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Otaki pipeline costs well outside budget

Monday 26 Jul 2010

The cost of supplementing the water supply for Paraparaumu, Raumati and Waikanae using water from the Otaki River has escalated to at least $33 million, according to information supplied to Council by its consultants. The consultants have been working ...

Water privatisation clause opposed

Friday 06 Aug 2010

“We have a saying in Kapiti “He taonga te wai” – our water is precious,” Kāpiti Coast District Mayor told the Parliamentary Select Committee reviewing the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill. Clause 31 of the Bill proposes extending the period of...

No 11th hour decision says Mayor

Friday 13 Aug 2010

Mayor Jenny Rowan has rejected any suggestion Council will be making an “11th hour decision” on a future water supply for Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati. “People such as TAG, special interest groups and members of the public have put in hundreds of...

Improved Flow Of Information Now Sought On Expressway

Wednesday 02 Jun 2010

Kapiti Mayor Jenny Rowan has welcomed the announcement of the Expressway Alliance membership, saying Council now had someone to negotiate with. NZTA Announcement , Minister's statement , Nathan Guy's statement "The announcement is welcome. The last few...

Crucial report on water supply options

Monday 21 Jun 2010

Council is to consider reducing the number of Water Supply options to four, according to a report prepared for Council consideration on June 24. “Originally there were 31 options on the table,” says Mayor Jenny Rowan. “Over recent months a considerable...

Negotiations well underway on Expressway objectives

Friday 02 Jul 2010

Negotiations over Council’s membership of the Sandhills Expressway Alliance were continuing, said Council Chief Executive Pat Dougherty. In June Council set 11 objectives as a basis for membership of the Alliance. The objectives followed a round of...

Water consultants recommend “preferred solution”

Monday 16 Aug 2010

“River Recharge with Groundwater” option recommended as the preferred 50 year water supply solution

Delay is disappointing

Tuesday 02 Nov 2010

The decision to delay the information Expos on the Expressway options is disappointing, says Kapiti Mayor Jenny Rowan.   “A series of expos were planned to begin on November 7.  I understand these have now been postponed.  I am disappointed, as our...

Expressway consultation dates welcome

Friday 19 Nov 2010

Mayor Jenny Rowan says she is pleased the consultation dates have been set for the proposed MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway. “Like many residents, we were disappointed when the November 7 consultation start-up date was delayed. A number of residents ar...

Council welcomes release of details

Saturday 27 Nov 2010

Kāpiti Coast District Council has welcomed the release of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway details. “Until now our residents have been living in an information vacuum, not knowing whether they will be directly affected or not, so I’m pleased the...

Alliance decision “necessary step forward”

Thursday 16 Sep 2010

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s decision to become a member of the Alliance to design and build the MacKay’s Crossing to Peka Peka Expressway is a “necessary step forward,” Mayor Jenny Rowan said today. “I’m very aware, and so is the Council, that...

Council brings forward work on Water Supply Options

Thursday 30 Sep 2010

Council has brought forward some of the Water Budget to fund field work that is now being done earlier than expected. On August 19 Council confirmed the River Recharge with Groundwater as the top ranked water supply option for the Waikanae/Paraparaumu/...

Council to sign MOU on water

Thursday 30 Sep 2010

Council intends to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Te Ati Awa Ki Whakarongotai covering the management of the District’s water resources.   A draft MOU went before Council today (September 30). The draft MOU’s preamble notes that an MOU already...

In catchment water solution preferred says Mayor

Friday 21 May 2010

Well established and articulated policy is guiding Council in its search to secure a long-term water supply for Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati residents, says Mayor Jenny Rowan. “Questions have been raised about why Council is not looking to take...

Water quality top priority as Council selects shortlist

Friday 12 Mar 2010

The quality of drinking water is paramount as Council moves towards a decision on a long-term water supply solution for the district by June.

What do you want the NZTA to deliver?

Friday 19 Mar 2010

An Alliance project team is being established by the NZTA to cover the the proposed Expressway from MacKays Crossing to Peka Peka.

Risk of water ‘poachers’ contaminating drinking water supplies

Tuesday 23 Mar 2010

People illegally tapping into the district’s water reticulation through fire hydrants are putting residents’ at risk, says Mayor Jenny Rowan.

Smokefree outdoor Kapiti policy a success

Thursday 04 Feb 2010

The simple, if unpleasant, task of counting discarded cigarette butts has clearly shown that the Kāpiti Coast Smokefree Outdoor Public Places Policy is a success, Mayor Jenny Rowan said today. “People who said the policy would be ignored by smokers and...

Expressway Direction

Thursday 25 Feb 2010

The Kapiti Coast District Council passed resolutions today that it intended to work constructively with the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA), and would be prepared to enter the Alliance structure proposed to design and build the Sandhills...

Mayor defends decision to support Alliance

Wednesday 03 Mar 2010

Mayor Jenny Rowan has defended her decision to support the Council joining the NZTA Alliance to build the new motorway through Kāpiti. I know this is very upsetting to a number of groups and green voters who have supported me over the years - but I am...

School competitions launched on World Water Day

Tuesday 23 Mar 2010

Two new competitions for schools and students underline the importance of water for the Kapiti Coast district, Mayor Jenny Rowan said.

Dye tests in river part of supply solutions testing

Thursday 22 Apr 2010

Dye tests being carried out in the Waikanae River are another step along the path of developing information on the possible water supply solutions.

Public invited to briefings on water supply

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Members of the public are invited to a “catch-up” briefing on water options under investigation for the Paraparaumu/Raumati/Waikanae catchment. “This is an excellent opportunity for residents to get up to speed on the six in-catchment options currently...

Water tasting adds valuable information to water supply solution decision

Thursday 27 May 2010

Results from a water taste testing will feed into the detailed investigation of options for additional water supply for the Paraparaumu/Raumati/Waikanae catchment, Mayor Jenny Rowan said today. With just a few weeks to go before Council is due to make ...

Interest free loans, part of water conservation strategy

Thursday 01 Apr 2010

The Kāpiti Coast District Council proposes making interest-free loans available to ratepayers who install approved water conservation solutions which reduce the use of the Council’s potable water supply. “This scheme is part of the Council’s strategy t...

Water consumption down, ‘water is precious’ message working

Thursday 01 Apr 2010

The district’s “water is precious – he taonga te wai” message is getting through, with new consumption figures showing a significant reduction in the amount of water used over the summer months, Mayor Jenny Rowan said today.   Consumption figures show...

Council adopts expressway objectives

Thursday 22 Apr 2010

Council has adopted a set of 11 objectives for membership of the Sandhills Expressway Alliance being established by NZTA