Waikanae, Waikanae

1 day ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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1 day ago

Look our for others

The Team from Wellington District Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

New Border Protection Measures

Edwina from Paraparaumu Beach

There seems to be one piece of information missing from the Government's v outline of the new border protection/quarantine measures.
How long is it intended this will last for? As it applies to everyone arriving in NZ - not having a time frame makes it impossible to plan for a visit to NZ if … View more
There seems to be one piece of information missing from the Government's v outline of the new border protection/quarantine measures.
How long is it intended this will last for? As it applies to everyone arriving in NZ - not having a time frame makes it impossible to plan for a visit to NZ if you live in Australia. Or are Australians banned from the country?

1 day ago

Financial assistance for Kāpiti community and business

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Kāpiti Coast District Council has announced a range of immediate changes to support local people and businesses in response to COVID-19.

At a special briefing this week the Council agreed to:
· Remove rates late payment penalties for rest of 2019/20
· A June 2020 rates payment … View more
Kāpiti Coast District Council has announced a range of immediate changes to support local people and businesses in response to COVID-19.

At a special briefing this week the Council agreed to:
· Remove rates late payment penalties for rest of 2019/20
· A June 2020 rates payment holiday for those impacted by COVID-19
· Waive rent payments for three months for major tenants
· Rapid supplier payments, aiming for seven-day payments
· 90-day credit terms for invoices
· Refund consent deposits and fees if applicants request to withdraw their application
· Refund a quarter of fees for food, alcohol and outdoor dining licenses paid in the current financial year
· Increase weighting for local businesses in procurement processes
· Allow Community Boards to repurpose unallocated discretionary grants for 2019/20 to COVID-19 response initiatives
· Flexibility to repurpose remaining social investment grants in 2019/20 as appropriate
· Extend existing library book loans by six weeks
The Council is also reviewing its 2020/21 budget to find further savings, and will continue to assess the situation as the full impacts of COVID-19 continue to become clear and respond accordingly.

Those interested in accessing support will be able to visit www.kapiticoast.govt.nz... or call 04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486 to register interest. A dedicated email address will be activated shortly.

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1 day ago

Dirt bike incident.

Bob from Raumati Beach

You may have seen the article in 'stuff' about dirt bikes and the Mayors comments. On April 7th the person pictured was illegally riding on footpath/cycleways. When he realised he was being filmed he accelerated and deliberately rode towards a dog. He ran over the dog which then needed … View moreYou may have seen the article in 'stuff' about dirt bikes and the Mayors comments. On April 7th the person pictured was illegally riding on footpath/cycleways. When he realised he was being filmed he accelerated and deliberately rode towards a dog. He ran over the dog which then needed treatment from a vet. If you recognise him do the neighbourly thing and assist the police by giving them his name and address. Alternatively you could post the info on Neighbourly or if you wish to remain anonymous, PM me.

1 day ago

Covid19 Today's News

Sylvie-Patricia Claren from Combined Probus Club Of Waikanae Incorporated

There are 29 new cases of Covid-19 since yesterday and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a tough new quarantine for Kiwis arriving from overseas will kick in from midnight tonight.

"No-one goes home, everyone goes into a managed facility," she said of Kiwis returning to the country.

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There are 29 new cases of Covid-19 since yesterday and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a tough new quarantine for Kiwis arriving from overseas will kick in from midnight tonight.

"No-one goes home, everyone goes into a managed facility," she said of Kiwis returning to the country.

Today's new cases are made up of 23 new confirmed cases and six new probable cases.

There are now 317 recovered cases – an increase of 35 on yesterday, higher than the number of new cases. Fourteen people are in hospital and four in ICU.

The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand is 1239, Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said today.

1 day ago

Appreciation post

The Team from Wellington District Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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1 day ago

Keep Well - Humor of the day

Sylvie-Patricia Claren from Combined Probus Club Of Waikanae Incorporated

There is no Virus in Corona Beer, this is just a meme/joke
Don't use Antivirus Disc to protect you, this is a meme/joke as well
I just wanted to cheer you a bit!

1 day ago

Happy Easter!

The Team from Wellington Water

It may not feel like a normal long weekend, but we want to wish you all a Happy Easter! 🐰🥚
We continue to have crews working over the long weekend, delivering essential services to the communities of the Wellington region - ensuring we have clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment … View more
It may not feel like a normal long weekend, but we want to wish you all a Happy Easter! 🐰🥚
We continue to have crews working over the long weekend, delivering essential services to the communities of the Wellington region - ensuring we have clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment 💧💙

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1 day ago

Covid19

Sylvie-Patricia Claren from Combined Probus Club Of Waikanae Incorporated

Sorry if I haven't updated any informations here but you all know that because of the Covid19 declared as a pandemy we are all in Lockdown, alert level4.

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There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading… View more
Sorry if I haven't updated any informations here but you all know that because of the Covid19 declared as a pandemy we are all in Lockdown, alert level4.

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There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:

Do

Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub

Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze

Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell

Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell

Don't

Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean

Website to Visit for updates: covid19.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Kapiti Coast Help Businesses like yours during Covid 19

Sylvie-Patricia from Waikanae

I found this Message on the Group Page of one of my Network Referral groups and thought to post it here in the Notice Board, then i find it for General interest..
KEDA is a volunteer group of local people whose aim is to support local projects and promote economic development - see www.keda.nz...View more
I found this Message on the Group Page of one of my Network Referral groups and thought to post it here in the Notice Board, then i find it for General interest..
KEDA is a volunteer group of local people whose aim is to support local projects and promote economic development - see www.keda.nz... and kickstartkapiti.nz....
COVID-19 has taken a devastating toll on many of our businesses already, however the worst is possibly yet to come. While the focus to date has been on providing immediate financial assistance to businesses, the process of recovery is going to take many months. When the doors finally open, many businesses will be operating at well below capacity and profits will be elusive.
KEDA is supporting an initiative from one of our members who has set up an online support network for local businesses. The key focus of it is a directory where people, such as yourself, with specific expertise can offer help and local businesses can register as needing help. You are able to choose between offering your services free of charge or for a fee, or to provide an initial free consultation.

What does it cost you to list your profile?

Absolutely nothing.

What’s in it for you?

It’s an opportunity to build relationships with local businesses and to promote your business at no charge.

We are all in this together. If our business community as a whole is thriving, we will all thrive. We are only as strong as our weakest link.

I invite you to look at the website – please note it is brand new and we have just started the process of populating it.

You can complete your profile here – it only takes a few minutes:

www.businesssupportnetwork.nz...

You can also upload useful documents or newsletters by clicking Upload Document or Link in the My Profile section. This is a great way to share your knowledge with our community.

Once we have a good number of people registered as willing to offer help, the website will be promoted on email and social media.
Please get back to me if you have any questions.

Thanks

Liz Koh

Chair

Kapiti Economic Development Agency

Ph 021 313 339

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1 day ago

Permission to sell Essential Items

Paulas Home & Living

We have been given permission to sell Essential Items on our website.

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3 days ago

Man arrested outside local supermarket.

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

A man was arrested after allegedly abusing shoppers and a security guard at a Waikanae supermarket. Check out the link below for the story.

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3 days ago

Kapiti and Covid19

Edwina from Paraparaumu Beach

Looking at the Government database (covid 19.govt) there is only one case reported by CCDHB that is NOT linked to travel. Also we have no clusters in Wellington. There is no apparent community transmission in Porirua or Kapiti. Very heartening news.

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