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Kāpiti Coast Business Network -Inaugural Meeting Highlights

May 8, 2013

A hardy group of around 30 small local businesses braved the cold and blustery conditions to attend the inaugural meeting of the Kāpiti Coast Business Network at the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club on Monday night (May 6).Members mixed and mingled over a drink in a friendly and informal environment.Annmarie Tiffen from the Sopranos Restaurant our guest speaker gave some inspiring tips on business and the feedback from…

Free courses to grow your business

May 3, 2013

Three Free courses to grow your business in May at the Clean Tech Centre in Ōtaki In May your business can learn about growing your business through increasing sales, carrying out proper market research and having an Intellectual Property strategy. The courses are being delivered by professionals in their various fields and they will give you the techniques, tactics and skills to grow your business. Please feel…

Kāpiti Chamber Board Appointments

May 1, 2013

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce has announced its new Board.”We are confident that this Board will be able to build on the excellent work of the previous Management Committees’ to continue to take the Chamber forward in its mission to encourage and support integrated business growth that creates wealth and employment in the Kāpiti Region,” says Chamber president Mark Ternent. After the Special General Meeting in February,…

COMMUNITY News

Kāpiti community grants now open

July 14, 2016

This year’s funding round for Kāpiti community grants is now open.More than $40,000 of grants is available to support community-based projects, programmes and events that help strengthen community capacity in the district.Council’s Programme Design and Delivery Manager Tania Parata says the scheme encourages locals to achieve positive social outcomes in different sectors of the Kāpiti community.”It’s great we’re able to support a range of not-for-profit groups that…

ENVIRONMENT News

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…

Rampant Aussies invade Waikanae Estuary

January 1, 2010

Dangerous Australian imposters are causing problems at Waikanae Estuary. Posing as New Zealand natives, a bunch of Tasmanian troublemakers are squeezing out the locals, forcing local government agencies to take decisive action.

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…

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…