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  • Hope bird-magnet tree can be saved

    Alarge macrocarpa tree, home to a variety of birdlife, took a hammering during the recent wild weather.

  • OPINION Age Friendly status worth ticking off on checklist

    Today I thought it might be of interest to focus on how New Zealand became a member of the Age Friendly Cities and Communities programme. Although some communities were working in the field of becoming more Age Friendly, New Zealand only joined the network in June 2018, and so became the six hundredth affiliate.

  • Milestone for surf club providing vital support

    The story of Ōtaki Surf Lifesaving Club is a story of community — the club keeping the Ōtaki community safe in out of the water, and of the community providing support to the club to keep it running.

  • OPINION Helpfulness the lasting aftermath of grim tornado

    Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: last week, I appeared in the paper twice — once as a contributor, and once as a photographed victim of a tornado. Funnily enough, the Exploring Kāpiti piece I wrote for last week’s issue of the Kāpiti News was submitted several hours before a tornado struck our property, and the printed photograph of myself, my wife and our incredible neighbours all doing our best to clean up the tornado’s mess was snapped several hours after the strike. The tornado struck our Waikanae Beach home at about 7pm on June 12. In addition to all the rain, wind, thunder and lightning that night, an intense force struck the house. There was a violent shake — almost like an earthquake — then, seconds later, it was over.

  • UTE SALES SLUMP 40PC IN MAY

    Motor Industry Association (MIA) chief executive David Crawford says that May new-vehicle sales were strong given the challenges of “production constraints, weakening market conditions and geopolitical factors”.

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  • Matariki celebration lights up Kāpiti

    Matariki Ramaroa will once again light up Kāpiti with two weekends of extraordinary light sculptures bookending a month-long arts experience including the Māoriland Film Festival.

  • Volunteer honoured for his 39 years

    Not many people have been involved at the Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards longer than John Hook.

  • Pasta of Paris

    EMPHASIZING EASY TECHNIQUE, simple food, and speedy preparation, Everyday French Cooking provides tips, tricks, and shortcuts to make modern French home cooking accessible to any chef.

  • Historic airport land sale found to be a Treaty breach says the Crown

    The sale of a slice of land at Kāpiti Coast Airport many years ago was a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Crown has conceded.

Featured documents

  • Diversional therapist wins top award

    From being a personal assistant to the CEO of Mercedes-Benz in South Africa to studying social work and becoming a registered diversional therapist in Wellington, Kāpiti resident Annelize Steyn is not letting her disability stop her....

  • Whale Song part of bigger vision

    Before the Christmas break I received a gift of a book and a lovely card from well known and dedicated local conservationists, Drs Viola and Phil Palmer....

  • Winning short story competition entries

    Second placeJudge’s comments: Clever and intriguing — a quirky and exhilarating imagined future where books are elevated to their rightful status as high currency, but with the inevitable dystopian elements that come with extreme government control in a capitalist system. The originality and well...

  • Winning short story competition entries

    Second placeJudge’s comments: Clever and intriguing — a quirky and exhilarating imagined future where books are elevated to their rightful status as high currency, but with the inevitable dystopian elements that come with extreme government control in a capitalist system. The originality and well...

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  • Flow of information important as flow of water with reforms COMMENT

    The Government’s Three Waters Reform proposal is a complex beast and there are a range of considerations. These include the financial model underpinning the case for change, and the time and effort to transition to the proposed four water service entity (WSE) model....

  • A natural history

    Established in May 1992, the Kāpiti Marine Reserve was just the fourth in New Zealand to be established, following the Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve in 1975, Poor Knights Islands in 1981 and the Kermadec Islands in 1990....

  • Teenagers share their stories of

    An ordinary urban street is abuzz with foot traffic heading in and out of the Kāpiti Youth Support (KYS) building in Paraparaumu. Inside, lives are being saved....

  • Teenagers share their stories of

    An ordinary urban street is abuzz with foot traffic heading in and out of the Kāpiti Youth Support (KYS) building in Paraparaumu. Inside, lives are being saved....

  • COMMENT Collaboration of partners holds water

    We’ve seen the public conversation around the Government’s Three Waters reform ramp up in recent weeks as councils across Aotearoa have convened to formulate their feedback on the proposed four water service entity model. Kāpiti is no different in this respect but, while much of the conversation...

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