Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Puketapapa Local Board inauguration

Michael and I were sworn in as Local Board Members on Wednesday November 3rd at the Fickling Centre, in front of a crowd of around one hundred locals.  Many thanks to our families, friends and supporters who came along to celebrate with us.

Richard Barter (previous Chair of the Mt Roskill Community Board, C&R) was elected chair unanimously, and there was an election for Deputy Chair, between Nigel Turnbull of Citizens and Ratepayers and Michael.  Nigel was successful with four votes to our two, after speeches from both candidates.

There was also some controversy at the end of the meeting, around the removal from the agenda of an item to call at Extraordinary Meeting of the Board on November 9th to discuss Monte Cecilia School.  Michael and I moved and seconded a motion to hold the meeting as previously agreed but it was voted down four votes to two.  The discussion will now take place at the next Business Meeting on December 16th. 

Here are some pics of the event, many thanks to Arna for taking them.  Oh dear, can't currently upload the shots to the website, so here's a link to them on Facebook instead.

You can also read thecoverage of the inauguration meeting in the Herald and Central Leader (in print edition today,will put up here once online).