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Chris Papps for Otaki Re-election
September 17, 2019
Chris Papps is standing as a member of the Otaki Community Board."It's been my privilege to be a member of the Ōtaki Community Board for the last six years and Chair for the past three. I believe my work is helping to achieve the aims and needs of our community ... More...

Dan O'Connell makes a stand in Paekakariki
September 17, 2019
Dan O'Connell is standing for the Paekakakriki Community Board. "Hi, I'm Dan O'Connell. I've been a resident of Paekakariki for approximately five years. I've been involved with the Community Trust for the last three, principally as the organiser of the monthly ma... More...

KYS urge Youth to Vote
September 14, 2019
Kapiti Youth Support is encouraging young people to get involved in the upcoming Local Body Elections, by hosting a "Pizza & Politics" evening. Being held on 16th September 5.30pm-7.30pm at KYS, the evening aims to bring local candidates and young people together to ... More...

Grace Lindsay standing for Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board
Sept 14, 2019
Grace Lindsay is standing for the Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board in the upcoming Kapiti elections."I am in my second year of Law at Victoria University, and I am also studying French, International Relations, and Political Science. I am passionate about the law and... More...

Jonny Best seeks re-election
September 14, 2019
Jonny Best is a candidate for the Parapapaumu-Raumati Community Board."A Kapiti resident for nearly 30 years, I live in Raumati with my wife and three children. I have served the Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board and am currently the chair. I also work for the Buil... More...

Mark Benton re-standing
September 11, 2019
Mark Benton is standing as a Paraparaumu Ward candidate in the Kapiti elections. "I have lived in Paraparaumu for the past 19 years with my wife and son, and in that time, I have become an extremely passionate supporter of the Kapiti Coast. I was honoured to be el... More...

Andrew Lennox stands for Otaki
September 7, 2019
Andrew Lennox is a Candidate for the Otaki Ward Council seat and for the Otaki Community Board "In this next chapter of Otaki's unique story, we all share a responsibility to ensure that future generations will really benefit from the decisions that we make on their ... More...

Tim Parry in District-wide Race
September 7, 2019
Tim Parry is standing as a District-wide candidate in the Kapiti elections."The growth of Kapiti and environmental issues require careful management, however developing and growing the Kapiti economy need not be at the total expense of the ratepayer. Last year a deci... More...

Bernie Randall stands for Paraparaumu Ward
September 6, 2019
Bernie Randall is a candidate for one of two seats on the Paraparaumu Ward in the Kapiti elections. He is also a candidate for a seat on the Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board. "My active community engagement continues through my role as a member of the Paraparaumu/... More...

Candidates meeting in Waikanae
September 6, 2019
NZLP Waikanae Branch is sponsoring a Public Meeting to hear and engage with candidates standing for KCDC Mayor and District-wide Council positions. The meeting has been designed to provide an opportunity for NZLP members and the wider public - ie KCDC residents and r... More...

Kapiti Grey Power - Meet the Candidates
September, 2019
Below is a list of dates for the Local Body Candidates Meetings. Kapiti Coast Grey Power will be sponsoring the following Public Meetings open to all the residents of Kapiti, in order that people can meet the candidates and ask questions of them.All the meetings are op... More...

Janet Holborow goes District-wide
September 5, 2019
Janet Holborow is standing for a District-wide seat on the Kapiti Council."It's been so rewarding to represent you for the past twelve years, including six years as Ward Councillor for Paekakariki-Raumati and the last three as Deputy Mayor. Some highlights have been... More...

Shelly Warwick in Otaki Ward contest
September 4, 2019
Shelly Warwick is a candidate for the Otaki Ward councillor position at Kapiti Council. "I am Otaki born and bred, a mother of 4, and a registered nurse. I believe Otaki is a special place and the people who live here make it a special community. I have been invo... More...

Neil Mackay steps up for Greater Wellington
September 4, 2019
Former Chair of Electra, Neil Mackay, has announced his candidacy for the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Mr Mackay says the next three years are crucial for Kapiti and the relationship between KCDC and Greater Wellington will be a vital. "I have lived on the... More...

Angela Buswell seeks re-election
September 5, 2019
Angela Buswell is a candidate for a District-wide seat for Kapiti Council."It's been a privilege to serve Kapiti since 2016 as a Districtwide councillor. If re-elected, I will focus on delivering better infrastructure for our families and older people; helping town cent... More...

James Westbury in line for Waikanae Community Board
September 5, 2019
James Westbury is a candidate for the Waikanae Community Board. "As the current deputy chair of the Waikanae Community Board (WCB), I continuously inject fresh ideas and challenge the status quo, adding rigor to the WCB and Council decisions. I have an uncompromis... More...

Guy Burns in Raumati-Paekakariki Ward race
August 31, 2019
Guy P. Burns MSW is standing as a candidate for the Raumati-Paekakariki Ward on the Kapiti Council. "I'm an independent candidate for the Raumati/Paekakariki ward and have a background in Social Work and Community Development. I'm running for Council to ensure cos... More...

Sophie Handford - A brief statement
August 31, 2019
The DomPost today featured statements and bios from most Kapiti District-wide and Ward candidates. A Statement from Sophie Handford was not among them and is produced below. Candidates were asked to provide a statement on why they are standing, and a response to an issu... More...

Kapiti Candidate for C&C DHB
August 30, 2019
Kapiti has struggled to get direct representation on the Capital & Coast DHB in past elections but this time round there is a high profile candidate with plenty of top level experience. Waikanae resident David Shand is standing for the Capital & Coast DHB and says he... More...

Jackie Elliott joins Kapiti Mayoral race
August 28, 2019
Jackie Elliott is a two-term councillor standing for the Kapiti Coast Mayoralty.I look forward to being Mayor of Kapiti and ask you to support 'Experience' at the council table. For those new to the district, I came to the attention of many in 2012, when I organised a p... More...

Geoffrey Churchman throws hat in for Waikanae Community Board
August 24, 2019
Geoffrey Churchman is standing for the Waikanae Community Board"Since the early 1960s I've loved Waikanae, the frequent destination of family summer outings from Wellington. This prompted my wife and I to move here in early 2006. Once retired from our publishing busi... More...

Former Mayor Iride McCloy stands in Waikanae Ward
August 24, 2019
Iride McCloy is standing for the Waikanae Ward Council seat."I have lived most of my life on the Kapiti Coast and 30 years in Waikanae. As a Board Director, former member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, Chairperson of a prominent Kapiti Body Corporate, Justic... More...

Martin Halliday in Kapiti Mayoral race
August 23, 2019
Kapiti Coaster Martin Halliday says he is promising to bring the community's voice to a council that doesn't seem to be listening, as he announces that he is stepping up for the position of Kapiti Coast Mayor and as Ward Councillor for Paraparaumu. Having raised his ... More...

Bede Laracy stands for a Vibrant District
August 23, 2019
Bede Laracy is standing as a candidate in the Paekakariki-Raumati Ward for Kapiti Council."I believe that strong communities build a vibrant District, and that people need to be at the heart of all key decisions," says Paekakariki-Raumati Ward candidate Bede Laracy. ... More...

Michael Scott wants Waikanae Ward
August 21, 2019
Michael Scott is the current Kapiti Councillor for the Waikanae Ward and is standing for re-election "I am a long-term resident and Waikanae ratepayer. I operate a successful legal practice where I am proud to employ local people, while supporting the local business... More...

Margaret Stevenson-Wright standing for Waikanae Community Board
August 22, 2019
Margaret Stevenson-Wright is running for a seat on the Waikanae Community Board, which she also did in 2016. Margaret says, "I was born in Central Wellington and throughout a grandparental upbringing enjoyed freedom to voice opinions within a mutual understanding tha... More...

Murray Forsdyke in Kapiti Council bid
August 22, 2019
Murray Forsdyke is standing for a Districtwide seat on the Kapiti Council. His Statement is below:I was born and raised in Pukerua Bay within a very tight and friendly community culture which I value to this day. I moved to Paraparaumu in 1989-90 and raised my own famil... More...

McCann to Stand for KCDC
August 20, 2019
Rob McCann, Labour Candidate for the last two general elections, is standing for KCDC and launching his campaign at the annual comedy debate. Previous debates have featured three local Mayors, the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, ACC Minister, Broadcasting Minister... More...

Kapiti Council releases pre-election report
August 7, 2109
The Kāpiti Coast District Council has published its pre-election report to help inform candidate and community discussion in the lead up to local body elections in October 2019. Council Chief Executive Wayne Maxwell says the pre-election report provides an over... More...

Kapiti Candidate says RMA overhaul a good start
July 26, 2019
Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says news the government is overhauling the Resource Management Act with a focus on delivering more affordable housing is a good start, but the key will be whether any changes make it into law given how politically probl... More...

Gwynn Compton announces plan to tackle Kāpitiís 'housing crisis'
June 17, 2019
Kāpiti Coast mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton has announced a plan to deliver real action to tackle Kāpiti's housing crisis by addressing the district's worsening housing and rental affordability situation as well as the district's social housing shortage. "... More...

Sophie Handford enters Kapiti political race
June 17, 2019
Paekakariki teenager Sophie Handford, who led the recent School Strike 4 Climate campaign, will be standing in the upcoming Kāpiti Coast District Council elections. "I'm putting myself forward as a candidate because I want to advocate for healthier relationship... More...

Youth Voting to shine a light on local candidates
June 18, 2019
Youth across New Zealand will experience a local council election first-hand as voters in the Youth Voting 2019 programme. Supported by Local Government New Zealand as part of its Vote 2019 campaign for the October local elections, Youth Voting gives students aged 11... More...

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