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Compton outlines overhaul of Council governance

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 4:01 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has unveiled an overhaul of Council governance to enable elected representatives to take leadership of and deliver results on the most important issues facing Kāpiti in the next three years. More >>

Harmonious Council? Staff turnover tells different story

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 7:59 am | Gwynn Compton

Mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says new figures showing Kāpiti Coast District Council’s annual staff turnover is running at nearly twice the New Zealand average for local government put paid to Mayor K Gurunathan’s claims of there being a harmonious ... More >>

Kāpiti residential building consents drop

Friday, 6 September 2019, 2:06 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says Statistics New Zealand’s latest residential building consent numbers highlight that the current Council has failed to take meaningful action on housing, took the strong residential consent numbers ... More >>

Ambitious vision of “Coast to Crest” green corridors

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 9:16 am | Gwynn Compton

An ambitious “Coast to Crest” series of green corridors that would run the length of the Kāpiti Expressway, as well as linking beach ecosystems to the Tararua ranges using the Waikanae and Ōtaki Rivers and smaller waterways, is at the heart of the ... More >>

Waikanae Library review shows fresh leadership needed

Sunday, 4 August 2019, 12:49 pm | Gwynn Compton

The damning review of how Kāpiti Coast District Council failed to handle years of leaky building issues which led to toxic mould at Waikanae Library further shows why fresh leadership is needed at Council and supports the call for a wider review ... More >>

Housing consents fall, Kāpiti now more expensive

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 1:17 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says the district’s housing crisis is continuing to deepen with QV data showing average house values in Kāpiti are now more expensive than both Porirua and the Hutt Valley . Meanwhile, just released ... More >>

Turning recommendations into reality

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 12:00 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says news the government is overhauling the Resource Management Act with a focus on delivering more affordable housing is a good start, but the key will be whether any changes make it into law given how ... More >>

Diverse economy, more jobs, higher wages at heart of plan

Monday, 22 July 2019, 9:05 am | Gwynn Compton

With road infrastructure projects winding down in the next two years, Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has announced his economic development plan which seeks to create a more diverse economy by backing local businesses to deliver more ... More >>

Gwynn Compton announces ambitious transport plan

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:27 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has unveiled an ambitious transport plan that would see Kāpiti’s communities better connected with each other as well as the rest of the Wellington region. More >>

Council’s social housing attitude “absolutely disgraceful”

Monday, 15 July 2019, 7:59 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has slammed Kāpiti Coast District Council’s attitude and lack of any plan to deal with social housing shortages as “absolutely disgraceful” following news pensioners have been left waiting two ... More >>

Gwynn announces plan to create better, community-run council

Monday, 8 July 2019, 8:08 am | Gwynn Compton

Creating a better run, community-led Council which is more responsive to the needs of Kāpiti’s communities and responsible with its finances, is at the heart of a new plan announced by Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton. More >>

Failures highlighted in Kāpiti’s drinking-water supply

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4:48 pm | Gwynn Compton

The failures identified by the Ministry of Health’s Annual Report on Drinking-water Quality in Kāpiti’s drinking-water supply need to be addressed, says Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton. More >>

Proposed review of KCDC a good start, but wider scope needed

Monday, 24 June 2019, 8:51 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says the proposed organisational review of Kāpiti Coast District Council being considered at this week’s Council meeting is a good start, but that the scope needs to be widened to ensure this opportunity ... More >>

Over 1,000 and counting in support of extending commute rail

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 10:57 am | Gwynn Compton

Since launching a petition calling for the extension of commuter rail to Ōtaki, more than 1,000 people have already signed their names, a result which Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says is a huge endorsement of the need for better ... More >>

Gwynn Compton announces plan to tackle Kāpiti housing crisis

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 8:14 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has announced a plan to deliver real action to tackle Kāpiti’s housing crisis by addressing the district’s worsening housing and rental affordability situation as well as the district’s social housing ... More >>

Voters need confidence that NZ Post can deliver

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 10:34 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has written to State-Owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters, Finance Minister Grant Robertson (as a shareholding Minister of New Zealand Post), and Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta to seek assurances ... More >>

Petition launched to extend commuter rail to Ōtaki

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 7:04 pm | Gwynn Compton

A petition from Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton is calling on the government and Greater Wellington Regional Council to make extending commuter rail to Ōtaki a priority, and for them to commit to funding and starting work on it as ... More >>

Boost for Wellington rail should go towards Ōtaki extension

Friday, 31 May 2019, 8:43 am | Gwynn Compton

The surprise $44 million for Wellington regional rail announced in the Coalition Government’s Wellbeing Budget would be an ideal opportunity to get work underway on extending commuter rail north to Ōtaki says Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn ... More >>

Surge in emergency housing grants reinforces need for action

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 8:35 am | Gwynn Compton

Figures obtained by Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton under the Official Information Act show that Emergency Housing Special Need Grants from the Ministry of Social Development’s Kāpiti Work and Income region nearly doubled between 2017 ... More >>

Out-of-date website a $35,000 embarrassment for Kāpiti

Monday, 27 May 2019, 9:52 am | Gwynn Compton

With the kapiticoastnz.com website meant to promote the Kāpiti Coast to New Zealand and the world, mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says the lack of up-to-date information on the website gives potential visitors, or businesses looking to invest in the district, ... More >>

 

 

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