Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


New role to focus on public access and community connections

New role to focus on public access and community connections in Auckland’s north - Walking Access Commission & Auckland Council media release

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission and Auckland Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Charles to a new role leading the creation of public access in the fast-growing Rodney area in North Auckland.

The Programme Manager role will work alongside iwi, the Rodney Local Board, Matakana Coast Trail Trust, Department of Conservation (DOC) and community groups to secure quality public access for walking, cycling and horse riding. These paths will connect the communities between Pūhoi and Pākiri in Auckland’s north to each other, and to current and future community destinations.

"Over the coming years, thousands of people will move into this area, and it’s important that we secure access now so these growing communities will thrive," said Ric Cullinane, Chief Executive of the Walking Access Commission.

"This is a unique opportunity to work alongside private landholders to allow current and future residents to walk or cycle to the places they work, study and play," said Mr Cullinane.

Auckland Council’s Lisa Tocker, General Manager Service Strategy and Integration, has welcomed the partnership with the government agency.

"This role reflects a new way of working in partnership with the Walking Access Commission and communities to realise local aspirations. The Pūhoi to Pākiri trails project is a key initiative for demonstrating a different model of realising local initiatives and focusing on a locally responsive and locally-led approach."

The new Programme Manager role is currently planned for three years. Mr Charles comes to the role after six years establishing and managing community and inter-government partnerships across DOC, including with the Department of Corrections. Prior to this, Chris held a project management role at the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Switzerland promoting sustainable transport options.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit & Huawei Clusterfudges

Come December 2019, the West’s social democracies could be gone through quite a few changes at the top.

British PM Theresa May might not even make it through to the New Year. In a year’s time Angela Merkel’s shaky coalition will have probably collapsed, and another German election will have been fought by the newly chosen leader of Merkel’s party... More>>


Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

Science Advisors: Stopping Family Violence – The Evidence

A new report “Every 4 minutes: A discussion paper on preventing family violence in New Zealand” by Justice sector Chief Science Advisor, Dr Ian Lambie, discusses the evidence and asks us, as a community, to get involved. More>>


Misuse Of Drugs Act: Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Passes

“Ultimately, this legislation will greatly increase availability of quality medicinal cannabis products, and will allow for their domestic manufacture. It will help people ease their suffering by making a wider range of quality medicinal cannabis products available over time." More>>


Conflicts, Inadequacies: IPCA Finds Police Investigation Flawed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police investigation into inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student in Gisborne in 2014 was deficient in several respects. More>>


PM's Press Conference Multimedia: Grace Millane, ACC Levy Hold, Absent Execs

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began her Monday post-cabinet press conference with an emotional comment on the murder of English backpacker Grace Millane. More>>


Child Poverty Monitor: Food Poverty Due To Inadequate Income, Housing Cost

The latest Child Poverty Monitor released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner reveals alarming facts about children suffering the impacts of family income inadequacy, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More>>





InfoPages News Channels