Climate action 9 Dec 2021

Auckland Council to fund seaweed farming pilot in Hauraki Gulf

Auckland Council have earmarked $1.2 million to support the success of a Hauraki Gulf seaweed pilot farm project, which if successful, would scale up regenerative ocean farming and create numerous environmentally sustainable jobs in the region.

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.

Conservation 25 Nov 2021

School groups take out Supreme Award at Mayoral Conservation Awards

Gulf Island schools secure top environmental award

Environment 24 Nov 2021

Auckland Council to seek Aucklanders’ views on government Three Waters Reform proposal

Consultation on what government reform means for Auckland opens 3 December.

Mayor 17 Nov 2021

Goff: Border announcement provides welcome certainty for Aucklanders

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has strongly welcomed the government’s announcement that Aucklanders will be able to travel outside of the city from Wednesday 15 December.

Mayor 8 Nov 2021

Mayor Goff welcomes increased freedoms, thanks Aucklanders for getting vaccinated

Mayor Phil Goff says the government’s decision to move Auckland to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Step 2 from 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November will be welcomed by Aucklanders.

Development 5 Nov 2021

VIDEO: optimism for Auckland’s city centre

Auckland Council and Eke Panuku are proud to release a video illustrating how far the city centre has come in its planned 20-year transformation. The video shows how the delivery of the City Centre Masterplan is proving to be much more than the sum of its parts.

Mayor 1 Nov 2021

Mayor Goff pays tribute to Dame Catherine Tizard

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said Dame Cath Tizard was a trailblazer in becoming the first woman Mayor of Auckland and will be remembered as a competent, personable, and well-liked leader of the city.

Mayor 1 Nov 2021

Mayor Goff on government’s announcement of Level 3 Step 2 in Auckland

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the announcement today that retail outlets and institutions like libraries and museums will likely reopen to the public from 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November.

Mayor 27 Oct 2021

Water reforms would provide few benefits to Aucklanders

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says that while the government’s three waters reforms are designed to address problems in water services elsewhere in New Zealand, they would provide little benefit to Aucklanders and would come at the cost of Auckland losing control over water services that represent 28 per cent of the city’s assets.

Development 19 Oct 2021

Zoning rules not the main constraint on housing says Mayor Goff

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the council backs the government’s objective of building more homes more quickly and the need for intensive development as the city grows.

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.