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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 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…

New Star for Kāpiti Business world

April 24, 2013

A new star is born in the Kāpiti business world with the announcement of a merger between Kāpiti HR Services and Office Angels Recruitment. The new business is now Star Solutions HR & Recruitment.A full house greeted the news with enthusiasm at the official launch on Friday.Director Julia Palmer says Kāpiti HR Services and Office Angels Recruitment are both established businesses in their own right, and between…

COMMUNITY News

A close shave at the Waikanae Club

September 8, 2013

These courageous souls gave up their golden (and some grey) locks in a good cause at the Waikanae Club last week.As a fundraiser for Child Cancer several gentlemen members of the Waikanae Club sacrificed their normally suave hairdos in favour of a more polished look.Photo by Sandi Davison

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…

ENVIRONMENT News

Gorse cleared 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…

Tree Protection

January 1, 2010

Tree Vandalism has become a serious problem in parks and reserves. The Council has asked to help in identifying any persons responsible. Persons involved in damaging trees are subject to Police prosecution.

POLITICS News

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…

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