Kia ToaThis translates to ‘be strong, be courageous, be patient’ and is Alan Tristram’s new motto for his Kapiti Independent News website.

It’s certainly applicable when it comes to dealing with the KCDC and a few other government agencies!

We also note that Alan has started spelling Kapiti with the macron over the a — we won’t be doing that as the Ngātiawa ki Kapiti iwi don’t, and they agree that kāpiti (with the macron) means ‘cabbage’.