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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, suggests the Government is now listening to Auckland and Aucklanders.

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 year’s rates rise by almost a third, Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown said today.