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A Brief History of the Kapiti Coast
Māori chief Te Rauparaha established a base on Kapiti Island, and from this position, he was able to launch attacks on other tribes during the Musket Wars of the early 19th century. Around this time, Europeans began whaling in the area, and on 16 October 1839, William Wakefield of the New Zealand Company arrived i... More...

Airport - a poignant history
7 July - By Fay Clayton
There is much discussion these days about the Paraparaumu Airport, its noise, its ownership and its use - present and future. There's a lot going on there, especially week-ends, helicopters clapping overhead, planes pulling gliders, and take-offs and landings. You can't help but be aware of the airport in this distric... More...

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