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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Auckland's concerns with government proposal outlined.
The regeneration of the Northcote Town Centre has been the focus of students and universities from across the globe as part of the C40 Students Reinventing Cities competition.
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have unveiled their midtown programme, describing the area as: ‘a part of Auckland where our history, art and culture can be seen and heard and will spill out into public life; where people choose to spend time and socialise; a place that is attractive and feels inclusive and safe.’
Placemaking Aotearoa is calling for nominations for The Kūmara Awards to showcase placemaking that makes a difference to people and place.
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.
A recommendation by Watercare to lift Auckland’s outdoor water restrictions will be considered by the Auckland Council’s governing body at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, 21 October.
Muriwai Beach is once again open for vehicle access as part of the COVID-19 alert level step change, but drivers are reminded that rules must be followed for the safety of other beach users – and that Auckland is still in Alert Level 3 (Step 1).