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
Covid and your personal records

Covid and your personal records

Q&A: My COVID Record What if I had my vaccinations overseas? My COVID Record draws…

October 17, 2021
Crystal out for One Dollar Pizza

Crystal out for One Dollar Pizza

Here we go! Auckland based Wellingtonian CRYSTAL takes us on a tour of the sand…

September 1, 2021

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…

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…

Green Light for Ōtaki to Levin expressway

June 3, 2021

At Thursday’s Electra Business Breakfast Deputy PM Grant Roberston announced confirmation of funding for the Ōtaki to north of Levin expressway (O2NL). The new 24-kilometre four lane highway will run from Ōtaki to north of Levin, built to the east of the existing State Highway 1 (SH1). The project includes a separated shared path for walking and cycling running the entire length of the new highway, helping…

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…

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…

NZI Rural Women NZ Business Awards Open

May 13, 2021

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) and Premier Partner NZI are pleased to launch the NZI Rural Women NZ Business Awards 2021 (the Awards). “The Awards are a great opportunity to showcase the creativity and innovation of rural women entrepreneurs and how they support rural communities with their businesses,” says National President Gill Naylor. “We are delighted that NZI will be joining as our Premier Partner in presenting the Awards again this year. “Many small businesses have…

Fun, laughter and excitement planned for a ‘Secret Undies Cover Agent’

December 10, 2020

Children’s author Dereley Barry didn’t expect the print-run of her first ever self-illustrated book to sell out in a flash. But within only one month, she had to order more books with the printers. Dereley celebrated the second edition of her kids’ adventure book, when she performed a live reading and fun show that had Foxton’s primary school children in stitches. Her story is about a live…

Your vote for Bird of the Year

November 11, 2020

Greater Wellington councillors are singing the same tune, announcing their top five species for Bird of the Year 2020; kākā, tūturiwhatu (banded dotterel), kererū, tīeke (North Island saddleback) and korimako (bellbird). The Wellington region is home to many unique native species, but there is something to be said for these birds who have incredible resilience and are growing in abundance, says Greater Wellington councillor Ros Connelly.’This year…

COVID Tracer booklets available from Council service centres

October 22, 2020

Horowhenua District Council is making the NZ COVID Tracer booklet available from its customer services in Levin, Foxton and Shannon. The NZ COVID Tracer booklet offers a hard copy option for keeping track of where you’ve been, when you were there, and who you met. Mayor Bernie Wanden said the booklet offered a print alternative to the COVID-19 Tracer app. ‘It’s important that we all continue to…

Books ‘come alive’ for Halloween Haunted Library

October 22, 2020

The books will be coming alive at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō this Halloween. On Saturday 31 October, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō will be getting into the spirit of Halloween and hosting The Haunted Library night for the first time to get families to celebrate Halloween.A family friendly session will run from 6pm to 7.30pm, with a scarier session for those wanting to brave the frights from 8pm…