Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

Maungakiekie Subdivision

The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board is one of 21 local boards in Auckland. The local board makes a plan for your area and decides on local issues, activities and facilities. It also oversees council services and facilities in your area, including libraries and parks. The local board is made up of seven members. Members are elected to represent different subdivisions within the local board area. Three members will be elected from your area. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board election.

Debbie Burrows

C&R - Communities and Residents

Debbie Burrows

C&R - Communities and Residents

Why I'm standing

I am currently in my second term as a local board member, over half as deputy chair and acting chair in 2017. As a team we have achieved a lot in the last six years but there is a lot of unfinished business due to Covid. I am committed to ensuring rate payer funds are managed fiducially and that all of our constituents have an opportunity to be heard.

My priorities
  1. Ensure Onehunga gets fully integrated accessible transport hub incorporating bus and train services.
  2. Address the inequity of three Maungakiekie Local Board elected members vs four from the Tāmaki subdivision.
  3. Hold Auckland Transport (AT) to account and return the direct Onehunga to Britomart train service.
About me

I see myself as the voice of the people who I am elected to represent and have never hesitated in standing up when the majority of our community has voiced concerns such as when our roads were cut off by blue boxes in the Low Traffic Neighbourhood trial. I offer an experienced strategic and enterprising perspective to the local board. I add value through smart leadership, common sense, solutions-focused and a collaborative approach.

Current role

Maungakiekie Tāmaki Local Board Member

Before politics

Business Owner, Senior Executive, CEO

Residence

Onehunga

Age

48

Connect via
Why I'm standing

I am currently in my second term as a local board member, over half as deputy chair and acting chair in 2017. As a team we have achieved a lot in the last six years but there is a lot of unfinished business due to Covid. I am committed to ensuring rate payer funds are managed fiducially and that all of our constituents have an opportunity to be heard.

My priorities
  1. Ensure Onehunga gets fully integrated accessible transport hub incorporating bus and train services.
  2. Address the inequity of three Maungakiekie Local Board elected members vs four from the Tāmaki subdivision.
  3. Hold Auckland Transport (AT) to account and return the direct Onehunga to Britomart train service.
About me

I see myself as the voice of the people who I am elected to represent and have never hesitated in standing up when the majority of our community has voiced concerns such as when our roads were cut off by blue boxes in the Low Traffic Neighbourhood trial. I offer an experienced strategic and enterprising perspective to the local board. I add value through smart leadership, common sense, solutions-focused and a collaborative approach.

Current role

Maungakiekie Tāmaki Local Board Member

Before politics

Business Owner, Senior Executive, CEO

Residence

Onehunga

Age

48

Connect via
Auckland Council - Find Candidates
Auckland Council - Find Candidates