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Covid-19: Two new cases in New Zealand, both arrivals from UK
June 16, 2020
There are two new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health has confirmed. In a statement released this afternoon, the Ministry of Health said the two new cases were related to the border as a result of recent travel from the UK. The ministry said both cases were connected. Director-General of H... More...

A dual currency system would help New Zealand recover
June 14, 2020
From what we sometimes glean from the media the economy consists of a whole lot of empty restaurants and underemployed baristas. Of course it is more than that. The economy is a gigantic machine in which one person's consumption spending generates someone else's income. We buy the things we want and need, and in ex... More...

Kapiti opts for flexible work
June 6, 2020
Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan has welcomed news that consumer spending in the local community is up by around 15 per cent and praised the benefits of more flexible working arrangements. "There are nearly eight thousand Kāpiti residents who usually leave the District every day for work but COVID-... More...

Covid-19 - The choice - Are we destroying our economy to save lives
June 1, 2020
The emergence of Covid-19 has caused much more than just a health crisis. Economic carnage has accompanied the pandemic, starting with China and spreading around the world even faster than the virus. New Zealand was hit hard well before a single case had crossed the border, as China stopped importing goods as divers... More...

Kapiti - We are In it Together
May 23, 2020
"Over the last few weeks, we have been reminded many times of fact that, whether we like it or not, we are part of a community. The welfare and wellbeing of each person in the community has an impact, either directly or indirectly, on the community as a whole. We are all in this together, as they say. Viruses are co... More...

Up to 50 can attend Funerals and Tangihanga
May 13, 2020
The Health Minister David Clark has confirmed funerals and tangihanga will be allowed under alert level 2, with the number of people at the event now capped at 50. From Thursday, funeral directors can apply for an exemption to allow up to 50 people at services, as long as the Ministry of Health is satisfied public healt... More...

Kapiti Rates and Covid-19
May 7, 2020
This week ratepayers across the district will start to receive their latest rates notices. We know this is a difficult time for many in the community and understand some households and businesses might be finding it difficult to keep on top of their rates. Support is available for those impacted by the response to the C... More...

Remembering to listen...
May 4, 2020
"Lots of people talk to animals. . . Not very many listen though. . . that's the problem. " A. A. Milne, Winnie the PoohThere has been a lot of noise for the last few weeks, and it will continue especially around economic meltdown. And while I am no economist I fear that it is true But, we also need to remember to listen... More...

Kapiti Retirement Trust committed to Safety
April 24, 2020
Kapiti Retirement Trust CEO Wendy Huston says as we move to Alert Level 3 the main message is still Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay at Home. "As we move to Alert Level 3 and follow the Government guidelines around this level, we remain absolutely committed that the decisions we make maximise the physical safety of our re... More...

Covid-19 Lockdown Level 4 in place until April 27
April 20, 2020
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced this afternoon that New Zealand will stay in Lockdown level 4 until April 27. The PM says at that point Cabinet plans to move to Level 3 and will then reassess progress on May 11. She says New Zealand has performed very well as a country and the statistics surrounding C... More...

Parkwood Zooms through Covid-19
April 11, 2020
The popular use of technology to retain essential connections in the lockdown has spread to at least one retirement village on the Coast. Residents of Parkwood Village in Waikanae, led by their Residents' Association, have been meeting up regularly for Zoom meetings to discuss matters of mutual interest at a time wh... More...

Phone line for Kāpiti residents most in need
April 6, 2020
Kāpiti Coast residents struggling to get essentials like food and medication because of COVID-19 can now call a new Council welfare support number, says Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan. "We recognise that there are people in our community that are on their own, have underlying health issues that m... More...

Kapiti advised to stay at home and save lives
April 1, 2020
Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan says Council will continue do its job and keep essential services running over the next four weeks but the community needs to do its job too – stay at home and save lives. "New Zealand entered COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Eliminate and our lives for the next month will look no... More...

Alcohol and cigarettes can be delivered but not exercise equipment
April 1, 2020
Leading New Zealand exercise expert is extremely disappointed that alcohol and cigarettes can be delivered to people by courier because they are 'essential' and for their welfare, whereas exercise equipment isn't essential, so can't be delivered even if someone is working from a home business. ExerciseNZ chief exec... More...

Home Learning Initiatives Welcomed
April 8, 2020
NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government's announcement today of a range of learning from home initiatives to help support learners, whānau, schools and centres through the Covid-19 lockdown. "This announcement is significant and welcome. The package will hel... More...

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