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Chairs Diary September 2019


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The decisions made between 2019 and 2022 by our Mayor and Council will set the scene for the next decade’s worth of development, and beyond. In 2020, Transmission Gully is due to open - a significant event for the district, and we believe a bold, long-term vision is needed for our community as we enter a period of predicted growth.
 
We have identified three priorities for the incoming Council in our 2019 Local Body Election Manifesto, key areas we want both Councillors and Mayors to deliver on if elected to Council.  These are:

  • Fostering an ‘Open for Business’ Council,
  • Delivering Better Infrastructure for Kāpiti, and
  • Smarter Economic Development.

 
In choosing these areas, we wanted to keep it simple to ensure we focus on delivering results to businesses, ratepayers and the community.
 
Open for Business
We want the Council to put businesses at the heart of policy decisions, to ensure any impacts on the sector are considered when making new policies.
 
Delivering Better Infrastructure
We want the Council to actively plan and financially support local infrastructure to meet the long-term needs of our community - including lobbying for four lanes north of Ōtaki and a Peka Peka Interchange.
 
Smarter Economic Development
We would like to see Key Performance Indicator set and reported on quarterly to the business community about performance in Economic Development, better support for town centres and dedicated budgets for tourism promotion.
 
We want the incoming Council to deliver tangible outcomes, benefiting local businesses and our economy. 
 
You will have a chance to Meet the Candidates on September 11, 7 pm at the Coast Community Church at our local body election event.  Make sure you register on our website and we’ll see you there.
 
Congratulations Air Chathams

It’s been one year since Air Chathams began flying from Kāpiti to Auckland. 
 
In the last 12 months, Air Chathams has welcomed more than 40,000 passengers on approximately 1472 flights, with many of those travellers coming from our business community.
 
The Chamber worked hard, alongside the Council and Nathan Guy, to bring Air Chathams to Kāpiti - we believe having a direct daily link to our largest city is vital for Kāpiti.  It makes it easier to live, work and do business on the Coast.
 
I want to encourage you to book your next flight to Auckland on Air Chathams - and tell your friends and family about the benefits of flying local. As well as convenience and price, you’re also supporting a family run business that’s got in behind the Coast.
 
    Heather Hutchings | Chair, Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce

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Lack of plan for Horowhenua expressway 'untenable'

No plan to build an expressway in Horowhenua has disappointed mayors and council chairs in Manawatū-Whanganui region.

New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) officials have put the brakes on a proposed expressway from Ōtaki to north of Levin, saying a final route for the road might not be decided until after 2024.
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"Nothing in the KiwiBuild reset to stop the housing crisis"


 

INFOMETRICS: The long-awaited reset of KiwiBuild confirms that the government still doesn’t grasp why the policy went so spectacularly wrong. When KiwiBuild was conceived back in 2012, it was easy to blame the unaffordability of housing on a lack of supply – new dwelling consents the previous year had plunged to a 58-year low of 13,236. But with consents now at a 45-year high of 35,472, it no longer makes sense to suggest that high house prices are due to a lack of construction activity.

KiwiBuild remains a policy that has been formulated to treat the symptoms of a problem that the government has failed to properly diagnose or understand. Read on>>

 


photo: Kapiti News

Coastella directors pull pin on festival

The Coastella Music Festival won't take place next year and its long-term future is uncertain.

First staged in 2016, the boutique festival has attracted over 10,000 festivalgoers to Kāpiti's Southward Car Museum over the past four years.

"Many of our stakeholders will be disappointed especially the public," said festival co-director Paul Brown.

"But the reality is that events are hugely expensive to stage.

a reduction in the official cash rate, but not all borrowers will benefit. The official cash rate has been cut by 50 basis points, to 1 per cent, a record low. Read on>>

                                               
The Chambers first printed magazine came out in May/June this year and was really well received. We have now started putting together the content for the spring issue (out lNovember) and we would love to hear from your if you have a business story to tell or simply want to advertise in it. Email us at BDM@kapitichamber.org.nz and we will get some more information to you.
WORK READY KĀPITI

Another good news story for Work Ready Kāpiti!
 


The Law Connection prepared to offer paid part time work to local student following her work experience placement via Work Ready Kāpiti.
17yr old Tilly Surrey, from Waikanae completed a week’s work experience through Work Ready Kāpiti’s new Work EXperience programme - WEX - during the July school holidays which has now opened doors for her to complete future paid work within the local law firm.

The placement was with The Law Connection in Raumati and offered a week of office/secretarial experience. Tilly Surrey was the local student that took the placement and she has thoroughly enjoyed her time there, commenting, “whilst with The Law Connection I did small admin tasks and on reflection I feel that as much as I learnt basic skills that will most definitely help me in future it was the environment and the people I was surrounded by that has given me such rich learning.Knowing that my small successes were attributed to my own knowledge and skills was a great confidence builder and made me feel at home in a working environment which is something that will make applying for jobs in the future much less nerve-racking.” This is the first placement that The Law Connection have offered via Work Ready Kāpiti’s WEX programme and Paula Wingar, Practice Manager at The Law Connection commented “We were pleased to be able to provide a placement for Tilly in the hope that she would gain some insight into the day to day workings of a Law Office and that experience would somehow benefit Tilly’s decision making when deciding on her future employment or studies.”

The Law Connection were so happy with Tilly’s standard of work, that they commented, “We would be happy to employ Tilly if a suitable role was available over a school holiday period. The work experience placement gave us first hand experience working with Tilly and getting
to know her and her skill set.” But, as Tilly herself goes onto comment she has learnt so much more from the experience, “What I learnt in my time there has exceeded all of my expectations and has inspired me to look for more than a minimum wage job that I know I wouldn’t enjoy and find a career that not only makes me happy but that I am good at.” If you would like to get involved in Work Ready Kāpiti’s WEX - Work EXperience programme either as a local youth or an employer, simply visit their website for further information - .http://www.workreadykapiti.com.
 

Save the Dates:

 
19th of September Early Bird Tickets released
18th October Awards Dinner


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September 2019

Big welcome to this months
New Kāpiti Chamber Member!
 
Keryn Mells
Kāpiti Kitchen Space
Member profile>>


 

For Lease - For Sale

September 2019: 

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

25-33 Te Ara Kawakahia and
21-43 Ara Hereke, Waikanae


Attention builders/developers

Be part of the new Ngarara residential subdivision currently under development adjoining the Waikanae Golf Club and new Kapiti Expressway. This subdivision is unique in its central location and the set of environmental standards and values behind its development.
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Unit 2 Kapiti Lights, 11 Amohia Street, Prm


Simple Investing


Situated in the well known Kapiti Lights complex in Paraparaumu, this unit has been a pharmacy since the building was built. The Tenant has operated the business for over 12 years and has just entered into a new 4 year lease with rights of renewal.

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129 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu


Quality ground floor office available


Located opposite PaknSave on Rimu Road this near new ground floor office is available to lease, comprising 2 separate office and a central work space. This office unit presents very well, an area you would be proud to bring your clients into.

 

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Shops 2 and 3, 4 Arthur Street,Otaki


Modern Retail in Otaki

These on the money units have full showroom windows with glass doors and polished concrete floors.

Each shop is 111sqm, they have carparks to the rear and kerbside parking to the front. Currently structured as one shop of 222sqm they are easily converted back to two shops of 111sqm each.

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Infometrics - Nothing in the KiwiBuild reset to stop the housing crisis
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Kāpiti Coast Business Network

Mon 9th of September 2019  5.15pm to 7pm

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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Meet the Candidates
 Kāpiti Coast Local Body Elections 2019
Who will you vote for? 

 

 

Date: Wednesday 11th September
Time: 7 - 9.30 pm (starts 7 pm sharp)
Venue: Coast Community Church, 57 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu
Cost: Members FREE– Non members: Cold Coin

 
The decisions made between 2019 and 2022 by our Mayor and Council will set the scene for the next decade’s worth of development, and beyond. In 2020, Transmission Gully is due to open - a significant event for the district, and we believe a bold, long-term vision is needed for our community as we enter a period of predicted growth.

 
We have identified three priorities for the incoming Council in our 2019 Local Body Election Manifesto, key areas we want both Councillors and Mayors to deliver on if elected to Council. These are:

  • Fostering an ‘Open for Business’ Council,
  • Delivering Better Infrastructure for Kāpiti, and
  • Smarter Economic Development.

 
In choosing these areas, we wanted to keep it simple to ensure we focus on delivering results to businesses, ratepayers and the community. We want the incoming Council to deliver tangible outcomes, benefiting local businesses and our economy.  
 

You will have a chance to Meet the Candidates on September 11, 7 pm at the Coast Community Church at our local body election event. Make sure you register on our website and we’ll see you there.


For more information and to book>>

Business After 5 Host: Web Genius 
 

Date: Wednesday 25th September
Speaker: Christine Westbury | Clean Mixes
Time: 5.30 - 7 pm
Venue: Web Genius, First floor, 129c Rimu Road, Paraparaumu
Members FREE – Non Members $20

The Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce invites Members and Non Members to their Women in Business programme.

You are invited to attend this BA5 being hosted by the team at Web Genius who will present their business to those in attendance. There will be drinks & nibbles and plenty of time to network.

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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?

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