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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 >>

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 >>