Auckland Conservation Board update - I was appointed to Te Runanga Papa Atawhai o Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland Conservation Board (ACB) in August 2023. The Board has an advisory and community liaison role in the conservation… Continue reading "Auckland Conservation Board update"
Beyond Bikelash: Building and maintaining momentum - How do we move beyond "Bikelash" and the stoking of a harmful culture war against active transport? This is what Sara Templeton and I considered in our presentation to the… Continue reading "Beyond Bikelash: Building and maintaining momentum"
Submit for a healthy transport future for everyone in Aotearoa - I’m making a submission on the Draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2024-34 (GPS) by the cut off midday on Tuesday 2 April.  The GPS sets the funding priorities… Continue reading "Submit for a healthy transport future for everyone in Aotearoa"
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"
Its a Wrap 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 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"