Electing 7 Board Members

  1. Keep rates affordable and maximise ratepayer benefit in the Orakei Ward
  2. Improve transport around the Ward and into the city
  3. Enhance the Orakei Basin, and our community sports fields
  4. Keep our beaches well maintained and continue to develop our parks
  5. Work with our local businesses to enhance our town centres

No issues on file for Thomas Bretherton.

No issues on file for Troy Churton.

  1. What is the best way to use the ratepayers money collected so it is spent on long term gain for the ward ?
    The decisions here are maximising spend over long term not just for short term gain for a few.
    And making sure robust challenging discussion takes place to ensure the best possible option is taken for the long term future.
  2. How to improve our lives by minimsing traffic delays?
    Most traffic delays are occuring as we reach the borders of our ward.People are wasting precious time as they wait to enter the main arterial routes like the Southern Motorway.This is backing traffic back up into the ward and clogging up the streets for residents nearby.
  3. Why travel so far to work ?
    Being a mostly residential suburb many residents travel at peak hours to get to their place of work.There would be many less cars on the road if the right opportunities for work in the new knowledge economy were placed nearby.
  4. How many of you have seen either your children or friends of yours leave and move overseas ?
    To keep valuable people here we need to make sure our ward is an attractive urban area to live in with a range of excellent facilities and within close proximity to modern knowledge intensive industries .
  5. What do you find most attractive about living in the ward?
    People choose to livehere for a variety of reasons.Maintaining character and enhacing the positions of suburbs and the ward are important .Each suburb maximising its strengths to full potential as a suburb.Some rely on their beaches like Kohi andSt heliers with its village atmosphere while others are communities for education etc etc.
  1. Keep rates affordable and maximise ratepayer benefit in the Orakei Ward
  2. Improve transport around the Ward and into the city
  3. Enhance the Orakei Basin, and our community sports fields
  4. Keep our beaches well maintained and continue to develop our parks
  5. Work with our local businesses to enhance our town centres
  1. Traffic management to mitigate the result of increasing development affecting our residential streets and main roads. Specific parking projects to support and strengthen local shopping areas.
  2. Committed to preserving the special character of our suburbs.
  3. Negotiating with the Council to ensure the Ward receives a fair share of resources including financial; and delegations appropriate for the Board to work successfully in the interests of the community.
  4. Completing or starting projects which enhance our recreation opportunities and the environment such as Churchill Park, Waiatarua Wetlands, Orakei Basin and Hobson Bay.
  5. Vigilance on planning issues such as the Orakei development.

No issues on file for Peter McKenzie.

  1. Keep rates affordable and maximise ratepayer benefit for our ward.
  2. Improve transport around the Ward and into the city.
  3. Keep our beaches well maintained and continue to develop our parks and playgrounds
  4. Work with our local businesses to enhance our town centres
  5. Enhance the Orakei basin, and our community sports fields.
  1. Keep rates affordable and maximise ratepayer benefit in the Orakei Ward
  2. Improve transport around the Ward and into the city
  3. Enhance the Orakei Basin, and our community sports fields
  4. Keep our beaches well maintained and continue to develop our parks
  5. Work with our local businesses to enhance our town centres
  1. Keep rates affordable and maximise ratepayer benefit in the Orakei Ward
  2. Improve transport around the Ward and into the city
  3. Enhance the Orakei Basin, and our community sports fields
  4. Keep our beaches well maintained and continue to develop our parks
  5. Work with our local businesses to enhance our town centres
  1. Keep rates affordable and maximise ratepayer benefit in the Orakei Ward
  2. Improve transport around the Ward and into the city
  3. Enhance the Orakei Basin, and our community sports fields
  4. Keep our beaches well maintained and continue to develop our parks
  5. Work with our local businesses to enhance our town centres
  1. Keep rates affordable and maximise ratepayer benefit for our ward.
  2. Improve transport around the Ward and into the city.
  3. Enhance the Orakei basin, and our community sports fields.
  4. Keep our beaches well maintained and continue to develop our parks
  5. Work with our local businesses to enhance our town centres.



    Work as a strong, positive team to get greater benefit for our ward.
  1. T o have a strategy through Design to allow Auckland to grow into a truly international city. This includes knowing where major items of infrastructure are to be sited to avoid the embarrassment of the Waterfront Stadium and Party Central.
  2. To maintain and enhance the character of Auckland’s unique landscape and, in particular, the character of the communities that make it up, and to do so in a sustainable and truly green fashion.
  3. To design a transport system that is flexible enough to meet the needs of the people it serves.
  1. Traffic management and the cultural shift to public transportation. Each morning David enjoys sitting on the 685 Express bus from Glenn Innes to Britomart and knows that Tamaki Drive would be a wonderful arterial for walkers and cyclists if cars were left at home – and everyone used public transport.
  2. Suburban shopping survival and enjoyment. There’s talk we’re coming out of the recession – but when shops in Newmarket, Remuera and St Heliers are closed and empty – we need to promote survival and support to our shops
  3. Governing council – CCO – Local Board. Tripartite interaction, planning and cooperation needs to be defined and documented – so the interests of the ward are not lost to an operational management body that does not have the interests of the immediate community at hand.
  4. Balancing the rates books. How do we ensure that our rates are maintained, optimized and transparent in terms of calculation. My accounting background always leads me to challenge how much we are spending and where do we actually get the ‘bang for our limited buck’.
  5. Water and sewage – although we are fortunate in the Orakei ward to have recently undergone infrastructure re-piping – we need to be cognizant that Auckland wide our population is getting bigger and the demands on our water systems is heavily strained. Again – it is deciding who will foot the bill