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Monthly Chair’s report December 2018

Report covering the period 12 November until 12 December 2018.  It is included in the local board business meeting agenda held on 11 December This is my final report for the year. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my hard-working fellow local board members, the outstanding Local Board services team who support the […]

Auckland City Centre buzzing to the sound of people

The Auckland Council Planning Committee considered a report today to approve the proposed process for updating and digitising the 2012 Auckland City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) and Waterfront Plan and to approve development of new Masterplan content for 2019: i)     Māori Outcomes ii)    Grafton Gully Boulevard iii)    Access for Everyone Here is my presentation under Local […]

Chair’s monthly report November 2018

This report covers the period 10 October until 11 November 2018 and is included in the local board November business meeting agenda  Penny Bright Acknowledgement At our October local board meeting we formally acknowledged Penny Bright (photo right in one of her last campaigns against cycleways). MOVED by Chairperson P Coom, seconded by Deputy Chairperson […]

Feedback on Local Board projects: Brickbats and bouquets

Ponsonby News update November 2018 As Chair of the local board I welcome feedback on our projects and performance whether good or bad.  Of course it is always lovely when a constituent gets in touch with positive comments.  Recently I received a message about the new stairs that connect Hopetoun Street with Western Park. The […]

Safer speeds are on the way for Auckland

I have been campaigning for Vision Zero for several years. There has been a 70% increase in fatalities and serious injuries on Auckland roads since 2014 or over three times the rate of the rest of New Zealand. I am therefore really pleased that Auckland Transport has now prioritised bringing down this unacceptably high rate of […]

Ponsonby news update October 2018

On 19 September we celebrated 125 years since New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.  Although it wasn’t until 1919 that women were eligible to stand for Parliament and another 40 years before Elizabeth McCombs became Aotearoa’s first elected female […]

Chair’s monthly report October 2018

This report covers the period 13 September 2018 until 9 October 2018.  Summary Completed projects The new stairs with an improved handrail between Hopetoun Street and Western Park are now open. A constituent wrote to say “I have just discovered the new stairs to Western Park off Hopetoun. This is amazing and within metres it’s […]

Chair’s monthly report September 2018

This report covers the period 15 August until 11 September 2018 including the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 10 – 16 Mahuru.  Ko te reo te taikura ō te whakaaro marama Language is the key to understanding He pai ake te iti i te kore A little is better than none Summary Waitematā […]

Chair’s monthly report August 2018

This report covers the period 15 July until 14 August 2018. Summary Western Springs Development Plan consultation A draft park development plan for Western Springs Te Wai Ōrea Lakeside Park has been released for public feedback. The vision outlined in the draft plan for the park includes improved water quality in the lake and streams, […]

Parks update for Waitemata Local Board

Ponsonby News: Waitematā Local Board update August 2018 One of the most important roles of the Local Board is to act as kaitiaki for our parks.  As guardians we want to ensure we maximise the valuable benefits our parks and green spaces provide.   We’re fortunate to work alongside many volunteers who undertake pest control, planting […]