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Auckland Council Welcomes $182 Million ‘Shovel-Ready’ Investment

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 4:07 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the $182 million investment in ‘shovel-ready’ transport projects announced today by the Government. The new funding will be allocated across four projects: the Puhinui Interchange and Stage One of the Ferry Basin Redevelopment ... More >>

Auckland Council Endorses Mayor Phil Goff’s Emergency Budget Proposal

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 5:40 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee today voted to endorse Mayor Phil Goff’s proposal for the Emergency Budget 2020/2021, which responds to the $750 million fiscal hole caused by the COVID-19 crisis and the urgent need for more ... More >>

Mayoral Statement On “Calling In” Of Auckland’s Water Consent

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 5:29 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomed the announcement by the Environment Minister to fast track Auckland’s resource consent for the water take in the Waikato. “I welcome the fact that the minister recognises that this is an issue of national significance ... More >>

Mayoral Statement On APEC 2021

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 12:28 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today said he was disappointed but understood why the call had been made to make APEC 2021 a virtual event. “APEC would have been an amazing opportunity for Auckland to showcase what we have to the world. However, given the ... More >>

Auckland To Receive Over $1 Million In New Funding For People-friendly Streets

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 12:52 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the announcement by Waka Kotahi the NZ Transport Agency that four Auckland projects will receive around $1.4 million in new funding from the government’s Innovating Streets for People programme. The Auckland projects ... More >>

Mayor Goff Asks For Water Consent To Be Added To COVID-19 Recovery Bill

Monday, 22 June 2020, 9:17 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will appear at the Environment Select Committee on Monday morning to ask that Watercare’s Waikato River water take consent be included as project number 12 on the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill 2020 (“the ... More >>

Auckland’s Recovery Vital To NZ’s Recovery

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:52 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Support for jobs and a big boost for social housing in this year’s budget are the two most important provisions for Auckland, says Mayor Phil Goff. “We can celebrate with caution the success we have achieved in saving lives and stopping our hospitals ... More >>

Auckland Council Announces Water Restrictions

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 1:18 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

In response to one of the most severe droughts in Auckland’s history, Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee today voted unanimously to introduce mandatory water restrictions, which will come into effect across the region from Saturday 16 May. ... More >>

Mayor Aligns With Government Ministers On Pay Cut

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 4:05 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said today that he will take a voluntary 20 per cent reduction to his mayoral salary for the next six months. The pay reduction is in line with central government ministers and public ... More >>

Phone Lines Run Hot For Welfare Assistance

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 5:34 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Around 3000 requests for food parcels have been received by an Auckland Council call centre in the first week of its operation, says Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Auckland Council has set up a food distribution centre at Spark Arena at the request of the ... More >>

Auckland Council Staff Deployed To Assist Government Food Distribution Programme

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 3:23 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Council is deploying more staff to help Aucklanders experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. In line with the welfare directive announced by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) today to help people experiencing ... More >>

Council Takes Urgent Action On Government COVID-19 Announcement

Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:08 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Council will tomorrow hold an emergency meeting to confirm arrangements to enable essential work to be undertaken during the COVID-19 crisis lockdown. Mayor Phil Goff said, “I’ll be putting to councillors at tomorrow’s emergency Governing ... More >>

Auckland Council Escalating Response To COVID-19

Monday, 16 March 2020, 12:59 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Phil Goff met this morning with the chairs and deputy chairs of Auckland Council’s four major committees and says that there was unanimous agreement that the holding of large gatherings should be reassessed as a precautionary measure. “To date the ... More >>

Ratepayers Shouldn’t Pick Up The Tab For Hotel Owners, Says Auckland Mayor

Friday, 6 March 2020, 1:48 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is disappointed that a group of hotel and motel owners has decided to appeal the High Court’s rejection of its claim that the Auckland Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR) is unlawful. The APTR is a targeted rate ... More >>

Second COVID-19 Case Not Cause For Panic

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 1:24 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

A second case of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) has been confirmed in New Zealand by the Ministry of Health. The Ministry has advised that a New Zealand woman contracted the virus while on holiday in Northern Italy. The woman is recovering in isolation ... More >>

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff Welcomes New City Mission Facility For Homeless Women

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:29 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

  Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomes today’s opening of Auckland City Mission’s new transitional accommodation facility for women, Te Whare Hīnātore. “It’s critically important that we provide stability and security, as well as ... More >>

Auckland Council Agrees Topics For Annual Budget Consultation

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 1:32 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

  Auckland Council has today approved the topics for consultation for its forthcoming Annual Budget 2020/2021. Topics for consultation include: Changes to how waste management and refuse collection is funded, to help ensure we meet our ... More >>

Auckland annual dwelling consents top 15,000 for first time

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 3:27 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

More than 15,000 dwelling consents were issued in Auckland in 2019, an all-time record and an 18 per cent rise in consents issued year-on-year. More >>

Mayor Phil Goff’s statement on Fullers cancellations

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 4:42 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Today, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff convened a meeting of Fullers, the Harbourmaster, Auckland Transport, the Ports of Auckland and elected representatives including councillors Chris Darby and Pippa Coom, Chair of the Waiheke Local Board Cath Handley and Auckland ... More >>

Phil Goff welcomes independent analysis of UNISC report

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:26 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the announcement by the government that Treasury, the Infrastructure Commission and other economic analysts will independently assess the UNISC working party report and the assumptions underlying it. “I have no doubt ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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