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New Demand To End The Private Sale And Use Of Fireworks

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 1:02 pm | Auckland Council

With the fireworks season about to start and the Cabinet about to be announced, there is a new demand on the government to end the private sale and use of fireworks in New Zealand. Auckland Councillors Cathy Casey and Fa’anana Efeso Collins have ... More >>

Update On Whau Community Facilities

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 4:42 pm | Auckland Council

Councillor Tracy Mulholland wants to reassure that work key projects for Whau will progress, despite the impact of this year’s events. Council’s widely publicized revenue loss and financial squeeze has put pressure on Council’s infrastructure ... More >>

Auckland Council Adopts Cautious Approach To Adjusting Water Restrictions

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 1:32 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council resolved today to maintain residential water restrictions for the time being and, from October 12, to slightly adjust restrictions on outdoor water use by businesses. Mayor Phil Goff said good progress has been made, with Aucklanders ... More >>

Auckland Council Launches Independent Review Of Ports Health And Safety

Monday, 14 September 2020, 10:06 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has today announced an independent review of health and safety at Ports of Auckland (POAL). “The recent death at the Ports is a tragedy we do not want to see repeated,” said Mayor Goff. “This is why Auckland Council ... More >>

Boost For Events In Auckland And Northland

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 3:45 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland and Northland today received a $19-million injection to support major events in the two regions, an announcement that will provide a lifeline to a sector that has faced significant challenges this year. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said the news ... More >>

Mayor Calls On Aucklanders To Dispose Of Masks Appropriately

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 11:23 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is reminding Aucklanders to put single-use face masks in the bin, following reports by maintenance and litter collection staff that there has been an increase in masks being littered around the city. Mayor Goff said anecdotal ... More >>

Mayor Goff Urges People To Follow The Rules As Auckland Moves To Level 2

Monday, 31 August 2020, 1:36 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff is today reminding Aucklanders that the length of time the city is in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 depends on how well the rules are followed. “We’ve got a system in place to stop the spread of transmission, but the system only works ... More >>

Aucklanders Reminded To Stay Home And Stay Local This Weekend

Friday, 28 August 2020, 3:33 pm | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being encouraged to stay home and stay local as the region enters its last weekend at Alert Level 3. The reminder comes on the back of two weekends that have seen large numbers of people out and about at skate parks, exercise stations, ... More >>

Auckland Councillors Approve Water Agreement With Key Waikato Stakeholders

Friday, 28 August 2020, 2:41 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body yesterday approved the signing of a relationship agreement between the council, Watercare, Waikato Regional Council, Waikato-Tainui and the Waikato River Authority that will help enable Auckland to increase its water ... More >>

Track Trespassers Acting Selfishly

Friday, 21 August 2020, 10:59 am | Auckland Council

People walking on closed tracks in the Waitakere Ranges are ignoring bylaws and increasing the risk of spreading kauri dieback disease — and they can expect to be issued with trespass notices, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says. “Most people are ... More >>

Government Inaction Over Fireworks Totally Unacceptable

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 7:32 am | Auckland Council

The Governance and Administration select committee has decided not to recommend any changes to the current law governing the private sale and use of fireworks, a move that two Auckland councillors say is “totally unacceptable”. Auckland Councillors ... More >>

Conservation Website Launched To Connect Communities

Monday, 17 August 2020, 2:40 pm | Auckland Council

Ever wanted to know what environmental activities are happening in your area? Where your closest local community group to become involved with is? Been wanting to learn how to take action in your backyard to enhance the natural environment? Auckland ... More >>

Mayor Goff welcomes CCO merger recommendation

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 12:04 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today welcomed an independent review which includes a recommendation to merge two of Auckland’s council-controlled organisations (CCOs) into one. More >>

Safeswim Takes Out International Award

Friday, 7 August 2020, 5:39 pm | Auckland Council

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) today awarded Auckland Council’s Safeswim programme a coveted Global Water Award. In winning the Smart Water Project of the Year the judges praised the programmes smart analytics in understanding the city’s complex ... More >>

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 >>