Rates compensation is all very well, but Otaki’s public transport problems should be sorted.
That’s according to Otaki Community Board chair, Christine Papps, speaking on Beach FM yesterday.
She says the current daily return bus services to Waikanae are in sufficient for people who rely on public transport, and while Greater Wellington Regional Council have agreed to rates compensation for the lack of service, Ms Papps would prefer to see the service improved.
She says it’s little wonder people don’t use it because it’s essentially a non-service currently and she’d like to see at least another 4 or 5 return trips from Otaki to the Waikanae railway station.
Ms Papps adds that it’s important for the young people of Otaki that they are able to access more easily the new Zeal youth facility due to open in Paraparaumu in July.