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Staff gift register

In accordance with our corporate policies to guide behaviour at work, gifts may only be accepted where there is a justifiable business purpose. Staff are required to declare all gifts.

What the staff gift register lists

The staff gift register is a summary of gifts accepted and declared by our staff. The information is collated on a quarterly basis then published the following quarter.

The register only names senior managers. All other employees are referred to by position title only.

Some gifts are provided to groups rather than individuals. Where appropriate these gifts have been consolidated and a total value is shown along with the number of staff included.

Where a gift is offered to Auckland Council, rather than a specific staff member, this has been indicated.

This register does not include low value gifts (under $10). These gifts include light refreshments and business courtesy items such as branded pens and water bottles that are generally not required to be declared under Our Charter.

Gifts to employees of council-controlled organisations

This register is for Auckland Council and does not include council controlled organisations such as Watercare and Auckland Transport. These organisations maintain their own registers.

Date registeredRecipient Title Gift descriptionOffered by
Value estimate

Procurement Manager
Procurement Manager, 1 Procurement Staff
Paul Klinac
Head of Specialist Delivery Unit
Attending an Institute of Directors  sponsored talk by Sir John Key at the Pullman Hotel. 
Tonkin and Taylor
Koro Dickinson
Executive Officer, 1 Strategic Partnerships Staff
Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day in the SkyCity Marquee 
Auckland Council
Social Media Specialist
Conference fee, tickets, and accommodation to Social Media for Government New Zealand in Wellington as a panel speaker.
Senior Planner
Senior Planner
NZPI Sponsored Drinks and Nibbles from hosts.
Simpson Grierson
Principal Specialist Planning
Principal Specialist Planning, 8 Resource Consents Staff
Hospitality during the New Zealand Planning Institute Conference in Nelson
Simpson Grierson
Principal Urban Designer - Transport and
Bottle of Wine
Snr Investigations Advsr(Data Assurance)
Breakfast as part of a Mastercard Digital Update presentation.
Barry Potter
Director Infrastructure&Enviro Services
Catch up and drinks

PA to P&PAfternoon tea for entire  Recruitment team Tribe100
Ben van Bruggen
Manager Urban Design Strategy
Two Bottles of wineWellington City Council40
3/10/2020             Procurement SpecialistCorporate box ticket for Black Caps vs IndiaDowner75
3/10/2020 Hari Sreedhar  ICT Architecture & Delivery ManagerHarnessing the power and depth of CX (customer experience) for competitive advantage.DXC50
2/27/2020 Prin - Programming & Prioritisation LeadEntry to cricket match on and food.Tonkin & Taylor160
2/27/2020 Healthy Waters Programme AnalystCricket inviteTonkin & Taylor140
2/27/2020 Auckland CouncilSenior Specialist EnvMonitorng&ReportngTwo nights accommodation in Coromandel Town provided by Waikato Regional Council.Waikato Regional  Council195
2/25/2020 Rachel KempTalent Acquisition Mgr(Volume&Campaigns), 2 Recruitment StaffLunch was provided at a business meetingNeon Logic150
2/25/2020 Principal Project LeadPrincipal Project Lead, 1 Resource Consents StaffAfter work function - 15th birthday celebration for company - networking eventFlow Consultants30
2/25/2020 Service Improvement AdvisorService Improvement Advisor, 1 ICT StaffPizza provided as part of Splunk TrainingSplunk20
2/25/2020 Koro DickinsonExecutive OfficerCollaboration dinner that Ora King and The Sugar Club are presenting as a zero waste concept ambassadors dinnerSkyCity100
2/25/2020 Principal Specialist PlanningBottle of wine following presentationEngineering New Zealand20
2/25/2020Alastair CameronManager CCO/External Partnerships teamTwo tickets to the Queen concert, in the RFA corporate areaRegional Facilities Auckland200
2/19/2020ICT Core Infrastruct Serv Lead Int EngICT Core Infrastruct Serv Lead Int Eng, 7 ICT StaffLunch during training sessionSplunk70
2/19/2020Policy AdvisorSmall jar of honey (home made)Whai Maia Ltd10
2/19/2020Growth & Developments Team ManagerInvitation to ODI Cricket between Nz and India Tonkin & Taylor - Consultancy65
2/19/2020Kevin RamsayGroup Chief Financial OfficerBreakfastAon14
2/19/2020Commercial Development ManagerCommercial Development Manager, and Koro Dickinson2 x tickets to attend the Deloitte Top 200 NZ Business AwardsNZME845
2/14/2020Alec TangChief Sustainability OfficerInvited to attend the C40 Divest/Invest Workshop in NYC, 16-18 MarchC40 Cities3,500
2/14/2020Commercial Development ManagerCommercial Development Manager, 2 Strategic Partnership StaffInvitation to the SkyCity Media Christmas Party SkyCity150
2/14/2020Principal SolicitorChristmas function with Buddle FindlayBuddle Findlay280
2/12/2020  Billing Team MemberWater bottleChandler Mcleod14
2/12/2020  Alec TangChief Sustainability OfficerInvitation to Ora King sustainable food function at the Sugar Club, Sky City.SkyCity100
2/9/2020  Manager Programmes DeliveryAnnual client function TSA30
2/9/2020Catchment Planning Team ManagerCatchment Planning Team Manager, 1 Healthy Waters staffEntry Ticket to the ODI India vs NZ at Eden Park plus food and drink Tonkin & Taylor140
2/9/2020Principal SolicitorLunch with Buddle Findlay and ATEED staff to celebrate completing a transaction with Amazon attracting Lord of the Rings.Buddle Findlay70
2/9/2020Business Development ExecutiveBreaker ticketsMonsta Vision100
2/2/2020Organisational Development AdvisorFree entry to the conference  - Employee Ex Summit in AucklandKincentric495
2/2/2020Principal Urban Designer - Transport Bottle of wineMRCagney; Urban Design Forum25
2/2/2020Team Leader - Enforcement Team Leader - Enforcement, 1 Legal and Risk StaffLunchRegent Chambers50
 2/2/2020John Bishop Group Treasurer, and Debbie AcottLunchPwC140
1/29/2020 Ketan BedekarPrint and Distribution ManagerTicket to the Black caps vs India ODI cricket matchRICOH45
1/29/2020  Senior Healthy Waters SpecialistTickets to the ASB Tennis Classic plus cateringTonkin & Taylor Limited140
1/29/2020 Principal Urban Designer - Transport Chocolates Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities25
1/29/2020 Craig HobbsDirector Regulatory Services, and Ian McCormick, and Ian SmallburnBox with aluminum water bottle, produce bags, aluminum coffee cupMansons Ltd100
1/29/2020 Senior Biosecurity Advisor - FreshwaterCalendarGravitas Survey25
1/29/2020 Team Leader City Centre Place ActivationTeam Leader City Centre Place Activation, 1 Auckland Design Office staff2 Bottles of WineMembers of public30
1/29/2020 Business Development ExecutiveBusiness Development Executive, 1 Corporate Property and Support Services staffPWC Herald TalksNZME180
1/29/2020 Business Development ExecutiveNetworking Gala Dinner with potential sponsors in Aug 2019.NZ Chinese Building Association280
1/21/2020  Sue VeitchICT Services ManagerCupcakesDigital Arena20
1/21/2020  Rachel KempTalent Acquisition Mgr(Volume&Campaigns), 1 Recruitment StaffCookiesSeek35
1/21/2020  Business Development ManagerBusiness Development Manager, 1 Strategic Partnerships StaffTickets to the ASB Tennis Classic including hospitalityASB500
1/21/2020  Mike BrothersChief Information Security OfficerBottle of WineHP inc20
1/21/2020  Catchment Planning Team ManagerCatchment Planning Team Manager, 2 Healthy Waters staffTickets to the ASB Tennis Classic Tonkin & Taylor140
1/21/2020  Qualified Partner/ Key Account LeadChocolate cakeSignature Homes20
1/17/2020Qualified Partner LeadQualified Partner Lead, 1 Building Consents StaffWine, cookies and popcornPrecision Construction40
1/16/2020John DuguidGM - Plans & PlacesChristmas FunctionBarker and Associates35
1/16/2020John Duguid GM - Plans & PlacesBottle of WineCooper and Company45
1/16/2020David NormanChief EconomistBottle of WineOtago University20
1/15/2020Snr Waste Sales & Merchandising Advisor Snr Waste Sales & Merchandising Advisor, 2 Waste Solutions staffTickets to the ASB Tennis ClassicEco Maintenance125
1/15/2020Snr Waste Sales & Merchandising AdvisorMagazine subscriptionHi-Tech Packaging55
1/15/2020Manager Programmes DeliveryAuckland Business Chamber Finance Lunch invite for 27 February 2020Alta100
1/15/2020Parul SoodGeneral Manager Waste SolutionsBottle of wineMorrison Low16
1/15/2020Parul SoodGeneral Manager Waste SolutionsBox of seasoning rubs and sauceSustainable Business Network40
1/15/2020Principal - Network PlanningTickets to the ASB Tennis Classic and CateringTonkin and Taylor Limited140
1/15/2020Enforcement OfficerTickets to the ASB Tennis ClassicECO Maintenance125
1/15/2020Mgr Wkspace Projects &Portfolio PlanningBottle of GinAspect Furniture50
1/15/2020Principal - Hydraulic Modelling DeliveryTickets to the ASB Classic Tennis and CateringTonkin and Taylor140
1/10/2020Steve GreenhoughProject DirectorMaxco branded towelMaxco PM Services10
1/10/2020John BishopGroup Treasurer, 4 Treasury StaffCakeTrustee Services50
1/10/2020Francis CaetanoGroup Financial ControllerLunch as part of business updateChapman Tripp30
1/10/2020Francis CaetanoGroup Financial ControllerComplimentary attendance for speaking at the 46th One Stop Update for the Accountant in Buisiness ConferenceConfrenz$2,399
1/7/2020 Ingrid McClymontHead of Information ApplicationsChristmas hamperTenzing30
1/7/2020 CSR Service CentresBox of chocolatesMember of Public45
1/6/2020 Team Manager Compliance MonitoringTeam Manager Compliance Monitoring, 1 Regulatory Compliance StaffJar of cookiesBarker and Associates17
1/6/2020 Electronic Doc & Records Mgt System MngrChristmas hamperTenzing30
1/6/2020 Building WoF Team LeaderBuilding WoF Team Leader, 1 Building Consents StaffGift basketPrestige Building Compliance Limited80
1/6/2020 Auckland Council 9 Treasury StaffFree attendance to KangaNews Sustainable Finance Summit in Auckland on 7 November 2019KangaNews / Westpac9,765

Previously registered gifts