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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, […]

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 August 2017

Report covering the period 10 July until 6 August 2017. Highlights Fukuoka Garden opens:  It has now been over three and half years since the loss of the original garden in the zoo so it was a great pleasure to attend the opening on 17 July and to celebrate the hard work of the many […]

Monthly board report March 2016

This report covers my Waitematā Local Board activities from 1 February – 29 February 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. Portfolio Updates […]

LGNZ conference 2015 Local Boards Masterclass

Local Boards – connecting with the community At the LGNZ conference 2015 in Rotorua I took part in a Local Boards masterclass with Brenda Steele, Chair, Rodney Local Board, Grant Taylor, former Governance Director at Auckland Council and Peter McKinley, Executive Director, McKinley Douglas Ltd. The master class explored the role of local boards within […]

Monthly Board Report September 2014

This report covers my Waitematā Local Board activities during August 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. Portfolio reports:  Transport Cycle Advisory Group The Cycle […]

Monthly Report August 2014

This report covers my Waitematā Local Board activities during July 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. Local Board Plan Engagement  The Pecha Kucha Town […]

LGNZ conference report back

I attended the LGNZ Conference 2014 in Nelson as the Waitematā Local Board’s delegate. The theme of the conference this year was: Powering local economies| Building vibrant communities. The conference provided an excellent networking opportunity and a forum to develop thinking and expertise to best fulfil the role of local government. Recent research by LGNZ […]

In praise of localism

Last month I attended the LGNZ conference on behalf of the Waitemata Local Board. I reported back on the conference at our August Board meeting.   Here is my pick of the best presentation from the conference. A Global Perspective on localism At a time when there have been unprecedented attacks on local government by the National government I thought […]

LGNZ Queenstown conference report back

LGNZ Conference, Queenstown 15-17 July 2012 Introduction I attended the LGNZ annual conference on behalf of the Waitemata Local Board with funding from the Board’s professional development budget. The conference was billed as “Taking inspiration from those mountains that characterise a spectacular landscape, this conference will celebrate all that’s remarkable in the local government sector” […]