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Kapiti not immune from Housing Crisis
April 2017
Kapiti has not been immune from the impacts of what many have termed a housing crisis. Rents have soared, accommodation is in short supply and unprecedented pressure has come on social housing stock throughout the Kapiti Coast. Recent research date shows the depth of the issue and increasing pressure will be put on loca... More...


Curtain Bank returns to Otaki
April 2017
Wellington Curtain Bank is returning to Otaki to make it easier for local families to get free, lined curtains ahead of winter. The Curtain Bank, supported by Sustainability Trust, provides free curtains for people with Community Services Cards who need a hand warming up their homes. It's for both people who own their o... More...


Kapiti Coast Applications welcome for Scholarship
April 2017
Kapiti women who qualify are welcome to apply for the Rural Women New Zealand and Access Community Health Scholarship. There has been $39,000 awarded to rural health professionals in scholarship funds over the past 12 years. Applications are now open for the 2017 scholarship programme. The $3000 scholarship is aimed... More...

Westpac achieves Dementia-Friendly Award
April 2017
Westpac has become New Zealand's first dementia-friendly bank, earning the Alzheimers New Zealand Dementia-Friendly Award. The award recognises organisations that take significant steps to improve access to services for those with dementia. To achieve the award and dementia-friendly status, organisations must meet select... More...


Kapiti Cardiac Club provide rest stop
April 2017
The Kapiti Cardiac Club temporarily had more funds in the coffers than was needed in the close future so a decision was made to donate sufficient money to allow KCDC to place a seat for the use of the pubic in the Waimanu Lagoon area of Waikanae Beach. The sum involved nowadays is well north of $1000 but it was felt th... More...

Kapiti generous for Red Puppy Appeal
March 2017
Kapiti collectors reported a generous response to the Blind Foundation's Red Puppy Appeal.Marilyn Wilkinson of Paraparaumu was one of the collectors in Kapiti."People were very generous and we are so pleased with the support. It is a great cause and the Appeal has been ... More...

Low Carbon Kapiti Meeting
March 2017
Meeting notice: Low Carbon Kapiti kick off Sunday 19 March 2017, 2:00 - 4:00pm, Kapiti Community Centre. Thi... More...

Painted Rocks to help Hungry Kiwis
March 2017
Painted rocks have helped boost a campaign supporting hungry Kiwis. The Resene Hunger for Colour campaign almost tripled... More...

Data collection breaches privacy
March 2017
MSD's client data collection is a breach of privacy, says NZAC Handing over personal details of clients who are seeki... More...

Carwash fundraiser Saturday 25 Feb
February 2017
The Kenakena School carwash fundraiser for Kahikatea Syndicate is getting closer - this Sat 25 Feb, 9.30am to 2.30pm at ... More...

Philanthropy at its Best
February 2017
Perspectives on what makes a good funderFrom the Blog of Kate FrykbergHere are four different perspectives on the charac... More...

The Trams are Back In Business at Queen Elizabeth Park
December 2016
After being out of service for over 9 months, and the expenditure of i... More...

New report on how many animals are used for research, testing and teaching in NZ
December 2016
Today the 2015 figures on the animals used for research, testing and t... More...

Kapiti School Patrols march for road safety
December 2016
Pupils from Kapiti primary schools braved heavy rain to parade through Paraparaumu town centre today, celebrating their ... More...

Century 21 Goes Pink for New Zealand Breast Cancer Charities
October 2016
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women, affecting one in ni... More...

Haere rā from Kae at Kapiti Community Centre
October 2016
Gosh, time flies when you are having fun and it seems like only yester... More...

Dig deep Kapiti, it’s Daffodil Day
August 2016
Hundreds of ANZ staff throughout the country will be rattling buckets today as they collect money for Daffodil Day, the ... More...

Kapiti community grants now open
July 2016
This year's funding round for Kapiti community grants is now open. More than $40,000 of grants is available to suppor... More...

Kapiti call for New Zealander of the Year nominations
July 2016
Kapiti produces a large number of high achievers and nominations are n... More...

Coast Access Radio adds new broadcasters
July 2016
Coast Access Radio, based in Waikanae, has added three new star broadcasters to the lineup.Station manager Graeme Joyes ... More...

Kapiti Bird Show
April 2016
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Ghost Writers and Museum Stories
April 2016
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Car Boot Sale for Waikanae Kindy
April 2016
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Waikanae Easter Market draws good crowd
March 2016
The Waikanae Easter Market in Mahara Place was again the place to be with big crowds turning up to enjoy the lovely weat... More...

Kapiti Toy Library Movie Night Fundraiser
March 2016
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Kapiti Community Centre all set for International Cultural Gathering
March 2016
Kia ora from your Kapiti Community Centre.....It seems like Kae and I ... More...

Christmas Sale to support Shed
December 2015
Kapiti not for profit organisation, The Shed Project will be spreading Christmas cheer with a Garage sale and light disp... More...

Volunteer for IHC
December 2015
IHC is looking for volunteers to join their One-to-One Friendship and Skills-based volunteering programmes. By taking a ... More...

Kapiti sings at Carols by the Sea
December 2015
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Kapiti Women's Centre STREET APPEAL FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER
October 2015
STREET APPEAL FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER Don't forget our annual Street Appe... More...

The Name's Bond, James Bond
October 2015
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Captioning called for
October 2015
The New Zealand Captioning Working Group is asking for your help to make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of t... More...

Rotary Raffle Returns
September 2015
The Kapiti Rotary Club are back again with their famous trailer raffle. Win this trailer (pictured) plus all the content... More...

Otaki Community Expo
September 2015
Community groups will showcase their services and activities at the Otaki Community Expo on Saturday 12 September.Organi... More...

TV3 story not so charitable
September 2015
Open Letter from Charities Services You may have seen a news story that was broadcast on Wednesday evening on TV3's S... More...

Red Cross needs your support to help refugees
September 2015
New Zealand Red Cross is offering concerned Kiwis some practical ideas... More...

NZ humanitarian agencies say temporary increase in refugee quota a good start
September 2015
New Zealand humanitarian aid workers have welcomed the government's co... More...

Early bird registrations open for the Santa Run
September 2015
The Great KidsCan Santa Run is open for early bird registrations! Last... More...

Brownies and Guides welcome new members
July 2015
Bronwyn Glavin, who is Guide Leader of the First Waikanae Guides, sent us this photograph to make you smile this morning... More...

OUR LADY OF KAPITI PARISH CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
December 2014
Our lady of Kapiti Parish Christmas luncheon takes place at Southward Car Museum on Sunday December 14. This luncheon... More...

Kapiti Mo's help raise over $1.1M for Men's Health
December 2014
Observers will have seen a greater number of hairy faces in Kapiti ove... More...

Kapiti fire brigade have faster access to burning buildings
December 2014
The generosity of private donors from the Kapiti region has enabled th... More...

Rotary Trailer winner announced
December 2014
This year's Kapiti Rotary trailer raffle has been drawn. The winning ticket 5363 was purchased at Mitre 10 Mega in Parap... More...

Strawberry Festival hits Paraparaumu Beach
November 2014
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MOvember time to lose the shavers
November 2014
ONLY ONE IN FOUR KIWI MEN HAPPY AND HEALTHY25 – 34 is the charmed decade for men to feel the happiest 18 – 24 year o... More...

ANZ raises $1m for Daffodil Day
November 2014
The bake sales, sausage sizzles, quiz nights, stair climbs and golf tournaments have paid off – official figures are in,... More...

Business chance to make success of Kapiti Youth Quest
October 2014
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Destination Waikanae stall popular choice at Market Day
October 2014
Report from Destination WaikanaeIt was great to see so many of you at ... More...

Rotary announces ongoing support of Relay for life
October 2014
The Rotary Club of Kapiti has once again made a commitment to support ... More...

Te Horo celebrates 100 Years of Community Spirit
October 2014
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Kiwi icons partner to protect and nurture New Zealand's future
October 2014
Public Trust has committed to becoming a 'Pick Me Help Plunket' partne... More...

Lions Club of Kapiti - Under New Management
October 2014
The new Board of the Lions Club of Kapiti has been elected with Brian Daw taking over as President for the current year ... More...

GRAVITY GIVES – JUMP TO SAVE CHILDREN
December 2013
"Gravity Gives invites seasoned and budding skydivers and bungy jumpers to hurl themselves out of planes and off rock fa... More...

Tickets now available for The 20th Annual Wattie’s Cans Film Festival
November 2013
Movie lovers around the country can visit their local participating ci... More...

Hollywood helps local Epilepsy Awareness Campaign
November 2013
Get ready! It's here…November is talk about it month! 'Talk About It!'... More...

Quiz night for Student Scholarships
November 2013
We are a group of parents, whanau and care givers who did not hang up our fund raising hats after our children completed... More...

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Labour weekend
October 2013
Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids' safe... More...

HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) 80s Disco
October 2013
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Kapiti Community Foodbank fills necessary role
October 2013
The Annual General Meeting of the Kapiti Community Foodbank was held o... More...

A close shave at the Waikanae Club
September 2013
These courageous souls gave up their golden (and some grey) locks in a good cause at the Waikanae Club last week.As a fu... More...

Club HUHA needs a helping hand in Otaki
September 2013
We are so busy at Club HUHA that we are seeking to increase our team at our Otaki shelter. If you think you've got wh... More...

More volunteers needed for Wellington Free Ambulance Street Appeal
September 2013
Kapiti residents benefit greatly from having the Wellington Free Ambul... More...

A ‘pawfect’ opportunity to support your local SPCA
August 2013
Cupcake Day for the SPCA is here again – Monday 26th August SPCA Cu... More...

Waikanae Lions holding Super Plant Bonanza
July 2013
The Waikanae Lions Club are holding a "Super Plant Bonanza" on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September to raise funds fo... More...

Unique Well gives to Wellington Free Ambulance
July 2013
Kapiti directly benefits from a unique artesian well in Wellington whi... More...

Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Special Olympics
July 2013
Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Speci... More...

Crafts on the Coast is back!
May 2013
Crafts on the Coast is back! With their third eagerly anticipated craft market, boasting a wide range of locally made q... More...

Kapiti Plunket celebrates International Nurses Day
May 2013
On 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, it's ... More...

Wellington Free Ambulance celebrates Kapiti anniversay
May 7, 2013
Wellington Free Ambulance is celebrating its 4th year anniversary of U... More...

Relay For Life Kapiti raises nearly $91,000
May 2013
Nearly $91,000 has been raised by the Cancer Society's Relay For Life event in Kapiti, making a significant contribution... More...

Have Fun and Learn Something New at Your Community Centre
May 2013
We are now taking registrations for our autumn community social and ed... More...

Recognising the work of midwives
May 2013
Midwives in New Zealand are inviting colleagues in the health services, politicians, consumer organisations, mothers and... More...

Poverty costs hit hard
April 2013
The social and economic consequences of not taking action to reduce child poverty in New Zealand are too costly to every... More...

Burn prevention, Keeping Kapiti kids Safe in the home this Winter
April 2013
Every day in New Zealand about a classroom full of children (22) is ad... More...

Kapiti Friends Of Animal Charities group....
April 2013
Approximately one year ago a group of friends got together and decided to form a non profit charitable organisation to a... More...

Rotary crew turn out for Kapiti Relay for Life
April 2013
The Rotary Club of Kapiti were among dozens of community groups who tu... More...

Plunket: Keep Kiwi kids safe this Easter
March 2013
Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids' safety while they're on the roads this holiday weekend... More...

Cancer Society collecting in Kapiti
March 2013
Cancer Society volunteer Anna Upton is pictured collecting for child cancer care recently in Waikanae. Anna has been a C... More...

El Rancho Open Day for Easter Sunday
March 2013
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Confidence for Kids workshops in Raumati South
March 2013
"Workshops that Increase Confidence, Overcome Anxiety and Improve Comm... More...

Paekakariki Express Rides for Life
March 2013
The Paekakariki Express, Christian Cullen, and six others are riding their bikes from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise mone... More...

Have Fun and Learn Something New at Your Community Centre
January 2013 - NewYear – New Hobbies? Come along, meet new people and learn something new at your Community Centre
Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre is now running a community so... More...

Nga Manu Nature Reserve - a must see this summer
January 2013
Nga Manu Nature Reserve offers you a unique opportunity to have a hand... More...

RNZAF Big Band Concert for Southwards
January 2013
If you would like to enjoy an afternoon being entertained by this very popular group of talented musicians, put Sunday 2... More...

Strong support for NZ Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
January 2013
The National Foundation for the Deaf and the affiliated group Project ... More...

10 Things To diffuse Stress for Children This Holiday Period
January 2013
As Presbyterian Support launches its second tier of the Guardian Angel... More...

Local artists show support for Wellington Rape Crisis
December 2012
On Saturday the 8th of December, artworks donated by local artists wil... More...

T G Macarthy Trust celebrates centenary of giving
December 2012
The T G Macarthy Trust is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a ... More...

Fran Wilde hosted by Kapiti Rotary
October 2012
Chair of the Wellington Regional Council Hon. Fran Wilde addressed the Kapiti Rotary Club last week. Ms Wilde present... More...

Sun shines on Daffodil Day in Kapiti
September 2012
Over 300 local volunteers are have taken part in the Cancer Society's street collection in Kapiti this year. With anothe... More...

Cupcakes For SPCA
August 2012
A recent fundraising day for the SPCA was held at Waikanae School. Concerned for the welfare of animals Jessica Glover,... More...

Kapiti Community Centre - Activities for all
August 2012
The Kapiti Community Centre has a number of hobby, support and community groups that regularly use the centre.Please hav... More...

Can You Be The Loudest
August 2012
Peter Davis at AD Architecture says the company has set up a web page to fundraise for Loud Shirt Day."Please take a mom... More...

Kapiti Plunket proud to support World Breastfeeding Week
August 2012
Breastfeeding is celebrated around the world every year from 1 - 7 Aug... More...

Plunket welcomes inquiry into preventing child abuse
July 2012
New Zealand's largest provider of services to support the wellbeing of... More...

RNZFB supports a fair deal on copyright
July 2012
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) supports the launch of the Fair Deal cause to highlight the Trans ... More...

Support Skylight! - Affordable Art Show
June 2012
Bring yourself, your family and your friends to The Affordable ART SHOW Saturday August 4th, 2012 GET YOUR T... More...

Rotary Food Bank Appeal exceeds expectations
June 2012
Organiser Dave Edwards said the Rotary Club of Kapiti's Annual Foodbank Appeal was again highly successful."We are very ... More...

Garden Show on the Radar......
March 20
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It's Good to Give
March 2
Organ Donation New Zealand, in conjunction with Kidney Health New Zealand is organising Kidney Awareness Week and the th... More...

Inaugural New Zealand Hearing Hero announced
February 29
The National Foundation for the Deaf is delighted to announce that the inaugural Hearing Hero Award has been awarded to ... More...

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars
February 29
The horrific car accident this week near the Waikato town on Patetonga has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of... More...

Second Chance Fashion Sale 2012
22 February
Just 18 days to go now to our big sale day on 10 March. Things are getting very exciting in the store room with lots of... More...

Animal welfare collection gets good response....
Animal Welfare collector Russell Pine of Paraparaumu is pictured at Co... More...

Christmas Memory Tree.....
December 11
The Waikanae Cancer Auxiliary will be at the South end of Coastlands Mall, Paraparaumu from Saturday 10 to Wednesday 21 ... More...

Amnesty International 50th Anniversary - Saturday December 10
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Plunket: Keep kids safe in cars these holidays
November 16
Plunket is urging people to have their child car restraints checked be... More...

Hospice Strawberry Festival at MacLean Park
November 17
Mary Potter Hospice will be holding their annual Hospice Strawberry Festival on Saturday November 19 from 10am to 4pm at... More...

Autism Appeal in Kapiti
3 June
This week has seen collections for Autism New Zealand held throughout the country, including key collection points in Ka... More...

Lions Launch Plant Bonanza
22 April
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Immunisation vital for protection of New Zealand communities
10 April
News of six cases of English measles being confirmed in Hastings has p... More...

SPCA - finding homes for pets
2 April
The Waikanae branch of the SPCA have been at Coastlands promoting their Adopt a Pet programme. The SPCA cares for ar... More...

Lions roar for child cancer appeal
29 March
Jill Tebbs was one of many Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club members who recently collected at Coastlands for the Child Cancer Ap... More...

From Oil Dependence to Local Resilience
14 March
Deirdre Kent reports from Transition Otaki1. Energy Group. As a result of the well attended public meeting on 23 Feb on... More...

That will make the tea taste better
13 March
Emma Broughton and Grace Brabham made the most of perfect weekend weather to tempt passing motorists with Girl Guide Bis... More...

Biscuit time jingles from Brownies
8 March
Waikanae Brownies were lucky to visit Coast Access Radio 104.7 fm to record some jingles they had written themselves to ... More...

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