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Students Invited To Share Vision For Transforming Northcote Town Centre

Friday, 11 December 2020, 4:55 pm | Auckland Council

Today, Auckland joins 17 global cities to launch Students Reinventing Cities, a competition for students and universities from across the globe to share their vision for greener, fairer cities. The competition, led by C40 Cities - a global network ... More >>

Vandalism Takes Shine Off Kauri Dieback Track Upgrades

Friday, 11 December 2020, 4:37 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland ratepayers have been hit by acts of vandalism in local and regional parks where kauri tracks have been closed to the public for upgrades. So far, it has cost them over $100,000. “These acts of vandalism are a senseless waste of scarce resources ... More >>

Recovery Budget Proposal Focused On COVID Rebuild

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 3:52 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today released the Mayoral Proposal for Auckland Council’s 10-year Budget. The Recovery Budget, which will shape spending for the next decade in the city, prioritises: Auckland’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 Maintaining ... More >>

Mayor Goff Reminds Everyone To Keep Following COVID-19 Guidelines

Friday, 13 November 2020, 2:30 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomes the fact that the recent community case of COVID-19 in Auckland has been linked to a previously identified case and has not required a change in alert levels. However, he said it was important for everyone to keep ... More >>

Mayor Goff Reminds Aucklanders To Keep Up With COVID Precautions

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 1:39 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff backs the government’s advice to wear masks on public transport, take extra care with physical distancing and use the NZ COVID Tracer app, following the announcement today of a community case of COVID-19 in Auckland. Mayor ... More >>

Auckland Council Grapples With Billion-dollar Revenue Challenge

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 2:40 pm | Auckland Council

The $450 million hole that COVID-19 has punched in Auckland Council’s finances this year could grow by a further $540 million by 2024 according to a new forecast. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says that while New Zealand’s economic picture is currently ... More >>

Record Dwelling Consents Show Progress Addressing Auckland’s Housing Supply Issues

Monday, 9 November 2020, 11:11 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says a record number of dwellings consented in the city over the past year reflects encouraging progress in addressing housing supply issues. “Auckland consented 1734 new dwellings in September 2020, taking the annual total ... More >>

Minister Parker Urged To Consider Ending The Private Sale And Use Of Fireworks

Monday, 2 November 2020, 5:31 pm | Auckland Council

One of the first emails in Minister David Parker’s inbox today is a request to end the private sale and use of fireworks in New Zealand. The minister has been provided with a copy of the briefing that has been endorsed by: SPCA SAFE New Zealand Veterinary ... More >>

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 >>