Twilight Event Reopening Hopeful

March 19, 2018

The Kapiti Miniature Railway society hopes to be up and running again for their Trains at Twilight event on 7 April.


The amusement facility was stopped abruptly at the weekend after the society found their WorkSafe permit had expired on Saturday.


Contrary to what a society official wrote on social media yesterday, the Kapiti Coast District Council had not specifically ordered the service to stop.


The society found out about the WorkSafe issue when they were unable to renew their district council permit last week.


Society secretary Tony Brown told Beach FM today that the KCDC advised them their WorkSafe permit would run out on Saturday


He says KCDC did not say they could not run on Sunday, but they would have risked breaching the Amusement Devices Act.


Mr Brown says a Model Engineering Association of New Zealand-accredited auditor has completed the required audit and the full paperwork is now being sent to the Association. 


The paperwork is then sent to WorkSafe to obtain a permit. Once that is processed, the society then seeks a permit to operate locally from the KCDC.


The society is still hopeful that the full process can be completed in time to hold their Twilight event on 7 April.



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