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Auckland Regional Council
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The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) is responsible for the things that Aucklanders care most about - our coasts, beaches and natural environment. The role of the ARC is to protect the region's air, soil and water resources from pollution and to ensure their sustainable use as Auckland develops and its population grows. The Council also manages the growing demands on the region's transport systems, and supports public transport services. Every person and every community in the Auckland region has an interest in the environment. Research tells us that the environment (including the coast, beaches and open spaces) is a key contributor to the quality of life for Aucklanders and the ARC acts as Auckland's environmental guardian. 

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Thursday, 12 August 2010
Safety first for State Highway 1 The ARC believes improving the road safety of State Highway 1 between Puhoi and Wellsford should be the NZTA's immediate priority. 171 views

Thursday, 6 May 2010
ARC reaffirms its GM stand The ARC has reaffirmed its dissatisfaction with the management of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in New Zealand, and has resolved to continue to seek better outcomes for local communities. 265 views

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Queens Wharf welcomes Rally New Zealand “We’re excited to be hosting the wharf’s first major event since the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) and Government took ownership and opened the gates to the public on Anzac Day,” said ARC Chairman Mike Lee. 243 views

Wednesday, 17 March 2010
New Zealand not to bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games New Zealand will not bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 255 views

Tuesday, 16 March 2010
ARC releases Auckland's environmental scorecard An extensive picture of Auckland’s air, land, water and biodiversity was released today by the Auckland Regional Council (ARC). 376 views

Friday, 5 March 2010
All Aucklanders need an emergency plan Figures out this week show that nationally only 15 per cent of people have an emergency plan and or enough food and water for three days. 328 views

Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Work begins on Shakespear Open Sanctuary fence Spades full of earth turned over at Shakespear Regional Park today signalled the beginning of a new era for the park and a long-awaited start on a pest proof fence that will stretch across the peninsula. 441 views

Sunday, 28 February 2010
Aucklanders advised to stay away from water following tsunami warning Expected arrival in Auckland (North Head) is 1052hrs (NZDT) today. 738 views

Monday, 15 February 2010
Longstanding ARC councillor to retire Councillor Bill Burrill, Chairman of the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) Finance Committee has announced he will retire from politics in October this year. 334 views

Friday, 12 February 2010
ARC cautious over Government's GMO announcement The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) is cautiously optimistic about the Government’s announcement this week that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be governed by the newly formed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 467 views

Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Out of the ashes: free talk on McCormick's Cottage A public lunchtime talk focusing on the archaeological investigation of a West Auckland landmark will take place on April 17 to mark the International Day for Monuments and Sites (also known as World Heritage Day). 307 views

Wednesday, 8 April 2009
ARC supports Government's response to Royal Commission The Auckland Regional Council is supportive of the Government's decisions following the report of the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance. 359 views

Friday, 3 April 2009
ARC invites public to review its Long Term Council Community Plan The ARC has adopted its Draft Long-Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) 2009-19 and is inviting the public to comment. 304 views

Friday, 27 March 2009
ARC looks forward to the Governments response "We are supportive of the overall thrust of the report as it is very much in line with the ARC submission; however, I am sure the devil might be in the detail," ARC chairman Mike Lee said. 282 views

Thursday, 26 March 2009
Artists chosen for regional park residency Writer Siobhan Harvey and painter Johanna Pegler were chosen from 54 applicants to the ARC's regional parks based programme. 417 views

Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Army of fish to battle nasty weed The Auckland Regional Council is introducing grass carp into Lake Wainamu, near Bethells Beach in a bid to rid the lake of an exotic weed. 385 views

Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Angel rings installed on west coast beaches The installation of ‘angel rings’ at high risk rock fishing spots on Auckland’s west coast beaches could help save lives this summer, but wearing a lifejacket should still be the number one priority for rock fishers. 454 views

Friday, 5 December 2008
ARC expands two-for-one offer The Auckland Regional Council today expanded the two-for-one ticket offer for tomorrow night’s LA Galaxy football match against the Oceania All Stars XI to include everybody who has bought tickets to the game. 319 views

Monday, 24 November 2008
David Beckham tells fans: Ill see you in Auckland David Beckham has put to bed any lingering doubt that he won't be part of LA Galaxy's squad for next month's big friendly in Auckland against the Oceania All Stars. 321 views

Monday, 8 September 2008
Create your own Eden  now online Want to turn your food scraps and garden waste into something useful? The new national website provides easy guides to start composting, worm farming or using a Bokashi system. 375 views

Friday, 30 May 2008
ARC applauds dolphin protection measures Auckland Regional Council (ARC) leaders are commending the government on its recently announced measures to protect Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins. 308 views

Monday, 19 May 2008
Mt Smart soccer clarification Recent news reports have speculated upon negotiations between the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) and US Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy to hold an exhibition match at Mt Smart Stadium. 434 views

Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Councils make decision on flower show The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) and Manukau City Council have agreed to continue to work together to promote a series of horticultural, musical and other cultural events at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. 513 views

Monday, 5 May 2008
Buy back of railways welcomed Auckland Regional Council chairman Michael Lee congratulates the New Zealand Government on its decision to purchase Toll New Zealand’s rail and ferry business. 294 views

Thursday, 1 May 2008
Balance, not abundance, proposed for parking The Auckland Regional Council has today released a draft regional parking strategy calling on local councils to reduce the amount of all-day parking in business and shopping centres as public transport improves. 279 views

Tuesday, 26 February 2008
ARC proposes $10m contribution to Eden Park Auckland Regional Council has decided to consult the public on a proposed $10 million contribution toward the redevelopment of Eden Park. 257 views

Thursday, 14 February 2008
Park artist in residence announced Sculptor Nic Moon and painter Derek March are to become the Auckland Regional Council’s very first artists in residence. 396 views

Thursday, 7 February 2008
ARC takes a stand on beach vehicle issue The ARC will escalate its approach to issues around beach vehicle access to a regional and national level. 303 views

ARC decides on Muriwai Surf Club relocation The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) Parks and Heritage Committee today decided upon its preferred site for the relocation of the Muriwai Volunteer Surf Life Saving Club’s club rooms. 534 views

Proposals sought for new show A new flower/garden show at the Auckland Botanic Gardens in Manukau is being sought to replace the Ellerslie International Flower Show. 447 views

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