Author Archives: Vernon Tava

About Vernon Tava

Business broker, elected member of Auckland Council. Focused on sustainability. Lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Helipad at 75 Sarsfield Street, Herne Bay

An appeal against a resource consent granted to Rod Duke (CEO of Briscoes) has garnered significant media and public attention but the reporting doesn’t give particularly useful or clear background on the consent itself. This isn’t surprising given the arcane, … Continue reading

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Post-Election University of Auckland Society Forum, 20 October 2017

I had a great time chairing the University of Auckland Society post-election forum at Old Government House on the 20th of October 2017. Associate-Professors Curtin and Lees-Marshment were fascinating and erudite; PhD candidate and former television news producer, Mark Boyd, … Continue reading

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December 2017 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during November 2017 as Lead of the Planning and Heritage Portfolio; co-holder of the Transport Portfolio; Local Board representative on the Parnell Business Association; and, member of the Auckland Domain Committee. … Continue reading

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July-November 2017 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during July to October 2017 as Lead of the Planning and Heritage portfolio; co-holder of the Transport portfolio; Local Board representative on the Parnell Business Association; and, member of the Auckland … Continue reading

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Notable Trees in the Waitematā Local Board Area

I have mapped the Auckland Unitary Plan Notable Trees (Schedule 10) in the Waitematā Local Board area. Scheduling offers a high degree of protection and I ask for publicly notified resource consent hearings as a matter of course when removal of … Continue reading

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Heritage Sites & Areas in the Waitematā Local Board Area

I have mapped the Auckland Unitary Plan Historic Heritage A & B sites and Areas and the Heritage New Zealand Category 1 & 2 listed sites in the Waitematā Local Board area. Council holds a wealth of information about historic … Continue reading

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June 2017 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during June 2017 as Lead of the Planning and Heritage portfolio; co-holder of the Transport portfolio; Local Board representative on the Parnell Business Association; and member of the Auckland Domain Committee. … Continue reading

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Bonus Floor Spaces, Public Access Ways, Viewing Platforms, Lanes, Public Toilets and Drinking Fountains in Auckland’s Central City

There are over 60 public access routes around or via private buildings throughout central Auckland. I have mapped them below with accessibility taken into account by marking stairs or escalators with a stair icon. Also mapped are toilets and drinking … Continue reading

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May 2017 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during May 2017 as Lead of the Heritage, Urban Design and Planning portfolio; co-holder of the Transport portfolio; Local Board representative on the Parnell Business Association; and, member of the Auckland … Continue reading

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April 2017 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during April 2017 as Lead of the Heritage, Urban Design and Planning portfolio; co-holder of the Transport portfolio; Local Board representative on the Parnell Business Association; and member of the Auckland … Continue reading

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