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New dog rules for Auckland
On 1 July 2013, a new dog-management policy and bylaw will be introduced across the region.
OurAuckland June out this weekend
Keep an eye on your letterbox for the June edition of OurAuckland.
Rates for 2013/2014
July marks the start of the second year of Auckland Council’s three-year move to a single rating system.
People’s Panel on the up
More than 12,000 Aucklanders are now members of the Auckland Council’s People’s Panel.
Mayor in the Chair in Henderson
Len Brown will hold a public meeting in Henderson on Thursday 30 May.
Active Auckland - have your say
From 27 May to 17 June, have your say on two draft plans aimed at developing open spaces, and sport and recreation opportunities.
All aboard the MOTAT survey
Share your views on the Museum of Transport and Technology and go into the draw to win a family pass.
Changes to fees and charges from 1 July
A greater proportion of the costs of services will be recovered from the people who use them, reducing the proportion funded through rates.
Help shape Auckland’s growth
Have your say on the draft Auckland Unitary Plan by 31 May.
Keep Auckland moving
Have your say on the Consensus Building Group's proposals for Auckland’s transport system.
Will you step forward for Auckland?
Find out more about standing in this year's local government elections.
Queen's Birthday rubbish collections
Make sure you put your rubbish and recycling out on the right day this Queen's Birthday.
Get involved with Auckland Heritage Festival
Expressions of interest are being sought from those wanting to contribute to this year's festival.
Rates notice reminder
If you pay your rates in quarterly instalments, your fourth payment is due by 5pm on Monday 27 May.
Enrol now to vote
Aucklanders who are eligible to vote in the 2013 local government elections need to be on the electoral roll by 23 August.
OurAuckland news listings
Art of the community
Fresh Gallery Otara has reopened after a six-month refurbishment project.
Enjoy the heat, not the smoke
If you're using a wood fire this winter, follow these tips to help minimise air pollution and maximise heat.
Gem of the month - June 2013
Come and experience the exciting new children's playground at Omana Regional Park.
Kingsland video showcases business opportunities
A promotional video by a local production company has turned into a much-talked-about marketing opportunity for Kingsland.
Letter from Len - June 2013
I want to thank Aucklanders for having their say on the draft Auckland Unitary Plan.
Making a difference
The council recently hosted 33 students from 22 local high schools at the seventh annual Make a Difference Hui.
Pool project nears completion
The final stage of the Massey Park Aquatic Centre upgrade is due to be completed soon.
Recognition for community policing projects
Two policing projects with local board involvement have been recognised nationally.
Unpackit Awards 2013
The Unpackit Awards are your opportunity to nominate and vote for New Zealand’s best and worst product packaging.
Protecting Auckland’s Māori heritage
Archaeologists from Auckland Council have been working with landowners, iwi and regional parks to help protect our region’s Māori heritage sites.
Historic house restored
Hulme Court in Parnell, one of Auckland’s oldest houses, has undergone a $2m restoration.
Help clear the way
If you see debris blocking a stormwater inlet on a street or in another public place, please contact us.
Celebrating Auckland's unique nature
The International Day for Biological Diversity 2013 is 22 May.
Sappho sculpture relocated to Horotui Square
An Auckland Art Gallery installation, which had been in storage following the gallery’s redevelopment, is now outside for all to see.
Auckland fire ban lifted
The full fire ban enforced in the Auckland region due to one of Auckland’s driest summers has been lifted.
Putting children and young people first
Youth Week is 4-12 May. Here we look at how Auckland Council is putting youth first.
More school children to access zoo education
Around 10,000 children from Auckland’s low-decile schools will be able to take part in the zoo’s education programmes over the next three years.
New Lynn on the rise
Construction of west Auckland’s first high-rise building in New Lynn’s Merchant Quarter starts in May.
Letter from Len - May 2013
Tens of thousands of Aucklanders have got involved in the draft Auckland Unitary Plan discussion.
Gem of the month - May 2013
Te Ara Moana is a new multi-day kayak trail along Auckland’s south-eastern coast.
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