Onehunga business advocate bows out1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Peter Gibson has stepped down as chair of the Onehunga Business Association
After 17 years of service to the Onehunga business community, Peter Gibson is bowing out of his role as chair of Onehunga Business Association. Describing his time with the OBA as an “interesting journey to get Onehunga to where it is now”, he adds that from now on, as a local business owner, he will be an “interested observer” on the sidelines.
Former Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Councillor and Maungakiekie MP, Denise Lee, has worked with Peter for many years.“If you ever wanted to know what was going on in Onehunga with infrastructure, business, transport or politics, you’d talk to Peter. What has always floored me is not just the way he knew the present, he always had the best common sense and wise ideas for the future.
“His quiet way of serving selflessly has brought stability and continuity to a town centre often buffeted about by the powers-that-be. Thank you for being our anchor over the years.”
Local Board member, Debbie Burrows, says that Peter has always had a knack of being able to predict what was going to happen in the area. She says that he had put his “heart and soul” into the community. “Those of us who are new in business, struggling in business, or maybe thriving in business, you need someone like Peter.”
Onehunga town manager, Amanda Wellgreen, says that Peter has always been supportive, and his advice and knowledge have been invaluable. She says his departure is “sad for Onehunga but good for Peter.”