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Staff and students disgusted by theft of native plants

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:52 pm | Auckland Council

Community programme staff and students are disgusted by the theft of 920 native plants grown by Orewa College students as part of their Trees for Survival Trust programme. The plants were to be planted by the students on Monday to help improve ... More >>

Auckland Council Group finances go from strength to strength

Friday, 29 August 2014, 11:58 am | Auckland Council

It has been another year of good financial performance for the Auckland Council Group which reported its unaudited preliminary financial results to the NZX today. More >>

Mayor proposes $16.6bn of investment for Auckland

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:35 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Len Brown today presented his proposal for Auckland’s next ten-year budget - the Long-term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025. More >>

Unitary Plan hearings begin

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:27 pm | Auckland Council

The next milestone in developing Auckland’s first Unitary Plan is the start of the hearings process on 2 September. More >>

Library lock in: spend the night on your family tree

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:50 am | Auckland Council

Spend the night ‘locked in’ the Central City Library tracking your family history or whakapapa at the annual Karen Kalopulu Family History Lock In. More >>

Council delivers another sound financial performance

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:59 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council - excluding council controlled organisations - recorded an operating surplus of $97m against a budgeted loss of $40m for the year ending 30 June 2014. More >>

Taste buds tingle at youth burger competition

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:56 pm | Auckland Council

Forget Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules – when it comes to culinary creativity Manurewa High School is where the action is. More >>

Food waste trial extended

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:14 pm | Auckland Council

The three-month trial of Auckland Council’s planned food waste collection in parts of the North Shore is being extended. More >>

Aiming for a peaceful Auckland

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 4:36 pm | Auckland Council

This is the last chance to recommend someone for the annual ‘Auckland – City for Peace Youth Awards’. Nominations close this Friday 22 August with the awards ceremony being held at the Western Springs Garden Hall on Sunday 21 September 2014. ... More >>

Trash it forward

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 3:06 pm | Auckland Council

Trash it forward The popular creative competition Schools’ Trash to Fashion returns to the Corban Estate Arts Centre for the grand finale on the weekend 23-24 August. The competition gives students the opportunity to take items deemed as trash and ... More >>

Auckland’s property revaluation reveals average 33% increase

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 11:58 am | Auckland Council

Auckland’s three-yearly general property revaluation is well underway, with indicative data showing significant value movements across the region. Auckland Council’s Registered Valuer Peter McKay says: “At this stage we are looking at an upward ... More >>

Applications open for Disability Advisory Panel

Friday, 15 August 2014, 10:52 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is inviting applications for positions for the second term of the Disability Advisory Panel. The panel provides advice to councillors on how council plans, policies, and strategies can impact on people with disabilities. More >>

Auckland child injury stats revealed

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 4:20 pm | Auckland Council

More than 14,800 children in the Auckland region were admitted to hospital due to preventable injuries over the past five years. Auckland Council, working with Safekids Aotearoa has provided unintentional and intentional child injury statistics for each ... More >>

New kiwi youth share their stories

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 3:50 pm | Auckland Council

Diversity, literature and youth are being celebrated in a public book launch and reading event at the Mount Albert Senior Citizens Hall on 23 August. More >>

Youth employment summit creates new pathways for Aucklanders

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 10:42 am | Auckland Council

More than 150 young Aucklanders attended a youth employment summit in Henderson today aimed at connecting them with potential employers and job opportunities. Held at the popular Zeal youth space, today’s summit was the second in a series staged ... More >>

Fairer distribution of pokies funding sought

Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:13 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is calling for government to amend regulations so that proceeds from Class 4 gaming machines (pokies) are distributed more fairly to Auckland communities. The council’s Regional Strategy and Policy Committee heard last week that national ... More >>

First sod turned on Tamaki regeneration

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 9:39 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Housing Minister Nick Smith have this morning joined the local community in the Tamaki area of Auckland to take the first physical step in the regeneration of the area in which 16,000 people live. More >>

Mayor welcomes review of train security

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 4:00 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Len Brown says Aucklanders should be reassured by a rigorous assessment of train security which has resulted in an action plan to enhance safety across the suburban rail network. More >>

Draft bylaws aimed at balancing use of public places

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 12:47 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are seeking feedback on draft bylaws aimed at managing trading activities and events in public places. The new bylaws will replace the 10 different sets of rules inherited from Auckland’s previous councils that ... More >>

Council endorses new site for Japanese garden

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 12:25 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee today endorsed a proposal to re-establish the Fukuoka Friendship Garden in Western Springs Park. Timing and implementation will be subject to budget considerations as part of the Long-term ... More >>



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