Seniors

Mobility Parks for those who need them only July 22, 2024 Mobility parking spaces around Porirua are there for people who need them most, and to help overcome barriers to accessing services and shops. The parks… ...
Council invite feedback on Cannons Creek Park Closure and Redevelopment July 18, 2024 The Porirua City Council has opened consultation for the temporary closure and redevelopment of Cannons Creek Park, a significant move aimed at enhancing the area… ...
KiwiSaver Balances up, but gender savings gap persists July 12, 2024 By Sonia Speedy New research from Te Ara Ahunga Ora, the Retirement Commission, shows the average KiwiSaver balance was up $4,444 compared to last year,… ...
Funding cuts, lead to difficult decisions July 8, 2024 Column by Hon Barbara Edmonds, MP for Mana. This month, we’ll continue feeling the impact of National’s choice to make everyday life harderfor New Zealanders.Here… ...
MP Edmonds clinic at Aotea Summerset June 10, 2024 Mana MP Barbara Edmonds went onsite to hold one of her popular MP clinics today at the Summerset Retirement Village in Aotea. Mana MP since… ...
Porirua Libraries – Welcome to the Club June 6, 2024 The message from Porirua Libraries is 'Come & join our relaxed, informal monthly book clubs.' At the book clubs you will find lively discussions, fresh… ...
Culinary icon Ruth Pretty moves on May 16, 2024 After 36 years running an internationally renowned Te Horo business, Ruth Pretty has called time. Ruth and her Ōtaki-born husband, Paul Pretty, are retiring, and… ...
Name Release – body located, Titahi Bay May 12, 2024 Police can now release the name of the person whose remains were discovered in Titahi Bay on Wednesday 31 January 2024. Detective Senior Sergeant Hamish… ...
Ukulele Fun at Titahi Bay Library May 5, 2024 Join the fun at the Titahi Bay Library and learn how to play the ukuele. Ten ukulele’s are available to test your skills (or bring… ...
WHY ARE SENIORS NOW HAPPIER THAN THE YOUNG? (April 29, 2024) By Sonia Speedy New Zealand is one of four countries in which the young are getting more unhappy, particularly in comparison to the over 60s,… ...
Porirua overnight A&E may replace Doctors with phone service (April 26, 2024) Health officials in Porirua are considering replacing the overnight doctor at Kenepuru Community Hospital’s accident and medical centre with a telehealth service. It is a… ...
Barbara Edmonds campaigns to keep Kenepuru’s after-hours service open (April 15, 2024) Labour MP for Mana, Barbara Edmonds says it would be disastrous for the critical clinic services at Kenepuru Hospital to close overnight. She says cutting… ...
Seniors choosing adventure over nest eggs (April 14, 2024) By Sonia Speedy The cost of living may be gnawing at our budgets, but seniors are refusing to give up their travel plans, according to… ...
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,… ...
Unexplained death in Levin (November 22, 2023) Detective Senior Sergeant David Thompson says Police are making enquiries into a sudden death in Levin earlier today (Wednesday 22 Nov). Mr Thompson says about… ...
Kapiti Volunteers in the Pink (October 29, 2023) The New Zealand Breast Cancer foundation believes that one day, no one will die of breast cancer, and a big part of that ambition relates… ...
Otaki Electorate Candidates Clash at Southwards Debate (September 28, 2023) In a spirited debate hosted at Southwards, the leading candidates for the Otaki electorate convened to discuss pressing policy issues at the Kapiti Grey Power… ...
Kapiti hears Blitz Kids (September 26, 2023) During World War II while Bristol suffered terrible bombings, 18,000 children were separated from their families. Despite the efforts of authorities, more than half of… ...
Kapiti Grey Power to Host Very Busy Election Candidate Meetings (September 22, 2023) Kapiti Grey Power are again doing their thing, and hosting Election Candidate meetings for the up coming General Elections, and full sets of candidates or… ...
New Zealand Cancer Trial shows massive gains (September 3, 2023)  “Over 700 men die of prostate cancer every year in New Zealand. Current opportunistic PSA testing results in inefficient resource use and inequitable outcomes. While… ...
Gardening and warm homes in Otaki (August 14, 2023) Kapiti Coast Grey Power will host a dual presentation at the Otaki Memorial Hall at 10am on Thursday, August 17. Grey Power President Roger Booth… ...
Kāpiti Sunsets Calendar 2024: Capturing Beauty, Supporting Hospice (August 14, 2023) The Kāpiti community has rallied, raising nearly $35,000 for the Mary Potter Hospice through the Kāpiti Sunsets Calendar initiative. Calendar Boys, Murray Short and Barney… ...
Get the Memo – KiwiSaver for 65+ (July 17, 2023)  By Joel Robinson In July 2019 the New Zealand Government enacted a change to KiwiSaver. Previously restricted, over 65s could now join KiwiSaver. Based on… ...
KCDC Reviews Older-Persons-Housing Portfolio (July 13, 2023) Kāpiti Coast District Council is progressing the first comprehensive review of its older persons’ housing portfolio in 30 years with the objective of ensuring the… ...
Intelligensia turns two – watch out cyber crooks (July 2, 2023) Kapiti based Intelligensia, the local cyber resilience partner has turned two. Jan Thornborough says it’s been an interesting two years. “We’ve learnt that 90% of… ...
Home Care and Health Action Kapiti Survey (June 21, 2023) One of the outcomes of the Kapiti Public Health Meetings held recently was ‘Kapiti seeks a better process for managing the quality of Home Care… ...
Nodding at the Wheel – matter of life and death (June 15, 2023) Kiwi road bosses say driver fatigue really can be a matter of life and death. “People often think that driver fatigue means falling asleep at… ...
Kapiti Home4All offers Green Care support (June 12, 2023) Kapiti based Home4All is a community-based day-care facility aiming to bring pride, joy and respect to people in their early stages of Dementia by inspiring… ...
Mary Potter needs our help (May 19, 2023) The Mary Potter Hospice Street Appeal is on today and this Saturday. On any given day, the hospice services touch the lives of over 250… ...