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Kāpiti Coast Business Network – connecting locals

July 12, 2013

Around 40 small local businesses got together to get to know more about each others’ businesses with the aim to refer each other to our friends, families and business contacts when ever we can.Members mixed and mingled over a drink in a friendly and informal environment.Lance Marlow from Kāpiti Office Products was our member speaker for the night and he informed us of the special services and…

Amalgamation of Kāpiti Business Groups announced

July 11, 2013

Kāpiti Coast Business Network chair Des Morgan has announced a merger of the KCBN with the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce. “This merger benefits both parties and we are united in our goal of promoting and supporting local business in our community,” says Mr Morgan.”Other than the benefit of having the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce supporting us going forward nothing else changes as members.We will still…

One of Kāpitis most succsessful business women to speak at Business Breakfast

July 7, 2013

Katherine Corich, founder of the Sysdoc Group, will be speaking at the next Electra Business Breakfast in Kāpiti. The Breakfast, part of the monthly Electra series, will be at the Kāpiti Sports Turf on Wednesday 7 August from 7.15am.A former student of Paraparaumu Beach Primary School and Kāpiti College, and a recipient of several awards including having been twice awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the…

COMMUNITY News

Kāpiti fire brigade have faster access to burning buildings

November 30, 2014

The generosity of private donors from the Kāpiti region has enabled the Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade to buy a new tool that will give faster access to burning buildings.A recent $750 grant from Nikau Kāpiti Fund was presented to the Brigade last week. This is the first ever grant from the newly- formed Kāpiti fund.The Nikau Kāpiti Fund was set up in 2013 specifically to benefit the…

Rotary Trailer winner announced

November 29, 2014

This year’s Kāpiti Rotary trailer raffle has been drawn. The winning ticket 5363 was purchased at Mitre 10 Mega in Paraparaumu. Organiser Tim Mikkelsen said the Kāpiti Rotary Club is very thankful to everyone who supported our project by purchasing tickets. Funds raised this year are going to youth initiatives on the Kāpiti Coast.Winning number 5363

ENVIRONMENT News

Parks Network Plan meeting held

June 16, 2010

Greater Wellington Regional Council chair Fran Wilde welcomed the crowd who braved the elements to attend a meeting at the Raumati South Memorial Hall on Sunday to discuss Greater Wellington’s Parks Network Plan.Ms Wilde told the gathering Greater Wellington was looking to establish broad basic principles to apply across the board. She said it is important to protect the region’s bio-diverity and nurture local ecology. “We also…

SOLSTICE

June 13, 2010

We’re just past the winter solstice. What a misnomer! What a fraud! We know better than that.Our knowledge of things has increased vastly since the 13th century when this word entered our language. We can blame the French who made up the word when they were still dominant in Britain. They made it up from the Latin sol + stice, – a stoppage of the sun. We’ll…

LIFESTYLE News

Butt Free Success

January 1, 2010

Kāpiti’s Smokefree outside Public Places Policy seems to be working if the simple, but unpleasant method of counting disregarded cigarette butts is any measure. As much as a 70% drop in cigarette butt counts in areas covered by the policy, principally around children’s play areas and on fields for organized sports.

POLITICS News

Mana community providing Shoe Boxes of Love for Christchurch

March 17, 2011

National List MP Hon Hekia Parata is calling on the generosity of the Kāpiti and Porirua communities for the Shoe Boxes of Love initiative, designed to get care packages to quake affected people in Christchurch.The boxes are care packages filled with goodies and feel good gifts, some which include personal notes of support, aimed to lift the spirits of the recipients.”This is a great opportunity for us…

Time to reflect on priorities

March 13, 2011

The poignancy of loss has come home to many of us so vividly in the days since the Christchurch earthquake, and more recently in the aftermath of the dreadful tsunami that hit Japan. As we see families bereft of loved ones, we can’t help but reflect on our own situations, and review our priorities that elusive balance in life.It was with these thoughts in mind that I…

Winners and Losers in Mana by-election

November 19, 2010

The Mana by-election won by Kris Faafoi threw up some serious questions for all of the parties involved. KCnews has a look at who the Winners and Losers were on the night.Kris Faafoi – by definition is the winner as he got the most votes and can now proudly claim to represent the Mana electorate in Parliament. However the Labour Party, though relieved to still have the…

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