Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


PGF to bolster Kāpiti economy

The Kāpiti Coast District Council welcomes the news that two Kāpiti businesses have been successful in securing funding from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund.

Otaki-based Omeo Technology and Kapiti Island’s Waiorua Lodge Limited have both received funding which will help boost the District’s economy and create local employment opportunities. The Council also received funding to help fund a Provincial Growth Fund Programme Manager.

Mayor K Gurunathan says it’s great to see these applications successfully progress through the funding process.

“Omeo Technologies and Waiorua Lodge are fine examples of the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit we have here in Kāpiti and, with the support of the Provincial Growth Fund, we look forward to seeing these businesses go from strength to strength.

“As a small provincial economy within the Wellington region, the Provincial Growth Fund is an important opportunity for the District and we are grateful for the ongoing support Kāpiti has received from the Provincial Development Unit.

“The funding we received today to help fund a Provincial Growth Fund Programme Manager will significantly strengthen the Council’s ability to support the community with their applications.

“We are excited at the prospect of being able to work collaboratively with central government to further develop our district, create sustainable employment and bolster our district’s economy. What’s good for Kāpiti is good for the Wellington region,” says the Mayor.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


'Public Safety': Next Firearms Reform Plan Announced

The next Arms Amendment Bill will:

• Establish a register of firearms and licence holders to be rolled out over 5 years
• Tighten the rules to get and keep a firearms licence
• Tighten the rules for gun dealers to get and keep a licence
• Require licences to be renewed every five years
• Introduce a new system of warning flags so Police can intervene and seek improvement if they have concerns about a licence holder’s behaviour
• Prohibit visitors to New Zealand from buying a gun... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Being Australia's Pacific Go-Fers

Inevitably, there was an aspect of ‘what might have been’ about the weekend’s meeting in Canberra between PM Jacinda Ardern and her Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison... More>>


RNZ: Trades Hall Bombing Case Re-Opened, Evidence Released

The cold case has been reopened and the police have recently revealed more details about the bomb's components - including that it was wrapped in a 1977 edition of The Evening Post. More>>

Safety: Govt Targets Fewer Deaths On The Road

“Most roads deaths and serious injuries are preventable and too many New Zealanders have lost their lives or been seriously injured in crashes that could have been prevented by road safety upgrades,” said Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More>>


Pay Rise Delay: Teachers Unions Plan Legal Action Against Novopay

Both of the teachers unions - NZEI and the PPTA - have confirmed they will be taking legal action against Novopay. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On What’s Wrong With Wellington

For many Wellingtonians, it hasn’t been the normal hardships – the workings of central government and the lousy weather – that have recently pushed their tolerance into the red zone. It has been the inability of local government to maintain even the basics. More>>


Emission Statement: 'Consensus Reached' On Agriculture

Today the Government launched a consultation document, informed by the work of the Interim Climate Change Committee (ICCC), on how to bring agriculture into the emissions trading scheme, a key part of the Government’s plan to tackle climate change and reduce New Zealand’s emissions. More>>





InfoPages News Channels