Latest Kapiti Coast Stories

2011-06-22 09:00:00

Residents along the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand were treated with a rare visit by an Emperor penguin on Monday, astonishing wildlife experts, who say the bird was more than 1,900 miles away from its Antarctic home. The penguin, a juvenile male, arrived at a beach on the Kapiti Coast, 25 miles north of Wellington on Monday afternoon, said the Department of Conservation (DOC). DOC spokesman, Peter Simpson, said there is only one other recording of an Emperor penguin in New Zealand: at...

2008-08-06 15:00:37

By BROWN, Giles A Christchurch businessman is willing to spend thousands of dollars to fly Ngai Tahu and city council representatives to an airport that he says could be the "saviour" of the Wigram airfield. Trevor Lord, 54, is so passionate about keeping Wigram for aviation that he has chartered an eight-seater Cessna Citation jet to fly Ngai Tahu Property Group general manager Tony Sewell and Mayor Bob Parker to Paraparaumu Airport near Wellington. Paraparaumu is making land...

2008-07-23 15:00:51

HUGE swells forecast for the North Island's west coast have led to warnings to stay off beaches. Storm surges and high swells are forecast to peak about midday today, especially along the Kapiti and Taranaki coastline. Kapiti Coast District Council has warned people with houses near the beach, particularly in Raumati and Raumati South, to be on guard. People should stay off beaches between 9am and 3pm, council emergency manager Don McGuire said. A combination of high tide, southwest and...

2008-06-16 15:00:37

By HOYLE, Jon TELSTRACLEAR'S move to raise its cable broadband prices as its competitors drop theirs has puzzled one analyst. The monthly increases of $5 for its High Speed and $10 for its Light Speed plans will affect customers on Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Christchurch networks from July 1. They come during a fierce struggle for customers by telecommunications companies after Telecom was forced by the Government to open up its exchanges to competitors late last year. Last month,...

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