Eskdale Reserve Network
Eskdale Reserve Network
View a map of the recently upgraded tracks through this network of 9 reserves!
Sign the Chip Seal Petition
Sign the Chip Seal Petition
Tell Auckland Transport to stop downgrading our roads!
New Playgrounds!
New Playgrounds!
We're upgrading playgrounds around Kaipātiki, including this toddler playground at Jean Sampson Reserve!
Bush Track Closures
Bush Track Closures
Some Kaipātiki tracks are temporarily closed to help prevent kauri dieback disease.

Welcome to JohnGillon.co.nz

As an elected member of the Kaipātiki Local Board, I'm working hard to ensure that your views are heard, local projects are progressed, council is held to account, and that you are kept informed of Kaipātiki issues, projects and events.

Last term, together with my fellow Shore Action team members, we increased the Local Board's environmental budget, began a programme of installing shadesails over playgrounds, upgraded a number of playgrounds and bush tracks, saved Frank Larking's playboat, pre-emptively closed tracks to protect our bush from kauri dieback disease, brought back Movies in Parks screenings, saved the Highbury Norfolk Pine, fought against parkland sales, secured funding to replace the Birkenhead War Memorial Park grandstand, opened workshops to the public, ended ratepayer-funded meals, requested Auckland Transport create a clearway on Onewa Road, pushed back on the governing body's encroachment into local board matters, and much more.


Note: Views on this page are my own, and not necessarily the view of the Kaipātiki Local Board, Auckland Council or Shore Action.

Vote Shore Action for Kaipātiki Local Board!

The Shore Action team has led the Kaipātiki Local Board for the last 3 years and have made huge progress for our area. This election we are standing a strong team of 6 candidates prepared to take action to deliver for our local communities.

Kauri Dieback in Kaipātiki

The disease has been confirmed at Kauri Park and Muriel Fisher Reserve

Latest News

Keep up to date with Kaipātiki issues, projects and events:

Crossing Proposal: Lake Road, Northcote

Consultation closes this Friday on a proposed signalised, raised pedestrian crossing on Lake Road, outside Northcote Intermediate School. Have your […]

Tuff Crater Reserve track stage 1A open

The first part of the Tuff Crater Reserve track upgrade is now open and looking fantastic!This is section 1A, which […]

Birkdale Xmas lights 🎄🌟✨

A big shout out to Stott Ave and Seon Place for the awesome Christmas light displays! 🎄🌟✨ Lots of homes […]

Shadesails at Onepoto Domain!

The shadesails are now completed at Onepoto Domain!These are part of the Kaipātiki Local Board’s shade programme to protect children […]

Beach Haven Recreational Wharf Now Open!

It’s finally open! The brand new Beach Haven Recreational Wharf was signed off and opened to the public earlier this […]

Kaipātiki Local Board calls on AT to act on Onewa Rd camera poles

The Kaipātiki Local Board has unanimously called on Auckland Transport to remove, relocate or replace the Onewa Road transit lane […]

Three Waters Consultation

Auckland Council are giving you the opportunity to have your say on the Government’s controversial “3 Waters” proposal that strips […]

Kaipatiki Park Sandcarpet

Tractors at work converting sportsfield 3 at Kaipatiki Park from a dirt field to a sandcarpet field.

Shade sails for Normanton Reserve and Rotary Grove playgrounds!

The playground at Normanton Reserve, Glenfield, will be closed next week for the installation of shade sail poles. The sails […]

Road maintenance: Merton Avenue and Orton Street

Merton Avenue and Orton Street, Glenfield. Road maintenance work will be undertaken from 7am-6pm this Wednesday and Thursday, so be […]

Chip Seal: Lancaster Road and Melba Road, Beach Haven

Lancaster Road and Melba Road, Beach Haven. Road dig-out work will be undertaken from 7am-6pm this Thursday and Friday, so […]

Pest Free Kaipatiki acquires Glenfield Bowling Club building

Congratulations to Pest Free Kaipātiki who today made it through the final hoop to acquire the former Glenfield Bowling Club […]

Bus Stop Proposal: Hinemoa Street

Auckland Transport are proposing to make changes to the bus stops around 75 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead. The proposal includes: New […]

Magic Talk: Onewa Rd Camera Poles

This morning I joined Magic Talk host (and local resident) Leah Panapa to discuss the placement of the T3 camera […]

Four totara poisoned in Birkenhead

Outrageous! 😡More public trees poisoned in Birkenhead. These 4 totara at Hinemoa Park (off Bridge View Road) are estimated to […]

Birkenhead Alcohol Ban now 24/7

The Kaipātiki Local Board has approved an extension of the liquor ban at the Birkenhead Town Centre to 24-hours, 7 […]

Alarm at placing of T3-lane cameras on Auckland’s Onewa Rd

Speaking to the Herald today, John Gillon said locals would be “throwing their hands up in horror” at the placement […]

Paragon Ave/Beach Haven Rd Lines Funded

After a petition from residents and many complaints about safety concerns at the Paragon Ave/Beach Haven Rd intersection, last year […]

Windy Ridge Playground Approved

The Kaipātiki Local Board has approved the design of the long-awaited Windy Ridge Reserve playground!Physical works are expected to begin […]

New Onepoto Domain Pond Path Underway

Great to see that the new pathway is well under way at Onepoto Domain.The new path will provide a safer […]

New Playboat at Opaketai Beach Haven Gardens

Well done Beach Haven Placemaking Group! A new playboat has been sourced and installed at Opaketai Beach Haven Gardens at […]

Consultation on the new Freedom Camping Bylaw is now open

Consultation on the new Freedom Camping Bylaw is now open.Feedback closes on Sunday 5 December.Have your say here: https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/freedom-camping-bylaw The […]

Bayview Community Centre AGM

Congratulations to the Bayview Community Centre on their “virtual” AGM this evening, and welcome to the incoming governance board!It’s now […]

Sportsfield Upgrades

Depending on how the weather goes, work will be progressing soon on: Upgrading sportsfield 3 at Kaipatiki Park from a […]

Kaipātiki Local Board Area

The Kaipātiki area is the western North Shore of Auckland - south of Sunset Road and west of the motorway. It includes the suburbs of Bayview, Beach Haven, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Birkenhead Point, Chatswood, Glenfield, Hillcrest, Northcote, Northcote Point, Sunnybrae, Totara Vale, Wairau Valley and Windy Ridge.

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