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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…


Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Special Olympics

July 14, 2013

Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Special Olympics, expanding worldwide efforts to support the inclusion and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities.Lions Clubs around the world, including our own Lions Clubs in Kāpiti are contributing to the fund.Building on the organisations’ 14-year history of collaboration, this pledge is part of a new multi-year partnership plan that will strengthen ties between Special Olympics and Lions…

Crafts on the Coast is back!

May 16, 2013

Crafts on the Coast is back! With their third eagerly anticipated craft market, boasting a wide range of locally made quality handcrafted items.There will be food, drinks and entertainment for the little ones! Come take a look at Paraparaumu Playcentre’s new diggs at 10 Hinemoa Street, Sunday May 19th from 9:30 to 1:30 and help them continue to provide quality education for their tamariki.

Kāpiti Plunket celebrates International Nurses Day

May 9, 2013

On 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, it’s time to celebrate nurses around the world through International Nurses Day.Plunket CEO Jenny Prince says that nurses make a huge contribution to society and are often unsung heroes.”Plunket nurses have been a part of New Zealander’s lives for over 100 years, giving parents the advice and support they need to nurture healthy, happy kiwi babies.…


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!