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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland

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The mayor's responsibilities

Auckland has a mayor, elected by residents from across the region.

​What the mayor does

The mayor leads our Governing Body.

The mayor’s responsibilities include:

  • promoting a vision for Auckland
  • providing leadership to achieve the vision
  • leading the development of council plans, policies and budgets
  • ensuring effective engagement between Auckland Council and Aucklanders.

The mayor also appoints the deputy mayor, establishes the committees of the governing body and appoints the committee chairs.

The mayor's office

Our legislation empowers the mayor to employ staff for the purpose of meeting these extended responsibilities.

The mayor's office:

  • includes planning, policy and consultation roles
  • deals with day-to-day communication and correspondence
  • manages the mayor’s diary and media relations.

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