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CRU HAS A PROVEN RECORD OF

GOOD SCIENCE

GOOD PLANNING

GOOD LAW

WELCOME

Coastal Ratepayers United Inc (CRU) is a broad based community group that has been effectively representing ratepayers in getting hazard lines removed from properties.

CRU has had amazing successes and had bad science overturned.

The fight continues as the Regional Council and the Government via Dept of Conservation, Ministry for Environment, NIWA, are making policy decisions that will affect everyone. So CRU needs to continue making strong representations.

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ABOUT CRU

HERITAGE, CONSERVATION, PROTECTION

 

CRU has established an enviable record in its fight on behalf of its members and Kapiti ratepayers in general.
We have won every major battle we have fought and always against the odds. We were successful in:

  • Defeating the absurd policy of managed retreat, where all services to coastal properties were under threat of being withdrawn;

  • Having KCDC set up the international panel of experts to review the Coastal Systems Ltd [Shand] Coastal Hazard Reports;

  • Having the Science Review Panel uphold our evidence and finding the CSL Report was not fit for purpose;

  • Having all the hazard lines withdrawn;

  • Persuading KCDC to undertake a review of the entire Proposed District Plan;

  • Having KCDC accept our terms of reference for the Review;

  • Convincing the PDP Review Panel [Allen/Fowler Report] to recommend the deletion of Chapter 4 of the PDP and related coastal hazard provisions;

  • Having KCDC remove those provisions;

  • CRU as Intervenor supporting Mike and Veronica Weir’s High Court challenge to the misinformation on Land Information Memoranda [LIM’s] and having that information removed from LIM’s;

  • Re–writing the LIM information;

  • Successfully contesting many of the s72 Building Act certificates being wrongly placed on titles.

 

These achievements are the results of thousands of hours of effort by many members. Is the battle over? No. In truth is it is only partly fought.

One of the objectives of CRU is to preserve, as far as is practicable, the uniqueness and beauty of the coastal foreshore. It is the most important part of the heritage of this wonderful coast. It has been enjoyed as a place of stunning beaches for generations. We continue to rely on your support. This is a winning team!

Salima Padamsey

CRU CHAIR

In 2012, Salima was one of the founding members of CRU – committing to good science, good law and good planning.

Quentin G. Poole

CRU DEPUTY CHAIR

Quentin's family has been associated with the Waikanae Beach since 1921 and he has been a permanent resident in Kapiti since 2004.

Michael Alexander

CRU TREASURER

Michael, and wife Kay, purchased a section in 1999 and moved to Paraparaumu Beach at the completion of the house construction in 2006.

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CRU IS FUNDED ENTIRELY FROM THE DONATIONS
& ANNUAL FEES PAID BY ITS MEMBERS

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BECOME A MEMBER

YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS CRITICAL IN OUR ONGOING MISSION TO PROTECT THE PROPERTY RIGHTS OF KAPITI'S COASTAL RATEPAYERS

WE HAVE WAIVED THE SUBS FOR 2021

BUT WE ALWAYS WELCOME ANY DONATIONS

The annual membership subscription fee is $20 per person (including GST). The subscription year ends in October. Higher amounts will be treated as a donation. CRU accepts any of the following methods of payment.


Direct Credit/internet banking to
account number 03-1533-0036473-00


You have to do this from your own bank’s web page. Please place your surname in 'Particulars' field, your address (number and street) in the 'Code' field, and the town in the 'Reference' field.


eg. BLOGGS 123MAIN
PARAPARAUMU

 

CONTACT US

Email: cru.kapiti@gmail.com

Phone Salima: 022 081 6682

P.O. Box 1472, Paraparaumu Beach 5252

 
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