The contact details below are for journalists and other media professionals.
Auckland Council media contacts
Auckland Emergency Management
During an emergency response or civil defence emergency, the Public Information Management (PIM) duty phone will be activated. Please phone 021 837 176 to speak to the PIM duty manager.
At all other times, for general Auckland Emergency Management inquiries, please contact the Auckland Council media team.
Office of the Mayor
Director of Communications & External Relations
Phone: 021 823 936
Auckland Council media team
Please direct your media query to the contact listed below.
If you are unsure, or your query doesn't fit into one of the categories, please contact Tracie Simpson, Media Relations Manager, on 022 5257445 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an emergency query between 5pm Friday and 8.30am Monday, or during public holidays, phone the on-call number on
021 199 00 55.
Please note as many of our operational staff do not work outside core business hours, only urgent queries will be responded to.
All other enquiries will be dealt with when we are back in the office during business hours.
These contact details are for use by members of the media only. If you are a member of the public, please contact the Auckland Council call centre on 09 301 0101.
Michael Smith, Senior Media Adviser
Phone: 021 538 940
- Biosecurity & Biodiversity
- Healthy Waters
- Pools & Leisure
Anna Kellett, Senior Media Adviser
Phone: 021 484 037
- Licencing & Regulatory Compliance, including Animal Management, Food Grading and Noise Control
- Waste Solutions
Sharne Parsons, Senior Media Adviser
Phone: 021 549 894
- Building Control
- Resource Consents
Please note, Sharne works Tuesday - Friday.
Brendan Manning, Media Adviser
Phone: 021 806 370
- Chief Economist
- Community Facilities
- Engineering (including Coastal Management)
- Finance (including Procurement, Treasury, Corporate Property and ICT)
- Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU)
Tarannum Shaikh, Media Adviser
- Community venues
- Emergency management
CCO media contacts
Media Relations Manager
Phone: 021 817 995
Senior Media Adviser - Walking, Cycling and Road Safety
Phone: 021 907 642
Communications and Public Affairs Manager
Phone: 021 593 412
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development
Screen, film, investment, tripartite and corporate enquiries
Phone: 021 829 741
Business growth, innovation, skills
Phone: 021 827 046
Phone; 021 986 710
Tourism, Auckland Convention Bureau, iSITEs
Phone: 022 026 1130
Panuku Development Auckland
Senior Communications and Marketing Adviser
Phone: 022 370 1756
Regional Facilities Auckland
External relations director
Phone: 021 532 920
Phone: 021 826 856