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Kāpiti April Electra Business Breakfast Evan Davies

March 28, 2013

Economic development on the Kāpiti Coast take off time!Todd Property Group Managing Director Evan Davies will talk about the prospects for growth on the Kāpiti Coast and his vision for development of the airport and surrounding area.As majority owners of Kāpiti Landing, Todd Property is investing heavily in the future of the Coast. Davies will discuss the vital role this development will play in the Kāpiti economy,…

Local Business looking for crushing start to 2013

December 29, 2012

SILACA GLASS CRUSHERS is supporting New Zealanders’ love of the environment by using their waste glass to make a range of paving and landscaping products.Operating at the Ōtaki Transfer Station on the Kāpiti Coast, Silaca has been turning local residents’ waste glass – previously bound for the landfill – into a variety of useful and attractive products since the later part of 2011.Residents dropping off their glass…

Four Best Money Tips for Christmas

December 2, 2012

Every Christmas it’s the same story for many families; not enough money to go around, overspending and an aftermath of too much debt, stress and depression.It is ironic that the season of good cheer should leave such disastrous effects in its wake. Here are the four best tips for surviving Christmas with your money intact.1.Get more cash. Sell your surplus stuff online, have a garage sale, make…


Crafts on the Coast is back!

May 16, 2013

Crafts on the Coast is back! With their third eagerly anticipated craft market, boasting a wide range of locally made quality handcrafted items.There will be food, drinks and entertainment for the little ones! Come take a look at Paraparaumu Playcentre’s new diggs at 10 Hinemoa Street, Sunday May 19th from 9:30 to 1:30 and help them continue to provide quality education for their tamariki.

Kāpiti Plunket celebrates International Nurses Day

May 9, 2013

On 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, it’s time to celebrate nurses around the world through International Nurses Day.Plunket CEO Jenny Prince says that nurses make a huge contribution to society and are often unsung heroes.”Plunket nurses have been a part of New Zealander’s lives for over 100 years, giving parents the advice and support they need to nurture healthy, happy kiwi babies.…

Wellington Free Ambulance celebrates Kāpiti anniversay

May 6, 2013

Wellington Free Ambulance is celebrating its 4th year anniversary of Urgent Community Care in Kāpiti today.Four years ago in May, Wellington Free Ambulance began New Zealand’s first treat-at-home mobile health service with extended care paramedics specially trained for the service. Grateful Paraparaumu patient Julie Parkinson and her husband John have both had to use the service a number of times in recent years.Julie is making and icing…


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.


Mana MP steps down

August 10, 2010

Former Labour cabinet minister and MP Luamanuvao Winnie Laban has announced she will be resigning from Parliament to take up a new role as Assistant Vice Chancellor Pasifika at Victoria University.Ms Laban was first elected to Parliament in the 1999 election as a list MP, becoming New Zealand’s first Pacific Island woman MP. In the 2002 election she successfully contested the Mana electorate. In 2005 she was…

Council says it is not ours political survey

August 4, 2010

Kāpiti Coast District Council says a second survey, this one of a political nature, is causing some confusion in the District.”Council contracted UMR Research to carry out a telephone survey of 400 residents this week. The survey is strictly about the delivery of council’s services. It has become apparent, however, that another survey is being undertaken at the same time. This is most unfortunate, but it is…

Raumati Station stance questioned

July 31, 2010

Public transport advocate Colin Baxter has described as outrageous mayoral candidate Chris Turver’s claims that he will get a train station built at Raumati.”Surely Chris Turver realises that the four lane Kāpiti motorway he is pushing for means that there will be less need for a train station at Raumati.”Study after transport study show that with bigger roads, more people are encouraged to travel by car, not…