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Housing 26 Oct 2016

Top five tips to help you pass a building inspection

Manager of Inspections Jeff Fahrensohn says there are some simple things you and your builder can do to save time and money on inspections.

Kids / Family 20 Oct 2016

Seven tips to help you keep it down

With parties, DIY and holidays soon on the cards, here's our guide to help you reduce noise and show consideration for your neighbours

Food / Drink 19 Oct 2016

Watch: what new food certificates mean for you

This short video explains the new protections for food service operators, patrons and customers.

Business / Economy 11 Aug 2016

New Progress Snapshot boosts council’s transparency

New initiative offers performance 'shapshot' at a glance.

Policies / Regulations 4 Aug 2016

Council to investigate smoking bylaw

Mayor Len Brown is applauding a council committee’s decision today to investigate a bylaw to make smoking in designated open spaces in Auckland illegal.

Dogs 3 Aug 2016

Dog pleads for registration tag

An Auckland dog has launched a video appealing to owners to complete their registration papers and keep their dogs 'legal' for the coming year.

Business / Economy 2 Aug 2016

Navigating the council's role in liquor licensing

Rob Abbott, Auckland Council Manager Alcohol Licensing, responds to the New Zealand Herald editorial 'Liquor rules work against the cause'.

Housing 29 Jul 2016

Faster building consents on the way

Auckland Council’s building and resource divisions are being upgraded to make building consents easier, faster, more consistent and more tailored to customers’ needs.

Policies / Regulations 7 Jul 2016

Council scoops prestigious public sector award

Auckland Council’s bylaws review programme won the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award at last night’s Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) public sector excellence awards.

Dogs 5 Jul 2016

Amnesty registers 1,225 dogs

The Menacing Dogs Amnesty has expired, with 1,114 dog owners registering 1,225 dogs.

Policies / Regulations 18 May 2016

Substantial fine for building without resource consent

Auckland Council has welcomed an Auckland District Court decision to fine a property owner $30,000 for building a garage without resource consent.

Housing 18 May 2016

Auckland Council working to improve consent services

Auckland Council is looking at new ways to improve building consent processes with aims of speeding approvals, reducing costs and ensuring consistency.

Business / Economy 13 Apr 2016

Auckland Council keeping up with surge in building consents

Auckland’s housing boom shows no signs of slowing, with a record 23,220 building consent applications received in the last year, up by 12 per cent.

Policies / Regulations 12 Feb 2016

Company accepts responsibility for chopping trees

Auckland Council has welcomed an Auckland District Court decision to convict a house moving company for cutting down three pohutukawa trees on public land.

Heritage 13 Jan 2016

Norfolk pine a safety risk

A scheduled notable tree in Mt Albert is likely to be removed to protect a heritage house.

Rates 11 Dec 2015

Ask Auckland Council – but not about everything!

If in doubt, ask Auckland Council. That seems to be the thought of many Aucklanders who, when they’re in an unusual or sticky situation, believe the council will have the answer.