Girl Power in Plumbing Challenge

Girl Power in Plumbing Challenge

Starting a plumbing apprenticeship as an adult can be challenging, doing so as a woman…

July 19, 2021
Boris the Barbaric threatens more than UK

Boris the Barbaric threatens more than UK

This is a blog by Kāpiti’s Ian Powell offering second opinions on health systems, labour…

July 18, 2021
Kāpiti publisher launching Vietnam ANZACS

Kāpiti publisher launching Vietnam ANZACS

Kāpiti publisher Bob Anderson loves books and has a special passion for military histories. Bob’s…

June 14, 2021

Game developers’ growth just part of rampant Kiwi tech sector

December 13, 2020

New Zealand game developers’ $323.9 million earnings in the last financial year is a perfect example of just what is happening across the rampant tech sector, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.It is fantastic to see the continued growth of New Zealand’s interactive media and game developers, making $121 million more in one year, Muller says.’However, this is a great example of the continued growth and success…

Stay safe at Kāpiti Beaches this summer

October 30, 2020

With warmer weather fast approaching thousands of Kāpiti Coasters will be taking to the water and safety and vigilance will vital. New Zealand Water Safety Month is approaching halfway and tragically since the campaign started six people have fatally drowned in preventable incidents. “This is a tragic reminder of how many New Zealanders are needlessly losing their lives while in, on and around the water. Every fatality…

Kāpiti Embraces #ownitoctober, Balm to Covid-19 Stresses

October 22, 2020

Kāpiti is embracing local social media campaign, #ownitoctober, aimed at empowering women, celebrating local businesses and building kindness amongst the community after a difficult 2020. Created by Kirsten Kennish, Owner of Absolute Hair, #ownitoctober is about body positivity, empowerment and recognising businesses who are working hard to respond to the challenging environment Covid-19 creates. “I’m seeing people in the salon who are tired – this year has…

National Radio Yacht Club Regatta in Ōtaki

October 15, 2020

Kāpiti Radio Yacht Club is hosting the first National Regatta for DragonForce65 Racing Radio Controlled Yachts over Labour Weekend up at Winstones Lake Ōtaki.The foresight of a small group of local club members to create the DFRacingNZ Association (then called NZ DF65 Association) which has grown to also include the larger DF95 too and affiliates to the NZ Radio Yachting Association was ground breaking for this fabulous…

Nationwide health tech study launched

October 15, 2020

A comprehensive nationwide health technology study into the state and future opportunities for creating a world class health, disability and social system has been launched by NZ Health IT (NZHIT).The study will be contained in a report and will identify opportunities for the future and related challenges to resolve, chief executive Scott Arrol says.’We want to define a clear direction for health tech for at least the…

Fewer people to face end of year tax bills

July 9, 2020

The Government is moving to ease financial stress for around 149,000 taxpayers by changing the rules around write-offs for tax debt.”Fewer people will have tax bills to pay this year,” said Revenue Minister Stuart Nash.”Inland Revenue’s end of year automatic income tax calculation process for individuals is currently underway and is expected to run until early July. It is the annual wash up which results in people…