Dan Ballard

Lets show them

Having governance that is fiscally sensible, accountable, efficient, and responsive to the unique needs of Waiheke is what all Waihekeans want, right? Waiheke is not a suburb of Auckland, it is separate and distinct from Auckland; it is the island that Aucklanders come to when they want to “get away from” Auckland. For too long…

LGC Media Release 6th September

6 September 2016 The Local Government Commission will be in Rodney and Waiheke Island from September 20 to September 29 to hear from the public about local government services in Auckland. The engagement programme, comprising a series of public meetings and drop-in centre opportunities, as well as an online survey, is happening because the Commission…

John Meeuwsen’s open letter to the Local Government Commission

Below is John Meeuwsen’s open letter to the Local Government Commission The decision by Commissioners to treat the Our Waiheke’s application as an ‘alternative’ application for the affected area determined for the North Rodney reorganisation application process’ is potentiaĺly very disadvantageous to both North Rodney’s and Waiheke’s applications. It also begs legal questions which may…