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Kāpiti Chamber chair highlights events

March 31, 2013

There’s a number of interesting courses and events promoted in this edition and we hope to continue bringing you this sort of thing. We are a not-for-profit volunteer-based body dedicated to helping to create wealth and employment in Kāpiti via business.The new Chamber Board is taking shape, and we have adopted a ‘portfolio’ approach aimed at ensuring (as much as possible) that all the major business segments…

Kāpiti April Electra Business Breakfast Evan Davies

March 28, 2013

Economic development on the Kāpiti Coast take off time!Todd Property Group Managing Director Evan Davies will talk about the prospects for growth on the Kāpiti Coast and his vision for development of the airport and surrounding area.As majority owners of Kāpiti Landing, Todd Property is investing heavily in the future of the Coast. Davies will discuss the vital role this development will play in the Kāpiti economy,…

Local Business looking for crushing start to 2013

December 29, 2012

SILACA GLASS CRUSHERS is supporting New Zealanders’ love of the environment by using their waste glass to make a range of paving and landscaping products.Operating at the Ōtaki Transfer Station on the Kāpiti Coast, Silaca has been turning local residents’ waste glass – previously bound for the landfill – into a variety of useful and attractive products since the later part of 2011.Residents dropping off their glass…

COMMUNITY News

MOvember time to lose the shavers

November 9, 2014

ONLY ONE IN FOUR KIWI MEN HAPPY AND HEALTHY25 34 is the charmed decade for men to feel the happiest 18 24 year olds perceive themselves to be the healthiest Middle aged men (45 54 year olds) believe they are the unhappiest and unhealthiest Seven times as many guys would lie to their boss about needing time off for a mental health concern versus a physical oneKiwi…

ANZ raises $1m for Daffodil Day

November 8, 2014

The bake sales, sausage sizzles, quiz nights, stair climbs and golf tournaments have paid off official figures are in, and ANZ has raised more than $1 million for Daffodil Day.ANZ staff members around the country designed their own fundraising activities, and volunteered on the street collecting donations from the public, raising a total of $1,000,022.ANZ Chief Executive David Hisco said the bank set itself an ambitious target…

ENVIRONMENT News

Kāpiti Parks to get huge funding boost

January 1, 2010

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s ability to purchase and hold land for parks and reserves and other strategic purposes will be greatly enhanced by a proposal to increase the funding of its strategic land purchase fund to $2 million a year, chair of the Corporate Business Committee, Tony Jack said today.

Good work continued 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…

POLITICS News

Water privatisation clause opposed

August 11, 2010

“We have a saying in Kāpiti “He taonga te wai” our water is precious,” Kāpiti Coast District Mayor Rowan told the Parliamentary Select Committee reviewing the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill. Clause 31 of the Bill proposes extending the period of time a local government organisation may contract out its water services from 13 to 35 years.

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…

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