In the lead up to the 2016 Auckland Mayoral Elections, Aktive hosted an Auckland Mayoral Candidate debate at partner AUT's North Campus, on the issues that surround Sport & Recreation in the region. Attendance from Phil Goff, Vic Crone, John Palino, Chloe Swarbrick, David Hay and Mark Thomas, allowed the leading contenders for the top job in front of sports leaders to answer questions posed by moderator Tim Murphy, former Editor-in-Chief of the NZ Herald. The debate opened the eyes of the next Mayor to topics other than the Unitary Plan and housing affordability, and will open the door for the sport and recreation conversations that will follow as they step into office.
The debate was supported by an infographic flyer distributed prior to the debate entitled 'SPORT MATTERS'. Sent not only to Mayoral candidates but also to all those that stood for election for Ward Councillor, Local Board and District Health Boards - to demonstrate the benefits of an active lifestyle, to the community, and to all Aucklanders, in social connectedness, health and wellbeing, education, and economic activity. Click the image below to veiw the flyer.
Why Auckland Council counts?
Auckland Council is the most significant contributor to our sector through investment in facilities and land on which leases are granted. The current Long-Term Plan (LTP) budgets for $800m of capital investment between 2015 and 2025. Numbers like these are the reason the sector has to have an influence on all the politicians who will vote on the next Long Term Plan.
Advocacy and Leadership
Aktive leads and informs the sector on opportunitites to influence our political leaders, at national and regional level with partners OneVoice and the Auckland Sports Coalition, and through the work of Local RSTs with Local Boards. For more information on the advocacy and leadership that Aktive provides to the sector please contact Sector Development/Space & Places Manager David Parker.
Phone: 022 645 0852