Dear Mr Collins, Thank you for your email to the Mayor. Mayor Brown has asked for an investigation into this matter and for a report to be provided. We will respond once this report has been received and considered. Thank you again for your email.
So I have just received and read the report that Councillors were meant to get on the Hillary Trail event at their Parks Recreation and Heritage Forum Meeting last week. They didn't get to see it because it was declined a few days before the meeting by a couple of councillors on their own. I'm [...]
A bunch of supporters emailed the councillors asking them questions like: "Why is the proposed Hillary Trail event not on the agenda for discussion at the Parks, Recreation and Heritage Forum meeting you are attending tomorrow? This is despite the Auckland Council Staff recommending the event should go ahead in a report that was due [...]
There is a 60 minutes article on TV this Sunday on Kauri Dieback in the Waitakere Ranges. Check out the blog post by the reporter as a taster and it'll be interesting to see the full story on TV. I feature a little bit in it explaining the event and how we work with council [...]
I have just received word from the Council that my application has been declined! Very disappointing given all indications were that it would be approved. The recommendation from the parks rangers was that the event proceed. The application was delayed while the biosecurity team prepared a special report on the risks the event placed on [...]