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Chair’s monthly report June 2018

This month I have prepared a brief update to be reported at the June meeting when Deputy Chair Shale Chambers will be acting. I am out of New Zealand 2 June – 15 July (including attendance at the Velo-city conference in Rio de Janiero) Highlights 10 year budget All Local Boards had an opportunity to […]

Chair’s monthly report April 2018

This report covers the period 14 March until 10 April 2018.  Highlights Newly elected board member Denise Roche was sworn in at the board’s business meeting on 20 March. (photo left)   Consultation on the 10 year budget Have your say month wrapped up on 28 March.  The Board hosted 2 public meetings, a hearings […]

Road safety crisis facing Auckland

Local Government Road Safety Summit 9 April 2018 Panel discussion on Local Government’s view about what more can be done to improve road safety Chair:  Stuart Crosby, LGNZ Vice President Panelists: Rachel Reese, Mayor of Nelson Hugh Vercoe, Waikato Regional Council David Ayers, Mayor of Waimakariri Pippa Coom, Chair, Waitematā Local Board Each panel member was […]

Chair’s monthly report February 2018

This is my first report of 2018 covering the period 13 December 2017 until 12 February 2018. It was great to end the year with the launch of the Waitematā Local Board 2017 plan at the Ellen Melville Centre (photo below).   The evening also included a presentation by Deputy Chair Shale Chambers on the Board’s […]

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 – […]

Chair’s monthly report December 2017

Report covering the period 8 November until 12 December 2017. This is my final report for the year and the end of my first year as Chair.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow board members, the Local Board services team and everyone who works to make Waitemata a great place. Our […]

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 […]

Chair’s monthly report November 2017

Report covering the period 9 October until 7 November 2017.  (Attached to the November business meeting agenda) Highlights  Good Citizens’ Awards Every two years the Waitematā Local Board hosts the Good Citizen Awards first initiated in 2013 by Shale Chambers with great support from former member Tricia Reade. The awards are the Board’s way of […]

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 […]

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: […]