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  • Teaching artists to find their own voice

    PROLIFIC CHILDREN’S AUTHOR and illustrator Donovan Bixley has just released a new title that is uniquely him. Draw Some Awesome is an interactive book engages both beginners and more experienced artists, regardless of their age, giving them the tools they need to find their own drawing style.

  • A place for adventure away from digital world

    INSPIRING TWINS Amber and Serena Shine on strength, survival and a lifetime seeking adventure.

  • Scientists made real

    The Premonition: A Pandemic Story

  • Take time to take care

    CARE: The Radical Art of Taking Time

  • OPINION Getting around as we get older is a concern

    We all have one thing in common. We are all ageing. When we were younger, we seldom thought about getting older but it does catch up with us all. That said, as an older person with a bit of a disability, I now have to accept that I can’t get about as easily as I used to. Accessibility has become a major issue. This then begs the question: do we regard Kāpiti as a district with a good level of accessibility throughout? Is it easy for those with mobility issues to get from their homes to wherever they want and indeed need to go? What about mobility parking spaces at our destination?

  • Businesses chip in for charity

    Fifty-six golfers took part in the Century 21 Pink October Golf Day held at Kāpiti Golf Club recently.

  • Talk shares passion for our favourite pollinators bees

    Professor Phil Lester has a passion for all six-legged creatures, but especially for bees.

  • On the trail of most glorious gardens

    The Raumati South Residents Association garden trail takes place next month.

  • Botanical ‘friends’ feature in Kāpiti Arts Trail show

    Such is the affection that local abstract painter Tania Dally has for the rich plant life in Kāpiti, she has called her latest botanical series Some of my best friends are plants.

  • Homeowner has foot in the door

    Andrew Sweetman’s advice to first home buyers vying for a KiwiBuild home is don’t give up — he didn’t and now the former Hamiltonian can’t wait to move into his new house, being built in Auckland’s new Roskill South neighbourhood.

Featured documents

  • Highlander goes hybrid

    For those outside of the automotive industry, the Government’s proposed Clean Car Standard might not mean much, but for those on the inside, it’s a rather large deal. Attempting to explain the standard within 100 words or less is almost impossible, so I’m not going to attempt it. As a consumer, all ...

  • 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....

  • Society challenges tender process, council responds

    The Kāpiti Coast District Council has responded to a press release by the Kāpiti Improvement Society which was critical of a council press release (published in last week’s edition) about seeking a lead contractor for the Te Uruhi development at Paraparaumu Beach....

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Decision on future of waste centre days away

    The future of the Waikanae Greenwaste and Recycling Centre will be determined at an extra important Kāpiti Coast District Council meeting this month....


    Vote for Top ShopThe entrants for the Top Shop Awards, as part of the Electra Business & Innovation Awards, are locked in. The Top Shop Awards are an opportunity for the public to get involved in the judging process of the Electra Business & Innovation awards. With the support of Vodafone...

  • Why has the world run out of chips?

    The automotive sector is running out of chips that help with technology like in-car infotainment systems....

  • Firefighter’s 40 years of service recognised Fatal accidents among the worst memories

    Ash Richardson has all the stories....

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