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Housing 20 Jul 2017

You can now apply for building consents online

You can now complete every step of the building and resource consenting process online.

Community 13 Jul 2017

Stepping closer to a smokefree Auckland

Auckland’s Smokefree Policy is being updated to focus on Auckland Council's commitment to a healthier smokefree city.

Policies / Regulations 27 Jun 2017

Council proactively investigating ACP cladding

Auckland Council has worked to identify buildings around the region that use aluminium composite panels in their construction.

Policies / Regulations 30 Mar 2017

Fire rules to change now summer's over

The Auckland Rural Fire District season changes on 2 April, allowing open fires on the mainland without fire permits.

Dogs 7 Mar 2017

Save on your dog registration

You can reduce your dog registration costs by de-sexing your dog and gaining a Responsible Dog Owner Licence.

Policies / Regulations 24 Feb 2017

How to find the best people for your renovations

Thinking about remodelling the bathroom? Extending the kitchen?

Policies / Regulations 13 Feb 2017

Council responds to tree swings’ removal

Auckland Council is working with a small number of residents following a complaint about tree swings on council-owned land.

Housing 31 Jan 2017

Building boom scarcity invites innovation

Council building inspectors are seeing more building product substitutions, but it's important to make sure these comply with the New Zealand Building Code.

Community 30 Dec 2016

Check it's all right before you light

Throughout summer, a restricted fire season is in place on the mainland to reduce the risk of fires in rural communities.

Environment 22 Dec 2016

From pet hedgehogs to noisy cows: Quirky calls to council call centres

This year has been another busy one for Auckland Council, and that’s certainly been reflected at the council’s contact centres, where phones have been ringing off the hook.

Policies / Regulations 19 Dec 2016

One-click service easier and faster

More than 26 new ‘smart’ application forms went online this week alongside changes that allow log-in to council services via email, Google, Facebook or RealMe.

Housing 19 Dec 2016

Get your consents off to a good start

Auckland Council wants to help customers develop better consent applications by encouraging pre-application meetings.

Business / Economy 14 Dec 2016

Project Auckland

The mayor gave more detail about his plans for Auckland during the current term.

Policies / Regulations 8 Dec 2016

Fine for non-compliant pool fence

A man has been fined in the district court for an unsafe pool.

Policies / Regulations 14 Nov 2016

Consent processing delays follow high application numbers

Due to the exceptionally large volumes, there may be delays with processing your request.

Business / Economy 11 Nov 2016

Governing Body votes against deep sea oil drilling

Auckland Council’s Governing Body has voted to oppose the proposed offering of petroleum exploration permit applications in the Northland-Reinga and Taranaki Basins, in its submission on the matter to the government.