Girl Power in Plumbing Challenge

Girl Power in Plumbing Challenge

Starting a plumbing apprenticeship as an adult can be challenging, doing so as a woman…

July 19, 2021
New Zealand facing a digital skills crisis

New Zealand facing a digital skills crisis

While all sectors are experiencing skills shortages, a survey underway is finding critical digital skills…

July 5, 2021
June BA5 – Forsyth Barr

June BA5 – Forsyth Barr

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to attended their BA5 (Business After 5pm)…

June 27, 2021

Balancing the Budget with Chris Money

June 10, 2021

“Please come and join us for drinks and nibbles on June 24, to hear how Budget 2021 delivers (or not) for you and its implications on the Horowhenua and New Zealand’s economy. “Whether it be Ōtaki to North of Levin or the recent health reform announcement, Budget 2021 will impact Horowhenua – like all communities in New Zealand.  “Having led the New Zealand Treasury’s budget support to the Minister of Finance across…

Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce hosts David Seymour for lively post-Budget event

June 7, 2021

A lively and humorous analysis of the 2021 Budget by Act leader David Seymour drew an engaged crowd at a Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce event on Monday evening. Around 60 people, including former Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae, came to hear Seymour’s perspective at the event, where attendees had the opportunity to quiz him on a range of different topics. Seymour said he believed the Budget,…

Get—Go Futures Day connects students with employers

May 31, 2021

The second Get—Go Futures Day was held on Friday the 21st of May, providing the opportunity for all Year 10 students in Horowhenua to visit two different employers to explore future employment options. Futures Day also provided students the ability to connect their learning at school to a workplace environment. The Get—Go Futures Day event was delivered by the new employment initiative, Get—Go, in partnership with Horowhenua…

Kāpiti Horowhenua early awards winners

May 27, 2021

The Electra Business & Innovation Awards has drawn three winners to start the 2021 Awards programme. Congratulations to Lorraine Upham from Organic Connection, Gary Hutchings from Eco-Smart and Phil Byrne from EcoShifter for winning the Air Chathams vouchers. By committing to explore entering their businesses into the 2021 Awards at the recent events Electra Business & Innovation Awards Chair Brendan Duffy has spoken at, the Electra Business…

Kāpiti Chamber makes strong recommendations

May 20, 2021

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce has advocated for sustainable growth and investment in infrastructure, recommending Kāpiti Coast District Council does not take a bigger role in ownership of the district’s housing, nor sets up a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) in a submission on the Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP). The Chamber also said that a proposed rethink of an existing design to renew Paekākāriki’s seawall was unnecessary…

Generating Impact in Horowhenua

May 20, 2021

Electra Business After Five Generating impact from investmentLouise Aitken – CEO, The Ākina Foundation Impact is a concept that’s risen in popularity recently – but what is it and how is it relevant for your business and Horowhenua as a whole?   Come and learn how and why generating positive impact matters for consumers, investors, employees & government agencies and how all businesses can start thinking about how they…

Covid Vaccine info for Employers

May 18, 2021

With Covid19 Vaccination programmes underway there are many questions for employers and employees about the process and requirements. Employment expert Julia Palmer of Star People in Kāpiti addresses some of the rights and obligations. A common question is can employers make their employees get vaccinated. Ms Palmer says no. “Employers can only require that certain roles are performed by employees who are vaccinated, for instance if the…

Grant Robertson serves up Budget

May 6, 2021

Thursday 3 June 2021 (note, not usual Wed) 7.15am to 9am | Southward Car Museum Post-Mortem 2021 Budget – Impact on New Zealander’s and BusinessThe Electra Business Breakfast is hosting the Deputy PM, Hon Grant Robertson, who will dissect the 2021 Budget that he will deliver to New Zealanders on Thursday 20 May.On 4 May Minister Robertson spoke to a business crowd in Wellington, and he said his Ministers…

Why social enterprise is important in our local economy

May 3, 2021

Electra Business Breakfast will host Raechel Osborne, CEO and Board Member, Mike Styles of Kāpiti Youth Support (KYS) will speak about the value and importance of social enterprise in our local economy.Organisations like KYS are part of the daily fabric of many local families in Kāpiti. Their response to COVID and the reality of 2021 as an established social enterprise doing the mahi to support mental wellbeing…

Govt has critical role in funding biotechnology research

May 3, 2021

Government has a critical role in funding biotechnology research for the benefit of all Kiwis, BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. Governments worldwide should invest in gene editing research to ensure there is equitable access for farmers to new technologies and avoid only having the large multinationals innovating in this market, she says. “We would like to see greater government support for genetic research and this…

BNI working for Kāpiti Businesses

April 19, 2021

Many local businesses took a hit during the year of Covid but one group that has continued to successfully trade is the Gold Coast Kāpiti BNI chapter. President Lisa- Jean Foote says the ethos behind BNI is givers gain and that takes many forms. “It is not just about businesses providing referrals to each other, although that is a very beneficial aspect of being a BNI member.…