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The Power of You celebrating Fair Trade Auckland

At the Fair Trade Auckland Power of You celebration this evening we heard from Rose, a cocoa farmer from Ghana  who highlighted the many benefits the fair trade premium has brought to her village including clean water.  Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse also spoke about how much Fairtrade certified product has been consumed at Auckland Council since May 2012 (when Auckland […]

Monthly Board report April 2014

Tēnā koutou In March I started learning beginners te reo Māori at AUT University as part of my professional development on the Board. The free course covering Te Kākano I is held over 10 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm. I highly recommend the course. Portfolio Report: Community Community Gardens A Community and […]

Monthly Board report March 2014

Covering activities from 1 February – 1 March 2014 Portfolio report:  Transport Beach Road – Grafton Gully Connection At our February Board meeting Auckland Transport reported on the very positive feedback in response to their consultation on the Beach Road separated cycleway that will connect to the Grafton Gully Cycleway currently under construction by NZTA. […]

Monthly Board Report February 2014

Covering activities from 1 December 2013 – 31 January 2014 This is my first Board report for 2014.  At the December meeting of the Waitemata Local Board confirmed Board member portfolios and positions. This term I am the following: Transport and Community portfolio lead Chair, Grants Committee Member of the Isthmus Local Board Joint Funding […]

Beautiful Waitematā berms

Since Auckland Council stopped paying for the grass verges/berms to be mowed in October last year the landscape of our streets has been changing in new and beautiful ways. Yes there are some scruffy roadsides (and as a Board we have been following up with Auckland Transport to maintain berms that have no obvious “owner”- […]

Walking and cycling on Auckland Harbour Bridge a step closer with approval of Skypath

Yesterday’s Governing Body meeting was dominated by the censure of the Mayor. But also on the agenda was a very significant and exciting project that has strong public support. In a confidential session the council voted to move the project to the next phase allowing council officers to work towards a formal agreement with the Skypath […]

Monthly Board Report December 2013

I was delighted to be re-elected to the Waitematā Local Board on 12 October 2013 and to be confirmed as Deputy Chair for another term at our inaugural meeting on 4 November. My first Board report for this term covers my activities from 10 September including the final period of the first triennium of Auckland […]

Deputy Chair of the Waitemata Local Board

I am very honoured and grateful to have been re-elected on 12 October to the Waitemata Local Board along with my City Vision colleagues Shale Chambers, Christopher Dempsey, Deborah Yates and Vernon Tava.  Thank you to everyone who supported me and the City Vision Local Government Elections 2013 campaign. At the inaugural meeting of the Board on 4 November I was delighted to be […]

Grey Lynn Farmers Market Chair’s report 2013

On Sunday the Grey Lynn Farmers Market celebrated its fourth birthday and we held our AGM over a lunch of delicious market food. Here is my Chair’s report for 2013 (the end of my third year as Chair) Thank you for all coming along.  I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the […]