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Chairperson address to the Waitematā Local Board 2016-19 inaugural meeting

Kia ora huihui mai tātau E te iwi tēnā koutou, mihi mai,   E ngā mana, e ngā reo e ngā hau e whā E te rangatira o Ngāti Whātua o Orākei, tēnā koe E te iwi o Tāmaki Makau rau tēnā koutou katoa E te whare, tēnā koe, E te hapori kua tai mai […]

A street tree planting policy for Auckland

Notice of Motion: Auckland Transport Street Tree Planting Policy A notice of motion is a useful tool available to elected representatives to get action on an issue when the organisation fails to respond by other means.  As lead of the transport porfolio for the Waitemata Local Board I have a particular interest in what goes on in […]

Waitemata Good Citizen Awards 2015

The Waitemata Local Board inaugural Good Citizens Awards were held in 2013 with the intention of it becoming a bi-annual event. Nominations are open until Wednesday 20th May for the 2015 awards. This is great opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding volunteers in our community. Categories cover: Individual Award: For individual contribution through voluntary work. Children […]

Monthly Board Report May 2015

My board report this month is a selection of photos covering April events in the Waitematā Local Board area. The Open Streets event on 12 April opened up Quay street for people to play, socialise, walk and cycle. The Auckland Transport hosted and Waitemata Local Board supported event attracted over 30,000 people. Photo left with […]

Monthly Board Report April 2015

This report covers my Waitematā Local Board activities during March 2015 as Deputy Chair, lead for the Community and Transport portfolios, Chair of the Grants Committee, Deputy Chair of the Central Joint Funding Committee and with positions on the Ponsonby Business Association Board and Ponsonby Community Centre Committee and Board liaison for the Parnell Community […]

Fixing the traffic in a successful city

The Council’s consultation on the 10 year budget (Long Term Plan) has been a catalyst for a wide-ranging conversation about our city’s transport priorities and investment.  “Fixing Transport” is highlighted as one of the 4 key issues facing Auckland. The Mayor has led the way in asking Aucklanders to consider the choices.  Do we accept a basic transport network which […]

Monthly Board Report March 2015

This report covers my Waitematā Local Board activities during February 2015 as Deputy Chair, lead for the Community and Transport portfolios, Chair of the Grants Committee, Deputy Chair of the Central Joint Funding Committee and with positions on the Ponsonby Business Association Board and Ponsonby Community Centre Committee and Board liaison for the Parnell Community […]

Pohutukawa 6 saved – a victory for a liveable city

People power and common sense won the day on February 20th when the Auckland Transport Board went against officer advice in deciding not to go ahead with the planned widening of Great North Road that would have required the removal of six heritage Pohutukawa trees. A well organised campaign challenged an Auckland Transport and NZTA […]

Berm planting guidelines

At the Waitematā Local Board’s December meeting the Board unanimously passed the following resolution: b)     That the Waitematā Local Board i) Supports encouraging and enabling community use of berms as much as practicable ii) Supports the development of berm-planting guidelines, which would include:    Benefits of appropriate berm planting    Safe depths to dig to    Ideal plants […]

Monthly Board Report December 2014

This report covers my Waitematā Local Board activities during November 2014 as Deputy Chair, lead for the Community and Transport portfolios, Chair of the Grants Committee, Deputy Chair of the Central Joint Funding Committee and with positions on the Ponsonby Business Association and Ponsonby Community Centre Committee. I was acting chair for the week of […]