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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.…


MOvember time to lose the shavers

November 9, 2014

ONLY ONE IN FOUR KIWI MEN HAPPY AND HEALTHY25 34 is the charmed decade for men to feel the happiest 18 24 year olds perceive themselves to be the healthiest Middle aged men (45 54 year olds) believe they are the unhappiest and unhealthiest Seven times as many guys would lie to their boss about needing time off for a mental health concern versus a physical oneKiwi…

ANZ raises $1m for Daffodil Day

November 8, 2014

The bake sales, sausage sizzles, quiz nights, stair climbs and golf tournaments have paid off official figures are in, and ANZ has raised more than $1 million for Daffodil Day.ANZ staff members around the country designed their own fundraising activities, and volunteered on the street collecting donations from the public, raising a total of $1,000,022.ANZ Chief Executive David Hisco said the bank set itself an ambitious target…


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!