Hospital Petition to Parliament

Today has been an unusual Wellington winter day, calm and sunny — ideal for a visit to Parliament.

And that seemed to reflect on the faces of Kris Faafoi and Kapiti supporters who were at Parliament to present the Kapiti Hospital petition to Kris Faafoi Minister of Civil Defence and MP for Mana.

The petition calling for a hospital at Kapiti was signed by more than 22,000 residents.

The main petition organisers Sue Emerali, Conrad Petersen and Kevin Burrows presented the petition to the Minster on the steps of Parliament.

The petition was presented in Parliament today.

The only local  elected representatives in attendance were Kathy Spiers and Bernie Randall, which was rather disappointing.

But the enthusiasm of those present made up for the lack of elected representatatives.

Congratulations to you all on your massive community effort to get thousands of signatures to provide much needed health facilities for Kapiti. I am very sorry not to have been with you all today as you presented this important petition.
Many of you supported my petition for a referendum on water meters in 2012 and it is great to see you all as dedicated to working for your community as ever six years later.
We were very busy today with two council meetings from 8.15 this morning through to 3.30pm today and my thoughts were with you all. Well done.

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