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Kāpiti Coast Business Network – connecting locals

July 12, 2013

Around 40 small local businesses got together to get to know more about each others’ businesses with the aim to refer each other to our friends, families and business contacts when ever we can.Members mixed and mingled over a drink in a friendly and informal environment.Lance Marlow from Kāpiti Office Products was our member speaker for the night and he informed us of the special services and…

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…

COMMUNITY News

Kāpiti Volunteer Street Collectors needed

May 8, 2017

Mary Potter Hospice are fast heading towards their Annual Street Collection Friday 19 & Saturday 20 May and they are in need of committed and enthusiastic Volunteer Street Collectors to help make this a huge success.The Hospice says “It’s thanks to volunteers like you that we are able to continue to provide our services free of charge. Have you an hour or two to spare.”Volunteers will be…

Mary Potter Hospice Shop Sale

May 7, 2017

The May Day Sale has kicked off at our Mary Potter Hospice Shops! Get into your local store today to find hidden treasures, clothes, kitchenware, books and more – all at bargain prices until May 13th.Our wonderful staff and volunteers will be there to help you! Find your nearest shop here: marypotter.org.nz/may-day-sale/Kāpiti has the Mary Potter Hospice Shop at:Paraparaumu ShopCorner Amohia and Kāpiti Road04 298 570010am 4pm…

Kāpiti Rotary Firewood Sale

April 27, 2017

The Kāpiti Rotary Club are fundraising with a massive firewood sale. This has proved very popular so far and with a cold winter already here it might be a good time to contact them for your load of wood.All profits from sales will be going to youth projects in Kāpiti so it is a win win.The poster above gives the email address and website where orders can…

ENVIRONMENT News

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…

Protecting Queen Elizabeth Parks sand dunes

April 8, 2010

A five-year-plan to protect sand dunes at Queen Elizabeth Park was presented at two community discussions in Paekākāariki this week.”I was encouraged by the community imput during the two meetings. There is great enthusiasm for meeting the challenge of protecting these highly valued dunes,” says Greater Wellington’s Kāpiti Councillor Nigel Wilson.The five-year restoration plan will tackle the problems of increased coastal erosion due to rapidly changing weather…

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

Time to reflect on priorities

March 13, 2011

The poignancy of loss has come home to many of us so vividly in the days since the Christchurch earthquake, and more recently in the aftermath of the dreadful tsunami that hit Japan. As we see families bereft of loved ones, we can’t help but reflect on our own situations, and review our priorities that elusive balance in life.It was with these thoughts in mind that I…

Winners and Losers in Mana by-election

November 19, 2010

The Mana by-election won by Kris Faafoi threw up some serious questions for all of the parties involved. KCnews has a look at who the Winners and Losers were on the night.Kris Faafoi – by definition is the winner as he got the most votes and can now proudly claim to represent the Mana electorate in Parliament. However the Labour Party, though relieved to still have the…

Kris Faafoi heads off spirited challenge to win Mana seat

November 19, 2010

Kris Faafoi is the new MP for Mana after the Labour candidate headed off a spirited challenge from popular National List MP Hekia Parata.In what was considered a safe seat for Labour, Mr Faafoi’s winning margin was 1080 from a total vote count of 22,387. There are still 1,352 Special votes to be counted but these are unlikely to reverse the election night result.Ms Parata will remain…