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Stand Look to Reinstate Otaki Children’s Health Camp

Earlier this year, it was found that the Otaki Children’s Health Camp was at risk of closing down due to a lack of funding. The camp hadn’t seen an increase in Government funding since 2009 and was unlikely to see one in the near future.

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Kapiti Family Express

Come along and take a ride on a real heritage steam train! On Sunday the 10th of June, steam train rides will be operating between Paraparaumu and Paekakariki. The trip takes about 45 minutes and is family friendly – what a fun activity to spend

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Kapiti Hockey Quiz Night

Kapiti Hockey club will be hosting its Kapiti Hockey Quiz Night on Saturday the 9th of June, from 7 – 9.30 pm. The quiz will be held at Kapiti College, Raumati. It is expected to be a really fun night filled with trivial banter, drinks,

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Kapiti Brothers Create New Camera Gimbal

Kapiti brothers Geoffrey and Jimmy Desborough have recently released their new camera stabilization and protection product ONYX on Kickstarter. The ONYX is a three-axis camera gimbal that keeps a camera stable when it’s being moved. Built to be lightweight and protect the camera it can

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Kapiti Girls Take Barbershop Win

Barbershop regionals were held on Thursday the 24th of May at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. Groups from a number of different schools competed against each other for a placing. The best acts would be selected to go through to Nationals, held in Tauranga. Kapiti

Kapiti Projects get funded by Creative Communities

Fourteen groups and individuals will benefit from the first set of Creative NZ funding this year. Just over $20,000 was awarded by the council’s grant allocation committee on the recommendation of Council’s Creative Communities Committee. Cr Mark Benton said that the Creative New Zealand funds are

KCDC tells GWRC regional rate increase is excessive

Several councillors joined Mayor Gurunathan in making a case to Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) regarding the “Excessive rates increase”  on behalf of Kapiti residents. “Greater Wellington Regional Council has proposed a 6.7 percent average rates increase across the region in 2018/19, but this amounts to

5 Tips To Stay Warm This Winter

The cost to heat our homes over winter makes up a major portion of our power bill every year. Here are a few easy tips to keep your home warm without getting a massive power bill. 1. Curtains Open all your curtains to let in

In the Footsteps of the Marines

Back in 1942-43 over 15,000 Marines were stationed in three camps north of Paekakariki. They were here to train for the Pacific war against Japan, and, if necessary, defend New Zealand from invasion. On Sunday and Monday, this crucial time in the history of the

Councillor David Scott Found guilty of indecent assault

David Scott, a Kapiti Coast District Councillor has been found guilty of indecent assault. David Scott has been on trial in the Wellington District Court. He was accused of rubbing his genitals against a staff member during a council morning tea in the Paraparaumu offices.

Zeal Musician’s Lounge – Showcasing Our Talented Youth

The fourth round of Zeal’s Musician’s Lounge took place in the Kapiti community center last thursday. Musician’s Lounge is an event where youth can come together as a community and share their music with one another in a warm and encouraging environment.  The night provides

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Kapiti Coast United discover opponents in cups

Both the mens’ and womens’ Kapiti Coast United teams have found out their opponents in the second round of the Chatham Cup and Kate Sheppard Cup respectively. The men will host Waterside Karori at Weka Park, whilst the women go away to Maidstone Park to

Kiwi Legends In Concert

The Kapiti Performing Arts Centre presents Kiwi Legends Tina Cross, Ray Woolf, Paul Ubana Jones, Dennis Marsh, Andrew London and Sam Manzanza, all performing a one night only benefit concert in Kapiti on June 30th. This fantastic concert will be hosted by another Kiwi Legend