Author:Auckland Council Seniors Advisory Panel
Source:Auckland Council Seniors Advisory Panel
Topics:Democracy and governance
Ko au, Ko au, Ka Awatea. Light dawns, it is a new day.
Our priorities this term were firstly to persuade the Governing Body to reconsider joining the World Health Organisations’ Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. It was frustrating to have fallen at the last hurdle three years ago. The climate appeared more favourable and Central Government had already joined, which should assist others to follow. So work recommenced building on the previous efforts of the inaugural panel and community groups such as Grey Power and Age Concern.
The Seniors Advisory Panel offers advice based on their experiences living as seniors in Auckland. The panel provides strategic advice to Auckland Council and helps improve outcomes for seniors across the region. Our role is to:
- identify the issues that are important to older people in Auckland
- provide feedback and advice on the council’s regional strategies, policies and plans, and any matter of particular interest or concern to older people.
Seniors Advisory Panel members for the 2016 - 2019 term are:
- Janet Clews, CNZM, QSO, JP (Chairman)
- David Wong Hop, MNZM, JP (Deputy Chairman)
- Dr Judy Blakey, MNZM
- Roger Fowler, QSM
- Joan Lardner-Rivlin, MNZM, QSM
- Sonny Niha
- Mihi Te Huia
- Mere Tunks, QSM