David Haxton, Editor of Kapiti News, loves writing stories about people who have overcome the odds, people who have worked hard to succeed, and breaking news.
David Haxton is the editor of the Kāpiti News. The newspaper is a two-time finalist in the Voyager Media Awards community newspaper of the year category. When I was a college student, a science teacher encouraged us to read the newspaper and be informed. The advice stuck. I became interested in the news. I graduated from the Peter Arnett School of Journalism, at the Southern Institute of Technology, in 2000, before joining the Kāpiti News early in 2001 firstly as a reporter and then becoming editor. It has been a long haul but it's a great community to work in, there’s a constant supply of interesting stories to write, the commute is only a few minutes, and I live near the beach. I’ve got a young family and the coast is an awesome great place for them to grow up in. I love writing stories about people who have overcome the odds, people who have worked hard to succeed, and breaking news is still a buzz. It’s also great being part of the wider NZME whānau and seeing our stories reach national and overseas audiences.
Plan seeks to convert boat ramp to pedestrian access only
Boat ramp has "specific issues" associated with it.
Blooming success for retirement villages' flower show
The show had a festive feel to it.
Artist selected to create in the silence of a Scandinavian winter
'It’s an opportunity that, at the age of 70, I never thought I’d get.'
Safety and structure issues arise at Paraparaumu Fire Station
Damage from an earthquake sparked a wider structural investigation.
Beanie me up: Women knits 1000 woolly hats for children
Norma McCallum's hobby benefits children.
Māori ward: Kāpiti Coast District Council votes yes
Council votes 9-2 in favour of a Māori ward.
Free food shop helps people in need and removes stigma
The service is a "reinvention of a foodbank".
Teenager impresses in the competitive world of BMX
Tom Coleman has won a major sporting award.
Ballet icon farewelled in special celebration service
Paekākāriki's St Peter's Hall packed to celebrate amazing life.
Watch: College staff and students face-off in epic dance challenge
"The kids loved it and I think they were quite surprised by how good the staff were."
Lasting impact: Remembering ballet icon Sir Jon Trimmer
Tributes for Sir Jon Trimmer, "a unique person, loved by anyone his path crossed".