What a difference a year can make - A reflection on the Mayor of Auckland to end 2023 posted on facebook and LinkedIn (please head there for any comments) At the Helen Clark Foundation Christmas drinks last week… … Continue reading "What a difference a year can make"
Shutdown the clown show Mayor Brown - It would be reasonable to expect the Mayor of Auckland and his team to be working constructively, positively and respectfully with Councillors to land an annual budget ahead of a… … Continue reading "Shutdown the clown show Mayor Brown"
Oh Waiheke - The final breakdown of elections results confirmed I won in Waitematā (city centre and central suburbs) but unfortunately it was a very different picture on Waiheke. I wrote the following… … Continue reading "Oh Waiheke"
It’s a wrap after 12 years on Auckland Council - Now that the official results are confirmed it is time to call a wrap on the election campaign and my council career. It certainly wasn’t the result I was hoping… … Continue reading "It’s a wrap after 12 years on Auckland Council"
Prudent and responsible management of Auckland Council’s budget - Anyone claiming “council’s debt and spending is out of control” or that council is “virtually broke” (and there are plenty of candidates who really should know better) needs to talk… … Continue reading "Prudent and responsible management of Auckland Council’s budget"
Reflections on the Auckland Council term 2019-2022 - Kia ora, this is my final Councillor report for the 2019 – 2022 triennium of Auckland Council. I have reported monthly throughout my time as Councillor for Waitematā and Gulf. … … Continue reading "Reflections on the Auckland Council term 2019-2022"
Councillor report June-July 2022 - My Councillor report covers the period from 11 June to 8 August and included a two week recess period. During the second recess week, I represented Auckland Council at the Local Government New… … Continue reading "Councillor report June-July 2022"
Auckland NPS UD policy directions keep door open on new housing rules - At a marathon 11 hour Planning Committee meeting on 30 June policy directions were decided that inform the development of the council’s Intensification Planning Instrument (IPI). The IPI is required… … Continue reading "Auckland NPS UD policy directions keep door open on new housing rules"
Councillor monthly report June 2022 - My Councillor report covers the period from 7 May to 10 June. It has been prepared for the June business meetings of the Waitematā, Waiheke and Aotea Great Barrier Local… … Continue reading "Councillor monthly report June 2022"
Bold decision making needed to unleash Auckland’s potential - Tāmaki Makaurau has had an aspiration to deliver a safe, connected cycling network since the former Auckland Regional Council signed off plans in the mid-2000s which were then adopted in… … Continue reading "Bold decision making needed to unleash Auckland’s potential"