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Banks to Create Honorary City Architect

Monday, 4 October 2010, 5:11 pm | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks says the new Auckland Council must have a focus on promoting a healthy and vibrant city with a strong culture and an active and diverse arts community. More >>

Banks – To Focus on Safer Communities

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 2:33 pm | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks says the new Auckland Council has an important part to play in eliminating the opportunities for criminals and vandals to prey on our communities. More >>

Banks – Keeping Rates Under Control is Critical

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 9:41 am | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks says he will be taking a disciplined and controlled approach to spending at the new Auckland Council to ensure rates are kept under control. More >>

Banks Says NO to Brown’s Poll Tax

Monday, 13 September 2010, 2:36 pm | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks says there will be no Poll Tax for Aucklanders if he is elected Mayor on October 9th. More >>

Banks – Time To Restore Integrity To Voting System

Sunday, 12 September 2010, 6:04 pm | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks is calling for a review of the local government postal voting system to restore integrity and minimize the capacity for the postal vote to be abused. More >>

Banks Introduces Consumer Choice Into Water Debate

Friday, 27 August 2010, 8:52 am | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks says the new Auckland Council represents an excellent opportunity for a fresh start on water and wastewater pricing. More >>

Banks on Queens Wharf

Wednesday, 7 July 2010, 2:00 pm | John Banks

“My position on the restoration of Queens Wharf has not changed since day one however the future of Queens Wharf is in the hands of the owners – the Government and the Auckland Regional Council.” More >>

Banks Backs Government’s Boost for Sport

Friday, 11 June 2010, 4:53 pm | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks has welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister John Key that the Government will provide $15 million towards the expansion of North Shore’s Millennium Institute of Sport and Health. More >>

Banks – Māori to Have Strong Voice from Day One

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 10:18 am | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks says Māori will have a strong and influential voice in the new Auckland he leads. More >>

Banks – Open to Sensible Options on Queens Wharf

Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 12:40 pm | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks says he remains willing to work with the Government to develop a sensible outcome for party central on Queens Wharf. “I have consistently said that something great should be built on Queens Wharf." More >>

Crime Statistics Shame Our Country

Thursday, 1 April 2010, 1:24 pm | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks says crime statistics released today by Police are an embarrassment for our communities and country. More >>

Taxi Drivers Must Feel Safe

Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 3:21 pm | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks has welcomed the indication from Transport Minister Steven Joyce that taxis will be required to have video cameras installed in time for the Rugby World Cup. More >>

Banks Welcomes Competition

Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 10:40 am | John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks is encouraging anyone wanting to be a part of the new Greater Auckland council to stand in the upcoming local body elections. More >>

New Chief Executive a Good Bloke

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 5:25 pm | John Banks

Auckland City Mayor John Banks has welcomed the appointment of Mr Doug McKay to the role of Chief Executive for the new Auckland Council. More >>

Banks Says NO to Mining on Great Barrier

Monday, 22 March 2010, 4:13 pm | John Banks

Auckland City Mayor John Banks will be making strong submissions against any mining on Great Barrier Island and is encouraging the citizens of Greater Auckland to do the same. More >>

Banks demands an end to secrecy

Sunday, 26 August 2007, 2:14 pm | John Banks

Auckland Mayoral candidate John Banks has demanded an end to the secrecy over the leaky homes crisis facing Auckland City ratepayers. More >>

Auckland City Council Flip-Flops Please John Banks

Thursday, 12 July 2007, 2:05 pm | John Banks

"I am delighted that the push for openness and accountability with spending and rates has been met with agreement by my opponent," said Mr Banks. More >>

Banks announces Mayoral bid: "affordable progress"

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 9:34 am | John Banks

John Banks has officially announced his entry into the 2007 Mayoral elections. "Auckland and its residents have been suffering over the last three years. Massive rates hikes, wasteful spending, and poor civic leadership has seen the city council fail its citizens. ... More >>

 

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