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 Million Trees programme aims for 170,000 plantings in first year
06 June 2017
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today launched Million Trees, a programme for greening Auckland which will plant a million predominantly native trees and shrubs across the region over three years. read more
 Mayor’s annual budget a win for Aucklanders
02 June 2017
Auckland ratepayers will receive relief from double digit rate increases of previous years after Auckland Council today voted to adopt Mayor Phil Goff’s Annual Budget 2017/2018. It confirms a 2.5 per cent rate increase for the financial year 21017/2018. read more
 Vector and Auckland Council partner to light Auckland Harbour Bridge
27 May 2017
The Auckland Harbour Bridge will soon have permanent solar-powered coloured lighting. The move is part of a multimillion dollar energy efficiency partnership between Vector and Auckland Council. read more
 Mayor welcomes new report on light rail to Auckland airport
24 March 2017
Mayor Phil Goff welcomes government and Council agreement on the need for light rail from the airport to city. The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport have agreed to a transition from bus to light rail between the airport and city. read more
 Housing First launches to help homeless in Auckland
23 March 2017
Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff have launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 homeless Aucklanders and provide wrap-around services to address the causes of their homelessness. read more
 Mayor Phil Goff's speech on homelessness
23 March 2017
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's speech on homelessness delivered to the Auckland Conversations in March read more
 South Auckland suburbs welcome solar technology with robot sprint
13 March 2017
Entrust, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Vector are taking energy efficient solutions, including solar and battery technology, into the homes and schools of Papakura and Takanini to help lower electricity bills and improve the health of homes. read more
 Mayor Phil Goff's speech on climate change
08 March 2017
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's address to Auckland Conversations on climate change read more
 Mayoral Housing Taskforce meets to tackle housing supply
20 February 2017
Mayor Phil Goff today convened the first meeting of the Auckland Mayoral Taskforce on Auckland Housing Supply. read more
 Mayor Goff disappointed at Government’s fuel tax decision
16 February 2017
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today expressed his disappointment at the Government’s decision to rule out a regional fuel tax despite Auckland’s worsening traffic congestion. read more
 New partnership to develop projects using renewable energy
31 January 2017
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has announced a partnership between Auckland Council and Vector that will see a series of Vector-funded projects to promote sustainable and renewable energy use in Auckland. Support for the projects will also come from Entrust. read more
 Mayor Phil Goff studies light rail and housing in Brisbane
20 December 2016
Mayor Phil Goff travelled to Brisbane in December to visit Australia’s only fully master-planned city and the site of the Gold Coast light rail project - the biggest transport infrastructure project in the region. read more
 Mayor Goff's Annual Budget proposals for 2017/18 accepted
28 November 2016
The Auckland Council Governing Body has passed Mayor Phil Goff’s proposed consultation items for the Annual Budget 2017/18. The consultation items focus on restricting rate rises and raising significant new revenue. read more
 Mayor Phil Goff's inauguration speech
01 November 2016
Inauguration address of new Auckland Mayor Phil Goff on 2 November, 2016. read more
 St James Theatre restoration gets council boost
22 July 2016
Mayor Len Brown is thrilled that the restoration of Queen Street’s St James Theatre in Auckland can continue moving forward with an approved council financial contribution read more
 Auckland building activity at all-time high
22 June 2016
Building activity in Auckland has topped an all-time high of $6 billion per year, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown said today in releasing the latest Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report. read more
 Auckland and Government align on transport
21 June 2016
Auckland Mayor Len Brown is today welcoming continuing progress towards agreement between Auckland Council and the government on investment on transport in Auckland for the next 30 years. read more
 Auckland Mayor and deputy: Auckland says NPS could be useful tool
03 June 2016
Auckland’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor believe the proposals contained in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS) will provide a useful tool in measuring and meeting demand for land for both housing and business. read more
 Mayor: CRL will change Auckland for ever
03 June 2016
Auckland Mayor Len Brown is describing this morning’s commencement of the construction of the City Rail Link (CRL) as an historic day for Auckland which will transform the city. read more
 Auckland and Government agree on transport
19 February 2016
A joint report from Auckland Council and the government released today is being hailed as a giant step forward in agreeing Auckland’s transport investments for the next 30 years. read more

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