Kapiti Observer : November 7th 2011
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The public debate, held at Meadows Church on Mazengarb Rd in Paraparaumu, comes with Mr Faafoi and Mr Guy holding favourite status for their respective electorates. However Ms Parata campaigned hard in last year's Mana byelection, which has seen her profile, and List ranking, rise in her party. Meanwhile Mr Foster will be keen to capitalise on a core of Labour support in Otaki: an electorate that has swung between National and Labour candidates including Darren Hughes, Mr Guy and Judy Keall. Kapiti Observer Red Vs Blue Debate, November 14 from 7.30pm, Meadows Church, Mazengarb Rd, Paraparaumu. Electorate candidates list announced A full list of electorate candidates in Kapiti was announced last week with five confirmed for the Mana elector- ate, and nine for Otaki. In Mana, incumbent Kris Faafoi and National opponent, List MP Hekia Parata, are joined by the Greens' Jan Logie, Michael Warren of ACT and Richard Goode of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party. In Otaki, incumbent Nathan Guy will square off against Labour candidate Peter Foster, the Greens' Michael Gilchrist, ACT's Peter McCaffrey and NZ First's David Scott. Diane Brown is standing for United Future, John Ryersson for the Conservative Party, Fred Macdonald for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, and Phil Taueki as an independent. Nathan Guy faces angry heckling By JOEL MAXWELL Line up: From left, NZ First candidate David Scott and National MP Nathan Guy share a table while moderator Don Hunn outlines the rules of engagement at the Otaki candidate meeting. An angry audience roasted Nathan Guy last Thursday at Otaki Rotary's meet-the- candidates gathering, showing signs of alienation'' that could offer hope for Labour challenger Peter Foster. Mr Guy, National MP for the town's namesake electorate, was virtually the solo target of hecklers at the meeting held with Mr Foster, and the Greens and NZ First candidates. The anger may underline a growing streak of electorate resentment against National poli- cies on issues such as roads, tax and labour law. Mr Guy was harangued and shouted-over while answering set questions, then questions from the floor. With his first term as electorate MP under his belt following a stint on National's list, Mr Guy kept cool and stayed on message despite having few vocal supporters in the audience. The top performer, however, was a candidate with little chance of winning, and who doesn't live in the electorate. Greens' party-vote stalking horse, Michael Gilchrist, of Porirua, gave an assured perform- ance that drew regular applause: hammering the theme of alien- ation'' created by the Government. If I think of how I could sum up this Government, and the hall- mark of this Government, in one word, it's this word: alienation,'' he said. The amount, and nature, of alienation created in the Kapiti end of the electorate could be vital for Mr Foster's slim chances of election. One of the potential issues is the Kapiti expressway that will run through a district that anchored Mr Guy's victory against former incumbent Darren Hughes. Mr Guy won Paraparaumu and Waikanae decisively in 2008, but by 2011 both have been at the cen- tre of an increasingly bitter fight over the four-lane road. Opponents include middle class families and retirees that might previously have supported a National Government. At the meeting Mr Guy con- tinued to support the Road of National Significance -- a pro- nouncement met with boos and a scattering of applause from the audience. Mr Guy was also confident Ota- ki's economy would survive the bypass of the town planned as part of the expressway. Otaki retail shopping strip is very much a destination in its own right and I don't believe that the expressway, with the locations that are proposed in the current alignment, would have any detri- mental affect on the retail shop- ping strip.'' Mr Foster said the retail strip is a weekend destination but relies on through-traffic on week days: a fact pointed out to him by one of the retailers themselves. It was part of a solid effort from the Labour candidate forced to learn quickly after Mr Hughes dropped out over an embarrassing police investigation. Mr Foster continues to look strong on policy and sincerity, but at times inarticulate or hesitant. On Thursday that didn't matter with the largely supportive audi- ence, led by cheerleader and chief heckler Judy Keall: the former Horowhenua and Otaki MP for Labour. Otaki, the town, was a solid win for Mr Hughes in 2008 -- topping Mr Guy by about 300 votes. And Mr Foster was at least clear and on topic, unlike NZ First candidate David Scott. Mr Scott responded to the ques- tion on asset sales by discussing GST policy, and on the refer- endum on electoral systems, appeared to voice opposition to MMP, which has allowed his party to exist. Nevertheless he still got an at least polite hearing, and regular applause, from the audience.
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