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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.

Mayor 4 Dec 2022

Mayor welcomes extra transport funding for Auckland

“Every bit helps,” Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown said today in response to Transport Minister Michael Wood’s Transport Choices package 2022-24.

Mayor 3 Dec 2022

Local Boards to play their part in plugging $295 million budget hole

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown is asking all elected members, including Local Boards, to help plug the forecast $295 million budget hole.

Mayor 2 Dec 2022

Minority airport share sale would save ratepayers $88 million

The proposed sale of Auckland Council’s 18 per cent shareholding in Auckland International Airport Ltd (NZX:AIA) could raise nearly $2 billion, thereby reducing the debt servicing cost to ratepayers by at least $88 million a year and cutting next...

Mayor 1 Dec 2022

Mayor’s budget proposal seeks record savings

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s forthcoming 2023/24 budget proposal will seek record savings to help bridge a forecast budget hole of $295 million.

Mayor 1 Dec 2022

Auckland Mayor and Social Development Minister meet to break the cycle of youth crime

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown met with Minister for Social Development and Employment, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, in Auckland yesterday.

Mayor 30 Nov 2022

Mayor impressed with City Rail Link

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown says he remains concerned about the final cost and timelines for the new City Rail Link (CRL) but says it will transform Auckland’s public transport system and reduce roading congestion when it finally opens.

Mayor 29 Nov 2022

Mayor welcomes $2 million more for local crime prevention in Auckland

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday of $2 million to match Auckland Council’s existing programmes to prevent local crime.

Mayor 24 Nov 2022

Budget hole blows out to $295 million

Yesterday’s Reserve Bank forecasts have blown out Auckland Council’s 2023/24 budget hole to $295 million, Mayor Wayne Brown and his Governing Body have been advised today.