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Auckland Mayor Injects $570,000 Into New City Safety Initiatives

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 4:33 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

This money provides for a City Safety Coordinator who will facilitate the safety hubs and help support the recruitment and operation of the volunteer community patrols who will use the hubs: Community Patrols NZ, Māori, Pacific and community wardens, ... More >>

Mayor Urges Aucklanders To Have A Say On LTP

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 5:02 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown is urging Aucklanders to have their say on Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan (LTP). With only one day to go until submissions close, participation is historically low. As of Wednesday, the council had received just 10,200 submissions, ... More >>

Central Govt Should Pay Rates Like Everyone Else

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 11:13 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Following adoptions of recommendations from both the Auckland Council Governing Body and the Houkura Independent Māori Statutory Board, the Mayor has formally requested the Government; Pay rates on its own buildings in Auckland. Reform laws around non-rateable ... More >>

Broad Political Support For Port Lease And Auckland Future Fund

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 1:00 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

The last of in-person submissions have been made today to Auckland Council’s Budget Committee on the region’s Long-term Plan, or 10-year Budget. A regional wealth fund for Auckland—the Auckland Future Fund—was a popular proposal in the LTP More >>

Mayor Welcomes Government Support For Key Parts Of Auckland Deal

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 2:06 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

The Manifesto for Auckland, the Mayor’s foundational document seeking an Auckland Deal with Government, has today had several wins. The manifesto is made up of five points Aucklanders elected Mayor Wayne Brown on, with multiple asks of the government; ... More >>

Hope In Battle Against Exotic Caulerpa Following Govt’s $5 M Injection

Friday, 23 February 2024, 3:59 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

The government has announced a $5 million injection of funding to go towards the fight against exotic caulerpa. The funding is to improve new technology to find and remove exotic caulerpa, a fast-spreading seaweed that is a threat to our marine ecosystems. ... More >>

Mayor Meets To Get Rail Back On Track

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 6:25 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has hosted a productive and focused meeting today about recent rail issues in Auckland. The meeting was attended by Auckland Transport, KiwiRail, Auckland One Rail (train operator), and the Office of the Minister of Transport. ... More >>

Auckland Mayor Tells AT To Stop Work On RFT-funded Projects

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 4:27 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Wayne Brown has now formally requested that Auckland Transport immediately stop work on projects funded by the Regional Fuel Tax (RFT). On Tuesday, Mayor Brown wrote to the Chair of Auckland Transport, confirming that the Government’s decision ... More >>

Mayor Responds To Cancellation Of Regional Fuel Tax

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 12:04 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Aucklanders will have to pay higher rates or miss out on major road and public transport improvements if the Government goes ahead with cancelling the Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) this year. Today, the Minister of Transport, Hon. Simeon Brown, announced that the ... More >>

One Year On From The Floods

Saturday, 27 January 2024, 3:37 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

The Auckland Anniversary Floods and Cyclone Gabrielle caused damage across the region. “Almost one year on, the impact for our communities continues. As a city, we will still be recovering from this in years to come,” says Mayor Wayne Brown. Auckland ... More >>

Mayoral Proposal Passes The First Hurdle

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:04 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Wayne Brown’s full raft of recommendations to ‘strengthen the financial and physical resilience of the Auckland region’ will go to public consultation in late-February. The Budget Committee met earlier today to determine the scope of ... More >>

Mayor’s Proposal To Make Public Transport Faster, More Reliable, And Easier To Use

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 11:00 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Wayne Brown is proposing that Aucklanders pay no more than $50 a week on public transport, including bus, rail, and inner harbour ferry services. “We need to get the most out of what we’ve already got and focus on doing more for less. This is ... More >>

Mayor Proposes Auckland Future Fund For Financial And Physical Resilience

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:25 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Wayne Brown is proposing to consult Aucklanders on a new regional wealth fund that would provide a better return on investment from Auckland Council’s assets. The Auckland Future Fund would make provision for climate change risks through self-insurance ... More >>

Time-of-use charging on the cards in Auckland

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 7:35 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee will hold a meeting tomorrow at which councillors will be asked to give the green light for a group to be tasked with investigating time-of-use charging, with oversight from councillors. There will be public engagement ... More >>

Mayor Announces New Council Chief Executive

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 6:46 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Wayne Brown has today announced the appointment of Phil Wilson as Auckland Council’s new Chief Executive. “It is Phil’s depth of knowledge of the politics of local government and how the council works that makes him the right candidate. ... More >>

Mayor Pleased With Speed Of Council Property Optimisation Sept 2023

Saturday, 30 September 2023, 4:40 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

The Mayor has welcomed Tātaki Auckland Unlimited to the Auckland Council building (Te Wharau o Tāmaki Auckland House), with Eke Panuku to follow, in a move that contributes to $13 million a year in savings. More than 300 Tātaki Auckland Unlimited staff ... More >>

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown Sends Manifesto To The Next Government

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 6:13 am | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has sent the Auckland Manifesto to political parties ahead of the 2023 General Election. It’s become clear that Auckland and the next government need to work together more than ever if they are going to drive the nation’s ... More >>

Mayor And Minister Of Transport Reveal Priorities For An Auckland Integrated Transport Plan

Saturday, 26 August 2023, 12:32 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor and Minister of Transport reveal priorities for an Auckland Integrated Transport PlanA faster, less congested, more resilient, low carbon transport system for goods and people is on its way for Auckland, with Mayor Wayne Brown and Minister of Transport ... More >>

Mayor To Join New Zealand Business Delegation To India

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 5:03 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown leaves on Saturday for a weeklong trip to New Delhi as part of a large delegation of New Zealand government, senior business leaders and major organisations, exploring cooperation opportunities on trade and economic issues ... More >>

Auckland Council Agrees In Principle To Cost Sharing Deal With Government

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 4:47 pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Council’s Governing Body has voted unanimously to endorse in principle, subject to consultation, a cost sharing deal with the Crown to fund more than $2 billion of flood recovery and resilience works. The deal includes - Making Space ... More >>





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