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Chairs Diary February 2020

Hi <<First Name>>

2020 has gotten off to an incredibly busy start, and I hope you’re all settling into the year after the summer break (if you managed to get one!).
The last few weeks have delivered significant news for Kāpiti, with the Government announcing it will fund four lanes from Ōtaki to Levin.
We’re relieved the road will be completed as initially planned; however, we are concerned construction won’t begin until 2025 and the road won’t open until 2029.  The next phase of the Expressway - Peka to Ōtaki - is due to finish next year, so why not begin the next phase straight after?
We’ve been talking about this road for a decade, and it makes sense from an economical and construction perspective to begin Ōtaki to Levin as soon as possible. The Ōtaki community and businesses face another five years of uncertainty if we wait until 2025 - many locals are living in the 300-metre corridor, which could be designated for the final road. Delaying the start of construction until 2025 means another five years of not knowing whether or not their home will be affected - impacting their ability to sell and move on or the overall value of their home
The Government announced many rail and road projects but missing from the list was the electrification of the rail network to Ōtaki. With projected population growth (from Transmission Gull) - it’s timely and logical to increase capacity for people to travel to Ōtaki from Wellington by rail.
A rail connection from Wellington to Ōtaki will mitigate some of the risks Ōtaki faces when the Expressway bypasses the town -  better connectivity will encourage more people to live there and in turn, support local businesses.
Minister for Small Business to Visit Kapiti
Hon Stuart Nash, the Minister for Small Business, will be briefly visiting Kāpiti next Friday the 14th of February.
We’re excited about his visit, and the chance for him to connect with our businesses and find out more about the opportunities and challenges we face. We would love for him to spend the entire day in Kāpiti but will be showcasing our region in just under an hour with representatives from our business community.
I look forward to updating you all on his visit and seeing what we can achieve for Kāpiti.
Enjoy the last month of Summer (if the sun decides to make an appearance!) and have a fantastic February.

    Jacinda Thorn | Chair, Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce

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February 2020: 

Should you require any further information on these or any other commercial sales or leasing opportunities around the Kāpiti Coast just give the most experienced specialist Commercial and 
Industrial Real Estate team a call Stephen Lange or  Paul Adams

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Monday 10th of February 2020  5.15pm to 7pm

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Date: Friday 6 March 2020
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Venue: Southward Theatre | Paraparaumu

International Women's Day 2020 will take place on Sunday 8 March with Kapiti participating in this international event on Friday 6 March. 

International Women's Day provides an important and exciting opportunity for celebrating women's achievements, raising awareness, reinforcing commitment to diversity and inclusion, calling for action and helping forge gender parity.


With an amazing lineup including: Karen O'Leary, Victoria Gaither                     and Helen Turnbull, from 50-50, who is also the caterer  for the day 

This year's theme is an equal world is an enabled world – #EachForEqual #IWD2020

Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

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