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Lack Of Commuter Rail Funding Inexcusable As Nearly Half Of Capital Connection Services Disrupted

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 11:26 am | Gwynn Compton

With nearly half of scheduled Capital Connection services since Monday 13 June having been bus replaced, delayed, or operating at reduced capacity due to mechanical issues, Kāpiti Coast commuter rail campaigner Gwynn Compton has called out the Government’s ... More >>

Lack Of Commuter Rail Funding For Kāpiti And Horowhenua Derails Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:13 pm | Gwynn Compton

Commuter rail campaigner and Kāpiti Coast District councillor Gwynn Compton has slated Budget 2022 as a failure for its lack of any investment in extending Wellington’s metropolitan commuter rail network north of Waikanae. “The Government has talked ... More >>

Gully Opening Should Spur Fast-tracking Of Kāpiti And Horowhenua Commuter Rail Extension

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 12:48 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast commuter rail campaigner Gwynn Compton says the opening of Transmission Gully should spur the Government to fast-track the extension of commuter rail services north of Waikanae. “We’ve known since before the first sod was turned on Transmission ... More >>

Time To Put The Future Into The Future For Local Government Review

Friday, 15 October 2021, 7:22 am | Gwynn Compton

Local government reform advocate and Kāpiti Coast District Councillor Gwynn Compton has written to the Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta to call on her to appoint a young elected member representative on to the Review into the Future ... More >>

Local Government Interim Report Highlights Need For Wholesale Change

Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:54 am | Gwynn Compton

Local government reform advocate, host of local government podcast Local Aotearoa, and Kāpiti Coast District Councillor Gwynn Compton has welcomed the release of the Review into the Future for Local Government’s first interim report, saying that ... More >>

New Local Aotearoa Podcast Delves Into Local Govt

Sunday, 19 September 2021, 10:59 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast resident and district councillor Gwynn Compton has launched a new podcast dedicated to the world of local government in New Zealand - Local Aotearoa. The podcast, which will be published on a semi-weekly basis, will take a high-level ... More >>

Govt Plan To Electrify Rail To Levin A Win For Rail Campaign

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 6:55 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast commuter rail campaigner Gwynn Compton has hailed the Government’s announcement of fast-tracking for a business case for extending commuter rail services through to Levin via electrification as a huge win for his Kāpiti-Horowhenua Commuter ... More >>

Cr Compton Welcomes Local Government Review, Urges Bold Ideas And Action

Friday, 23 April 2021, 10:47 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast District Councillor and local government reform advocate Gwynn Compton, has welcomed the announcement of a review into local government. He is urging the review to come up with bold ideas to tackle the systemic issues facing the sector ... More >>

Central Government Living In Denial About State Of Local Government

Friday, 18 December 2020, 12:34 pm | Gwynn Compton

With Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today ruling out a Royal Commission on Local Government, Cr Gwynn Compton, who made the call for a Royal Commission three weeks ago, says the Government’s refusal demonstrates it is living in denial about ... More >>

Compton Calls For Royal Commission On Local Government

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 4:00 pm | Gwynn Compton

Councillor Gwynn Compton has written to parties from across Parliament calling on them to work together to establish a Royal Commission on Local Government in order to overhaul the sector so it is fit for purpose as it struggles to deal with numerous ... More >>

Greens ‘right On Track’ With Bold Transport Plan

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3:11 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast commuter rail campaigner Gwynn Compton has endorsed the Green Party’s new Future of Transport plan which includes new hybrid trains, electrification and double tracking from Waikanae to Ōtaki, and eventually rapid intercity passenger ... More >>

Labour Needs To Get Onboard With Rail Electrification North Of Waikanae

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 5:22 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast commuter rail campaigner Gwynn Compton is calling on Labour to switch tracks and get onboard with rail electrification north of Waikanae after being supplied an Official Information Act response where Transport Minister Phil Twyford has ruled ... More >>

Greens’ Commitment To Ōtaki Rail Electrification, Hybrid Trains Welcomed

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:13 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast commuter rail campaigner Gwynn Compton has welcomed the announcement from Green Party co-leader James Shaw that, if elected to Government, the Green Party will make electrification of the Wellington rail network between Waikanae and Ōtaki ... More >>

Electrification And Double Tracking To Ōtaki A Big Win For Commuter Rail Campaign

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 4:50 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast commuter rail campaigner Gwynn Compton says the National Party’s announcement that, if elected to government, they will fund the electrification and double tracking of the Wellington metropolitan commuter rail network to Ōtaki is ... More >>

Rail Campaign Launched To Get Kāpiti And Horowhenua Commuters Back On Track

Monday, 2 March 2020, 11:00 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast commuter rail advocate Gwynn Compton has launched the Kāpiti-Horowhenua Commuter Rail Campaign, which has the goal of getting the Government and regional councils to invest in an ambitious and accelerated plan to extend and expand the ... More >>

Compton congratulates Gurunathan on win

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 1:23 pm | Gwynn Compton

Newly elected Kāpiti Coast Districtwide Councillor Gwynn Compton has congratulated Mayor K Gurunathan on his re-election, and is looking forward to working with him and the new Council and Community Board teams over the next three years to tackle ... More >>

Compton brings proposals to table

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 4:52 pm | Gwynn Compton

Due to public frustration at the short length and split nature of public speaking time at Council meetings, the difficulties of attending Council meetings in person due to work and life commitments, and the lack of any searchable video archives of ... More >>

Still time to vote in Kāpiti’s election

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 11:16 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton is reminding people that there’s still time to cast their votes right up until 12pm on Saturday 12 October, even if they didn’t get their voting papers into a post box by the 8 October cut off date ... More >>

KCDC and Mayor's failures behind Council property purchase

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:16 pm | Gwynn Compton

News that Kāpiti Coast District Council has purchased a prime piece of commercial land at 26 Marine Parade in Paraparaumu Beach, valued at $1.6 million, following the owner being unable to develop it due to Council’s restrictive planning rules, ... More >>

Update on #SaveKapitiCheese

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 11:50 am | Gwynn Compton

Update on #SaveKapitiCheese: Mayor K Gurunathan disrespects community effort to save cheese factory by calling effort "irrelevant" More >>