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Murder in the Paraparaumu Library
May 2017
The Friends of the Kapiti Coast District Libraries are hosting several public events this year and the next is a must for writers. Monday 29 May, 6. 30pm in Paraparaumu Library meeting room Murder in the Library 2017 Ngaio Marsh Crime Awards ent... More...

Kapiti Bulb Flowering can be timed for Special Occasions
May 2017
For Kapiti gardeners keen on getting bulbs to flower for special occasions we have a great article from Paul Hoek of NZ Bulbs. Can bulb flowering be timed for special occasions? More often than not, this question is asked in relation to a wedding. And I can understand why – growing your own tulips, lilies or other b... More...

Take part in Kapiti library satisfaction survey
May 2017
It's time for our annual libraries' customer satisfaction survey. The short online survey, launching next Monday, will measure how satisfied people are with library services, spaces and staff. "We'll compare results with last year's survey to identify trends and patterns in customer satisfaction," says Libraries ... More...

Happy Mother's Day
May 2017

Kapiti's Book Island Celebrates Five Years
April 2017
"Can you believe it's been five years since we started up Book Island on the Kapiti Coast. We've come a long way and this wouldn't have been possible without your support," says Greet Pauwelijn publisher of Book Island."We'd like to invite you to celebrate our fifth ann... More...

Stunning Kapiti
April 2017
Photo By Gary Allen

See the Great Outdoors in Regional Parks
December 2016
After the year we've had we all need a bit of relaxation, and Wellington's Regional Parks provide the ideal venue. Greater Wellington Regional Parks portfolio leader Prue Lamason says this year's new look Greater Wellington Great Outdoors programme, brings together 53 ... More...

Cheaper weekend bus fares for Christmas!
December 2016
Kapiti Coasters travelling by bus in Wellington over the next few weekends are in for some reduced fares as the Christmas spirit hits public transport.With fares starting as low as $1, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are again teaming up ... More...

Young Kiwi Entrepreneurs on the Move
December 2016
A new website that helps Kiwis with one of the "hassles" of modern life has passed a major milestone. The website MovingPros, set up by two brothers, Cam and Nate Whitaker, aims to make the tedious task of moving house or office "far less stressful" at a point that ... More...

Don’t forget your car seat!
With the silly season in full swing, Plunket would like to remind families that every time a child travels in a car they need to be in a car seat or booster seat.Plunket's Car Seat Service exists to help families get access to child car restraints. If family or friends ... More...

Secret to a long and happy marriage

Pic of the Day - Thursday December 8

Pic of the day

Pic of the Day - Monday April 18

Tobacco industry killing spree closer to ending
The Cancer Society congratulates the Government on its forward thinking when considering the recommendations made following the Maori Affairs Select Committee's Inquiry on the tobacco industry in New Zealand and the consequences of tobacco use for Maori. The Governme... More...

Tobacco industry killing spree closer to ending
The Cancer Society congratulates the Government on its forward thinking when considering the recommendations made following the Maori Affairs Select Committee's Inquiry on the tobacco industry in New Zealand and the consequences of tobacco use for Maori. The Governme... More...

Daylight Savings ends - Clocks back an hour tonight
April 2017
Before heading to bed this Saturday night, remember to put your clocks... More...

Happy St Patrick's Day Kapiti
March 17, 2017
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Dogs in togs coming to Kapiti
March 2017
Kapiti canines will be able to cool off at Waikanae Pool next week for the first ever Dogs in Togs summer swim event on ... More...

Kapiti's Otaraua Park Experience open to Residents
March 2017
Kapiti residents have a chance to check out the newest park in the dis... More...

Community views wanted on Kapiti playground upgrades
March 2017
Kapiti kids and those young at heart are been called on to give feedba... More...

Stunning Kapiti Sunset
March 2017
Photo is titled Paekakariki Rocks by Kapiti Photographer Bob Kattenberg... More...

Kapiti Welcomes in the New Year
January 1st 2017
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Kapiti Welcomes in the New Year
January 1st 2017
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December 25
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Kapiti Library Holiday Hours
December 2016
Kapiti has many of the best libraries you will find anywhere. They are operated by friendly and helpful people who make ... More...

Paraparaumu Learning Centre Ideal for Quiet Study
December 2016
Located in the upstairs mezzanine at the Paraparaumu Library, the Lear... More...

Kapiti welcomes Autumn
April 2016
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Kapiti Yoga Studios open for Free Day of Yoga
October 2015
This year, on Monday, 26 October, a day of free yoga classes will be provided to Wellingtonians by local yoga teacher... More...

Tibetan Meditation at Kapiti Community Centre
October 2015
Public Talk: Geshe Jampa Tharchin Geshe la will discuss how to cultivate a peaceful mind through traditional Tibetan ... More...

Women more successful at chasing their dreams
September 2015
Leading life insurer and retirement savings provider, AMP, has revealed that women are more successful at chasing their ... More...

Gardening with Tod
June 2015
Onions in all shapes and sizesHow many savoury recipes can you think of that don't call for onions? Stir fries, casserol... More...

Find Peace in a Busy World
February 2015
Free talk about meditation & awareness Kapiti Coast Community Centre 15 Ngahina Street Saturday March 7 11am... More...

Journey with Horses
January 2015
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Summer Arrives at last on the Kapiti Coast ...
January 2015
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Kapiti Food Fair rocked & rolled the Mazengarb Reserve
Proudly Sponsored by ANZ ParaparaumuThe organisers of the Kapiti F... More...

Paws in the Park
There are many dog friendly areas in our parks that you can bring your best friend. Check them out during our Paws in th... More...

Maybe summer really has arrived in Kapiti
December 2014
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Kapiti Council approves library fee change
November 2014
Kapiti Council has approved a change to Kapiti Coast District Libraries membership policy which means anyone living, wor... More...

MoVember looms
November 2014
With the month of manly moustaches almost upon us, it's time for Kiwi girls to get behind their men and give them one mo... More...

Open Weekend at Smarter Building Centre
October 2014
The Smarter Building Centre, 45B Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu We have opened the Smarter Building Centre which is a bui... More...

Safer Boating Week - 17-24 October
October 2014
Kapiti boaties will be taking to the water in big numbers as the weather warms and calms through spring and summer and t... More...

Treat yourself to Kapiti Isalnd
October 2014
What a wonderful combination - Kapiti Island Nature Tours are offering a weekend on Kapiti Island combined with meditati... More...

Little health in snack bars
October 2014
Snack bars promote themselves as a healthy and convenient kick start but a Consumer NZ survey of 35 snack bars found mos... More...

Pathway to Yoga - rejuvenate the body and free the mind
October 2014
Pathway to Yoga - A class that aims to rejuvenate the body and free th... More...

Research student in cancer breakthrough
September 2014
Wellington scientist scores cancer research breakthrough A young Wellington research student has made a breakthrough ... More...

Kapiti WEA offers new courses
August 2014
The Kapiti WEA has a number of new courses starting soon with new opportunities to learn and meet like minded members. ... More...

Criticism of KiwiSaver Fund Taxation Proposals - Assumptions questioned
August 2014
We welcome the Chapman Tripp support for the Fair Tax for Savers Campa... More...

Jackie Elliott introduces the Levin Waiopehu Tramping Club
May 2014
Perhaps the best thing about the Levin Waiopehu Tramping Club is that ... More...

Kapiti's Tuatara with Wellington craft beer on tap at Melbourne’s GABS festival
May 2014
Kapiti brewer Tuatara will be among the New Zealand craft beers on tap... More...

Kapiti Food Fair 2014 announces new location to handle growth
The Kapiti Food Fair 2014 is on the move to a new location to handle g... More...

Plunket supports tobacco plain packaging legislation
February 2014
New Zealand's largest provider of services to support the well being o... More...

Just because it is such a cute photo...
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Teddy Bears Picnic - a popular outing for the whole family
January 2014
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Don’t let summer fruit go to waste
January 2014
Community Fruit Harvesting is asking people in the Wellington region with unwanted plums and other summer fruit in their... More...

ARE YOU THRIVING OR SURVIVING?
When someone asks you "How are you?", do you have a standard response,regardless of how you really feel? do you generall... More...

Dietitians NZ call for mandatory fluoridation of water
October 2013
In light of the overwhelming support for water fluoridation at the wee... More...

7 Steps to better sleep....
August 2013
Given that sleep plays such a huge role in our overall physical & emotional health, the better quality you get, the ... More...

It is Spring in Kapiti....
August 1
Not sure about the rest of the planet, but it is Spring in Kapiti.With climate change and seasonal disorder and endless ... More...

Independent Safety Review in to the Glenn Inquiry finds Victim’s Personal Information Safe
July 2013
"We have now completed our safety review and are of the view that the ... More...

When Story Island met Book Island
July 2013
Professional storyteller Emily Duizend from Story Island will be reading tales for children published by Book Island at ... More...

The First Day of the School Holidays
July 2013
It is first day of the winter holidays. It used to be the August school holidays. We'd all be prepared and parents and ... More...

And soon it will be spring....
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Plunket welcomes law change increasing mandatory age limit for child car restraints
July 2013
Plunket welcomes the passing into law of an increase in the age limit ... More...

Honey Bee Stamp release
July 2013
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand a special set of Honey Bee post... More...

Plunket: keep kiwi kids safe this winter
July 2013
Like the rest of the country Kapiti Coasters are feeling the winter blast and Plunket are reminding families to be alert... More...

Aging - Growing Older or Growing Old?
On May 19th 1963, on a little dairy farm in the middle of County Tyrone Northern Ireland, Mrs Sarah Agnes McNally though... More...

New Zealanders are committed to Saving Lives
May 2013
New Zealanders have once again dug deep and demonstrated their generosity to the SPCA and their work with less fortunate... More...

Happy Mother's Day - Kapiti Mums
May 12, 2013
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Speaking out for disability access....
May 2013
Below is the recent Speakers Corner address from Erica CooneyI'm here because the Council has not been completely honest... More...

Kapiti health workers affected by law changes
May 2013
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says the changes to employment law announced recently will be bad news for wo... More...

Love of Sewing a common thread
Close to 130 women from Porirua and northern Wellington are celebrating reaching a great age and being silver, but it's ... More...

Shortlisted books announced for 2013 Science Book Prize
April 2013
The three books shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society of New Zealand ... More...

Trains at Twilight
By Graeme Brown
The trains at Kapiti Miniature Railway in Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach, will be running from 5 pm until 9 pm on Saturda... More...

Eat Locally - Better for you - Better for the environment
EAT LOCALLY - better for you - better for the environment;When people ... More...

Rising rock stars fund raise at Waikanae Easter Market
Rioghnach Dempsey and Olivia Whiting, both aged 12, were fundraising t... More...

Successful Kapiti Coast Museum Visit
April 2013
The recent visit to the Kapiti Coast Museum on the 24th March, by a contingent of Amateur Radio enthusiasts from the Has... More...

AN `EGGSTRAORDINARY’ GIFT THIS EASTER
March 2013
Kiwis keen to give a gift sweeter than chocolate this Easter can purchase an 'eggstraordinary' gift by buying 2 dozen Ch... More...

Could a Kitchen Health Makeover be your answer for a healthy future
March 2013 - By Colette Maat
Could a Kitchen Health makeover change the direction of your health an... More...

Gloves are off for rider safety
March 2013
Motorcycle riders – especially those on motor scooters – are ignoring safety warnings and not wearing the minimum of saf... More...

NEW ZEALAND WOMEN ‘TOO BUSY’ FOR TIME OUT
March 2013
An independent survey commissioned by Baileys Original Irish Cream has found that New Zealand women are increasingly fin... More...

January 2013
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The El Rancho Summer Carnival
January 2013
School Holiday Kids Camps – Summer CampTheme – The El Rancho Summer CarnivalCome one come all to the greatest show on Ea... More...

Celebrate the 60th jubilee of Queen Elizabeth Park
January 2013
Celebrate the 60th Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth Park. Join us for a g... More...

Tips to keep children safe this holiday season
December 2012
We plan our Christmas presents, our food for Christmas Dinner, and our... More...

Kapiti introduces Alcohol-free zones
December 2012
Kapiti Council has introduced a number of liquor bans around the Kapiti Coast to "keep our community safe and ensure peo... More...

Summer dog exercise areas on the Kapiti Coast
March 2013
Kapiti Council has a map on its website which show the officially sanctioned summer dog exercise areas on the Kapiti Coa... More...

Kapiti water restrictions announced
December 2012
Otaki to Raumati: Stage 1 - Evening Sprinkler Use... More...

Kapiti Coast Aquatics
December 2012
Kapiti Coast Aquatics. If you're looking for exercise, recreation or swimming lessons, the Kapiti Coast has a range of p... More...

SPCA Offers Kiwis a High Welfare Option this Christmas
December 2012
The SPCA Blue Tick team has been busy this year adding additional spec... More...

Entertain the Kids with Free or cheap Events this January
December 2012
Keeping your kids entertained and occupied during January is easy with... More...

Talking About Money
December 2012
Good communication is important in any relationship and one of the most vital subjects to discuss is money. It is sur... More...

Don’t be let down by your car this summer
December 2012
Everyone wants to enjoy the summer, so the one thing you don't want is a vehicle that breaks down, or worse still, suffe... More...

Dancing tree - Thursday December 6
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Dealing with Life’s Changes
November 2012
Every so often, we may experience a sudden change in our life, either planned or unplanned. Eva Bennett has just publ... More...

Paekakariki-based Strung Out to perform two concerts
November 2012
Due to popular demand Wellington singing sensations the Doubtful Sound... More...

Letters home give rare look at Wellington
August 2012
Letters home by a 22-year-old German settler in 1859 give a rare and exciting look at Wellington of the time. Friedri... More...

Are You on Track
July 2012
One of the questions most frequently asked of financial advisers by clients who are mid-way through life, is "Am I on tr... More...

Garden planning and Crop rotation with Kath Irvine
July 2012
A session on Garden planning Crop rotation will be presented by Kath I... More...

Shrink your Dumb Debt
July 2012
One of the biggest barriers to creating wealth is dumb debt; that is, high interest, short term, avoidable debt. Last... More...

Antiques Fair a hit in Kapiti
June 2012
Hundreds of Kapiti Coasters turned out over Queens Birthday weekend to visit the Antiques Fair at Memorial Hall in Parap... More...

Happy Easter Kapiti
April
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Get ready folks...it's show time.....
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Seven Top Tips for Spending Less
March 2
There are only two ways you can save more: you can increase your income, or cut back on your spending. Here are seven gr... More...

Money Issues for Blended Families
February 29
Getting together with a new partner can have its difficulties, especially when there are children from a previous relati... More...

New chief for Arts and Libraries...
20 February
Leeann Morgan was recently appointed Libraries and Arts Manager for the Kapiti Coast District Council.Leeann has worked ... More...

Happy New Year Kapiti
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Book it up for Christmas.....
Despite the mountain of technology in ipads, iphones, iwhatevers, there is still a huge demand for the good old (or new)... More...

Fun summer events for children at Kapiti Libraries!
December 9
Kapiti Coast District Libraries have lots of free activities planned f... More...

Pic of the Day - Sunday November 20
November 20
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Pic of the Day - Tuesday October 4
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Pic of the Day - Monday June 4
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Happy Birthday
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Pic of the Day - Painting by Merlene Beard - Monday May 16
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Visitor Numbers continue to grow in Kapiti and Horowhenua
Guest Nights on the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua were up in January by ... More...

Suddenly Rich
10 April - By Liz Koh
Dreams sometimes do come true! Occasionally some of us suddenly receive a large sum of money. For the luckiest, it might... More...

Coast Yarns - Paekakariki inspires writer
10 March
Writer Neil Coleman has had his first book published. COASTAL YARNS is a collection of nine short stories all loosely co... More...

Local designer in finals
7 March
Local Paraparaumu designer, Heather Thorley, has been named as a finalist in a prestigious Australasian based design com... More...

The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell - a must see movie
7 February
Movies exist primarily to entertain. Some give us insights into oursel... More...

Money for Christmas - by Liz Koh
19 December
Giving money to kids for Christmas might seem like an easy escape from choosing a gift but in fact it can be a great way... More...

Christmas is only 2 more sleeps
14 December
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Award-winning Kiwi documentary maker launches website to encourage strategic voting
August 2014
Fresh from winning a Gold Medal at New York Festivals International Te... More...

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