The Our Waiheke team are all residents and ratepayers of Waiheke. They all share a concern that the “Super City” is not working for Waiheke and are volunteering their time and effort to explore alternatives governance arrangements.
As a member of the Waiheke Local Board John has close exposure to the way Auckland Council is functioning. His ability to judge their effectiveness comes from 30 years experience in senior management and governance in a wide variety of institutions. John retired to Waiheke in 2011. Johns CV
David Saul has worked in science for the last thirty years and is the CSO of a biotech company. He is a twenty-year resident of Waiheke and during that time has seen a lot of changes – most for the better but he now feels it is time to let the people of the community take the reins again. “Our island couldn’t be more different than Auckland and that needs a different style of local government.”
I am currently at Auckland University doing my Masters in Science where I research language and brain asymmetry using functional magnetic resonance imaging. I also have a landscaping company on Waiheke and my spare time usually involves boating, diving and fishing around the Gulf.