Meet the new We Love Local

Kapiti Goodies have acquired Wellington’s We Love Local brand to further our vision of helping local artisan producers sell more of their products while promoting the region at the same time. The sale, which took place before COVID-19, has seen Kapiti Goodies now fall under the We Love Local brand, which will cover both the Wellington region and the Kapiti Coast.

We are delighted to be in a position to push forward regional gifting and offer contactless delivery as well as nationwide shipping during COVID-19 Level 3, meaning that people can still buy gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or thank yous while remaining safe and helping to support local artisan producers across Wellington and Kapiti.

We Love Local Wellington Gift Box

Support Wellington’s artisan producers

We Love Local supplies gift boxes of products by popular local brands, including Fix & Fogg, Wellington Chocolate Factory, Six Barrel Soda, Kapiti Candy, Arobake, Kapiti Olive Oil and Mamia’s sauce among others. In Kapiti, we make sustainable deliveries of the beautiful recycled timber gift boxes, made by the Shed Project in Paraparaumu, using an electric car.

The current circumstances around COVID-19 have made us even more passionate about local products. Buying local also means our money stays local and it’s good for the regional economy. There are some exciting new suppliers and products and we want you to discover as many creative local producers as possible.

Help support our local artisan producers with a We Love Local gift box and buy the ultimate Wellington gift.

Kāpiti Goodies has a new look

Today, we’re proud to announce a new look for Kāpiti Goodies! We are excited to share our brand refresh with you, explain why we made the changes, and celebrate the amazing people who worked with us on this project.

Kāpiti Goodies launched just before Christmas last year to help build a local food and gifting eco-system that embraces the power of community to positively impact the Kāpiti Coast District. Since then, we sold more than 100 gift boxes both locally and New Zealand-wide, and the time has come for this little side project to become a real business with a professional look.

Meet the new logo

Our updated logo stands for a sophisticated and handcrafted brand. The black tag is a mark of quality and a seal of approval, with the heart symbol stylised in the form of a bow to sum up Kāpiti Goodies’ care and approach to customer experience. This heart ribbon symbol is easily recognisable at both small and large sizes to use online and when visiting local markets. The combination of a serif and san serif font adds quality, trust and modernity.

It was also important for the brand to align with our values:

  • quality
  • customer experience
  • artisan
  • social good
  • local

The new logo has now been rolled out on Facebook & Instagram, and we revealed our fresh look for the first time at the Kapiti Women’s Expo yesterday:

Kāpiti Goodies at the Kapiti Women’s Expo

The new gift boxes

As you may know, our wooden boxes are made locally by The Shed Project – a community space providing opportunities for the differently-abled. We worked closely with The Shed Project on a new look for our gift box and they did an outstanding job as you can see:

Kapiti Goodies Gift Box Top
Special thanks to The Shed Project for making our gift boxes.

Working with local experts

Sourcing as much as we can locally and supporting people in Kāpiti is at the heart of our company. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing work of these local businesses:

  • Delaney & CO. Public Relations – for helping with market segmentation, market research and a marketing strategy
  • Eden Design – for creating the visual brand and designing flyers, the box sleeve, gift cards, and more
  • Precise Print – for guiding us and doing an amazing job with printing all our marketing collateral

Thank you for working with us.

Of course, we also couldn’t do this without these great local artisan producers:

There is so much to love about Kāpiti, its people and its products. If you like what you’re seeing, we would appreciate it if you spread the word to your friends and family.

Kia ora tātou katoa!

Kapiti Corporate Gift Boxes: From Local Businesses For Local Businesses

Mike Pero Corporate Gift Basket
Kāpiti corporate gift box for Mike Pero Mortgages Zebunisso Alimova.

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that we now offer premium corporate gift boxes which allow you to add a local touch to your corporate gifts for valued clients, company events, staff rewards, conferences, and more.

Kāpiti Goodies will pick the best products our region has to offer and package them in a beautiful gift basket made by The Shed Project in Paraparaumu (also available with a lid). You can choose any combination of products from our hampers, such as:

  • #27 Gourmet preserves
  • Kapiti Candy Co
  • Glam Jams & Cordials
  • Teas from KapiTea
  • Kapiti Olive Oil
  • Sone’s Sauces

We work with your requirements to stay within budget and are happy to incorporate your branding or existing promotional material, too. Be it a small giveaway or a large one-off gift basket – we’ll make it work for you! 

Don’t just take our word for it, here is what one of our corporate customers has to say:

“Absolutely fantastic to deal with these guys. Valerie has an awesome taste for putting the gift baskets together and is very friendly to deal with. Highly recommend them to anyone!

Mike Pero Mortgages Zebunisso Alimova

Leave an impression with a boutique gift basket full of artisanal Kāpiti products and get in touch for a custom quote today.

A Kāpiti Valentine’s Day Experience

Our Valentine’s Day hampers have arrived! Give the one you love a Kāpiti Valentine’s Day experience with local products from NZ Native Oils, Kapiti Chocolate Factory, Salt & Wood Collective, and a romantic movie night for two people at Shoreline Cinema Waikanae.

Kāpiti delivery information

We deliver all gift baskets and hampers personally to you the day before Valentine’s Day which is on Thursday, 14 February. Delivery is free of charge throughout the Kāpiti region and the last day to place your order is Tuesday, 12 February.

Supporting a good cause

The boxes for our Kāpiti Valentine’s Day hampers are made locally by The Shed Project in Paraparaumu. It’s an organisation creating employment opportunities for local disabled and disadvantaged people. So every purchase doesn’t just support small businesses in our region, but you also help a good cause!

How to buy

You can purchase all our gift baskets online via our website. We accept payments by credit card, PayPal, and bank transfer. All we need is a delivery address, and your order will show up at your door the day before Valentine’s Day. Shop our Valentine’s Day gift baskets now.

Kapiti Coffee and eggs by The Egg Shed

Coffee and egg delivery now available

We’re starting the new year with the launch of two new products at Kāpiti Goodies! You can now buy coffee from Kāpiti Roasters and eggs from the Egg Shed in our online store. Both coffee and eggs are available as a one-time purchase or subscription on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis meaning you will never run out of these fresh everyday items.

Coffee from Kapiti Roasters

Kapiti Roasters is a boutique coffee company selling coffee at the Paraparaumu Beach market and to select local cafes. All coffee from Kapiti Roasters is roasted and hand-packed in Te Horo on our beautiful Kāpiti Coast.

We’re proud to be partnering with Kāpiti’s best coffee company and deliver their freshly roasted Colombian Single Origin and Espresso blend (available as whole beans or ground coffee) regionwide. As mentioned, you can buy coffee as a one-off purchase or repeat order, so you never run out of your morning coffee at home or the office.

Eggs by the Egg Shed

The Egg Shed is a local business supplying Kāpiti with 1st-grade free range and organic eggs. All eggs are sourced from a local farm and certified organic by Avivet. If you have been to Paraparaumu’s Marine Parade market, then you know how good these eggs are.

Eggs are available in different sizes in both free range and organic. Like our coffee subscription, you can choose between a one-time purchase or repeat delivery (because nothing is worse than not having eggs at home for breakfast).

Delivery available throughout Kāpiti

We will do our first delivery run on Wednesday, January 23rd. Both our coffee and egg subscription deliveries are available on the Kāpiti Coast which includes Paekakariki, Raumati, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, and Otaki. For more details, please see our delivery schedule.

Kapiti Goodies Delivery

A huge thanks to our first customers and launch partners

Time flies when you’re having fun. That’s how we would sum up the first two weeks of being in business at Kāpiti Goodies. We celebrated our first sales, met great people delivering our gift baskets, and most importantly helped other Kāpiti businesses sell their products.

Your support means a lot

We want to say thanks to the following Kāpiti businesses for supporting us. For a new company just starting up, it means a lot!

A special thanks also to  The Shed Project who helped us getting the wooden boxes made (and sometimes on short notice). We couldn’t have done it without you.

What’s next?

At Kāpiti Goodies, we are just at the beginning of our business journey and will continue making improvements to our website and adding new products in the new year. Our goal is to provide a painless online shopping experience for products made in Kāpiti, so there is still lots of work ahead for us. If you’re a business and have a product you would like to sell through our website, please get in touch.

Some impressions from Instagram (you should follow us)

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Kāpiti Goodies launches with Christmas gift baskets

We couldn’t be more excited to announce the launch of Kāpiti Goodies and start our mission to help grow a sustainable food ecosystem on the Kāpiti Coast.

Just in time for the festive season, Kāpiti Goodies partnered with several small businesses from our beautiful region to offer you the perfect Christmas gift idea for your loved ones. We have filled our gift baskets with local goodies such as tea, olive oil, chocolates, fudge, jam, and all natural skincare products.

There are more products coming to our Kāpiti Goodies online shop very soon, and we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter as well as follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.