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Winter luncheon warms up business community

July 21, 2012

The annual Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce Winter Luncheon at Southwards Car Museum was once again a great success.Those who attended were treated to a quality lunch and award winning wines from Ohau Gravels. They were also treated to an entertaining and thought provoking presentation from Phil O’Reilly, Chief Executive of BusinessNZ.The Chamber hosted lunches continue to attract top quality speakers, and Phil O’Reilly was no exception. His…

Unlimiteds annual Investment Challenge is currently under way!

July 14, 2012

Now in its sixth year the Unlimited Investment Challenge is open to established business owners who are seeking investment or education on how to grow their business. This unique programme is designed to help you identify areas of growth within your business and act upon them! It will deliver value to you through interactive workshops, engagement with business experts and entrepreneurs and, ultimately the opportunity to pitch…

Business Awards season fast approaching

June 3, 2012

It is fast approaching the time where our local business folks get to suit up and hit the red carpet for the 2012 Electra Business Awards.But as they say ‘first you have to be in to win’. Entries are still open and close on June 8.Last year’s overall winner was Tuatara Brewing with owners Carl and Simone Vasta pictured receiving their Award.Speaking about entering the awards Carl…


Recognising the work of midwives

May 1, 2013

Midwives in New Zealand are inviting colleagues in the health services, politicians, consumer organisations, mothers and babies to acknowledge their work on International Day of the Midwife, 5 May.The theme of the annual international event this year is that “the world needs midwives now more than ever”. Midwives are recognised internationally as playing a vital role in keeping mothers and babies safe. More than 287,000 women and…

Poverty costs hit hard

April 11, 2013

The social and economic consequences of not taking action to reduce child poverty in New Zealand are too costly to everyone, according to the NZ College of Public Health Medicine.President Dr Julia Peters says the level of persistent child poverty since the economic reforms of the 1980’s has hovered at around 20% and this is a risk to the long term health and prosperity of all New…

Burn prevention, Keeping Kāpiti kids Safe in the home this Winter

April 8, 2013

Every day in New Zealand about a classroom full of children (22) is admitted to hospital because of unintentional injuries or accidents. For young children (birth to 4 years old) most of these injuries happen in the home environment.Media stories have reported injuries with serious or fatal consequences to children: being burned by fire; injured playing in a parked car; swallowing button batteries, high-powered magnets and cleaning…


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!