Author Archives: Vernon Tava

About Vernon Tava

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

April 2018 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities in March to mid-April 2018 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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Auckland Transport Have Ignored The Best Advice on Cycleways

Believe it or not, in mid-2014 Auckland was visited by one of the world’s foremost experts on converting streets to cycle lanes and public spaces. She did this successfully in one of the world’s densest cities and set out her … Continue reading

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March 2018 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities in February to mid-March 2018 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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December 2017-February 2018 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities between December 2017 and January 2018 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 … Continue reading

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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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