Public Meeting about the proposed MacKays – Peka Peka Expressway

– Do you knowwhat you’re really getting?

– What’s in it for Kapiti?

– Is it a done deal?

Your opportunity to ask questions.

Where: El Rancho, 24 Kauri Road, Waikanae (signposted from Waikanae)

When: Thursday 19th August, 7.30 pm

Why: The proposed Expressway is THE election issue

As the local government elections approach, ASK (Alliance for a Sustainable Kapiti) is convening a meeting where:

  • Experts deliver objective technical information
  • Politicians can present their views.
  • The community can refine their opinions to be expressed through the election.


The following experts will provide information and perspectives:

  • NZTA representative presenting the conceptual design (to be confirmed)
  • James Lunday, an urban planner from Common Ground Ltd, reviewing the current conceptual design from a sustainable development perspective
  • Ben Ngaia, Chairperson of Takamore Trust, reviewing the current conceptual design from a tangata whenua perspective.

The following politicians have been invited:

  • Minister of Transport Steven Joyce
  • Mayor Jenny Rowan
  • Members of the Greater Wellington Regional Council Transport Committee:

Nigel Wilson, Paul Bruce, Judith Aitken, John Burke, Barbara Donaldson

  • Local MP’s and those with transport portfolios:

Nathan Guy (N), Darren Hughes (L), Winnie Laban (L), Gareth Hughes (G)

Content of the evening:

  • Experts providing technical information and perspectives
40 minutes
  • Position statement of all panel discussion participants
20  minutes
  • Facilitated podium discussion between participants
30 minutes
  • Questions from the public
    – email to ASK1@kol.co.nz or hand in  at start of meeting

Directions to the venue:

30 minutes

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