Mayor of Auckland

News and events

Get the latest news, events and keynote speeches from Mayor Phil Goff.

 Million Trees programme aims for 170,000 plantings in first year

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

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

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

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

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
 South Auckland suburbs welcome solar technology with robot sprint

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
 Mayoral Housing Taskforce meets to tackle housing supply

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

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

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

Keynote speeches

 Mayor Phil Goff's speech on homelessness

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's speech on homelessness delivered to the Auckland Conversations in March read more
 Mayor Phil Goff's speech on climate change

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's address to Auckland Conversations on climate change read more
 Mayor Phil Goff's inauguration speech

Inauguration address of new Auckland Mayor Phil Goff on 2 November, 2016. read more

Tripartite Economic Alliance Summit

 Business successes on LA business delegation

A delegation representing 43 Auckland businesses took part in the inaugural Tripartite Economic Alliance Summit in Los Angeles. read more
 Auckland to host next economic alliance summit

Mayor Len Brown will host the second high-level Tripartite Economic Alliance summit between Guangzhou and Los Angeles next year. read more
 2015 Tripartite Economic Alliance Summit:

The valuable connections made in Los Angeles by the Mayoral-led business delegation this month will boost Auckland’s economy with investment and job creation for years to come. read more

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