Franklin Road Christmas Lights Opening

Last night ( 1 December 2014 ) Shale Chambers, Chair of the Waitemata Local Board spoke at the opening night of the famous Franklin Road lights. Tonight I’m here to acknowledge a special bunch of people; the residents of Franklin Road. Thank you for sharing your...

Hearing to save 6 Pohutukawa Trees

Over a 2 day hearing commissioners have been considering the evidence regarding  Auckland Transport’s Notice Requirement to remove 6 mature pohutukawa trees to provide for an additional left turn lane over 820  Great North Road. The  Waitematā Local Board, as...

Khartoum Place – the new Kate Sheppard Place

Upper Khartoum Place re-opened on 10 September  with new stairs connecting Lorne Street with the Auckland Art Gallery. Deputy Chair of the Waitematā Local Board, Pippa Coom spoke at the opening to acknowledge those who fought to successfully retain the Suffrage...

Town Hall Citizenship Ceremony

Waitematā Local Board member Vernon Tava has launched his own website .   It is the place to find Vernon’s monthly board reports, his blogs and media appearances. In one of his first blogs he writes about attending a local board hosted citizenship ceremony: On...

The Park – bees welcomed at Victoria Park

The Park is an intriguing conceptual artwork designed, planted and activated through public participation that began with a blessing on 3 May. To find out how you can become part of the project visit makethepark.info to help make The Park! The artists will be running...