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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 >>

Council projects take honours at NZ Best Design Awards

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

A project commissioned by the Waitematā Local Board won three awards at this year’s national Best Design Awards. The sculpture-led identity for Studio One – Toi Tū (the refurbished Artstation) took the Gold Pin for Small Brand Identity, as well ... More >>

State of Auckland snapshot now available

Friday, 10 October 2014, 3:50 pm | Auckland Council

State of Auckland snapshot now available A statistical snapshot of Auckland’s social and natural environment in 2014 is available online from today, with the release of Auckland Council’s State of Auckland report cards. The report cards provide ... More >>

Committee receives update on future waste services

Friday, 10 October 2014, 3:20 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Regional Strategy and Policy Committee received updates yesterday on progress to deliver enhanced and improved waste services to Aucklanders. The first of two reports advised on the Resource Recovery Network, which is a core project ... More >>

Court action is a last resort, says frustrated council chief

Friday, 10 October 2014, 2:03 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council says it has exhausted all attempts to secure rates payment from Penny Bright and moves to recover the outstanding amount through the courts are a last resort. This follows a seven and a half year process that is being driven by ... More >>

Council projects finalists in Best Design Awards

Friday, 10 October 2014, 1:33 pm | Auckland Council

Two Auckland Council art projects have made it to the finals of this year’s Best Design Awards. The winners will be announced in Auckland today (Friday 10 October). POP (, a temporary public art project initiated by the Waitematā Local ... More >>

Council to consult on legal high sale areas

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 3:32 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Regional Strategy and Policy Committee today voted to adopt its proposed draft policy on psychoactive substances and consult on plans that would see the sale of the products restricted throughout the city. While council cannot ... More >>

Council agrees to new approach to pest management in Hunuas

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 2:55 pm | Auckland Council

At its meeting on 9 October 2014, Auckland Council’s Regional Strategy and Policy Committee decided in favour of a proposal to manage pests in the Hunua Ranges using sodium fluoroacetate (1080). More >>

Celebrate Diwali with Auckland Libraries

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 10:54 am | Auckland Council

Visit your local library during Diwali and immerse yourself in the rich world of Hindu culture. Bring the kids along to Storytime, view a beautiful exhibition of water colours by Sunil Govind Gadgil and even try some yoga! Celebrate Auckland’s ... More >>

Working together for a Waste Free Community

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 3:36 pm | Auckland Council

Conservation Week 2014 Reuse to Reduce Market In partnership with Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away, and as part of Conservation Week 2014 (1-9 November), Auckland Zoo is holding a Reuse to Reduce Market on Saturday 1 November, 9.30am-3pm. This year’s ... More >>



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