Enterprising @ 50 Plus

Project Description and Objectives:The ‘Enterprising at 50plus’ Network is a group of people who, at 50 plus, have started or intend to start their own business.

This is a Network for people who, at mid life and beyond, may or may not be employed elsewhere, are self-starters, have an idea, have a product(s), or offer, or want to offer a service. They also want to create a stream of income and remain actively engaged with the community for the forseeable future – past the traditional ‘retirement’ age.

The Network provides the opportunity to meet others, pick up ideas, lessons learned and get support. 

Why this project is of benefit to Kāpiti?: NZ is part of the global ‘longevity’ revolution. In mid-life, for multiple reasons, many want to live life on their own terms.

Kapiti and the Horowhenua is a thriving part of our country’s economy and will have its share of Enterprising 50 plus businesses. We need to support them.


Key Stakeholders to be consulted: Council and the community

Skills Required

Skill Gaps: Business skills and knowledge @ 50 plus, and a willingness to share and collaborate

Funding Gap: Venue hire only

Other Resources Required: Volunteers

Potential Funders: Council – Positive Ageing Team

Project Leader

Project Owner Name: Angela Robertson

Contact Phone Number: 0276332821

Email Address: zn.no1566186123streb1566186123orale1566186123gna@a1566186123roaik1566186123


Current Project Team Members: Jill Griggs, Clifford Gott, Lindsey Gott