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Kapiti CE wins Civil Defence Award
12 June, 2017
Otaki MP and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated Kapiti Coast District Council Chief Executive Pat Dougherty for his recently presented silver Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) award. "Pat has held leadership roles in Civil Defence work since 2005 and has made an outstanding contribution," says ... More...

From Paekakariki to Parihaka - Jack McDonald
12 June, 2017
I grew up knowing I was a descendant of one of the world's most inspiring examples of peace and non-violence, but was ashamed to find it meant so little in my own country. Today's reconciliation event is a powerful sign that is changing, writes Jack McDonald of Paekakariki. At 5am on November 5, 1881, 1,600 soldiers and... More...

Kris Faafoi says the community has spoken
1 June, 2017
The communities of the Mana electorate have sent a clear and strong message on the future of the Kenepuru A&M service, Labour MP for Mana Kris Faafoi said today. "A survey I have carried out has come back with an emphatic message for the long term future of the A&M," Kris Faafoi said. "I received 1221 responses a... More...

Guy family mourns Malcolm Guy's sad passing
1 June 2017
The Guy family has received an incredible amount of support following the passing of community stalwart, Malcolm Guy, QSM and JP, who was 80 years old. "Malcolm touched many people's lives in the Horowhenua District through his decades of Local Government service first as Horowhenua County Chairman, then Horowhenua Dist... More...

Public Meeting to discuss Health Services in Otaki
May 2017
Labour's Otaki electorate candidate Rob McCann is hosting a public meeting to discuss Health Services in Otaki.Joining Mr McCann will be Labour's Former Health spokesperson Annette King.The meeting is on Monday May 29 Mon at 2PM · 245 Mill Rd, Otaki.

Otaki MP tops list of property owners
May 2017
Otaki MP Nathan Guy is the runaway winner in the Which MP Owns the Most Property Stakes.Between them our MPs own 400 properties as well as shares in Maori land according to the latest register of their interests. While just 10 of the current 118 MPs do not own any p... More...

Water Quality Campaigner Selected for Otaki
May 2017
Off the back of local body elections last year, Sam Ferguson is returning to the election trail, this time with the Green Party.His recent selection as Green Party candidate for the Ōtaki electorate reflects the growth of the party and wide voter appeal. Sam's c... More...

Gareth Morgan takes Opportunity to visit Kapiti
May 2017
With the general election not that far away candidates and parties are out vying for the public vote and visiting Kapiti this month will be The Opportunities Party leader Gareth Morgan.Mr Morgan says he is coming to town to talk to you about how The Opportunities Party'... More...

Beyond Neoliberalism – Professor Jane Kelsey to visit Kapiti
Jane Kelsey, Professor of Law at the University of Auckland and one of... More...

Dale Evans brings own crowd to Kapiti Council
May 2017
Dale Evans, famous for inventing ways to rile the Kapiti Council has decided bringing his own crowd to protest at Counci... More...

Otaki Green Party Launch
April 2017
"This year, we're running a political campaign with a difference, and a whole lot of heart," says Green Party Leader Jam... More...

Kapiti Council wins SOLGM Award
April 2017
The Kapiti Coast District Council won the BERL Collaborative Government Action Award category at the 2017 McGredy Winder... More...

Kapiti Feedback wanted on Community Facilities
April 2017
Feedback is being sought on a draft Community Facilities Strategy that... More...

Jim Bolger supports Compulsory Voting
April 2017
Kapiti resident and former Prime Minister Jim Bolger has come out in support of compulsory voting.In a RNZ Report compil... More...

Kapiti part of Regional futureproofing plan
March 2017
There is no such thing as business as usual in Wellington following the November earthquake, says Greater Wellington Reg... More...

Healthcare meeting on the Kapiti Coast
March 2017
Over 100 people attended Annette King's final public meeting in Waikanae as deputy Labour Party Leader and spokesperson ... More...

Kapiti deputy mayor appointed to LGNZ group
March 2017
Kapiti Coast Deputy Mayor Janet Holborow has been appointed to the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Policy Advisory G... More...

Kapiti comments welcome on GWRC Plan
March 2017
Strengthening the Wellington region's ability to cope with natural hazards, while providing a quality natural environmen... More...

Public Places Bylaw and trading in Public Places Policy
February 2017
Kapiti Coast District Council is inviting people to provide feedback o... More...

Prisons said to be a moral and fiscal failure
December 2016
"The general public need to be properly informed of what Bill English meant when he said that prisons are a moral and fi... More...

Raumati South Residents Assn getting prepared
December 2016
In light of the recent big quake. A community get together to chat about experiences, tsunami evacuation and emer... More...

Kapiti Residents asked for Views
December 2016
Over the next few months Kapiti Coast District Council is keen to hear from residents on a range of projects, strategies... More...

Kapiti Community board chairs confirmed
December 2016
The chairs for Kapiti Coast District Council's four community boards have all been confirmed.Community boards have four ... More...

Rating agency affirms regional council’s AA/A-1+ credit rating
December 2016
Credit rating agency Standard and Poors/Rating Direct has affirmed Gre... More...

Guy Burns urges caution on Kapiti Council spending
October 2016
Guy Burns, former Raumati/Paekakariki ward candidate thanks all those ... More...

The Waikanae Residents Meet the Candidates – meeting of 17 September
September 2016
Comment from Margaret Stevenson-Wright: candidate for the Waikanae Com... More...

Bernie Randall to stand for Paraparaumu Ward
August 2016
Paraparaumu resident Bernie Randall is standing as a Councillor at the forthcoming elections for the Paraparaumu Ward."W... More...

Guy Burns joins Kapiti election race
July 2016
Long-time local resident Guy Burns has announced he is standing in the local government elections for a seat on either t... More...

Angela Buswell says strong leadership needed for Kapiti Mayoralty
August 2016
Award winning Kapiti business woman Angela Buswell has announced her c... More...

Community Board member heads for Greener pastures
July 2016
The Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board has resolved not to fill the v... More...

Former Kapiti Mayor Iride McCloy running for Council
April 2016
Iride McCloy, former Mayor of Kapiti, is standing for the position of ... More...

Cr Elliott announces Kapiti Mayoral Bid
April 2016
District wide Councillor Jackie Elliott has announced she is standing for next Mayor of Kapiti in the elections later th... More...

Westbury calls for Kapiti community to have their say on fresh water
March 2016
Waikanae Community Board member James Westbury is urging the people of... More...

Otaki Labour candidates get early call
March 2016
Nominations have opened early for selecting the Labour Party candidate in the Otaki electorate for next year's general e... More...

Major reforms aimed at better services for ratepayers
March 2016
Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today announced reforms... More...

Kapiti PDP Update
December 2015
Since the release of the Submitter Engagement Version of the kapiti Coast District Council's Proposed District Plan (PDP... More...

Fran Wilde ends long political career
December 2015
Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Fran Wilde is standing down from Council to take up the role as head of the Remun... More...

LGNZ welcomes call for more innovative local government funding options
December 2015
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes The New Zealand Initiativ... More...

TPPA: Kiwis say it ain’t over. Don’t sign!
November 2015
This weekend thousands of New Zealanders will join rallies, marches, picnics and protests at fourteen actions nationwide... More...

Raumati South Residents welcome to Community Meeting
November 2015
Raumati South Residents Association (RSRA) 2015 AGM will be helf on 2... More...

Krystal Wright chosen as Otaki Youth MP for 2016
November 2015
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has chosen 17 year old Krystal Wright to take his ... More...

Kapiti joins region to say ‘TPPA: Don’t Sign’
November 2015
Kapiti has already seen several protests against the proposed TPPA deal and many local will be joining a wider action in... More...

Cr Jackie Elliott - Community Column
November 2015
November is 'White Ribbon Month' where the message is 'It is not ok' to inflict any form of violence, physical, psycholo... More...

The Dale Evans Column
October 2015
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Comedy Debate
October 2015
Comedy Debate - Paraparaumu Branch of the Labour Party Annual Fundraising Comedy Debate, Friday, October 9 at 7:30... More...

Leadership Change for Kapiti Council's PDP
September 2015
Darryl Lew, who has led the work to get the Proposed District Plan back on track over the last 18 months, is leaving Cou... More...

Tree Trouble from Dale Evans
August 2015
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Open Letter from Kapiti Crs Scott and Elliott
July 2015
KCDC Councillors David Scott and Jackie Elliott would like to reassure the Kapiti public that we played no part whatsoev... More...

Legal Highs controversy continues
July 2015
Community issues campaigner Dale Evans says KCDC has got it all wrong for allowing the sale of 'legal high' drugs in Kap... More...

Kapiti businesses support local government amalgamation proposals
February 2015
Sixty-five percent of respondents to a Chamber of Commerce online surv... More...

Phil Edwards new chair of Paekakariki Community Board
January 2015
Phil Edwards was elected unopposed as new chair of the Paekakariki Com... More...

Ghost still haunts Kapiti Council
Kapiti Council adversary Dale Evans is at it again. No sooner had the infamous 'Toilet Car' stopped haunting the Council... More...

Councils’ conduct codes gag elected members
December 2014
A Massey researcher is concerned that some local councils are gagging their elected members and stifling free speech. ... More...

New Chief Executive begins at Wellington Regional Council
November 2014
New chief executive Greg Campbell has started his tenure at the helm o... More...

Mana MP Faafoi supports Roberston for leadership
November 2014
Mana MP Kris Faafoi has spoken out about his support for Grant Roberts... More...

KCDC Rules Say All Can Attend Chief Executive's Review says Councillor
October 2014
"All eleven elected members of Council are able to take full part in t... More...

Greater Wellington report highlights variety of work
October 2014
The Greater Wellington Regional Council 2013/14 Annual Report, adopted... More...

Fiona Vining on Zone 4 Board
October 2014
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Community Boards has welcomed the appointment of Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board... More...

Record win for Nathan Guy in Otaki
October 2014
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the final electoral results giving him a majority of 7,782 which is the largest ever fo... More...

Advance polling popular
September 2014
Linda Todd, returning officer, says there has been a steady stream of early voters at the Waikanae Library and this tren... More...

McCann Campaign officially launched
August 2014
Labour candidiate for the Otaki electorate Rob McCann says the campaign is heading for the home run and the campaign tea... More...

Transport meeting for Kapiti
August 2014
Green Party MPs Julie Anne Genter and Jan Logie will be in Kapiti at a special public meeting to discuss their transport... More...

Rob McCann speaks on Senior Citizen's Policy
August 2014
"Our electorate has the oldest average age in New Zealand, so the release of Labour's Senior Citizen's Policy is of sign... More...

Otaki electorate Candidates meeting Friday August 15
The Grey Power Candidates meeting focusing on the upcoming election wi... More...

Guy launches campaign for Otaki seat
August 2014
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has formally launched his campaign for the Otaki electorate at the Waikanae Bowling Club on the week... More...

Party list fails to impress
July 2014
Rob McCann, Labour's candidate for Otaki responded to the news that Nathan Guy had moved up the National Party list rank... More...

Otaki MP says Budget 2014 great news for local families
May 2014
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed Budget 2014, particularly the boost t... More...

Council cops heat over panel appointments
April 2014
Salima Padamsey, representing the Coastal Ratepayers United (CRU) group, ruffled a few feathers at the recent KCDC meeti... More...

Peter Foster backs Rob McCann for MP
April 2014
Peter Foster has joined Labour's campaign to elect Rob McCann as the next MP for Otaki. Peter is a well known local ... More...

Public Chance To Speak on Legal Action against Otaki Pensioners
March 2014
Two attempts by Kapiti Councillor Jackie Elliott to have the legal pro... More...

Otaki electorate set to lose towns
January 2014
Four objections have been lodged against a plan to shift Shannon and Tokomaru from the Otaki electorate into Rangitikei.... More...

Candidate promises to put Nathan Guy out to pasture
December 2013
A third candidate is vying for the Otaki electorate proving competitio... More...

Shock support for water plans
November 2013
Kapiti's long term water supply decision was made last night ending a grueling five hour Council meeting. Council sta... More...

Dale Evans reflects on a visit to Council
November 2013
I have been mulling over the weekend what happened at the recent Kapiti Council meeting. At the meeting, during publi... More...

Jade Teki – Standing up for Shared Labour Values in our Community
November 2013
Labour Party candidate nominee Jade Teki says engagement, empowerment,... More...

From The Council Table - a Column by Councillor Jackie Elliott
November 2013
As a newly elected Councillor I want to start as I mean to continue, w... More...

Nominations open for selecting Labour’s candidate in the Otaki electorate
October 2013
Nominations for the Labour candidacy for the Otaki electorate in the 2... More...

Wilson stands for Regional Council and DHB
October 1
Kapiti's Greater Wellington Regional councillor, Nigel Wilson is seeking re-election to the post he has held for the las... More...

Public meeting on power prices
September 2013
"Household power prices have increased by 207% since 1990 at a rate much faster than inflation. Electricity prices are n... More...

Labour leadership contenders come to town
In a vital part of New Zealand's first mass participation process for electing a political party leader, the three conte... More...

Young Māori voice for Paekākāriki Community Board
August 2013
Lifelong Paekākāriki resident, twenty-year old Jack McDonald... More...

Local government reorganisation proposals run together
August 2013
The Local Government Commission decided to publicly notify the Wairara... More...

Evans plans new Notice Board site
August 2013
It seems divine intervention may be being KCDC at bay from social issues campaigner Dale Evans and his highly visible No... More...

Recharge scheme looking unlikely to proceed
July 2013
Mayoral candidate Jackie Elliott says Kapiti Council's water meter regime went hand in hand with the Waikanae River Rech... More...

Mana MP Welcomes Youth MP
July 2013
MP for Mana Kris Faafoi has today welcomed Simarjit Singh the Youth MP for Mana to Parliament as he takes up his role. ... More...

Tax reform welcomed by Regional Council
July 2013
Amendments to the Tax Income Act passed by Parliament today will make a big difference to efforts to improve freshwater ... More...

A sign of the times...
July 2013
It looks like the Kapiti election season is off to a fast start with car signs, newspaper adverts, trailor signs and fly... More...

Public get final say on Local Government Reorganisation
July 2013
Kapiti mayoral candidate Jackie Elliott says after attending this week... More...

Reform of local government in the Wellington Region
July 2013
An application for reform of local authorities in the wider Wellington... More...

Wellington Regional Council supports single two tier council with local boards
June 2013
The Wellington Regional Council has today voted in favour of lodging a... More...

Jackie Elliott to stand as 'Last Mayor of Kapiti'
June 2013
"After a great deal of public support and encouragement I am pleased t... More...

Government or playground bully?
November 2013
Increasingly, our Government is behaving like a playground bully. If Ministers will not restrain themselves from abuses ... More...

Asset Sales flagship seen as Shipwreck
May 9, 2013
As shares in Mighty River Power float on the Stock Exchange the living standards of many ordinary people will continue t... More...

Statement on Asset Sales from Russel Norman
May 2013
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KCDC Phone Survey on Local Government Reform called Misleading
May 7, 2013
KCDC's four question, 1500 household phone survey on Local Government... More...

Final days for submissions on local government reform
May 2013
Kapiti coasters interested in the future of their region are being rem... More...

Ross Church to stand for Mayor....
April 22, 2013
Cr Ross Church says: "Recent events at Council have shown that some, within KCDC, are trying to break out of the Pike Sy... More...

Gavin Bradley addresses KCDC on their Coastal Hazard strategy
April 2013
I understand the motion put by Mike Cardiff today is going to be rejec... More...

Kris Faafoi says Minister must act on alarming increase in database misuse
April 2013
Anne Tolley has joined the long list of Ministers who must act to ensu... More...

Amalgamation talks must include future of Community Boards
April 2013
Kapiti's Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Nigel Wilson says with... More...

Shofar so good at Speakers’ Corner Re-Launch
April 2013
The Kapiti Coast's well-known councillor, K Gurunathan, – 'Guru' to his friends and enemies – says he'll be blowing his ... More...

Otaki board members to attend Wanaka conference
March 2013
The sensitive issue of whether Community Board members should attend a... More...

Are Stormwater upgrades being sacrificed for Aquatic Center
March 2013
Social issues campaigner Dale Evans says he is disturbed by persistent... More...

Kapiti Council river recharge scheme challenged
January 2013
Below is the submission from Kapiti resident Jean Kahui in reference t... More...

Year in summary from Hon Hekia Parata
January 2013
2012 was a big year in both my Education and Pacific Island Affairs portfolios. Thanks to all of you who have helped mak... More...

Regional council to look into emergency reservoir
January 2013
Wellington Regional Council is to look at the feasibility of building ... More...

New Zealand's newest politician sworn in at Otaki
December 2012
Newly elected Otaki Community Board member Jackie Elliott was official... More...

Last minute change to governance Bill impacts on Kapiti
December 2012
Otaki Community Board member, Jackie Elliott says changes made to the ... More...

Wellington Local Government review aims to ‘halt the decline’
November 2012
By NZLG editor, Graham Hawkes No punches were pulled when the Welli... More...

Jackie Elliott wins in Otaki
October
Social issues campaigner Jackie Elliott has swept to a substantial win in the Otaki Community Board By-election.Ms Ellio... More...

Water meters divide Otaki Board candidates
October 2012
In a surprise response during question time two of the three Otaki Community Board by-election candidates told a full Ot... More...

Greater Wellington on the move
September 2012
Greater Wellington Regional Council will be relocating from its earthquake prone premises in Wakefield Street.The Counci... More...

Jackie Elliott to stand for Otaki Board
August 2012
Surprise doors opened for anti water meter campaigner Jackie Elliott when she attended the Otaki Community Board meeting... More...

Kapiti Public Meeting on future of local government
August 2012
Have your say on the future of local government in our region ... More...

Local body elections legislation on track
August 2012
New rules governing local body elections could be in place before the end of next year.The Government's confirmed it wil... More...

Appreciating our volunteers
July 2012
From Nigel Wilson - Greater Wellington Regional Councillor, Kapiti.I would like to send a personal vote of thanks to all... More...

Independent Panel seeks public feedback on regional issues
The needs of ratepayers and residents in the Wellington region are the... More...

Cr Lloyd disappointed by water meter decision
June 2012
Waikanae Ward councillor Tony Lloyd says he is very disappointed at Kapiti Council's decision to install water meters."T... More...

Dale Evans tells Council - 'Focus on the Issue of your Debt'
May 7
Dale Evans responds to Council criticisms regarding his billboard sign... More...

CRAG report falls short says petition organiser
April 8
The C. R. A. G report to KCDC on a costing regime for water charging i... More...

Church hits back at corner dairy.....
March 14
Corporate Services Committee Chair Ross Church responds to criticism by fellow Kapiti councillor K Gurunathan. Counci... More...

KCDC left in ruins!
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'Honest' election signs!
November 16
Election signs in Kapiti were among those targeted by political satirists who have added slogans to National Party billb... More...

KCDC Submission to GW Plan
Cr Penny Gaylor and Sue Johnson were among the recent Kapiti submitters to the Greater Wellington Regional Council's ann... More...

Peter Foster in the market place
Peter Foster, Labour's newly elected candidate for the Otaki electorate, will be meeting shoppers and promoting Labour's... More...

Behive Chat from Tariana Turia
25 April
If you enter the word, Mana, into Google, within 0.06 seconds a staggering 176,000,000 entries result. There's the Ma... More...

Remembering our Veterans
A Column by Hekia Parata
Anzac Day is a day to reflect on and be grateful to our Anzac veterans. More than 2700 New Zealanders lost their li... More...

CAFCA campaigner coming to Kapiti
10 April
One of New Zealand's most informed and entertaining campaigners will be speaking in Paekakariki next week. Murray Hor... More...

Mana community providing ‘Shoe Boxes of Love’ for Christchurch
21 March
National List MP Hon Hekia Parata is calling on the generosity of the ... More...

Time to reflect on priorities
14 March
The poignancy of loss has come home to many of us so vividly in the days since the Christchurch earthquake, and more rec... More...

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