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Job losses ‘Huge blow to Kāpiti’

May 13, 2010

Telstra Clear’s announcements that 120 jobs could go from their call centres, including 50 in Paraparaumu, again highlight the Government’s lack of ideas about retaining jobs says Mana MP Luamanuvao Winnie Laban.Telstra Clear announced it could be moving the jobs to the Philippines in order to cut costs. “The loss of these jobs would be a huge blow to the Kāpiti community. The call centre is a…

Electra Business Awards

April 22, 2010

A new catergory has been added in this business section which focusses on the upcoming Electra Business Awards. Click Electra Business Awards for updates and information relating to the awards.

Resource Consents set on faster track

April 22, 2010

April 23, 2010A new survey shows Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Kāpiti Coast District Council are two of New Zealand’s top performers when it comes to processing resource consent applications on time. Both achieved a 99% score.The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development welcomes Government moves to provide discounts to applicants whose councils are slow to process resource consents.The new discounts announced by Environment Minister…


Strong support for NZ Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.

December 27, 2012

The National Foundation for the Deaf and the affiliated group Project HIEDI are both strong supporters and advocates for the NZ Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.The Foundation and Project HIEDI are alarmed and distressed at the reported need for 2000 babies to be recalled for hearing screening tests after the Ministry of Health discovered “irregularities” in its national Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.We have previously raised issues about the…

Local artists show support for Wellington Rape Crisis

December 6, 2012

On Saturday the 8th of December, artworks donated by local artists will be auctioned off to raise awareness and funds for Wellington Rape Crisis.The auction will be the culmination of a week-long exhibition at Matchbox Studios, including works by Devon Smith, Kelly Spencer, Fleur Woods, Maria Kovacs, Geon Sade, Gemma Louise, Cesar Koene, Sarah Hudson, Julianna Venning, Rebeka Whale, Jamie MacDonald, Maz Hermon, Anthony Cabraal, Amber Varde,…

T G Macarthy Trust celebrates centenary of giving

December 5, 2012

The T G Macarthy Trust is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a special one-off contribution of $40,000 to 40 toy libraries across the lower North Island, says Public Trust Chief Executive Graeme Hansen.The Kāpiti Toy Library are among those receiving grants.”The T G Macarthy Trust is the oldest and one of the largest charitable trusts in the Wellington region. It has given $61 million to more…