Declaration of interests to 30 June 2014

Auckland Council’s Code of Conduct requires elected representatives to complete an annual declaration of interests. The latest declaration is for the period to 30 June 2014.

As well as the annual declaration I report all gifts in my monthly board reports and have declared all my  interests at the beginning of each term of the Waitemata Local Board (recorded in the minutes).

As an elected representative I wish to be as transparent and open as possible about all my interests.  I take very seriously my responsibility to approach decision making with an open mind, to make decisions in the public interest and to be fully accountable for my decisions and actions. Being completely open about my interests is just one of the ways I personally wish to maintain the high standard of conduct that is expected of me in my role.

Declaration to 30 June 2014 (submitted on 23 July 2014)

Property interests: Owned jointly – 16 Firth Road, Grey Lynn 1021


  • Partner/spouse –  Paul Shortland Limited
  • Partner/spouse –  Palletlock Limited
  • Partner/spouse –  Firth Road Trustees Limited
  • Partner/spouse- Upshot Solutions Limited

Companies, Controlling interests:*

  • Partner/spouse –  Paul Shortland Limited
  • Partner/spouse –  Palletlock Limited
  • Partner/spouse –  Firth Road Trustees Limited
  • Partner/spouse – Upshot Solutions Limited


  • Treasurer and Trustee of Connected Media Trust
  • Trustee of Grey Lynn 2030 Transition Community Trust
  • Trustee of Kelmarna Community Garden Trust (until May 2013)

Community Organisations:

  • Chair – Grey Lynn Farmers Market Management Committee
  • Member – Grey Lynn RSC (until December 2013)
  • Member – Sustainable Business Network (until February 2014)
  • Member – Auckland Girls Grammar old girls’ Association
  • Member – Grey Lynn Business Association (until November 2013)
  • Member – Cycle Action Auckland (until December 2013)
  • Member – Vintage Austin Register
  • Member – YWCA (November 2012- November 2013)

Appointments/Debtors/Employment/Creditors:  NA

Gifts, third party funding and discharged debts:

  • Tickets to Auckland Arts Festival 2013 – various shows, Approximate value: over $300 in value, provided by the Festival Trust
  • Tickets to ATC opening night productions approximately every 6 weeks, Approximate value:  over $300 per year
  • Tickets to Big Day Out 2014 from Regional Facilities    Approximate value:  over $300

Additional Declarations:

Partner, Paul Shortland’s positions:
Member Alternative Transport Funding Independent Advisory Board and Auckland Council’s Cycle Advisory Group
Deputy Chair and Treasurer of Cycle Action Auckland

* Explanations and caveats:

Companies: Companies where more than 10% of the issued capital is owned

Companies: Controlling interests in companies

Employment: Employment other than as an elected representative to Auckland Council

Appointments: Excludes appointments made by Auckland Council Governing Body or Local Boards

Debtors and Creditors: Amounts greater than $50,000 only. Does not include short term loans (<90 days), loans to family members, relationship property settlements or mortgages from registered banks.

Gifts: Over the value of $300