About us

City Vision has an established record of working for the communities in Auckland and we pledge to continue as an effective community voice for our city. We understand how important community services and assets are to you. And they have to be prudently managed to make sure we receive value for money at a time when many of us are under financial pressure.

We focus on Albert-Eden, Puketāpapa and Waitematā but work with other like-minded groups and individuals across the region to ensure that our libraries, parks, pools and water are kept as community-owned assets.  Our candidates for the Puketāpapa Local Board stand as Roskill Community Voice.

We make the following pledges:

  • to support better urban design with character and heritage protection
  • better funding for arts, culture, sporting and community organisations
  • to promote and extend walking paths and cycleways
  • to work for transport choices for commuters, kids and our leisure time.

You can learn more about what we stand for here, including information about our Guiding Principles and Policies.


What is City Vision?

City Vision is an Auckland centre-left local body political group. We represent the local Labour and Green parties and other progressive people active in their communities but not aligned to any political party (community independents).

City Vision was formed in 1998 to work to protect and develop our city and communities. From the start, we have championed policies to grow Auckland into a liveable, healthy, economically and environmentally sustainable city. Our candidates have a strong track record of service to ratepayers and Auckland’s communities.

Supporting our candidates and connecting communities

We don’t just come together at the beginning of an election year and then shut down again when the election is over. City Vision is here to support our elected members as they work with you to make strong communities. We respond directly to your questions and help you reach the right person to help you. We are active throughout the term and regularly report back to our communities on what we have achieved. You can find our Accountability Reports here.


Working for a Community Voice since 1998

At the 2019 election:

  • Pippa Coom was elected as the new Councillor for the Waitematā and Gulf Ward
  • Cathy Casey was returned as Councillor for the Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward
  • City Vision won four seats on the Albert-Eden Local Board: Margi Watson, Graeme Easte, Julia Maskill and Christina Robertson
  • Roskill Community Voice won four seats on the Puketāpapa Local Board: Julie Fairey, Harry Doig, Jon Turner and Bobby Shen
  • City Vision won six seats on the Waitematā Local Board: Alex Bonham, Adriana Christie, Kerrin Leoni, Graeme Gunthorp, Julie Sandilands and Richard Northey
  • City Vision Health won three seats on the Auckland District Health Board: Jo Agnew, Michelle Atkinson and Peter Davies
  • City Vision had a clean sweep on Portage Licensing Trust (ward 1) with the election of:  Margi Watson, Catherine Farmer and Kurk Taogaga.

At the 2018 Waitematā Local Board byelection:

  • Denise Roche was elected for City Vision

At the 2016 election:

  • Cathy Casey was returned as the Councillor in the Albert-Eden-Roskill ward
  • City Vision endorsed Mike Lee won the Waitematā and Gulf Ward
  • City Vision won five seats on the Albert-Eden Local Board
  • Roskill Community Voice won five seats on the Puketāpapa Local Board
  • City Vision won five seats on the Waitematā Local Board
  • City Vision Health won three seats on the  Auckland District Health Board
  • City Vision won two seats on the Auckland City Ward of the Portage Licensing Trust

At the 2014 Portage Licensing Trust byelection:

  • Lorraine Wilson was elected for City Vision on the Auckland City Ward of the Portage Licensing Trust

At the 2013 election:

  • Cathy Casey was returned as the Councillor in the Albert-Eden-Roskill ward
  • City Vision endorsed Mike Lee won the Waitematā Ward
  • City Vision won five seats on the  Albert-Eden Local Board
  • Roskill Community Voice won four seats on the Puketāpapa Local Board
  • City Vision won five seats on the Waitematā Local Board
  • City Vision Heath won two seats on the Auckland District Health Board
  • City Vision won two seats on the Auckland City Ward of the Portage Licensing Trust

At the first ‘Super City’ elections in 2010:

  • City Vision stood Councillor candidates in the Albert-Eden-Roskill ward and endorsed Mike Lee for the Waitematā Ward
  • City Vision won five seats on the Albert-Eden Local Board
  • City Vision won five seats on the Waitematā Local Board
  • Roskill Community Voice won two seats on the Puketāpapa Local Board
  • City Vision Health won two seats on the Auckland District Health Board
  • City Vision won two seats on the Auckland City Ward of the Portage Licensing Trust.