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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 >>

Community deserves to know if it paid for defamation defence

Monday, 25 March 2019, 9:49 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton is calling on the Kāpiti Coast District Council to be open and transparent on if and how much ratepayers may have been stung for in assisting Mayor K Gurunathan’s legal defence and subsequent settlement following ... More >>

Community deserves proper consultation on Annual Plan

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:12 am | Gwynn Compton

A proposal to seek only the bare minimum of public feedback required by law on Kāpiti's 2019/20 Annual Plan rather than undertaking a full and formal public consultation highlights the need for a fresh community-led approach at Kāpiti Coast District ... More >>

Lack of Census 2018 data already hurting Kāpiti

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 3:52 pm | Gwynn Compton

With there still being no clarity on when data from Census 2018 will be available or how accurate it will be, Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says this raises concerns about how the lack of up-to-date information from the census may ... More >>

Independent review needed into Waikanae library toxic mould

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 4:48 pm | Gwynn Compton

Mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton is calling for an independent review of Kāpiti Coast District Council’s asset management practices following the news 16 years of issues with Waikanae Library didn’t sound any alarm balls before toxic mould was discovered ... More >>

Guru gets it wrong with Air New Zealand grandstanding

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 5:33 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says current Mayor Gurunathan has gotten it badly wrong in telling Air New Zealand he wouldn’t welcome them back into Kāpiti , and the district’s mayor should be encouraging our national carrier ... More >>

Two empty houses won’t hide two years of inaction on housing

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 10:09 am | Gwynn Compton

Mayor Gurunathan’s finding of two empty Housing New Zealand properties in Kāpiti won't hide two years of inaction and failed leadership from him on housing affordability and social housing, says Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton. More >>

House sale delay a small step in right direction

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 10:43 am | Gwynn Compton

Mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says news Kāpiti Coast District Council is set to delay the sale of at least one Council owned house by up to six months is an important step for ensuring locals aren’t forced out of Kāpiti. More >>

End of roading boom highlights need for new economic plan

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 10:28 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says concerns raised by Infrastructure New Zealand and Civil Contractors New Zealand about the drop off in work following the end of major roading infrastructure projects are particularly relevant to Kāpiti, ... More >>

Sale slow down a win for people over balance sheets

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:23 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says the news Kāpiti Coast District Council is slowing down its housing sale while the family involved can be found suitable accommodation is a clear sign that Council needs a new focus on people rather than ... More >>

NZTA must review Peka Peka interchange decision

Friday, 1 February 2019, 9:31 am | Gwynn Compton

Mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says the New Zealand Transport Agency's community meeting in Te Horo about the scrapping of the Peka Peka interchange has only served to highlight how deeply flawed their decision was and is calling for it to be urgently ... More >>

Resigned acceptance of Peka Peka decision not good enough

Friday, 25 January 2019, 9:26 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says the New Zealand Transport Agency’s decision to cancel the Peka Peka interchange is frustrating and has called out current Mayor Gurunathan’s timid response to the news as not good enough. More >>

 

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