Our attention has been drawn to the fact that the present Kapiti mayor is a director of a company registered as Jackbord Works Ltd and has been since August 2019.

Our understanding is that John Penman is the KCDC’s quasi-official photographer (he took the photos last October of elected members on the council website as an example).

The present Kapiti mayor should publicly declare his interest in this company — he does not.

We have submitted an Official Information request to the council about it.