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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 […]

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 […]

Conference report back: Velo-city Rio de Janiero 12-15 June 2018

This report was included in my monthly Chair’s report on the Waitemata Local Board July business meeting agenda. Report back from  Velo-city conference: Access to Life I was fortunate to attend and present at the annual Velo-city Summit 2018, a premier international conference on cycling and urban mobility. Velo-city conferences bring together those involved in […]

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 […]