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.

Shore Action on the Kaipātiki Local Board

The Shore Action team has led the Kaipātiki Local Board for the last 6 years and has made huge progress for our area. Find out more!

Kauri Dieback in Kaipātiki

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

Featured Videos

News clips and council presentations.

Latest News

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

Random Art Exhibition

A fantastic show of Beach Haven artistic talent at the ‘Random’ – Art Exhibition and Sale today! I visited today […]

Birkenhead United Building Plans

Check out the 3D artist’s impression of the extension to the Birkenhead United Association Football Club building at Shepherds Park, […]

Parking charges at the Zoo, MOTAT, Western Springs 🙁

Did you know that the Auckland Unlimited is introducing carpark charges of up to $8 for the carparks that service […]

Sunnybrae Road T2

Work continues on Sunnybrae Road to install the T2 transit lane, move bus stops, change carparks, and other changes that […]

Birkenhead Library Maintenance

You may have seen the scaffolding at Birkenhead Library. This is in place so that the vertical louvres and soffits […]

Windy Ridge Reserve Playground

The new playground at Windy Ridge Reserve is beginning to take shape! The playground includes a treehouse adventure course; pergola […]

Beach Haven Coastal Connection Update

The extension of the concrete path to the lookout area is now open :)️ This is part of the Stage […]

Special Character Areas for the chop – public meeting tonight

A great article in the NZ Herald today from Clr John Watson on the proposal from Government and Auckland Council […]

New raised crossing – Rangatira Road

The new raised crossing on Rangatira Road outside Kauri Park School is now completed 🙂The crossing responds to requests from […]

Shame on Auckland Council for selling this piece of green space in Takapuna

Shame on Auckland Council for selling this piece of green space in Takapuna. On Thursday, a majority of councillors, Mayor […]

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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