Greetings to our communities of National Significance.

This is one of the most important times in the long history of the Kāpiti Coast. We have in this election an opportunity to stand up and protect the very essence of why we identify this region as the Nature Coast.

Over the last twenty years I have been privileged to have been involved in the renaissance of Wellington City. With the same passion, we can take inspiration from the Wairarapa and Marlborough communities. With the advantage of our new train systems our coastal communities have unlimited potential. To realize this opportunity we must interface our new rail system into a new Town Centre that reflects the unique character that we identify within each of our small towns.

A Town Centre that celebrates the creative, cultural and historic elements of our communities. A Town Centre that identifies our sense of place within the Greater Wellington Region as we become a city in 2011.

I will advocate to extend the visionary work of James Lunday’s Company Common Ground. He provided world class designs for the Western Link and Eco Communities which will ensure we gift to future generations a sustainable legacy.

I am asking for your support. It is so important that you make your vote count. The postal votes close on Wednesday. So if you miss it, drop your form into the KCDC Office in Rimu Rd, Or into the ballot box at Paraparaumu Library, Waikanae Library and Ōtaki Library anytime before noon Saturday.

Glen Hooker is a candidate for a District-wide council seat