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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. It is published quarterly.

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

 

Date registeredRecipient TitleGift descriptionOffered by Value estimate
08/07/19

Information Security Manager
Executive Roundtable lunch
Proofpoint$80
08/07/19Senior Regulatory
Support Officer,
Regulatory Support Officer
Cake
Unknown
$35
08/07/19Barry Potter

Director Infrastructure & Environmental Services

Drinks with City Rail Link Team
City Rail
Link Ltd.
$50
08/07/19Barry Potter
Director Infrastructure & Environmental Services
Chairman’s Dinner with infrastructure stakeholders from Tauranga
Beca
$50
08/07/19
Information Security Manager
Lunch and learn hosted by IBM covering identity and access management
IBM
$50
09/07/19Dani Gardiner
General Counsel

Bottle of wine to thank for giving feedback to consultant on experience with firm - donated to legal and risk department

Simpson Grierson
$50
09/07/19Dani Gardiner
General Counsel
Dinner at Bar and Bench Chambers
Sangro Chambers
$150
09/07/19Dani Gardiner
General CounselAttendance to KEA Awards 2019
DLA Piper
$150
12/07/19Barry Potter
Director Infrastructure & Environmental ServicesLunch with Downer
Downer
$20
12/07/19
Regulatory Support OfficerPen, diary, wine bottle, card
Chancellor Construction Ltd$45
17/07/19Auckland Council

Staff member travel to Melbourne attending Symposium on Design and Evaluation
The Australian Evaluation Society Ltd$1493
17/07/19Team Leader Archives ManagementBottle of red wine
Remuera Heritage$25
17/07/19Senior Archivist
Bottle of wine
Remuera Historical Society$25
17/07/19
Team leader - Service Area Central
Small selection of baked goods
Member of public
$25
01/08/19

Senior Compliance Monitoring Officer
Small cooler bag and water bottle
CPB
$30
01/08/19
Senior Specalist Community Heritage
Two tickets to  exhibition event
ATEED
$55
01/08/19
Mirla Edmundson
General Manager Libraries & Information
$100 book voucher for helping with Masters project
Auckland University
$100
01/08/19

Manager Community Library
Gift basket from "Chocolate Brown" containing chocolates/sweets
Local Matters
$50
01/08/19
Andrew John
Treasury Funding Manager
KangaNews New Zealand Debt Capital Markets Summit 2019
KangaNews
$1195
01/08/19

Funding Analyst
BNZ Interest Rate Strategist luncheon update July 24, OConnell St Bistro
BNZ
$100
02/08/19

Team Leader LIM Services
Gold Class movie tickets
Harcourts
$70
02/08/19
Christian Brown + 12 legal staff
Manager Regulatory & Enforcement
Social cooking with DLA Piper @ 105 Nelson St
DLA Piper
1235
19/08/19
Marguerite Delbet
General Manager Democracy Services
Dinner at Gusto with Privacy Commissioner and privacy experts from various organisations 
Office of the Privacy Commissioner
$80
19/08/19
Sara Hay
Executive Officer
Lunch at The Maritime Room
EY
$40
19/08/19

Talent Acquisition Innovation Manager, Innovation Specialist
Breakfast meeting with Neon Logic 
Neon Logic
$25
19/08/19

Manager Investment Programmes
Ticket to an event supporting Sustainable Coastlines
Andrew Taylor Consulting$190
19/08/19
Auckland Council
Travel, accommodation, and expenses for a representative to attend 2019 Ni-Hao Taiwan Study Program for Future Leaders from Indo-Pacific Region in Taipei, 23-29 October 2019
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
$1790
19/08/19
Sports Parks Specalist
Corporate ticket, Bledisloe Cup rugby match
Parkland Products Ltd$300
19/08/19
Auckland Council (three staff)

Travel to Beijing to represent Auckland Council at the 2019 Beijing Sister City Youth Camp, 19-26 Oct 2019
Beijing Youth Federation
$4500
19/08/19

Information Security Manager
Amazon Alexa Echo Dot, given to libraries
Proofpoint
$50
19/08/19
Funding Analyst
Reserve Bank Briefing -  Deputy Governor, Geoff Bascand at Cordis Hotel
BNZ
$50
19/08/19

Geospatial Operations Team Leader, Geospatial Technical Lead
Business networking meeting and lunch
Eagle Technology
$30
19/08/19

Information Security Manager
Travel and conference fees for staff member to attend the 2019 NZ Cyber Security Summit
NZ Tech
$2000
19/08/19
Auckland Council

Accommodation & travel for MftE local government forum, Wellington 26-27 Aug 2019
Ministry for the Environment
$1000
19/08/19

Funding Analyst
Kiwibank mid-winter drinks, Empire Hotel, 15 August 2019
Kiwibank
$50
19/08/19
Accounts Receivable Processing Team Leader
Chocolate box
SPCA
$15
23/08/19
Craig McIlroy, George Joseph
General Manager Healthy Waters, Head of PW & Tech Services Procurement
$50 Prezzy card after presentation in 
Project Leaders forum
for McConnell Dowell,  Rydges Hotel, 25 July 2019. Used to pay for refreshments for team catch-up.
McConnell Dowell
$50
23/08/19
Megan Tyler
Chief of Strategy
Auckland-Wellington return airfares and one night's accommodation in Wellington
Auaha, on behalf of IPANZ-Deloitte
$1236
23/08/19
Sara Hay
Executive Officer
Talent Strategies in a Disruptive Economy  - Breakfast, Ellerslie Race Course
Beyond Recruitment
$30
23/08/19

Principal Specalist Building Consents
Box of 8 cupcakes
Grayburn Property Services Ltd
$50
23/08/19
Barry Potter
Director Infrastructure & Environmental Services
Working lunch
Wynyard Edge Alliance
$20
28/08/19
Stephen Town
Chief Executive
Dinner with GHD following the Building Cational Symposium at Terrace Kitchen, Rotorua, Thursday 22 August 2019
GHD
$100
29/08/19
Bram Van Melle + 30 Legal dept staff
Manager Projects & Transactions
Drinks hosted by legal service provider, Simpson Grierson for the Legal Services department
Simpson Grierson
$1050
29/08/19

Co-Design Lead
NESTA invited staff member to States of Change Faculty workshop, Sydney, Sept 11-13, 2019
NESTA
$1428
29/08/19
Auckland Council

Return economy airfares Auckland-Singapore-Copenhagen, and accommodation (3 nights) in Copenhagen
C40 (Mayors of Paris and Copenhagen)
$3675
29/08/19
Terry Coe
Waste Enterprises & Refuse Manager
NZ honey pack & small bottle of honey mead wine
IETCL Group Christchurch
$30
​29/08/19
​George Fietje
​Resource Recovery Manager
​NZ honey gift pack and small bottle honey mead wine
​IETCL Group, Christchurch
​$30
​29/08/19

Policy Analyst
​Cupcakes and candles
​Waycom
​$50
​29/08/19
​Dave Stewart
​Head of Active Recreation
Recreation Aotearoa Diversity Awards Gala Dinner, Cordis Hotel  28 August 2019​Recreation Aotearoa
​$205
​29/08/19
​Strategic Procurement Specalist
​Lunch
​Beca Limited
​$25
​30/08/19

​Digital Specalist - Associate
​One box of mooncakes and a bottle of wine
​SkyKiwi Limited 
​$50
​30/08/19
​Manager Business Excellence, Relationship Manager (Internal) x2
​Ticket to Warriors Game, corporate lounge, food and drinks
​Vodafone
​$1050
​02/09/19

​Principal Project Manager, Renewals Coordinator
​Invite to a social networking evening, with food and drinks
Aspec Construction Ltd​​$150
​09/09/19
​Stephen Town
​Chief Executive
​Return flight to Wellington to speak at SOLGM Executive Leaders programme, 4 Sept 2019
​SOLGM
​$363
​10/09/19
​Executive Assistant
​Lunch with City Rail Link staff
​City Rail Link Ltd
​$60
​10/09/19

​WasteWise Advisor 
​Box of tea leaves
​Member of the public
​$20
​11/09/19
​Ludo Campbell-Reid
​General Manager Auckland Design Office
​Two tickets to The Audience at ASB Waterfront Theatre
​Auckland Theatre Company
​$160
​12/09/19

​Principal Urban Designer 
​Bottle of wine
​Jasmax
​$28
​12/09/19
​Auckland Council

​Auckland-Wellington return flight, plus one night accommodation at Ibis and meals
​Ministry for the Environment
​$600
​13/09/19

​Specalist Local Comm
​Moon cake and a bottle of wine
​SkyKiwi Limited 
​$50
​16/09/19
​Michael Burns
​Manager Financial Strategy
​Two pairs of socks
​New Zealand Property Council
​$25
​16/09/19
​Scott Levens
​Manager Continuous Improvement
​Lunch, water bottle (3), wireless charger (3) and cable case (3)
​UiPath
​$150
​17/09/19
​Jazz Singh
​General Manager Procurement
​Tickets to concert
​CustomFleet
​$208
​19/09/19
​Dave Stewart
​Head of Active Recreation
​An unused registration for the National Sports Convention in Melbourne
​Recreation Aotearoa
​$1200
​19/09/19

​CSR Service Centres (+2)
​Bottles of wine
​Gracehill Vineyard
​$20
​19/09/19
​Manoj Ragupathy
​Relationship Manager - Manurewa & Papaku
​Packet of Papua New Guinea coffee, a traditional PNG table mat and fridge magnet
​Lae City Authority
​$40
​19/09/19

​Senior Environmental Specalist
Specialised training event
​New Zealand Hydrological Society
​$1000
​20/09/19
​John Bishop, Andrew John, Funding Analyst
​Treasurer and General Manager Financial Transactions, Treasury Funding Manager
​Eight Moon Cakes celebrating the mid-Autumn Festival
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China​​$100
​20/09/19

​SaaS Technical Lead
​Attendance of the 2019 IT Architecture Forum, 10-11 Sept, Hilton Auckland
​ConfereNZ.co.nz
​$3000
​20/09/19

​Co-Design Lead
​Attendance as speaker at  Impact Festival, Perth and speaker at Symposium on Design and Evaluation, Melbourne, plus flights and accommodation
​Centre for Social Impact and WA University
​$3483
​20/09/19
​Steve van Kampen
​Governance Support Manager
​$50 Prezzy card at random prize draw during SOLGM conference
​SOLGM
​$50
​23/09/19

​Senior Project Specialist 
​Bottle of red wine
​Fletchers Housing
​$20
​24/09/19
​Ludo Campbell-Reid
​General Manager Auckland Design Office
​Culinary evening with Colombian chef Alejandro Cuéllar
​Embassy of the Republic of Colombia
​$50
​24/09/19
​Emma Murphy
​Head of Recruitment & Talent
​Invitation to a conference as a guest of Caldwell Partners
​Caldwell Partners
​$825
​25/09/19
​Stephen Town
​Chief Executive
​Dinner with Boards of Australia and NZ Banking Group Limited and ANZ Bank NZ Limited at ANZ Centre, 11 Sept 2019
​ANZ Group
​$100
​25/09/19

​Programme Manager Waiheke & Gulf Islands
​Two bottles of wine 
​Seniors Advisory Panel
​$30
​26/09/19

​RMPA/PA Liaison
Box of chocolates
​Parnell Business Association
​$11
​26/09/19
​George Joseph
​Head of PW & Tech Services Procurement
​Invitation to Client Event, 10 Oct 2019 to discuss innovation and client relationship
​Fulton Hogan
​$30
​30/09/19

​Principal Solicitor
​Lunch
​DLA Piper
​$75