Hits State Highway
on Kapiti Coast
By Alan Tristram
The anti- water meter campaign has taken to the public highways and byways on the Kapiti Coast with its message, as temperatures rise in the most divisive dispute to hit the Kapiti Coast District Council this year.
The ‘Ask Us First Petition’ has put up billboards on SH1 just north of the overbridge at Paraparaumu and north of Otaki at Pukehou Hill.
At last count, the number of signatures on the petition calling on the Kapiti Council to drop plans for meters was approaching 4,000.
The campaign’s organiser, Jackie Elliott, has also highlighted the fact that a KCDC-commissioned districtwide phone survey asked over 70 questions – but not one of them about water options.
In another move, Ms Elliottam is personally inviting councillors to join her on the streets with the petition form to ‘actually listen to the public.’
And she says the campaigners will also encourage the public to email Councillors to stop the water meters.