Monthly Archives: November 2014

Achievement Unlocked: Internationally-Cited as an Example of Cycle Chic

Taken on the Grafton Gully Cycleway on 2 November. Riding my Gazelle ‘Toer Populair’ in the Generation Zero-organised ride, ‘Blending with the Bruntletts’. This is a tweet from Chris Bruntlett of Vancouver-based consultancy, Modacity.

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Is This A City That Needs More Motorways?

Today I’ve been following the debate in Auckland Council’s Governing Body about a referendum (defeated) and consultation (passed) on funding the city’s transport funding gap for motorways. I came across this beautiful image and it prompted the question in my … Continue reading

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Interview on bFM about Lighting in Western Park

I was on bFM’s The Wire on 20 November talking about why the Local Board is looking at removing the lights in Ponsonby’s Western Park. I discuss this further on this blog here.

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Lighting Parks at Night

A recent piece in the Sunday Star-Times (SST) has criticised a decision of the Waitematā Local Board, of which I am the Parks portfolio lead, to consider not replacing light bulbs as they fail along the paths through Western Park between Ponsonby … Continue reading

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Interview on bFM about 254 Ponsonby Road

On 14 November 2014 I was interviewed by Anna Bracewell-Worrall on bFM’s The Wire about the options for the development of the 254 Ponsonby Road site.

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Notice of Requirement to Remove Six Pohutukawa at 820 Great North Road

It was fortuitous – having just completed two days of RMA hearing training the day before – to attend a full day of hearings on the 6th of November regarding a matter on which the Waitematā Local Board was the … Continue reading

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Pre-1944 Demolition Control Not Protecting Heritage Buildings

The pre-1944 demolition control was introduced in order to provide a check on the demolition of heritage properties in Auckland. The year 1944 has been chosen as the year from which assessments are based because this was the first year … Continue reading

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October 2014 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during October 2014 as Deputy Chair of the Finance Committee, Deputy Chair of the Hearings Committee, Lead of the Parks and Open Spaces portfolio, Co-holder of the Heritage, Urban Design and … Continue reading

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