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Industry support for greater share of GST to councils

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 12:04 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says a poll conducted for Infrastructure New Zealand indicates the industry is supportive of his call for the government to return the GST Aucklanders pay on rates to Auckland Council. More >>

Illegal bike tracks carved into historic Takarunga

Friday, 6 September 2019, 6:50 pm | Auckland Council

Three tracks have been carved illegally into the northern slopes of Takarunga / Mt Victoria in the Auckland suburb of Devonport, causing extensive damage. More >>

Project offers unique bird’s eye view

Friday, 30 August 2019, 2:19 pm | Auckland Council

Perch safely in the sub-canopy of a Himalayan cedar tree in Albert Park while taking in Tāmaki Makaurau from a bird’s eye view. More >>

Breathing new life into old clothes

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 10:08 am | Auckland Council

The first thing Wayne Siu does after buying a suit is put it in the freezer. More >>

Safeswim switches on digital signage at local beaches

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 8:18 am | Auckland Council

A wave of digital Safeswim signs are coming to another eight beaches around Auckland this summer. More >>

Swap it like it’s Hot

Monday, 26 August 2019, 2:29 pm | Auckland Council

Keeping in line with New Zealand Fashion Week’s sustainability focus, Auckland’s Central City Library is gearing up for its third installation of Swap it Like it’s Hot. More >>

Stop! Fashion police!

Monday, 26 August 2019, 12:59 pm | Auckland Council

Fashion police will hit Auckland streets this week issuing tickets to stylish pedestrians during New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) from August 26 to September 1. More >>

Tighter restrictions proposed on freedom camping

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:23 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body today unanimously supported Mayor Phil Goff’s report on a proposed freedom camping bylaw. The report proposes that council consider clearer prohibitions and restrictions on where freedom camping will be allowed in ... More >>

Marine invader found in Great Barrier Island waters

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 10:06 am | Auckland Council

Among the coastal waters of Smokehouse Bay on Great Barrier Island, Auckland Council has discovered a new marine species attempting to make the island their home. It is the first known record of this species in New Zealand. More >>

Funding tools vital for urban development growth

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 9:59 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today welcomed the government’s move to address urban development and growth but cautioned against planning for growth without having the funding to go with it. More >>

Quay Street rain gardens ‘unseen ecological hero’

Monday, 19 August 2019, 10:18 am | Auckland Council

A series of specially designed gardens will form the centre piece of a revitalised Downtown Waterfront as part of the city’s 10-year Downtown Programme. More >>

Retrofit Your Home programme expanded

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 10:46 am | Auckland Council

This week, Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee voted to expand the council’s ‘Retrofit Your Home’ programme to include solar energy, energy storage and energy efficiency interventions. More >>

Myth-busting: buying and selling parks and open space

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 8:27 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council purchased land for another 13 new parks and open space at a cost of $44.2 million the 2018/19 financial year. This figure exceeds the $43.7 million the council spent on new parks and open space for Aucklanders in 2017/2018. More >>

Targeted rates helping to improve environment and water

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 4:22 pm | Auckland Council

More biosecurity dogs, tracks made safe for kauri and major new infrastructure to reduce contamination and overflows into the Waitematā Harbour are just a few of the examples of work being made possible from Auckland Council’s natural environment ... More >>

Looking for summer work with a difference?

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 12:23 pm | Auckland Council

Have we got the job for you! Auckland Council is on the hunt for 14 student rangers to join the regional parks team for a three-month paid internship this summer. More >>

Transport improvements key to success in southern growth

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 4:09 pm | Auckland Council

The adoption of the Drury-Opaheke and Pukekohe-Paerata structure plans has highlighted the critical role the area has to support Auckland’s population growth. More >>

Stallholder applications open for Auckland Lantern Festival

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 3:55 pm | Auckland Council

Applications are now open for stallholder sites at the Auckland Lantern Festival 2020, which takes place from Thursday, 13 February – Sunday, 16 February in Auckland Domain. More >>

Council to add 233 hectares more public open space

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 12:52 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today welcomed a decision taken by the Council’s Planning Committee to rezone 233 hectares to public open space in Auckland, adding new recreational areas available to Aucklanders. More >>

Auckland Monthly Housing Update for August

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 4:31 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) has released its Monthly Housing Update for August, bringing together the latest significant Auckland housing-related statistics. In the year ending June 2019, a record 14,032 dwellings were consented ... More >>

Plans to transform Drury and Pukekohe adopted

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 2:31 pm | Auckland Council

Plans to support significant future business and residential development in Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata to help tackle Auckland’s unprecedented growth have been adopted by Auckland Council. More >>



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