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Heritage Festival commemorates WW1

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:02 pm | Auckland Council

This year Auckland Heritage Festival commemorates the centenary of the First World War with the theme ‘courage has many resting places’. More >>

New shared space crowns fortnight of city improvements

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:19 pm | Auckland Council

New shared space crowns fortnight of city centre improvements The transformation of O’Connell Street into Auckland’s newest shared space will be officially launched this Friday, crowning a series of major improvements in the city centre. These include: More >>

Mayor welcomes Helicopter Trust’s constructive approach

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 6:01 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed the decision by the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust not to apply for funding from the Auckland Amenities Funding Board for the 2015/16 financial year on his recommendation. More >>

New governance structure for treasured tūpuna maunga

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:08 pm | Auckland Council

Over 100 guests attended the historic first meeting of the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority (Maunga Authority) which will govern 14 tūpuna maunga vested in the Tāmaki Collective as part of Treaty redress for historical grievances. The ... More >>

Te Arai development parkland a gift to all

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:45 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has been gifted 196 hectares of prime coastal land by Te Uri O Hau and Te Arai Coastal Lands Limited (TACL) as part of a landmark development plan at Te Arai. Rodney ward Councillor Penny Webster says the agreement to vest the land ... More >>

New framework outline for a world-class downtown Auckland

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:59 pm | Auckland Council

A new framework for downtown Auckland has been launched today, setting out 12 major programmes of work that will help create a world-class area that is able to compete globally to attract investment, tourism and jobs. More >>

Councils acts on illegal dumping in cemetery

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:27 pm | Auckland Council

Rogue gardening contractors dumping vegetation in public parks, including a cemetery, face a $400 instant fine if caught – and Auckland Council is asking the public to help identify the culprits. The call comes after the illegal dumping of an estimated ... More >>

Workshops bring food and waste focus to the south

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 11:40 am | Auckland Council

A week of practical workshops encouraging south Aucklanders to grow their own food and make the most of waste will kick off on Monday 15 September. Sustainable South – From Garden to Table and Back is a series of workshops for people to learn new ... More >>

Sports field programme delivers more for players

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:05 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Sports Field Capacity Development programme has this year added more than 18,000 hours of playing capacity on the region’s sports fields annually. Through the $16 million, 2013/14 programme of artificial turf construction, sand ... More >>

Council to help Aucklanders reduce their rubbish

Monday, 8 September 2014, 4:03 pm | Auckland Council

Every year, Aucklanders put out enough landfill rubbish to fill a line of rubbish trucks from the Harbour Bridge to Wellsford – yet 65 per cent of it shouldn’t be in there at all. Most of what goes in an average household’s rubbish bin or ... More >>

Revamp of iconic Auckland location complete

Monday, 8 September 2014, 3:20 pm | Auckland Council

On Wednesday this week, Mayor Len Brown will reopen the city centre’s upper Khartoum Place to the public. The upgrade of this important pedestrian route has transformed the once poorly-lit space into a high quality and safe pedestrian-friendly destination ... More >>

Trail marks Auckland’s wartime contribution

Monday, 8 September 2014, 12:48 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland’s First World War Heritage Trail launches today, offering Aucklanders the opportunity to learn about their region’s contribution to the First World War and remember those that were affected at home and abroad. The trail brings to light ... More >>

Auckland’s beach water quality improves

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 2:21 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland’s beach water quality improves Auckland’s beaches had an improved bill of health last summer, according to the latest report from Auckland Council’s Safeswim beach water quality monitoring programme. The programme monitors water quality at ... More >>

Aucklanders invited to have their say on signage and more

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 4:59 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are seeking feedback on a draft bylaw that will help manage the display of publicly visible signs. More >>

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board addressing youth employment

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:44 pm | Auckland Council

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board addressing youth employment issue More than 120 employers will attend a Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board business breakfast tomorrow morning to hear the results of a significant piece of research carried out by the ... More >>

Hearings on shaping Auckland’s development underway

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:28 am | Auckland Council

New Zealand’s largest planning review gets underway in Auckland today with an Independent Hearings Panel beginning its deliberations on Auckland Council’s Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. The hearing is before Environment Court judge, David Kirkpatrick who ... More >>

Staff and students disgusted by theft of native plants

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:52 pm | Auckland Council

Community programme staff and students are disgusted by the theft of 920 native plants grown by Orewa College students as part of their Trees for Survival Trust programme. The plants were to be planted by the students on Monday to help improve ... More >>

Auckland Council Group finances go from strength to strength

Friday, 29 August 2014, 11:58 am | Auckland Council

It has been another year of good financial performance for the Auckland Council Group which reported its unaudited preliminary financial results to the NZX today. More >>

Mayor proposes $16.6bn of investment for Auckland

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:35 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Len Brown today presented his proposal for Auckland’s next ten-year budget - the Long-term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025. More >>

Unitary Plan hearings begin

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:27 pm | Auckland Council

The next milestone in developing Auckland’s first Unitary Plan is the start of the hearings process on 2 September. More >>



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