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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…

Nineteen Kāpiti Businesses invite Customers To Vote

July 6, 2013

From Monday (8th July 2013), nineteen retail and service businesses will give their customers the opportunity to rank them on performance.They are among twenty six in the competition that also covers the Horowhenua District.For the first time, members of the public will vote to determine the winner of the Customer Choice categories in this year’s Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business awardsAwards organiser, Kirsten Kilmister, says there is an…



October 15, 2015

STREET APPEAL FRIDAY 16 OCTOBERDon’t forget our annual Street Appeal this Friday, please give generously when you see our collectors out and about, if anyone would like to get involved in our Street Appeal just contact the centre. Thanks for your support!


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…


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…


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 is a new resource to which voters can refer if they want to know where a candidate…


KCDC Submission to GW Plan

May 23, 2011

Cr Penny Gaylor and Sue Johnson were among the recent Kāpiti submitters to the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s annual plan hearings.Kāpiti’s regional councillor Nigel Wilson said it was very encouraging to see such a strong contingent from Kāpiti at the hearings.”There was plenty of input from Kāpiti individuals and organisations again this year. I was very impressed by the Grey Power submission presented by Betty van Gaalen…

Peter Foster in the market place

May 12, 2011

Peter Foster, Labour’s newly elected candidate for the Ōtaki electorate, will be meeting shoppers and promoting Labour’s campaign against the Sale of State Owned Assets tomorrow at the Paraparaumu Beach market.Date: Saturday 14 May 2011Venue: Paraparaumu Beach market, access from Marine Parade Time: From 9.30am until midday BACKGROUNDMr Foster was selected by Labour members last Saturday, as their candidate in the Ōtaki electorate for the General Election…

Behive Chat from Tariana Turia

April 23, 2011

If you enter the word, Mana, into Google, within 0.06 seconds a staggering 176,000,000 entries result.There’s the Mana coach service, Mana magazine, a suburb in Porirua; Mana recruitment agency, Mana Island, Mana community grants, and even Mana art shop in the heart of Parnell Village.And of course in the political realm, our history reminds us of the Mana Motuhake party; the Mana Maori movement and the Mana…