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90 day plan to halve homelessness in Auckland’s Inner City

Monday, 22 August 2016, 11:54 am | Rob Thomas

Homelessness has reached an all-time high in Auckland’s Inner City with the Auckland City Mission reporting that 147 people are sleeping rough within a 3km radius of the Sky Tower. The problems have increased in recent years with the closing of the ... More >>

Phil Goff's tree planting plagiarism falls short

Monday, 22 August 2016, 11:46 am | Rob Thomas

It took just over a month of campaigning for Waitemata & Gulf Ward Candidate Rob Thomas's tree planting strategy to attract a few envious stares, with mayoral candidate Phil Goff plagiarising the policy for his own campaign. More >>

Council Candidate calls for visitor surcharge for Waiheke

Monday, 22 August 2016, 11:33 am | Rob Thomas

Witha near 700,000 tourists travelling to Waiheke each year the island is suffering from poor self-governance and infrastructure to manage a tidal wave of change. With just $100,000 available each year the Waiheke Local Board it’s unlikely to be able ... More >>

Resident Parking Zone to be rolled out in Freemans Bay

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 3:49 pm | Rob Thomas

Parking in the central suburbs has become a serious issue, with locals and commuters jostling for precious parking spaces. The latest research from Auckland Transport shows there are more free carparks in Freemans Bay than the Civic Carpark in Aotea ... More >>

Council Candidate gets Physical with Mobile Gym Tour

Friday, 4 October 2013, 11:56 am | Rob Thomas

Auckland Council candidate Rob Thomas is encouraging New Zealanders to get active, and get involved with the cityfitness Mobile Gym Tour. With a family history of heart disease, he personally stresses the importance of staying active and healthy. More >>

Parking Revenue Return to Local Business Districts

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 12:44 pm | Rob Thomas

The UPTOWN Business Association has voted in favour of investigating a new funding mechanism to upgrade Auckland’s Metropolitan and Town Centers. The proposal looks at a portion of all funds collected from on-street pay and display machines be returned ... More >>

Rob Thomas will kick commuters out of residential streets

Monday, 9 September 2013, 1:42 pm | Rob Thomas

Parking in the central suburbs has become a serious issue, with locals and commuters jostling for precious parking spaces. Waitemata and Gulf Council Candidate Rob Thomas says “As the next Councillor for the Waitemata and Gulf Ward I will kick out commuters ... More >>

Talking billboard gives Rob Thomas the innovative edge

Monday, 9 September 2013, 11:20 am | Rob Thomas

An Auckland Council candidate embracing new technology, has launched talking billboards around Auckland city. Rob Thomas’s campaign is designed to change the way we engage with local government in new and innovative ways. More >>

Dog-friendly policy on Auckland’s Public Transport

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 10:47 am | Rob Thomas

Auckland Council candidate Rob Thomas welcomes the discussion to allow for dog friendly public transport on Auckland’s train and bus services. More >>

Rob Thomas to Contend as Council Rep for Waitemata & Gulf

Monday, 2 September 2013, 11:43 am | Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas today announced his candidacy for the Waitemata & Gulf Ward. Thomas is currently a Local Board member for Waitemata, where he has contributed to numerous successful initiatives since he was elected in 2010. More >>

More Diversity Required on Auckland Council

Monday, 1 July 2013, 4:43 pm | Rob Thomas

Nominations for our Mayor, Councillor and Local Board Members open this month. If you are passionate about our community, if you want to bring about positive change, I would encourage you to visit the website and get nominated. More >>

Unitary planning rules to protect the Waitemata Harbour

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 9:07 am | Rob Thomas

The Auckland Council’s draft unitary plan raises serious concerns about the future impact of a growing city on the Waitemata Harbour. The city’s population is growing at a rate of 50 new residents a day, increasing demand for high density houses and ... More >>

Movies In Parks Are Back!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 11:07 am | Rob Thomas

The Waitemata Local Board has approved the continuation of Movies in Parks, despite the programme being axed by the Mayor and Councillors in this year’s council budget. More >>

Campaign Billboard with Bluetooth

Wednesday, 1 September 2010, 2:39 pm | Rob Thomas

To kick off the final month of his campaign, Auckland Council candidate Rob Thomas will be launching a new billboard on Ponsonby Road that talks back. More >>

Unique billboard unveiled

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 12:59 pm | Rob Thomas

Waitemata Gulf Auckland Council candidate Rob Thomas has put up his campaign hoardings, which features his signature look. Rather than the typical man in suit, Rob has taken a fresh new approach by wearing a high-visibility vest on a bicycle. More >>

A new candidate for the Waitemata Gulf Ward

Monday, 16 August 2010, 1:38 pm | Rob Thomas

Former Youth Council Chairperson Rob Thomas submitted his nomination today as Councillor for the Waitemata Gulf Ward. The Waitemata Gulf Ward stretches from Western Springs to Parnell and includes the Gulf Islands. More >>

Young designers wear Auckland on their sleeve

Tuesday, 7 July 2009, 10:02 am | Rob Thomas

6 July 2009   Young designers wear Auckland on their sleeve   Design students are being asked to put their mark on Auckland with the Auckland on a tee shirt competition running from 6 July – 7 August. More >>

Communities wake up to Super City

Saturday, 2 May 2009, 12:39 pm | Rob Thomas

It looks like the Super City is all go but concerns still exist about local decision making. More >>

Will a Super City provide effective representation

Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 2:44 pm | Rob Thomas

A greater Auckland Council would lean towardscentralised decisions and local boards need real weight to effectively represent our communities. Local Boards The Government’s announcement to establish 20-30 local boards across the Auckland region should provide ... More >>




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