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New report shows economic potential for Kāpiti and Horowhenua regions

May 1, 2013

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed a new report on the Wellington and Manawatu-Wanganui regional economies which highlights the major investment pouring into local infrastructure.”The Regional Economic Activity Report pulls together for the first time in one place the available economic data on all New Zealand regions. It also provides a breakdown of some of the specific initiatives the Government has underway under as part of the…

Kāpiti Chamber Board Appointments

May 1, 2013

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce has announced its new Board.”We are confident that this Board will be able to build on the excellent work of the previous Management Committees’ to continue to take the Chamber forward in its mission to encourage and support integrated business growth that creates wealth and employment in the Kāpiti Region,” says Chamber president Mark Ternent. After the Special General Meeting in February,…

Kāpiti May Electra Business Breakfast Richard Mansell

April 25, 2013

Richard Mansell will speak on the opportunities and challenges that face Coastlands now and into the futureRichard has recently been appointed Chief Executive of the group of companies that own Coastlands Shoppingtown. Coastlands is a mixed use retail and commercial centre in the heart of the Paraparaumu Town Centre.Richard is a Chartered Accountant and has been on the Board of Coastlands for over twenty five years and…

COMMUNITY News

Club HUHA needs a helping hand in Ōtaki

September 7, 2013

We are so busy at Club HUHA that we are seeking to increase our team at our Ōtaki shelter.If you think you’ve got what it takes to shovel poo, hose out wees, and sort out dirty washing, you will be rewarded ten-fold with love, cuddles and affection from all our doggy residents. It can be hard work, but oh so rewarding knowing you are making a difference…

More volunteers needed for Wellington Free Ambulance Street Appeal

September 4, 2013

Kāpiti residents benefit greatly from having the Wellington Free Ambulance available. Now it’s our turn to help them.Wellington Free Ambulance would like even more volunteers to help collect donations during its annual street appeal next week, on September 12, 13 and 14.Wellington Free Ambulance provides ambulance and emergency services for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa people completely free of charge. It is the only ambulance service in the…

A pawfect opportunity to support your local SPCA

August 21, 2013

Cupcake Day for the SPCA is here again Monday 26th AugustSPCA Cupcake Day is a fun way for the New Zealand public to show their support for the more than 60,000 animals that pass through SPCA Centres throughout New Zealand every year. Thousands of people throughout the country will be baking, selling and eating cupcakes to raise much-needed funds for SPCA Centres from Southland to Kaitaia.Cupcakes of…

ENVIRONMENT News

Kāpiti Parks to get huge funding boost

January 1, 2010

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s ability to purchase and hold land for parks and reserves and other strategic purposes will be greatly enhanced by a proposal to increase the funding of its strategic land purchase fund to $2 million a year, chair of the Corporate Business Committee, Tony Jack said today.

Good work continued by Whareroa Guardians

January 1, 2010

Another busy month has passed. A good working bee produced lots of seeds, a further large area of the Dell cleared of gorse and more plants released. Many thanks to: Dave Allen, Ruby Durrant-Bush, Dawn Bush, Breda Ryan, Peter Kentish, Margaret Mills, Jean Macallan, Philip Corleison, Jonathon Waterworth, Bernard Cammack, Ann Evans and special thanks to Sascha Wassong who brought his dad and friends Max and Kristina…

LIFESTYLE News

Award-winning Kiwi documentary maker launches website to encourage strategic voting

January 1, 2010

Fresh from winning a Gold Medal at New York Festivals International Television & Film Award for his hard-hitting documentary Mind the Gap, Bryan Bruce has today launched a website to highlight the rights of Kiwi kids. He also wants to encourage strategic voting in the forthcoming election.Knowledge is Power bryanbruce.co.nz/ is a new resource to which voters can refer if they want to know where a candidate…

POLITICS News

New Councillor calls for urgent review of Iwi relations

October 18, 2010

Newly elected Paraparaumu Ward Councillor K. Guru Gurunathan says the in-coming council must urgently review all formal relationship established with local iwi partner, Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai.This follows the loss of confidence by Child, Youth and Family which has terminated funding of several social programs worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.”This is the second Government funded agency to lose fiscal confidence in the organisations ‘mandated’ to represent…

Guy congratulates Rowan, Duffy and new councillors

October 12, 2010

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy has congratulated local mayors Jenny Rowan and Brendan Duffy on their re-elections, and welcomed the public support shown for the Kāpiti expressway.”Jenny Rowan and Brendan Duffy are hard working mayors and have done well to be re-elected. I have a good working relationship with them both and I’m looking forward to carrying this on.””With only one councillor vacancy filled in Horowhenua it will…

Ōtaki MP says Tax cuts are great news for region

September 29, 2010

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy is welcoming the major tax cuts coming into force this Friday 1 October as a real boost to local families and pensioners.”From this Friday income tax and tax on savings will be cut, along with a small increase in GST. This will give people more cash in their pockets and encourage savings.”73% of income earners will be paying less than 17.5% in tax,…

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