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Council news 8 Dec 2023

Culturally Led and Community Fed - Climate Change Adaptation

A new report, published by the Helen Clark Foundation and engineering consultants WSP, stresses the essential need to work with communities to adapt to climate change. 

Mayor 7 Dec 2023

Mayor's proposal passes the first hurdle

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.

Council news 7 Dec 2023

City centre partners teaming up for safer streets

Announcing a new partnership between Auckland Council, NZ police and various organisations to provide a more visible safety presence in the city centre.

Environment 7 Dec 2023

Auckland Council using AI technology to understand tree canopy cover changes

The Council have a new tool to works towards its goal of increasing tree canopy across urban Auckland.

Summer 7 Dec 2023

Dogs in the city: Off-leash hotspots

Nothing beats seeing your four-legged friends hurtle around a dog park with sheer joy. Make their day and let your dog off the leash in these four dog-friendly hotspots.

Recovery

Emergency Recovery 6 Dec 2023

Recovery Office launches community grants to support community-led storm recovery

The Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Office (Recovery Office) is pleased to announce that on 20 November we will launch the Storm Recovery Community Grant programme to support community-led recovery initiatives.

Emergency Recovery 5 Dec 2023

Navigators are here to help

Based in storm affected communities across Tāmaki Makaurau, Storm Recovery Navigators (Navigators) from Auckland Council’s Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Office (Recovery Office) have hit the ground running and are here to help you!

Last updated 4 December
Emergency Recovery 4 Dec 2023

Storm recovery support drop-ins

If you or your whānau need assistance and would like to find out about support services available for storm affected Aucklanders, come along to one of our upcoming drop-in sessions.

Development News

Development 2 Nov 2023

Midtown construction schedule continues to build momentum while expanding scope of underground works

In a recently published update, the Auckland Council group continues to deliver positive momentum across the Midtown Regeneration Programme while building smarter across agencies.  

City Centre Waterfront 28 Sep 2023

Targeted rate helps drive positive momentum for high-achieving city centre

New Zealand’s highest performing 4.3 square kilometres is seeing a return to form, with data showing growth in employment and GDP in Auckland’s city centre tracking faster than New Zealand as a whole.

Summer 6 Dec 2023

Your city centre refresh is calling

We invite you to reset your summer with a stroll through our city centre. Make a day of it and discover what’s new since you were here last.

Development 1 Dec 2023

Discover the magic where Queen Street meets the sea

It’s the coveted spot in New Zealand’s Monopoly boardgame. It’s New Zealand’s premier street. It fires up the passion of Aucklanders. It’s a dynamic place. And the lower end of Queen Street is all shiny and new and ready for you to visit.

Our Environment

Environment 7 Dec 2023

Auckland Council using AI technology to understand tree canopy cover changes

The Council have a new tool to works towards its goal of increasing tree canopy across urban Auckland.

Conservation 6 Dec 2023

Te Haumanu Taiao – restoring the natural environment in Tāmaki Makaurau

Ecological manual now available to help with your restoration projects

Council news 6 Dec 2023

Auckland Council allocates $225,000 to support community-based climate action

Auckland Council’s Planning, Environment and Parks Committee has approved $225,000 in funding to community groups to support climate action as part of the Auckland Climate Grant.

Council news 4 Dec 2023

Beachcombing leads to additional caulerpa detection at Medlands Beach

Exotic caulerpa has also been detected at Medlands Beach on the east coast of Aotea Great Barrier Island – thanks to the vigilance of Auckland Council Biosecurity Advisor Karen Thode.

Parks and Playgrounds

Environment 7 Dec 2023

Auckland Council using AI technology to understand tree canopy cover changes

The Council have a new tool to works towards its goal of increasing tree canopy across urban Auckland.

Walkways 7 Dec 2023

Three shared paths that can be enjoyed by everyone

Here are three shared paths which make for good days out.

Parks / Outdoors 7 Dec 2023

Three of the best parks in Auckland for fun and games

Here are a few of our top outdoor spots for fun and games.

Parks / Outdoors 7 Dec 2023

Seven destination parks worth visiting in Auckland

City planners have long recognised the need for large, open green spaces within urban areas.

Transport News

Council news 16 Nov 2023

Auckland Council endorses joint team to explore ‘time of use’ charging in Tāmaki Makaurau

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee has endorsed the Time of Use Charging - Indicative Work Programme, and the creation of a joint Auckland Transport and Auckland Council programme team to progress time of use charging.

Transport 12 Oct 2023

New bus services for West and Northwest Auckland

On Sunday 12 November 2023, Auckland Transport (AT) is transforming the bus network in West and Northwest Auckland to connect people to more places more often.

Council news 9 Oct 2023

New Acting Chair for Auckland Transport

Mark Darrow appointed as Acting AT Board Chair until selection of a permanent chair is complete.

Business / Economy 12 Sep 2023

Boards back level crossing removal plans

Local boards in the south of the city support rail into the future.

Waste Updates

Zero Waste 28 Nov 2023

Recycling 101: the definitive guide

If you’re unsure of what you can or cannot place in your kerbside recycling bin, you’re not alone.

Zero Waste 15 Nov 2023

Much mulch for ground-baking summer

With El Niño increasing the chances of a long hot summer baking the ground, the Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Transfer Station has got you covered.

Environment 26 Oct 2023

Come on and give food scraps a go

If you haven’t noticed the smaller addition to Auckland Council’s household bin family, why not take a stroll up your street on collection day.

Waste 12 Oct 2023

Food scraps service for Manukau begins

From mid-October, Manukau residents can start using Auckland Council’s rukenga kai (food scraps) collections service.