Chris Darby

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Chris Darby said : "After having a chat with our planning staff they think there might be merit in us looking at this," "So, Thursday's meeting will give us a chance to hear from the Orakei Local Board, but at this stage I can't come to any conclusions" External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "It does need a political insider and I'm probably best equipped to do that," External link

nzherald Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We cannot afford the handbrake to be yanked on again on Takapuna," External link

nzherald Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "They [Lime] immediately took the scooter from the crash and they have pulled it all apart. They have looked at the firmware, the software and the physical scooter itself and have found no fault with the scooter" External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "They immediately took the scooter from the crash and they have pulled it all apart. They have looked at the firmware, the software and the physical scooter itself and have found no fault with the scooter," External link

Stuff Monday, September 23, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The use of the Nazi salute Sieg Heil espouses the most despicable hatred of people. With part of my family having German heritage, we know only too well the ugliness of hatred. While not a criminal act in New Zealand, as it is in Germany, anyone using the salute is inciting hatred, something Aucklanders should make no room for" External link

voxy Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "They're not operating, they're not being productive, they're not doing their job as we expected, it's a significant outlay - $60 million," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "There's a dramatic reduction in the dividend that's paid to Auckland Council," "There is concern and we've expressed concern" External link

newshub Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "promises have proven to be hollow" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : “Personal mobility and enjoyment trumps parking and kerbs to bring people out on the street. It’s time to trigger that change” External link

tvnz Friday, July 26, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Our teams have been marching up and down the street talking to business, property owners, good liaison with Heart of the City as well," "There is a very strong single voice to get on and have a crack on with this street" External link

nzherald Friday, July 26, 2019 6:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The success of our shared spaces has galvanised a growing public desire to hurry up the radical reconceptualising of High St," External link

nzherald Friday, July 26, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby told : "I don't want to see a report in a year, I'd like to look to March [2019]," External link

Stuff Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby told : "A small fleet of electric vehicles in their unique AT Local livery on the road, followed up with a sprinkling of brochures in letterboxes, was never going to cut through to the audience of potential users," External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "A classic example of that is our announcement yesterday that the new Te Wero Bridge in the Wynyard Quarter is having budget deferred until post 2021 due to delays in getting it ready, including consenting certainty," External link

Stuff Friday, June 28, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "They can be as late as possible and they only have to answer to their customers," External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 27, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Auckland Transport argued way back then to the then-minister that all services were integral to the wider public transport network," External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 27, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We've made it crystal clear in there that all ferry services are integral to the wider ferry network and the wider public transport network," External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 27, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "They can be as late as possible and they only have to answer to their customers," External link

nzherald Monday, May 27, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Auckland Transport argued way back then to the then-minister that all services were integral to the wider public transport network," External link

nzherald Monday, May 27, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We've made it crystal clear in there that all ferry services are integral to the wider ferry network and the wider public transport network," External link

nzherald Monday, May 27, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about Harbour Bridge ) : "It's been 12 long years for me, steering this project towards fruition, so I'm relieved to see genuine progress being made," "The walking and cycleway over the Harbour Bridge will be a beacon for biking, a call to Aucklanders to get active and get connected. It will be a 'what took you so long' success story" External link

newshub Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about Harbour Bridge ) : "It's been 12 long years for me, steering this project towards fruition, so I'm relieved to see genuine progress being made. The walking and cycle way over the Harbour Bridge will be a beacon for biking, a call to Aucklanders to get active and get connected. It will be a 'what took you so long' success story," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby told : "What I said is entirely accurate in those tweets. I don't just fire stuff out without thinking. I might be wrong sometimes but I'm not wrong in that instance, OK," External link

nzherald Friday, May 3, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "underpins society today in a way it never has before," "I think if you look at everything from projection of power to pre-deployment of capability, it's about technology. It's about your nation's technology and the way it is deployed around the world. And we're seeing adversaries leverage that, I think, quite successfully" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby told : "We make an investment a week in one of these companies," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I would say there's a fair swag of Aucklanders who won't be impressed to find out that we are currently subsidising the seriously rich superyacht owners and the cruise ship companies," External link

nzherald Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I've got my eyes fixed on both the short-term ideas and the long term," "I have not lost sight of what we could do in this budget round," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I would say there's a fair swag of Aucklanders who won't be impressed to find out that we are currently subsidising the seriously rich superyacht owners and the cruise ship companies," External link

nzherald Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby told : "We're living in an international city, a global city that's got to take its place in the Asia-Pacific area," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We're always studying other examples, but you've got to look at the New Zealand and Auckland context as well," "We're a city that's pinched by three glorious harbours, so our development options are very different to other cities. But you do take those learnings from other cities - the first that comes to mind is a city like Copenhagen, or a city like Stockholm, where they haven't necessarily gone for absolute high-rise to accommodate people - they've gone medium-rise. They've gone quality and compact, and made sure the future homes are high-quality" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We cannot afford to just keep sprawling out," "The quarter-acre pavlova paradise has been a New Zealand dream, but we are seeing trends in Auckland where people are actually wanting to live in apartments. We are seeing massive demand - people want other living choices" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "There are others we need to take learnings from and say, 'That is not the direction that we want to be heading,'" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I want Auckland's beaches to be worthy of swimming and fishing, and they'll be at a standard we've not seen for 100 years," External link

Stuff Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby says : “Nature provides the city’s breathing space, which needs nurturing as our city grows,” “The council’s funding of passionate North Shore groups that care for the green lungs of Auckland will help nurture that precious nature for generations to come” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : “Nature provides the city’s breathing space, which needs nurturing as our city grows,” “The council’s funding of passionate North Shore groups that care for the green lungs of Auckland will help nurture that precious nature for generations to come” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I am a mad keen yachtie but firstly I value the Waitemata Harbour. At this stage I have not seen a strong argument on why we should extend Halsey Wharf. I also want the America's Cup to be in Auckland and for us to celebrate that," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:28:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Watercare are doing extremely well but in the area of stormwater with the challenges of climate change we have got to accelerate our planning in this area," External link

nzherald Monday, November 6, 2017 9:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We all have to share responsibility - Government and council - for not keeping a track on the second key purpose of the accord, which was to improve affordability," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The rejuvenation of these areas is highly anticipated and expected by Aucklanders," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : “It’s the most scared I’ve ever been,” External link

therepublic Friday, July 28, 2017 6:22:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The brand spanking new double-deckers are the new cool in public transport," "They help reduce overcrowding, address the massive passenger demand during peak time services and offer a big leap in comfort" External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "During a visit to the beach last October, it was apparent that the throng of families accessing the playground was creating a serious pedestrian safety issue on The Strand," External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about John Lowe ) : "Over the last three years, I have been pretty dogged in seeing the building protected from demolition. At times, it was touch and go as a solid group of councillors saw no value in retaining and restoring it," "That blinkered view has been disproved by the Category 1 protection confirmed through the Unitary Plan and after going to the market to explore innovative ways of restoring and reigniting life in the building. We discovered Love & Co in that process. The building will continue to stand tall" External link

nzherald Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "This has really been 10 years of work and campaigning for my part, so I'm ecstatic," External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "This is national sporting facility and Auckland Council has got to be very careful about the use of its public money, and that $3 million came from the old North Shore City and it would be totally inappropriate to apply that outside the old North Shore area," "We've got some huge core infrastructure demands and transport and I would be very surprised if the new council had an appetite for spending $3 million on a yachting facility" External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about John Spencer ) : "I'm encouraged by the development. We're dealing with a private estate, in the Spencer family name for three generations and they have held most of that land since the 1920s, with Berridge Spencer snr building the Spanish mission-style house," External link

nzherald Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The predominance of auto-dependence! I'll be getting the ferry, biking or walking there. In the future, we'll have a light rail connecting along there. We can't keep providing carparking," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "It shows what I am interpreting as rail to the Shore because it's 'mass transit' which is only really a type of rail," External link

Stuff Monday, September 19, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "From 2018-28 we have $4 billion of funding to find which is currently not identified in council or government budgets," External link

Stuff Monday, September 19, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "It shows what I am interpreting as rail to the Shore because it's 'mass transit' which is only really a type of rail," External link

Stuff Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:46:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby says : "From 2018-28 we have $4 billion of funding to find which is currently not identified in council or government budgets," External link

Stuff Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:46:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby says : "It shows what I am interpreting as rail to the Shore because it's 'mass transit' which is only really a type of rail," External link

Stuff Friday, September 16, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "Clearly we've got a funding gap of $4 billion over that period of three decades. That's a significant number and we're talking about a project here that I think is to the tune I think of $27 billion overall - that's today's figures," External link

Stuff Friday, September 16, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "The real cost is the escalation in construction costs due to the year-long delay and loss of opportunity for Aucklanders to walk and cycle the bridge in that time," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "But you'll never ever liquidate that fierce representation. It's just in the DNA of Devonport and that's why we have a beautiful place. This is another chapter in Devonport's resilient history of standing up and shaking the community. That will live on," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "There was a decision to acquire and then resell the land on the basis there would be a very good landscape outcome in the road itself but that never survived," External link

Stuff Friday, August 12, 2016 6:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "I know when I was the chair of the local board we were very aware then that the immediate Milford/Takapuna region has an open space deficit," "You have to always park in your mind when making these decisions that there is an existing deficit" External link

Stuff Friday, August 12, 2016 6:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "This is more than a little embarrassing for council," "It's inconsistent with where the council wants to go and without question it's not a good look. I believe that my colleagues around the council table will see this rectified," External link

rnzi Monday, August 1, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I walk this street just about every morning to my ferry," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Its an exquisite property and retention of mature pohutukawa is an exceptional reflection on the owners who spent tens of thousands of dollars holding up pohutukawa trees on the cliffs using heavy-duty guy ropes," External link

nzherald Friday, June 24, 2016 8:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "It's only a few weeks until we get the report from the Independent Hearings Panel on the unitary plan. There are submissions to soften, abolish or strengthen the boundary," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:20:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Today is the day we draw a line in the sand" External link

nzherald Sunday, March 22, 2015 9:26:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
councillor87.96%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
supporter0.93%EN01/31/201731/01/2017
chairman1.85%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
planning committee chairman1.85%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
candidate0.93%EN10/14/201614/10/2016
councillors0.93%EN05/26/201626/05/2016
lieutenant colonel5.56%EN12/13/200813/12/2008
Names Lang Count
Chris DarbyEN100.00%


 
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Last updated on 2015-03-22T10:37+0300.

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Chris Darby said : "After having a chat with our planning staff they think there might be merit in us looking at this," "So, Thursday's meeting will give us a chance to hear from the Orakei Local Board, but at this stage I can't come to any conclusions" External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "It does need a political insider and I'm probably best equipped to do that," External link

nzherald Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We cannot afford the handbrake to be yanked on again on Takapuna," External link

nzherald Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "They [Lime] immediately took the scooter from the crash and they have pulled it all apart. They have looked at the firmware, the software and the physical scooter itself and have found no fault with the scooter" External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "They immediately took the scooter from the crash and they have pulled it all apart. They have looked at the firmware, the software and the physical scooter itself and have found no fault with the scooter," External link

Stuff Monday, September 23, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The use of the Nazi salute Sieg Heil espouses the most despicable hatred of people. With part of my family having German heritage, we know only too well the ugliness of hatred. While not a criminal act in New Zealand, as it is in Germany, anyone using the salute is inciting hatred, something Aucklanders should make no room for" External link

voxy Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "They're not operating, they're not being productive, they're not doing their job as we expected, it's a significant outlay - $60 million," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "There's a dramatic reduction in the dividend that's paid to Auckland Council," "There is concern and we've expressed concern" External link

newshub Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "promises have proven to be hollow" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : “Personal mobility and enjoyment trumps parking and kerbs to bring people out on the street. It’s time to trigger that change” External link

tvnz Friday, July 26, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Our teams have been marching up and down the street talking to business, property owners, good liaison with Heart of the City as well," "There is a very strong single voice to get on and have a crack on with this street" External link

nzherald Friday, July 26, 2019 6:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The success of our shared spaces has galvanised a growing public desire to hurry up the radical reconceptualising of High St," External link

nzherald Friday, July 26, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby told : "I don't want to see a report in a year, I'd like to look to March [2019]," External link

Stuff Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby told : "A small fleet of electric vehicles in their unique AT Local livery on the road, followed up with a sprinkling of brochures in letterboxes, was never going to cut through to the audience of potential users," External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "A classic example of that is our announcement yesterday that the new Te Wero Bridge in the Wynyard Quarter is having budget deferred until post 2021 due to delays in getting it ready, including consenting certainty," External link

Stuff Friday, June 28, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "They can be as late as possible and they only have to answer to their customers," External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 27, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Auckland Transport argued way back then to the then-minister that all services were integral to the wider public transport network," External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 27, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We've made it crystal clear in there that all ferry services are integral to the wider ferry network and the wider public transport network," External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 27, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "They can be as late as possible and they only have to answer to their customers," External link

nzherald Monday, May 27, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Auckland Transport argued way back then to the then-minister that all services were integral to the wider public transport network," External link

nzherald Monday, May 27, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We've made it crystal clear in there that all ferry services are integral to the wider ferry network and the wider public transport network," External link

nzherald Monday, May 27, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about Harbour Bridge ) : "It's been 12 long years for me, steering this project towards fruition, so I'm relieved to see genuine progress being made," "The walking and cycleway over the Harbour Bridge will be a beacon for biking, a call to Aucklanders to get active and get connected. It will be a 'what took you so long' success story" External link

newshub Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about Harbour Bridge ) : "It's been 12 long years for me, steering this project towards fruition, so I'm relieved to see genuine progress being made. The walking and cycle way over the Harbour Bridge will be a beacon for biking, a call to Aucklanders to get active and get connected. It will be a 'what took you so long' success story," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby told : "What I said is entirely accurate in those tweets. I don't just fire stuff out without thinking. I might be wrong sometimes but I'm not wrong in that instance, OK," External link

nzherald Friday, May 3, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "underpins society today in a way it never has before," "I think if you look at everything from projection of power to pre-deployment of capability, it's about technology. It's about your nation's technology and the way it is deployed around the world. And we're seeing adversaries leverage that, I think, quite successfully" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby told : "We make an investment a week in one of these companies," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I would say there's a fair swag of Aucklanders who won't be impressed to find out that we are currently subsidising the seriously rich superyacht owners and the cruise ship companies," External link

nzherald Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I've got my eyes fixed on both the short-term ideas and the long term," "I have not lost sight of what we could do in this budget round," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I would say there's a fair swag of Aucklanders who won't be impressed to find out that we are currently subsidising the seriously rich superyacht owners and the cruise ship companies," External link

nzherald Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby told : "We're living in an international city, a global city that's got to take its place in the Asia-Pacific area," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We're always studying other examples, but you've got to look at the New Zealand and Auckland context as well," "We're a city that's pinched by three glorious harbours, so our development options are very different to other cities. But you do take those learnings from other cities - the first that comes to mind is a city like Copenhagen, or a city like Stockholm, where they haven't necessarily gone for absolute high-rise to accommodate people - they've gone medium-rise. They've gone quality and compact, and made sure the future homes are high-quality" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We cannot afford to just keep sprawling out," "The quarter-acre pavlova paradise has been a New Zealand dream, but we are seeing trends in Auckland where people are actually wanting to live in apartments. We are seeing massive demand - people want other living choices" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "There are others we need to take learnings from and say, 'That is not the direction that we want to be heading,'" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I want Auckland's beaches to be worthy of swimming and fishing, and they'll be at a standard we've not seen for 100 years," External link

Stuff Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby says : “Nature provides the city’s breathing space, which needs nurturing as our city grows,” “The council’s funding of passionate North Shore groups that care for the green lungs of Auckland will help nurture that precious nature for generations to come” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : “Nature provides the city’s breathing space, which needs nurturing as our city grows,” “The council’s funding of passionate North Shore groups that care for the green lungs of Auckland will help nurture that precious nature for generations to come” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I am a mad keen yachtie but firstly I value the Waitemata Harbour. At this stage I have not seen a strong argument on why we should extend Halsey Wharf. I also want the America's Cup to be in Auckland and for us to celebrate that," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:28:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Watercare are doing extremely well but in the area of stormwater with the challenges of climate change we have got to accelerate our planning in this area," External link

nzherald Monday, November 6, 2017 9:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "We all have to share responsibility - Government and council - for not keeping a track on the second key purpose of the accord, which was to improve affordability," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The rejuvenation of these areas is highly anticipated and expected by Aucklanders," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : “It’s the most scared I’ve ever been,” External link

therepublic Friday, July 28, 2017 6:22:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The brand spanking new double-deckers are the new cool in public transport," "They help reduce overcrowding, address the massive passenger demand during peak time services and offer a big leap in comfort" External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "During a visit to the beach last October, it was apparent that the throng of families accessing the playground was creating a serious pedestrian safety issue on The Strand," External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about John Lowe ) : "Over the last three years, I have been pretty dogged in seeing the building protected from demolition. At times, it was touch and go as a solid group of councillors saw no value in retaining and restoring it," "That blinkered view has been disproved by the Category 1 protection confirmed through the Unitary Plan and after going to the market to explore innovative ways of restoring and reigniting life in the building. We discovered Love & Co in that process. The building will continue to stand tall" External link

nzherald Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "This has really been 10 years of work and campaigning for my part, so I'm ecstatic," External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "This is national sporting facility and Auckland Council has got to be very careful about the use of its public money, and that $3 million came from the old North Shore City and it would be totally inappropriate to apply that outside the old North Shore area," "We've got some huge core infrastructure demands and transport and I would be very surprised if the new council had an appetite for spending $3 million on a yachting facility" External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said ( about John Spencer ) : "I'm encouraged by the development. We're dealing with a private estate, in the Spencer family name for three generations and they have held most of that land since the 1920s, with Berridge Spencer snr building the Spanish mission-style house," External link

nzherald Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "The predominance of auto-dependence! I'll be getting the ferry, biking or walking there. In the future, we'll have a light rail connecting along there. We can't keep providing carparking," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "It shows what I am interpreting as rail to the Shore because it's 'mass transit' which is only really a type of rail," External link

Stuff Monday, September 19, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "From 2018-28 we have $4 billion of funding to find which is currently not identified in council or government budgets," External link

Stuff Monday, September 19, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "It shows what I am interpreting as rail to the Shore because it's 'mass transit' which is only really a type of rail," External link

Stuff Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:46:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby says : "From 2018-28 we have $4 billion of funding to find which is currently not identified in council or government budgets," External link

Stuff Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:46:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby says : "It shows what I am interpreting as rail to the Shore because it's 'mass transit' which is only really a type of rail," External link

Stuff Friday, September 16, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "Clearly we've got a funding gap of $4 billion over that period of three decades. That's a significant number and we're talking about a project here that I think is to the tune I think of $27 billion overall - that's today's figures," External link

Stuff Friday, September 16, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "The real cost is the escalation in construction costs due to the year-long delay and loss of opportunity for Aucklanders to walk and cycle the bridge in that time," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "But you'll never ever liquidate that fierce representation. It's just in the DNA of Devonport and that's why we have a beautiful place. This is another chapter in Devonport's resilient history of standing up and shaking the community. That will live on," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "There was a decision to acquire and then resell the land on the basis there would be a very good landscape outcome in the road itself but that never survived," External link

Stuff Friday, August 12, 2016 6:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby says : "I know when I was the chair of the local board we were very aware then that the immediate Milford/Takapuna region has an open space deficit," "You have to always park in your mind when making these decisions that there is an existing deficit" External link

Stuff Friday, August 12, 2016 6:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "This is more than a little embarrassing for council," "It's inconsistent with where the council wants to go and without question it's not a good look. I believe that my colleagues around the council table will see this rectified," External link

rnzi Monday, August 1, 2016 12:29:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "I walk this street just about every morning to my ferry," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Its an exquisite property and retention of mature pohutukawa is an exceptional reflection on the owners who spent tens of thousands of dollars holding up pohutukawa trees on the cliffs using heavy-duty guy ropes," External link

nzherald Friday, June 24, 2016 8:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "It's only a few weeks until we get the report from the Independent Hearings Panel on the unitary plan. There are submissions to soften, abolish or strengthen the boundary," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:20:00 PM EAT

Chris Darby said : "Today is the day we draw a line in the sand" External link

nzherald Sunday, March 22, 2015 9:26:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
councillor87.96%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
supporter0.93%EN01/31/201731/01/2017
chairman1.85%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
planning committee chairman1.85%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
candidate0.93%EN10/14/201614/10/2016
councillors0.93%EN05/26/201626/05/2016
lieutenant colonel5.56%EN12/13/200813/12/2008
Names Lang Count
Chris DarbyEN100.00%


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