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Kapiti projects get over $20k Creative NZ funding
April 28, 2019
Fourteen creative Kāpiti groups and individuals benefitted from the first 2019 round of Creative Communities Scheme grants for community arts projects. Just over $22,200 was awarded by Kāpiti Coast District Council's Grants Allocation Committee on the recommendations of the Council's Creative Communities ... More...

Special events at Mahara Gallery
April 22, 2019
Opening 1. 30 - 2. 30, Sunday 28 April A celebration of Frances Hodgkins' 150th birthday, with special guest Avenal McKinnon All welcomePanel discussion on Frances Hodgkins 2. 30-3. 30 Sunday 28 April with Priscilla Pitts, Avenal McKinnon, Dr Pamela Gerrish Nunn and Tony Mackle Entry free, all welcomeCurato... More...

Poets to the People - Kapiti
April 22, 2019
Poets to the People - Kapiti will have Rob Hack from Paekakariki as guest Poet for the April 28 event. Dinah Hawken (who is also a local) writes of Rob's collection Everything is Here: "Everything is here . . . stories told in spare, accessible poems that are both strongly placed, and full of people and day-to-day things. ... More...

Paekakariki Art Show
April 21, 2019
The Paekakariki Art Show is on again over Anzac weekend from the opening night 24th April from 6pm ($10 entry) and then 25th to 28th April 10. 00am till 5. 00pm ($2 entry) - all raising funds for the St Peter's Hall restoration. This is the fifth Art Show, the event becoming more popular each year. Sixty five invited arti... More...

Mahara Curator values Frances Hodgkins as role model
April 19, 2019
Celebrated artist Frances Hodgkins - linked to Kapiti by her sister Isabel - is a role model for women today says Pamela Gerrish Nunn, the curator of Mahara Gallery's special exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of Hodgkins' birth. Frances Hodgkins, from Dunedin to Waikanae, is an exhibition of some 20 works, so... More...

Personal Transformation Through Art
March 14, 2019
Kapiti will soon welcome a workshop run by Corinne Allen and Kimbra Taylor which introduces the transformative power of the Neurographic Technique, an effective art modality open to everyone. Rapidly evolving and gaining popularity, the Neurographic Technique was developed and formalised by Russian psychologist Pave... More...

Kāpiti art collection contributes to National Hodgkins Tour
March 13, 2019
The Kāpiti-based Field Collection of art works, is contributing three works by celebrated painter Frances Hodgkins to a major celebratory exhibition of the artist's work which will tour the country during the year. The paintings will form part of Frances Hodgkins, European Journeys, which opens at Auckland Art ... More...

Kapiti launch for Keepers of History
March 10, 2019
In 2017, Renée Hollis interviewed 120 people over the age of 100, living in every region of New Zealand for her book Keepers of History: New Zealand Centenarians Tell Their Stories. Along the way she met opera singers and farmers, a politician and a racing car driver, a nun and a freedom fighter with Gandhi, and ev... More...

Diverse range for Kapiti Readers and Writers 2019
March 7, 2019
The programme for Kapiti Readers and Writers 2019 has now been released. Hosted by the The Friends of the Kapiti Coast District Libraries, Readers and Writers 2019 includes an interesting and diverse range of genres and speakers who are most happy to give their time to come. Friends' secretary Jennifer Ramshaw sa... More...

Films for Young People at Maoriland Film Festival
March 3, 2019
Young people sit at the heart of everything done at Māoriland - if you've attended the festival before, you will have seen them presenting films and if you're an Ōtaki local, you may have seen them out on the street shooting films. Two years ago a handful of these rangatahi - young people - asked if they ... More...

Kapiti Artist Marcus Ebbett Opens new Studio
February 18, 2019
Kapiti Artist Marcus Ebbett has opened a new studio gallery space in Raumati. A regular of the Arts Trail, Marcus has been in very popular demand in recent years and his paintings are highly sought after. He is a member of and has exhibited at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. He takes part in the local Kapit... More...

What causes Meltdowns in children
February 16, 2019
Meltdowns are an awful experience; both for your child and for you. Seeing your child suffer so badly can be heart-wrenching, and keeping them safe while it's happening can be back-breaking. What exactly is a 'meltdown'? So, what is it? Basically, it's a complete loss of behavioural control. A person having a mel... More...

Kapiti Libraries have Treats for all ages
February, 2019
Friends of Kapiti Libraries are promising 'Treats for Readers of all Ages' with four poets and a varied programme for the year. Chair Anthony Dreaver says between now and April four events will feature poets, children, centenarians and bookselling. On the afternoon of Wednesday 20 February at 2. 00 pm, four Kapiti... More...

Kapiti Writer Mandy Hager Wins Storylines Medal
February 4, 2019
Kapiti's multi-award-winning author Mandy Hager is the winner of the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for life-time achievement and a distinguished contribution to New Zealand's literature for young people. Best-known as a writer of young adult fiction, Mandy Hager has also written fiction and non-fiction for you... More...

Kapiti leaps for Vault Art Show
February 2, 2109
'Vault' Art Show will showcase some of the best artistic talent in Kāpiti and beyond for the weekend of 1st - 3rd March. There will be an opening party on Friday 1st March from 6.30pm hosted by Sir Jon Trimmer. Featuring over 25 artists including Grag Chaston, Mari... More...

Mahara Gallery Collectables
February 1, 2019
Some major names have been recently added to the Mahara Gallery FUNDRAISING AUCTION EVENT!!!Collectables seeking new homes is an auction of donated artwork to raise funds for the Athfield-designed Mahara Gallery upgrade.More than 160 artworks in many media, styles and p... More...

Kapiti Gallery gets Great Gift
A landmark painting by one of the greats of New Zealand landscape painting, Peter McIntyre, has been gifted to raise money to keep the Field Collection in Kapiti. Paekakariki couple Jannie and Don Hunn have offered the work to Waikanae's Mahara Gallery to help raise ... More...

New Kapiti film tells of reluctant Frances Hodgkins painting sitter
Paraparaumu's Red Capewell may now be in her '80s but age hasn't dimmed her recollection of the time her mother-in-law Alice, the daughter of an Italian fisherman, was asked by New Zealand's most acclaimed expatriate painter, Frances Hodgkins to sit for two paintings. ... More...

Public Art for Kapiti
Kapiti Councillor, and former Kapiti Arts Panel Chair, Jackie Elliott reflects on the impact and value of Public ArtI have just attended the annual Local Government NZ (LGNZ) conference in the heart of Christchurch city. This is not the first LGNZ conference I have atte... More...

Kapiti's Marcus Ebbett takes Art to Town
Kapiti artist Marcus Ebbett has been the toast of the town with the successful Wellington launch of his latest exhibition MARCUS EBBETT PAINTS WELLINGTON.His SOLO43 exhibition at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queens Wharf Wellington runs until December 14. ... More...

Rotary Art now Showing
October 19, 2018
This is the 16th year of the Rotary Club of Paraparaumu Labour Weekend Art Show and will allow the Club to pledge a furt... More...

Young Kapiti storytellers sought for film challenge
July 21, 2018
Kapiti has a strong reputation for producing talented young filmmakers... More...

Mahara Gallery Hodgkins’ birthday exhibition features family and friends
10 April, 2018
To celebrate the birthday of New Zealand's most celebrated expatriate ... More...

Raumati Artist Cops Praise
March 7, 2018
Raumati artist Marcus Ebbett has made a huge impression with his landscapes and cityscapes and is now being recognised f... More...

Kapiti beauty on show in mixed media exhibition
February 15, 2018
The 'Kapiti Views' mixed media Art Exhibition has its official opening... More...

Latest paintings from Tania Dally at Atelier
January 31, 2018
Kapiti artist Tania Dally has new works show at Atelier. The latest showing from gifted Kapiti artist Tania Dally wil... More...

Tutere Gallery opens new Exhibition
January 3, 2018
A new exhibition by Waikanae textile artist Sara Boland entitled "Red List, Red Thread" opened on the weekend in Tutere ... More...

Otaki Writers to hold chat session
November 27, 2017
Otaki writers Renee, and Di Buchan have decided to hold an afternoon tea and chat session this coming Friday (1 Decembe... More...

Mandy Hager features at New Zealand Festival
October 18, 2017
Kapiti writer Mandy Hager has been announced as one of the feature speakers at the New Zealand Festival (formerly the In... More...

Fresh Spring Abstracts at Raumati Waterfront
October 13, 2017
Fresh from the spring exhibition at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts on Wellington's waterfront, local abstract arti... More...

Cat Walk for Kapiti Peforming Arts Centre
September 25, 2017
Raumati retailers and hospitality are stepping up to support a massive fundraising drive to build the $10million Kapiti ... More...

Kapiti Art Auction gets huge support
October 10, 2017
Organiser Emma Ahern, says the response has been amazing to the upcoming event Harper's Little Art Auction. So far o... More...

He Kakano book launched at Raumati South School
12 September, 2017
He Kākano (Seed), the book produced as a result of two terms work... More...

New exhibitions for Mahara Gallery
September 3, 2017
You are warmly invited to our next three exhibitions: Creative Embroidery, featuring 40 members of NZ Embroiderer's G... More...

New Book marks 25 years of Paekakariki Station Precinct Trust
August 28, 2017
This year marks 25 years since the Paekakariki Station Precinct Trust ... More...

Halo Effect creator is Mahara Gallery’s first Artist in Residence
August 11, 2017
Wellington artist Paul Forrest has become Mahara Gallery's first Artis... More...

Collaborative Exhibition launched at Mahara Gallery
August 7, 2017
He Kākano, Seed, a collaborative project between Mahara Gallery, ... More...

Paekakariki Station Precinct Trust Poetry Reading
3 July, 2017
Paekakariki Station Precinct Trust invites all to the final of the Sta... More...

Kapiti Playhouse hits the mark with Homeland
11 June, 2017
What a superb play Homeland, performed at Kapiti Playhouse, was. From the moment Ken (Peter Carr), that frail and pathet... More...

Michael O'Leary features At Petticoat Junction
8 June. 2017
Paekakariki Station Precinct Trust would like to invite all to the fif... More...

Mahara Galley host Matariki Exhibition
29 May, 2017
Mahara Gallery in Waikanae will be hosting the opening of its 2017 Matariki exhibition Matariki Dawn on Saturday June 10... More...

Film-making Workshop for Otaki closing soon
September 3, 2017
Registrations are open for the 2017 series of free film-making workshops for young people. The Someday Workshops are bac... More...

Kapiti writer Mandy Hager to Launch New Novel
May 2017
The launch of Mandy Hager`s ne... More...

Paekakariki Station Precinct Poetry Readings
Paekakariki Station Precinct Trust would like to invite all to the fourth Station Sessions - poetry readings at Petticoa... More...

Art workshops with Lynda Mapplebeck
April 2017
Mahara Gallery in Waikanae will be running a second art workshop with Lynda Mapplebeck on Thursday 27 April at 10am.'Res... More...

Paekakariki Arts Show on Anzac Weekend
April 2017
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Happy Birthday Frances
April 2017
Floor Talk - Victoria Robson on Frances Hodgkins' birthday April 28, 2017 at 11am-2pm Mahara Gallery, WaikanaeExhi... More...

Raumati boatshed reborn as art studio
March 2017
A disused Raumati Beach boatshed has been repurposed to form the base for local abstract painter, Tania Dally.The Boatsh... More...

Photography Doctorate Pioneer to Exhibit at Mahara Gallery
March 2017
Kapiti Coast photographer Mizuho Nishioka, who last year became the fi... More...

Kapiti Playhouse Auditions for Home Land
March 2017
Unfortunately our first play, It's Never Too Late, has had to be postponed until next year due to casting issues. Howeve... More...

Diva Darlings at Coasters
March 2017
Our first offering in the new year is a new show written especially for Coasters by long-time member Tracy Wills-Wright ... More...

Little Shop of Horrors - Auditions....more...
March 2017
IT'S COMING!! DON'T FEED THE PLANTS!!! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - THE MUSICAL. Directed and Musically Directed by ... More...

Kapiti students perform for Arts Centre
March 2017
Kapiti College students Zephyr Wills, Jamie Beardslee and Vanessa O'Neill recently performed at the International Women'... More...

Kapiti Writer releases latest - It’s That Kind of Planet
December 2016
This is the kind of planet that's been waiting for a new collection of... More...

Mahara Gallery remains firmly in the Council's sights
Plans to upgrade the Mahara Gallery are still firmly in the Kapiti Coa... More...

New Shows Open at Mahara Gallery
Te whenua, the land; Paraparaumu Beach children's creations Te Whenua, the land, is the 5th Mahara Gallery-Nga Manu Chil... More...

Kapiti Writers - Menton calls
August 2016
The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship has been secured in perpetuity following a campaign that raised just over $800... More...

Kapiti Art Panel invite comment on public art for Paraparaumu
July 2016
The Public Art Panel and Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board is callin... More...

Winter Lecture Series at Mahara Gallery
June 2016
A Special Winter Lecture Series on Frances Hodgkins with renowned Art Historian Pamela Gerrish Nunn is being held at the... More...

Mahara Gallery - School Holiday Arts Events
April 2016
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Stop! Frame! The Illusion of life
April 2016
Stop! Frame! The Illusion of life is an exhibition by the BAFTA award-winning stop motion filmmaker Alan Platt. This exp... More...

Music definitions
September 3, 2017
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Kapiti College competes in ‘Kiwi As’ Film Making
March 2016
Kapiti College will join schools from the Wellington region who have p... More...

Strong Dutch influence in Mahara Gallery Festival offering
March 2016
Mahara Gallery's contribution to the 2016 NZ Festival has a strong Dut... More...

Kapiti Arts Tour for Waitangi Weekend
February 2016
The Arts Tour is big enough to have something for everyone but small enough to get around in a weekend. Biking was very ... More...

The Mahara / Nga Manu children's art project Exhibition
January 2016
The Mahara / Nga Manu children's art project Exhibition Parliamenta... More...

Kapiti film maker wins Pride Award
October 2015
Talented Kapiti College film maker Te Awarangi Puna scooped the major award at the recent Pride Awards which recognise a... More...

Eva Saunders of Otaki tops at Rotary Art Show
October 2015
A steady stream of viewers turned up to the opening day of the Paraparaumu Rotary Annual Art Show at Southward Theatre i... More...

Latest news and events from Mahara Gallery
October 2015
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Paraparaumu Rotary Art Show
October 2015
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Salem Foxx - a dancer with Attitude
October 2015
Here's the lastest update from Salem Foxx on the page "Ballet for a Boy Sydney 2015/16"I am lucky enough to be a finalis... More...

Support for Mahara Arts Review forces awards ceremony outdoors
October 2015
Mahara Gallery's 2015 Arts Review's opening night and awards presentat... More...

Kapiti Underground Art Exhibition
July 2015
Sunday, August 9 at 7:00pm123 Kapiti rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast 6 Artists, 1 Venue. Free Entry.We invite you ... More...

HARD DAY’S NIGHT FOR ARTEL ON THE MOVE!
June 2015
What a brilliant photo! Most of you will immediately recognise this iconic set piece from the Beatles' Abbey Road album ... More...

Tupe Lualua to showcase new work at Measina Festival
June 2015
Whitireia lecturer Tupe Lualua will showcase a new work this week duri... More...

Tupe Lualua to showcase new work at Measina Festival
June 2015
Whitireia lecturer Tupe Lualua will showcase a new work this week duri... More...

Kapiti Public Art Panel Established
March 2015
Members of the Public Art Panel, L to R: Tracey Morgan, Janet Bayly, Deb Donnelly, Tane Moleta and Cr Jackie Elliot.The ... More...

Raumati South - a perfect place to Nest
January 2015
Nest has relocated to Raumati South shops right next to the 4 Square Foodmarket. Weekends only at this point 10am -4pm. ... More...

Summer Studio Art Tour for Kapiti
December 2014
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Kapiti Arts Trail - Southwards on Sunday
November 2014
The Kapiti Arts Trail is done and dusted for another year with the two-day event having been largely successful. Ove... More...

Kapiti Arts Trail opens on soggy Saturday
November 2014
The 2014 Arts Trail has started with a soggy Saturday but that hasn't deterred art lovers from across the region descend... More...

Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager
November 2014
Kapiti writer Mandy Hager has just released her latest book - Singing Home the Whale.An extraordinary story of a boy who... More...

Kapiti Arts Trail bigger than ever
November 2014
This coming weekend sees the biggest ever Kapiti Arts Trail with a vast array of art and artist on display the length of... More...

Kapiti Author hits the mark with The Sea and Me
November 2014
The Sea and Me is an instantly engaging children's book written by Kap... More...

Julie Freeman painting wins Best in Show
October 2014
Julie Freeman's superb painting 'George' has won Best in Show at the Paraparaumu Rotary Art Show for 2014. Hosted at ... More...

Mahara Gallery hosts special events
October 2014
YOUNG COUNTRY - Kerry Hines 1 November - 14 DecemberFloortalk: with NZ poet Kerry Hines 'Fresh Views of a Young Count... More...

Auditions for Motel Coming Soon
Eight people, four stories, one seedy motel room. Their stories and choices underscore the transience of life, love and ... More...

Arts foundation gets funding boost
October 2014
Last night, Westpac announced a significant sponsorship of the Arts Foundation including our specialist arts crowdfundin... More...

Hinemoana Baker’s 'waha mouth': An exquisite collection reviewed
October 2014
Hinemoana Baker, 'waha mouth', Victoria University Press, 2014Hinemoan... More...

V8 Vocal Ensemble back in town
October 2014
The V8 Vocal Ensemble's 2010 concert in Waikanae was immensely popular, so their return visit is eagerly anticipated. ... More...

Beauty and the Beast comes to Kapiti
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Creativity for the ages
A group of students from Raumati South School and a group of residents at the care facility of retirement village Coasta... More...

Local poet kicks goals with published work this month
This month has been the biggest of Paekakariki poet Mercedes Webb-Pull... More...

Independent publishers and university presses triumph in this year’s New Zealand Post Book awards
September 2013
All four of the country's top book awards for 2013 have gone to indepe... More...

Poet Laureate, wherefore art thou...
July 2013
The National Library of New Zealand is inviting nominations for the next New Zealand Poet Laureate.Well you can't swing ... More...

Three special events coming up at Mahara Gallery
Firstly, Mahara Gallery has teamed up with WEA to offer a course of il... More...

Kapiti Playhouse presents THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE
July 2012
The Shakespeare Revue is compiled by Christopher Luscombe and Malcom M... More...

Last Chance for Kapiti Writers to enter National Book Award
May 2013
Writers from the Kapiti district have less than two weeks left to ente... More...

Mahara Arts Review 2013 opens selected works May 11
May 2013
Mahara Arts Review is a selected exhibition which showcases the creati... More...

LAST CHANCE FOR WELLINGTON WRITERS TO ENTER MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AWARD
March 2013
Wellington writers have until Sunday 31 March to enter their unpublish... More...

D.H. Lawrence uncovered...
April 2013
A previously unknown piece by celebrated literary giant D. H. Lawrence has been discovered in papers recently made avail... More...

Transit of Venus seen at Mahara Gallery....
April 2013
A superb exhibition, titled Transit of Venus, has just opened at Kapiti's Mahara Galley in Waikanae featuring the works ... More...

Rare art exhibition in the Capital
March 2013
An exhibition of rare and fine art works, many of which have never been seen before other than in books and museum exhib... More...

Ephemeral Art Workshops with Lisa Terreni
January 2013
Lisa Terrini will be holding two workshops in the Mahara gallery space for children to explore their creativity using na... More...

Harriet Bright - Featured artist
December 2012
Paekakariki artist Harriet Bright was born in the UK in 1973, and studied Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art, and then ... More...

Kapiti Arts Trail a great success
November 2012
People from all over the region enjoyed the Kapiti Arts Trail at the weekend.Council's Arts and Museum Development Offic... More...

Kapiti publisher Book Island set to hit the shelves
Sammy and the Skyscraper Sandwich, Sir Mouse to the Rescue and Bernie ... More...

Art Exhibition at Waikanae Library
September 2012
Four Kapiti artists feature in an exhibition currently on display at Waikanae Library.Works from Heloise cover Paris to ... More...

Sleepwalker by Lindsay Rabbitt
Sleepwalker My Chinese sneakers leak. They cost 15 bucks At The Warehouse. I didn't seek poverty. It found me g... More...

Kapiti history captured in Letters book
August 2012
Of interest to local historians is the recent publication from boutique publisher Awa Press titled 'An Indescribable Bea... More...

EnviroArt gets boost in Kapiti
August 2012
Barry Lucinsky of Otaki is very well known for his commitment to recycling, especially glass, and now he has gone a step... More...

Green Light Art Group exhibition
August 2012
The Green Light Art Group, based at Kapiti Crossroads, are holding their annual art exhibition.A variety of works are on... More...

Celebrating National Poetry Day
July 2012
Today (Friday 27 July) is National Poetry Day. Celebrate by reading, writing, speaking poetry. Below is a review of the ... More...

New exhibitions open at Mahara Gallery
July 2012
Three new exhibitions have opened at the Mahara Gallery in Waikanae.Strive Towards your Destiny III features works from ... More...

Kapiti Legend: Gillian Weir to perform on European tour
July 2012
It seems that every superlative that can he used about a musician has ... More...

Mansfield with Monsters launched in Kapiti
July 2012
Local writers Matt and Debbie Cowens launched their collection of reworked Katherine Mansfield stories, 'Mansfield with ... More...

'And the Oscar goes to......'
June 2012
Coasters Musical Theatre presents their lastest show 'And the Oscar goes to......'starting on June 8 and running through... More...

Kapiti Playhouse - Auditions
June 2012
Auditions for Kapiti Playhouse's second production of 2012, Educating Rita, will be held from 10.30am onwards on Sunday ... More...

Robyn Kahukiwa exhibition opens at Mahara Gallery
February 29
Robyn Kahukiwa is a senior Maori artist with a national and internatio... More...

Harakeke is back
February 28
The annual Harakeke Flax Weaving on the Coast event is back at Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday 3 March, providing peopl... More...

In from the wilderness.....
December 9
Kapiti artist, illustrator and barber Lance Barnard is the current exhibitor at the Paraparaumu Library gallery.Barnard,... More...

Major new award goes to author of The Torchlight List
November 16
Jim Flynn, author of the best-selling book The Torchlight List and a r... More...

Nicola Easthope - new poetry book launched
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Success for local writers
23 April
Two local children's writers are celebrating success after the Storylines writers' awards were announced recently. Hu... More...

Mahara Gallery features Adele Younghusband - Selected works
9 March
The next exhibition at the Mahara Gallery will display the works of Ad... More...

Info sought on watercolour
9 March
A KCNews reader asks "Does anybody have any information regarding the artist or the history of this lovely watercolor pa... More...

Art of the Garden at Mahara
7 February
The Mahara Gallery in Waikanae is currently featuring a stunning exhibition titled The Art of the Garden. Nearly 60 p... More...

Hands up for public art
Kapiti artist Bodhi Vincent has created a superb sculpture featuring a new born baby nestled in a giant hand. The scu... More...

Success of Arts Trail needs to be built on
12 November
Kapiti Coast's Arts Trail grows bigger and better each year and it's right on the brink of becoming that elusive creatur... More...

Beyond New Zealand Exhibition
19 October
A new exhibition 'BEYOND NEW ZEALAND' has begun at the Kapiti Gallery in Raumati.The exhibition features Overseas Memori... More...

Tanya Davis - Art
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