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Waikanae Community Board by-election - Take Two
October 22, 2020
Following a second resignation from the Waikanae Community Board, the Kāpiti Coast District Council has called for a by-election to fill the vacant seats. Community Boards are an important part of local democracy and we encourage anyone who has an interest in representing the interests of, and advocating on behalf ... More...

Two vacancies to be filled on Waikanae Community Board
September 19, 2020
The formal resignation of Waikanae Community Board member Jill Griggs has been received by Kāpiti Coast District Council today (Friday, 18 September).This means there are now two vacancies on the Board following the earlier resignation of former Board member Geoffrey C... More...

Katherine Kelly stands for Waikanae Board
September 18, 2020
Like many Kāpiti residents, Kath Kelly and her family got to know Waikanae through many years of family holidays. She remembers the freedom that the wide-open spaces provided her and her brothers.Kath and her husband have made Waikanae their home since 2013 and are ... More...

Michael Walker Standing for the Mana electorate
September 15, 2020
Michael Walker is a candidate in the Mana Electorate representing The Progressive Party of Aotearoa New Zealand (PPANZ).Mr Walker says he was fortunate to be born into a loving family with four amazing sisters in Thames. "My dad was a commercial fisherman and my... More...

Richard Mansell stands for Waikanae Board
September 8, 2020
Well-known Kāpiti businessman Richard Mansell is standing for the Waikanae Community Board in October's by-election, and says he will work to help his community maintain its identity and character as it grows over coming years if he is elected to the Board. With fou... More...

Local government elects new president
August 23, 2020
Local Government New Zealand's (LGNZ) 78 member councils have elected Stuart Crosby as LGNZ president, replacing Dave Cull who steps down from the role.LGNZ is the peak body representing New Zealand's 78 councils, providing a unified voice for the sector and a pathw... More...

A Political Point of View
August 16, 2020
Coast Access Radio has a regular political interview programme hosted by local Kāpiti Coast man Graham Priest. Each week Graham has conversations with Central and Local Government, and aspiring candidates. This week the guest is Jan Logie from the New Zealand Green Part... More...

An Evening with Hon David Parker & Dr Ayesha Verrall
August 6, 2020
The Hon David Parker, and Dr Ayesha Verrall will be in Kāpiti for a public meeting on Monday August 10.This is being held next MONDAY 10 AUGUST at 7PMat the Waikanae Baptist Church, 286 Te Moana Rd, WaikanaeHon David Parker is Minister for the Environment, T... More...

Kāpiti Council maintains AA credit rating
August 2, 2020
Kāpiti Coast District Council says its experienced management, funding strategy and prudent financial practices see it in a strong position to withstand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.Despite the prediction of a financial and economic 'shock' in New Zeala... More...

NZAVS Push for end of Animal Testing
August 3, 2020
The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) is pushing for sweeping changes that could spell the end of animal testing and other harmful uses of animals in science.The group is launching a petition today that calls on the government to start prioritising non-an... More...

Judith Collins makes Kāpiti Visit
July 30, 2020
National's Ōtaki candidate Tim Costley says new party leader Judith Collins will be joining him next Monday in the electorate."We will have a public meeting at 2pm at Connect Church, 1 Realm Dr, Paraparaumu. I expect a big crowd there," says Mr Costley.It is exp... More...

Greater Wellington consult on Plan
July 23, 2020
Greater Wellington are responsible for a wide range of activities that contribute to the overall well being of our region. In particular there is a strong focus on protecting the environment while enabling sustainable economic activity.In June 2018, GW adopted the L... More...

A Time of the Signs
July 22, 2020
The whole country is being festooned with election signs as candidates vie for your constituency and party votes. Hats off to all those brave souls who battled the elements to get their signs up over the last few days.It is sad to see there has already been vandalis... More...

Martin Frauenstein for New Conservative
July 21, 2020
Martin Frauenstein is standing as a candidate in the Ōtaki electorate representing the New Conservative party.Martin and his family moved to Wellington from South Africa in 1996. He soon became an avid Hurricane's supporter. Running his own software company he imple... More...

Bernard Long for Green Party Ōtaki
July 14, 2020
Bernard Long, Green Party candidate for the Ōtaki electorate says he is standing as the Green candidate because he is concerned about climate justice and poverty. "My candidacy is supported by my ongoing practical social work and activism in relation to French Nucl... More...

Helen Cartwright stands for Integrity
July 13, 2020
The New Zealand political scene has been hotly contentious in recent times which may have opened up opportunities for new parties to make their mark in the upcoming election.One such party is Integrity New Zealand, with party leader Helen Cartwright standing in the ... More...

Green Party announce Jan Logie MP as candidate for Mana
July 9, 2020
The Green Party have announced current MP Jan Logie as their candidate for Mana.With three terms as an MP, Jan has spent the past three years as aParliamentary Under-Secretary, providing significant funding for domestic and sexual violence issues and helping to ... More...

LGNZ recovery fund to sponsor new sector development initiative
July 2, 2020
Local Government New Zealand's National Council has announced the creation of an LGNZ Covid Recovery Fund, which will be used to deliver free digital training to support mayors, chairs and elected members in their post-Covid decision-making.The Covid crisis has had a si... More...

Terisa Ngobi is Proudly Local Labour
July 1, 2020
Born, raised and educated in Levin, Ōtaki electorate Labour candidate Terisa Ngobi says she is a proud Horowhenua local of Samoan and Scottish descent."I'm a proud local working mum with three young boys who with their mix of Samoan, Scots and African heritage, repr... More...

Last Chance for Electra Trust Vote
June 11, 2020
With four candidates standing for two positions on the Electra Trust voting closes at noon tomorrow (June 12). One candidate, Neil MacKay, says it will be too late to vote by post but the option of voting online still gives people an opportunity to have their say.... More...

Amanda Vickers selected as Ōtaki Candidate
June, 2020
Social Credit has selected a veterinarian as its general election candidate for the Ōtaki electorate.Amanda Vickers worked extensively in the UK with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, helping to eradicate swine fever and foot and mouth disease,... More...

Tim Costley pilots National campaign
June, 2020
Tim Costley says he is really excited to be replacing Nathan Guy as the Ōtaki electorate National Party candidate.Tim spent the last 19 years in the Air Force as a helicopter pilot. "The thing I loved about flying helicopters in the Air Force was that you got to... More...

Electra Trust Candidates - Vote Now
May 24, 2020
The Voting Papers for the 2020 election of Electra Trustees will have been received by eligible voters in Kāpiti and Horowhenua. There are two vacancies and the four candidates are Neil MacKay, Kevin Burrows, Brendan Duffy, and Lindsay Burnell. Statements from the four ... More...

Kāpiti Council Review in 30 Days
May 14, 2020
Kāpiti District-wide councillor Rob McCann has moved to have the Kāpiti Council's Organisation Review Report by Martin Jenkins seen within a month.Cr McCann says he moved a motion regarding the review today seconded by Cr James Cootes who had been a primary driver i... More...

Political pay cuts moved on
May 14, 2020
Local Government NZ had welcomed the introduction of legislation this morning that will allow the Remuneration Authority to consider pay cuts for local government elected members, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.In April, LGNZ asked that the Government give the R... More...

Kowhai trees from here to London
April 6, 2020
Part-time Kāpiti Coaster and Hutt City Councillor Chris Milne tells of planting trees from here to London."Back in 1... More...

Kāpiti South to get new MP
February 8, 2020
Raumati and Paekākāriki will have a new MP at the next election with the announcment from current Labour MP for Mana, Kr... More...

Local government voting period underway
September 25, 2019
The voting period for the 2019 local government elections is officially underway and Greater Wellington Regional Council... More...

Kāpiti not getting its Regional Share
September 24, 2019
While talk of a 15% Greater Wellington Regional Council rate increase for next year is likely to be well wide of the mar... More...

Kāpiti Housing Crisis highlighted
September 8, 2019
Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says Statistics New Zealand's latest residential building consent numb... More...

Labour seeks 2020 candidate in the Ōtaki electorate
September 6, 2019
Nominations have opened for those who wish to be the Labour candidate ... More...

LGNZ welcomes a fresh look on urban development policy
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) will carefully consider the propos... More...

Nathan Guy standing down
August 8, 2019
Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy will not be seeking re-election next year and will instead be retiring from politics.Mr Guy beca... More...

Kāpiti Councils credit rating more Standard than Poor
Independent financial rating agency Standard & Poor's has revised the ... More...

Public Education Discussion Meeting in Waikanae
July 21, 2019
The second in a series of policy discussion meetings is scheduled for ... More...

Local MP Jan Logie in Violence Budget Hearing
June 26, 2019
"Today I sat alongside Minister Little and Minister Martin and we all answered questions on the whole of Government resp... More...

Sophie Handford enters Kāpiti political race
June 17, 2019
Paekākāriki teenager Sophie Handford, who led the recent School Strike 4 Climate campaign, will be standing in the upcom... More...

Bigger isn't Better for Kāpiti Gateway
April 29, 2019
Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says he is calling on the Kāpiti Coast District Council to come clean with ... More...

Regional Council encourages people to have their say
May 24, 2019
If you love paying rates, there is now a great opportunity to thank th... More...

No Kāpiti Election Advantage for Atholl Aardvark
Kāpiti Districtwide Councilor Jackie Elliott says she is delighted the... More...

Challenger says Minimum Feedback for Kāpiti not enough
March 17, 2019
A proposal to seek only the bare minimum of public feedback required b... More...

Kāpiti Vote 19 - Calling all Citizens
March 5, 2019
The last couple of decades has seen a decline in voter numbers in Local Government elections and the Kāpiti Coast is no ... More...

Kāpiti Cr Scott says no Board members excluded
Senior Kāpiti Councillor Michael Scott has come out firing at two Comm... More...

Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board members 'Shocked'
March 3, 2019
Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board members Bernie Randall and Guy Bur... More...

Kāpiti Councillor demands response on Social Housing
February 11, 2019
KCDC Mayor and Councillors have remained unresponsive to attempts by d... More...

Fresh Face for Kāpiti Mayoral Race
January 22, 2019
Paraparaumu resident Gwynn Compton has promised to bring fresh leadership and a community-led approach to the Kāpit... More...

Government must embrace localism to improve community wellbeing
Local Government New Zealand is pleased the Government is starting a d... More...

Kāpiti Growth Projects Talk Time
The Council, with support from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), will shortly begin public di... More...

Service Review for Kāpiti Council
Over the coming weeks, the Kāpiti Coast District Council will carry out a review of the services delivered through ... More...

Who Owns the Water - Kāpiti councillor reflects
Kāpiti Councillor Jackie Elliott reflects on the threat to Public owne... More...

Kāpiti Councillor Appeals Conviction
Kāpiti Councillor David Scott's barristers have lodged an appeal against a conviction recorded against him in the Wellin... More...

Local Councils say Show me the Money
Kāpiti Coast District Council faces major challenges funding vital infrastructure to cope with expected growth. Kāpiti i... More...

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy - Local Column Leadership changeover
"Last week marked a big occasion for both the National Party and New Z... More...

Plain Speaking with Nathan Guy
Ōtaki Broadband rollout"Work on supplying Ultra Fast Broadband to Ōtaki is well underway and the build is on track t... More...

Local councils slammed for failing to supply information
The chief ombudsman says local democracy is being undermined as counci... More...

Thinking Smart in Waikanae
February 8, 2018
Norma McCallum of Destination Waikanae says in these days of Grand Designs, Thinking Big and our growing immunity to cos... More...

Ōtaki electorate congratulates PM on Baby Announcement
January 19, 2018
Labour's former Ōtaki electorate candidate Rob McCann has offered his ... More...

Kāpiti Mayor Guru heads to India
January 8, 2018
Kāpiti Mayor K Gurunathan has been invited to join Parliamentarians of Indian Origin when they meet in Delhi, India this... More...

Raumati South Residents Association holds AGM
December 22, 2017
Kāpiti Mayor K Gurunathan, Deputy Mayor Janet Holborow and Community Board member Bernie Randall attended as guests at t... More...

Wayne's World for the Kāpiti Coast
December 20, 2017
Wayne Maxwell has been appointed to the position of Kāpiti Coast Council Chief Executive.Resident in Raumati South, ... More...

Kāpiti gets new Regs Manager
November 28, 2017
Kāpiti Council has announced the appointment of Natasha Tod to the role of Group Manager Regulatory Services.Ms Tod brin... More...

Chaos reigns at Council meeting
November 22, 2017
Tonight's Horowhenua council meeting has ended with a mass walkout of councillors which continues the run of disastrous ... More...

Understanding MMP is a piece of Pie
October 22, 2017
Eva Allan Allow me to explain MMPThere's one mince and cheese pie left in the shop it costs $5Bill has $4.50... More...

New Prime Minister Announced
October 18, 2019
The waiting is finally over and Winston Peters has announced the party he is prepared to go in to coalition with Labou... More...

No Change for local MPs
September 25, 2017
The current three MPs from the Ōtaki and Mana electorates have all been returned to Parliament, although in what capacit... More...

You can still Enrol to Vote - closes Midnight Friday 22 September
22 September, 2017
The Electoral Commission says it is processing huge numbers of late en... More...

Have your Say on Election Day
September 23, 2017
INFORMATION FOR VOTERS - THE WHO, WHEN AND WHERESelect your electorate to find out who is standing as a candidate in... More...

Local MP no show stifles debate
September 20, 2017
Labour candidate Rob McCann says another opportunity to debate key issues was lost when his main opponent, MP Nathan Guy... More...

Wayne Grattan says it is time to ACT
August 26, 2017
At this week's Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce candidates meeting the speakers invited were just from National and Labour. Ot... More...

NZ First announces Ōtaki Candidate
August 25, 2017
Party leader Winston Peters has announced Romuald Rudzki will be the New Zealand First candidate in Ōtaki for the 2017 g... More...

Chamber election debate draws fire on Housing
August 24, 2017
An audience of 170 turned out to the Coast Church in Paraparaumu last night to hear the election candidates' debate host... More...

Green Party candidate Sam Ferguson has his say
August 24, 2017
At last night's Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce candidates meeting the spea... More...

Sam Jennings - An Independent voice for the Ōtaki electorate
August 24, 2017
At last night's Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce candidates meeting the spea... More...

Meet the Election Candidates in Kāpiti
August 15, 2017
Kāpiti Greypower have announced a schedule of meetings for the public to attend to meet candidates standing for the upco... More...

Shan Ng the ACT choice for Mana
August 9, 2017
ACT has announced Shan Ng as their candidate for the Mana Electorate at the upcoming general election. The seat is curre... More...

Kāpiti Chamber Outlines Priorities For 2017 Election
August 9, 2017
Economic growth, infrastructure and youth employment are high on the K... More...

Kāpiti's former PM talks about Refugees
August 6, 2017
Former Prime Minister, and current Waikanae resident, Jim Bolger has joined fellow PMs Helen Clark, Mike Moore, and Geof... More...

Kāpiti Teens Tip Ardern
August 4, 2017
On Sunday, July 30th there was a discussion held by the Kāpiti Labour Committee at the Kāpiti Uniting Church.The topic w... More...

Kāpiti needs empathy
August 1, 2017
Many might think the world is a harsh dog-eat-dog place where there are low expectations of democratic processes wher... More...

Kāpiti threat to democracy questioned
25 July, 2017
Following revelations of the Horowhenua Council chief executive filtering and blocking emails, including those of the Ma... More...

Kāpiti Signs controversies prompt policy
24 July, 2017
Kāpiti Council has issued a policy statement regarding elections signage and says it will be strictly enforced.Labou... More...

Meet the Ōtaki and Mana General Election Candidates
20 July, 2017
As we lead-up to the General Election on Saturday 23 September 2017, t... More...

Open house at Kāpiti Council this Saturday
19 July, 2017
Kāpiti Council has an open invitation for residents to drop in to the Council Civic Building between 10am and 3pm this S... More...

Mock Trial invite for Rural Women of Kāpiti
16 July, 2017
Kāpiti has it's fair share of women located in rural areas and they are invited to join Rural Women NZ in taking the Gov... More...

Claims that Kāpiti Council vandalised Housing Meeting Signs
16 July, 2017
In a bizarre twist to the case of the missing Housing Meeting signs it... More...

Jack McDonald makes a stand for Te Tai Hauāuru
13 July, 2017
Jack McDonald is from Taranaki iwi Te Whakatōhea, Te Ātiawa.... More...

Kāpiti sees Sign of the Times
10 July, 2017
Labour candidate Rob McCann says the sudden disappearance of three large signs is as much a concern about political issu... More...

Kāpiti CE wins Civil Defence Award
12 June, 2017
Ōtaki MP and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated Kāpiti Coast District Council Chief Executive Pat Dough... More...

From Paekākāriki 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 as... More...

Kris Faafoi says the community has spoken
June, 2017
The communities of the Mana electorate have sent a clear and strong message on the future of the Kenepuru A&M service, L... More...

Guy family mourns Malcolm Guy's sad passing
June 2017
The Guy family has received an incredible amount of support following the passing of community stalwart, Malcolm Guy, QS... More...

Public Meeting to discuss Health Services in Ōtaki
May 2017
Labour's Ōtaki electorate candidate Rob McCann is hosting a public mee... More...

Ōtaki MP tops list of property owners
May 2017
Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy is the runaway winner in the Which MP Owns the Most Property Stakes.Between them our MPs own 400 pro... More...

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

Water Quality Campaigner Selected for Ōtaki
May 2017
Off the back of local body elections last year, Sam Ferguson is returning to the election trail, this time with the Gree... More...

Gareth Morgan takes Opportunity to visit Kāpiti
May 2017
With the general election not that far away candidates and parties are... More...

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

Ōtaki 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...

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

Kāpiti 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
Kāpiti resident and former Prime Minister Jim Bolger has come out in support of compulsory voting.In a RNZ Report compil... More...

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

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

Kāpiti 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
Kāpiti 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...

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

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

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

Guy Burns urges caution on Kāpiti Council spending
October 2016
Guy Burns, former Raumati/Paekākāriki 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 Kāpiti 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 Kāpiti Mayoralty
August 2016
Award winning Kāpiti 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 Kāpiti Mayor Iride McCloy running for Council
April 2016
Iride McCloy, former Mayor of Kāpiti, is standing for the position of ... More...

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

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

Ōtaki Labour candidates get early call
March 2016
Nominations have opened early for selecting the Labour Party candidate in the Ōtaki 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...

Kāpiti 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 aint over. Dont 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 Ōtaki Youth MP for 2016
November 2015
Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy has chosen 17 year old Krystal Wright to take his ... More...

Kāpiti joins region to say TPPA: Dont Sign
November 2015
Kāpiti 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 PartyAnnual Fundraising Comedy Debate, Friday, October 9at 7:30... More...

Leadership Change for Kāpiti 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 Kāpiti Crs Scott and Elliott
July 2015
KCDC Councillors David Scott and Jackie Elliott would like to reassure the Kāpiti 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...

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

Ghost still haunts Kāpiti Council
Kāpiti 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 Ōtaki
October 2014
Ōtaki 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 Ōtaki electorate Rob McCann says the campaign is heading for the home run and the campaign tea... More...

Transport meeting for Kāpiti
August 2014
Green Party MPs Julie Anne Genter and Jan Logie will be in Kāpiti 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...

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

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

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

Ōtaki MP says Budget 2014 great news for local families
May 2014
Ōtaki 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 Ōtaki. Peter is a well known local ... More...

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

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

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

Shock support for water plans
November 2013
Kāpiti'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 Kāpiti 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 Labours candidate in the Ōtaki electorate
October 2013
Nominations for the Labour candidacy for the Ōtaki electorate in the 2... More...

Wilson stands for Regional Council and DHB
October 1
Kāpiti'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 Kāpiti 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 Kāpiti 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
Kāpiti 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 Kāpiti'
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
Kāpiti 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
Kāpiti's Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Nigel Wilson says with... More...

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

Ōtaki 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...

Kāpiti Council river recharge scheme challenged
January 2013
Below is the submission from Kāpiti 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 Ōtaki
December 2012
Newly elected Ōtaki Community Board member Jackie Elliott was official... More...

Last minute change to governance Bill impacts on Kāpiti
December 2012
Ōtaki 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 HawkesNo punches were pulled when the Welli... More...

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

Water meters divide Ōtaki Board candidates
October 2012
In a surprise response during question time two of the three Ōtaki 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 Ōtaki Board
August 2012
Surprise doors opened for anti water meter campaigner Jackie Elliott when she attended the Ōtaki Community Board meeting... More...

Kāpiti 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, Kāpiti.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 Kāpiti 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 Kāpiti councillor K Gurunathan.Counci... More...

KCDC left in ruins!
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'Honest' election signs!
November 16
Election signs in Kāpiti 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 Kāpiti 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 Ōtaki 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 Kāpiti
10 April
One of New Zealand's most informed and entertaining campaigners will be speaking in Paekākāriki 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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