Albany Junior High School(2007)
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the considerable
support that you have shown both the Albany Junior and Senior High Schools over the
issues surrounding the establishing of the latter on the Outdoor Education Site.
There is no doubt in my mind that it is the personal interest and time that you have
shown in this situation has been a major factor in finding the very satisfactory solution
that has been worked out amongst all parties over the last few days....
I also acknowledge that you are a very new mayor and that you, no doubt, have had a very busy
start in your new role and I appreciate that you immediately stepped into this issue and
worked very hard on our behalf."
The Whenuapai Airbase Action Group Inc.(2007)
"The WAAG committee endorses Andrew Williams for Mayor."
Byron Avenue Residents Committee(2007)
"Andrew Williams is a man who "Walks His Talk". A councillor who LISTENS and then takes
ACTION and gives a VOICE to the communities and ratepayers he represents. He is a man concerned
with "issues" not the petty domain of politicking and personal agendas.
Andrew also has a strong view of fiscal responsibility."
Byron Avenue Residents Assn, Takapuna
Takapuna Community Board Member(2007)
"I have worked with Andrew since he was first elected to North Shore City as a Councillor six years
ago and have served with him on the Takapuna Community Board during that time. He has a strong grasp
of all issues pertaining to both the city and the region and has an excellent understanding of both the
Local Government Act and the Resource Management Act. Andrew has been unstinting in his support for
issues such as the importance of community consultation, efficient public transport and beautification
of the city centre. His energy and enthusiasm together with his years of experience as both a Councillor
and Community Board Member will stand him in good stead as Mayor of North Shore City."
Anzac Street Residents Association(2007)
"Ratepayers are entitled to know which Councillors will or will not work for the people that
have elected them. During 2001, after suffering 6 years of abysmal city council red tape and
witnessing first hand, unacceptable wastage of ratepayer funds, I was delighted to meet Councillor
Williams, "THE PEOPLES REPRESENTATIVE". Together with Cr. Alison Clark, Andrew played an instrumental
role in the successful outcome of our petition to the Environment Court against the North Shore City Council.
I personally know that Andrew is active in the process of departmental performance and chairperson review.
It is my belief that changes made in these areas, ensure that never again will ratepayers suffer the same
plight as the Anzac Street Residents Association. Our members will always remember that ANDREW WILLIAMS
REPRESENTED US, THE RATEPAYERS THAT ELECTED HIM."
Assistant Editor, NZ Herald(2003)
".....Hill (Infrastructure Auckland) gives credit for the Rangitoto College idea (school lockers)
to a parent and North Shore City Council member, Andrew Williams, which didn't surprise me. Williams
is well known where I live..... He is a bundle of practical ideas, energy and community spirit.
He is smart, dedicated and gets things done. Sometimes you see him in the walking bus. I hope
people like him stand for the ARC next year....."
Event Co-ordinator - Takapuna Christmas Carnival(2003)
"As a co-founder and chairperson of the Takapuna Christmas carnival committee, I would like to say what a
huge support councillor Andrew Williams was to our organisation, when it came to getting the Takapuna
Christmas Carnival running smoothly on the day we held the event. Every hurdle large or small we had leading
up to the day was quickly overcome, usually in a matter of minutes after a quick phone call to Andrew.
I could, and frequently did, tell everyone what a wonderful relief it was to have such an insightful family
and community orientated man to work with on the council."
Katrina Dyer (Mrs)
Campbells Bay Residents' and Ratepayers' Association(2004)
"We have been impressed by Andrew's active involvement in a wide range of community affairs. He has been most
willing to attend public meetings in the community, to meet and hear concerns of local residents.
We have appreciated his hands-on approach as a regular participant in working bees to improve the environment."
Minutes of Youth Council Meeting(2004)
"There is confirmation that the City Plan includes the refurbishment of 30 Downing Street (the old Skatelands Building)
to be used as a community facility with a strong youth focus. Thanks to those youth councillors who added their voice
to this submission... Councillor Andrew Williams explained that Adrian Burns, Council's Leisure Services Manager
has been charged with determining the shape of the refurbishment, the utilisation and once completed, operating is....
He will be setting up a steering group and will seek representation from Youth Council.... It is anticipated that the
building will be operating around April 2005. Councillor Williams was thanked for his strong advocacy to Council
regarding this issue."