing rooms at Kapiti College is a suspected arson.

Hedge gets council chop video

The Osborne's giant hedge after getting a chop on Wednesday.

Vince Osborne says council cut back his controversial hedge in a "rapid, sneak attack".

Fire at Kapiti College

Emergency services from around the were on hand to locate the fire quickly. (File photo)

The fire service were alerted to smoke coming from the gymnasium shortly before 9pm.

Delays clear north of Wellington

Delays between Levin and Otaki have cleared [file photo].

Traffic delays between Levin and Otaki have cleared.

No more hedging bets

Vince Osborne and the macrocarpa hedge in Te Moana Rd, Waikanae Beach, planted by his grandfather in the 1930s.

It's been hacked, barricaded and poisoned, and now the giant Waikanae hedge is getting the chop.

Apology over Moose on bus

Moose is trained to detect the early signs of Edgecombe having a panic attack.

Student needs her assistance dog, but driver says only blind people can travel with dogs.

'Pavement issues' on expressway video

The Kapiti expressway north of Wellington has only been open for a few months, but is already starting to discolour and ...

New expressway north of Wellington may need repairs just three months after opening.

Lions tour: Selling NZ by the yard

One of the Lions supporters' campervans leaves the Interislander ferry during the 2005 tour.

Got a backyard to spare? You could get $100 a night for renting it to campervans.

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