Celebrating Pride Festival at ANZ Ponsonby

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I helped celebrate Auckland Pride, with Louisa Wall, by speaking at the unveiling of ANZ Ponsonby’s GAYTM and the colourful wrap of their branch to celebrate the Festival.

20120206 Nines

Auckland NRL Nines

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Earlier in February I spent time at the NRL Auckland Nines – it was a fantastic event for the city and league fans.  Congratulations to NZ Warriors for playing so…

20160204 Pride

Launch of Auckland Pride

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There were lots of great people supporting the LGBTI community at the launch of the Auckland Pride Festival, including Louise Wall and David Seymour. Thanks to Westpac NZ for hosting the…


Visiting the CRL team

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I recently met with the CRL project team and had a virtual look at the new Aotea Station.  We also talked through the potential thinking around stages of the project.  It…

20160131 Seeport

SeePort 2016

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I recently opened SeePort 2016 with the Ports of Auckland. This event is about the ensuring the Port is more accessible, and that more Aucklanders have the opportunity to see…

20160129 Manaiakalni Trust

Summer Coding Camp

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I spent time at the summer coding camp run by the Manaiakalani Trust.  N4L, the Innovation partnership and Game Lab are all helping out. It was great to chat to…

20160129 CRL

Fast-tracking of the CRL

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I was with the PM, and Hon Steven Joyce, at the announcement that the CRL will be fast-tracked for Auckland. While this project is about better rail connections, with Auckland…

20160125 Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year

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I had a fun and colourful morning celebrating the Chinese New Year, and I was also able to meet the new Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China, Xu Erwen.