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12 Jun 2018

An access agreement between Kapiti College and the Kapiti Coast District Council was finalised by college representatives and the Mayor yesterday.

The agreement provides for a number of days each year when the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will be available for community use, while still allowing for it to function as a college facility.

Kapiti College Board Chair Cas Carter says the college had plans for a school facility, and applied to council for extra funding to make the facility fit for purpose for wider community use

and adds that it’s fantastic that the college and community will be able...

31 May 2018

Starting out with 30 members, mostly painters in 1968, the Waikanae Arts and Crafts Society had expanded to 200 people by 1998, causing a need for extension of their current premises on Elizabeth St.

Speaking to Kapiti News at their 50th anniversary celebration, the common theme was how the society has played a crucial role in welcoming new Waikanae residents into the community.

Current president Anne Bellamy says the society fulfils a need for third age people who need to do something worthwhile with their time.

Over the years the groups have included painting, embroidery, spinning, pottery, fel...

8 Apr 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Kāpiti Arts Trail.


The Kāpiti Coast District Council has announced dates for the annual event which features artists working and living on the Kāpiti Coast.


The ever-popular programme, will see artists open their doors to art lovers on the 27th and 28th of October and the 3rd and 4th of November.


The fee for artists to participate in the trail is $180 for the In-Studio option or the Artists in Hub alternative.


The fee for only being listed in the Kapiti Arts Guide is $120.


More than 100 local artists are expected to participate, displaying art in a huge ra...