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Hall of Fame Laureate announced

October 9, 2015

Johnston Mac Tatana: Hard Working Businessman and Community LeaderOn his fifteenth birthday Mac Tatana left secondary school with no formal qualifications and began his working life. Even today his only formal qualification is a drainlayer’s licence, but he believes his most important “qualification” is a certificate from the “School of Hard Knocks”.Mac admits that he’s had to work hard for his success, making many sacrifices along the…

John OSullivan: Visionary Entrepreneur

October 9, 2015

John O’Sullivan grew up in Kāpiti and attended St Patrick’s School and Kāpiti College before completing his secondary studies St Patrick’s College, Silverstream.Then, armed with a commerce degree from Victoria University, he embarked on a 14 year career with Lion Breweries in hotel management, before spending what he calls his “best four years ever” at home with his children while his wife Rosie returned to work.It was…

Kāpiti Coast Business Network

October 6, 2015

Kāpiti Coast Business NetworkDate: Monday 12 October 2015Time: 5.15 to 7pmVenue: Club Vista32 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu BeachFive Minute Presentation:Richard Eltherington JRE Business SolutionsBusiness solutions to help guide and grow businesses Your one-stop shop for business advice. We can help by providing the right business solutions to grow and improve your business. You will be offered advice and tools to implement systems.No registration required, just arrive, bar charges…


Carwash fundraiser Saturday 25 Feb

February 23, 2017

The Kenakena School carwash fundraiser for Kahikatea Syndicate is getting closer – this Sat 25 Feb, 9.30am to 2.30pm at Paraparaumu College, Mazengarb Rd. Thanks so much to Room 21 kids who designed the signs …… was up late last night putting them together, they look fab.

Philanthropy at its Best

February 20, 2017

Perspectives on what makes a good funderFrom the Blog of Kate FrykbergHere are four different perspectives on the characteristics of a good funder:The criteria for “Philanthropy at its best” proposed by the US-based National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy are particularly useful in my opinion; see the one page version or the full paper. They propose a manageable number of holistic but measurable criteria, eg “Invests at least…

The Trams are Back In Business at Queen Elizabeth Park

December 13, 2016

After being out of service for over 9 months, and the expenditure of in excess of $40,000 on new electrical equipment, the Vintage Wellington Trams, a familiar attraction at Queen Elizabeth Park for the past 50 years, are “Back in Business.”An electrical storm in January this year caused irreparable damage to the main electrical switch for the tramway overhead power, resulting in a complete shut down of…


Helpers welcome for Whareroa Stream planting days at QE Park

July 23, 2012

This weekend is a great opportunity to do a bit of volunteer planting at Queen Elizabeth Park, alongside the Friends group and Greater Wellington Council.All planting times are 9.30am – 12noon. Morning tea is provided. Please bring gloves and a spade if possible.Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park secretary Denise Davis says the weather forecast for the weekend is good and she is hoping that a big crowd…

Whareroa planters kept busy

July 22, 2012

Whareroa Update 19 July 2012 Hello EveryonePlanting is this Sunday, 22nd July 9 to noon.We will be doing various “bits” including giving planters some bigger trees eg kohekohe to go and find good positions in amongst the established initial plantings. This is “secondary” planting with plants which need protection.There is also more planting to do in the Dell and possibly along the Ti Kouka Stream and past…

Applications open for Encore environment awards 2012

July 22, 2012

Are you improving and restoring our region’s rivers, lakes, wetlands, dunes and coasts, or developing, maintaining and promoting outdoor recreation facilities?Or maybe you’re a business or resource consent holder going the extra mile to reduce the impact of your activities?Applications are now open for the 2012 Encore Awards, which honour individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and landowners whose sustained commitment to improving the environment, biodiversity and conservation…


Dont be let down by your car this summer

December 6, 2012

Everyone wants to enjoy the summer, so the one thing you don’t want is a vehicle that breaks down, or worse still, suffers a mechanical failure that might put you, your passengers or even other road users at risk.While modern cars are usually exceptionally reliable, they won’t stay that way on their own. As with any piece of equipment or machinery, maintain and care for your vehicle…

Dealing with Lifes Changes

November 4, 2012

Every so often, we may experience a sudden change in our life, either planned or unplanned.Eva Bennett has just published a handy guide, written very clearly and succinctly, to help you deal with the three biggest changes: relationships, redundancy and retirement (As Time Goes By; Dealing with Life’s Changes, available from We only have one life, and to make the most of it means having the…


Evans plans new Notice Board site

August 11, 2013

It seems divine intervention may be being KCDC at bay from social issues campaigner Dale Evans and his highly visible Notice Board at the Kāpiti Lights.”May I say one would think it is the pressure from Council opposition or could it be from above (God’s will) with regard to my Notice Board being removed because of being an earthquake risk. It is conveniently noted at election time,”…

Mana MP Welcomes Youth MP

July 21, 2013

MP for Mana Kris Faafoi has today welcomed Simarjit Singh the Youth MP for Mana to Parliament as he takes up his role. “I’m looking forward to working with Simarjit over the next six months as he works on issues that matter to youth throughout our community”, Kris Faafoi said. “Youth Parliament gives young people the opportunity to take part in the heart of the political process…

Recharge scheme looking unlikely to proceed

July 21, 2013

Mayoral candidate Jackie Elliott says Kāpiti Council’s water meter regime went hand in hand with the Waikanae River Recharge Scheme,which is looking increasingly unlikely to proceed.”As a member of the audience when BECA presented their consultation proposal to council, I know that with the previously unknown risk of saline intrusion to the aquifer water ways, the scheme now comprises many extra untested processes that are very invasive…


Bowlers roll up for superb new Waikanae greens

February 5, 2011

Despite the ordinary weather the Waikanae Bowling Club was the place to be on the weekend with bowlers taking advantage of the superb new greens.The club is currently in the process of competing for Championship titles and this weekend saw action in the Women’s Junior Singles and the Qualifying rounds of the Men’s Fours.In the Mens Qualifying 4’s Champs 7 teams have three wins to qualify so…