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Mayor Phil Goff Welcomes Election Of New Ports Of Auckland Board Chair

Friday, 1 October 2021, 11:01 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says he looks forward to working with the newly elected chair of Ports of Auckland. “I welcome the board’s decision to elect Jan Dawson as its new chair, following her appointment to the board in August,” he says. “Jan ... More >>

Phil Goff Hails Taxi Service For COVID-19 Vaccination

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 2:41 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre’s plan for free taxis to take people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 will help boost the vaccine rollout, and he encourages anyone who needs the service to make use of ... More >>

Business Support For South Auckland Vaccine Drive Welcome

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 2:55 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff and Manurewa-Papakura Councillor Daniel Newman are thanking local businesses and community organisations for their support in donating goods to encourage people in south Auckland to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Auckland businesses ... More >>

Walk-ins welcome at vaccination centres

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 2:36 pm | Auckland Council

With appointments no longer required at community COVID-19 vaccination centres, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is again urging everyone to get their jab as soon as possible. More >>

Auckland Council outlines financial position

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 9:57 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is again taking a financial hit from COVID-19 and the Alert Level 4 lockdown, but Mayor Phil Goff says that careful and prudent financial management at the council should enable it to ride out the storm. More >>

Auckland’s transport system to benefit from new investment

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 1:59 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed as great news the government’s decision to boost the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) by a further $2 billion. More >>

Mayor Goff welcomes record day for vaccinations in Auckland

Friday, 3 September 2021, 2:02 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomes COVID-19 vaccinations in Auckland reaching a record 30,477 yesterday. “This is a great result, reflecting the community engaging with the need to be vaccinated, the system responding and staff stepping up to the challenge,” ... More >>

Hardship fund for City Rail Link-affected businesses

Friday, 3 September 2021, 9:56 am | Auckland Council

A new Targeted Hardship Fund will be set up to help Auckland small businesses that are impacted by disruption from construction of the City Rail Link, Transport Minister Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced today. More >>

Floods increase pressure on Aucklanders affected by lockdown

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 12:05 pm | Auckland Council

“Flooded homes and properties have added further trauma to the lives of people already under an Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown,” Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says. More >>

Mayor Goff Meets With Pacific Leaders To Discuss COVID Response

Friday, 27 August 2021, 4:31 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff and councillors Alf Filipaina, Efeso Collins and Josephine Bartley today led a virtual fono (meeting) with Pacific leaders to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Pasifika people in Auckland and how the council could help with accelerating ... More >>

Statement from Mayor Goff on alert level 4 extension

Friday, 20 August 2021, 3:46 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the highly contagious nature of the delta variant and the wide range of venues visited by people infected with the virus justifies the precautionary decision by the government to extend alert level 4 nationally until ... More >>

Mayor Goff Thanks Outgoing Ports Of Auckland Board Chair

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 4:13 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff has thanked the outgoing Ports of Auckland Board Chair Bill Osborne for his contribution to the port and to Auckland. Mr Osborne announced his retirement earlier today, effective at the end of September. “I acknowledge Mr Osborne’s ... More >>

Statement From Mayor Goff On Community Case Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 4:28 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says it’s incredibly disappointing that a positive case of COVID-19 has been detected in the community. “We have been fortunate that for 169 days there has been no transmission of the virus in the community. “However, ... More >>

Auckland Council Endorses C40 Fossil Fuel Divestment Declaration

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 2:21 pm | Auckland Council

The Environment and Climate Change Committee has today unanimously endorsed the C40 Cities Divest/Invest Declaration, reaffirming Auckland Council’s policy of not investing in companies involved in the production of fossil fuels and committing ... More >>

Cabinet Art Is Spreading Further In Auckland

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 11:58 am | Auckland Council

Chorus is once again working with South Auckland’s Beautification Trust and Auckland Council to bring artwork to the cabinets in the district and is now calling for designs from local artists. This year eight cabinets in South Auckland and eight cabinets ... More >>

Auckland Council's Safeswim Programme Spotlighted On Global Stage

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 12:44 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Safeswim modelling programme has gained the attention of the World Health Organisation [WHO]. As the summer season kicks off in the northern hemisphere, WHO has released an update of their ‘Guidelines on Recreational Water Quality’. ... More >>

Auckland Council Organisations Support Social Enterprise By Cleaning Up With Will&Able

Friday, 16 July 2021, 12:06 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Auckland Unlimited have swung their support behind a Papatoetoe based social enterprise company by purchasing cleaning products for their office kitchens and cafeterias. Will&Able is a charity dedicated ... More >>

Government Investment Will Support Auckland Rail Network

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 12:19 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the government’s announcement of more than $275 million of expenditure to upgrade Auckland’s rail network, saying it will help boost employment and stimulate economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, as well as critically strengthening ... More >>

Mayor Unconvinced That Current Water Reform Proposals Will Benefit Auckland

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 10:49 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says that while he strongly supports the government’s objectives for water reform, he does not believe the model proposed will benefit Aucklanders. “Aucklanders have invested heavily in building up Watercare’s more ... More >>

Auckland Council Formally Adopts Record $32 Billion Recovery Budget

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 12:02 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body has formally adopted the 10-year Budget 2021-2031, locking in a record $31.8 billion investment package to support the city’s recovery from COVID-19 and deliver the infrastructure Aucklanders need. Mayor Phil Goff says ... More >>