One of NZ's first Vietnam War casualties finally laid to rest on home soil video

10/04/2023 MONIQUE FORD / STUFF 
Interred serviceman Sergeant Alastair Don grave @ Ara Tapu Cemetery, ...

Sergeant Alastair Don was remembered as a man who "represented the best of New Zealand armed forces in a difficult war".

Toxic algae covering 60% of Waikanae River site

Waikanae river and estuary. (File photo)

Dangerous levels of the algae have been found in the Waikanae River, prompting a warning for swimmers and dog owners.

Candidate who lost asks for vote recount and loses again

Tītahi Bay resident and conservationist Robyn Smith was running on a Green ticket for the Porirua-Tawa constituency of ...

The Greater Wellington Regional Council candidate believed mistakes were made in the vote count. A judge has disagreed.

Kāpiti Coast District Council adjourns Te Uruhi vote video

District councillors at the Kāpiti Coast have voted to adjourn a motion to end the Kāpiti Gateway project.

A motion to pull the plug on the controversial Te Uruhi/Kāpiti Gateway project at the Kāpiti Coast has been adjourned by the district council by the slimmest of margins.

Kāpiti Coast district councillor wants to pull plug on visitor centre project video

An artist's impression of Te Uruhi/Kāpiti Gateway. (File photo)

The council will vote on whether on the controversial project after the resource consent process ends, but a councillor wants to axe it now.

Whānau alienated from Kāpiti Island

Simon Austin gives evidence to the Waitangi Tribunal about his whānau’s links to Kāpiti Island.

A whānau once had blocks of land on the island but over time were forced to sell by the Crown.

Janet Holborow takes out tight mayoral race in Kāpiti

06102022 Photo: JUAN ZARAMA PERINI/STUFF - Janet Holbrow, elected Kāpiti Coast mayor.

The newly elected mayor says the close result should send a message to the council.

Retiring mayors warn newcomers to ignore the haters video

Two term Kapiti Mayor, K Gurunathan, announced earlier this year he was standing down.

Avoid the trolls, assume nothing and say goodbye to your weekends: outgoing mayors warn of the perils of public office.

Million-dollar council project in doubt, unsupported by mayoral candidates

The view from Clare Holden's house, showing the area right in front which would be turned into a carpark for the Kapiti ...

Residents are calling for a halt to a visitor centre at Paraparaumu Beach, set to cost millions, as it is unlikely to be supported by a new council.

Slip closes key coastal route for at least 10 more days video

31/08/22.KEVIN STENT/STUFF. 31/08/22.KEVIN STENT/STUFF. A slip on State Highway 59 has closed the section of road ...

SH59 between Paekākāriki and Pukerua Bay has been closed since August 21, with one affected business saying it's been the worst week in 11 years.

Missing woman last seen at train station on Kāpiti Coast

Breanna Muriwai was last seen by family members on August 26.

Police have concerns for 22-year-old Breanna Muriwai, who hasn't been seen by family since August 26.

What are Wellington regional council's priorities as local elections loom? video

Wairarapa needs new trains, but the money hasn’t so far been granted in a central Government Budget. Pictured: Masterton ...

In just over a month, 13 people will be chosen from a list of 30 to tackle decisions about transport, environmental protection and emissions reductions.

'Halfway to Kāpiti Island': Man flees into ocean to escape police video

Paraparaumu Beach, where an injured man fled into the ocean this morning in an attempt to escape police.

A homeowner is 'in shock' after the man, who was staying at her house, fought police and had to be 'retrieved' from the water.

Family accuse TSB of 'inhumane' treatment of dying mother

Tungia Kaihau with her family, from left, Maewa, Hinetu, Tainui and Grace outside TSB Bank in Palmerston North.

A family forced to drag their mother off her "deathbed" so she could verify her identity and access her bank accounts says TSB has done nothing to make the process easier.

Scientist who always had the good dirt

Dr Bruce Miller, remembered as a soil scientist who enjoyed Mr Bean and Monthy Python.

OBITUARY: Dr Bruce Miller was a pioneering soil scientist who enjoyed a good laugh.

Race to be mayor of Kāpiti is hotting up

Kāpiti mayoral hopeful Janet Holborow has backing from the Labour Party.

Deputy mayor Janet Holborow has joined race – wide open since K Gurunathanwith announced isn't seeking re-election – alongside two others.

Driverless house bus starts up, travels across road while on fire

Martha the house bus started up and travelled across the road while on fire.

Steve Richards purchased “Martha” to travel with wife Hilda before she died from cancer. He cried as he watched the memories go up in flames.

School investigating allegation of racist remarks at rugby match video

Two Wellington high schools are in discussions after an allegation that racist remarks were made by supporters during a ...

A Kāpiti Coast high school is investigating claims made on social media that its supporters made racist comments to opposition players.

'Access point for adventure' to improve for Ōtaki walkers video

A second slip, left, covered Ōtaki Gorge Rd in December 2021 “days before” the road was to be reopened after slips ...

A new walking track to improve access to Ōtaki Forks has delighted trampers but the council says it will be years before vehicles return to the area.

Kāpiti Island buzzing with honey money

Kāpiti Island Mīere is the only farming allowed on the nature reserve.

Kāpiti Island, regarded as one of our most important bird reserves, is now the home to a succcesful honey business

Huia found in Kāpiti two years after it was stolen

06102021 news photo DAVID UNWIN/STUFF
Members of the Dannevirke Gallery of History arenÕt holding out any hope of ...

The stuffed bird is worth upwards of $15,000 and will be returned to the Dannevirke museum from which it was stolen in 2020.

The coastal community where Lotto luck struck twice in the same draw

Two Lotto players from the Kāpiti Coast have won big in the same draw, scoring $333,000 each. Pictured: Paraparaumu. ...

One couple planned to toast the win with a meal out; the other had a celebratory coffee and "a nice biscuit".

Plant-based food company granted million-dollar Government loan to lift production video

Plant-based food company Kāpiti Sustainable Foods (which sells products under the brand Plan*t) has been granted a ...

“We've got another 2 billion people joining the planet by 2050," the company's owner says. "Our current systems are not sustainable.”

More parking for Kāpiti Escarpment walking track video

The Escarpment Track is a popular 9km walk traversing the hills between Paekākāriki and Pukerua Bay.

An old service station will make way so more people can make use of the popular 'Stairway to Heaven' 9km track.

Kāpiti coastal hazard stoush continue, with mayor refusing to meet residents video

Kāpiti Mayor K Gurunathan, also known as Guru, has asked members of the largest ratepayer group in Kāpiti to take their ...

A ratepayer group is questioning the council's coastal hazard study. But mayor K Gurunathan says they have a “jaundiced interpretation of reality”.

Paving the creative road to Kāpiti video

The Tiaho Mai exhibition in 2021 at Kiwibank Paraparaumu with Creative Manaaki, and Māoriland Toi Matarau Gallery.

Jenna-Lea Philpott looks at the need for creative industry investment across the Wellington region.

Yachts used to traverse the Waikanae River – now it's ankle deep video

The Waikanae River used to accommodate vessels from yachts to paddle boards, but because of built-up gravel and ...

Sediment and gravel, brought downstream by the flow of water, have formed islands for seagulls, and raised the riverbed by more than a metre.

Dilworth tutor given home detention for sexually abusing boys video

Former Dilworth tutor Jonathan Peter Stephens, right, appears via video link at Auckland District Court for sentencing.

Survivor of abuse says it "reverberated through my entire life", as Jonathan Stephens is sentenced to six months' home detention.

Waikanae lawyer announces mayoral bid in Kāpiti

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Chris Mitchell, a lawyer and occasional resource management lecturer at Victoria ...

Frustrated by council inaction and residents' groups being shut out of decision-making, Chris Mitchell is making a bid for the top job.

Coroner: Person who died at anti-mandate camp site suspected to have Covid-19 video

Emergency services staff were seen running onto the property where the group is camping on Friday morning.

Paramedics wore protective clothing at Friday's incident on private property, where it is believed a group of Parliament protesters are staying.

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