Waikanae Beach, Waikanae

19 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Pokie Machines

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi Kāpiti,

Should pokie machines be outlawed?

A city councillor has put forward a policy to ban new permits for pokie machines in Wellington City.

Councillor Tamatha Paul, representing the Lambton Ward, is pushing for a 'sinking lid' policy to all but cease new permits for pokie … View more
Hi Kāpiti,

Should pokie machines be outlawed?

A city councillor has put forward a policy to ban new permits for pokie machines in Wellington City.

Councillor Tamatha Paul, representing the Lambton Ward, is pushing for a 'sinking lid' policy to all but cease new permits for pokie machines in the city. The motion has widespread support across the council table and is set to pass this Thursday.

New Zealanders lost $939 million in pokie machines in 2019 and $241m of that was paid out to community and sports groups. Between 30 and 60 per cent of money going into pokie machines was from problem gamblers and much of that came from low socio-economic communities, a paper by the Problem Gambling Foundation said.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Kāpiti Observer.

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2 days ago

What's On: Entrepeneurs at 50+ Network Meeting

Cliff from Paraparaumu Beach

We have two speakers: Richard Leach – GST & Tax, Getting it Right! and Mark Edwards - The Sones Sauces Story. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. $5 koha
Entrepeneurs at 50+ Network Meeting
  • Kapiti Impact Hub
11 hours ago

Queen 100% cotton duvet cover 2 matching p/cases $16.00

Margaret from Waikanae

Queen 100% cotton duvet cover with 2 matching p/cases - excellent condition $16.00

Queen duvet cover two matching pillowcases, luxurious as New poly/cotton $12.00

My new bed has an extra depth mattress so now too small and I need King size

Negotiable

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5 days ago

What's On: Voglemorn Pop-Up Hub for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join us for a cup of tea, light lunch and make new friends. Free social gathering for seniors. No need to register. Transport may be available if needed, call 044996645.
Voglemorn Pop-Up Hub for Seniors
  • Voglemorn Hall
16 hours ago

What's On: Over 40, have a motorcycle?

Barry from Manakau

Ulysses Kapiti branch are riding to Hunterville, via Vinegar Hill, for Lunch. Register your interest at www.kapitiulysses.com you will be advised of start and pickup points and any changes. Thursday,
Over 40, have a motorcycle?
  • Kapiti
17 hours ago

Dig out Agapanthus

Maureen from Waikanae

Is there anyone out there who could dig out some Agapanthus? Maybe with a digger. Would love a quote done please

Negotiable

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17 hours ago

What's On: Career Crossroads free workshop

Martine from Otaki District

Focus on your strengths and move towards the next step in your career. A supportive workshop suitable for all stages of working life. Please register in person or from website.
Career Crossroads free workshop
  • Ōtaki Library
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18 hours ago

Car seat

Jorg from Waikanae

Single-car seat including base.

Fully adjustable in height, the inclination of backrest and fwd/back of the entire seat.

Can be used on a boat, van, caravan or campervan - no rips or other damage in the cover. Came out of a van we bought, has not been involved in any accident.

viewings and… View more
Single-car seat including base.

Fully adjustable in height, the inclination of backrest and fwd/back of the entire seat.

Can be used on a boat, van, caravan or campervan - no rips or other damage in the cover. Came out of a van we bought, has not been involved in any accident.

viewings and offers are welcome

Price: $159

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18 hours ago

B.O.B pram

Jorg from Waikanae

Great foldable pram in very good condition

- excellent UV protection
- we also have the console
- rain cover included
- bought it late 2015
- pet free home
- added "thermal protection" at the back rest for the colder days to come
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Great foldable pram in very good condition

- excellent UV protection
- we also have the console
- rain cover included
- bought it late 2015
- pet free home
- added "thermal protection" at the back rest for the colder days to come
- easy to fold/unfold

Viewing welcome - must pick up in Waikanae

Price: $129

19 hours ago

What's On: IN THE FOG Germany 2012

David from Brooklyn

Sergey Loznitsa's intense, slow-burning war drama considers moral choice in the moral vacuum of occupation. “Actors and landscapes alike could have come out of 19th-century Russian paintings.” –Sight&Sound. Details: https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
IN THE FOG Germany 2012
  • Embassy Grand
22 hours ago

Bus services disrupted, Wellington bus drivers predicted to strike

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Almost 300 bus services are set to be interrupted today as union members meet to discuss working conditions and arrangements.

In a statement, Metlink said that disruptions will occur during off-peak hours from 9am till 3pm.

The Tramways Union are meeting to decide whether industrial action is… View more
Almost 300 bus services are set to be interrupted today as union members meet to discuss working conditions and arrangements.

In a statement, Metlink said that disruptions will occur during off-peak hours from 9am till 3pm.

The Tramways Union are meeting to decide whether industrial action is to be undertaken.

Union secretary, Kevin O'Sullivan told Neighbourly that a ballot for a strike is set to pass, with passengers being notified 24-hours in advance in the event of a strike.

"I'm expecting a 100% mandate to take industrial action," he said.

What you need to know
- Bus routes affected are 2, 3, 12, 14, 18e, 20, 21, 22, 30x, 31x, 81, 83, 84.
- Disruptions will occur from 9am till 3pm.
- There is potential for further disruption for Wellington commuters as industrial action passes.
- There are 269 service interruptions.

To keep up to date with the latest information on disruptions and cancellations please head to the Metlink website or call their team on 0800 801 700.

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6 days ago

KCDC Planning

Ewen from Waikanae

It is appreciated most people find KCDC to be unresponsive to ratepayers needs and therefore ignore the elections process and making submissions as a waste of time.

Please consider going to the KCDC website and making a submission to their planning document. It isn't hard to do but does … View more
It is appreciated most people find KCDC to be unresponsive to ratepayers needs and therefore ignore the elections process and making submissions as a waste of time.

Please consider going to the KCDC website and making a submission to their planning document. It isn't hard to do but does take a bit of time.

KCDC are using the document to help support their proposed 8.5% rates increase and to get the mandate to move into new areas such as investing in social housing and establishing a company outside of their current business. They also give the opportunity to give feedback on things like the Gateway project.

If enough people provide feedback then hopefully KCDC might take notice?

3 days ago

Sleepout

Bayne from Waikanae Beach

Hi does anyone happen to have a sleepout or something similar they would like to sell.

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1 day ago

What's On: Free New Business KickStart Evening

Lynette from Waikanae

Starting a business? Do you have an idea benefiting the wider Kapiti community? KEDA mentors help start-ups, not-for-profit organisations, artists, and anybody who has a great idea. www.kickstartkapiti.nz/register-a-project.
Free New Business KickStart Evening
  • KEDA KickStart Evening
4 days ago

Loose Chip on Ratanui Rd

Marie from Waikanae

Hi all, just a heads up about the loose chip on Ratanui Rd. New seal has been laid and there is a considerable amount of loose metal. People are not adhering to the speed restrictions with cars and trucks speeding through the area. Recommend you avoid the road if possible. As a result of … View moreHi all, just a heads up about the loose chip on Ratanui Rd. New seal has been laid and there is a considerable amount of loose metal. People are not adhering to the speed restrictions with cars and trucks speeding through the area. Recommend you avoid the road if possible. As a result of driving through yesterday i now appear to have stones in my brakes and my car is out of action until i can get it to my mechanic next week.

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1 day ago

What's On: KapitiMana Forest&Bird AGM and Meeting

Eraena from Waikanae

Guest Speaker: George Hobson on Forest and Bird Youth Hubs and what drives them. Koha and sign-in at the door. Tea coffee and socialise after. Come join us. All Welcome.
KapitiMana Forest&Bird AGM and Meeting
  • Waikanae Presbyterian Church
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