We visited Valhalla in Raumati South today and 4 local councillors Lyndy, David, Scott and Sandra, Regional Councillor Nigel and local labour member Winnie Labon. Surely a local railway station http://www.raumatistation.com/ is much more sustainable for the large amounts of Raumati residents who have to travel to Paraparaumu railway station. There was a great community feeling amongst local activists in getting together and talking. Local band “The Volunteers” were playing and there was an abundance of finger food and drinks.
The Western Link Road website was launched and is so very “pretty” http://www.westernlink.co.nz/ but it’s not really needed considering the fact that we’re not going to use cars as much in the future due to high petrol prices of the Peak Oil age. There are other solutions to the congestion problems. A railway station at Raumati is one of the more future looking solutions.
It’s a pity Guru- a former Kapiti Observer journalist- wasn’t able to attend the event as he usually does in promoting local democracy through local journalism, but there is a local petition to have him reinstated. This was one of tthe major actions brought together by the community meeting held by Kapiti Open Forum at Paraparaumu Community hall on Sat 13th June.