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3 Dec 2021

Auckland Council's COVID-19 response

Read the latest updates on Auckland Council's response to COVID-19 in our region and updates on our facilities and services.

COVID-19 1 Nov 2021

COVID-19: Financial support available if you are struggling

If you are worried about paying your rates, there are options available to you to make life a bit easier.

COVID-19 30 Nov 2021

Vaccination passes required at Auckland Council’s staffed facilities

Auckland Council's staffed services and facilities will require the use of vaccination passes when they reopen until at least 17 January 2022.

29 Nov 2021

Auckland’s latest Iconic Eats announced

Aucklanders now have an updated ultimate dining guide of iconic dishes hidden in all corners of the region, with the release of the much-anticipated second annual Iconic Auckland Eats list.

Plans / Projects 30 Nov 2021

Takapuna’s revitalized town centre complete and open for business

Takapuna is welcoming visitors and Christmas shoppers to its freshly revitalised town centre following the completion of the Hurstmere Road transformation project.

Development

Auckland's Future In Progress 3 Dec 2021

8 fun ways for kids to play at Wynyard Quarter

Let your kids’ imaginations run wild with endless ways to play at Wynyard Quarter.

Auckland's Future In Progress 3 Dec 2021

Top 10 things to discover in our new downtown this summer

Summer wouldn’t be summer without ice cream melting all over the kids’ hands and faces. So, grab an ice cream and discover ten awe-inspiring things on Auckland’s waterfront. Some weren’t even here last summer, and some have been here for more than a century. Your walking shoes are calling.

Auckland's Future In Progress 3 Dec 2021

Top 10 delights to explore on our new Karangahape Road

Welcome to the place affectionately known as the wild child of Auckland’s city centre. Still edgy, diverse and authentic, Karangahape Road is now an uber-modern, smoothly functioning street.

Development 3 Dec 2021

Discover what’s new where Queen Street meets the sea

It’s the coveted spot in New Zealand’s version of the 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.

Climate Action

Mayor 1 Dec 2021

Mayor Goff outlines billion-dollar climate action package

An ambitious $1 billion climate action package to reduce carbon emissions and deliver more buses, ferries, cycling and walking and urban tree canopy is the signature policy in Mayor Phil Goff’s proposal for Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/23, released today, 1 December 2021.

Climate action 11 Nov 2021

Auckland Council supports delivery partner to reduce inner-city emissions

Auckland Council is supporting its delivery partner, Urgent Couriers, in its bid to cut inner-city emissions. The certified carbon zero courier company is aiming to take 40 to 50 tonnes of carbon emissions a year out of inner-city Auckland by replacing its city fleet of cars with electric cargo bikes.   Auckland Council General Manager Corporate Support Services Robert Irvine says the council is providing them with parking and charging stations in the basement of Te Wharau o Tāmaki Auckland House.

Climate action 9 Nov 2021

Businesses join Future Fit

Businesses are using the Future Fit tool to help staff reduce emissions.

Climate action 9 Nov 2021

Australasia’s biggest ever electric bus order will remove 10,000 tonnes of emissions annually

Australasia’s biggest electric bus order has been announced and will see a further 152 battery electric buses on Auckland’s roads and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the AT Metro bus fleet by an estimated 11 per cent per year.

Environment

Environment 3 Dec 2021

Kōkako chicks make Christmas appearance

Thanks to a 30-year project, intensive predator control and thousands of volunteer hours, the kōkako is thriving in the Hunua Ranges and is now the fourth largest population on mainland New Zealand.

Environment 3 Dec 2021

Auckland Council's feedback on government Three Waters Reform proposal

Auckland's concerns with government proposal outlined.

Kauri dieback 3 Dec 2021

Help keep kauri standing this summer

If you’re looking for a nature fix this summer, there are heaps of kauri safe places you can go across the region

Cleaning up our environment 2 Dec 2021

Have you fenced your waterways?

On 16 November, the Auckland Unitary Plan rules requiring livestock on many rural properties, to be kept out of streams, rivers, wetlands and lakes in the Auckland region came into effect, five years after the Unitary Plan became operative.

Discover Auckland

Together in Auckland 10 Nov 2021

Fun nature activities for kids

Getting out in nature in your bubble is a great way to have fun and stay active during lockdown. Here are some activities for you to keep the kids entertained in your backyard or on your walk through your local park.

Together in Auckland 8 Nov 2021

Making lockdown a walk in the park

Keeping it local and exercising in our neighbourhood is a good way to look after ourselves while keeping our whānau and our community safe.

Together in Auckland 1 Nov 2021

Research your family history

Lockdown is a great opportunity to explore your family history, to delve into the past and see what you can discover about your family, community and city.

Together in Auckland 1 Nov 2021

Take a virtual tour

Both Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki offer virtual tours to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

General News

Council news 7 Dec 2021

Auckland Council approves updates to three bylaws

One bylaw replacement and amendments to two other bylaws have been approved by Auckland Council’s Governing Body.

Parks / Outdoors 6 Dec 2021

Regional Parks to receive Māori names and share history

Six of Auckland’s regional parks will receive Māori names that showcase and celebrate the stories of the region’s rich Māori history.

Council news 3 Dec 2021

Auckland Council celebrates International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Today, 3 December is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day aimed at encouraging understanding and increasing awareness of the need to be inclusive of people with disabilities in every aspect of our political, social, economic and cultural life.

Council news 3 Dec 2021

What does the first weekend at Red look like for Auckland?

Tāmaki Makaurau is now under the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework.