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Kiwa String Quartet in Waikanae
17 July, 2017
The highly regarded Kiwa String Quartet will be performing in Waikanae on July 30 at 2. 30pm at the Waikanae Memorial Hall, Pehi Kupa Street. Programme: Beethoven: String Quartet Opus 18, No 6 John Adams: Excerpts from John's Book of Alleged Dances Gareth Farr: Mondo Rondo Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No... More...

Two Flat Whites at Salt and Wood Collective
17 July, 2017
Two Flat Whites are back at Salt and Wood CollectiveOur style of acoustic guitar, vocal harmonies and harp make for a cruisey afternoon of music that will have you tapping your feet and humming along. Come down and enjoy great music, a great menu and an awesome location. What a way to finish your Saturday afternoon. . . . No... More...

Coast Access chief gets 17 years for good behaviour
15 July, 2017

Club Vista - Rockin with Tina Turner Karaoke
11 July, 2017

Kapiti Chorale brings Schubert and Liszt en masse
7 July, 2017
Following an accomplished and moving Bruckner concert in May, Kapiti Chorale is enjoying working on two Masses for their next concert on 19th August in St Paul's Church. Once again, we are pleased to be performing another New Zealand première, this time, by virtuoso pianist and composer, Franz Liszt. (Hungarian by ... More...

Coastella 2018 Artists Call
23 June, 2017
Coastella is a boutique music festival on the sunny Kapiti Coast, 45 min from Wellington. We have four stages and have previously booked genres including indie rock, world, Balkan, second line swing, hip hop, funk, folk, Americana, singer-songwriter, rock, synth pop, kids music, circus performers, installations and mor... More...

Kapiti Coasters open Little Shop of Horror
June 23, 2017
It is Opening Night for the Coasters Musical Theatre production of a Little Shop of Horrors.​ The classic cult sci-fi horror/comedy musical is directed by Charlotte Kerrigan, this amazing cast brings the music of Alan Menkin and the book of Howard Ashman to lif... More...

Peter Ware live at Paraparaumu's Thai Kai
17 June, 2017
Back by popular demand is Kapiti guitarist and singer Peter Ware who will be performing live at Paraparaumu Restaurant Thai Kai. Peter is performing as a fundraiser for the Kapiti Youth Service KYS and is back after performing to a full house in May."Many thanks to a... More...

Live Music at the Olive Grove Waikanae
16 June, 2017
Kapiti is fortunate to have several venues for live music and the Olive Grove Cafe in Mahara Place Waikanae is also giving talented local musicians an audience.Next Friday (23rd June) performing live at the Olive Grove Cafe will be Chris Elise, Lilly Binns, Gaelle Ibarg... More...

Anna Leese to Lead Vocal Ensemble in Waikanae
16 June, 2017
The popular Takiri Vocal Ensemble will perform for the Waikanae Music Society on Sunday 2 July. Their concert in 2015 proved to be one of the highlights of that year and Kapiti music lovers are eagerly looking forward to their return. Led by internationally acclai... More...

Wind and Piano Treat for Waikanae
June, 2017
The Zephyr Wind Ensemble with pianist Diedre Irons will perform for the Waikanae Music Society on Sunday 11 June. Consisting of prominent NZSO players on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, Zephyr has been thrilling audiences around the country for some y... More...

Hobnail - Blue Sky Songs Ready to Roll
5 June, 2017
Hobnail are just putting the finishing touches on their newest album..."Blue Sky Songs" which is a little more toward the folk end of the folk/rock spectrum, but with all the usual Hobnail ingredients. There are five originals from Rob, three great covers sung by Jo,... More...

Kapiti Family Express lets off steam
2 June, 2017
Bring the family to ride on our Kapiti Family Express to experience the nostalgia of travelling on a real heritage steam train. On Sunday 11th June Steam Incorporated will be offering rides between Paraparaumu and Paekakariki. The round trip will take just under one ... More...

Celebrating Radio in Paekakariki
Paekakariki 88.2FM Afternoon Tea, Discussion and Music, 2-5pm, Sunday 28 July, St Peters Hall, Paekakariki. Bring a plate. Paekakariki's first community radio station 88.2FM is, after only six months, celebrating having 24 different radio shows on air. It is now broad... More...

Kapiti's AJ Crawshaw EP Release
May 2017
Kapiti musician AJ Crawshaw says he is looking forward to the release of his new EP titled In Light and Shadow."I'm exci... More...

Putting Kapiti to Sleep
May 2017
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Blues and Soul Star to Shine at Te Takere
April 2017
Paul Ubana Jones Live at Te Takere Saturday 29 April at 7pm A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is a conjuror of un... More...

Waikanae Club host Gary and Tim
April 2017
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Chills hit Paekakariki
April 2017
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The Amici Ensemble’s Annual Pilgrimage to Waikanae
April 2017
Twenty-four concerts over 28 years is an amazing record and that is wh... More...

Musical Magic in Paekakariki
April 2017
The Crimson Club have invited their friends The Indigo Sessions to cross Queen Elizabeth Park and make an evening of mus... More...

Otaki Kite Festival Takes Off
March 2017
Come fly with us at the Otaki Kite Festival held annually at our stunning Otaki Beach on the Kapiti Coast, just one hour... More...

How do you Sleep - New Release from Ryan Edwards
March 2017
This is a song about homelessness. Points for Purpose is a movement ab... More...

Kapiti Celebrates FUSION
March 2017
Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre shared their event. Sponsored · FUSION showcases Kapiti's diverse cultures vi... More...

St Patrick's Day in Kapiti
March 2017
St Patrick's Day The Social, 8 Kapiti Lights, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast Friday 17 March 2017 4:00pm – 12:00am R... More...

Kapiti welcomes Four Flat Whites In Italy
March 2017
Roger Hall's hugely successful, sell-out hit comedy is hitting the road in 2017, promising big laughs and nights of fun ... More...

That's Amore at Southwards
March 2017
Operatunity's Daytime Concert Series brings 'That's Amore' to Southward Theatre in Kapiti on Tuesday 14th March at 11am.... More...

Coastella Returns - sunshine awaits
February 2017
When:Sat 25 Feb 2017, 1:00pm–11:00pm Where:Southward Car Museum, Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast... More...

Paekakariki set to shake for the quake
January 2017
At Wellington Anniversary weekend - don't head away from Kapiti. Bring your family and friends to a special night of top... More...

Paekakariki Welcomes Ukes of Wellington
January 2017
The Mulled Wine Concert Series in Paekakariki is normally a stage for highly-trained classical musicians, but as concert... More...

Kapiti Travellers head for Bay Dreams
December 2016
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Operatunity Waltz's into Heart of Kapiti
December 2016
Operatunity brings its celebration of the waltz to Southward Theatre, Otaihangi Road, Paraparaumu in Kapiti on Tuesday 1... More...

Kapiti kids among lineup for Rockshop Bandquest
August 2016
They're talented, tuned up and ready to perform in towns from Auckland... More...

Kapiti Playhouse put on unforgettable show
July 2016
FORGET-ME-KNOT by David Tristram A short blurb Ever suffered from memory loss? Imagine the predicament of poor R... More...

Wellington's favourite fake Russian rock band plays Paekakariki
May 2016
The Raskolnikovs with Slim Chants and Al Witham St Peter's Hall, Be... More...

Coastella gurus bring it to Kapiti
March 2016
With a Dali-esque moustache and bushy beard, a frizz of hair permanently blown sideways from Wellington's wind and thick... More...

Calendar Girls - Kapiti Style
March 2016
When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the lo... More...

From New York to the top of Kapiti Island
Mandy Dixon of New York made the most of a recent visit to Kapiti and rounded out the holiday with a trek to the summit ... More...

Show Time - Coasters Musical Theatre Auditions
January 2016
2016's first offering in the Coasters Musical Theatre Season of Cabare... More...

Paekakariki to host Silly season Kiwi films
December 2015
The Kiwi experience of Christmas will be celebrated with humour, nostalgia, drama, surprises and delightful kitsch in hi... More...

Brace yourself for the Balkanistas
December 2015
BALKANISTAS - ST. PETER'S VILLAGE HALL - SATURDAY THE 12TH OF DECEMBER - 8PM - PRESALES $15 / DOOR SALES $20 Brace yo... More...

Kapiti Playhouse Theatre presents Roger Hall's Book Ends
November 2015
Every Tuesday morning the Cabin Fever Club meet for coffee at the Sour... More...

Showtime in Kapiti
September 15
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Dance for Kids
July 2015
Waikanae Dance have another fun holiday programme if you're thinking of things to do with your youngsters next week, esp... More...

Secret Bridesmaids on Show in Kapiti
July 2015
Good news - tickets for Secret Bridesmaids' Business go on sale tomorrow from Coastlands TicketDirect Information Desk.T... More...

Rocky Horror in Te Horo
June 2015
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ANZAC Variety Show for Southwards
April 2015
ANZAC Variety Concert 2015 Saturday 18 April 2015, 2:00pm—4:30pmBe Quick – Book now for the variety concert by Kapiti... More...

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators
February 2015
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators: WORLD ON FIRE TO... More...

Grumpy Old Men on Show
January 2015
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ROUGH NOTES AND SILENT COMEDY in Paekakariki
January 2015
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Carols in Mahara
December 2014
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Auditions for Motel Coming Soon
December 2014
Eight people, four stories, one seedy motel room. Their stories and choices underscore the transience of life, love and ... More...

Paekakariki Lament Wins International Video Award
December 2014
A Kapiti-made musical lament about lost friendships has taken one of t... More...

RAUMATI SOUTH SCHOOL GALA
November 2014
RAUMATI SOUTH SCHOOL GALA 'IT'S A BEACH PARTY'Saturday 22nd of November 2014 10 am – 2pm RAUMATI SOUTH SCHOOL, MATAI ... More...

Waitohu School Fireworks Extravaganza
October 2014
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ABBA time...get the sequins out folks
October 2014
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Nitro Circus returns to Westpac Stadium
October 2014
Plenty of Kapiti Coasters enjoyed the last showing of the Nitro Circus and organisers are promising a five-stop spectacl... More...

Kiwifruits - a fairy tale for grownups
August 2014
KIWIFRUITS a Show By Carl Nixon and Craig Cooper – Directed by Liz AlpineKiwifruits is a New Zealand fairy tale. Not a c... More...

From Kapiti to Italy - A trip to the Movies
June 2014
My movie buddy and I have two new rules about our movie watching. a) don't name any movie you want to see - it just resu... More...

Fox & Woolf hit Kapiti for a weekend of swing
May 2014
1940's swing, will be the theme when the "Fox and the Woolf" hit town next weekend to play two Salute 70 concerts as pa... More...

Pic of the Day - Charlee Stokes at the Waikanae Easter Market
April 2014
Big crowds showed up to enjoy the annual Waikanae Easter Market held i... More...

Kapiti Fest promises great day of Entertainment
April 2014
Kapiti will get a feast of music, food and art at the family day festi... More...

Shoreline Premiere Movie Night!
April 2014
Shoreline Premiere Movie Night! Wednesday the 9th of April, 7:15pm for 8pm showing at Shoreline Cinema Waikanae. Ticke... More...

Jazz and more...
March 2014
Michelle Scullion (flute, vocals) and Gilbert Haisman (piano) play jazz plus folk tunes, fine popular songs, classical t... More...

Kiwi music legend visits Kapiti Club
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Mulled Wine Concert
January 2014
Singer/Songwriter Wayne Mason, renowned for his song "Nature" (voted the best song of the last 75 years by APRA) joins A... More...

Michael Endres Piano Recital in Waikanae
The Waikanae Music Society is proud to welcome back the outstanding German pianist Michael Endres who will be performing... More...

Waikanae Music Society celebrates 35 years.
July 2013
The Waikanae Music Society celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a concert in the Waikanae Memorial Hall on Sunday 7 July... More...

Music for Celtic Harp and Guitar...On this Sunday...click for details...
July 2013
Mulled Wine Concerts in PAEKAKARIKI– Sunday 14 July, 2013 - 2.30pm. ... More...

RAG POETS TO APPEAR LIVE AT THE RAUMATI SOCIAL CLUB, JULY 20TH. 8pm
July 2013
RAG POETS will be performing live on July 20 at 8pm at the Raumati Soc... More...

Roger Fox to Star at Salute 71 Mulled Wine Concert
May 14, 2013
Seventy-one years ago, thousands of American Armed Services were servi... More...

Woodville set to take centre stage in new comedy web series
May 2013
The first episode of the NZ on Air funded web series Woodville launche... More...

'Colour Outside the Lines' is debut album from local singer/songwriter Gill Allen
May 10, 2013
It's New Zealand Music month and with it comes the release of the debu... More...

Theatreworks on Tour....
May 2013
A group of fourteen talented young Kapiti people spent their school holiday perfecting their performance skills at Theat... More...

Ballads and Blues on the Back Porch at the Raumati Social Club
May 2013
Wellington based band Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band will be de... More...

The Black Soap Boys - Friday night show
April 2013
Three Kiwi blues legends will perform at St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki this Friday 12 April, kicking off at 8 p.m. The n... More...

Ali Harper in ‘Naughty and Nice’
Ali Harper is to perform a concert on the Kapiti Coast, showcasing her new double album 'Naughty and Nice' being release... More...

Brilliant Lies opening night approaches
April 2013
Kapiti Playhouse's first production of 2013, Brilliant Lies by David Williamson comes to the stage in April. The play wi... More...

Haggis Sandwich on the menu at Kapiti Playhouse
March 2013
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Kapiti Live Music Club kicks off march with Gravel Road
March 2013
Kapiti Live Music Club is up again for another year and we have Andrew... More...

Theatre Impresarios Take Role at Kapiti Playhouse
March 2013
Successful theatre impresarios, Stewart and Tricia Macpherson are the ... More...

Buskers keep streets alive in Kapiti....
March 2014
A quick citizens poll in Kapiti showed overwhelming support for our street entertainers. Comments included: "Our Busk... More...

Teddy Bears Picnic
January 2013
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Support needed for new Kiwi cartoon
January 2013
A new Kiwi Maori cartoon for a short film animation. THE RANGIMOEKAUS is about a hard-case Kiwi whanau living on a marae... More...

X Factor Auditions in Kapiti
January 2013
The world's biggest music show, The X Factor, is coming to Kapiti for pre-auditions.Do you have The X Factor? You need t... More...

Circus time in Kapiti...........more
January 2013
The Zirka Circus has hit town and is attracting large crowds to the big tent in the field opposite Coastlands Shoppingto... More...

The Beatroot Family - Kapiti talent at its best...
December 2012
The Beatroots are one Kapiti Coast band you are not going to be able t... More...

Merry Christmas Kapiti... More...

hello is anybody out there the day after the world ends...
December 22 The day after the world ended
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Refeshed Rivendell will Guide Park Visitors
December 2012
Three beautifully carved posts will now guide visitors to the beech glade in Kaitoke Regional Park where scenes from The... More...

Carols by the Sea in Kapiti
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Christmas Show at Kapiti Playhouse
November 2012
Sir Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings, directed by Mary-Anne Kindell, will feature at Kapiti Playhouse.Show dates:15th... More...

Kapiti Music to Reclaim the Link
October 2012
For many people the Fat lady hasn't sung on the proposed Kapiti Expressway.Many groups opposing the positioning of the e... More...

Dad & Daughter Date Night – First Sunday in August
July 2012
A group of doting dads are encouraging families to join in on the unof... More...

Inspirations: A jazz and Blues Cabaret
July 2012
Coasters Musical Theatre, bringing live monthly entertainment to the Coast, presents 'Inspirations'It has been several y... More...

Oscar show a winner...
June 2012
The Coasters Theatre have produced a superb show to sold out audiences with their production of ...And The Oscar Goes To... More...

Whirlwind Goes Down a Storm!
June 2012
What a night! Whirlwind celebrated its one year anniversary recently with a sell out concert at Southwards Theatre in Ka... More...

Folk duo head for Kapiti....more...
April 8
Nice Verdes are Sally Miller and Jesse Hamilton, an original world folk music duo from Canada and South Australia. Ha... More...

Lembas - full entertainment program ahead....
March 29
Gail Lewis reports from the Lembas CafeGood gorgeous Autumn morning to you all....I will start with an apology for not g... More...

London for Chistmas....
Singer, songwriter, musician, Andrew London plays has been entertaining visitors to Coastlands over the preChristmas per... More...

Te Horo School - Community Christmas carols
November 16
The Te Horo Community Christmas Carols event will be on Friday 2nd December 5-8pm.Pack your picnic hamper, grab a blanke... More...

Album launch for Paekakariki band Moumou Timers
November 16
Stefan Wolf of local band Moumou Timers has announced the launch date ... More...

NZTrio headline music series
21 March
New Zealand's leading piano trio will open the 2011 series of Mulled Wine Concerts in Paekakariki on Sunday 27 March. ... More...

James the Busker
21 March
He is a common fixture at Coastlands, bringing much needed colour and music. He is known as James the Busker. With th... More...

Lets Rock and Roll
9 March
What better way to raise funds for the Christchurch Earthquake than to hold a Rock and Roll Revival Night. The Rotary C... More...

Kapiti Chamber Choir - Gala Farewell
8 March
Kapiti Chamber Choir will be holding a Gala Farewell concert under Director Guy Jansen on Sunday April 10.The concert wi... More...

Kapiti Playhouse is Steaming ahead
8 March
Kapiti Playhouse's first production for 2011 is Steaming, by Nell Dunn, directed by Kate Spencer. Kapiti Playhouse i... More...

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