Business

Eagle Protect a global award winner

Eagle Protect a global award winner

Eagle Protect, with offices in New Zealand and the US, has been named a winner…

January 13, 2022
Counterfeit banknotes doing the rounds

Counterfeit banknotes doing the rounds

Police are asking businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money, after fake banknotes…

January 8, 2022
LOOK UP! Air Chathams returns to the skies

LOOK UP! Air Chathams returns to the skies

On Wednesday December 15th the Air Chathams fleet will be providing passenger service once again.…

December 13, 2021

Beware the scams of the Christmas Grinch

November 24, 2021

“You better watch out; you’d better beware, because cybercriminals are everywhere! They are making their lists and checking them twice, to see who’s next to be victimised.”   Kāpiti based cyber resilience specialist Jan Thornborough says Cybercriminals are the epitome of the Christmas Grinch. “They love this time of year because it is so easy to trick unsuspecting people into clicking on their fake emails and texts.”…

Solar power shines in Kāpiti

November 22, 2021

Duncan’s Brewing Company of Kāpiti has just installed 70 solar panels producing 30 kilowatts of power which will supply enough grunt to run the entire operation in their Sheffield St plant. Iain McIsaac from Green Van Solar was on site last week installing the system and says it will drastically reduce the brewery’s power bill. “Increasing numbers of businesses and residential properties are turning to solar as…

Kāpiti Food Fair falls to Covid

November 21, 2021

Organisers say it is with great sadness and disappointment that the Kāpiti Food Fair is announcing to its foodie community, near and far, that they have come to the decision to postpone this year’s event until December 3rd, 2022. “This is not a decision we came to lightly,” says Helene Judge, Co-owner.  “Both Jeanine and I feel this is clearly the right decision because of so much…

Climate Action Workshop storms into Kāpiti Coast

November 16, 2021

While world leaders are grappling with the ‘where to from here’ at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, in the UK, New Zealand’s Sustainable Business Network (SBN) have teamed up with the British High Commission Wellington to help Kiwi businesses play their part in reducing carbon emissions. Phil Jones, programme Manager at the Sustainable Business Network, will be moderating an interactive workshop co-hosted with the Kāpiti Coast…

Brad Olsen – BA5 speaker

November 15, 2021

Join us for drinks, nibbles and the very latest economic date for the Horowhenua at the last November Electra Business After Five. This month’s event will look a little different with it being hosted at Thermosash Commercial Limited on Enterprise drive (at the end of Roe Street). Thermosash is a recent business to the district that relocated to Levin from Wellington in 2020 in order to have more connectivity…

Survey shows Sole Traders hard-hit by COVID

November 4, 2021

Australasia’s fastest-growing digital accountancy service, Hnry, has launched New Zealand’s first comprehensive sole trader sentiment index. Thursday, 4 November 2021 –New Zealand’s first independent sentiment index for sole traders has revealed mental health challenges, economic hardship, and difficulty accessing credit during the last quarter, but this has not diminished overall job satisfaction for the growing sector.  The inaugural Hnry Sole Trader Pulse, aims to provide a regular…

PR Battle rages over Kāpiti Airport

November 1, 2021

It seems battle lines are drawn around Kāpiti airport and unusually one person who seems determined for it not to be an airport is the airport CEO. Controversial CEO Chris Simpson has become a divisive figure on an issue that will have a huge impact on Kāpiti’s future. Mr Simpson will be guest speaker at the Electra Business Breakfast on Wednesday Nov 3 (details below) where they…

Raygun driving innovation

October 20, 2021

Raygun has been announced as the 2021 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year for New Zealand. Announced at the annual Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) AWS Partner Summit as part of the AWS Partner Awards 2021, the AWS ISV Partner of the Year award recognises Raygun’s performance and commitment to helping customers drive innovation on AWS.  Raygun is a cloud-based platform…

Incentives for Vaccinated Customers

October 18, 2021

Raygun, an award-winning software company, has announced it is on the way to being 100% immunised and is offering significant incentives to any new fully vaccinated sign-ups. New customers who sign up for Raygun and prove they have been vaccinated will receive 1M free events to use in 2021. Any new plan can qualify for the offer until the end of the year, with a value of…

Kāpiti earns less than wider Wellington region

October 17, 2021

Recent figures released as part of workforce planning for the Kāpiti District shows the mean annual earnings in Kāpiti are just over $50,000 –  around $20,000 lower than the wider Wellington region, and $30,000 lower than Wellington city; and the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce says the gap between these figures must narrow if the district is to attract more people to work and live in the…

Kāpiti Businesses Adjust to Level 3 – Supporting Local Vital

September 5, 2021

As much of the country moved to COVID-19 Level 3, many Kāpiti businesses opened their doors again in a contactless way – but whether or not customers choose to prioritise supporting local companies in Levels 3 and then 2, may make a huge difference to their future survival. A recent survey of local businesses in its membership by the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce found that all…