Potifrom Kevin Burrows, Vice President of Kapiti Coast Grey Power

Local Body Elections: Meet the Candidates Public Meetings 

Below is a list of dates for the Local Body Candidates Meetings.  Kapiti Coast Grey Power will be sponsoring the following Public Meetings open to all the residents of Kapiti, in order that people can meet the candidates and ask questions of them.

All the meetings are open to the general public and we would like to see as many people as possible attend,so please pass this on to relatives and friends in the Kapiti District.

The meetings are as follows.

Candidates for the position of Mayor
Candidates for Kapiti Coast District Council
Candidates for the Capital & Coast District Hospital Board

Wednesday 28 August, St Peters Hall, Paekakariki, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm — Mayoral Candidates 
Tuesday 27 August, St Peters Hall, Paekakariki 10:00 am to 12:00 am — Candidates for Paekakariki/Raumati Ward and District Wide 
Monday 2 September, Paraparaumu Senior Citizens Hall, Ocean Road 10:00 am – 12 pm Mayoral Candidates
Friday, 6 September, Paraparaumu Senior Citizens Hall, Ocean Rd, 10:00 am – 12pm Candidates for Paraparaumu Ward and District Wide
Tuesday 10 September, Baptist Church Hall, Waikanae, Te Moana Road, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Candidates for Waikanae Ward and District Wide [note that this does not include community board candidates, however, the two in our team will be there anyway]
Wednesday 11 September, Baptist Church Hall, Waikanae, Te Moana Road, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mayoral Candidates and Regional Council candidates
Wednesday 18 September, Otaki Memorial Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm — Mayoral and Candidates for Otaki
Sunday 8 September 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm Paraparaumu Senior Citizens Hall, Ocean Road DHB Candidates meeting,

Some questions we suggest people ask of sitting councilors and the Mayor:-

  1. Why did you vote for increases in Council Rates in the last 3 years well above inflation?
  2. Why did you initially vote for the Council’s Borrow to invest in the Stock Market proposal?
  3. The council recently unanimously decided to declare a “Climate Change Emergency” — since then have you been taking public transport to council meetings?
  4. What investigations if any have you initiated into the expenditure of public money by senior council staff?
  5. Who do you represent?
  6. What have YOU PERSONALLY managed to achieve in the last 3 years? —Eds