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Arty August is back at the libraries

January 1, 2010

Arty August, a celebration of arts and crafts at Kāpiti Coast District Libraries, will be offered again this year at all three facilities Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Ōtaki.With the development of a literary festival by the Kāpiti Coast Friends of the Library, the decision was made to interchange these two events, offering them every other year.Artists and crafts people who would like to display their work, and how…

Sand art live

January 1, 2010

Business News

Kāpiti Business Network to meet

December 6, 2015

Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce invites you to their Kāpiti Coast Business NetworkDate: Monday 14 December 2015Time: 5.15pm to 7pmVenue: Club Vista32 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu BeachLast networking for 2015 – then recharge yourself ready for Mon 8 Feb 2016 @ Club VistaNo registration required, just arrive, bar charges apply

Kāpiti/Horowhenua Business Award Winners and Finalists

October 11, 2015

Some people dream of success. Others get up everyday and work hard for it! The Electra Business Awards are very pleased to be able to recognise you for all of your hard work and what you’re achieving.2015 winnersEXCELLENCE AWARDSSponsored by:Owner OperatorMitre 10 MEGA KāpitiWinner: Mr Sweep Kāpiti HorowhenuaJudges Comments: “The judges note that Mr Sweep has strong personal ethics which translate into good work ethics and attitudes…

Women in Business Lunch with Laurel McLay

October 11, 2015

DATE: Wednesday 28 October 2015VENUE: Southward Car MuseumTIME: 12pm to 2pmCOST: Members $25 – Non Members $35Complimentary wine or juice on arrivalLaurel McLay will present on lead generation which will be based on her book, Lead Generation – 21st century strategies to ignite your success.In this value packed session, Laurel will share with you how to determine your own uniqueness (or X factor), the market you serve,…

COMMUNITY News

Low Carbon Kāpiti Meeting

March 18, 2017

Meeting notice:Low Carbon Kāpiti kick off Sunday 19 March 2017, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Kāpiti Community Centre. This meeting is to discuss the proposal to form a new group (‘Low Carbon Kāpiti’). The people gathered at this meeting will decide if and how to take the proposal forward, and/or to modify it. Agenda IntroductionsNomination of chair and minute taker for meetingBackgroundPresentation of proposalDiscussionAmendmentsOther details of terms of reference/working…

Painted Rocks to help Hungry Kiwis

March 12, 2017

Painted rocks have helped boost a campaign supporting hungry Kiwis. The Resene Hunger for Colour campaign almost tripled its collection of canned food for Salvation Army foodbanks, as New Zealanders swapped over 64,000 cans for testpots of Resene paint during February. The month-long campaign was boosted by the rise of community rock painting groups that has swept the country. Groups such as Palmy Rocks and Hawke’s Bay…

Data collection breaches privacy

March 4, 2017

MSD’s client data collection is a breach of privacy, says NZACHanding over personal details of clients who are seeking help from social services is a breach of their confidentiality, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC).NZAC President, Bev Weber, says the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) demands for clients’ names, birthdates, ethnicity and the personal details of any dependents under contracts is “extremely worrying”.From July, more than…

ENVIRONMENT News

DOC Changes bring price hikes for Kāpiti Island visitors.

December 2, 2012

“This weekend a new era in public access to Kāpiti Island begins with DOC’s increasing of visitor numbers to 150 per day, 363 days of the year,” says Guide Jackie Elliott.Previously the limit was 50 day permits for the Nature Reserve and 18 for the North End, raised to 36 last summer. On 31st January 2013, DOC are ceasing to pay wages for the two guides required…

Whareroa provides a great day for Rugby Legends planting

August 30, 2012

We’re back to usual 1st Sunday of the month working bees now.Well, what a great day for the Rugby Legends planting.About 80 volunteers along with lots of little kids carried plants up the hill and ventured onto steep slopes to plant almost 2,500 plants (including those planted the day before by Paraparaumu Beach school kids). It was sunny and bright and after a hard morning hot dogs…

Environment Awards nominations closing soon

August 30, 2012

Applications for the 2012 Encore Awards close on Friday 14 September. The awards recognise those who improve the environment in some way or reduce the impact of their activities on it. There are seven award categories this year covering individuals, community groups, businesses and landowners. The awards are a partnership between Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Wellington Hawke’s Bay Conservancy (DOC) and the Wellington Hawke’s Bay Conservation…

LIFESTYLE News

Entertain the Kids with Free or cheap Events this January

December 12, 2012

Keeping your kids entertained and occupied during January is easy with a bumper month of free or cheap events in the Wellington Regional Council’s Great Outdoors Summer Events 2013 programme.There’s no need for anyone to go stir-crazy in January says Cr Nigel Wilson, Chair of the Regional Council’s Social and Cultural Wellbeing Committee. “Our events will please even the most energetic, and/or discerning youngsters, and of course…

Dont forget your car seat!

December 12, 2012

With the silly season in full swing, Plunket would like to remind families that every time a child travels in a car they need to be in a car seat or booster seat.Plunket’s Car Seat Service exists to help families get access to child car restraints. If family or friends are going to be driving the kids around over the holidays Plunket can help with a short-term…

Talking About Money

December 7, 2012

Good communication is important in any relationship and one of the most vital subjects to discuss is money.It is surprising how many couples get together without having a frank and open discussion on how money will be managed in the relationship, only to find that fundamental differences in this area become a significant cause of friction. It is not uncommon for different attitudes towards money to lead…

POLITICS News

Labour leadership contenders come to town

August 29, 2013

In a vital part of New Zealand’s first mass participation process for electing a political party leader, the three contenders for the Labour leadership David Cunliffe, Grant Robertson and Shane Jones – are speaking at a Husting Meeting on Saturday 31 August at the Horowhenua Events Centre, A&P Showgrounds, Levin, starting at 1pm.The Electoral College for the Labour Leader was triggered with the resignation of David Shearer…

Young Māori voice for Paekākāriki Community Board

August 20, 2013

Lifelong Paekākāriki resident, twenty-year old Jack McDonald (Taranaki Iwi, Te Whakatōhea, Te Āti Awa) has put his name forward to be a voice for Paekākāriki residents as a member of their Community Board. “If we harness the huge creativity, talent and innovation of our local community, Paekākāriki will continue to punch above its weight in the District,” said Jack McDonald today.Jack McDonald has been nominated to serve…

Local government reorganisation proposals run together

August 17, 2013

The Local Government Commission decided to publicly notify the Wairarapa and Wellington reorganisation applications together.The first application, from Wairarapa’s three district councils, and the second application, from the Greater Wellington Regional Council, were received less than one month apart and share the same affected area. Public notices were taken out in nine newspapers across the region to help ensure that interested groups and individuals are engaged and…

SENIORS News

Visitors win Petanque championship

March 12, 2011

The Kāpiti Petanque Club completed its nationally ranked Open Doubles tournament with the title going to Hawkes Bay visitors Sharon Cannon and Morris Betz.The tournament played in perfect conditions on day one featured teams from as far afield as Dunedin and Auckland with players chasing national ranking points from this prestigious event.Kaye and Kath Alison fared best of the locals with six pool match wins but came…

‘Marlin’ Mike Olsen hooks Catch of the Day

March 7, 2011

‘Marlin Mike’ Olsen did a pretty fair ‘Old Man and the Sea’ impression recently when he visited the Bay of Islands on a fishing trip. Using only a groper rod, Mike hooked a striped marlin, taking around 40 minutes to reel it in.Mike’s wife Marg was the driver, and Bill Morrison was the gaffer. “Bill didn’t know what a leader was but he did really well!”We could…

$600,000 boost for new sports pavillion

February 17, 2011

The construction of a pavilion along side the Kāpiti Hockey Turf at Mazengarb Park is expected to be completed later this year after the announcement of the contract to Hawkins Construction.At a well attended ceremony at the Council Chamber, the Kāpiti Turf Trust chairman Roger Sowry said the project was right on target and the design has been approved.The new pavilion will have toilets and changing rooms…

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