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…Details
Dear Our Waiheke supporters. We have been contacted by the Local Government Commission and been told to expect Commissioners to come to Waiheke to consult the community on our application to secede. they expect to start around the middle of September [but don’t be surprised if it later]. The Commissioners expect to hold public…Details
The essence of the case for a Unitary Council for Waiheke The essential assertion of the ‘Our Waiheke’ case is that it is highly likely that Waiheke Island would be better governed separately than under the current arrangements. The Waiheke Island community has a different focus and very different aspirations to those of greater Auckland…Details
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…Details
18 March 2016 John Meeuwsen Tena koe, Thank you for your letter of 7 December 2015, submitting a reorganisation application on behalf of Our Waiheke seeking the establishment of a unitary authority for Waiheke Island and its immediate surrounds. Further to your phone conversation with Rewi Henderson, Lead Advisor, Reorganisation, on 10…Details
It’s official! Our Waiheke has lodged an application with the Local Government Commission to form a Waiheke Unitary Council. The application is available below. What happens now? This is just the start of the process and now the LGC will look at the application and check that it has all the required sections, is not…Details
Auckland Council is not yet ‘fit for purpose’ and in some areas appears out of control, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce in a submission on a new 10-year budget. “In a real sense Auckland is at a crossroads,” chamber of commerce chief executive Michael Barnett said. “One road has us continuing to jolt along a…Details
John Meeuwsen speaking on National Radio regarding Our Waiheke getting 1,700 petitions and forging ahead with an application to the LGC.