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Freedom camping rules passed

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter. Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air. New freedom camping bylaws will come into effect from September 1...

Mayor defends accepting Three Waters money 

Mayor Phil Goff rejected an accusation that he is ‘selling out’ on the controversial Three Waters reforms by accepting funding for the reforms.  At an...

Free public transport mooted

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter. Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air. The Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity is calling on Auckland...

Council supports rates-funded rubbish collection

At an Extraordinary Governing Body meeting on June 7, councillors voted to move to a regionwide, rates-funded refuse collection service as part of the 2022/2023...

Resource consent applications reach record six-year high

A record six-year high of resource consent applications were submitted to Auckland council last November, but staff expect another peak later in the year. A...

Rising costs takes a toll on Council projects

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter. Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air. Material costs and labour market shortages are expected to impact Auckland...

Council rejects pay as you throw waste option

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter. Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air. Efforts to retain the ‘pay as you throw’ option in Auckland...

Mayor defends Three Waters money

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter. Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air. Mayor Phil Goff has rejected an accusation that he is selling...

Auckland Council struggles ‘without teeth’ on bylaw enforcement

Auckland Council is lobbying government for changes to bylaw enforcement – without change, High Court costs land on the ratepayers, staff say.  Last year Council...

Council officer proposes own salary

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter. Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air. Hauraki Gulf forum members raised eyebrows when it was revealed the...