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Auckland Welcomes Hamilton’s Support On Water Issues

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 3:12 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the decision by Hamilton City Council to work closely with Watercare on transferring its unused water allocation to Auckland. “I spoke to Mayor Southgate last week and she has been very understanding of the water issues ... More >>

COVID’s Half-billion-dollar Hit To Council Finances

Friday, 22 May 2020, 9:11 am | Auckland Council

New financial analysis reveals that Auckland could have a shortfall of more than half a billion dollars in revenue over the next financial year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. More than half—60 per cent—of the council’s revenue comes ... More >>

Auckland Council to make decision on water restrictions

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 9:30 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee will today consider introducing mandatory water restrictions in response to the ongoing drought, which despite recent rainfall has resulted in a significant water shortage in the region’s dams. More >>

Concerns Over Congregation As City Returns To Life

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 9:31 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff is calling on Aucklanders to continue to follow social distancing rules as the city gets busier. Images of people congregating, and not socially distancing, as they pick up takeaways and visit parks or beaches are of concern. “I know everyone ... More >>

Councillors Agree Rates Support For Aucklanders

Friday, 17 April 2020, 11:32 am | Auckland Council

After a marathon 10-hour meeting of Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee, Councillors yesterday agreed on the key priorities needed to guide the regional response to COVID-19 and its impact on the economy. “Councillors were unanimous yesterday that the council ... More >>

Auckland Council Announces 73 Priority Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 6:55 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has submitted a list of 73 priority projects to the Infrastructure Industry Reference Group, the taskforce set up by the Government to seek out ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure projects that can start quickly to stimulate the economy and reduce ... More >>

Auckland Council Welcomes Package To Stimulate Economic Recovery

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 9:01 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the city is ready and enthusiastic about promoting infrastructure projects to assist the country to recover quickly from the COVID-19 induced recession. “The impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown of the country will, ... More >>

Auckland Council Confirms Emergency Governance Measures, $22.5m Contingency Fund

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:33 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body has today unanimously approved emergency measures to ensure effective governance of the city while it is in lockdown over the next four weeks. Mayor Phil Goff says, “With New Zealand entering lockdown tomorrow, ... More >>

Mayor Phil Goff Calls On Auckland Businesses To Ramp Up Working From Home

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 2:34 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is calling on all Auckland businesses that can to support their staff to work from home, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Phil Goff said, “I welcome the clarity of the Prime Minister’s announcement today ... More >>

Auckland Council To Close Pools, Recreation Centres And Major Venues To Reduce Risk Of COVID-19

Friday, 20 March 2020, 11:35 am | Auckland Council

Auckland's libraries, pools and recreational centres, as well as the Maritime Museum and Art Gallery, will close for two weeks from today in line with Government recommendations to constrain the spread of COVID-19. Making the announcement today, Auckland Mayor ... More >>

COVID-19 Response: Mayor, Councillors Increase Financial Oversight

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 3:40 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff and Finance and Performance Committee chair, Councillor Desley Simpson, have announced a decision by councillors to expand elected member oversight of council finances as part of the response to the economic impact of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). ... More >>

Auckland Council Ready To Further Escalate COVID-19 Response If Required

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 2:44 pm | Auckland Council

The eight further cases of COVID-19 recorded in New Zealand today, with four in Auckland, confirm the risk of the virus spreading, says Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. “While all the cases are related to people returning from overseas it emphasises ... More >>

Auckland Council Announces Cancellations Of Major Events To Limit Potential Of COVID-19 Spread

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:26 pm | Auckland Council

As indicated by Mayor Phil Goff on 16 March, Auckland Council will be cancelling a number of major events, including the Auckland International Cultural Festival and the Music and Movies in Parks series, as well as other community events, to protect ... More >>

Auckland Cancels March 15 Remembrance Event In Light Of ChCh Decision

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 2:33 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today announced that Auckland Council would be cancelling the Auckland’s Remembrance Event which was due to take place tomorrow to mark the one year since the March 15 mosque attacks in Christchurch. The decision has the support of the ... More >>

Pasifika Festival Cancellation

Friday, 13 March 2020, 10:56 am | Auckland Council

Pasifika Festival has been cancelled as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The decision was made after discussions between Mayor Phil Goff and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday and again this ... More >>

New exhibition challenges perceptions of the Pacific

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 10:07 am | Auckland Council

Discover the people and stories of the Saltwater Realm at Waitui Ātea: Saltwater Realm . More >>

Measuring RFA’s Sustainability Footprint

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 3:31 pm | Auckland Council

Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) has taken a step closer to its flagship carbonzero division, Auckland Zoo, by gaining organisation-wide Toitū carbonreduce certification. Auckland Zoo has been Toitu carbonzero certified for three consecutive years. RFA ... More >>

Goff welcomes High Court decision

Friday, 7 February 2020, 10:26 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says he is pleased but not surprised that the Auckland High Court has dismissed an application for a judicial review of the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR). More >>

Goff commends government’s “wise investment” in Auckland

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 10:57 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff is pleased the government has responded positively to Auckland Council’s calls for greater investment in Auckland’s infrastructure. More >>

Statement by Mayor Goff on Ihumātao

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 11:35 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has been involved in discussions with the Crown and Kiingitanga, on behalf of mana whenua, to find a long-term resolution to the issues raised at Ihumātao. More >>