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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 >>

Mayor welcomes government’s $12b infrastructure announcement

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 5:51 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says he welcomes the government’s announcement of $12 billion in extra infrastructure investment, including $6.8 billion for new transport projects, and looks forward to working with the government to ensure that a fair ... More >>

Goff outlines plans to cut council emissions by 20 per cent

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 11:00 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

A $2.7 billion capital spend, investment in climate action, extending the living wage to cleaners and reducing public transport fares for school children are among a suite of policies in Mayor Phil Goff’s Annual Budget proposal, received today ... More >>

Auckland dwelling consents continue to climb

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 9:06 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Annual dwelling consents in Auckland hit an all-time record of 14,345 in the year to August 2019. More >>

Mayor welcomes High Court decision on far-right speakers

Monday, 30 September 2019, 5:01 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed today’s High Court decision dismissing the judicial review brought against Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) following its cancellation of a venue booking to two Canadian far-right speakers. The High Court ... More >>

Mayor Phil Goff welcomes investment in Auckland’s future

Friday, 27 September 2019, 10:12 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Council’s 2018/2019 Annual Report outlines the progress made in the first year of the 10-year Budget, which pledged a $26 billion programme of capital investment to ensure that infrastructure development keeps pace with demand. More >>

Goff commends government drink bottle return scheme

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 8:54 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the government’s announcement that it will fund the investigation and design of a beverage container return scheme, saying it could see bottle and can recycling rates increase from as low as 45 per cent to well ... More >>

Mayoral office saves nearly $4 million over three years

Friday, 20 September 2019, 8:17 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Expenditure in the Office of the Mayor at Auckland Council has been reduced by nearly 40 per cent in this council term, saving ratepayers $3.82 million over three years. By law, the Office of the Mayor is allocated 0.2 per cent of the council’s total ... More >>

Mayor welcomes free child weekend fares on public transport

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 3:02 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Starting this Saturday, children aged 5 to 15, using a registered AT HOP card, will be able to travel free on Auckland Transport’s bus, train and select ferry services. More >>

Delivered: Goff’s living wage promise fully implemented

Sunday, 1 September 2019, 12:05 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

The final phase of Auckland Council’s living wage policy comes into effect tomorrow, ensuring all council staff earn a fair wage to support themselves and their families. The policy was included in Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s first Annual Budget proposal ... More >>

Mayor Phil Goff welcomes bikes for west Auckland kids

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:38 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Eighty children from 17 schools in west Auckland received free bikes and helmets today, thanks to Variety – the Children’s Charity and Auckland Transport, who worked together to raise funds as part of the Auckland Bike Challenge in February. More >>



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