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Public safety discouraging train patronage

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:01 pm | Auckland Council

Train commuters are reconsidering travel on the southern rail line until Auckland Council and Auckland Transport take urgent steps to permanently secure train stations, according to Manurewa Local Board chairperson Angela Dalton. More >>

New playground for Myers Park

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:30 pm | Auckland Council

Construction is underway on a new playground in historic Myers Park in central Auckland. The existing playground has been closed and is being dismantled, to make way for an exciting new collection of play equipment. Waitemata Local Board chair Shale Chambers ... More >>

Legislation unites the tribes of Auckland with their maunga

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:23 pm | Auckland Council

Parliament will pass law this week (Thursday) to provide Treaty redress for the shared interests of 13 Auckland iwi and hapū in relation to 14 tūpuna maunga (volcanic cones), motu (islands) and land within Tāmaki Makaurau. It also provides for a 172 ... More >>

Despicable act of sculpture theft hits Gardens

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:52 pm | Auckland Council

A $30,000 bronze sculpture has been sawn off its fixings and stolen from the Auckland Botanic Gardens in a despicable act of vandalism and theft. The artwork, titled ‘Tuna’, by renowned Christchurch artist Bing Dawe, was part of the 2013/14 Sculpture in the ... More >>

Aotea Conservation Park huge boost for Great Barrier

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:00 am | Auckland Council

Aotea Conservation Park huge boost for Great Barrier Auckland Mayor Len Brown is describing the establishment of the Aotea Conservation Park on Great Barrier Island as a huge boost for the island, particularly in the wake of recent damaging storms. ... More >>

Just 3 days left to make 1 minute film

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 5:06 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland’s under 25 film-makers have just a few days left to try and win a share of $7000 prize money through Auckland Council’s youth video challenge. More >>

Have your say on draft community grants policy

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 11:03 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is seeking community views on a draft policy which aims to simplify the process for those applying for community grants. More >>

Not too late for further submission to Unitary Plan

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 10:56 am | Auckland Council

Not too late for further submission to Unitary Plan Further submissions to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan close on 22 July 2014. These are limited to being either in support or opposition to changes to the plan, as requested in the over 9,400 original ... More >>

Waitawa Regional Park closed until further notice

Monday, 14 July 2014, 3:53 pm | Auckland Council

Significant slips caused by heavy rainfall have prompted Auckland Council to close Waitawa Regional Park (Clevedon-Kawakawa Bay Road) until further notice. The park received 192mm of rain over 13 hours on Saturday 12 July, with 145mm of that in just ... More >>

Organics collection trial offers food for thought

Monday, 14 July 2014, 12:26 pm | Auckland Council

Most participants think Auckland Council’s planned new organics collection service is a good idea, according to an independent survey of households in the trial. More >>

First Housing Accord variation to create up to 3000 homes

Monday, 14 July 2014, 12:06 pm | Auckland Council

A group of landowners in Hobsonville have become the first to lodge a plan variation application in an Auckland Special Housing Area (SHA), bringing plans to create up to 3000 new homes a step closer. More >>

Response to the Weekend Herald editorial

Monday, 14 July 2014, 11:10 am | Auckland Council

When John Roughan describes the unified Auckland Council as an 'under-working morass of inefficiency', what exactly is he referring to? Could it be the $1.7bn in cost and efficiency savings under the new Council, is it the vastly improved consenting ... More >>

Designers sought for redevelopment of Quay Street

Friday, 11 July 2014, 3:13 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is seeking proposals from designers to assist with the future redevelopment of Quay Street. Quay Street has been earmarked for change under the City Centre Master Plan – a blueprint for the future use of the central city. The council is issuing ... More >>

Zoo achieves record visitation for third year!

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 11:12 am | Auckland Council

For the third consecutive year, Auckland Zoo has attracted a record number of visitors. From July 1 2013 to June 30 2014 the zoo welcomed more than 717,000 local and overseas people through its gates and achieved an overall visitor satisfaction rating of 95%. ... More >>

Taiwanese art comes to Auckland

Monday, 7 July 2014, 5:04 pm | Auckland Council

One of Taiwan’s most significant international art exhibitions is coming to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre next week. More >>

Next phase of Auckland’s 2015-2025 Plan process begins

Monday, 7 July 2014, 4:15 pm | Auckland Council

The next phase in Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan (LTP) process is underway as elected representatives and officials meet to consider what the council should do during the next 10 years and how to fund it. More >>

Cemeteries bylaw hearings complete

Friday, 4 July 2014, 2:54 pm | Auckland Council

Deliberations on Auckland Council’s proposed Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw and Code of Practice, are now complete and are expected to be adopted later this month. More >>

Council want to restrict where legal highs can be sold

Friday, 4 July 2014, 11:47 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Councillors are proposing to prevent the sale of psychoactive substances near schools, treatment centres and in areas of high deprivation as part of a draft Auckland Council policy. The Regional Strategy and Policy Committee received an update ... More >>

Safer commercial health services protect public

Monday, 30 June 2014, 4:28 pm | Auckland Council

A new health and hygiene bylaw comes into place tomorrow (1 July) requiring safer practices in Auckland’s health and beauty businesses to protect the consumer. More >>

100,000 dogs to be registered by 1 August

Monday, 30 June 2014, 3:43 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland’s 87,000 dog owners have until the end of July to register more than 100,000 dogs. More >>



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