365 days ago

Poll: Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.

For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?

Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy protest, the Rugby World Cup opening night transport debacle, a battle with central government over funding the inner-city rail loop, and a contest of wills over delegating powers to local boards and council-controlled organisations.

Auckland's inaugural super mayor Len Brown hailed it a success.

"Generally 2011 has been a good first year for the council, " Brown said in 2012.

"We've brought the region together... At the same time we have driven $81 million in efficiencies and reduced the inherited 9.3 per cent rates increase down to 3.9 per cent."

The boundaries of the new super city were unveiled in 2010.

Super city Auckland was divided into 13 wards with 21 local boards.

Image
Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?
  • 7.1% Yes
    7.1% Complete
  • 92.9% No
    92.9% Complete
1491 votes
More messages from your neighbours
7 days ago

Explore Auckland’s street art by bike to win $1000 worth in prizes

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An exciting way to stay active during the Covid-19 lockdown, explore Auckland and win prizes has arrived in the form of the Street Art Bike Challenge.

To participate people simple need to snap a photo of themselves, their bike, a piece of street art, and share the photo with the hashtag #streetartbikechallenge.

The event will run throughout October and aims to encourage people to cycle around the city and stay active throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.

It is being hosted by EcoMatters Bike Hubs, who have compiled a map of over 200 street art pieces around Auckland to get people started.

Over $1000 worth in prizes are up for grabs. Will you be participating in the Street Art Bike Challenge?

Share your photos below!

Image
L
2 days ago

Bee flight path

Lynda from Army Bay

Hello, does anyone in army bay, everard road vicinity keep bees? I am living at the top of the hill , adjacent to Everard Rd, and thousands of bees swamp my house, inside and out almost on a daily basis. I am allergic to them and really need to speak with this person, so that maybe we can redirect their flight path. An expert has suggested this, and would be wonderful. If it’s you, or you know a neighbour who keeps bees, can you please contact me, I don’t want another summer like the last two. Lynda 021 115 2720. Or 424-1998. Many thanks.

L
17 hours ago

Shakespear Park

Lynda from Army Bay

Let’s hope that the building work that is underway, will be surrounded by lots of trees. It would be such a shame to lose that beautiful scenery, for the sake of sheds.