(media release)


Kapiti Mayoral Candidate Martin Halliday and District Wide Candidate Liz Koh have announced they are standing at this year’s elections as a team.

Mr Halliday says “I am excited to announce that when elected I will be asking Ms Koh to be my Deputy Mayor. Liz and I have been involved in championing community issues over the past 5 years culminating in the formation of the Kapiti Economic Development Association (KEDA) a support network for business startups. KEDA were also key in advocating and ensuring implementation of the Economic Development Strategy this triennium.” 

“We are very fortunate that Liz has put her hand up to represent our community at the Council table” says Mr Halliday. “Liz has an exceptional background and reputation in both business and philanthropic activity on the Kapiti Coast as well as nationally and internationally. Having also chaired the Chamber of Commerce, KEDA, Nikau Foundation and other organisations Liz’s background in economics and financial planning would be a significant asset to our community as we take Kapiti forward.”

Ms Koh says “I am delighted that Martin has asked me to work with him to lead our community. Martin has the energy, passion and community focus we need to get things done for the betterment of all. Our complementary skill sets are exactly what Kapiti needs for the challenges of the next triennium and beyond. There is significant local government reform ahead of us as well as priority issues such as climate change, housing, healthcare and economic development. We need strong advocates for Kapiti in all this change and community leaders with vision and drive. Martin and I working together as a team will provide the advocacy and leadership that Kapiti needs.”

For more information:

Martin Halliday  Ph 021599648  halliday4council@gmail.com

Liz Koh  Ph 021313339  lizkohnz@gmail.com