Creating a Vibrant Kaikohe
Creating a Vibrant
Kaikohe Business Association
The Kaikohe Business Association’s
‘create a vibrant Kaikohe’ initiative enters its final
phase this week.
The Association is actively promoting a
yes vote to a Kaikohe Business Improvement District to give
the town a positive base for its message for locals and
visitors to stop, shop, eat and live.
Ballot papers are
being sent to commercial property and business owners, with
postal voting taking place over two weeks ending at noon
Friday 14th December 2012.
A yes vote will give the
Kaikohe Business Association great autonomy to set the
marketing and promotion of Kaikohe.
“For too long, this
town’s strategies to make it strong and vibrant have been
undermined by people who cannot see how the town can come
alive” says Steve Sangster, Association
“BIDs are a proven way to reinvigorate
business precincts – we are not reinventing the
Two recent stakeholder meetings provided an
overview of the proposal and answered questions
Kaikohe Hokianga Community Board Deputy
Chairperson and BID co-ordinator John Schollum gave a
background to the BID and an overview of past initiatives to
build a cohesive town.
“There have been a significant
number of projects over the past 10 years to bring the town
“Most folded as soon as funding from
central government ceased.”
“But there is a
groundswell of support emerging from right across the
District for Kaikohe to be successful.”
the town and its businesses to make the decision to commit
to a sustainable funding model and to take charge of its
future” say John.
“A YES vote is a show of our
confidence in working together for the common
“A YES vote says ‘there is no better time
than now to turn the business performance of our town
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