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Harbourview Park Hearings

Recently members of the public were invited to make submissions to the Henderson-Massey Local Board on the ”Draft Harbourview-Orangihina Park Masterplan”. There were 248 written submissions. Yesterday at a Hearing commencing at 10 am here were 13 oral submissions. Prior … Continue reading

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SHOULD A COMMISSIONER BE APPOINTED FOR AUCKLAND COUNCIL? Below are comments from a fellow ratepayer that I think are most worthy of consideration. The Government should appoint a Commissioner to oversee Auckland Council Here is why they should, and how … Continue reading

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Harbour View Park

Despite overwhelming support for a People’s Park devoid of buildings and adoption of an Open Space Management Plan by Waitakere City Council in 2003, numerous attempts have been made to give the green light for a marae. Henderson-Massey Local Board … Continue reading

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Who Owns The Harbour Bridge?

Four years in the making, at a cost of $7.5million, Auckland’s Harbour Bridge was opened in 1959. It quickly became evident it could not cope with the volume of traffic and 10 years later the “clip-ons” were added at a … Continue reading

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Waitakere White Elephant up for Sale

Quietly slipping under the radar will be an Extraordinary meeting of the Henderson-Massey Local Board on Tuesday 3rd April to vote on the following remit. “That the Henderson-Massey Local Board: endorses Corporate Property’s recommendation to the Finance and Performance Committee … Continue reading

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Communication Auckland Council Style

In February 2013 I became aware my emails to AC Councillors and Local Board members had been blocked for several months. I addressed a full council meeting on the issue and after initially denying anyone’s emails had been blocked or … Continue reading

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AC Representative Competence

As a ratepayer I never cease to be amazed by the financial naivety of some of my “representatives”. It is my contention that all candidates for election to the position of local board member or councillor should have to demonstrate … Continue reading

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