David Haxton is editor of Kāpiti News
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"A smile on their face is worth more than gold," says local hero Rod Clifton.
"All they have to do is raise the road and then the road becomes a dyke."
Heavy rainfall swamps Kāpiti district.
"We have quite a wide variety of work," says Paraparaumu design company.
"It is a tremendous relief to us to know that the gallery will be upgraded..."
'We know there is a strong market for an innovative, high-quality retirement community.'
"It was very close to taking the whole house."
"I knew before the car left the tarmac that it was the end of our day."
'My goal was to be a finalist but I didn't think I would because ...'
"It was a bit overwhelming and incredible for so many reasons."
"It did sell out quite quickly."
"We're very appreciative of the foundation and all those people that gave their time ..."
Ōtaki to North Levin Expressway confirmed
Kaye and Rob Clarke put bookshop up for sale.
A historic Wellington tram has a new home in storage at Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekākāriki.
"If it's not 100 per cent perfect, it doesn't go out."
"I have loved my time at Kāpiti College..."
Small whale models created to highlight life-size whale sculptural project.
"It's a wonderful book and Adrienne would be so happy."
A flight transporting a mother to her seriously ill baby tried to land four times.
Book publisher Roger Steele has become an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
The elite swimmer from Horowhenua said she was "extremely lucky."
'Light aircraft lose the flexibility to respond to changing conditions'
Year: mid 1962. Mission: sail from Yokohama to Los Angeles.
"When we saw this five hectare site we said 'this is the place'."
"A lot of people are genuinely interested in what we do and how we do it."
'It's such an iconic tale and a unique story to Kāpiti.'