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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.

Environment 30 Apr 2021

Auckland Council’s Matariki tree planting days return for 2021

Matariki is on the way and to celebrate, Auckland Council is once again hosting free community planting days over winter.

Mayor 22 Mar 2021

Record $31 billion investment to help Auckland build back better

The Government and Auckland Council are building on their record transport investment to help Auckland meet the long-term challenges of climate change and housing.

Finance 22 Feb 2021

Auckland’s Recovery Budget consultation confirmed

Auckland Council has adopted the Consultation Document for its 10-year Budget 2021-2031, with public feedback open from 12pm on 22 February until 12pm on 22 March.

Environment 16 Feb 2021

Kauri compliance message making a mark

This summer has seen non-compliant behaviour trending down across the region.

Mayor 28 Jan 2021

Hefty fines imposed for breach of Resource Management and Building Acts

Auckland Council has been successful in its prosecution against Radius Contracting Ltd and William Farmer who each faced two charges of breaching the Resource Management Act 1991 and Building Act 2004.

Mayor 10 Dec 2020

Auckland Council agrees topics for Recovery Budget consultation

Auckland Council has approved key topics for consultation in its forthcoming 10-year Budget 2021-2031 process.

Mayor 1 Dec 2020

Recovery Budget proposal focused on COVID rebuild

Mayor Phil Goff today released the Mayoral Proposal for Auckland Council’s 10-year Budget.

Environment 26 Nov 2020

Auckland’s residential water restrictions to be adjusted for summer

From 14 December, residents will be able to use hand-held hoses fitted with trigger nozzles; though they are still urged to use water wisely as the city’s water shortage continues.