A message we’ve received is below. In addition to the reason he gives, we suspect the result of the mayoral election is another factor.

Pete G from Hot Topic Coast Access Radio. Due to impending much higher fuel costs in the New Year I have closed my weekly radio show at Coast Access. I naturally retain a strong interest in the Kapiti Coast and the many contacts that I made in 5 1/2 years. I am an ardent follower of Waikanae Watch and will stay in the loop.