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Monthly Chair’s report December 2018

Report covering the period 12 November until 12 December 2018.  It is included in the local board business meeting agenda held on 11 December This is my final report for the year. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my hard-working fellow local board members, the outstanding Local Board services team who support the […]

Chair’s monthly report November 2018

This report covers the period 10 October until 11 November 2018 and is included in the local board November business meeting agenda  Penny Bright Acknowledgement At our October local board meeting we formally acknowledged Penny Bright (photo right in one of her last campaigns against cycleways). MOVED by Chairperson P Coom, seconded by Deputy Chairperson […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

New Government urged to take more action on road safety as support for Vision Zero increases

NZ’s road toll is tragically rising.  A new road safety approach is needed that will work. The Waitemata Local Board is with Brake, Cycle Action Network and NZ School Speeds in backing Vision Zero. Media Release: Brake Road Safety Charity New Government urged to take more action on road safety as support for Vision Zero increases Date: […]

Conference report back: 2 Walk and Cycle conference

 Conference report back:  2 Walk and Cycle conference – moving towards healthy communities, Auckland 6 – 8 July “Cities have the capability of providing for everybody only when and only because they are created by everybody” Jane Jacobs (quoted by Tyler Golly, conference presenter) I attended the 2 Walk and Cycling Conference 2016, the premier […]