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Chamber chief goes to Church…

February 19, 2012

Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce Chair, Mark Ternent, has acknowledged the effort Council is putting into economic development and job creation in the region.Mr Ternent used public speaking time at a meeting of the Corporate Business Committee to apologise for comments in a recent press report that suggested otherwise.Mr Ternent said in publicly releasing the ‘vision 2031’ document on behalf of business think tank, Kāpiti Action Group,…

Nature Coast sold short

December 12, 2011

Tim Wilson reportsRecent reports on the performance of Nature Coast Enterprise seem to be selling them well short of true value.A recent McDermott Miller report commissioned by KCDC was presented as very unflattering and seems particularly critical of the structure of Nature Coast’s contractual arrangements with Council, who are a primary funder.It is also ethically questionable that the report was supplied to the media before Nature Coast…

The True Cost of Lunch

December 4, 2011

People who complain about not having enough money to enjoy life are often guilty of spending their money on things that aren’t important to them but which make them feel good for a few brief moments. The classic example of this is money spent on takeaway food and drink, especially lunches and coffee breaks at work.If you spend $10 a day on lunch, that’s $50 a week.…


Quiz night for Student Scholarships

October 21, 2013

We are a group of parents, whanau and care givers who did not hang up our fund raising hats after our children completed their primary school years!The Paraparaumu College Parent’s Association understand the ongoing need to support college students. Our members actively fundraise in support of the main event – the end of year student prize giving. This year, thanks to a few dynamic local businesses, the…

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Labour weekend

October 21, 2013

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads this holiday weekend.”Over this weekend have a great break, enjoy time with family and friends and remember everyone has to be properly buckled up”, says Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor.”Car crashes are one of the biggest dangers to New Zealand children. We have one of the highest child…


Darren Hughes announces candidacy for Ōtaki electorate

April 18, 2010

Ōtaki Labour Party list MP Darren Hughes told a packed hall in Waikanae last night that he will win back the seat in 2011.Mr Hughes, seen by many as future Prime Minister material, was narrowly defeated in the Ōtaki electorate at the last election by National’s Nathan Guy.”The seat is very winnable for us. A very small swing will do the job. Labour has a great team…

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.