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Never a Better Time to Vote

Friday, 30 September 2016, 8:01 pm | Auckland Council

It’s a week out from the close of voting in the 2016 local body elections and in Auckland 18.3 per cent of votes are in as we countdown to midday Saturday 8 October. More >>

Spring biking bee adventure this Saturday

Friday, 30 September 2016, 3:13 pm | Auckland Council

As spring struggles to find purchase in Auckland, the urban bee population is enjoying a surge of support through a city bee “social sculpture” collaboration organised by artist Sarah Smuts-Kennedy for the Auckland Design Office. More >>

The snail ate my mail

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:42 pm | Auckland Council

The snail ate my mail There are just seven days left to vote in the local elections. They say a week is a long time in politics but what is weaker are the excuses Aucklanders give for why they haven’t yet voted. The most original comes from out west where ... More >>

Hurry up - you don’t want to miss the vote!

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 2:02 pm | Auckland Council

It would be hard for anyone in Auckland not to notice the local elections are on, but what’s harder is to turn good intentions into voter action. More >>

Unitary Plan to be made operative in part

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:25 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body will be asked to make the Auckland Unitary Plan operative in part tomorrow, following an assessment of 106 appeals lodged with the Environment Court and High Court. More >>

Assisted voting empowers people with a disability

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:14 am | Auckland Council

Using technology and in-house visits, Auckland Council and the Blind Foundation have teamed up to assist blind and low vision voters access information about candidates standing in the local elections and cast their postal ballot. “Assisted voting ... More >>

Love Food Hate Waste fund – submit your idea by Friday

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:04 am | Auckland Council

On average about a quarter of all food purchased ends up in the rubbish bin, bag or compost costing householders around $500 a year in uneaten items. Auckland Council’s first ever Love Food Hate Waste Fund closes this week (Friday 30 September) so act ... More >>

Funding will increase emergency housing for homeless

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:42 pm | Auckland Council

The council’s Finance and Performance Committee today approved funding of $2 million to the James Liston Hostel in the Auckland CBD to enhance the quality and quantity of emergency housing for rough sleepers and homeless people. More >>

Youth unemployment decreasing

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:25 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed news the number of unemployed young Aucklanders has decreased during the first six years of a united Auckland. More >>

Voter Education Key For Diverse City

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 8:23 am | Auckland Council

Educating new migrants about voting in local body elections is a priority of Auckland Council’s community engagement and outreach programme. More >>

Tupu ‘Youth’ Library unleashes kids’ digital potential

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 10:57 am | Auckland Council

Otara’s celebrated Tupu Youth Library is the base for a series of after-school workshops designed for primary aged children, to unleash their creative potential via digital means. More >>

Applicants for Love Food Hate Waste Fund invited

Monday, 19 September 2016, 12:27 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is inviting applications to its first ever Love Food Hate Waste Fund from people with innovative ideas about how to reduce food waste. More >>

Show Your Love candidate website

Friday, 16 September 2016, 12:38 pm | Auckland Council

Voters can now go to and learn all about the hundreds of candidates who have put their names forward to lead Auckland for the next three years. More >>

Council Agrees Two Transport Step Changes for Auckland

Friday, 16 September 2016, 11:21 am | Auckland Council

On Wednesday 14 September, two significant transport agreements were made by Auckland Council and the government. The City Rail Link and works identified by the Auckland Transport Alignment Project will ease the pressure on our current transport network ... More >>

Plan to make Whenuapai a model urban community

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 1:48 pm | Auckland Council

Plans for the urbanisation of Whenuapai as a model for sustainable greenfield development have been approved. More >>

Tsunami threat reminder to have a plan

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 10:30 am | Auckland Council

The tsunami threat triggered by last Friday’s earthquake off the North Island’s east coast is a timely reminder for Aucklanders to make sure they have an emergency plan in place. More >>

Tsunami threat cancelled

Friday, 2 September 2016, 9:03 am | Auckland Council

Ministry of Civil Defence Emergency Management (MCDEM) advises the tsunami threat is cancelled across North Coast Regions (East) of the North Island of New Zealand. More >>

Decisions Digest: Weed policy review rejected at committee

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 5:17 pm | Auckland Council

The committee opened with a minute silence to acknowledge the sudden passing of Franklin Local Board member Sarah Higgins. Councillors also acknowledged the leadership of Chair George Wood and Deputy Chair Arthur Anae at this, their last meeting of the ... More >>

Voter awareness campaign launches

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 4:09 pm | Auckland Council

That’s Auckland Council’s message to the city’s one million plus eligible voters in a multimedia billboard, radio, print and digital communications campaign launched today. More >>

Work to open up Freyberg Place Begins

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 3:23 pm | Auckland Council

The statue of Lord Freyberg has been temporarily removed and construction has started on upgrading one of Auckland’s best-loved shared urban spaces - Freyberg Place and the Ellen Melville Centre. More >>



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