Raumati South, Paraparaumu

4 hours ago

What's On: Kāpiti Radio Yacht Club

Geoff from Paraparaumu

Racing happens most Wednesdays Fridays and some Sundays. See https://kapitradioyachtclub.wixsite.com/kapiti-radio-y-club for more details.
Kāpiti Radio Yacht Club
  • Awatea Pond and Winstones Lake Otaki
2 days ago

How Times Have Changed

Marie from Waikanae

Looking at the media stories surrounding the 1981 Springbok tour has got me thinking. John Minto was centre stage back then, but the movement itself started over 50 years ago (was it really that long) with Trevor Richards. In the early 70's, I was one of the founding members of HART, … View moreLooking at the media stories surrounding the 1981 Springbok tour has got me thinking. John Minto was centre stage back then, but the movement itself started over 50 years ago (was it really that long) with Trevor Richards. In the early 70's, I was one of the founding members of HART, encouraged by Richards and a couple of my mates from that hotbed of sedition, Helen Connon Hall for young ladies at Canterbury university. We were young, but we weren't always very ladylike. We tried to raise awareness of apartheid and people didn't know much about it back then. When I asked people what they thought of it, they thought it was a new brand of soap powder.
"Waddaya think of apartheid?"
"Aw, dunno, luv, I haven't tried it yet".
But the movement grew and soon a whole lot of people were opposed to apartheid. Some years later, somewhere there is a press photo of myself as sitting president of Canterbury University with two other past presidents, one of them the infamous Leonardo, and Trevor Richards. We had made the front page.
But it was about more than just the tour. It was a rights based movement and it lobbied for a fairer society. We also encouraged people to boycott South African produce, wine, cigarettes etc. We reverted to Cold Duck (yuck).
I was in New York when the 1984 tour went ahead and I missed all the action. Probably just as well, I would have got my head bashed in. But I danced around my Manhattan apartment in glee. It had to stop now. It was costing the country millions in security. Sadly, it had come down to money. It seems to take precedence over everything else.
Seeing the Mayors photo with an arm around Minto in this weeks Kapiti News also got me thinking. Its a long way from the rights based fair society we fought for to the behavior I witnessed in this weeks council meeting. Our representative Councillors for Waikanae and Waste Management were gagged and bullied, effectively denying us representation. The chief perpetrators of this were the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and the Chief Executive. Sue me for that too if you like, I have around 50 witnesses. I left the meeting disgusted, shaking my head and thinking "Wow, have you changed".

7 hours ago

Volunteer with us this Daffodil Day!

The Team from Cancer Society NZ - Kāpiti

Each year, the Cancer Society requires about 8,000 volunteers from around the country to help ensure Daffodil Day is a success. We're looking for volunteers to help in the region on Friday 27th & Saturday 28th August.

Volunteering is an awesome opportunity to learn new skills, meet new … View more
Each year, the Cancer Society requires about 8,000 volunteers from around the country to help ensure Daffodil Day is a success. We're looking for volunteers to help in the region on Friday 27th & Saturday 28th August.

Volunteering is an awesome opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and support a worthy cause while having fun and making a difference. Join us in making a difference and volunteer in your local community!

Sign-up today at: www.daffodilday.org.nz...

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7 hours ago

Classical Guitarist Matthew Marshall - Mulled Wine Concert.

Mary Gow from Mulled Wine Concerts in Paekakariki

New Zealand is a guitar culture and Kapiti guitar lovers of all ages will welcome a special
visitor to Paekakariki on Sunday 15 August.
Matthew Marshall is one of the finest classical guitarists in the Southern Hemisphere.

Acclaimed by the Dominion Post as "...a guitarist of superb … View more
New Zealand is a guitar culture and Kapiti guitar lovers of all ages will welcome a special
visitor to Paekakariki on Sunday 15 August.
Matthew Marshall is one of the finest classical guitarists in the Southern Hemisphere.

Acclaimed by the Dominion Post as "...a guitarist of superb technical accomplishment and a musician of perception and style", Marshall's performing career spans more than 35 years and two thousand performances across four continents.
He is passionate about contemporary music, especially by New Zealand composers and has commissioned or premiered more than 50 chamber and orchestral works for guitar.

Marshall works across a range of musical styles and genres and in addition to performing with world-ranked orchestras such as the Berlin Chamber Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has worked with artists such as Dame Kate Harcourt and Sir John Trimmer and jazz musicians including Rodger Fox and others. He has recorded thirteen albums for solo guitar and has been a finalist in the Best Classical Artist category of the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards.

A respected academic musician as well as a performer, he is currently Professor of Music and Head of IDEAschool at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier.
His appearance in Paekakariki will be the final one of a road trip covering 12 towns from Dunedin to Auckland. He enjoys coming to the Kapiti Coast - this will be his fourth appearance at a Mulled Wine Concert - and audiences here will enjoy his relaxed and friendly performing style.

His programme will cover music from eight countries and includes classics such as a Bach Prelude and a Pastorale from Benvenuto Terzi as well as some dynamic new music, from contemporary classisists and electronic experimentalists such as Milton Mermikides, Stephan Rak and Mario Gangi.

Matthew's uncle, famous ballet dancer and artist Sir Jon Trimmer will exhibit his paintings at the concert.

Paekakariki Memorial Hall, 96 The Parade, Paekakariki.

2:30 PM on Sunday 15 August 2021

Tickets $30 adults (students $15). Door sales $35

Online sales: marygow@gmail.com Tel: 021 101 9609

Info: www.mulledwineconcerts.com... or like us on FaceBook: Mulled Wine Concerts.
Ticket outlets: Magpie Paremata, 99 Mana Esplanade; Moby Dickens Bookshop, Paraparaumu Beach; Jenoa, 2 Mahara Place, Waikanae

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14 days ago

KCDC 😡

Mark from Waikanae Beach

My mother lives in a council owned pensioner flat in Paraparaumu Beach.
She has been there for 3 years this coming October I think 🤔
The people had notice recently that there would be a rent hike from the end of September.
This would be the 2nd increase since mum moved in.
The 1st increase was … View more
My mother lives in a council owned pensioner flat in Paraparaumu Beach.
She has been there for 3 years this coming October I think 🤔
The people had notice recently that there would be a rent hike from the end of September.
This would be the 2nd increase since mum moved in.
The 1st increase was 3.5%.
The latest increase will be 44% !!!!
The inhabitants signed a petition which the Council have rejected.
Would a private landlord be brought to task over such a large increase ?
There is nothing in law that states what landlords can charge.

10 hours ago

Paul Thompson: Asemica, artist's books | 27 July - 18 Sept 2021

Mahara Gallery from Mahara Gallery

Twelve artist's books and three wall books, which are works of art in their own right, by Waikanae-based writer, artist, curator Paul Thompson.

There will also be an Artist's Workshop in this exhibition, Saturday 28 August, 12:30-3:30pm. Free, but limited to 8 participants.
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13 hours ago

What's On: BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000

David from Brooklyn

Television executives peddle racist stereotypes for the sake of ratings in this blistering satire. “Audacious, vibrant, unsurprisingly maligned but frequently brilliant” –Vanity Fair. Details and trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
BAMBOOZLED Spike Lee USA 2000
  • Embassy Grand
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13 hours ago

grants for insulation and an efficient heater are available for lower-income homeowners.

Lynette from Waikanae

I have copied the following from todays newsletter superseniors.msd.govt.nz for those who keep an eye on (a) senior/s who is/are living pretty much off a pension and perhaps a little more, herein known as 'lower-income homeowners". This is to let you know that this help is available for … View moreI have copied the following from todays newsletter superseniors.msd.govt.nz for those who keep an eye on (a) senior/s who is/are living pretty much off a pension and perhaps a little more, herein known as 'lower-income homeowners". This is to let you know that this help is available for them.


"The Warmer Kiwi Homes grants for insulation and an efficient heater are available for lower-income homeowners.
Grants cover 80% of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation and/or an efficient heater. Heater grants are capped at $3,000.
EECA’s Warmer Kiwi Homes Manager Eddie Thompson says a warm, dry home is especially important New Zealanders who may spend more time at home.
“There’s evidence showing a warm and insulated home helps protect you from respiratory disease and reduces hospitalisations and the number of GP visits.”
Warmer Kiwi Homes received an additional $120 million in the recent Budget to extend the programme to 30 June 2023. This additional funding will allow an estimated additional 47,000 insulation or efficient heater retrofits to be completed under the programme.
To find out if you are eligible free call 0800 749 782 or complete the easy online tool on the EECA website. ( govt.us7.list-manage.com... )"

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1 day ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Fridays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • The Loaves and Fishes, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
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1 day ago

What's On: Pop-up Hub for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington for a cup of tea, light lunch and to make new friends. Free social gathering for seniors. No need to register. Call 044996645 for more information.
Pop-up Hub for Seniors
  • Voglemorn Hall
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1 day ago

What's On: Steady as You Go Exercise

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Thursdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Steady as You Go Exercise
  • Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre
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1 day ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Wednesdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • All Saints Church
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1 day ago

Wooden Storage Boxes one for Potatoes and one for Onions

Lorraine from Waikanae

These are in perfect condition.
Just too big for my needs at present.
Sell as a pair.
Pickup central Waikanae.
Thanks for looking.
Enlarge photo to see names on front of boxes.

Price: $50

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1 day ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Fridays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 044996648 for information. Gold coin donation
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • Seatoun Village Hall
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1 day ago

What's On: Falls Prevention Class for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join Age Concern Wellington Tuesdays for a class designed for seniors to improve strength, help prevent a fall and make new friends. Call 04 4996648 for information. Gold coin donation.
Falls Prevention Class for Seniors
  • Johnsonville Uniting Church
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