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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 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, […]

Parks update for Waitemata Local Board

Ponsonby News: Waitematā Local Board update August 2018 One of the most important roles of the Local Board is to act as kaitiaki for our parks.  As guardians we want to ensure we maximise the valuable benefits our parks and green spaces provide.   We’re fortunate to work alongside many volunteers who undertake pest control, planting […]

Salisbury reserve consultation and the Masonic Hall

The Waitematā Local Board is currently consulting on options to improve the entrance to Salisbury Reserve in Herne Bay. It removes the removal of the old Masonic Lodge Hall on Argyle Street. Here is some of the background to the project.  In August 2010, the former Auckland City Council purchased the Masonic Lodge at 12 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chair’s monthly report April 2018

This report covers the period 14 March until 10 April 2018.  Highlights Newly elected board member Denise Roche was sworn in at the board’s business meeting on 20 March. (photo left)   Consultation on the 10 year budget Have your say month wrapped up on 28 March.  The Board hosted 2 public meetings, a hearings […]

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 […]

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 […]