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Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board appoints new chair

29 November 2012

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board appoints new chair

Simon Randall is the new chair of Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board after a unanimous vote by the board saw him elected at their 27 November business meeting.

Inaugural chair Leila Boyle will remain a member of the board.

Mr Randall acknowledged the exemplary work of Ms Boyle as the board’s first chair. He says becoming board chair means a lot to him.

“The community has high expectations of its elected members and I will work hard to live up to these,” he says.

Key priorities for his term include working with the board to ensure smooth delivery of the Onehunga Foreshore Restoration Project as well as the Glen Innes music and arts centre for young people.

He also sees improved engagement with the wider community as a high priority.

“There are many things happening in our area that will affect the lives of our communities, including the Tamaki Transformation Project and Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan.

“We need to ensure the community is both well engaged and informed. I want to see more people actively involved in what the local board is doing so they can be a part of our work,” he says.

Mr Randall grew up in Onehunga and is the fifth generation of his family to live in the area. The former high school science teacher was first elected to the Maungakiekie Community Board in 2007 before joining the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board in November 2010.

At thirty years old, Mr Randall is the youngest of Auckland’s 21 local board chairs and is chair of the board’s strategy, finance, planning and transport committee.

ENDS

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