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Chairs Diary June 2019


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Budget 2019 - The Budget of ‘Not Much’ for Small Business

The Government delivered its Wellbeing Budget at the end of May, investing heavily in mental health, KiwiRail, schools and hospitals, however, small businesses were largely missing from the major initiatives.
Recent business growth has contributed to healthy surpluses and the extra spending in Budget 2019.  With nods to a venture capital fund (worth $300 million) and an increased focus on vocational training (a $200 million boost) there are some encouraging initiatives, but nothing about reducing red tape or tax rates for business owners, who are facing increasing regulation and costs.
The Chamber was encouraged to see the Government investing in school leavers, much like we already do with Work Ready Kāpiti. The School Leavers’ Toolkit will receive $3.5 million to help equip young people with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace - including financial literacy, getting a driver’s license, and write a CV.
This year Work Ready Kāpiti is helping around 100 college students acquire these skills through the Work Ready Passport, and the programme is experiencing year on year growth with fantastic support from our local businesses.  It’s great to see our locally born and bred programme providing a blueprint of sorts for a national one.
Spending on infrastructure in the Budget focused largely on rail, with no mention of support for key local projects like the Expressway or issues like the PekaPeka Interchange.
The Chamber has been supporting ‘Finish Our Road’, a group of locals in Peka Peka and Te Horo who want NZTA to finish the interchange with south-facing ramps at Peka Peka. 
Brett Percival, Chamber Secretary and Janine Sudbury, Chamber Board Member have been representing the Chamber in this work, and we are pleased to report towards the end of May, the Kāpiti  Coast District Council voted in favour of supporting the Waikanae and Otaki Community Boards in revisiting the NZTA business case for south-facing ramps at Peka Peka.
The decision made in February to scrap the Peka Peka Interchange and reduce the Expressway between North Ōtaki and Levin to a two-lane road will have a decades-long impact on businesses across the Kāpiti  and Horowhenua Districts, and the Chamber will continue to work alongside the team at ‘Finish our Road’ to advocate for south facing ramps.
Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who came to the BA5 at Forsyth Barr on the 29th of May. We had a fantastic turnout and it was great to see more about what the team at Forsyth Barr does.  Our next Business Briefing is happening on the 19th of June at Southwards, where we will take a closer look at Economic Development work underway in Kāpiti.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Heather Hutchings, 
Chair, Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce

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Could you use some extra help?

Work Ready Kāpiti are launching an exciting new programme that will offer local businesses some extra support in the form of youth work experience placements.

With a focus on helping Kāpiti youth transition into work and encouraging local employers to be ready to employ them , Work Ready Kāpiti’s (WRK) new work experience programme - WEX ticks all the boxes.
The programme will run during school holidays and will require a minimum commitment of 3 days over a 2 week period, allowing participants to develop a more solid skill base in a quicker period and for the employer to benefit from this.

All the work has been taken out of it for local employers, with WRK managing the placements and creating an Employer Pack to assist with onboarding the participant. Local colleges have also shown great enthusiasm and support of the initiative, offering to vet and match applicants to the placements based on their skills and interests.

So, if you are a Kāpiti based business who could use some extra support and would be interested in offering a placement to a local youth, we would love to hear from you.

Please email - or visit our website - www.workreadykapiti.com for further information.


It is now less than a month to go until the ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags comes into force. Whilst many people have adapted to the change in supermarkets, we now need to prepare the public and shopkeepers, café owners, takeaways outlets that the ban applies to these stores as well.

WasteMINZ has designed a series of posters in multiple languages to remind people to bring their reusable bags. The posters can be downloaded here.
The posters have been made in the following languages English, te reo Māori, Mandarin – simplified (used in Mainland China) and traditional (used in Hong Kong and Taiwan); Korean, Hindi, Punjabi, Korean, Spanish.
Thank Sandy Beathcroft from Hutt City Council who was instrumental in getting these translations made.

We strongly encourage you to forward this information and encourage you and others to print out and use the signs.

The Ministry for the Environment also has toolkits available for retailers. The toolkits are available in English here and in te reo Māori here. Toolkits are also being created by the Ministry in Hindi and Mandarin and links to these will be provided when they are published online.  Posters showing retailers support for the ban can also be downloaded in A4 here and in A3 here.
Ngā mihi
Jenny Marshall
Sector Projects Manager
Unit 2, 5 Orbit Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
PO Box 305426, Triton Plaza, Auckland 0757

June 2019

Big welcome to this months
New Kāpiti Chamber Members!
Johnnie Saunders
NZ Proud Ltd
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Belinda Wilson
Straight Up Solutions Ltd
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Susan Tiumalu

Monsoon Creative 
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Merryn Malcolm
Kāpiti Coast Funeral Home Ltd 
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Corrin Miller
Smooth Natural Products 
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For Lease/
For Sale

June 2019: 
This month there is a good mix of small and larger opportunity around the Coast.
Firstly a character investment opportunity with the potential to use the whole property for your own use. Secondly an opportunity to own your own commercial land and build warehouse/office/live opportunity. Thirdly, an existing office opportunity in Paraparaumu and finally a retail opportunity to lease in Otaki

 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 

20-24 Rangatira Street, Otaki

Character investment

If you are an investor or potential owner occupier looking for a property with potential, this could be it;

With a Commercial Zoning, this character, industrial building, complete with meters of solid rimu flooring, could easily also be used for retail, markets etc. The land comprises a corner site of 2,445sqm with a building of 2048sqm and is located adjacent to the Countdown supermarket in the Otaki Township. The space has been occupied by a successful garment manufacturing business for many years . Read more>>


9 Te Tupe Road, Paraparaumu


Build Your Own Investment

This section is now available for sale and at a competitive price. This area has been rezoned under the new District Plan to "Outer Business" which opens up a lot of opportunities for commercial and industrial businesses to relocate to this area.

Commercial and Industrial land is getting hard to find around the Paraparaumu area so if you are looking to build your own building or need a yard for your business then look no further.

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45B Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu

See to believe

From design to execution. Walk in and behold, 493sqm over two floors of some of the best presented office space in Kapiti.  
These architecturally designed premises, quietly located by the trees at the end of a drive are accessed by a weatherproof lobby into the high ceiling bright and light reception area.

This space sets the standard for the 6 or 7 offices including a board room in the present configuration with two large open plan areas plus the mezzanine level.   Read More>>

220 Main Highway, Otaki

Outlet option in Otaki

First time to market in some years, this retail shop has been completely refurbished ready for a new life. 

The shop includes changing rooms and existing mirrors and features a polished concrete floor; what's more its complete with heat pump.

Kitchen, facilities and storage are to the rear.

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EXTRA 10th June : ANZ has been quick out of the blocks today to match Kiwibank's recent rate cut.
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Payday filing - And guid to TAX - PDF from IRD - April 2019
Business HealthCheck: Chamber tool

Local Business Adverts!
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Kāpiti Coast Business Network

Mon 10th of June 2019  5.15pm to 7pm


Note (still) New Venue!

Tuatara Brewing (Sheffield Street, Paraparaumu)
no charge, all welcome, FREE
Networking on the Coast – bring your business cards!
No registration required, just turn-up
Introduce yourself and your Business!

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Learning & Development Google Ads 12-06-19


L&D Workshop: Buying New Customers Profitably with Google Ads

Date: Wednesday 12 June
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Venue: Coastlands Kapiti Sports Turf & Pavilion | Paraparaumu
Cost: Members $25 – Non members $40


Presented by: Steve Jandrell | CEO & Dave Lemmon | Web Marketing Adviser

Every day in New Zealand thousands of local businesses use Google Ads to attract new customers profitably.  However, many others have tried and not managed to make it work for them. 

This workshop looks at the key strategies to Google Ads success so businesses can join the ranks of those buying customers profitably from this source.

For more information and to book>>

Business After 5: Business Briefing

Hosted by Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce


Wednesday 19 June 2019 | 5.30pm to 7pm | Southward Car Museum, Bugatti Room

Cost: Members Free – Non members $20

The Kapiti Chamber invites you to attend this BA5 hosted by Kapiti Chamber for a Business Briefing on important economic and business matters in Kapiti.

Who should attend: Members and non-members of the Kapiti community.

There will be drinks & nibbles and opportunity to network before and after the Briefing. Note your calendar to be at this Briefing. Q&A will be an important component of the Briefing so come with an open mind and your questions to maximise value in attending.

Economic development refresh and economic development in general on the Kāpiti Coast:

The line-up for the Business Briefing will include:  See here for More info >>

Women in Business: 

Women in Business Lunch: 10th Birthday Celebration

Date: Wednesday 26 June
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Venue: Sudbury | Te Horo
Members $30 – Non Members $40

Speaker: Steph Dyhrberg | Wellingtonian of the Year

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce invites Members and Non Members to their Women in Business programme to celebrate its 10th birthday.

Guest Speaker: Steph Dyhrberg, 2018 Wellingtonian of the Year and finalist, 2018 Women of Influence Awards in the Diversity Category.

To book and for more info>>

Thank you to our marketing and Media Partners: 
Key Partnership
Let's do better business, together.
In line with Business Chambers throughout New Zealand, Kapiti Chamber of Commerce have decided on, and is currently rolling out, a Key Partnership Program.
These Partnerships will be developed over time through and will provide collaboration through regular meetings with our Business Development Manager who will help move strategic plans to ensure the partnership is mutually beneficial,  that will in turn add value to the partnership, the chamber and all it's members.
Benefits of being a Key Partner will include special member offers, the sharing of knowledge and expertise with members, or hosting business seminars and events. Partners can often bring key note industry specific speakers to the region, or supply articles and informative material for dissemination to the chamber membership and the wider Kāpiti business community.
Do you want to become a Key Partner of the Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce? Click here for more information!

National Sponsors that provide discounts to Chamber members:
Useful Contacts:


Chamber BDM:
Joanna Piatek >>

Economic Development:
Heather Hutchings >>

Youth Passport
Julene Hope>>

Kapiti Coast
Business Network:

Henry Kruger >>

Retirement/aged care sector
Wendy Huston >>


Otaki Promotions Group:
Ian Carson >>

Paraparaumu Beach Business Assoc:
Sharon Hunter >>

Manaaki Group
Keith Wood>>

Destination Waikanae:
Sue Lusk >>

Women in Business:
Lyn Barrow>>
Helene Judge >>

        We trust you enjoyed this edition of Kāpiti Business News. The Kāpiti Chamber thanks its ongoing supporters: 

Beach FMDisplay Tactix,, & SignCraft
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