Kapiti Observer : May 19th 2011
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They haven t convinced me yet as to why they re deviating from the sandhills motorway route down the south end -- why they re not going across Queen Elizabeth Park. Mr Wright, a Waikanae resident, said it seemed to him that southern residents and their homes had been sacrificed by the confirmed route. He said he was all in favour of the expressway, but frus- trated by the choice of the southern entrance for no valid reason . For others like Waikanae Beach residents Ann and Roger Bould, the latest expo offered some comfort after they faced uncertainty over the visual impact of the four-lane road. Mrs Bould said she was a little happier than she was before the expo. Originally I thought it was going to split the beach and the town, but I don t think it will. She would have preferred a State Highway 1 upgrade alongside the Western Link Road, but had some consolation in the direct access from Waikanae Beach to Paraparaumu. A full interchange on Te Moana Rd will give Waikanae residents access north and south on the expressway. Mr Bould was also philosophical about the confirmed route, which while not the preferred design was something we can live with . Mrs Bould said residents might even get used to the expressway run- ning through the town. People keep on saying there will be this massive, great [structure] but after a while you just don t notice it any more. Further expos will be held, from 4pm to 8pm, today at the Kapiti Community Centre and tomorrow at the Raumati South Memorial Hall. Woman faces loss after speaking out Angry: Paekakariki's Ian Patterson in the home he says he lost after dealings with Kapiti mortgage broker Kerry Buddle. By JOEL MAXWELL The woman who spoke out about disgraced mortgage broker Kerry Buddle has seen her own business takings plunge for her trouble. Marquis Cattery s Cassie Ford said calls to her business have dried up after she went public about Ms Buddle last week. I haven t had any phone calls or bookings ever since [the stories]. It s at a standstill and I m getting worried. Ms Ford said it could be caused by a perception she had financial problems at the Para- paraumu business. When she went public last week, the cattery owner said she agreed to remortgage her home and use her personal account to lend $53,000 to Ms Buddle in 2010. Ms Ford said she spoke out to stop other people dealing with the former Kapiti mortgage broker who, it is alleged, convinced people to use their homes as security for loans which she pocketed and promised to pay back. Ms Ford said it was not fair she might suffer a second busi- ness knockback for speaking out, and her cats eat better than she does. Ms Ford was eventually able to refinance to cover the loans which had defaulted. Meanwhile, a Paekakariki man who lost his home after dealings with Ms Buddle told the Kapiti Observer he was happy to have her put under media scrutiny. Ian Patterson said he re- mortgaged his home to the value of about $76,000 and said he gave it to Ms Buddle, who he alleges promised to repay it directly to the finance company involved. Repayments were not made and he received letters warning that his house, where he has lived for about 25 years and owned freehold, would be sold in a mortgagee sale. He said his brother and sister- in-law ended up buying the house, and allowed him to stay. She needs to be taught a lesson . . . You lot [media] are really going to rub her nose in it. Detective Sergeant Ian Martin of Kapiti CIB said there was an open and ongoing investigation into Ms Buddle. He would not say what, if any, charges might be laid as a result of the investigation or when it might be completed. Mr Martin said there had been several complaints about Ms Buddle since media atten- tion on her alleged activities. He declined to say if police had spoken to Ms Buddle.
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