April 2022 Board Member Report

1st April – 30th April

This month, it was great to start back at events in person, with a real highlight for me being the Youth Leadership Sustainability Wananga that the Manukau Harbour Forum funds. The program has around 50 rangatahi learning about sustainability, matauranga māori and how they can improve the environment. Some of these students have been doing it for four years and have grown into real leaders, including head prefects at their schools. In the transport space, construction continued on the Hillsborough roundabout. This project has been long-awaited, but has had multiple issues during construction, including a pole being placed in the footpath! We worked with AT to get this remedied and await the project’s final outcome. I also continued working on fixing footpaths, reported holes left in the roadway after investigation works, feedback on consultations and shared the Maioro Street dynamic lanes project that is being consulted on currently. It was concerning to read the recently completed research showing Auckland’s roads are twice as dangerous as other big cities for cyclists and pedestrians. It shows how important it is we continue our work to improve safety for these road users.

Roles assigned by the local board

  • Deputy Chair
  • Chair of the Manukau Harbour Forum.
  • Transport Lead

Meetings / events attended

  • 1st April – Manukau Harbour Forum Executive Zoom Meeting.
  • 4th April – Meeting with staff from Community Facilities with Chair Fairey.
  • 4th April – Kāinga Ora Waikōwhai Development Update
  • 6th April – Wairaki Catchment Plan Hui via MS Teams with Mana Whenua and Local Board members.
  • 6th April – Comms meeting with Communications Advisor and Chair Fairey.
  • 6th April – Communities Against Alcohol Harm community workshop.
  • 7th April – Puketāpapa Local Board workshop (via MS Teams).
  • 7th April – Puketāpapa Community Forum (via MS Teams).
  • 8th April  – Manukau Harbour Forum workshop and meeting (via MS Teams).
  • 11th April – Local Board Chairs Forum as an observer.
  • 12th April – MHF Hui discussion.
  • 12th April – In person catch up with members of the Local Board.
  • 13th April – Finance and Performance Committee workshop.
  • 13th April – Meeting with Staff – Local Area Manager, Stratetic Broker,  Advisors and Chair Fairey.
  • 14th April – Puketāpapa Local Board workshop (via MS Teams).
  • 19th April – Agenda Run through (via MS Teams).
  • 20th April – – Meeting with Staff – Comms Advisor, Local Board Advisors and Chair Fairey.
  • 21st April – Puketāpapa Local Board business meeting (via MS Teams).
  • 21st April – Puketāpapa Local Board workshop (via MS Teams).
  • 22nd April – Manukau Harbour Forum Youth Leadership Wananga at Ambury Farm.
  • 23rd April – Meeting with the Manukau Harbour Restoration Society representatives.
  • 25th April – ANZAC Service at the Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall.


  • I am volunteering with Friends of Wairaki stream.
  • I am a volunteer run director at Owairaka parkrun.

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