Guy Burns, Deputy Chair of the Raumati Paraparaumu Community Board is shocked to hear Council is considering subsidising an airline that is looking at operating out of Paraparaumu.

“Recent reports in the media and comments by the Mayor have me concerned that Council is once again considering using ratepayers money to subsidise a private business.

“History has shown the folly of local government meddling in activities they have no expertise or mandate to. As recently as 2012, KCDC lost over one million dollars of Kapiti people’s money in a failed investment with Clean Tech Park in Otaki.

“Council must stick to providing core services to ratepayers; the best way they can support any business is to reduce red-tape and cumbersome compliance requirements.”