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Consultation

  Address to HMLB on 21 July 2020 by Gary Osborne Mr Chairman, Board members, ladies and gentlemen, if we are to have any faith in the consultation process being  a process  for ratepayers to have their say then that … Continue reading

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Marae for Harbourview

On 18 June 2020 the Te Atatu Marae Coalition Trust Board presented a Marae project update to The Henderson Massey Local Board. My comments during Public Forum follow. Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, As a ratepayer I want to see … Continue reading

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Pool Fencing Inspections

Twenty years ago, Waitakere City Council (WCC), following new interpretations of the 1987 Fencing of Swimming Pools Act, embarked upon a campaign whereby prosecutions were threatened against owners of compliant pools for such things as having tables and chairs and … Continue reading

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Harbourview Marae

Address to HMLB on 21 May 2019 by Gary Osborne Mr Chairman, Board members, ladies and gentlemen. I am concerned at the paucity of information regarding the proposed marae on the Harbourview land. Unfortunately, too often ratepayers are treated as … Continue reading

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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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