If you don’t vote, you forfeit your moral right to criticize the next council; even worse, you are effectively telling the next council that you don’t care what it does to you and your community!


As we move into the final days of the election campaign, Guy Burns, Raumati-Paekakariki Ward candidate, is reminding residents to vote and post their voting papers well before polling day on 8 October.

“Only 51% of people voted in Kapiti at the last Council elections, which means many people don’t think that their vote matters — but it does, and everyone can help shape the future direction of Council,” Mr Burns said today. “We are lucky to have the right to choose our local representatives and I urge everyone to make use of their vote.

“At the same time, I would like to thank those who have supported me in my stance regarding keeping costs down for ratepayers. Costs are a huge issue, particularly for those on fixed incomes who are struggling to pay their rates.

“I wish all candidates luck in the final stages of the campaign, but most of all I am asking people to get their ballot papers and vote — put the envelope in any posting box.”

For further information, please contact:

Guy Burns

89 Leinster Avenue, Raumati South 5032


021 2624645  04 9040789