Author Archives: andrew

Taken into Account

Local board Candidate Herb Romaniuk used to be listed on the Citizens and Ratepayers website as a one of their candidates. The page has now been taken down but is still available in the google cache for www.candr.org.nz/gulf-cand.shtm In his profile there he says: “Right now there are a number of public issues confronting the […]

Citizens Wanted – or how would you like three votes?

Last week I wrote about how the island needed Heros to stand for the local board elections. The new Auckland Council website has now started up at http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz and this has a great chunk of information for potential candidates. This week I want to talk about Voting in those elections. Waiheke punches above its weight […]

You Are Invited to The Crash Course Video Presentation

You Are Invited What: The Crash Course Video Presentation When: July Sessions-5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August Sessions- 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Where: Artworks Foyer, 6:30pm Please RSVP to 372-2041 This series of films serves as a clear and straightforward explanation of how our economy, energy systems and environment interact — how we got to where […]

Heroes Wanted

We wrote to the Royal Commission. We made submissions on the three Auckland Council Bills. We attended Select committee hearings. We fought for the power of Waiheke to regulate and govern itself as a strong community within Auckland and the Gulf. We didn’t get much of what we wanted. But did get some, now its […]

A coastal photo survey of Waiheke and the Gulf

Here is an idea, how about we create a coastal photo survey of our islands I like Google Maps, and the street view, its cool and really helpful when you are trying to gauge what an address looks like from ground level. The maps on Waiheke are not so good though – being an out […]

Welcome to avowkind.net

Welcome to avowkind.net Andrew Watkins’ own domain and general internet playground. This is where I will be experimenting with various technologies that I want to learn more about, As well as helping a few local groups get online with their content. Why avowkind? My online id was constructed many years ago in the dim and […]