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Viewpoint – Shaping the Coast

One month of 2017 has already gone wow! So much to do. The beautiful weather that summer brings looks like it has finally arrived. The...

Viewpoint – Board gets down to business

With Christmas fast approaching, it is getting near to the time of the year when we reflect and start to plan ahead. Life however continues...

Viewpoint – Leaner Council needed

All the hoardings are down, glossy brochures long since deposited in recycling bins and the election a fast fading memory for most. When the dust...

Viewpoint – Improvements in the pipeline

It’s heartening to see the gains the Hibiscus Coast is getting compared with many parts of Auckland. A great example is the new bus service...

Viewpoint – Transport gains for Coast

It’s maybe still not quite the case of ‘all good things coming to those who wait’, but 2016 is at least going to see a...

Viewpoint – The Hammerhead ­and other battles

It’s great to have community support on issues. The Hammerhead meeting, hosted by fellow Albany Ward Councillor John Watson and myself, had a big turnout...

Viewpoint – Getting traction on Rodney roads

As we all know, the sealing of Rodney roads is a challenge. Securing the necessary funding and then prioritising that spend generates extensive debate and...

Viewpoint – Set netting ‘fiasco’

It was Groucho Marks who once said “politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong...

Viewpoint – Board projects up and running

Sometimes it can feel like projects take far longer than we’d all like. Today I’m excited to update you on several key projects that are...

Viewpoint – Kick-starting projects

It was great to hear from dozens of residents about their pressing transport issues when I held a public meeting at the Orewa Community Centre...