We live in a great city!
Wellington is now widely recognized as one of the best cities in the world. I’ve played a key role in leading Wellington’s stunning transformation over the last 20 years. We are now a world centre of creativity, arts, culture, IT, and film, with excellent professional, service and educational sectors. We always top New Zealand’s quality of life surveys and have easily the best central city. It’s vibrant, easy to get around and there’s always something happening. We lead the country in environmental restoration, in resilience preparation, and in social housing provision. Far more of us walk, cycle or use public transport than in any other city – and that proportion is consistently growing. We need to progress, and in doing so also protect those things we value most, our hills, harbour, waterfront, the special character that make Wellington unique, and being able to live in an international cosmopolitan city without spending hours in traffic. To do all this we need coherent planning, foresight and leadership. Wellington is an amazing city. We have come a long long way, but our future is even brighter. Come on Wellington ! Get in Touch and Together - Let’s Do This !
I need your help
If you can spare a few hours to deliver brochures, put up a billboard, write supportive letters or blogs, help organize other people, put a bumper sticker on your vehicle(s), or just get family and friends to vote for me, I would be most grateful.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call me on 021 227 8537.
Leadership to make our great city even better
Andy is a highly experienced and effective City Councillor. (please see ‘achievements’ on this site) He has had a diverse career including in finance, company directorship, teaching, conservation and economic research.
Since 1995 Andy has chaired a range of major Council committees, generally the ones with the largest and toughest workloads, covering variously Infrastructure, the Natural Environment, Recreation, and Strategy and Planning. He now chairs the Council’s Transport and Urban Development committee. He has also served on the boards of several Council companies and trusts.
Andy does a range of voluntary work. He was a founding trustee of Karori Sanctuary Trust (Zealandia) and is now a Guardian and a regular volunteer guide. He is the President of the New Zealand Traffic Institute (TRAFINZ). He also chairs the Karori Park Sports Club, and the Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust, and helps out with Cubs.
Andy is a keen mountain runner and football player, now playing for Island Bay. He has been a long time member of the Executive of Waterside Karori and is a vice president of WKAFC. He is a long time member of Karori Baptist Church and of Tararua Tramping Club, and plays tennis, mountain bikes, tramps, kayaks and skis. He is a passionate Phoenix and Saints supporter.
Andy has lived in Karori for over 40 years, before that living in Ngaio and Khandallah. He is 54, married to Ann with children Brendon and Ella.