Auckland Council

Letter: Rural Rubbish Reticulation System

Over the past two years it has been made very clear by Council employees that any civil minded resident who might consider taking the time to pick up rubbish from the side of their road, should reconsider their generosity. If there is rubbish on the side of the road, Council says, to contact them and contractors will come out and pick […]

Green light for housing fund

On Thursday 19 April 2018, Auckland Council moved a step closer to unlocking up to $300 million in funding for housing infrastructure in the northwest, with the potential creation of about 6200 new homes through the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. It comes after the council’s Governing Body agreed to submit a detailed business case to apply for the $300 million […]

Hunua Ranges kauri areas will close

At its decision to close forested areas of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Auckland Council has also agreed to close higher-risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park in order to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. The tracks will be closed from 1 May 2018. Council said these measures aim to prevent the introduction of the disease […]

For sale?

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance committee will be meeting on Tuesday 17 April to discuss the future of council-owned buildings, including the Pukekohe service centre at 82 Manukau Road. Seven buildings and their land will be considered for sale. Councillor Ross Clow, Chair of the Finance and Performance committee, says that should the sale be approved, Aucklanders will still be […]

Baker’s Banter—17 April 2018

Anyone using the roads and/or public transport in our part of the world is aware of the need for some serious investment. The reality is that whilst we have some way to go in terms of modern trains, single seat journeys and more regular services, what we have is significantly better than what used to exist as recently as five […]

Upgrade due for Karaka Sports Park

The Franklin Local Board, together with the Karaka Sports Park Trust, will be asking the Auckland Council Governing Body to set aside around $30 million in the 10-year budget to develop the current Karaka Sports Park into a multi-sport facility. Improvements to the existing site, on the corner of Linwood and Blackbridge Roads in Karaka, is the Franklin Local Boards […]

Council addresses housing shortages

To address the housing shortages and unaffordability in Auckland, Mayor Phil Goff, Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor Bill Cashmore, Housing Minister Phil Twyford and Minister for Building and Construction, Jenny Salesa, have committed to working with the Mayor’s Housing Taskforce. The Housing Taskforce identifies barriers and constraints to building new homes in Auckland at the speed and scale needed […]

Awhitu Landcare call for submissions

Awhitu Landcare are encouraging people to have their say on Auckland Council’s proposed Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP). The plan is available for public consultation. They encourage those who live on the Awhitu Peninsula to make a submission for the future of the environment. Council’s Long Term Plan is also available to submit feedback on. Awhitu Landcare said it’s important […]

Thousands of Aucklanders have their say

Thousands of Aucklanders have already had their say in the opening weeks of consultation on the council’s 10-year Budget and Auckland Plan 2050, which were opened for public consultation at the end of February. 4309 written responses had been received by Monday 12 March. 3024 of these have been analysed, not including feedback. 50% of the respondents are in favour […]

Letter: Clarks Beach

Thank you for highlighting the sad state of pollution at Clarks Beach. I was not really shocked when I checked out the Safe Swim website and discovered that Clarks Beach is designated as a permanent “No swim zone”. Just ten years ago, scallops could be harvested, but visitors depleted the beds. They are now long gone (the scallops). As for […]


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