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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 >>

1,000 sign petition for Kāpiti cheese workers

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 12:26 pm | Gwynn Compton

27 September 2019 Huge show of support as 1,000 sign petition for Kāpiti cheese workers More >>

Mayor joins Fonterra in selling out Kāpiti cheese workers

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 2:07 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says that Mayor K Gurunathan’s resigned acceptance of the loss of 65 jobs at Fonterra’s Te Roto Drive factory simply isn’t good enough, and that Kāpiti’s Mayor should be leading the fight to keep the factory ... More >>

Petition launched to save Kāpiti Cheese

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 12:07 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has slammed Fonterra’s decision to close its Te Roto Drive site in Paraparaumu with the loss of 65 jobs, calling on the cooperative to reverse the decision and not make hard working locals pay the ... More >>

KCDC gambles and loses on speculative interest rate swaps

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 7:55 am | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says that Kāpiti Coast District Council has gambled and lost with an $8 million drop in the value of its speculative interest rate swaps as detailed in the 2018/19 Annual Report , taking the net unrealised loss ... More >>

Doubling of population growth shows need for new leadership

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:51 pm | Gwynn Compton

Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says data from Census 2018 released today , showing the average rate of population growth in Kāpiti has more than doubled, reinforces the need for fresh leadership with a focus on delivering results, rather ... More >>

Gwynn Compton the clear first choice for Mayor

Friday, 20 September 2019, 9:32 am | Gwynn Compton

With voting papers now arriving in mailboxes, Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says he’s the clear first choice this election. Gwynn Compton is the only candidate who has put together a comprehensive and ambitious policy platform to help ... More >>

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 >>