New Alliance to Oppose
Expressway in KapitiBy Alan Tristram February 19 2010
The Te Ra Waldorf (Steiner) School in Popular Avenue, Raumati South, is among groups alerting the community to problems with the proposed expressway.
In a letter to parents and friends, the School says it is strongly affected by the Expressway decision as the planned route goes close-by, or through, Te Ra School.
“Equally,” it says, “This affects the whole Kapiti district and Te Ra School would oppose any form of Expressway, no matter where.”
The Alliance for Sustainable Kapiti (ASK) is an informal alliance of community organisations and individuals aiming to preserve the character of Kapiti and its local communities.
The Alliance will oppose any new expressway and lobby for a sustainable approach to transport and development.
An initial meeting was held this week and the alliance is said to be growing rapidly.
ASK is calling on Kapiti people to join and spread information through their networks.
ASK wants to have as many signatures as possible to present to a KCDC meeting on February 25.