Kapiti Coast

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The Kapiti Coast (formerly known as the Golden Coast) is the name of the section of the coast of the south-western North Island of New Zealand that is north of Wellington and opposite Kapiti Island.wikipedia
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Wellington

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The Kapiti Coast (formerly known as the Golden Coast) is the name of the section of the coast of the south-western North Island of New Zealand that is north of Wellington and opposite Kapiti Island.
Wellington is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region, which also includes the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa.

Te Horo

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It includes the towns of Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati Beach, Otaki, Paekakariki and Raumati South, and smaller localities such as Emerald Glen, Lindale, Maungakotukutuku, Otaihanga, and Peka Peka.
Te Horo and Te Horo Beach are two localities on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Waikanae

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It includes the towns of Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati Beach, Otaki, Paekakariki and Raumati South, and smaller localities such as Emerald Glen, Lindale, Maungakotukutuku, Otaihanga, and Peka Peka.
Waikanae is a town on New Zealand's Kapiti Coast.

Paraparaumu

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It includes the towns of Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati Beach, Otaki, Paekakariki and Raumati South, and smaller localities such as Emerald Glen, Lindale, Maungakotukutuku, Otaihanga, and Peka Peka.
It lies on the Kapiti Coast, 55 km north of the nation's capital city, Wellington.

Otaihanga

It includes the towns of Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati Beach, Otaki, Paekakariki and Raumati South, and smaller localities such as Emerald Glen, Lindale, Maungakotukutuku, Otaihanga, and Peka Peka.
Otaihanga is on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Maungakotukutuku

It includes the towns of Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati Beach, Otaki, Paekakariki and Raumati South, and smaller localities such as Emerald Glen, Lindale, Maungakotukutuku, Otaihanga, and Peka Peka.
Maungakotukutuku is a rural locality on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Paekakariki

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The Kapiti Coast District stretches from Paekakariki in the south through Otaki in the north.
To the south, State Highway 1 climbs towards Porirua; to the north the plains extend inland from the Kapiti Coast; at Paekakariki the highway and North Island Main Trunk railway run close together between the coast and hills.

Peka Peka

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It includes the towns of Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati Beach, Otaki, Paekakariki and Raumati South, and smaller localities such as Emerald Glen, Lindale, Maungakotukutuku, Otaihanga, and Peka Peka.
Peka Peka, sometimes spelled Pekapeka, is a lightly populated seaside locality on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Tararua Range

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Along the thin coastal plains at the foot of the Tararua Range, the Kapiti Coast in common parlance occasionally includes the neighbouring areas south to Plimmerton to the north of Porirua Harbour, and in the north includes some of the coastal areas of Horowhenua such as Waikawa Beach and even Hokio Beach, close to Lake Horowhenua.
The ranges provide a back-drop for the Kapiti coastal plain.

Plimmerton

Along the thin coastal plains at the foot of the Tararua Range, the Kapiti Coast in common parlance occasionally includes the neighbouring areas south to Plimmerton to the north of Porirua Harbour, and in the north includes some of the coastal areas of Horowhenua such as Waikawa Beach and even Hokio Beach, close to Lake Horowhenua.
Ngāi Tara and then Ngāti Ira settled south of Kapiti, and a number of other tribes may have lived in the area including Muaūpoko, Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Hotu.

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Queen Elizabeth Park, New Zealand

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During World War II, Queen Elizabeth Park – a large tract of parkland between Raumati South and Paekakariki – was the location of two United States Army and Marines camps, McKay and Russell.
Queen Elizabeth Park is a Wellington Regional Park located on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand.

Kapiti Coast Airport

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After World War II, Wellington's Rongotai Airport was closed due to safety reasons in 1947 and Kapiti Coast Airport became the main airport for the Wellington Region.
Kapiti Coast Airport (IATA: PPQ, ICAO: NZPP), earlier called Paraparaumu Airport, is on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island, between the Wellington dormitory suburbs of Paraparaumu Beach (to the west and north), Paraparaumu to the east, and Raumati Beach to the south.

Public transport in the Wellington Region

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Transdev operates electric commuter trains along a portion of the North Island Main Trunk Railway referred to as the Kapiti Line on behalf of Metlink (the Greater Wellington public transport brand), and the KiwiRail Capital Connection commuter train from Palmerston North to Wellington provides a service for commuters north of the electric terminus in Waikanae.
The system covers Wellington City, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua, the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa.

Kapiti Line

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Transdev operates electric commuter trains along a portion of the North Island Main Trunk Railway referred to as the Kapiti Line on behalf of Metlink (the Greater Wellington public transport brand), and the KiwiRail Capital Connection commuter train from Palmerston North to Wellington provides a service for commuters north of the electric terminus in Waikanae.
Metlink's Kapiti Line is the electrified southern portion of the North Island Main Trunk Railway between New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, and Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast, operated by Transdev Wellington on behalf of Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Kapiti Expressway

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In February 2017 an 18 km (11 mi) long expressway diversion from Mackays Crossing north of Paekakariki to just north of Peka Peka, was opened to enable State Highway 1 to bypass developed urban areas.
The Kapiti Expressway is a four-lane grade-separated expressway through the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington, New Zealand.

Wellington Region

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After World War II, Wellington's Rongotai Airport was closed due to safety reasons in 1947 and Kapiti Coast Airport became the main airport for the Wellington Region. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Wellington Regional Council.
To a lesser extent, the Kapiti Coast is sometimes excluded from the region.

Horowhenua-Kapiti Rugby Football Union

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Horowhenua Kapiti represent the district in the Heartland Championship.
The Horowhenua-Kapiti Rugby Football Union is the governing body for rugby union in the Horowhenua and Kapiti Coast districts in the Manawatu-Wanganui and Wellington regions.

Raumati

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It includes the towns of Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati Beach, Otaki, Paekakariki and Raumati South, and smaller localities such as Emerald Glen, Lindale, Maungakotukutuku, Otaihanga, and Peka Peka.
Raumati collectively refers to two neighbouring places on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Musket Wars

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Māori chief Te Rauparaha established a base on Kapiti Island, and from this position, he was able to launch attacks on other tribes during the Musket Wars of the early 19th century.
Te Rauparaha, meanwhile, had moved first to Taranaki and then to the Kapiti coast and Kapiti Island, which Ngāti Toa chief Te Pehi Kupe captured from the Muaupoko people.

Air Chathams

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It is now used for minor commercial activity such as that of airline Air Chathams, helicopter and light aircraft training and for private and hobby flights.
With the Air New Zealand regional route cut backs, Air Chathams began serving the Auckland to Whakatane route on 29 April 2015, Auckland to Whanganui on 31 July 2016 and Auckland to Kapiti Coast from 20 August 2018.

Steam Incorporated

Steam Incorporated, often abbreviated to Steam Inc., is a railway heritage and preservation society based at the Paekakariki Railway Station, Paekakariki at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast, approximately 50 minutes north of Wellington on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Pukerua Bay

Pukerua Bay is a small seaside community at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand.

Shona Moller

Shona Moller is a Wellington, New Zealand artist based on the Kapiti Coast.

Southward Car Museum

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The Southward Car Museum is an automobile museum housing a collection of over 400 vehicles, as well as three aircraft, located on Otaihanga Road, Otaihanga, just north of Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island.