Pictures show large cracks on Ōtaki Gorge Road at Blue Bluff

Pictures show large cracks on Ōtaki Gorge Road at Blue Bluff

The Kāpiti Coast District Council released images showing large cracks on Ōtaki Gorge Road at Blue Bluff. Ōtaki Gorge Road was closed at Blue Bluff to the public after an advisory was announced by the Kāpiti Coast District Council on November 3 that the road was closed from the end...

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Heightened Police activity after chase on Old SH1, near Paraparaumu

Heightened Police activity after chase on Old SH1, near Paraparaumu

thisquality received reports of Police that responded to a high-speed chase. Two Police units were reported chasing a stolen vehicle (Red Holden Ute) on the Old State Highway 1 going towards Paraparaumu, southbound from Waikanae, Kapiti. The chase started at around 2:10 pm. Source: CC/ Sam Hudson Source: CC/ Sam...

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Hautere/Te Horo residents advised to boil their water

Hautere/Te Horo residents advised to boil their water

Around 300 residents are being advised to boil their water in the Hautere/Te Horo area on the Kāpiti Coast. Boiling tap water is being recommended as a precautionary measure following heavy rainfall through the week. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the rainfall throughout the week and poor weather...

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Stolen vehicle from Wellington crashes into Tanker Truck on SH1 in Ōtaki

Stolen vehicle from Wellington crashes into Tanker Truck on SH1 in Ōtaki

A stolen vehicle that was taken from Wellington last night lead to two pursuits overnight around the city. The vehicle was then seen at Kāpiti this afternoon, which lead to another pursuit. Sergeant of Kāpiti Police Maurice Parker says: “It disappeared and then we saw it again, and we tracked...

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Thug graffiti’s wrong area code on Kite Festival signage, Ōtaki

Thug graffiti’s wrong area code on Kite Festival signage, Ōtaki

A thug tagged on an Ōtaki Kite Festival signage on Tuesday evening, Dec. 1, and got away with it. The images were posted to Facebook by the Ōtaki Kite Festival page. The tagging, which is illegal, reads: “04 – 364”. Ōtaki’s area code is 6, and dialling code is +64...

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Tararua Ranges: how REAL pest control should work

Tararua Ranges: how REAL pest control should work

Local Alan H Hay talks about his run-up pest trap, which he uses and manages in the Tararua Ranges to trap suspecting possums that lurk the area – an alternative to aerial 1080 poisoning. “Its a good idea because possums travel up to eleven kilometres a night. You might say...

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Train Track ‘obstruction’ causes delays between Porirua and Waikanae

Train Track ‘obstruction’ causes delays between Porirua and Waikanae

Metlink announced that after wild weather overnight and throughout the morning, some parts on the train tracks between Porirua and Waikanae were obstructed which lead to delay times travelling by train. The train was put to a halt at around 11:00 am this morning. “This morning we were dealing with...

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Akatarawa Rd reopens since truck rolled into ditch, Reikorangi

Akatarawa Rd reopens since truck rolled into ditch, Reikorangi

Akatarawa Rd, near Reikorangi, was closed due to an accident involving a truck on November 12. The truck that was carrying around 40,000 litres of petroleum rolled over into a ditch while turning a sharp bend at around 2:30 pm. The road was closed overnight as it was too late...

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Kāpiti Beach Bylaw: Council listens to submission suggestions

Kāpiti Beach Bylaw: Council listens to submission suggestions

The Kāpiti Coast District Council hosted a submission for the nearing Kāpiti Beach Bylaw changes that renews every decade. It needs new ideas to better look after and improve the beach, which secures protection for the next ten years. Around nine people attended with submission ideas and suggestions on fixes...

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Motorcycle crash involving car delays rush hour traffic, Peka Peka

Motorcycle crash involving car delays rush hour traffic, Peka Peka

Emergency services responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on State Highway 1, near Peka Peka. The crash happened at the intersection of Te Hapua Rd and SH1 at around 3:50 pm on Friday. Motorists are advised to delay their travel as traffic congestion may last for...

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