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Nature Coast sold short

December 12, 2011

Tim Wilson reportsRecent reports on the performance of Nature Coast Enterprise seem to be selling them well short of true value.A recent McDermott Miller report commissioned by KCDC was presented as very unflattering and seems particularly critical of the structure of Nature Coast’s contractual arrangements with Council, who are a primary funder.It is also ethically questionable that the report was supplied to the media before Nature Coast…

The True Cost of Lunch

December 4, 2011

People who complain about not having enough money to enjoy life are often guilty of spending their money on things that aren’t important to them but which make them feel good for a few brief moments. The classic example of this is money spent on takeaway food and drink, especially lunches and coffee breaks at work.If you spend $10 a day on lunch, that’s $50 a week.…

Paying your Adviser

November 15, 2011

It seems it is only a matter of time before the payment of commission to financial advisers will be banned, and advisers will instead charge fees.Commission will be banned in the UK from 1 January, 2013 and in Australia there is a proposal to ban most commission from 1 July 2012. In New Zealand, the Committee of Inquiry into Finance Company Failures has recommended that Government “investigate…


Confidence for Kids workshops in Raumati South

March 6, 2013

“Workshops that Increase Confidence, Overcome Anxiety and Improve Communication Skills in Children, Teens & Adults”Raumati South Memorial Hall – Saturday 11th, 18th, 25th May & 1st June Time: from 1pm – 5pm on all daysA different topic will be covered each week, and during this time the child will benefit from :- reduced anxiety, better concentration at school and at home, ability to build stronger and/or new…

Paekākāariki Express Rides for Life

March 6, 2013

The Paekākāariki Express, Christian Cullen, and six others are riding their bikes from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise money for the Neonatal Trust. They plan to raise $1millon dollars for the trust.The All Black legend and his group left Cape Reinga on February 25 and will arrive in Bluff on March 15.This is a fabulous cause. It could be your own baby a family member or…


Mana MP (Labour) Luamanavao Winnie Laban

January 1, 2010

Telstra Clear’s announcements that 120 jobs could go from their call centres, including 50 in Paraparaumu, again highlight the Government’s lack of ideas about retaining jobs says Mana MP Luamanuvao Winnie Laban.

Kāpiti’s Greater Wellington Regional Councillor, Nigel Wilson

January 1, 2010

An early draft map from the Regional Council’s Parks Plan ‘projected future changes’ document shows a substantial track set aside for the New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) proposed Sandhills Expressway through the north-eastern end of Queen Elizabeth Park.

Mana List MP (National) Hekia Parata

January 1, 2010

After decades of debate and the past 10 years of indecision, the Minister of Transport, Steven Joyce (who spent his teenage years growing up on that slice of SH1 at the Mana Esplanade) kept his word and made a decision within 10 months!