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Attendance at meetings

​Governing Body and Committee attendance records


These tables show the attendance of Auckland’s mayor and councillors at the Governing Body meeting, committee meetings and workshops.

Forums, working parties and meetings with co-governance entities are not included.

Absences, during the time period shown, may include pre-arranged leave, illness and leave for attending funerals. Absences from meetings or workshops while on council business are noted separately.

Three week-long meeting recesses are scheduled each year, during school holiday periods. Members often take additional leave during these times.

Attendance records are published on a monthly basis with three months’ worth of records being shown at any one time.

*Please note that Councillor Christine Fletcher was granted a leave of absence during this period.


Committee attendance March – May2018

​Committee ​Meeting ​Workshop

Appointment, Performance Review and Value for Money Committee (was ‘Appointments and Performance Committee’ prior to April)

​Auckland Domain Committee 100%33%
​Audit and Risk Committee 96%100%
​Civil Defence and Emergency Committee ​58%n/a
​Community Development and Safety Committee 77%​44%
​Environment and Community Committee 71%​61%
​Finance and Performance Committee ​79%65%
​Governing Body ​80%58%
​Planning Committee ​78%​40%
​Regulatory Committee ​65%60%
​Strategic Procurement Committee ​78%​n/a​


Meeting attendance per member March – May 2018

​Governing body member​Meeting attended​Absent on council business


Mayor Phil Goff 75%7%82%
​Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore ​​91%​​9%100%
​Alf Filipaina 77%​2%79%
​Cathy Casey ​100%​0%100%
​Chris Darby 81%​13%​93%
Christine Fletcher ​51%* 0% ​51%*
​Daniel Newman 85%3%88%
​Desley Simpson 87%5%92%
​Fa'anana Efeso Collins 67%4%71%
​Greg Sayers 75%24%99%
​John Watson 99%0%99%
​Josephine Bartley86%6%92%
​Linda Cooper 90%10%99%​
​Mike Lee 70%0%70%
​Penny Hulse 84%12%96%​
​Richard Hills 91%0%91%
​Ross Clow  80%0%80%
​Sharon Stewart 78%17%95%
​Sir John Walker59%0%59%
Wayne Walker91%4%94%


Workshop attendance per member February – April 2018

Governing body member​Workshop attended ​Absent on council business


Mayor Phil Goff54%16%​70%
​Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore 63%32%
Alf Filipaina 69%3%72%
Cathy Casey 95%2%96%
Chris Darby 77%18%95%
Christine Fletcher   48%*   6% 54%*
​Daniel Newman 67​%
Desley Simpson 83%1%84%
Fa'anana Efeso Collins 43%30%73%
​Greg Sayers 26%​64%90%
​John Watson 78%15%93%
​Josephine Bartley​84%
​Linda Cooper 72%15%86%
​Mike Lee 50%34%54%
​Penny Hulse 70%17%87%
​Richard Hills 83%10%93%
​Ross Clow 71%6%
​Sharon Stewart 38%28%77%
​Sir John Walker13%0%
Wayne Walker74%​9%83%