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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 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 […]

Anzac day speech 2018

Grey Lynn Parade and Service Tēnā koutou e ngā rau Rangatira mā e huihui mai nei E ngā hau e whā Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Greetings to everyone gathered here this morning. It is a great honour to be invited to speak today on behalf of the Waitematā Local Board. I’m joined by newly […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Monthly Board report July 2016

This report covers my Waitematā Local Board activities from 1 June to 10 July 2016 as Deputy Chair, lead for the Community and Transport portfolios, and Chair of the Grants Committee, and with positions on the Ponsonby Business Association Board and Ponsonby Community Centre Committee and Board liaison for the Parnell Community Centre. I was […]

Monthly Board report February 2016

This is my first report for 2016 covering updates from December 2015 and January 2016. Highlights City of cycles The opening of Lightpath and the Nelson St cycleway on 3 December by Hon Simon Bridges marked the beginning of a fantastic summer of cycling for Auckland.  There has been a 20 percent increase in cycling […]

Grey Lynn Farmers Market Chair’s report 2015

On Sunday 18th October 2015 at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market AGM  I gave my final annual chair’s report  Thank you for coming along today and for your support of the market. The last year has been defined by an unwanted Australian visitor! The fruitfly crisis hit in February and it has been particularly challenging for […]

Grey Lynn Transport project

Economic benefits from transport choice and people focused planning Increasing investment in public transport, public spaces and cycling has ignited debate across Auckland, especially in central areas, about the impact on retailers who fear losing car parking and customers. A proposed Grey Lynn transport project reported on in Ponsonby News by John Elliott over the […]

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 […]