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Record entries received for Customer Choice Awards

July 18, 2016

Entries in the 2016 Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards have closed and organisers are thrilled to confirm a record number of entries for this year’s Customer Choice Awards.Launched in 2013, the Customer Choice category has become a popular addition to the annual Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards. “Local businesses have embraced the Customer Choice Awards over the last four years,” says Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards Chairman,…

Digital Journey brings Stuart Dillon-Roberts to Kāpiti Breakfast

June 10, 2016

Electra Business Breakfast KāpitiBe Part of the Kāpiti Digital Journey – Technology is changing rapidly, lets go.Wednesday 6 July 2016 from 7.15am to 8.45amSouthward Car Museum$25 (incl GST) per personTechnology is changing at a rapid pace. Often it’s a struggle to find out what you don’t know. It can be difficult to decide what technology options are right for you or your organisation, and where to get…

Kāpiti Coast Business Network

May 31, 2016

Kāpiti Chamber invites you to their Kāpiti Coast Business NetworkDate: Monday 13 June 2016Time: 5.15pm to 7pmSpeakers: Ben Fardey, Buzzwords & Mike Olsen, Club VistaVenue: Club Vista32 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu BeachNo need to register, Just arriveNo entry charge, Bar charges applyInformalAll welcome Second Monday each month (except January) Short business profiles presentedNo requirement to be a Member of the Kāpiti Chamber to attendBring your business cards


Kāpiti Boomerang Bags are underway

June 5, 2017

The Kāpiti Community Centre has been overwhelmed and are hugely excited by the interest in their Boomerang Bags initiative.”There have been some amazing donations already including fabric, thread and even a sewing machine. We are still looking for more donated items such as fabric, needles, thread, screen printers, ink, sewing scissors, machines and overlockers.” If you have any of these things lying around at home that you…

Baby Sensory Kāpiti Celebrates with Big Birthday Bash in Paraparaumu

May 31, 2017

Big Birthday Bash: This June marks one year of Baby Sensory classes in Kāpiti & Palmerston North and Baby Sensory Kāpiti Manawatu is hosting a party to celebrate.The Kāpiti event will be on Sunday 11th June at Kāpiti Community Centre in Paraparaumu. The party will run from 11:00-13:30 and will encompass two mini sensory sessions with a number of favourite Baby Sensory activities, including of course their…

Waikanae Menzshed complete Memorial Day Hut

May 27, 2017

In 1942, small cities of windowless huts sprang up around the Kāpiti Coast to house thousands of American soldiers training for battle in the Pacific.Measuring 2.4m x 4.5m, the basic cabins housed four men for up to two years. There was no power, linings or insulation but, according to Dave Porter they did have one important attraction.For the past year Porter has lead a restoration project on…


Electric truck’s first public appearance at Kāpiti show

March 20, 2013

New Zealand’s first electric rubbish truck will have its public debut at the Council-sponsored Sustainable Home and Garden Show this weekend (23-24 March).The compactor truck is being built by Zero Emission Vehicles and Kāpiti will be the first council in the country to add an electric rubbish vehicle to its fleet.”Not only will this vehicle reduce carbon emissions and our dependence on imported fossil fuels, it will…

Park visitors need to heed fire bans

January 12, 2013

The Greater Wellington Regional Council is calling for people to heed the fire bans in the region’s Parks following a small fire at Porirua’s Whitireia Park’s western beach on Sunday 6 January.The driftwood fire flared up in the late afternoon, covering an area of about 20×30 metres. It was attended by the New Zealand Fire Service and the Wellington Volunteer Bushfire Force, who put the fire out…

Regional council registers for carbon credits

January 6, 2013

Wellington is one of four regional council forest areas that has been registered for carbon credits.Wellington Regional Council has applied to the Ministry for Primary Industries to register a total of 442 hectares in Battle Hill Forest Park, Cannons Creek and Stratton Street in Belmont Regional Park and at Pararangarahu Lakes in East Harbour Regional Park.The carbon credits will be registered through the Government’s Permanent Forest Sink…


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…


From The Council Table – a Column by Councillor Jackie Elliott

November 16, 2013

As a newly elected Councillor I want to start as I mean to continue, with transparency, prudence and a commitment to changing the culture at KCDC. Firstly I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all those who voted for me. It was humbling to be the second highest polling Councillor of the 10 elected, I am grateful for the strong public mandate…

Nominations open for selecting Labours candidate in the Ōtaki electorate

October 13, 2013

Nominations for the Labour candidacy for the Ōtaki electorate in the 2014 general election have opened.Bruce Taylor, spokesperson for the Ōtaki Labour Electorate Committee, said, “Labour is on the rise, and our planning for General Election 2014 is well advanced.”Announcing the opening of nominations, the Labour Party General Secretary, Tim Barnett, said that “we are intending to put an outstanding team of list and electorate candidates in…

Wilson stands for Regional Council and DHB

September 30, 2013

Kāpiti’s Greater Wellington Regional councillor, Nigel Wilson is seeking re-election to the post he has held for the last six years.Mr Wilson says Greater Wellington Regional Council has been a very financially prudent organisation. “These are tough times, particularly for those on low and fixed incomes. We have stuck to the basics and as a consequence the average rate rise in Kāpiti this year (from Regional Council…


Pak ‘n Save in the Swim

March 14, 2011

Mayor Jenny Rowan has welcomed Kāpiti Pak ‘n Save’s recent $400,000 contribution to the Aquatic Centre, describing it as “a tremendous boost both for the centre and the District.””This is a major milestone and sends a very positive signal to other donors and potential sponsors that we’re on our way and we’re serious about having an Aquatic Centre Kāpiti can be proud of.””Pak ‘n Save has trusted…

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…