Covid-19

COVID – All of New Zealand will move to Red from 11:59pm, 23 January 2022

COVID – All of New Zealand will move to Red from 11:59pm, 23 January 2022

From 11:59pm tonight, 23 January 2022, all parts of New Zealand will move to the…

January 23, 2022
Kāpiti Council – No Pass, No Entry

Kāpiti Council – No Pass, No Entry

Council extends need for vaccine pass to enter Civic building Kāpiti Coast District Council is…

January 21, 2022
Wilde about Medsafe

Wilde about Medsafe

By Ian Powell Ian Powell is a former executive director of the Association of Salaried…

January 13, 2022

Joe Pryor search ends in sadness

December 13, 2021

The weekend brought to a conclusion a two week search for Kāpiti resident Joe Pryor with the discovery of his body at Devils Elbow on the Waikanae River in Reikorangi. A Facebook page of 8900 members, scores of volunteers, search and rescue teams, Police, community members, friends, family, and colleagues searched for Joe during the last fortnight, most of it during some of the worst flooding seen…

LOOK UP! Air Chathams returns to the skies

December 13, 2021

On Wednesday December 15th the Air Chathams fleet will be providing passenger service once again. Due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown in August of this year, Air Chathams passenger flights have been grounded and unable to provide an integral transport link to several communities. Fortunately, Air Chathams have been able to continue to operate services to and from the Chatham Islands via Wellington and Christchurch, along with…

Police remind revellers of the impacts of alcohol on decision-making and consent

December 3, 2021

As the country makes the transition into the COVID-19 Protection Framework, punters will be heading out in droves. But, remember when you’re out enjoying yourself to look out for your mates and make sure they’re making good decisions around alcohol, sex and consent. New Zealand moves to a traffic light system on December 3, coinciding with the fifth annual Don’t Guess the Yes campaign. The initiative aims…

Mayor urges Kāpiti to ‘get two shots for summer’

November 25, 2021

Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan has welcomed the news that border rules are relaxing to allow Kiwis to return but warns there will continue to be uncertainty for the community with new arrivals and as we get used to the new traffic light system for COVID-19.  “It’s a huge relief for everyone that families will soon be able to reunite without the drama and expense of MIQ…

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…

Air Chathams mandates COVID-19 travel requirements

November 20, 2021

Travelling with Air Chathams is going to look a little different from mid-December as they advise customers of their new COVID-19 travel requirements. In line with other airlines in New Zealand, Air Chathams will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all travellers using their service. This policy will be introduced as soon as New Zealand moves to the new COVID-19 protection framework. The…

Kāpiti Food Fair Good to Go

November 5, 2021

In the lead up to Kāpiti’s premiere foodie event, the team behind the Kāpiti Food Fair say they are thrilled and hugely relieved to share some good news with the community, the vendors and those who plan on attending. “We are good to go under NZ Government Alert Level 2 with unrestricted attendance on Saturday 4th December 2021 at the Mazengarb Reserve in Paraparaumu on the Kāpiti…

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…

Kāpiti ‘Strawsome’ Hospice fundraiser cancelled

October 30, 2021

For only the second time in 15 years, Mary Potter Hospice has cancelled its Kāpiti Strawberry Festival. The fundraising event that attracts thousands of people each year to enjoy a taste of summer has been cancelled because of Covid. It was due to be held on 20 November. “This is such a disappointment, but we know it’s the right decision,” says Mary Potter Hospice chief executive Brent…

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…

Covid and your personal records

October 17, 2021

Q&A: My COVID Record What if I had my vaccinations overseas? My COVID Record draws upon information in the national COVID-19 Immunisation Register (CIR). If you have received a suitable COVID-19 vaccination(s) overseas and this is registered in the New Zealand Covid Immunisation Register, then it will be displayed in My COVID Record. We are just working through how this is operationalised at the moment. How can…