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5th March 2024

Summer Concert Series March 5, 2024 Ticket Information Free Admission Dates Sat 16 Mar 2024, 2:00pm–3:00pm Let the uplifting melodies of Trust Porirua City Brass Band be the soundtrack to your… ...
Pīwakawaka brighten up Whitby and Aotea March 5, 2024 Artist Helen Bland last week added to the collection of colourful Chorus cabinets around Porirua City by painting a beautiful Pīwakawaka/Fantail mural on cabinets in… ...
Porirua City Council reminding residents how to recycle right at the kerb March 5, 2024 From today, most New Zealanders can now recycle the same things from home. These changes are part of the Government’s move to standardise household kerbside… ...
Waitangi Day set to showcase Porirua March 5, 2024 Porirua’s Waitangi Day celebrations will feature food, music, activities and waka tours. This year’s event at Te Rauparaha Park on Tuesday 6 February, from midday… ...
Porirua City Council moves to pre-order system for its 200L water tanks March 5, 2024 Due to extremely high demand for 200 litre water tanks, Porirua City Council is establishing a pre-order system. In the past six weeks, Council has… ...
Shared path over Waikanae River taking shape March 1, 2024 This week contractors completed four of five crane lifts at the Waikanae Bridge on old State Highway 1. The clip-ons, made of lightweight composite materials,… ...
High-risk toxic algae in Waikanae River at old State Highway 1  February 28, 2024 Red alert level warnings for toxic algae are in place for the Waikanae River at the old State Highway 1, Kāpiti. Toxic algae, or cyanobacteria,… ...
Police release name of deceased Raumati woman February 27, 2024 Police say they can now release the name of the woman who died at Raumati Beach on Thursday 15 February. "She was 79-year-old Ellen Ellis,… ...
Minimum Wage increase from 1 April 2024 February 22, 2024 Kapiti employment recruitment company Star People is advising employers to have payment systems in place to meet the new minimum wage that starts on April… ...
Title Search vital in House sales February 19, 2024 Often taken for granted, a Title Search on a property for sale can reveal mysteries, traps and the unexplained. When looking to buy or sell… ...

Police confirm death at Raumati Beach February 17, 2024 Police say they can confirm a person has died following a water related incident off Raumati Beach, Kapiti Thursday evening. Police say Emergency services responded… ...
Suspected avian botulism cases in Waimanu Lagoons February 16, 2024 A number of dead waterfowl have been removed from Waimanu Lagoons, Waikanae. It’s suspected that avaian botulism, a disease that causes paralysis and death in birds and… ...
Pay Cut for lowest earners February 14, 2024 The news was all bad for minimum wage earners as Stats NZ show they have an effective pay cut. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is calling… ...

Kapiti celebrates International Women’s Day February 13, 2024 Kapiti Women in Business are hosting guest Speaker Rosie Overcomer, as well as MC Catherine Scullin for this years International Women's Day Lunch on Friday… ...
Man arrested following car break-ins across Kapiti Coast February 13, 2024 Police have arrested a 34-year-old man following a spate of car break-ins across the Kapiti Coast. A search warrant was executed and further enquiries following… ...
Body located Otaki Gorge February 7, 2024 Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Thompson says a body has been located by members of the public while hunting in dense bush in the Otaki Gorge… ...

History Panels dedicated at Waikanae Estuary (January 31, 2024) By Michael Moore Wild, wet and blustery weather, couldn't dampen the spirits of those attending the dedication of the Waitangi interpretive panels at the Waikanae… ...
Rotorua visitors win Parkwood Kapiti Petanque Open Doubles (January 29, 2024) Marlene Barker reports The nationally ranked petanque doubles duo Alan Fletcher and Andre Noel from Rotorua triumphed at the hotly contested Parkwood Kapiti Open Doubles,… ...
Reikorangi Country Fair here to stay (January 28, 2024) Large crowds turned out on Sunday to enjoy the Reikorangi Country Fair. This was the genuine article for country fairs with pet parades, gumboot throwing,… ...
Reikorangi Country Fair – Sunday, all welcome (January 25, 2024) The Reikorangi Residents Association present the Country Fair, Sunday 28th January – be entertained with Music from 11:00 am, enjoy Devonshire Tea and a sausage,… ...
Waikanae Bridge protest calls for action (January 22, 2024) Otaki MP Tim Costley addressed a crowd protesting the closure of the southern lane across the Waikanae Bridge which is planned to be in place… ...
Kapiti says no to Clip On traffic Chaos (January 21, 2024) By KCNews reporters Kapiti Coasters have had a hectic time of it over the last few years with major disruptions from roadworks and the saga… ...
Cops nail burnout hoons (January 19, 2024) Four people have had their vehicles seized by police after burnout incidents in the Ōtaki area. Each of the four had their vehicle impounded for… ...
Kids Market 1st anniversary a huge success (January 19, 2024) The first anniversary of the Otaki Kids Market in January 2024 was a huge success, boasting over 50 stalls operated by 80 enthusiastic tamariki and… ...
Kāpiti residents enjoy a summer free of water restrictions (January 18, 2024) While parts of the Wellington Region are facing water woes, Kāpiti Coast residents are enjoying a water-restriction-free summer thanks to sound investment in the district’s… ...
Arrest made following firearms incident (January 12, 2024) Today Police executed a search warrant at a Porirua address and arrested a man in relation to a firearms incident in Porirua on Thursday 11… ...
Whitireia Park is closed as fire Investigated (January 12, 2024) Whitireia Park is closed to the public until at least Wednesday 17 January as Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) continues to bring a fire… ...
Foxton Pools to reopen with a splash (January 11, 2024) A refreshed Foxton Pools will open with a blessing, ribbon cutting ceremony and a community party on Tuesday 23 January 2024. After the revamped facility… ...
Woman Lost then found in Kapiti (January 10, 2024) Yesterday Police called for help in finding a woman reported missing from her home in Paraparaumu Beach. Tonight Police say they are pleased to report… ...
Light Keeping by Adrienne Jansen (December 31, 2023) Reviewed by Karen McMillan Creative writing teacher, novelist and poet Adrienne Jansen releases her sixth novel, Light Keeping, a moving and tender novel that draws… ...
Kāpiti opts for sinking lid on pokies (December 28, 2023) There will be no additional pokie machines added to those already in Kāpiti following the adoption of a sinking lid policy. Kāpiti Coast District Council… ...
Nga Manu Nature Reserve – sharing the Love of Nature (December 28, 2023) Christmas may have passed but the spirit of giving is still alive and well. Ngā Manu Nature Reserve is inviting the community to embrace this… ...
Greater Wellington issues infringement notices for wastewater plant odours (December 28, 2023) Greater Wellington has taken action against Wellington Water Limited, Veolia New Zealand Limited, Upper Hutt City Council and Lower Hutt City Council for discharging offensive… ...
Residents encouraged to store emergency water over the holiday period (December 28, 2023) Storing emergency water over the Christmas and New Year period should be a priority for residents in the Greater Wellington region, says Wellington Region Emergency… ...
El Rancho hosts Camp Purple Live 2024 (December 28, 2023) On 9 January, 71 children and teens and 25 young adult volunteers will be arriving at El Rancho in Waikanae for a six-day camp on… ...
Hoop Club gets underway (December 28, 2023) Basketball is taking off again in Kapiti with plenty on offer in the New Year. Hoop Club Kapiti’s Adult Summer Social Basketball League gets underway… ...