Born and bred on the North Shore, Chris is a father of three and has been a resident of Greenhithe for the past eight years.
With a background in marketing, tourism, hospitality and events, he mixes his career as a commercial manager with an active involvement in the local community. He is a coach and past committee member of the Greenhithe Junior Soccer Club and more recently a founding trustee and Chairman of the Greenhithe Community Trust, formed to facilitate a healthy, vibrant and caring community. He enjoys bringing communities together and is active in organising and supporting local family events.
"Serving as the community's voice on the local board will be a privilege. I will give the communities across the Upper Harbour the attention they deserve, and make sure their voice is not lost in the new Super City; preserving their unique lifestyles."
Top 5 Issues
- Listen to and consult with the communities that form part of the Upper Harbour.
- Ensure that the rates generated from each community are spent wisely and appropriately for that community.
- Completion of the planned projects.
Chris is very passionate about the North Shore. Living in Greenhithe and working in Albany, he knows it as a unique place to live and work and he will call upon his considerable experience in tourism, hospitality, destination marketing and events to help keep it that way. He is genuinely interested in activities and events that make his community a better place for everyone to live.
He believes the residents of the North Shore should be proud of their communities, and that the greater Auckland region will be a better place because we’re part of it. The contribution of our combined communities has significant value and the Shore needs to have a strong, united voice promoting its interests. He believes the Shore has a very important part to play in the future of the Supercity. Rather than being considered the “poor cousin”, Auckland needs the Shore to be prosperous to continue the positive contribution and a vote for Shore Voice means the rest of the city will have to take notice and listen.
He sees the birth of the greater Auckland Council as a once in a lifetime opportunity to help shape the Supercity. The most exciting part of this is the creation of the local boards, ensuring the participation of the local communities in the decision-making process. The heart of a great city has to start at a community level.
The Albany ward in particular is destined for growth. The completion of the Hobsonville Section of the Upper Harbour Motorway is imminent, forcing change and creating both challenges and opportunities. Commercial and residential developments in and around Albany and Hobsonville will also create new communities. Through his skills as an active listener Chris will seek many perspectives to understand the heart of any issue, whilst also having an ability to see the bigger picture. He is an includer and very effective at facilitating through people from diverse backgrounds.
He’s already actively involved in the grassroots of his local community, through his involvement over several years with the Greenhithe Junior Soccer Club, and recently a founding trustee and Chairman of the Greenhithe Community Trust. He has an obvious passion for sport and outdoor activity. Through his role at North Harbour Stadium he is well connected in the sport and entertainment industries.
Chris knows how to leave positive impressions with lasting impact. He’s humble in a real kiwi way yet savvy enough to foot it with movers and shakers. He’s worthy of your vote for the Upper Harbour local board.
Authorised by Christopher John Kemp of 1A Churchouse Road, Greenhithe, North Shore City
Results - Final
- Christine Rankin
- Lisa Whyte
- Margaret Miles
- Brian Neeson
- Warren Flaunty
- Callum Blair
- John McLean
- Chris Kemp
- June Kearney
- Rodney Bell
- Stanley Park
- Laurie Conder
- Sara Walker
- Andy Riley
- Uzra Balouch
- Jonathan McDonald
- Peter Henley