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A positive way forward for the Waitemata Safe Routes projects

This is quite a long read but it responds to a lot of issues currently under review concerning two cycling projects in the Waitematā Local Board area that form part of a package of projects known as Waitemata Safe Routes.  I will keep this post updated as the projects progress. Since my update below – […]

Opening Changing Gear exhibition celebrating cycling Aotearoa

E nga mana, e nga reo, e rau rangatira ma E te kaumatua David, Tena koe Ka mihi whānui ki a koutou katoa, E nga hau e wha Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Greetings to everyone gathered here today It is a great honor to be opening an exhibition at MOTAT on behalf […]

From the fringe to mainstream: Presentation at the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress

From the fringe to mainstream: the politics of gaining community support and delivering successful cycling infrastructure for the future At the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress held in Christchurch 17-20 October 2017 I presented in a session on the theme of Community Engagement in collaboration with Christchurch City Councillor Phil Clearwater. We thought it would be interesting to present […]

Chair’s monthly report October 2017

Report covering the period 11 September until 9 October 2017. Highlights Opening of Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place The biggest project that the Board has delivered was opened on 15 September.  In my speech I looked back on the journey to create an inner city community hub and acknowledged the many people involved with […]

New Government urged to take more action on road safety as support for Vision Zero increases

NZ’s road toll is tragically rising.  A new road safety approach is needed that will work. The Waitemata Local Board is with Brake, Cycle Action Network and NZ School Speeds in backing Vision Zero. Media Release: Brake Road Safety Charity New Government urged to take more action on road safety as support for Vision Zero increases Date: […]

Opening of Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place

On 15 September 2017 we celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Ellen Melville Centre and upgraded Freyberg Place.  I gave a speech on behalf of the Waitematā Local Board. It’s long! This is the Board’s biggest project started in the first days of the Super City so there was a lot to cover and […]

Major package of walking and cycling improvements underway

Waitematā is set to be the big winner from a significant package of walking and cycling projects that are underway or about to start. Once complete we can look forward to a range benefits flowing to the whole community.  A large part of the focus is on connecting the places people wish to go; shops, […]

Ponsonby News update from the Waitemata Local Board

I’m fortunate to have a monthly column in Ponsonby News.  It’s an opportunity to give an update on Local Board activities and news.  Here is my August 2017 column celebrating the re-opening of Fukuoka Gardens: Beautifully crafted Japanese garden blooms again Fukuoka Friendship Garden was originally opened in the Auckland Zoo in 1989 as a […]

Chair’s monthly report June 2017

Report covering the period 4 May – 9 June 2017. Summary Presented to the Finance and Performance Committee on our Local Board priorities for 17/18 as part of the Annual Budget (presentation Attachment A). Approved the Local Board Agreement and work programmes 2017/18 at an extraordinary meeting on 6 June. At our May business meeting […]

Grey Lynn Greenway opening

On 2 June we opened the Grey Lynn Greenway with the Mayor Phil Goff and Auckland Transport.  Wayne Donnelly,  Deputy Chair of the AT Board was MC for the speeches.  Here is my speech on behalf of the Waitematā Local Board Tēnā koutou huihui mai nei Talofa lava Warm greetings to everyone gathered here As […]