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Feedback on Local Board projects: Brickbats and bouquets

Ponsonby News update November 2018 As Chair of the local board I welcome feedback on our projects and performance whether good or bad.  Of course it is always lovely when a constituent gets in touch with positive comments.  Recently I received a message about the new stairs that connect Hopetoun Street with Western Park. The […]

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 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 May 2018

This report covers the period 11 April – 8 May 2018.    Highlights 10-year budget and Local Board priorities The Waitematā Local Board received almost 1500 submissions on the Council’s 10-year budget and Local Board priorities. I enjoyed reading them all to understand concerns and what we need to improve on. It was also hugely encouraging to […]

Western Springs native bush and pine stand update

Ponsonby News update April 2018 Shortly after I was first elected I got a call from Annette Isbey about a track near her house that took her through native bush and pines down to Western Springs. She wanted help to fix the track because her daily walk was getting more and more difficult. A talented […]

Chair’s monthly report September 2017

Report (on the September business meeting agenda) covering the period 7 August until 10 September 2017. Highlights Local Board plan hearing Consultation on the draft Waitematā Local Board Plan 2017 concluded with a hearing held on 8 August.  15 submitters presented to the board on a range of topics. At the hearing meeting we also […]

Major package of walking and cycling improvements underway

Waitematā is set to be the big winner from a significant package of walking and cycling projects that are underway or about to start. Once complete we can look forward to a range benefits flowing to the whole community.  A large part of the focus is on connecting the places people wish to go; shops, […]

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 […]

Ponsonby News update from the Waitemata Local Board

I’m fortunate to have a monthly column in Ponsonby News.  It’s an opportunity to give an update on Local Board activities and news.  Here is my August 2017 column celebrating the re-opening of Fukuoka Gardens: Beautifully crafted Japanese garden blooms again Fukuoka Friendship Garden was originally opened in the Auckland Zoo in 1989 as a […]

Chair’s monthly report July 2017

Report covering the period 10 June to 8 July 2017. Highlights We concluded consultation on the draft Local Board plan on 30 June. Our final Information Session was held at the Leys Institute Library on 22 June (Photo right with board members Adriana Christie and Richard Northey) At our June Board meeting we approved the names […]