Voting opens today

Voting opens today for local body elections throughout the country. See the full list of Auckland candidates for this year’s local body elections here. More information about the candidates is available on the Vote Auckland website. Voting closes midday 8 October 2022.  

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Submissions on new intensification rules

Feedback is open until 29 September on changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan to allow for more housing at greater building heights and density across the city. Known as Plan Change 78, the proposed changes respond to the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development. This requires the council to...

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Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway adopted

Auckland Council’s Environment and Climate Change Committee on 18 August adopted the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway, to give effect to the required 64% reduction in transport emissions in Auckland’s Climate Plan, Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri.   Transport in Auckland accounts for more than 40 per cent of our region’s overall emissions. As...

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Auckland mayoral candidates give Government’s intensification plans a roasting

NZ Herald article by Bernard Orsman, 26 August 2022 The next Mayor of Auckland could make life difficult for the Government’s intensification plans across the city and the controversial Erebus memorial in Parnell. Three of the four main mayoral candidates last night said they wouldn’t stand for Government-imposed directives to...

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MOTAT Aviation Hall opening

On Saturday 20 August, the MOTAT Aviation Hall will be opening its doors. Rediscover the extensive aviation collection, along with new additions, including: digital storytelling of historical aviation footage and interviews 360 degree photography of collection cockpits amazing New Zealand Police helicopter interactive – so much fun for the kids...

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Help to transform Auckland: Support the TERP

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are putting forward a pathway which has the potential to transform Auckland into a much more liveable, equitable and sustainable region. The Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (or TERP) sets out how we will achieve the targets of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, which was widely...

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St David’s Church purchased

After eight years of working to save St David’s Memorial Church, on 29 July, the Friend’s of St David’s Trust purchased the building.   This was possible due to the Trust’s benefactors, patrons and friends, including the hundreds of New Zealanders who supported the BUY ST DAVID’S campaign nationwide.  The...

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Waterways Protection Fund extended

Nearly 60 landowners and community groups used Auckland Council’s Regional Waterway Protection Fund last year, sharing $800,000 for projects in Franklin and Papakura. That awareness has seen extra money made available to expand the fund this year into Rodney and Aotea/Great Barrier Island.   The Auckland Unitary Plan requires stock...

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