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Mayor 8 Feb 2023

Mayor meets US Ambassador: floods and climate change lead agenda

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown met United States Ambassador to New Zealand Tom Udall in Auckland today.

Storm 6 Feb 2023

Focus turns to Big Auckland Clean Up

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown says Auckland Council and the region is shifting its focus from the emergency response and immediate recovery to the Big Auckland Clean Up.

Mayor 5 Feb 2023

Mayor announces review of immediate response to severe weather event

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has announced the membership and terms of reference of the independent review into the response over the first 24 to 48 hours of the major weather event in the Auckland Council region that began on the afternoon of Frida...

Mayor 3 Feb 2023

Mayor extends state of emergency

Based on advice from civil-defence authorities, Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has formally extended the local state of emergency for Auckland for seven days, but expects it will be lifted early.

Mayor 1 Feb 2023

Remarks by Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown

Mayor Wayne Brown at Sunnynook Community Centre, Auckland on 30 January 2023

Mayor 30 Jan 2023

Mayor announces help with the big Auckland clean up

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has announced three practical steps Auckland Council is taking to help Aucklanders with the big Auckland clean up.

Mayor 29 Jan 2023

Mayor focuses on preparation for tonight and recovery

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown focussed today on ensuring Auckland is as well prepared as possible for any further heavy or torrential rain tonight, and on the recovery from Friday night’s unprecedented downpour.

Mayor 23 Dec 2022

Mayor ends year delivering big expectations 

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown wraps-up 2022, having delivered his mayoral proposal and letters of expectation for CCOs with the Governing Body’s overwhelming support, only 56 days into the job.

Mayor 21 Dec 2022

Mayor declares Auckland ‘a city with culture’

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has indicated that funding cuts are highly unlikely for those ‘arts and cultural events most highly valued by Aucklanders’.

Mayor 15 Dec 2022

Mayor comfortable with progress in first two months

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown says he’s “comfortable” with progress in his first two months after approval of his 2023/24 budget proposal for consultation and endorsed proposed Letters of Expectation to CCOs and Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL).

Mayor 12 Dec 2022

Work begins towards single comprehensive Auckland transport plan

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown says Auckland Council’s Governing Body will begin work this week towards a single comprehensive plan to futureproof Auckland with one high-quality, joined-up transport system.

Mayor 12 Dec 2022

Bus driver decision suggest Government is now listening to Aucklanders

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown says today’s announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of a new temporary residence pathway for bus drivers, and the $200 million for the Eastern Busway announced by Transport Minister Michael Wood on Saturday, sugge...

Mayor 10 Dec 2022

Govt backs Eastern Busway extension, delivering progress on vital transport projects

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown thanks Minister for listening to Aucklanders and acting fast to back the completion of the Eastern Busway.

Mayor 9 Dec 2022

Mayor hosts first hui with mana whenua

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown and Tāmaki Makaurau iwi representatives gathered in Auckland yesterday to whakawhanaungatanga and explore new ways for council and mana whenua to work together.

Mayor 7 Dec 2022

Mayor comments on PWC report into Eke Panuku

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown says the PwC report into the management of conflicts of interest at Eke Panuku highlights that there is still work to be done to ensure the council-controlled organisation has good processes in place.

Mayor 5 Dec 2022

Mayor’s proposed 4.66 per cent rates rise below inflation

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s budget proposal outlines a total rates rise of just 4.66 per cent which would see the average Auckland household paying an extra $154 per year or $3 per week.