A mix of three experienced Albert-Eden Local Board members and impressive new talent make up a strong progressive City Vision team to advance the interests of the communities covering the sub-divisions of Owairaka (Mt Albert) and Maungawhau (Mt Eden)
Julia Maskill: A lawyer, mother and proud Ōwairaka local for 32 years, Julia has deep connections with schools, sports, arts and disability groups. “I’ll use my legal and community skills for sustainable businesses and the environment.”
- Graeme Easte: Graeme is a well-known personality in Mount Albert as a former City Councillor and long-serving Local Board member. “I’m particularly interested in good transport options and will continue working to make our streets safer for everyone.”
- Margi Watson: A current member of the Local Board, Margi has led its Parks, Leases and SH20 work for the last 3 years. She has a strong record in governance including as Chair of the Waterview School Board and Deputy Chair of Northern Health Schools. Margi has a background as a nurse and as a strong community advocate.
- Christina Robertson: A researcher, environmentalist and lifelong Sandringham resident, Christina is passionate about liveability, sustainable transport and community connections. “I want to enhance the unique character of Albert-Eden’s town centres, making them even better places to live.”
Bernadette Power: Practising law in Greenlane and resident in Mt Eden, Bernadette is a transport specialist – from massive rail projects to walking school buses. “My focus is to deliver safe, effective transport options for local families.”
- Linda Cassells : A long-term Epsom resident, Linda is a former publishing executive now running her own business. She has served on several advisory bodies in the arts and business. “My top priority is building a strong, vibrant community.”
- Yeshe Dawa : Yeshe is an award-winning small business owner in Mt Eden, supporting community events that further the discussion around well-being, sustainability, and the environment. She has a background in communications in the creative sector and is passionate about collaboration. She has lived in the Albert-Eden area as a long-term renter for the last eight years.
- Peter Haynes : A former economist and lecturer, Peter chairs the Albert-Eden Local Board, achieving significantly improved parks, amenities and safer roads – while providing a strong voice within Council. “I’m proud to achieve more last year with a lower budget than in 2011.”