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Council’s hands tied in Psychoactive substances debate

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:56 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse says the council shares the community’s concerns about the social impacts from psychoactive substances and will continue to work with social agencies to minimise those impacts. More >>

Flooding, debris and power cuts as storm hits

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:51 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Civil Defence reminds Aucklanders to stay up-to-date with weather forecasts as severe weather impacts the region. More >>

MetService issues severe weather warning

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 5:09 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Civil Defence reminds Aucklanders to stay up-to-date with weather forecasts in the lead up to Easter as severe weather is expected across the region. More >>

Amalgamation benefits boost council savings

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 5:02 pm | Auckland Council

Improved economies of scale from the amalgamation of the eight local authorities have helped Auckland Council maintain services at reduced cost, says a council report on efficiency savings. More >>

Future of first skyscraper up in the air

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:13 pm | Auckland Council

The future of New Zealand’s first skyscraper, the 100m tall Auckland Council Civic Administration Building, is in the balance. More >>

Put your hand up to Stand Up! Stand Out!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:54 am | Auckland Council

Do you have star quality and a desire to perform? ‘Stand Up! Stand Out!’ is a performing arts competition for Auckland secondary schools proudly delivered by Auckland Council. Entries are now open for this year’s competition - with heats, ... More >>

The devils are coming…

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:35 am | Auckland Council

Four Tasmanian devils are making their way to Auckland Zoo this week, just in time for April School Holidays. One female and three male Tasmanian devils are moving to Auckland Zoo from Australia’s Healesville Zoo to be part of an insurance population ... More >>

Perfect time of year to eradicate pesky moth plants

Monday, 14 April 2014, 1:43 pm | Auckland Council

Perfect time of year to eradicate pesky moth plants Planning on doing some gardening over the Easter break? Now is the perfect time of year to remove the invasive moth plant from your property. Originating from South America, moth plant is a serious ... More >>

First step taken for Japanese garden relocation

Friday, 11 April 2014, 12:10 pm | Auckland Council

The first step in re-establishing the Fukuoka Friendship Garden has been taken with the appointment of councillor Cathy Casey as the chair of the Fukuoka Friendship Garden Steering Group. Cr Casey, who was confirmed as chairperson at the group’s ... More >>

Trial to help shape future of food waste collection

Friday, 11 April 2014, 11:55 am | Auckland Council

North Shore households will be the first to experience the future when a trial of the region’s planned new organics collection service starts next month. More >>

20 years of kōkako recovery celebrated in the Hunua Ranges

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:16 pm | Auckland Council

Last weekend saw the celebration of twenty years of successful conservation efforts to ensure the survival and growth of our native kōkako in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park. More >>

Views sought on plans for K’Road and Newton

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 11:37 am | Auckland Council

Waitematā Local Board wants your views on plans that will guide the future of the Karangahape Road and Newton areas. The Draft Karangahape Road Plan and Draft Newton Plan, open for consultation until Wednesday 14 May, provide a strategy and outline ... More >>

Employment rebounds, but all eyes on inflation

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 9:03 am | Auckland Council

The Auckland economy is estimated to have grown 2.9 per cent year-on-year in the December quarter, taking growth through the year to 2.8 per cent. This is on par with the growth achieved through calendar 2012. More >>

Len Brown welcomes LGNZ review of rates

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:32 pm | Auckland Council

Len Brown welcomes LGNZ review of rates Auckland Mayor Len Brown has welcomed Local Government New Zealand’s announcement of a review of local government funding, to find a more sustainable funding model for the future. Len Brown said: “I have ... More >>

Mayor launches plan to boost youth employment

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 10:40 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Len Brown today launched a plan to increase youth employment in Auckland at a summit attended by Auckland’s key business leaders, young people and government agencies. The ‘Mayor’s Youth Employment Traction Plan’ includes a new office ... More >>

Auckland Council debt weighs heavily on city plan

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 2:00 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council debt will reach $12,000 per ratepayer by 2021/2022 or $5378 per capita if the present trend continues, the Employers and Manufacturers Association advised the Council hearings on its draft Annual Plan today. More >>

Feral goats in the Hunua Ranges targeted for control

Monday, 7 April 2014, 11:52 am | Auckland Council

A number of tracks, campsites and access ways in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park will be closed between April and June for feral goat control operations by Auckland Council. Feral goats are a significant pest threat in the Hunua Ranges and it is ... More >>

Lack of rain extends restricted fire season

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 2:53 pm | Auckland Council

The rainfall experienced in Auckland has done little to decrease the region’s fire risk. The current restricted fire season remains firmly in place. All open fires continue to require a valid fire permit. More >>

Waitakere revealed through artist’s eyes

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 12:22 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s regional parks artists in residence Tim Prebble and Denise Batchelor return to their residency ‘patch’, the Waitakere Ranges, this week to show some of their work. More >>

Views sought on region wide bylaw

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 11:13 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council wants your views on a proposal for a region wide bylaw and code of practice for the management of its cemeteries and crematoria. Submissions are accepted from Friday 4 April to Monday 5 May 2014. The new bylaw and code will replace ... More >>

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