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Legal high site option not perfect
The western area of Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu, is the most viable area in the district for the sale of psychoactive products (legal highs), a report for tomorrow's regulatory... more
Concern over new traffic lights
Council has completed basic testing of the new traffic lights at the upgraded Kapiti Rd/Milne Drive/TeRoto Drive intersections and made some minor adjustments, council inf... more
Brothers celebrating freedom
OnNovember 1, 1944, 733 Polish children and 105 adult caregivers from war-gripped Europe sailed into Wellington Harbour, among them brothersGeorge and Tony Juchnowicz. The... more
Tributes flow after tragic death
Akeen boatie died inahorror towing accident in his driveway in Waikanae Beach on Saturday. David Paterson, 65, was killed when he was run over after falling off a tractor ... more
Bell returns home from war prank
APaekakariki station bell, stolen as part ofamischievous prank instigated by two World War Two soldiers in 1941, was finally brought home over the weekend. Installed at th... more
Expressway bridge work starts
Construction of the Mazengarb Rd bridge, which is part of the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway, is underway. The area has been cleared of vegetation and heavy machinery is ... more
Candidate claims discrimination
This year's general election process did not adhere to "the spirit of democracy", according to Independent candidate AmandaVickers, who stood for the Otaki electorate. Vic... more
Candidates face off
Apart from the early years, the Otaki electorate election battleground has been won by either National or Labour. National's Nathan Guy has been the Otaki MP for the last ... more
Swimathon raises funds for neurologi..
Michael Roberts is paying tribute to his uncle in a 40-hour swimathon this month, followingBrian Kennedy's recent passing from what his nephew calls "one of the most horri... more
Emotional journey to see her dad
Waikanae's SuzanneMcPherson reached an emotional end to a vigorous pursuit this year, after an eye-opening journey to Cassino, Italy, where her father lays buried 70 years... more
Donations for Paraparaumu School flo..
EVERY CENT COUNTS: Coastlands Shoppingtown chief executive Richard Mansell gives a $5000 cheque to ASB Paraparaumu premium manager Kylie Chandler-Lyttle, watched on by ASB... more
Donations flood to Paraparaumu Schoo..
The devastating fire that ripped through part of Paraparaumu School has brought in a flood of donations, including about a thousand children's books from South Wairarapa D... more
Cyclist leaves his mark on the indus..
After eight years as president of the Kapiti Cycling Club, local cycling sensation Bob Pratt has stepped down from his role. With over 50 years' experience in the cycling ... more
Transmission Gully project gets gree..
"I can't wait for the official sodturning and to see the bulldozers in action," says OtakiMPNathan Guy, after news that a final contract had been signed by the Government ... more
Fluoridation is mass medication
I would like to thank Mayor Ross Church for his public acknowledgement last week. I had initiated the successful remit to Local Government New Zealand requesting Central G... more
Judge rejects fluoride conflict clai..
A High Court judge has rejected a Paraparaumu resident's claims that a former councillor had a conflict of interest when voting to continue adding fluoride to the water su... more
Memorable restaurant on market
Personal accounts of family dining rituals have come through in full force this month, in a chain reaction that has unearthed a collectiveadmiration for one of Kapiti's lo... more
Much-loved dog gets put down
A much-loved dog belonging to veteran council animal control officer Don Wolff has had to be put down. Mr Wolff adopted Poppy, a long-haired chihuahua, from the pound abou... more
Protesters get behind Maui's dolphin
Kapiti residents are among a group of protestors marching to the Department of Conservation (DOC) today, following the opening of the New Zealand Maui's dolphins' habitat ... more
"The introduction of [water] metering and flow based charging to provide economic incentives for consumers to become more efficient users, is a sensitive political and com... more
Deaf toddler hears mum's voice
Nikau Karauti-McMenamin's cochlear implantswere switched on for the first time. "It was an amazing experience," says proud mother Katie McMenamin, who watched the life-cha... more