Maclean Park Kiosk, Paraparaumu
Updated 14 September 2018
The upgrade of Maclean Park in Paraparaumu will involve the removal of the iconic kiosk. While the Kapiti Coast District Council process has involved public consultation, there has been a strong public reaction to recent news that the removal will occur in the coming weeks. Beach FM also conducted a straw poll to measure the depth of public feeling about the kiosk, while not technically robust, the result contrasts sharply with the findings of the Kapiti Coast District Council consultation process.
This is a summary of the Beach FM coverage and relevant KCDC documents. (Note that some radio interviews may contain a number of topics or have sound quality issues),
Beach FM Stories
Beach FM Interviews
- Chair, Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board
- Jonny Best, 3 September 2018
- Kapiti Coast District Council
- Cr Michael Scott, 7 September 2018
- Paraparaumu Architectural Designer
- Darren Hunter, 7 September 2018
- Kapiti Coast Mayor
- K Gurunathan, 10 September 2018
Summary of Beach FM Facebook Poll
The Beach FM Facebook straw poll was posted on 5 September 2018 and was closed on 11 September, achieving 1,700 votes. 75% voted for the kiosk to remain and only 25% were in favour of it being removed. Although the poll was unofficial and not highly scientific, the result contrasts sharply with the KCDC consultation process that suggested only 2% of submissions wanted to keep the kiosk.
Strategy & Policy Committee Meeting
KCDC had a discussion about the Kiosk under urgency following public reaction and the Beach FM poll. Debate starts at 2:30 minutes. The recording is from the internal recording system at KCDC and is not intended to be radio broadcast quality.
- KCDC Strategy and Policy Committe
- Discussion about Kiosk under Urgency, 6 September 2018