Kāpiti to lead growth for Wellington Region

The Prime Minister has praised the new Kāpiti Expressway, calling it a platform for growth across the Wellington region over the next 30 years.

Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Bill English, and MP for Ōtaki, Hon Nathan Guy spoke at Southwards Car Museum in an event organised by the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce yesterday to businesses, highlighting the opportunities for growth ahead of them.

Prime Minister English says it’s now up to Kāpiti to invest in the Expressway, as it will bring more opportunities to the region, to encourage business and entrepreneurial growth.

Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce Chair, Heather Hutchings, says the Prime Minister’s support for the local economy and businesses is important.

“The Chamber has anticipated and planned for the new Expressway and the transformation it’s bringing to the Coast. It has opened up our region like never before.

“Businesses need to maximise the new opportunities the Expressway is creating, with better traffic flows through our towns. We need to be firmly focused on growth, and how we can help Kāpiti excel.

“As the Prime Minister said, if it wasn’t for the determination of MP for Ōtaki, Hon Nathan Guy, the Expressway might still be waiting to be built. The Chamber looks forward to continuing to work with Hon Guy on the Peka Peka to Ōtaki section of the road.

“It was fantastic to host the Prime Minister, and Hon Nathan Guy to celebrate Kāpiti and the new growth the Expressway will bring” says Heather Hutchings, Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce Chair.

The Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce exists to advance the economy by creating wealth and employment and solve local business issues by providing a collective voice for business in Kāpiti. Over 300 members in Kāpiti belong to the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce to stay connected, network and gain knowledge and support from our local membership.