Ms Rowan Farewelled

Ms Rowan (centre) with partner Jules and younger fans
Ms Rowan (centre) with partner Jools and younger fans

Locals gather to praise former mayor

By Alan Tristram

More than 150 Kapiti citizens gathered at the Hockey Turf Stadium in Paraparaumu to give retiring mayor Jenny Rowan a rousing send off.

Our reporter at the event says the former mayor spoke well and there were no recriminations.

She mainly thanked people, many of whom were present, and commended the last council in particular on getting so many things done which will set the district up for the future.

She also emphasised the importance of the younger generations coming through – and asked all those present to support the new Council.

Ten other speakers from a range of community groups all commended the former mayor on her six years’ of commitment and achievement

The entertainment was provided by the District’s young Taiko Drummers.