More miracles from NZ. From Wakanae Watch, NZ. “Fact versus fiction: open letter to KCDC councillors”.
“Give us folks the evidence of how the KCDC mayor and Council were able to get the NZ government to accept that 20 people out of 1,500 as being the majority. And to get $2.3 million. And having the majority councillors supporting this bullshit. Gee, this is brilliant, NZ a great little democracy knows how to sell the story and get everyone to believe it!”
Re: information concerning the Gateway and the “Consultation“
The Mayor, in various newspaper columns and Councillor Buswell in press releases have told everyone in Kapiti that there was resounding public support for the Gateway. The evidence they have relied on is the Maclean Park Management Plan Refresh in 2017 (“MPMP”).
The KCDC website repeats the same story.
“Improving the Kāpiti Island departure point and providing an iconic visitor experience has been a discussion point for our community for many years. It was consulted on during the 2017 Maclean Park Te Ūruhi Development Plan and funding for a Gateway is signalled in the Council’s 2018–38 Long term plan, and set aside in both 2019/20 and 2020/21 Annual Plans.web site
The KCDC Application to the PGF states:
“Extensive public consultation has been undertaken on the proposal to build a Kāpiti Gateway. This has taken place in four phases: