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Auckland Council

Seniors Advisory Panel

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Kaumātua

​The role of the Seniors Advisory Panel

The Seniors Advisory Panel offers advice based on their experiences living as senior citizens, to help us improve outcomes for this community.

They will:

  • identify the issues that are important to senior citizens
  • provide advice on our regional strategies, policies and plans
  • help us effectively engage with senior citizens.

Members of the panel

  • Janet Clews (chair)
  • David Wong Hop (deputy chair)
  • Joan Lardner-Rivlin
  • Judy Blakey
  • Mere Tunks
  • Mihkorei Roberta Te Huia
  • Roger Fowler
  • Sonny Manuel Niha
  • Councillor Daniel Newman (liaison councillor)
  • Councillor Cathy Casey (chief liaison councillor)

Lead officer: John Nash
Deputy lead officer: Cecily Dower

Meetings of the panel

The Seniors Advisory Panel holds three scheduled meetings and up to seven meetings with staff each year.

Scheduled meetings are open to the public.

For dates, agendas and minutes, see agendas and minutes.

Get in touch with the panel

To attend or present at a meeting of the Seniors Advisory Panel, or find more information, email