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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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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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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National Adaption Plan

The National Adaptation Plan has been released. Urutau, ka taurikura: Kia tū pakari a Aotearoa i ngā huringa āhuarangi Adapt and thrive: Building a climate-resilient New Zealand – New Zealand’s first national adaptation plan.  This document sets out Aotearoa New Zealand’s long-term strategy and first national adaptation plan. The long-term...

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Right to repair – petition

Things used to be made to last for years, and there were skilled people who could repair your toaster or electric fan for a fraction of the cost of replacing them. Repair Café are calling on our Government to ensure: Things are easy to repair. Repair services are accessible and...

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Save Our National Passenger Rail Network – petition

KiwiRail recently reversed that decision and reinstated the Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific effective September 2022. However, much of Aotearoa New Zealand remains disconnected from the rail passenger network and other services remain under threat from underinvestment. This petition will be presented soon and 10,000 signatures are sought; it’s currently...

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Have your say on Auckland’s freshwater

Auckland Council is calling on Aucklanders to give their feedback on the region’s freshwater, to help inform upcoming changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan. This applies to all freshwater bodies including: rivers streams lakes wetlands aquifers springs Consultation is open from Monday 13 June to Sunday 17 July. Get more...

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