Funding available for events with Kāpiti flavour

Funding available for events with Kāpiti flavour

The Major Events Fund, a key action of the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Economic Development…

April 5, 2021
Awards open for business

Awards open for business

Entries for the 2021 Electra Business and Innovation Awards are officially open.As of Monday, April…

April 5, 2021
Regulation Changes for Financial Advisors and Insurance Brokers

Regulation Changes for Financial Advisors and Insurance Brokers

Kāpiti Broker Richard Andrewes says anyone giving financial advice services to clients will need to…

February 22, 2021

Volatile times ahead for Kāpiti Business

February 19, 2021

Kāpiti Business with Stuart Ayres “Only 10 months until Christmas! We all want to forget 2020, starting with a clean slate for 2021. Whilst we seem to have escaped the direct hits so far, touch-wood, this new year is starting to unravel and we are beginning to experience the butterfly effect from a lack of material and stocks from our suppliers, increasing trend to online shopping, a…

Sarah Meikle brings Wellington on a Plate to Kāpiti Breakfast

February 17, 2021

Electra Business Breakfast will host Sarah Meikle, Chief Executive of the Wellington Culinary Events Trust (WCET) March 3. Sarah is incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the New Zealand food scene. She will focus her talk on the story of Visa Wellington On a Plate (VWOAP), the proud past, COVID interruption and the future of the festival.VWOAP is New Zealand’s biggest annual culinary festival, attracting more than an…

Maxi Carpet Services named Kiwi Business Heroes for 2020

February 1, 2021

Kāpiti-based Maxi Carpet Services has been named the Web Genius Kiwi Business Heroes for 2020. The Kiwi Business Hero Awards are run by national web marketing firm, Web Genius, with entry open to all the company’s clients around the country. This year’s finalists included businesses from Kāpiti Coast, Nelson, Christchurch and Wellington, operating in industries such as beauty therapy, home heating, photography and scaffolding. The judges were…

Chris Wilkinson – Re-imagining Kāpiti

January 23, 2021

Chris Wilkinson is the Managing Director of First Retail Group – a specialist strategist that works with consumer-facing organisations and destinations to interpret opportunity, drive performance and navigate risk. The award-winning company is based in Wellington and operates globally.The Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce has invited Chris to speak at its BA5 in February. Chris leads the company’s major projects and is a trusted advisor to Corporates, Boards,…

Build Business – Make Money – Eat Breakfast

January 23, 2021

Wednesday 3 February 2021 7.15am to 8.45am | Southward Car Museum$35 (incl GST) per person Electra Business Breakfast is hosting Tony Henderson-Newport, Chief Kiwi of PopUp Business School Aotearoa. As 2021 is a bold new frontier so let’s explore our Kiwi post COVID business universe with the natural enthusiasm from this little dynamo. Many of you will be repositioning your New Year business and personal resolutions… but… what are your predicted…

KEDA says Kāpiti Open for Opportunity

December 10, 2020

The Kāpiti Economic Development Agency (KEDA) new board has voted to change its name to Kāpiti Economic Development Association to better reflect its purpose as an association of businesses and professionals interested to actively support the growth and wellbeing of the Kāpiti business eco system.With the advent of the newly appointed Economic Development Kotahitanga Board (EDKB) established to implement the Kāpiti Coast District Council Economic Development Strategy…

Post-election Observations for Business in Kāpiti

November 17, 2020

The people of New Zealand have spoken, and the New Zealand Labour Party remain in power for another three years. The Ōtaki electorate after 12 years with a sitting National MP swung to Labour along with keeping hold of Mana.Both electorates are represented in Kāpiti so you might ask, do we need these electoral boundaries to be changed in this term of government?There are interesting times ahead…

How PR Saves Lives… and Businesses

October 22, 2020

Kāpiti Electra Business Breakfast – Wednesday 4 November 20207.15am to 8.45am | Southward Car Museum$35 (incl GST) per personBill Gates once said, “If I was down to my last dollar, I’d spend it on public relations.” But can strategic PR save businesses… and lives? Hannah Nutsford (previously Delaney), Managing Director of Delaney & CO. Public Relations is sharing why now more than ever, businesses large and small are investing in strategic…

Award Winning Entrepreneur to speak at Kāpiti Women in Business Event

October 7, 2020

Naomi Ballantyne, award winning financial services entrepreneur and the longest serving CEO in the insurance industry, will speak at the Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Lunch on 15 October 2020.Jacinda Thorn, Chair of Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce, says Women in Business events provide inspirational speakers and networking opportunities for business owners and those who support women in business.’We are pleased to have such a high…

Kāpiti businesses feature in regional awards!

September 3, 2020

Judges have announced ten Kāpiti businesses are finalists in the Electra Business and Innovation Awards, with the winners in each category to be announced at an event on 9 October. Established in 1993, the Electra Business and Innovation Awards are one of the longest running regional business awards in New Zealand. The awards celebrate innovation and best business practice across all industries and sectors in the Kāpiti…

Kāpiti Chamber Hosts Election Debate

September 3, 2020

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce has announced the hosting of their triennial business debate prior to this year’s election. The Chamber is hosting what is set to be a really informative and valuable event that will feature some of the candidates running for election in the Ōtaki constituency. Date – Wednesday 16th September 2020 Start time – 5:15 pm Venue – Southwards Car Museum, Paraparaumu The event will feature a…