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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 >>

Gwynn Compton announces plan for action on climate change

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 4:17 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has announced a plan for real action to tackle the climate change challenge facing the Kāpiti Coast, including the ambitious goal of the Kāpiti Coast being net carbon neutral by 2040 - 10 years ahead of the ... More >>

Petition organiser Gwynn Compton welcomes VUW's decision

Monday, 6 May 2019, 4:43 pm | Gwynn Compton

Gwynn Compton, a Victoria University of Wellington alumnus and organiser of the petition that now has over 13,000 signatures in opposition to the proposed name change of the university, has welcomed today’s decision by the University Council to abandon ... More >>

KCDC's competence in question over failure

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:32 pm | Gwynn Compton

News that Paraparaumu’s Te Newhanga Community Centre is yet another Council owned leaky building is calling into question Kāpiti Coast District Council’s competence in managing and maintaining their assets, says mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton. More >>

Dropping dwelling consents highlights need for action

Friday, 3 May 2019, 9:42 am | Gwynn Compton

Statistics New Zealand’s latest data on building consents shows consents for new dwellings in Kāpiti have dropped to their lowest level in three years, leading to mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton to call on Kāpiti Coast District Council to take ... More >>

KCDC needs to come clean over Kāpiti Island Gateway Centre

Monday, 29 April 2019, 3:31 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton is calling on the Kāpiti Coast District Council to come clean with the community over its proposal for a Kāpiti Island Gateway Centre at Paraparaumu Beach that’s being put forward to the Provincial Growth Fund ... More >>

Doubling of housing waiting list shows need

Friday, 12 April 2019, 1:35 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton can reveal that the number of applications on the Public Housing Register in Kāpiti has more than doubled in the past two years, with Housing New Zealand failing to keep up with growing demand. The news highlights ... More >>

Council needs to re-engage with community

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 11:27 am | Gwynn Compton

After hearing concerning reports about the state of Kāpiti Coast District Council’s ongoing economic development strategy refresh, mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton is urging Council to re-engage with the working group involved in drafting the new strategy ... More >>

9 percent rates hike from GWRC unacceptable

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 10:50 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has criticised Greater Wellington Regional Council’s (GWRC) proposed 9 percent rates hike for the Kāpiti Coast (excluding Ōtaki) as unacceptable, and says Kāpiti shouldn’t be paying to fix GWRC’s bus ... More >>

 

 

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