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Sing Your Heart Out in the Mighty Civic

Friday, 31 July 2020, 10:36 am | Auckland Council

Two of Aotearoa’s musical heavyweights will lead the charge when the brilliant battle of harmony and song that is Battle Chorus returns to the Wintergarden at The Civic. The Auckland Live 2019 Cabaret Season standout, Battle Chorus is back for ... More >>

Auckland Council Adopts Emergency Budget

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 11:35 am | Auckland Council

Funding to retain key council services and deliver a $2.57 billion infrastructure programme to stimulate economic recovery, while adjusting to a severe fall in income, is at the heart of Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget, formally adopted today ... More >>

Auckland Council Economic Initiative Helps Secure $20m In Contracts Post-COVID

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:36 pm | Auckland Council

An Auckland Council programme that supports Māori and Pasifika businesses has seen a 90 per cent increase in the value of the contracts it has helped local businesses win and has more than doubled the number of businesses it supports since the COVID-19 ... More >>

Kōkako Rescue Mission A Success

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 4:42 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council rangers have swooped to the rescue of a juvenile kōkako. What makes it a “bird of interest”? Not only was it living in an area kōkako has not been seen in recent history, it was hopping more like a kangaroo than flying ... More >>

Auckland Council Urge Rural Residents To Consider A Second Tank

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 12:52 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is encouraging rural residents reliant on rainfall for their water supply and who have only one storage tank, to install a second one in preparation for another dry summer. To make it easier, the council has waived resource consent ... More >>

Auckland Council Chief Executive Appointment Notice

Friday, 17 July 2020, 2:00 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today announced the appointment of Auckland Council’s new chief executive, Jim Stabback. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim as Chief Executive of Auckland Council,” said Mayor Goff. “Auckland and Auckland Council ... More >>

Final Decision-making Process For Auckland Council’s $750 Million Fiscal Hole Starts

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 1:37 pm | Auckland Council

Decision-making for this year’s Emergency Budget has been one of the toughest in the history of Auckland Council, said Mayor Phil Goff, as councillors have worked to plug a $750 million fiscal hole. Councillors will workshop the final details of ... More >>

Shovel-ready Provides Some Help For Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 7:59 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff welcomed the reassurance that Auckland Council will receive nearly $100 million under the government’s ‘shovel-ready projects’ for this week’s Emergency Budget. In a letter to Mayor Goff, ministers Grant Robertson and Phil Twyford ... More >>

Auckland Council And MSD To Create 700 New Jobs

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 11:03 am | Auckland Council

700 new jobs on Auckland infrastructure and related environmental projects will be created over the next year, thanks to a $4.3 million dollar partnership launched this morning by Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Auckland Mayor Phil ... More >>

Council Makes It Easier For Aucklanders To Collect Rainwater

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:52 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has announced it is scrapping resource consent fees for the installation of rainwater tanks at residential properties. The fee waiver comes in response to the severe water shortages the region is currently experiencing. Other measures to ... More >>

Mayoral Statement On Light Rail Decision

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 12:04 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders will be disappointed that the future of light rail will not be decided until after September’s general election, Mayor Phil Goff says. “I am disappointed with that outcome, as I am sure many Aucklanders are too. “It is frustrating that ... More >>

Emerging Food Entrepreneurs Wanted For The Kitchen Project

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 12:31 pm | Auckland Council

Are you an emerging food entrepreneur wanting to kickstart your own business? Do you need support to take your foodie dream to the next level? The Kitchen Project is taking applications for those who are focused on building their business locally ... More >>

Six Auckland Infrastructure Projects To Be ‘fast-tracked’

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 7:58 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the government’s announcement of 11 infrastructure projects to be fast tracked around the country to help create jobs and boost the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. “Of the 11 projects announced by the government ... More >>

Give Us Your Feedback On Auckland's Emergency Budget 2020/2021

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 9:30 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is focused on helping our communities and businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19 and continuing to provide the essential services Aucklanders rely on. However, the economic impact of the pandemic means we need to make some ... More >>

Auckland Council Invites Feedback On COVID-19 Emergency Budget

Friday, 29 May 2020, 1:33 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council yesterday agreed to adopt the Consultation Document for its Emergency Budget 2020/2021, with public feedback open from mid-day today until 19 June 2020. The Emergency Budget responds to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Auckland Council’s ... More >>

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 >>