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Big bang ban in public places this Guy Fawkes

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:02 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders wanting to celebrate Guy Fawkes are urged to find a public display or keep to their backyards – and not let off fireworks in public places, where the activity is banned. The ban came into force in May this year and is aimed at protecting ... More >>

Aucklanders asked to help shape downtown public spaces

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:42 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being asked to help plan a network of high-quality public spaces set for Downtown Auckland. Auckland Council says there is an opportunity to create several quality spaces in the area from Lower Queen Street through to the waterfront ... More >>

Mayor proposes balanced rates policy

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:27 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Len Brown has today proposed a change to Auckland Council’s rating policy for its upcoming Long-term Plan 2015-2025, in light of recent changes in property values across Auckland. The latest revaluation figures in Auckland have altered the ... More >>

Beach Road design information day

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:59 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is holding an information day on Saturday 1 November to share design concepts for the second stage of the Beach Road walking and cycling project, which will regenerate the Beach Road street environment. It will encourage and provide ... More >>

Fixing Auckland’s transport

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:28 pm | Auckland Council

Today marks a critical step in the most important funding debate Auckland has ever had: whether or not Aucklanders are willing to pay for the transport system this city desperately needs to keep it moving, says Mayor Len Brown. More >>

IAB: Two pathways for transport in Auckland

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:06 pm | Auckland Council

A group of key transport stakeholders, collectively the Independent Advisory Body (IAB), today present its findings on how Auckland can fill its $12 billion transport funding gap over the next 30 years. More >>

Aucklanders respond well to lifejacket rules

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 4:31 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland’s Harbourmaster is hailing the first weekend of the council’s new rules on wearing lifejackets as a success. Harbourmaster Andrew Hayton says staff from his office visited several boat ramps to inform people about Auckland Council’s ... More >>

Auckland urban design panel boosts reputation of Auckland

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 2:10 pm | Auckland Council

The success of Auckland Council’s urban design panel and its influence on the internationally acclaimed design quality of many recent major developments in the city is celebrated in a stunning new book to be launched tonight (Tuesday, 28 October 2014). Established ... More >>

Time to have your say on the sale of legal highs

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:18 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city. The council’s Local Approved Product Policy consultation, which will decide where the products can be sold, opens ... More >>

Council CEO details options to prevent forced house sale

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:02 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town has today written to Penny Bright making it clear that the forced sale of her house because of her long-term overdue rates arrears was not the council’s preferred course of action. More >>

General Revaluation report received by councillors

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:36 pm | Auckland Council

The Finance and Performance committee this morning received the 2014 General Revaluation report, which shows average residential capital value increases of 34.8 per cent since 2011. More >>

Auckland’s trains pass two more milestones

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:51 am | Auckland Council

A record 12 million train trips across Auckland confirms that Aucklanders are crying out for better transport choices, says Mayor Len Brown. Auckland rail patronage numbers, up 17.5 percent in the past year, are on track to reach the Council’s target of ... More >>

Proposed Air Quality Bylaw tackles pollution

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:06 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Regulatory and Bylaws Committee adopted a draft Air Quality Bylaw today to tackle Auckland’s air pollution. The proposed bylaw has been recommended as a way of meeting national air quality standards, as required by the Government. More >>

Get on board with new navigation safety rules

Monday, 20 October 2014, 4:16 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland boaties are being urged to ‘suit up’ with lifejackets this summer as part of new navigation safety bylaws which come into effect on Labour Weekend. Auckland Council wants people to keep safe on the water this summer and this means being aware ... More >>

The Luminaries headlines latest library exhibition

Monday, 20 October 2014, 4:14 pm | Auckland Council

Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize copy of The Luminaries has been loaned to Auckland Libraries for its latest exhibition. ‘For the love of books’ opened today in the Central City Library’s Sir George Grey Special Collections exhibition room ... More >>

Auckland Council gets its teeth into Kai Auckland

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:35 pm | Auckland Council

Hundreds of people across Auckland are sitting down to share community meals this week as part of the launch of Kai Auckland. Kai Auckland is being led by Aucklanders who have collectively identified healthy, home grown food can nourish their communities, ... More >>

Simpler hearings process tools being developed

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 4:30 pm | Auckland Council

Help is at hand for submitters to the Auckland Unitary Plan hearings who are having difficulties understanding and navigating the hearings process. The Independent Hearings Panel considering the more than 9500 submissions – and a further 3500 further submissions ... More >>

Last chance to have your say on council decision process

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:17 pm | Auckland Council

Last chance to have your say on council decision-making process Aucklanders are being urged to take part in a consultation that will help decide how the council makes important decisions, before time runs out this week. The council’s Significance ... More >>

Auckland Council welcomes new cadets

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 10:55 pm | Auckland Council

Eleven young people will get a helping hand in their careers when they embark upon Auckland Council’s new Cadet Programme this week. The programme is designed for motivated job seekers who may find it hard to secure sustainable employment due to ... More >>

Water supply safe, reporting process under review

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:39 am | Auckland Council

Watercare’s decision to close two water supply lakes in the Hunua Ranges in May 2014 after traces of herbicide (metsulfuron-methyl) were detected has been the subject of media reports this morning. Auckland Council CE Stephen Town is confident public ... More >>



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