According to Sue Lusk, the Kapiti representative on the Greater Wellington Regional Council — Nigel Wilson — has informed the WCB that the latest review of train and bus services to Kapiti has resulted in, among other things, the intention to add a direct bus in Waikanae between the beachfront road (Tutere Street) and the station, presumably one which heads solely along Te Moana Road, while the route of the existing bus will be expanded to include a loop up Seddon Street and back down Winara Avenue on the east side of the railway line.

The former was a proposal of the late Waikanae ward councillor Tony Lloyd, while the latter was a proposal that we pushed during last year’s by-elections.

There is no mention, however, of a supplementary diesel railcar service between Waikanae and Palmerston North, which we also pushed for.