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Mayor Goff backs down on election promise

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 3:54 pm | Dick Quax

Mayor Goff backs down on election promise Just one month into the new Phil Goff mayoralty and already he will be disappointing his followers with what appears to be a back down on his strong position on the hustings that he would force the Ports of Auckland ... More >>

Len Brown urged to Stay in Auckland

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 2:38 pm | Dick Quax

Two senior Auckland councillors are urging Mayor Len Brown to reconsider his plans to attend a climate change conference in Paris. More >>

Council well short on housing numbers

Monday, 12 October 2015, 12:25 pm | Dick Quax

Councillor Dick Quax says that he now feels fully justified in asking council officials to peer review housing capacity numbers presented to councillors following a revision of the density rules. More >>

Howick Ward Councillors Welcome Overseas Investment

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 3:23 pm | Dick Quax

Howick Ward councillors Dick Quax and Sharon Stewart welcome the vision of Singapore based Global Yellow Pages (GYP) to invest in the upgrade of the Pakuranga Plaza. More >>

Growing evidence damns Brown’s arguments for trains

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:53 pm | Dick Quax

Auckland travel patterns challenge the need to fund Mayor Len Brown’s election promises, according to an Auckland councillor. Dick Quax said research commissioned by the Ministry of Transport demonstrated what Aucklanders have known all along. More >>

Case for the City Rail Link weakens

Friday, 1 August 2014, 2:44 pm | Dick Quax

Auckland Transport’s acknowledgment that Auckland does not need a new train station at Newton or additional electric trains significantly weakens Mayor Len Brown’s case for beginning construction of the City Rail Link in 2016, according to Auckland ... More >>

Auckland Council needs to stop racist nonsense

Sunday, 4 May 2014, 10:38 am | Dick Quax

Auckland Council needs to stop racist nonsense Councillor Dick Quax commented that the Auckland Council survey that asked residents to rate their feelings towards Asians does not come as a great surprise to him. More >>

Council staff unable to promise improved consents process

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 6:27 pm | Dick Quax

Council staff unable to promise improved consents process despite cultural facilitators Auckland Council staff have been unable to give assurances to council members that consenting processes will improve despite council hiring extra people to facilitate ... More >>

Len Brown Must Pay for EY Report

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 2:08 pm | Dick Quax

Councillor Dick Quax has written to Auckland Council Chief Executive, Doug McKay urging him to bill Len Brown for the costs incurred by council for the Ernst and Young Report which looked into Mr Brown’s use of council resources while he was ... More >>

Census Confirms Ak’s Population Growth Less Than Planned For

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 10:07 am | Dick Quax

Statistics New Zealand confirmed that New Zealand’s population growth has slowed over the last 6 years and according to Auckland Councillor Dick Quax this has huge implications for the planned growth and the Auckland Unitary Plan now out for submission. More >>

Mayoral Race too close to Call

Saturday, 5 October 2013, 11:52 am | Dick Quax

An exit poll of those who have already voted in the Auckland mayoralty race has revealed a surprising trend – right wing challenger John Palino is just 4 per cent behind incumbent Len Brown. More >>

Who will you vote for?

Monday, 23 September 2013, 9:37 am | Dick Quax

Not having to run an election campaign has been somewhat of a luxury for me and a good opportunity to evaluate candidates running for Local Boards, Council and the mayoralty. More >>

Crs Quax and Stewart Re-elected unopposed

Saturday, 17 August 2013, 12:46 pm | Dick Quax

Dick Quax has welcomed the news that he and his Howick Ward Auckland Council colleague, Sharon Stewart have been re-elected to the Auckland Council unopposed. More >>

Howick Councillor Welcomes East West Link Announcement

Friday, 28 June 2013, 5:36 pm | Dick Quax

Howick Ward Councillor, Dick Quax has described the government’s pronouncement that it wants to speed up the combined Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative and East-West Link project as a great boost for Auckland’s south eastern region. More >>

Widespread Intensification Puts Lives at Risk

Monday, 24 June 2013, 9:26 am | Dick Quax

Inadequate consultation with one of the Auckland Council’s council controlled organisations has highlighted more inadequacies in the draft Unitary Plan, the rulebook that will direct Auckland future development. More >>

Mayor’s Claim of Support for Compact City Questioned

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 4:02 pm | Dick Quax

Mayor Len Brown’s claim that the overarching view is that Aucklanders support his compact city is highly questionable according to Councillor Dick Quax. More >>

Council Official’s Comments put Engagement Process at Risk

Monday, 3 June 2013, 4:07 pm | Dick Quax

Media Release Councillor Dick Quax Sunday, 2 June 2013 Council Official’s Comments put Engagement Process at Risk More >>

Council Official’s Comments put Engagement Process at Risk

Monday, 3 June 2013, 10:33 am | Dick Quax

Auckland Councillor Dick Quax says that the degree of political commentary by a senior Auckland Council official while the draft Unitary Plan was out for public feedback was disappointing and is an indication that thousands of submissions are likely to ... More >>

Council Seeks Evidence to Support Urban Intensification

Friday, 24 May 2013, 12:13 am | Dick Quax

Councillor Dick Quax describes as unbelievable that the Auckland Council is finally seeking empirical evidence that the compact city being prompted by Mayor Len Brown is better model in terms of providing cost efficient infrastructure than the alternative ... More >>

Kiwi Lifestyle under Attack

Saturday, 18 May 2013, 5:04 pm | Dick Quax

Right now the Auckland Council is seeking feedback on the Unitary Plan. The Unitary Plan will be Auckland’s planning “rulebook”, setting out where and how the region grows in the future. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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