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Succession Planning

July 21, 2013

It can take a lifetime to build a successful business. But figures show that more than three-quarters of founders literally throw away their life’s achievement by failing to plan adequately for succession. With the expectation of the Baby Boomers generation to retire in less than 10 years, the concept of succession in order to transform a business of value in to wealth for the owners has become…

Employers wanted for Youth Employment Survey

July 19, 2013

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce is asking that employers take part in a ‘business stocktake’ project to uncover attitudes and beliefs towards the employment of youth, and to gain a better understanding of what opportunities are available now and in the near future for youth.The first stage is a ‘youth employment’ survey. Over 1,000 Kāpiti business people have been emailed with an invitation to participate in an…

Kāpiti Chamber – from the Chair

July 14, 2013

New this year for the Electra Business Awards is a ‘customer choice’ category where you can get your customers to vote for you online and perhaps even win an award. It’s easy to enter and quite separate from the main excellence awards. If you value your customer service and want to show it, check out the article in this newsletter and have a think about entering but…

COMMUNITY News

Painted Rocks to help Hungry Kiwis

March 12, 2017

Painted rocks have helped boost a campaign supporting hungry Kiwis. The Resene Hunger for Colour campaign almost tripled its collection of canned food for Salvation Army foodbanks, as New Zealanders swapped over 64,000 cans for testpots of Resene paint during February. The month-long campaign was boosted by the rise of community rock painting groups that has swept the country. Groups such as Palmy Rocks and Hawke’s Bay…

Data collection breaches privacy

March 4, 2017

MSD’s client data collection is a breach of privacy, says NZACHanding over personal details of clients who are seeking help from social services is a breach of their confidentiality, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC).NZAC President, Bev Weber, says the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) demands for clients’ names, birthdates, ethnicity and the personal details of any dependents under contracts is “extremely worrying”.From July, more than…

Carwash fundraiser Saturday 25 Feb

February 23, 2017

The Kenakena School carwash fundraiser for Kahikatea Syndicate is getting closer – this Sat 25 Feb, 9.30am to 2.30pm at Paraparaumu College, Mazengarb Rd. Thanks so much to Room 21 kids who designed the signs …… was up late last night putting them together, they look fab.

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

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 bryanbruce.co.nz/ is a new resource to which voters can refer if they want to know where a candidate…

POLITICS News

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…

CAFCA campaigner coming to Kāpiti

April 8, 2011

One of New Zealand’s most informed and entertaining campaigners will be speaking in Paekākāariki next week.Murray Horton, spokesperson for the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) will discuss a range of issues including the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and the dangers it poses to New Zealand, the threat of privatisation of public assets, the spread of transnational corporations and the possibilities for reversing the government’s obsession…

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…