Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 2015 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during August 2015 as Deputy Chair of the Finance Committee; Deputy Chair of the Hearings Committee; Lead of the Parks and Open Spaces portfolio; Heritage, Urban Design and Planning portfolio holder; … Continue reading

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The Nation Panel: 29 August 2015

I appeared on a panel with Fran O’Sullivan and Deborah Morris-Travers on TV3’s The Nation. We discussed the Serco contract at Mount Eden prison, the prospects for privatisation of public services, and the Commissioner for Childrens’ report on Child, Youth and Family.

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Paul Henry Panel: 27 August 2015

A panel with Willie Jackson on the Paul Henry show. The Rugby World Cup liquor licensing law change. Child Youth and Family reform. Stephen Hawkings’ new theory on black holes.

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Tole Reserve Renovated Playground Opening: 22 August 2015

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Radio Live Panel: 23 August 2015

Listen to my Sunday morning panel with Mark Sainsbury and Janet Wilson. We talk about the rather odd risk categorisations of various industries in the health and safety legislation coming through the House. Should Gerry Brownlee resign over parts of … Continue reading

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Against More Elephants at Auckland Zoo

I was very concerned to read in the Herald that, after importing another elephant, Anjalee, to accompany Burma at great expense, the Auckland Zoo is still talking about an elephant breeding programme “to build up to a herd of nine or 10”. … Continue reading

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Paul Henry Panel: 12 August 2015

Watch a panel I was part of on the Paul Henry Show here. The law change to extend liquor licensing hours for the Rugby World Cup and warnings of an economic downturn.

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July 2015 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during July 2015 as Deputy Chair of the Finance Committee; Deputy Chair of the Hearings Committee; Lead of the Parks and Open Spaces portfolio; Heritage, Urban Design and Planning portfolio holder; … Continue reading

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Radio Live Panel: 2 August 2015

Listen to my Sunday morning panel with Mark Sainsbury and Deborah Coddington. We talk about Colin Craig’s latest pamphlet and wonder aloud whether it’s time for him to just stop talking. The TPPA has stalled. Will it pass? We discuss the … Continue reading

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