from Jennifer Ramshaw of the The Friends of the Library.

Our next speaker in Readers and Writers 2022 (Friends of  Kapiti Coast Libraries)  is Dr Paul Callister,  Senior Associate at the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University.

A Paekakariki resident, Paul is well-known as a bike and train commuter, putting his beliefs into practice.

Paul’s current research centres on climate change policy, with his main focus being on sustainable transport. He will demonstrate a well-researched alternative to Paraparaumu Airport, centring on the idea of ‘15 minute neighbourhoods’. He will present some fascinating challenges.

Everyone has an opinion about our airport – to love it or loathe it.  Our airport certainly gives a special character to Paraparaumu, and provides space for walkers and cyclists of space, but there is no denying that it occupies an enormous area. Not everyone will agree with Paul’s talk, but it will certainly open our eyes to some interesting possibilities.

You are invited to meet Paul and hear his illustrated talk on Sunday 7 August at 2:00 pm in the Ocean Road Community Centre. 

All are welcome and a koha is appreciated.