Auckland, April 16, 2018
This is just a short update from me as I rest up following an angioplasty over the weekend. My family has a history of clogged arteries which despite being a virtuous non-smoker, I have been unable to escape.
The procedure went well, and I am hassling the doctor to let me go home.
Hopefully tomorrow and after a few days of working from home, I will be back at work.
America’s Cup 2021
It was fantastic to confirm Auckland as host of the America’s Cup in 2021, which will bring vibrancy and economic benefits to Auckland.
We are now getting down to the business of delivering a cost-effective and world-class event experience and a lasting legacy for Auckland.
Waitakere Ranges closure
Councillors have voted to close the forested areas of the Waitakere Ranges and several high-risk tracks in the Hunua Regional Park to protect against kauri dieback disease.
This is a decisive move that provides kauri with the highest level of protection so that future generations can experience our precious taonga.
A record breaking number of submissions were received in response to our 10-year-Budget consultation reflecting the interest that Aucklanders have, now more than ever, in the successful future of the city.
We now need to know what you think about the proposed projects that will be funded by our proposed Regional Fuel Tax (RFT).
Auckland needs to pay its share to fix worsening congestion and an RFT of 10 cents a litre plus GST will fund desperately needed transport projects including public and active transport, visit AKhaveyoursay.govt.nz to find out more.
Phil Goff is Mayor of Auckland City. The above was taken from his ‘Mayor Phil’s Update.’
(Picture from our Library)