Raygun driving innovation

Raygun driving innovation

Raygun has been announced as the 2021 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV)…

October 20, 2021
Incentives for Vaccinated Customers

Incentives for Vaccinated Customers

Raygun, an award-winning software company, has announced it is on the way to being 100%…

October 18, 2021
Kāpiti earns less than wider Wellington region

Kāpiti earns less than wider Wellington region

Recent figures released as part of workforce planning for the Kāpiti District shows the mean…

October 17, 2021

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…

Free workshop – Employment Agreements and Contracts – Levin

August 12, 2021

This workshop will explain the different types of employment agreements and contracts for services and help you decide which ones you should use in your business. If you are thinking about hiring staff or taking on a contractor and are unsure of what contract you should use (and you legally need to have one), this workshop is for you. Star People are the leading recruitment and HR…

Girl Power in Plumbing Challenge

July 19, 2021

Starting a plumbing apprenticeship as an adult can be challenging, doing so as a woman in a largely male dominated industry is even more so. However Kāpiti’s Soren Ebbett is taking it all in her stride. The Raumati mother of two is an apprentice at Peter Jackson Plumbing based in Paraparaumu. “It is something I have wanted to do for a long time and when I started…

New Zealand facing a digital skills crisis

July 5, 2021

While all sectors are experiencing skills shortages, a survey underway is finding critical digital skills shortages impacting all parts of the economy. NZTech, the organisation tasked with providing the voice for the technology ecosystem has been collecting input via a digital skills survey which is revealing a desperate need to find solutions.  For the last five years between 4,000 to 5,000 tech professionals have immigrated to New…

June BA5 – Forsyth Barr

June 27, 2021

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to attended their BA5 (Business After 5pm) networking programme.   On June 30 the BA5 will be Hosted by the team at Forsyth Barr. Come and join us for a drink and nibble, while Networking with other local businesses.  This is a great chance to get out and meet new people and get some new business contacts. Thanks to Forsyth…

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…