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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…

COMMUNITY News

Kāpiti call for New Zealander of the Year nominations

July 14, 2016

Kāpiti produces a large number of high achievers and nominations are now open for the 2017 New Zealander of the Year Awards. These awards Honour the Best of Us; those individuals and organisations who use their passion to make our communities and our country a better place. Kāpiti has many wonderful initiatives, community projects and individuals and groups that make a significant contribution in our community. These…

Kāpiti community grants now open

July 14, 2016

This year’s funding round for Kāpiti community grants is now open.More than $40,000 of grants is available to support community-based projects, programmes and events that help strengthen community capacity in the district.Council’s Programme Design and Delivery Manager Tania Parata says the scheme encourages locals to achieve positive social outcomes in different sectors of the Kāpiti community.”It’s great we’re able to support a range of not-for-profit groups that…

Coast Access Radio adds new broadcasters

July 14, 2016

Coast Access Radio, based in Waikanae, has added three new star broadcasters to the lineup.Station manager Graeme Joyes says listeners will have noticed some changes to the schedule over the last couple of weeks and there are more on the way.”We are proud to announce that joining the Live To Air broadcasters here on Coast Access Radio are Dave Dee who will be on air every Saturday…

ENVIRONMENT News

Winter planting time

June 12, 2010

While winter may be a time for some of us to hibernate, for local environmental groups it’s one of the busiest times of the year and they’re inviting others to assist with that effort.

Arbor Day celebrated at Queen Elizabeth Park

June 2, 2010

Over 100 kids and parents braved the weather to take part in Arbor Day planting at Queen Elizabeth Park in Kāpiti this week.Organised by the Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Arbor Day plantings were attended by kids from Te Horo, Raumati South and Paekākāariki Schools. Ross Jackson, Senior Advisor – Parks Community Projects, said the day was a great success despite the weather.”I think it was a…

Waikanae River runs red in tests

May 19, 2010

27 April 2010Dye tests being carried out in the river above and below the Waikanae Water Treatment Plant are another step along the path of developing information on the possible water supply solutions.”The tests are being carried out by NIWA for the Council and they will provide data on the flow characteristics of the river above and below the plant. This data will be used in assessing…

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

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…

Remembering our Veterans

April 22, 2011

Anzac Day is a day to reflect on and be grateful to our Anzac veterans. More than 2700 New Zealanders lost their lives serving as part of the Australia New Zealand Army Corps that landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Remembrance and gratitude were a big part of my childhood and adolescence. My father was a returned serviceman, as were both my grandfathers, my uncles and…

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