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COVID-19 15 Oct 2021

Get vaccinated this Super Saturday so we can all enjoy a super summer

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is backing the Super Saturday vaccination drive this weekend and calling on Aucklanders to step up and get vaccinated to protect their communities from COVID-19.

COVID-19 6 Oct 2021

Mayor Goff celebrates Auckland’s 85 per cent first vaccination milestone

Mayor Phil Goff says 85 per cent of eligible Aucklanders receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is a good milestone to have reached but there are still 15 per cent—or over 200,000 eligible Aucklanders needing to get vaccinated, so they are protected in time for Christmas. 

COVID-19 5 Oct 2021

Mayor Goff welcomes vaccine certificate announcement

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the government’s announcement that vaccine certificates will be adopted in New Zealand and required at high-risk events from November.

COVID-19 4 Oct 2021

Mayor Goff on Alert Level announcement

Mayor Phil Goff says that changes from Wednesday to Auckland’s alert level restrictions are modest but will be welcomed by many as a low-risk way of reconnecting with family and friends, and it’s good to have a roadmap setting out removal of restrictions as more people get vaccinated.

Mayor 20 Sep 2021

Mayor Goff welcomes move to Level 3, urges Aucklanders to get vaccinated

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the government’s decision, guided by expert health advice, to move the city to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 will be a relief for Aucklanders who have done their bit to keep New Zealanders safe.

COVID-19 1 Sep 2021

Mayor Goff calls for Aucklanders to get vaccinated to beat COVID-19, with vaccinations now open for everyone over 12

“From today, everyone in New Zealand over 12 is eligible for vaccination against COVID-19. The latest community outbreak shows that people of every age including the young are affected, and the best protection against the disease and its spread is to be vaccinated,” the Mayor says.

COVID-19 27 Aug 2021

Mayor Goff meets with Pacific leaders to discuss COVID-19 response

Mayor Phil Goff and councillors Alf Filipaina, Efeso Collins and Josephine Bartley have led a virtual fono (meeting) with Pacific leaders to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Pasifika people in Auckland and how the council could help with accelerating the vaccine rollout, providing welfare support and combatting racism.

COVID-19 25 Aug 2021

Mayor welcomes surge in Auckland vaccinations

“Vaccinations are free, safe and the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community. I would urge everyone to take up the opportunity when it is offered," says Mayor Goff.

Mayor 30 Jun 2021

Mayor unconvinced that water reforms will benefit Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says that while he strongly supports the government’s objectives for water reform, he does not believe the model proposed will benefit Aucklanders.

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.

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.

Transport 23 Jun 2021

Celebrating the revamped Karangahape Road

The upgrades to Karangahape Road make the iconic street more pedestrian and cycle-friendly, attractive and environmentally sustainable with widened footpaths, two rainbow crossings, native planting, safe separated cycleways, bike parking, and improved bus shelters and more.

Development 2 Jun 2021

Auckland dwelling consents set another record

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the latest figures for dwelling consents issued in Auckland over the past year show the progress the city is making towards addressing its long-running housing supply issues.

Finance 25 May 2021

Auckland Council passes $32 billion Recovery Budget

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee has strongly supported Mayor Phil Goff’s $31.8 billion Recovery Budget proposal, and the Budget will now be formally adopted by the Governing Body next month.