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Ban on city rodeos still in place

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:13 pm | Auckland Council

Ban on city rodeos still in place Auckland Council confirmed today it is not lifting the rodeo ban on council land, put into place in 2008 by the former Auckland City Council. The decision by the legacy council was made in relation to its concerns ... More >>

Auckland rates notices out from today

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:05 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland ratepayers will receive their rates notice for the 2013/2014 rating year from today, the third year of Auckland’s three-year move to a single rating system. More >>

Mayor announces 20 percent cut in cost of City Rail Link

Friday, 1 August 2014, 9:23 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has announced a significant reduction in the cost of the City Rail Link (CRL) from $2.86 billion to less than $2.4 billion lowering the price of Auckland's number one transport infrastructure priority by about 20 per cent. More >>

Film studios functioning well despite fire

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:21 pm | Auckland Council

Despite a fire that destroyed a workshop building on the periphery of Auckland Film Studios in Henderson, Auckland last night, filming of an international production on the site is proceeding. More >>

Aucklanders help shape new bylaws

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:59 am | Auckland Council

Community feedback has played a major part in the final content of two new regional bylaws adopted by Auckland Council’s Governing Body today. In adopting the final Navigation Safety and Cemeteries and Crematoria bylaws, Regulatory and Bylaws Committee ... More >>

Auckland Film Studios fire

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:19 am | Auckland Council

A major fire occurred at the council-owned Auckland Film Studios in Henderson, West Auckland last night. Studio 3, one of five film studios on the site, has been extensively damaged. The building was not being used for filming and the damage is not expected ... More >>

Still time to help shape your Local Board Plan

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:04 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are reminded that they have until 5pm on Wednesday 6 August to make a submission on their draft Local Board Plan. Each board, from Great Barrier, to Franklin in the south and Rodney in the north, has produced a draft Local Board Plan which ... More >>

Auckland Council correcting minor issue on rates resolution

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 5:55 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is correcting a minor technical issue in the setting of this year’s rates. More >>

Long-term Plan workshops continue

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:18 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland’s elected members met yesterday for the fifth in a series of workshops to consider council priorities for the next 10 years. The workshops are part of the 18 month process of developing Auckland’s Long-term Plan (LTP). More >>

Council accommodation moves to save $100m

Friday, 25 July 2014, 4:08 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is in the process of reducing the number of its council buildings in the central city from seven to three to save money and create more efficient and productive work spaces. More >>

LTP workshops underway

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:52 pm | Auckland Council

LTP workshops underway Auckland councillors today met for the fourth in a series of workshops to consider council priorities for the next 10 years. The workshops are part of the 18 month process of developing Auckland’s Long-term Plan (LTP). More >>

Youth Advisory Panel starts second term

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:34 pm | Auckland Council

Retiring members and new members of the Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) will be acknowledged by Mayor Len Brown on Monday (28 July) at a function attended by YAP liaison councillor Linda Cooper, parents, and elected representatives from the council and local boards. ... More >>

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 >>



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