Waitematā Local Board

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Waitematā Local Board
Local board of Auckland Council
Auckland central business district - the major centre of the Waitemata Local Board
Auckland central business district - the major centre of the Waitemata Local Board
Waitematā in Auckland
Waitematā in Auckland
Country New Zealand
Region Auckland
Territorial authority Auckland
Ward Waitemata and Gulf
Legislated 2010
Government
 • Board chair Pippa Coom (City Vision)
Area
 • Total 19.38 km2 (7.48 sq mi)
Population (June 2017)[1]
 • Total 108,500
 • Density 5,600/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Local Board Members[2]
Structure
6 / 7
1 / 7
Elections
Last election
2016
Next election
2019

The Waitematā Local Board is one of the 21 local boards of the Auckland Council, and is one of the three boards overseen by the council's Waitemata and Gulf ward councillor.

The Waitematā board, named after the Waitematā Harbour which forms its northern boundary, covers the Auckland central business district, and the suburbs of Arch Hill, Eden Terrace, Freemans Bay, Grafton, Grey Lynn, Herne Bay, Mechanics Bay, Newmarket, Newton, Parnell, Ponsonby, Saint Marys Bay, Western Springs, and Westmere.[3] The total population residing in the Waitemata Local Board area, in the 2013 New Zealand Census, was 77,136.[4]

The board is governed by seven board members elected at-large.

2016-19 term[edit]

The current board members, originally elected in the 2016 local body elections, in election order:[5]

Pippa Coom, City Vision (8,514 votes)
Rob Thomas, Independent, (8114 votes)
Shale Chambers, City Vision, (7156 votes)
Adriana Christie, City Vision, (6904 votes)
Richard Northey, City Vision, (6338 votes)
Vernon Tava, City Vision, (5740 votes)
Denise Roche, City Vision, (elected in by-election)n1

n1Mark Davey, Auckland Future, (5959 votes), was an original board member but resigned effective 16 October 2017. Denise Roche was elected in a by-election held on 17 February 2018 to fill the vacancy.[6]

2013-16 term[edit]

The members elected in the 2013 local body elections, in election order:[7]

Pippa Coom, City Vision (8,228 votes)
Rob Thomas, Independent (7,419 votes)
Shale Chambers, City Vision (6,986 votes)
Grey Moyle, Team Waitemata (6,596 votes)
Christopher Dempsey, City Vision (6,329 votes)
Deborah Yates, City Vision, (5951 votes)
Vernon Tava, City Vision (5,757 votes)

2010-13 term[edit]

The first board members, elected in the 2010 local body elections, in election order:

Shale Chambers, City Vision (7,772 votes)
Pippa Coom, City Vision (7,658 votes)
Jesse Chalmers, City Vision (7,603 votes)
Rob Thomas, Independent (6,516 votes)
Greg Moyle, Citizens & Ratepayers (6,295 votes)
Tricia Reade, City Vision (5,773 votes)
Christopher Dempsey, City Vision (5,666 votes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.  For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Election results 2016". Aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Waitemata local board map" (PDF). Aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Subnational population estimates at 30 June 2009: local government areas". Stats.govt.nz. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Election results – 2016". Auckland Council. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "New Auckland Council representatives elected". The New Zealand Herald. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018. 
  7. ^ "Final result" (PDF). Auckland Council. Retrieved 1 April 2017.