Bring him joy - bring him votes

BEN STRANG - Kapiti Observer

Waikanae octogenarian Noel Signal is aiming to conquer New Zealand's Got Talent, and become the oldest winner of the show around the world.

A show of warmth in Otaki


Kapiti Observer

Kapiti singer-songwriter Ryan Edwards will play Otaki's Civic Theatre this month in a performance with new band The Truth Tellers.

Ocker treasures

Kapiti Observer

Coasters Musical Theatre's next production Across The Ditch sees two unlikely characters make an appearance on the Coast - Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson.

Dub six divulges EP

Tunes of I

Kapiti Observer

Dub six-piece Tunes of I will unveil songs from their new EP when they play Paekakariki on Saturday.

Story looks back at love

vivienne bailey

Kapiti Observer

Today we feature the work from the runner-up of the Kapiti Libraries Literary Festival creative writing competition.

Ka pai Kapiti author!

te reo award

Otaki writer Tihema Baker has scooped the Best Short Story in Te Reo at the 2013 Pikihuia Maori Writers Awards.

Scoring a novel with a difference

Piano Novel

TALIA CARLISLE - Fairfax Media

Have you ever wanted to know what would happen to a grand piano if it fell two metres from a crane?

Singing the blues

mike garner

Horowhenua Mail

Hot Club Sandwich's Andrew London returns to Tokomaru's Bent Horseshoe Cafe this Saturday with bluesman Mike Garner.

Help a bro out

Yes Bro

A former Otaki College head boy has released a new song with top Kiwi rapper PNC, and is seeking help from locals to shoot a music video.

Paekakariki's winning writer

Maureen Birchfield

Paekakariki's Maureen Birchfield has scooped the top prize in the creative writing competition run as part of the Friends of Kapiti Libraries 2013 Literary Festival.

Jazz kids in the awards - again


BEN STRANG - Kapiti Observer

Kapiti College students have scooped five awards at the New Zealand School of Music Jazz Festival.

Under the Sun mix it up


JOEL MAXWELL - Kapiti Observer

A Horowhenua-Kapiti band that melds musical styles as diverse as reggae, rock and hip hop launches its first EP on Saturday.

Literary festival draws top writers

Kapiti Observer

A writing competition, workshops and talks by accomplished writers are on offer next month at the Friends of Kapiti Libraries 2013 Literary Festival.

Student leads impress

West Side Story

TALIA CARLISLE - Kapiti Observer

Kirke Sawry and Hayley Fordyce impressed audiences last week starring as Tony and Maria in the Kapiti College production of West Side Story.

Happy to be home

Iain Gordon

TALIA CARLISLE - Kapiti Observer

Wellington-based band Fat Freddy's Drop have released five albums in the last 13 years and performed all over the world.

German ensemble to play


Kapiti Observer

An award-winning orchestra of young German musicians will touch down in Waikanae on their first tour to New Zealand.

Art heals mental illness


JOEL MAXWELL - Kapiti Observer

A popular Waikanae artist who uses his art as part of his personal healing process from mental illness has launched an exhibition in Wellington.

Cosy country time


Kapiti Observer

Country duo Rusty and Rose will headline Reikorangi's second Cosy Community Concert this Saturday.

Stamping a mark on history


From Penny Blacks to astrophilately - stamps and their history were on display in Coastlands on Saturday.

Weaving a new way


JOEL MAXWELL - Kapiti Observer

Te Wananga o Raukawa students studying for a Bachelor of Design and Art are exhibiting their work in Otaki Library's art space.