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Sentencing over rubbish truck death

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:16 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is one of three parties fined today in the North Shore District Court over the death of a rubbish contractor in Birkenhead last August. More >>

Fresh fruit & vegetable group partners with leisure centres

Friday, 21 October 2016, 1:00 pm | Auckland Council

Four Auckland Council leisure centres in the city’s south are promoting healthy eating by becoming pick-up points for fresh fruit and vegetables purchased online. More >>

Young candidates the big winners in Kids Voting

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:19 pm | Auckland Council

Phil Goff was the winner chosen by students taking part in the Kids Voting election programme but with a slimmer majority of just 463 votes over his closest rival 22- year-old Chloe Swarbrick. More >>

Mayor elect announces Deputy and new Council committees

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:59 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor elect Phil Goff today announced that Bill Cashmore will be the new Deputy Mayor of Auckland. “I’m delighted that Bill Cashmore has accepted the position of Deputy Mayor. He is a respected and experienced councillor and I am looking forward ... More >>

Auckland reverses downward voting trend

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:16 pm | Auckland Council

Nearly 400,000 Aucklanders turned out to cast their vote in the city’s third local elections since amalgamation, arresting the decline in voter turnout and improving the city’s position, to earn the second largest percentage increase of all metropolitan ... More >>

Half a million dollar boost for sports groups

Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:51 pm | Auckland Council

In a bid to encourage Aucklanders to be more active more often, Auckland Council has released a $508,000 regional fund to support sport and recreation organisations that work across the region. Applications for the 2017/18 Regional Sport and Recreation ... More >>

Preliminary results for Auckland District Health Boards

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 9:50 pm | Auckland Council

Preliminary results for District Health Board and Auckland Council voter returns Preliminary results for the election of members to Auckland three district health boards are now available on the Auckland Council website, click here to see the Preliminary ... More >>

Phil Goff is the new mayor elect of Auckland

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 1:46 pm | Auckland Council

Phil Goff has won the Auckland mayoralty with 179,206 votes, 47.6 per cent of votes counted to date. His nearest rival Vic Crone received 105,413 votes, Election Officer Dale Ofsoske said in releasing the progress result. More >>

Voting update - the clock’s ticking!

Friday, 7 October 2016, 2:06 pm | Auckland Council

There’s less than 24 hours until voting closes in the Auckland local body elections. More >>

Boost to get moving

Monday, 3 October 2016, 11:48 am | Auckland Council

3 October 2016 Boost to get moving It’s October already and despite the weather, we’re starting to think about summer. Unfortunately, the body is revolting – mostly against the thought of crawling out from under the duvet, where we’ve been ... More >>

Never a Better Time to Vote

Friday, 30 September 2016, 8:01 pm | Auckland Council

It’s a week out from the close of voting in the 2016 local body elections and in Auckland 18.3 per cent of votes are in as we countdown to midday Saturday 8 October. More >>

Spring biking bee adventure this Saturday

Friday, 30 September 2016, 3:13 pm | Auckland Council

As spring struggles to find purchase in Auckland, the urban bee population is enjoying a surge of support through a city bee “social sculpture” collaboration organised by artist Sarah Smuts-Kennedy for the Auckland Design Office. More >>

The snail ate my mail

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:42 pm | Auckland Council

The snail ate my mail There are just seven days left to vote in the local elections. They say a week is a long time in politics but what is weaker are the excuses Aucklanders give for why they haven’t yet voted. The most original comes from out west where ... More >>

Hurry up - you don’t want to miss the vote!

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 2:02 pm | Auckland Council

It would be hard for anyone in Auckland not to notice the local elections are on, but what’s harder is to turn good intentions into voter action. More >>

Unitary Plan to be made operative in part

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:25 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body will be asked to make the Auckland Unitary Plan operative in part tomorrow, following an assessment of 106 appeals lodged with the Environment Court and High Court. More >>

Assisted voting empowers people with a disability

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:14 am | Auckland Council

Using technology and in-house visits, Auckland Council and the Blind Foundation have teamed up to assist blind and low vision voters access information about candidates standing in the local elections and cast their postal ballot. “Assisted voting ... More >>

Love Food Hate Waste fund – submit your idea by Friday

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:04 am | Auckland Council

On average about a quarter of all food purchased ends up in the rubbish bin, bag or compost costing householders around $500 a year in uneaten items. Auckland Council’s first ever Love Food Hate Waste Fund closes this week (Friday 30 September) so act ... More >>

Funding will increase emergency housing for homeless

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:42 pm | Auckland Council

The council’s Finance and Performance Committee today approved funding of $2 million to the James Liston Hostel in the Auckland CBD to enhance the quality and quantity of emergency housing for rough sleepers and homeless people. More >>

Youth unemployment decreasing

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:25 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed news the number of unemployed young Aucklanders has decreased during the first six years of a united Auckland. More >>

Voter Education Key For Diverse City

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 8:23 am | Auckland Council

Educating new migrants about voting in local body elections is a priority of Auckland Council’s community engagement and outreach programme. More >>



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