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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…


TV3 story not so charitable

September 13, 2015

Open Letter from Charities ServicesYou may have seen a news story that was broadcast on Wednesday evening on TV3’s Story programme about charities and their registration status. While it’s great to see coverage about charities and the good work that the sector does, there were some incorrect and possibly misleading statements made in the programme that caused concern to Charities Services, and may also have caused unnecessary…

Red Cross needs your support to help refugees

September 13, 2015

New Zealand Red Cross is offering concerned Kiwis some practical ideas for how they can help make a difference in the refugee crisis. “It’s difficult to know what we can do so far away from the terrible scenes we are seeing in the Mediterranean. Red Cross is there on the ground and our links with the international response mean that New Zealanders can directly support the people…

NZ humanitarian agencies say temporary increase in refugee quota a good start

September 13, 2015

New Zealand humanitarian aid workers have welcomed the government’s commitment to taking 750 Syrian refugees over three years and upping the amount of humanitarian aid – but they say this country should still double the permanent refugee quota. The NGO Disaster Relief Forum (NDRF) represents NZ NGOs working in humanitarian aid, including the camps on the Syrian border. The Forum’s chair, Ian McInnes, says the government’s emergency…


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!