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Finance 23 Aug 2021

Council in solid position to manage COVID-19 impact on finances

Contingency planning in the council’s budgets mean it is well prepared to respond to any financial impacts from the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Council news 23 Aug 2021

New director appointed at Ports of Auckland Limited

Auckland Council has appointed Jan Dawson CNZM to the board of Ports of Auckland Limited.

Council news 16 Aug 2021

No excuse for abuse – unacceptable behaviour towards council staff must stop

Auckland Council employees are frequently subjected to unacceptable behaviour, directed towards them by customers and members of the public. A new campaign, called ‘No excuse for abuse’, is designed to remind Aucklanders that council people are just like them and deserve their respect.

Parks / Outdoors 12 Aug 2021

New Long Bay parkland to complete Heritage Protection Area

Over 3000 square metres of coveted land adjoining Long Bay Regional Park has been purchased by Auckland Council, completing the 18-hectare Heritage Protection Area.

Council news 30 Jul 2021

Auckland Council decides on future of AIM Services

Auckland Council has agreed to put its maintenance services business unit, AIM Services (AIMS), up for sale.

Council news 21 Jul 2021

Two new board directors appointed at Auckland Unlimited

Auckland Council has appointed two new directors to the board of its council-controlled organisation, Auckland Unlimited, meaning it now has a full complement of nine members.

Updated 4pm, Thu 1 July
Council news 1 Jul 2021

Papatoetoe tornado response wraps up and moves into recovery phase

As the Papatoetoe tornado response officially wraps up, help and support continues to be there for those that need it.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 25 Jun 2021

Mayoral Relief Fund to support Aucklanders affected by tornado

Auckland Council and the Government have allocated $100,000 each to a Mayoral Relief Fund to support people and families experiencing hardship due to the Papatoetoe tornado.

Council news 25 Jun 2021

Settlement on venue booking court action

On 1 June 2021 Auckland Council received a booking from the Speak Up for Women group, for the use of the Ellen Melville Centre on 27 June. The booking was for a meeting to discuss the government’s proposal to pass the Births Deaths Marriage and Relationships Registration Bill into law.

Have your say 24 Jun 2021

Aucklanders asked to have their say on plans to introduce new rules about beehives in the city

The Animal Management Bylaw 2015 will introduce a new limit on the number of beehives people can have in urban areas.

Dogs 24 Jun 2021

After a 'ruff' year, it’s time to register your precious pooch

Auckland Council is again reminding dog owners to show love for their dog by registering them early and taking advantage of the early-bird fee.

City Centre Waterfront 24 Jun 2021

Next three stages of Queen Street improvements gather pace

A timeline for the next three stages of improvements to Queen Street, from Shortland Street to Mayoral Drive, was announced by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport today. The programme of improvements will be complete by the end of June 2022.

Waste 24 Jun 2021

Be a tidy Kiwi neighbour

There are better ways to find a new home for unwanted items instead of leaving them outside hoping someone will wander by and take them.

Waste 24 Jun 2021

Recycling right in 2021

Auckland’s recycling stayed on track, despite all the obstacles of 2020. Councillor Richard Hills shares how Auckland maintained positive results for recycling and what is unique compared to other regions.

Development 16 Jun 2021

Auckland named as finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge

Auckland is one of 50 Champion Cities selected today as finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have your say 8 Jun 2021

Protecting Auckland’s water infrastructure key to proposed Council bylaw changes

Auckland Council is seeking public feedback on proposed bylaw changes to the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015.