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Update From The Mayor On Category 3 Buyout Negotiations

Monday, 31 July 2023, 6:01 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown says negotiations for a cost sharing agreement for voluntary buying outs of high-risk (Category 3) residential properties in the region are progressing, and he is optimistic the two parties will reach a resolution soon. “Auckland, like ... More >>

The Science Of Sniffs – Evaluating Dogs To Detect Plant Pathogens

Monday, 31 July 2023, 12:50 pm | Auckland Council

Dogs are famously known for their sense of smell; with around 300 million scent receptors, (humans have 5 million) a dog”s powerful nose can detect substances at concentrations of one part per trillion, that is, a single drop of liquid in 20 ... More >>

The Science Of Sniffs – Evaluating Dogs To Detect Plant Pathogens

Monday, 31 July 2023, 12:50 pm | Auckland Council

Dogs are famously known for their sense of smell; with around 300 million scent receptors, (humans have 5 million) a dog”s powerful nose can detect substances at concentrations of one part per trillion, that is, a single drop of liquid in 20 ... More >>

Successful Prosecution In Dog Attack Case

Tuesday, 18 July 2023, 10:56 am | Auckland Council

A Pukekohe man has recently been found guilty in the Pukekohe District Court of two charges of owning a dog that attacked a person/s contrary to s-57 of the Dog Control Act 1996. This comes at a time when unwanted dog behaviour is on the rise ... More >>

Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board (Ōtara Subdivision) By-election Result

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 4:28 pm | Auckland Council

Voting closed at noon today in the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board (Ōtara Subdivision) by-election. The newly elected member is Lorenzo Kaisaro who received 1512 votes, 1108 more than the next highest polling candidate. Auckland Council’s Manager Governance ... More >>

Auckland Council Appoints Acting CEO

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 3:47 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Wayne Brown has announced Phil Wilson has been appointed Auckland Council’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, following the resignation of current CEO Jim Stabback in February. Mr Wilson, who is currently Director Governance and CCO Partnerships, ... More >>

Little Red Digger Slashes Emissions

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 3:14 pm | Auckland Council

As the story goes, when digging out a drain the “little yellow digger” got trapped in the mud. It called for help and a “bigger digger” came to the rescue. But bigger is not always better when it comes to stormwater maintenance, a little red ... More >>

Be A Su-paw-star, It’s Time To Register Your Pooch

Monday, 19 June 2023, 8:48 am | Auckland Council

They’ve been your constant companion through what has been a few rough years. Loyal and faithful, staunch, and fun; now it’s your turn to reciprocate. Auckland Council is again reminding dog owners to show love for their dog by registering them ... More >>

Auckland Council’s FutureFit Challenge To Business

Monday, 12 June 2023, 11:05 am | Auckland Council

An easy-to-use online tool created by Auckland Council to help organisations’ employees to determine their personal carbon footprint, is being snapped up by councils and businesses around the country. The first of its kind in New Zealand, FutureFit ... More >>

Mayor And Majority Of Councillors Pass Annual Budget

Friday, 9 June 2023, 3:35 pm | Auckland Council

Today Auckland Councillors voted to adopt Mayor Wayne Brown’s amended Annual Budget, agreeing to a partial sale of council’s Auckland International Airport (AIA) shares to pay down debt, and reaching a compromise on cuts to services, debt, and rates. ... More >>

Mayor Announces Final Budget Proposal To Control Rates, Protect Services And Pay Down Debt

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 10:10 am | Auckland Council

In a speech to Auckland residents on Thursday morning, Mayor Brown set out a path to pay down $2billion debt, keep rates at inflation, protect core services valued by Aucklanders, cut waste and start to steady the Council’s books. He urged councillors ... More >>

Mayor Announces First Phase Of Public Transport Turnaround Plan

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 2:06 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Wayne Brown is announcing the first phase of a practical and achievable programme to turnaround Auckland’s flailing public transport patronage, by improving services and reliability. As part of the first phase of the plan, the Mayor will include in ... More >>

One Year On – The Green Revolution Spreads Across Auckland’s Central City Library Roof Top

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 11:15 am | Auckland Council

It is a year since Auckland Council installed its largest “living roof” on a council-owned building, the Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero. Over 2,000 low-maintenance, hardy native plants, propagated by local iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, ... More >>

Auckland Council Celebrates As Hunua Ranges Caution Lifted

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 7:36 pm | Auckland Council

Kokako in next. Photo credit: Geoff Moon The caution over the 1080 treatment area in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park has lifted, six months after the final application for 2022. With already excellent results, this marks the third successful aerial ... More >>

Candidates Confirmed For Ōtara-Papatoetoe (Ōtara Subdivision) Local Board By-election

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 7:35 pm | Auckland Council

Nominations for Ōtara-Papatoetoe (Ōtara Subdivision) Local Board by-election have now closed. The seat became vacant in late March with the resignation of board member Swanie Nelson. Four candidates have put their hands up to fill the vacant seat on ... More >>

Te Poari O Kaipātiki Ki Kaipara And Helensville RSA Successful Partnership For ANZAC 2023 Celebration

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 9:45 pm | Auckland Council

E kore rātou e Kaumatuatia Pēnei i a tātou kua mahue nei E kore hoki rātou e ngoikore Ahakoa pehea i ngā āhuatanga te wā I te hekenga atu o te rā Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou Ka maumahara tonu ... More >>

Mayor Backs Poppy Day Appeal

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 3:01 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown is encouraging all Aucklanders to get behind this year’s Poppy Day Appeal. “As the son of a World War II veteran, the Returned Services Association’s annual Poppy Day Appeal is a cause dear to my heart. “Since 1922, ... More >>

Aucklanders Carbon Impact 15 Per Cent Higher Than Fellow New Zealanders

Monday, 17 April 2023, 2:40 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland is striving to reduce its carbon emission by 50 per cent by 2030, but a recently published report commissioned by Auckland Council shines new light on the city’s consumption-based emissions. It also found food, housing, household utilities ... More >>

Two Thumb-sized Mammals Who Call Auckland Home, Now Known To Be Regionally Threatened

Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 10:59 am | Auckland Council

In new findings, two species of nocturnal bats, the size of a thumb and the weight of an AA battery, are now known to be regionally threatened. Auckland Council, in conjunction with a panel of bat experts, has undertaken the first regional conservation ... More >>

Anzac Day Reflecting Red For Remembrance

Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 9:47 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council and the Auckland RSA (Returned Services Association) have come together to provide opportunities for all Aucklanders to honour military veterans this Anzac Day. Anzac Day pays tribute to those who served and gave their lives in ... More >>





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