Business / Economy 9 Oct 2017

Council’s strong credit ratings reaffirmed

Both Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s have reaffirmed the council’s credit ratings as AA and Aa2 respectively on a “stable” outlook.

Community 2 Oct 2017

Seniors Advisory Panel calls for engagement

Did you know that Auckland Council has a Seniors Advisory Panel who advocates for older people in our region?

Business / Economy 29 Sep 2017

Significant investment and solid financial performance

Auckland Council’s Group 2016/2017 Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2017 has been formally adopted by the council’s governing body.

Business / Economy 1 Sep 2017

Auckland Council Living Wage takes effect

The first phase of Auckland Council’s Living Wage policy came into effect on 1 September, lifting the wages of more than 1,500 employees to $18 per hour.

Mayor 31 Aug 2017

20 million rail trips in 12 months

Auckland's commuter train network has surpassed all its passenger forecasts to record 20 million train trips in one year, a mark that the network wasn't expected to hit for another three years.

Plans / Projects 24 Aug 2017

Easter Sunday Trading decision

Mayor Phil Goff was in favour of preserving the status quo which allows three and a half days of little or no shop trading each year.

Business / Economy 23 Aug 2017

Annual Budget decisions made

On 1 June Auckland Council voted on Mayor Phil Goff’s Annual Budget 2017/2018.

Transport 23 Aug 2017

Auckland Council agrees to new electric trains

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee has agreed in principle to the purchase of 17 new electric trains for a combined total of up to $207 million.

Housing 23 Aug 2017

Housing First places 150 people into homes

Mayor Phil Goff is thrilled with Housing First's progress over four months that has seen 150 people supported into 93 permanent homes across Auckland.

Business / Economy 23 Aug 2017

Auckland to host APEC

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed confirmation that Auckland will host APEC 2021 Leaders’ Week, 8 – 14 November.

Mayor 23 Aug 2017

Mayor Goff outlines priorities for 10-year budget

“Our vision for Auckland is a world class city where talent wants to live. It must be the city which can keep the best and brightest of our young people in New Zealand while competing globally with other cities around the world for skills, entrepreneurship and investment,” said Mayor Phil Goff.

Business / Economy 28 Jul 2017

Major international events heading to Auckland

Auckland will host a diverse range of cultural, lifestyle and sporting events in the coming year.

Housing 12 Jul 2017

$300 million infrastructure investment will help create 10,500 homes

The $300 million of new funding provided through the Housing Infrastructure Fund will unlock housing development in Auckland's north-west via investment in transport, wastewater and stormwater projects earmarked by Auckland Council as priority, fast-track initiatives.

Transport 3 Jul 2017

Auckland Mayor and Government formalise creation of CRL Ltd.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, Deputy Mayor Cashmore and Ministers Steven Joyce and Simon Bridges, have formalised the partnership between Government and Auckland Council to deliver the 3.45 kilometre City Rail Link.

Business / Economy 27 Jun 2017

Auckland mayor urges action on climate change

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has joined mayors from around the world and signed a letter to the G20 Heads of State urging them to deliver on their commitments to tackle climate change.

Mayor 20 Jun 2017

Young Aucklanders step up

Twenty-one young Aucklanders were inaugurated as the new Auckland Council Youth Advisory Panel at a ceremony in the Town Hall on Saturday 10 June.