Popular walking tracks closed in Tararua Ranges

Hundreds of trampers won't be able to walk popular tracks in the Tararua ranges over Christmas because of slips on the Kapiti Coast. Read more...

Waikanae Surf Club - Growing Strong

Building an asset for the Kapiti Coast and our beach loving commmunity. Read more...

Paraparaumu - Firearms Incident

At about 5.15pm on Tuesday 15th Dec Police responded to multiple calls from the public of shots having been fired at a vehicle from an address in Frederick Street, Paraparaumu.

The Wellington Armed Offenders Squad was deployed to the area to assist front-line police staff. Read more...

Christmas Sale to support Shed

Kapiti Coast , Thursday 10 December 2015 - Kapiti not for profit organisation, The Shed Project will be spreading Christmas cheer with a Garage sale and light display this weekend, with all money raised going to support its 2016 programme. Read more...

ZEAL opens it doors to Kapiti

This evening local iwi including representatives from Te Atiawa, Ngati Toa Ragatira and Ngati Raukawa along with Zeal CEO Brook Turner welcomed a large crowd into the new ZEAL centre for creative youth here in Kapiti. Read more...

Kapiti Coast resident Jessica Cook chosen by Eva Longoria as top spectacles wearer

Actress Eva Longoria has chosen Jessica Cook as the winner of a nationwide search to find the Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair Fed and Rocked Thousands

Well the weather performed as predicted which was part cloud yet mostly sunny with a northerly blowing through. The owners of the Kapiti Food Fair (Kapiti Business Projects, Kapiti Cakes & Bakery and PartyPerfect Catering) are delighted with how the Fair went off. Read more...

Council launches events plan to stimulate local economy

An events plan accelerating economic development in Kāpiti will be kicking off next year. Read more...

Job Opportunities - Chef & Barista

It’s not just the great food, beverage and awesome views; it’s about taking time out to enjoy being with friends and/or family, the way it was before all those pressures told us we had to rush and be somewhere else… Read more...

Congratulations Peter Woodward, Coastguard Kapiti Coast, Kiwibank Local Hero Awards

The Kiwibank Local Hero Awards recognise and reward ordinary people making extraordinary changes in their communities. Read more...

Chris Wilton is the new Horowhenua Kapiti head coach

Wilson steps up from his role as assistant coach of the team for the past two seasons, and replaces Jared Tanira who did not seek reappointment for 2016. Read more...

Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Youth Awards

Nominations for the Shout Out Youth Awards are now OPEN but close tomorrow (Friday 27) at noon!
The Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Awards publicly recognise the diverse leadership and innovation shown by young people on the Kāpiti Coast. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair Ready to Roll with Flavour, Fun & Flare

The Kapiti Food Fair has released the site map to all vendors. “It’s a hugely exciting yet busy time focusing on all the last minute logistics to make the Fair a huge success”, says Fair spokesperson, Helene Judge. Read more...

Carols by the Sea

Saturday 12th December 2015, 6pm to 8pm Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach Read more...

Kapiti's Coastland's Aquatic Centre a winner

Coastlands Aquatic Centre is an outstanding facility - and that’s official!

The pool has been awarded this year’s New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Outstanding Pool Award. The award recognises the excellence, innovation and effectiveness of pools throughout New Zealand. Read more...

Speed limit change on Kāpiti Road

The speed limit on Kāpiti Road from Arko Place to Hurley Road will be reduced from 70km/h to 50 km/h from Monday 30 November. Read more...

Renaming of Barry Hadfield Nikau Reserve

Kāpiti Coast District Council staff, elected members, iwi and the family of Barry Hadfield came together for the renaming of a Kāpiti reserve in honour of the former mayor. Read more...

Wellington Regional Cycling Event Guide now published

The Wellington Region Summer Cycling Event Guide has been published. Checkout all the cool cycling events around the region and get out there and be healthy and active. Read more...

Stride N' Ride cycleway improvements underway

Kāpiti Coast District Council has begun work to connect Greater Wellington’s new Te Ara O Whareroa cycleway through Queen Elizabeth Park to the local road network – kicking off the estimated $5million Stride N’ Ride package of cycleway improvements between Paekākāriki and Waikanae. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair Vendor Site Map, Job Done!

The vendor site map for the Kapiti Food Fair has been done and released to all vendors. “This is always an exciting time for the Fair as careful planning goes in to the final positioning of each vendor”, says Fair spokesperson, Helene Judge. There are 139 sites this year and there is an awesome range of manufactured food, ready to eat food and other food related products. Read more...

Kapiti Teddy Bears Picnic

The Annual Teddy Bears Picnic is on again at the Mazengarb Reserve in Paraparaumu. Its always a great family fun day out with entertainment from BJ bear and prizes. Bring a picnic or buy from the food stalls. Bring some shade though as its been known to be a warm day out. Read more...

New Zealand Kite Nationals

Yesterday up the road in Foxton the New Zealand Kite Nationals were held. It was a frustrating day with the wind being inconsistent but finally enough happened for our photographer to get these awesome shots. Read more...

Kāpiti WW1 soldiers remembered with field of crosses

About 100 people turned up for the Field of Remembrance ceremony today, Armistice Day, to commemorate the Kāpiti soldiers who died during World War 1. Read more...

Kapiti Run for Youth turns on an awesome day for youth

The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) took place on Sunday 8 November. “The weather dawned partly cloudy with a reasonably warm northerly blowing as predicted but it did not dampen the spirits of those that participated – it was a truly awesome day”, said Richard Calkin of Web Genius. Read more...

Arts Trail popular with locals and visitors

The second weekend of the Kāpiti Arts Trail was as popular as the first, with locals and people from outside the district visiting more than 100 artists who participated in the event. Read more...

Zeal Kapiti youth development facility finds a home

Nationwide youth organisation Zeal has secured a property in the heart of Paraparaumu for a youth development facility to be built in partnership with the Kapiti Coast District Council. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair closed for vendor registration

“Vendor sites at the Kapiti Food Fair have now closed at 138 sites which will be fabulous for visitors on Saturday 5 December, 10am to 3pm at Mazengarb Reserve”, says Fair spokesperson, Helene Judge. There were 124 sites last year so we are well up with a huge range of produced and ready to eat foods. Read more...

Wild art comes out of Raumati shed and into the world

​For those who haven’t had enough of local art from the recent Kapiti Arts Trail, check out the Wild Art Exhibition at Paraparaumu Beach this weekend. Read more...

Field of Remembrance launch

A Field of Remembrance commemorating the centenary of Kāpiti soldiers who died during World War 1 will be opened on Armistice Day, next Wednesday 11 November. Read more...

Freaky Food Truck Friday

We love the energy and passion of The Kapiti Food Truck Project guys - and their plans for Waikanae this Friday sound awesome! Read more...

Want to try a different sport?

How many people imagine Petanque being a game for the older population? This could not be further from the truth. It is a great, all ages sport. The advantage Petanque has over some other sports is the relaxed atmosphere, with loads of laughter, encouragement and banter. The inclement weather is definitely no hindrance to most of our members, who are often attired in gumboots, woolly hats and various garments to ward off the cold wind and the rain. It is an affordable, all year sport. Read more...

Nominations for the Shout Out Youth Awards are now OPEN!

The Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Awards publicly recognise the diverse leadership and innovation shown by young people on the Kāpiti Coast. Read more...

Council report shows a positive year

Council has adopted the 2014-15 annual report which shows the Council to be in good health. The annual report is a key accountability document for reporting on Council’s performance. Read more...

Kapiti Run for Youth all set to go

The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is all set to go on Sunday 8 November. Read more...

Kapiti Coasters scoop awards at Rotary Art Show

Eva Saunders, of Otaki, 20, won the supreme award and $1000 for her acrylic portrait, French Man at the Rotary Art show currently on at the Southwards Car Museum.

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Church Fair

Church Fair, Kapiti Uniting Parish, 27 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach

Saturday 7 November, 10 am – 1 pm. For more information contact Kate on 04 902 5809 Read more...

Kāpiti Arts Trail

Immerse yourself in arts and culture on the lively Kāpiti Coast!

The Kāpiti Arts Trail showcases our wonderfully diverse range of art. One of our most significant cultural events, the trail has been running for 15 years, involving artists the length of the district from Ōtaki to Paekākāriki. Read more...

Kapiti Council 'in good health'

Council yesterday adopted the 2014-15 annual report which shows the Council to be in good health. The annual report is a key accountability document for reporting on Council’s performance. Read more...

Kapiti Police seeking Karl BARRS

Kapiti Police is looking for Karl BARRS who has links to both the Hutt Valley and Kapiti areas.

The 27 year old has a warrant to arrest for breaching conditions of intensive supervision and for breach of community work. Read more...

Kapiti Womens Expo

Checkout the Kapiti Womens Expo to be held Sunday 15th November... Read more...

Job Opportunity - Emergency & Continuity Advisor

Relationship Management skills are critical in this role that will help the Council to ensure it is effective in an emergency and/or crisis response! Read more...

Kapiti data centre to be part of new fire alarm messaging system

Unisys (NYSE:UIS) Corporation today announced it has been awarded a contract to manage and maintain the New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS)’s national automatic fire alarm messaging system, delivering this critical service to the country’s citizens under a new as-a-service model. Read more...

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre - Public Talk

Geshe la will discuss how to cultivate a peaceful mind through traditional Tibetan meditation and teach you step-by-step how to meditate Read more...

Job Opportunity - Support Services Manager (Maternity Cover)

Sport Wellington is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and capable person to join our team on a fixed term contract for up to 12 months as the Support Services Manager (maternity cover). Read more...

New Event to Celebrate Business Awards Finalists

Organisers of the Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards have teamed up with Whitireia NZ to launch a new Business Awards ‘winners and finalists’ function. And every business that was a winner or finalist over the 21 year history of the Awards is invited. Read more...

Youth Development Centre a step closer for Kapiti

A youth development centre for Kapiti is closer to becoming a reality after the Kapiti Coast District Council signed a contract with the Zeal Education Trust this week. Read more...

The Kapiti Epic-Climb for a Cause

This year the Kapiti Epic has road riding options of 1,3 or 6 hours climbing up the Maungatuks hill and a Mountain bike option which is 2 hours climbing up the Link track Whareroa farm. Last year the event had a great vibe, it was a competition, but competitors were competing more against themselves than others, so riders were courteous and friendly. Read more...

Applications Invited For Randell Cottage Writers Residency

Applications are now open for the 2016 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend of $22,000 and six months’ rent free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings Read more...

Sonic Delusion to launch album along side their new beer at Paekakariki

Sonic Delusion and Mike's Brewery are inviting Kapiti Coasters to taste what may be the first interpretive beer. Read more...

Buses replace trains: Kapiti Line 27 September - 1 October 2015

There’s still more work to be done upgrading the Wellington rail network. As a result, buses will be replacing some train services over the next month.Traction upgrade and the renewal of the overhead cabling are continuing along the Kapiti Line. Read more...

Active Communities Senior Advisor

Job Opportunity with Sport Wellington undertaking new projects in the in Active Communities programmes of work. Read more...