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New report shows economic potential for Kāpiti and Horowhenua regions

May 1, 2013

Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed a new report on the Wellington and Manawatu-Wanganui regional economies which highlights the major investment pouring into local infrastructure.”The Regional Economic Activity Report pulls together for the first time in one place the available economic data on all New Zealand regions. It also provides a breakdown of some of the specific initiatives the Government has underway under as part of the…

Kāpiti May Electra Business Breakfast Richard Mansell

April 25, 2013

Richard Mansell will speak on the opportunities and challenges that face Coastlands now and into the futureRichard has recently been appointed Chief Executive of the group of companies that own Coastlands Shoppingtown. Coastlands is a mixed use retail and commercial centre in the heart of the Paraparaumu Town Centre.Richard is a Chartered Accountant and has been on the Board of Coastlands for over twenty five years and…

New Star for Kāpiti Business world

April 24, 2013

A new star is born in the Kāpiti business world with the announcement of a merger between Kāpiti HR Services and Office Angels Recruitment. The new business is now Star Solutions HR & Recruitment.A full house greeted the news with enthusiasm at the official launch on Friday.Director Julia Palmer says Kāpiti HR Services and Office Angels Recruitment are both established businesses in their own right, and between…

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Philanthropy at its Best

February 20, 2017

Perspectives on what makes a good funderFrom the Blog of Kate FrykbergHere are four different perspectives on the characteristics of a good funder:The criteria for “Philanthropy at its best” proposed by the US-based National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy are particularly useful in my opinion; see the one page version or the full paper. They propose a manageable number of holistic but measurable criteria, eg “Invests at least…

The Trams are Back In Business at Queen Elizabeth Park

December 13, 2016

After being out of service for over 9 months, and the expenditure of in excess of $40,000 on new electrical equipment, the Vintage Wellington Trams, a familiar attraction at Queen Elizabeth Park for the past 50 years, are “Back in Business.”An electrical storm in January this year caused irreparable damage to the main electrical switch for the tramway overhead power, resulting in a complete shut down of…

New report on how many animals are used for research, testing and teaching in NZ

December 13, 2016

Today the 2015 figures on the animals used for research, testing and teaching (RTT) were released by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society are disappointed by the manner in which the report was presented. It highlights that the statistics showed a 27.4% decrease from the previous year.”These kind of statistics can be misleading to the public when the full picture is not explained”…

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.

POLITICS News

Raumati Station stance questioned

July 31, 2010

Public transport advocate Colin Baxter has described as outrageous mayoral candidate Chris Turver’s claims that he will get a train station built at Raumati.”Surely Chris Turver realises that the four lane Kāpiti motorway he is pushing for means that there will be less need for a train station at Raumati.”Study after transport study show that with bigger roads, more people are encouraged to travel by car, not…

GW Transport Chair visits Kāpiti

June 15, 2010

Peter Glensor, Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Transport and Access committee, visited Kāpiti this week, inspecting progress on rail upgrades at Waikanae and Paraparaumu.Mr Glensor’s committee held its formal meeting in Ōtaki before touring the district and finally meeting with KCDC councillors and staff to discuss pressing public transport issues in Kāpiti.”It is of great value to us to hold meetings throughout the region and…

Youth MPs to meet their constituents

June 13, 2010

Labour MP Darren Hughes is excited to be meeting the five Youth MPs from the Horowhenua and Kāpiti Regions attending Youth Parliament this year in a joint meeting on Monday with the region’s Youth Councils.”I wanted to arrange a joint meeting of the Horowhenua and Kāpiti Youth Councils to meet with the Youth MPs before this big event in July” said Mr Hughes.”The idea would be for…