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Tighter restrictions proposed on freedom camping

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:23 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body today unanimously supported Mayor Phil Goff’s report on a proposed freedom camping bylaw. The report proposes that council consider clearer prohibitions and restrictions on where freedom camping will be allowed in ... More >>

Marine invader found in Great Barrier Island waters

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 10:06 am | Auckland Council

Among the coastal waters of Smokehouse Bay on Great Barrier Island, Auckland Council has discovered a new marine species attempting to make the island their home. It is the first known record of this species in New Zealand. More >>

Funding tools vital for urban development growth

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 9:59 am | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today welcomed the government’s move to address urban development and growth but cautioned against planning for growth without having the funding to go with it. More >>

Quay Street rain gardens ‘unseen ecological hero’

Monday, 19 August 2019, 10:18 am | Auckland Council

A series of specially designed gardens will form the centre piece of a revitalised Downtown Waterfront as part of the city’s 10-year Downtown Programme. More >>

Retrofit Your Home programme expanded

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 10:46 am | Auckland Council

This week, Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee voted to expand the council’s ‘Retrofit Your Home’ programme to include solar energy, energy storage and energy efficiency interventions. More >>

Myth-busting: buying and selling parks and open space

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 8:27 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council purchased land for another 13 new parks and open space at a cost of $44.2 million the 2018/19 financial year. This figure exceeds the $43.7 million the council spent on new parks and open space for Aucklanders in 2017/2018. More >>

Targeted rates helping to improve environment and water

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 4:22 pm | Auckland Council

More biosecurity dogs, tracks made safe for kauri and major new infrastructure to reduce contamination and overflows into the Waitematā Harbour are just a few of the examples of work being made possible from Auckland Council’s natural environment ... More >>

Looking for summer work with a difference?

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 12:23 pm | Auckland Council

Have we got the job for you! Auckland Council is on the hunt for 14 student rangers to join the regional parks team for a three-month paid internship this summer. More >>

Transport improvements key to success in southern growth

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 4:09 pm | Auckland Council

The adoption of the Drury-Opaheke and Pukekohe-Paerata structure plans has highlighted the critical role the area has to support Auckland’s population growth. More >>

Stallholder applications open for Auckland Lantern Festival

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 3:55 pm | Auckland Council

Applications are now open for stallholder sites at the Auckland Lantern Festival 2020, which takes place from Thursday, 13 February – Sunday, 16 February in Auckland Domain. More >>

Council to add 233 hectares more public open space

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 12:52 pm | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today welcomed a decision taken by the Council’s Planning Committee to rezone 233 hectares to public open space in Auckland, adding new recreational areas available to Aucklanders. More >>

Auckland Monthly Housing Update for August

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 4:31 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) has released its Monthly Housing Update for August, bringing together the latest significant Auckland housing-related statistics. In the year ending June 2019, a record 14,032 dwellings were consented ... More >>

Plans to transform Drury and Pukekohe adopted

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 2:31 pm | Auckland Council

Plans to support significant future business and residential development in Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata to help tackle Auckland’s unprecedented growth have been adopted by Auckland Council. More >>

Silverdale West Dairy Flat structure plan explores options

Monday, 5 August 2019, 9:46 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is delaying the finalisation of the Silverdale West Dairy Flat Industrial Area Structure Plan while it investigates prospects for the earlier provision of infrastructure and its funding. More >>

Mayor Goff welcomes start to $60M Puhinui Station

Friday, 2 August 2019, 10:28 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomes the start of construction on the $60M Puhinui Station project and its expected completion in around 18 months. More >>

Looming paper recycling issues require an urgent solution

Friday, 2 August 2019, 9:10 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is keen to undertake an in-depth feasibility study to find a solution for New Zealand’s looming paper and cardboard recycling crisis, as a matter of urgent priority. In recognition of the need for a coordinated national approach, ... More >>

Auckland Council releases pre-election report

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 12:14 pm | Auckland Council

With under two months until voting opens, Auckland Council’s pre-election report sets out the challenges our newly elected members will face as our population grows. More >>

Spotlight on sustainability during NZ Fashion Week

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 9:25 am | Auckland Council

This year’s New Zealand Fashion Week and Fashion Weekend showcases sustainability, diversity and creativity with a variety of activities designed to please the most style-savvy Aucklanders. More >>

Community Recycling Centres face plastics challenge

Friday, 26 July 2019, 9:19 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is encouraging Aucklanders to recycle all their household plastic containers (those labelled with numbers 1 through to 7) through the council’s kerbside recycling service, which is fully funded by a targeted rate, rather than dropping ... More >>

Illegal dumper faces full force of law

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 5:28 pm | Auckland Council

Following a recent successful illegal dumping prosecution in the Manukau District Court, Auck-land Council is cautioning Aucklanders to be wary of individuals or organisations offering cheap waste disposal services via social media. More >>



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