Who We Are

Working for a Community Voice since 1998

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.

More on What We Stand For here.  The City Vision Guiding Principles and Policies for Auckland Council Governing Body and Local Boards  is available here.

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 (Accountability reports here)

2019 – 2022

At the 2019 election:

Pippa Coom was elected to the Governing Body, becoming the new Councillor for the Waitematā and Gulf Ward

Cathy Casey was returned to the Governing Body (as a Councillor) in the Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa ward

City Vision won 4 of the 8 seats on the Albert-Eden Local Board – Margi Watson, Graeme Easte, Julia Maskill and Christina Robertson

Roskill Community Voice won 4 of the 6 seats on the Puketāpapa Local Board – Julie Fairey, Harry Doig, Jon Turner and Bobby Shen

City Vision won 6 of the 7 seats on the Waitematā Local Board – Alex Bonham, Adriana Christie, Kerrin Leoni, Graeme Gunthorp, Julie Sandilands and Richard Northey

City Vision Health won 3 seats for elected members on the Auckland District Health Board which covers the ‘old’ Auckland City boundaries including the Ōrakei and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Wards – 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.

2016 – 2019

At the 2016 election Cathy Casey was successfully returned as the Councillor in the Albert-Eden-Roskill ward and City Vision endorsed Mike Lee for the Waitematā and Gulf Ward

City Vision candidates were elected to the Local Boards of:

  • Albert-Eden (5 members)
  • Puketāpapa (5 members standing as Roskill Community Voice)
  • Waitematā (orignally 5 then joined by Denise Roche who was elected in a byelection in Feb 2018)

City Vision Health has 3 elected members on the Auckland District Health Board which covers the ‘old’ Auckland City boundaries including the Ōrakei and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Wards.

City Vision has 2 elected members in the Auckland City Ward of the Portage Licensing Trust

2013 – 2016 

At the 2013 election Cathy Casey was successfully returned as the Councillor in the Albert-Eden-Roskill ward and City Vision endorsed Mike Lee for the Waitematā Ward

City Vision candidates were elected to the Local Boards of:

  • Albert-Eden (5 members)
  • Puketāpapa (4 members standing as Roskill Community Voice)
  • Waitematā (5 members)

City Vision Health has 2 elected members on the Auckland District Health Board which covers the ‘old’ Auckland City boundaries including the Ōrakei and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Wards.

City Vision has 2 elected members in the Auckland City Ward of the Portage Licensing Trust  (Lorraine Wilson was elected in the 2014 by-election)

2010-2013

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 stood a team of 8 candidates for the Albert-Eden Local Board with 5 members successfully elected. In Waitematā 5 out of 7 candidates were elected to the Local Board.

2 members of the Roskill Community Voice team were elected to the Puketāpapa Local Board.

City Vision Health has 2 elected members on the Auckland District Health Board which covers the ‘old’ Auckland City boundaries including the Ōrakei and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Wards.

City Vision has 2 elected members in the Auckland City Ward of the Portage Licensing Trust.