Electing 6 Board Members

  1. Leadership: Leading positively and effectively
    With an experienced and capable team we will make our Region’s complex new arrangements work.

    We will require full accountability from all Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs), and will expect them to deliver the best possible results for our communities.

    We will enable communities to make decisions on local matters and will ensure that the Auckland Council and CCOs work constructively with Local Boards.

    We are committed to working together as a team to provide the local and Auckland-wide governance and leadership our Region needs.
  2. Affordability: Creating an affordable region to live and work in
    You know that living in Auckland can be expensive. We are determined to minimise the burden on households and businesses both urban and rural by extracting savings from the new, streamlined council arrangements.

    We will channel investment into the essential infrastructure our region and local communities need. We will commit to keeping Auckland Council rates as low as possible without decreasing the core services that residents expect.

    We will deliver you better value for money. We will keep Auckland Council spending under control by focusing on core local government activities and services. We will focus on essential Auckland Council services and not duplicate central government’s welfare functions locally.

    Water and waste water costs will be kept to the minimum necessary to maintain a world class system.
  3. Prosperity: Welcoming progress to a world-class Auckland
    We want a world-class, prosperous Auckland. We will create an encouraging and welcoming environment for entrepreneurs and innovators backed by infrastructure and regulations that enhance growth and opportunity.

    We will create a new Auckland Council which champions a culture that helps people get things done.

    Partnerships with the private and not-for-profit sectors to build and grow our community assets will be a core element.

    We will foster the Auckland Region becoming a major events destination that benefits our local economy.
  4. Transport: Making it easier to get around
    We will invest in transport options which enable more of us to move around more conveniently.

    We will commit to essential public transport and roading infrastructure for people and goods. An effective single ticketing system for public transport will be implemented.

    We will ensure Auckland Transport works constructively with central government to complete the motorway network and major arterial routes across the Region.

    We will ensure careful benefit cost consideration is undertaken before ratepayers’ money is invested in these major projects.

  5. Environment: Preserving and enhancing the Auckland region’s environment
    We are proud of our unique environment, with its combination of harbours and the gulf, volcanoes, parks, forests, as well as the architectural heritage across the Region and the special flavour of its rural hinterland.

    In establishing a single vision and plan for the Auckland Region we will preserve and protect our environmental assets, while allowing individuals the freedom to enjoy and improve their urban and rural private property.

    High quality design and planning will be encouraged together with the sensible management of growth and development.

    We will advocate for stricter vehicle emissions standards to improve our Region’s air quality, and enhance the water quality in all our streams and harbours.

No issues on file for Julie Fairey.

No issues on file for Joel Fotu.

No issues on file for Robert Goh.

  1. I strongly support public ownership and control of Auckland's assets including water.
  2. I am committed to making public transport a priority by completing our rail network and improving cycle, bus and ferry services.
  3. I am opposed to the moving of Monte Cecilia School and the purchase of additional properties to expand Monte Cecilia Park.
  4. I support the local community having a say over the placement and opening hours of new liquor stores.
  5. I will work hard to secure better resourcing for the Roskill/Puketepapa community to provide better footpaths, roads, parks and other upgraded local facilities. I am committed to gaining equal financial resources to improve the Manukau Harbour so its recreational potential can be fully utilised.

No issues on file for Lingappa Kalburgi.

  1. LEADERSHIP
    Need people who will lead with vision and integrity, committed to working together to grow and serve our community.
  2. SAFE COMMUNITIES
    Need to connect, celebrate and strengthen our culturally diverse neighbourhoods, streets and community groups to work together to create a safe, healthy community for all with zero tolerance to crime, littering, tagging and destruction of public and private property.
  3. AFFORDABILITY
    Need to be a city where our children will be able to afford to build a future for themselves.
  4. TRANSPORT
    Need easy access for both young and old to get around.
  5. ENVIRONMENT
    Need to continue to preserve, protect and enhance our environmental assets for not only for today, but for the next generation to enjoy and be proud of.
  1. Community:
    Strengthening and protecting our vibrant communities
  2. Leadership:
    Leading positively and effectively
  3. Affordability:
    Creating an affordable region to live and work in.
  4. Transport:
    Making it easier to get around.
  5. Environment:
    Preserving and enhancing the Auckland region's environment.

No issues on file for Peter Muys.

  1. Effective and Accountable Governance - this means holding local leaders to acocunt in a such a vital period of change to a new Auckland for this community and our region.
  2. An affordable city, with lowest possible rates, that attracts young old to live and nurture their futures. We want to make our community an even more exciting place to live.
  3. A region that has respect for local identity. This will be ahcived by having local board members investing on prjects that are guided by this fundamental value of maintaing what makes our local areas special and unique.
  4. Tranport, Paths and Roading - these are essential to making our region, our community and our people mobile and flexible and living space livable!
  5. Safety is essential to having a healthy community. We must work across the diverse sections of our local communities and regions to combat the harsh effects of crime and substance abuse.

No issues on file for Hari Shankar.

No issues on file for Brenda Simmons Vui Talitu.

  1. ACCOUNTABILITY:

    HONESTY
    I believe in representing the people of our in an honest and open manner. I will ensure that our communities are engaged and listened to regarding issues that face our distinct local communities.

    I have demonstrated this honesty and integrity by supporting and advocating on behalf of groups in our area in this last term of our current Mt Roskill Community Board.

    INTEGRITY
    I have a strong sense of personal integrity and responsibility in all areas of my personal and professional life. You must trust and have confidence that the people you elect will be responsible with your money and community.

    RESOLVE
    I have a strong resolve to champion issues for our whole community, without the politicking!

    I stood for the Community Board at the last election and was elected as i wanted to bring a new style and face to local politics, or more appropriately local communities.

    I will work hard with any and all groups that are committed to seeing our local area and region succeed and prosper!!
  2. AFFORDABILITY:

    CREATING AN AFFORDABLE AREA TO LIVE AND WORK IN

    All of us know that living in Auckland can be expensive, this is no different for the families in the Mt Roskill area.

    The new council must reduce the burden on households and businesses by extracting savings from the new, streamlined council arrangements.

    Investments must be channelled into the essential infrastructure our region and local communities need.

    It will be a challenge for the new leadership to keep rates as low as possible without decreasing the core services that residents expect, and they must deliver better value for money.

    Spending can be controlled to large extent if the Auckland Council focussed on core local government activities and services and not duplicate central government’s welfare functions locally.

    Water and waste water costs will be kept to the minimum necessary to maintain a world class system

  3. SAFE COMMUNITIES:

    STRENGTHENING AND PROTECTING OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY

    I recognise and currently work with the individual neighbourhoods and cultural communities that combine to make up the wider Mt Roskill (Puketepapa) community.

    We need to feel safe in our community. I will not and have not tolerated anti-social behaviour on our streets and in our communities, and will continue to advocate vigorously for effective policing.

    I will encourage and support arts, sport and cultural activities across our neighbourhoods. I will work collaboratively with community, cultural and sports groups to help build amazing facilities.

    Our multi-cultural communities are at the heart of our unique culture. My team will strengthen our rich culture working with Maori and local Iwi, with Pasifika, and other ethnic and community groups.

    We will promote and invest in programmes that celebrate the things we share and recognise our diversity - both of which will make Mt Roskill an amazing place to live.
  4. ENVIRONMENT:

    PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OUR ENVIRONMENT

    We are proud of our unique environment, with its combination of Beautiful beaches, creeks, waterfalls, Volcanoes, parks, local farm and schools as well as the architectural heritage across the area


    I will ensure we preserve and protect our environmental assets, while allowing individuals the freedom to enjoy and improve their urban and rural private property.

    High quality low-cost designs and planning will be encouraged together with the sensible management of growth and development.

    We will advocate for stricter vehicle emissions standards to improve our Region’s air quality, and enhance the water quality in all our streams and beaches.
  5. TRANSPORT:

    MAKING IT EASIER TO GET AROUND

    Citizens and Ratepayers will invest in transport options which enable more of us to move around more conveniently.

    We will commit to essential public transport and roading infrastructure for people and goods. An effective single ticketing system for public transport will be implemented.

    We will ensure that the new Auckland Transport agency works constructively with central government to complete the motorway network and major arterial routes across the Region.

    We will ensure careful benefit cost consideration is undertaken before ratepayers’ money is invested in these major projects.
  1. Winning a fair go for Mt Roskill. For too long our community has been overlooked and has not had a fair share of our city's resources.
    We will fight for better resourcing for our community and we will deliver better footpaths, roads, parks, and upgraded local facilities.
  2. Re-vitalising our run-down town centre. The shopping strip on Dominion Rd should be at the heart of our community, but it hase been badly neglected.
    We will work with the community to develop a proper plan to revitalise our town centre, and we will not take away parking spaces as C&R proposed.
  3. Making our community safer. We will tackle the causes of crime by tackling inequality, helping our people get into good jobs, and working with our young people to provide better opportunities.
    We will also invest in better lighting and security where it is needed in our community.
  4. I am disgusted by the C&R Council's forcible eviction of Monte Cecilia school. C&R have not told us how much it is costing the public, but we know it runs into the tens of millions.
    This pet project should be stopped and if elected I will do everything that I lawfully can to stop the eviction of the school and to save the public millions of dollars.
  5. Really tackling alcohol related issues in our community. the government has not take decisive action so it falls to the local community to solve our problems.
    We will give local residents the right to have a say about the establishment of liquor outlets in their neighbourhood, and we will campaign for a local liquor licensing trust so that our community can truly control liquor distribution in our area.