Friday, 1 August 2014
Mayor announces 20 percent cut in cost of City Rail Link
Auckland Mayor Len Brown has announced a significant reduction in the cost of the City Rail Link (CRL) from $2.86 billion to less than $2.4 billion lowering the price of Auckland's number one transport infrastructure priority by about 20 per cent.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Cycling carnival captures Quay Street's potential
Aucklanders will get a taste of Quay Street’s potential as a world-class waterfront boulevard this Saturday as it is closed off to traffic for the cycle-themed street carnival, ‘Ciclovia on Quay’.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Colin Maiden Park to stay in public ownership
Auckland Council has added Colin Maiden Park in St Johns to its parks network, ensuring this open space and sports field complex remains in public ownership and available to the people of Auckland forever.
Friday, 5 July 2013
New vessel to strengthen Auckland's harbour protection
A new multi-purpose vessel was added to Auckland Council's Harbourmaster fleet after being christened by the Mayoress at the Marine Rescue Centre today.
Monday, 25 February 2013
"Extinct" seabird discovered breeding 50 km from Auckland City
Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand storm petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Kitties galore need new homes
A recent influx of abandoned cats and kittens at west Auckland’s animal shelter is being described as the start of the summer deluge.
Warnings of Auckland transport network crisis
A study into the future transport needs of Auckland reveals a looming crisis as the city’s population growth exceeds the ability of the transport network to cope.
Monday, 3 December 2012
Dramatic drop in Auckland graffiti vandalism
The latest audit of graffiti vandalism in Auckland shows levels of visible graffiti vandalism have dropped by one-third.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Beach water quality testing underway for summer
This summer’s Safeswim beach water quality monitoring is underway with more than 60 beaches in the region included in the programme.
Monday, 19 November 2012
Support for Hobsonville Point housing scheme
Auckland Council is to investigate opportunities for innovative housing forms and sections sizes to enable the provision of more affordable homes in a pilot programme at Hobsonville Point.
Friday, 16 November 2012
Auckland Business Confidence Down
Business confidence among Auckland firms is at its lowest point in 12 months, according to the latest figures from Auckland Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly business confidence survey.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Aucklanders embrace innovative Unitary Plan engagement
Hundreds of Aucklanders have embraced the more inclusive community engagement approach council is undertaking for the Auckland Unitary Plan.
Friday, 9 November 2012
New board appointments for ACPL and ACIL
The Mayor has welcomed the appointment of Tiwana Tibble to the board of Auckland Council Property Limited (ACPL) and Diana Puketapu to Auckland Council Investments Limited (ACIL).
Auckland takes top honours at inaugural Urban Design awards
Confirmation that Auckland’s quest to be a world leader in urban design is on track came last night when two local projects took top honours at the national industry awards.
High RMA fine for illegal dumping
A case of illegal dumping brought by Auckland Council has resulted in the highest Resource Management Act fine ever for a council prosecution.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Auckland Council Street Prostitution Bill – letter to all NZ councils
Below is a letter to all the Mayors and CEOs of local and regional authorities in New Zealand from Local Board Chairs of Otara-Papatoetoe, Mangere-Otahuhu and Manurewa regarding the Auckland Council Street Prostitution Bill.
Scorecard shows liveability continuing to improve
The second annual Auckland Scorecard has revealed Auckland is making further progress towards becoming the world’s most liveable city.
Monday, 5 November 2012
Join Zoo in race to save orangutan
The Great Ape Race – a mini ‘amazing race’ around Auckland Zoo to raise funds to help conserve orangutan in the wild, takes place on Thursday 15 November (6pm-9pm) as part of Orangutan Caring Week celebrations.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Hot housing market sign of Auckland's success
Auckland’s buoyant housing market demonstrates that the region is an attractive place to live and work for both New Zealanders and migrants.
Lower Auckland rate increases a step closer
Lower average rate increases for Aucklanders are a step closer after a meeting of Auckland Council's Strategy and Finance Committee today.
Keep informed if a natural disaster strikes Auckland
Superstorm Sandy is a reminder that a large-scale natural disaster can strike at anytime, anywhere.
Monday, 29 October 2012
Help your pets keep calm and carry on this Guy Fawkes
Auckland Council is calling on pet owners to make their pets’ safety a priority during the fireworks season.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Auckland's 2.9 per cent rates increase could go lower
Rates in Auckland will go up by an average of 2.9 per cent if the Mayoral proposal for the 2013/14 Annual Plan is adopted.
Shared spaces a winner for the public and business
Shared spaces in Auckland’s city centre are taking off with real benefits for the public and business alike.
Proposed Auckland Council rates increase lowest yet
Auckland Council's next rates increase will be the lowest yet if the Mayoral Proposal for the council's Annual Plan - its budget for the coming year - is adopted.
A striking new footbridge for Point Resolution
Auckland Council is starting work this weekend on replacing the footbridge linking Tamaki Drive to Point Resolution and the Parnell Baths.
Friday, 19 October 2012
Forum to guide council's planning rules
Aucklanders will have a chance to discuss the planning rules that will shape the city, as a two-week online forum gets underway next week.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Government support for Unitary Plan welcomed
Legislative change that will greatly speed the implementation of the Auckland Council Unitary Plan has been welcomed by Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse.
Aucklander scoops Objective Arts prize
The winners of the sixth Objective Art Awards, part of Southside Arts Festival, were announced on Friday 12 October at the Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku.
Monday, 15 October 2012
Living Room line-up will impress all guests
The city centre will soon be alive with an impressive line-up of freestyle riders, go-go dancers, tappers, acrobats and more when the Living Room festival kicks off for 2012.