New Playgrounds!
New Playgrounds!
New playgrounds around Kaipātiki!
Bush Track Closures
Bush Track Closures
Some Kaipātiki tracks are temporarily closed to help prevent kauri dieback disease.
Beach Haven Coastal Walkway
Beach Haven Coastal Walkway
The proposed Shepherds Park to Tui Park Connection!
Who you gonna call?
Who you gonna call?
Feel free to contact me about council projects or services 🙂

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.

This 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.

Still to come:

  • Progressing the Shepherds Park to Tui Park coastal walkway
  • A new fenced pre-school playground
  • Installation of bike repair stations
  • More shadesails, new playgrounds, and upgraded tracks

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

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.

Latest News

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

Beach Haven Coastal Connection Drop-in Session

Have your say on the Beach Haven Coastal Connection options!Come along to the drop-in session to learn more: 11am-1pm, Saturday […]

Congratulations to new Devonport-Takapuna Local Board!

Congratulations to the new Devonport-Takapuna Local Board members who were sworn in at their inaugural meeting this evening! Aidan Bennett, Jan O’Connor, George Wood, Toni van […]

Lysander Reserve Upgraded

Perfect weather to check out the new playground and shoot some hoops at Lysander Reserve in Beach Haven – now […]

Proposal: Birkenhead Loading Zones

Auckland Transport in conjunction with the Kaipatiki Local Board​ and the Birkenhead Village​ Town Centre Association are proposing to convert […]

Glenfield Walkway Signage

Popping up now around wider-Glenfield… 🙂 The Kaipatiki Local Board’s project to install signage at the entrances to street-to-street walkways […]

Proposed changes: Sunset Road/Target Road/Caribbean Drive roundabout

Auckland Transport are proposing changes to the Sunset Road/Target Road/Caribbean Drive roundabout, as well as other improvements on Sunset Road. […]

Le Roy’s Picnic Photo

Danielle Grant, Melanie Jane Kenrick and I were privileged to attend the unveiling of the Le Roy’s Picnic Photo at Birkenhead Library, […]

Manuka Reserve Playground Update

The new playground and basketball half-court continue to take shape at Manuka Reserve, Bayview 🙂Due for completion in Mid-December (weather permitting).I’m […]

New Northcote Rd Pedestrian Bridges

Auckland Transport have released an update on the construction of pedestrian bridges either side of the Northcote Road bridge over […]

New dog signs at Chelsea Bay Beach/Telephone Road Reserve, Birkenhead

I’m pleased to finally check this one off! These new signs have been installed at Chelsea Bay Beach/Telephone Road Reserve […]

Preliminary Results Now Available

The preliminary results are now in – thanks again everyone!These include all votes except Special Votes which will be included […]

Progress Election Results

Wow! A huge thankyou to everyone who has given me their support! I have been re-elected to the Kaipatiki Local Board and […]

Thankyou!

Thankyou so much for all of the support expressed for me and the Shore Action team this campaign!If you haven’t voted yet, […]

Last day to post your vote!

Last day to post your vote! Or drop off your vote to any library or council service centre by the […]

Sneak Peek at Hilder’s Park

Sneak peek at some of the new paths, stairs, furniture and lookout at Hilder’s Park & Larking’s Landing Reserve, Beach […]

Sunnyhaven Avenue, Beach Haven

Work to upgrade the footpath, kerb & channel will be underway from Monday 7 October until Saturday 26 October (depending […]

Kauri Dieback in Kaipātiki

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

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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