Monthly Archive: May 2016

Auckland’s disproportionate growth – not sustainable nor affordable 0

Auckland’s disproportionate growth – not sustainable nor affordable

A letter I wrote to the Minister of Building and Housing Nick Smith requesting a revocation of a special housing area (SHA) at Kelmarna Avenue, Herne Bay, provoked a furious response. It has also...

First speech as chairman of the ARC – 21.10. 2004 0

First speech as chairman of the ARC – 21.10. 2004

‘Honoured guests ladies and gentlemen, I wish to endorse our Chief Executive’s welcome to you all. A special welcome to the Mayor of Auckland City and to district councillors, Management of Watercare Services, trustees...

My grandfather’s letter 0

My grandfather’s letter

I have had quite a long association with the Ponsonby during my time in politics, first with the Auckland Regional Council (I was first elected to the ARC ‘Auckland Central’ electorate in February 1992)...