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Mayor of Auckland
Recreation and culture

Tricia Cheel

  • Adopt police recommendations for liquor licensing and remove all advertising from public spaces.
  • Value historic sites and buildings, but upgrade public facilities to the organic blueprint where possible eg salt water pools, non-toxic.
  • Remove all commercial advertising from public facilities because eg junk food advertised is sending mixed messages to kids and all users.

Susanna Kruger

  • Negotiate reduced prices for entry to local educational facilities such as the zoo to make it affordable for all.

Craig Lord

  • Stop sports and recreational groups from losing their facilities and ensure they remain protected in public ownership.
  • Give more attention to maintenance of facilities.
  • Help communities find corporate funding to run events and festivals.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • While the America's Cup does attract international attention, I'd cap Auckland's contribution at that which has already been promised.
  • Marijuana liberalisation seems likely next year. Is the council prepared? Or will we see a repeat of brothels next to schools? Plan ahead.
  • Learning to swim is an essential skill in a city surrounded by beaches. Lessons for young and old should be available at our pools.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • Design, planning and invest for national significant sporting installation shall follow our strategic superfast monorail corridor.
  • We continue to strengthen our local sport facilities.
  • Elevate safety and utilities of our parks, recreation centres.

Glen Snelgar

  • Transfer libraries and CAB branches to Auckland Council Democracy Services department to maintain service levels.
  • Devolve responsibility for local issues to Local Boards.
  • Allow Local Boards to raise targeted rates to deliver services that local communities want and need.

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Introduce a 15% health tax on alcohol. All funds to benefit health and education.
  • Launch an open art competition for multiple ages and in multiple categories (eg. visual, performance) as an Auckland Art festival.
  • Design a cohesive Arts strategy for Auckland (it's currently a mess). Define goals and values.

John Tamihere

  • Community events particularly supporting our large ethnic community must be supported.
  • Sporting facilities are important but the ratepayer must demand access to school facilities as they have already paid for them.

Peter Vaughan

  • Improve the community parks, walkways and communal areas with improved security and lighting.
  • Develop existing and build additional multiplex community halls so that shared time slots can be accommodated.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Full citizenship rights for all immigrants in New Zealand, is a life-and-death question for the unions to unite workers.
  • Public works to build the facilities working people need employing people at union scale wages.
  • Set the minimum wage to enable all workers to afford a home and support a family. This enables working people to be part of cultural life.

David John Feist

  • Stop sale of golf courses for development of apartment slums.
  • Stop Council closing all soccer fields whenever it rains. Kids like mud and grass is tough.
  • Stop any future sale of Eden Park.

Genevieve Forde

  • Return the Ak Art Gallery to free entry for all and give more funding so that it can have more and better quality exhibitions.
  • Make sure all ethnic groups are represented in council arts funding.
  • Make sure no public drunkenness can happen as much as possible.

Phil Goff

  • Continue to support local and regional community events like Diwali, the Lantern Festival and Pasifika.
  • Maintain support for local communities through Council grants and funding.
  • Develop and expand parks, recreational facilities and community venues to cater for population growth.

Alezix Heneti

  • Give communities what they want. Aucklanders are family. Family first. Make it happen. Do what you got to do to make it happen. For Auckland.
  • Give sporting groups what they want. Give Community events full support. Make it happen. Put Aucklanders first. Encourage more local events.
  • Give licensing what they want. Make it happen. Allow businesses to progress by encouraging them to brand themselves to financial success.

John Hong

  • Maintain and improve current and future ethnic community events.
  • Promote more internationally connected sports.
  • Maximize existing public facilities and services by maintaining highest standard.

Ted Johnston

  • Resources where they are most needed. More youth sporting facilities especially in the poorer suburbs.
  • Build up festivals for earning money and as tourist events. No massive tree and wildlife destruction like at Western Springs.
  • Cut down the number of liquor licenses and pokie machines especially in the poorer areas.
Climate change and resilience

Tricia Cheel

  • Integrate funding streams for civil defence and homelessness, to create caring hubs that operate 24/7 rather then just in times of disaster.
  • Develop a comprehensive, ecologically-sound blueprint for an organic Auckland, which is healthier, kinder, and happier for people and animals.
  • Replace 'sustainable' with 'regenerative' in all policies to claw back the damage to the microbiome and strengthen the web of life.

Susanna Kruger

  • Ask zero tax for solar, wind and other renewable energy practices.

Craig Lord

  • Reduce emissions by having CBD staff utilise public transport more and have contractors change their own engine usage procedures.
  • Keep a strong focus on power usage by all council operations, this includes all office equipment and lighting.
  • Work more with civil defence to teach citizens about being more self-sufficient during natural disasters and emergencies.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • Replace all of Auckland's tar sealed roads with plastic. Cheaper, no potholes, longer lasting, and practically maintenance free.
  • Reduce congestion by redesigning the roading system during the upgrade. Directly reducing emissions by reducing the time cars burn petrol.
  • Encourage public transport use by make fare rises, fair. Linked to inflation, not AT's burgeoning budget.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • Develop and maintain a way of looking at our changeable climates and environments as a permanent and respectable working partners.
  • Provision for permanent service to our environments without regression against our economic, technological and cultural development.
  • Strengthen legislation for protection and service of our air and water and marine coastlines environments.

Glen Snelgar

  • Establish a new green-focused agency called 'Environment Auckland' which will incorporate Civil Defence and manage the water catchment area.
  • Commission research to ensure Auckland is prepared for climate change and the effects of inclement weather on our coastal areas.
  • Ensure all staff vehicles and the new buses on BRT lines are electric or hybrid.

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Establish a Scandinavian (profitable) recycling system. Phase out single use plastics.
  • Stop carpet bombing suburbs like Pokeno and encourage quality medium density housing in park-like grounds and village environments.
  • Reduce rate rises for infrastructure by issuing municipal bonds to interested citizens and institutional investors.

John Tamihere

  • Make sure that there are multiple smart activities that overtime meet our carbon neutral targets.
  • Particularly refer to my total waste policy that will drop landfill requirements by over 70% over the next 9 years.
  • Increase public transport opportunities that are electrified.

Peter Vaughan

  • Stop toxic landfill activities as climate change gasses emit from these 100 times more so than cows do.
  • Introduce waste to energy furnaces making electricity for the city from household rubbish with zero waste to the air or landfills.
  • Introduce new technology that alerts Civil Defence of potential disaster that we have created.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Capitalism's profit drive is the despoiler of nature and cause of unsafe working conditions.
  • Workers and our unions must fight for workers' control over production and safety in all workplaces to protect our communities.
  • For workers' control over production to prevent disasters like the Pike River coal mine, and the deaths in forestry and construction.

David John Feist

  • Abolish the Rural Urban Boundary to encourage the building of houses that are greener than apartments as they are made of wood not concrete.
  • Abolish the RUB as it causes densification which increases traffic congestion. GHG production rises from slower vehicles.
  • Abolish the RUB as densification has not increased public transport use as only 13% of jobs are in the CBD and 97% of trips are by car.

Genevieve Forde

  • Convert all buses to electric power.
  • Convert all council fleet to electric power.
  • Create uninterrupted and safe lanes for public transport and bicycles all over the city.

Phil Goff

  • Accelerate the conversion of public transport to non-carbon fuels.
  • Convert Council passenger fleet to electric or hybrid.
  • Develop a climate change action plan that keeps temperature rises to less than 1.5 degrees and addresses the impacts of our changing climate.

Alezix Heneti

  • Reduce Auckland's carbon footprint to the acceptable level by the desired allocated time with council leading the way. Leaders lead first.
  • Convert public transport to electric and hydrogen with no costs to the public and adapt climate change with council, mayor (me) first leads.
  • Improve earthquake strengthening and civil defence with full council support, aid and help. Assist in prevention, safety of Auckland family.

John Hong

  • Implement more renewable energy such as solar and LED lighting system.
  • Make Civil defense more accessible.
  • Increase awareness and education regarding natural disasters.

Ted Johnston

  • Civil defence. In case of disease, disaster eg tsunami, power cuts. Water shortages. Council preparedness. Protection of facilities.
  • Control all pollution, not just the trendy CO2 issues. Higher penalties for corporate abuse.
  • A proper functioning sewage system. It is completely unacceptable in 2019 for sewage overflows after floods like in the eastern suburbs.
Housing and planning

Tricia Cheel

  • Explore ways to utilise the 1,000s of empty houses, and any other means necessary, to eliminate forced homelessness.
  • Strengthen heritage protection and maintain quality public spaces and housing.
  • Protect prime, fertile agricultural or horticultural land through zoning to ensure they are not built over.

Susanna Kruger

  • Roll out a do-it-yourself eco-friendly low-cost housing scheme on life-long leased land.
  • Power-balance tenancy agreements and rental agent policies to respect the homes of occupants, not only landlords' houses.

Craig Lord

  • Create more green belts to stop urban development encroachments and protect farmlands and lifestyles.
  • Change the consent process to be less about revenue gathering and more about actual operations.
  • Work with government to provide low cost kitset housing for homeless and low income purchasers.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • While this may put me offside with some voters, I'm an 'Up not Out' kinda guy. Medium density doesn't mean ugly. Europe shows the way.
  • On homelessness I like the idea clusters of tiny homes. Cheap, dignified and secure. Many homeless just need a period of stability.
  • Buildings that are classed as 'residential' must be used for purpose, not land banked. Otherwise it's a business and should be taxed as such.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • Must continually elevate and strengthen their architectural design and planning for the City.
  • Keep on refining and adapting Unitary plan for our annual goals and strategic goals.
  • Implement quality management in build, inspection and documentation of building and construction by council departments.

Glen Snelgar

  • Staff KPIs will be adjusted to ensure that all building and resource consents are delivered within proper time frames.
  • Clean up the homeless and move them out of the CBD. Fakers and trouble makers will be charged with public nuisance.
  • Lobby central government to give Panuku new HUDA powers to ensure that major housing developments are completed.

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Encourage self sufficiency in citizen energy and water supply.
  • Ensure green belt/urban forest spaces in future high density zones.

John Tamihere

  • Housing affordability can only be achieved by lifting the number of houses being built in the city.
  • Ensure central government agencies overseeing homelessness actually carry out their job.
  • Lift the present regimes cap on social housing on council land because you can not fix unless homelessness unless you do this.

Peter Vaughan

  • Enable qualified contractors to approve building consents, reduce time/cost like qualified electricians who have their own authority.
  • Instigate by-laws to force landbanked house owners to rent their investments reducing housing shortages.
  • Address building standards to disenfranchise monopoly corporates from their control over others importing new improved building products.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Fight for a government-financed public works programme to put unemployed and underemployed workers to work at union-scale wages.
  • Build and repair railways, roads, hospitals, childcare centres, public transport and other infrastructure that working people need.
  • For a massive government and council programme to build and upgrade housing to provide quality, affordable rental homes for all.

David John Feist

  • Reduce house prices in Auckland by 70% by abolition of RUB and rezoning rural land residential.
  • All land zoned rural to be zoned residential.
  • Any persons threatening violence in the CBD to be trespassed.

Genevieve Forde

  • Organise homes and creativity/work advice for all of Auckland's homeless people.
  • Green the centre of all Auckland's shopping centres; cars not allowed.
  • Build—buy more social housing for lower income people.

Phil Goff

  • Continue to facilitate housing construction, which is currently at a record high.
  • Continue working with government to finance housing infrastructure and build more social houses.
  • Continue our work through Housing First, which has housed over 1000 homeless people since 2017.

Alezix Heneti

  • Stop homelessness in Auckland. Give the homeless families and children homes. Make council housing available for the homeless and the poor.
  • Assist homeowners and new homeowners with affordable, weather-tight houses and design easier, achievable home loans. Give more versatility.
  • Give building consents, land supply, zoning, heritage protection, urban spaces and streetscapes to Aucklanders how they want it tastefully.

John Hong

  • Reduce the cost of resource and building consent.
  • Increase the quality and longevity of all construction.
  • Develop greater Auckland to increase the supply of affordable and accessible houses for all.

Ted Johnston

  • Satellite cities based on fast rail links to Auckland. Fast rail Hamilton—Manukau—Auckland. Ring rail, airport link, harbour bridge.
  • License landlords. Put very high rates on empty houses, and landbanked land. We must increase available housing land, but preserve farmland.
  • Easy, fast high quality building approvals. Remove homeless from streets, provide free food, clothes, and warehousing with night security.
Transport

Tricia Cheel

  • Car pooling encouraged and rewarded, through the caring Civil Defence hubs so people feel safe and confident to engage with others.
  • Implement free public transport for the most congested areas to begin with, and for youth, unemployed, community carded, disabled, and sick.
  • Ask the government to supply interest-free loans from the Reserve bank for vital infrastructure to be done immediately as in the 1930s.

Susanna Kruger

  • Build shelters at bus and train stations that protect against the wind and rain while waiting.

Craig Lord

  • Stop the purposeful traffic congestion created by Auckland Transport and the Council Design Champion.
  • Start the Penlink project and place a focus on roading repairs in the regions.
  • Push for urgent transport needs, such as a train from Huapai to Swanson, and bus focus on the northwestern.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • Auckland's fares are the third highest in the world. We must apply the breaks. Link rises to inflation, not the farebox recovery rate.
  • I propose nothing short of rebuilding our roads to combat congestion. Smart traffic lights to control a system designed from the ground up.
  • Removing overhead power lines, if we use the 'cable conduit' upgrade, would free space for a dedicated cycle/escooter lane.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • Strengthening land transport systems. Consolidate public transport services, planning and project management.
  • Govern the biggest and fastest expanding transport installations in order to control the maximum transport demand.
  • Gradually and totally demilitarize the harbour. Govern the Port of Auckland and reduce containers and auto shipping operations.

Glen Snelgar

  • Stop Auckland Transport's 'War on Cars'—scrap the fuel tax and cancel speed limit reductions.
  • Work with NZTA to create a PT solution (buses, trams or trains) from Manukau to New Lynn along the SW Motorway corridor.
  • Replace ghost trams with BRT network along Dominion, Mt Eden, and Manukau Roads that connects with NZTA PT corridor.

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Require ATEED to collaborate with communities and be accountable for recognised failures.
  • Create a free/reduced cost public transport option for school age children, carers, and chronically ill patients.
  • Create T2/bike lanes, supervise with traffic control, pedestrianise two lanes of Queen St.

John Tamihere

  • E-scooters must be regulated and made to use bike lanes as well as head protection.
  • Finishing the Auckland Transport network within the next nine years will be an essential.

Peter Vaughan

  • Remove cycleways from main roads Incorporate them with improved footpaths for safety and restrict E-Scooter speeds to 12km/hr.
  • Build multi storey, free car parks at Park-n-Ride depots to encourage greater use of public transport for hop card users.
  • Instigate tried and tested road trains, reducing congestion and the need for additional heavy and light rail, saving money in Auckland.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Frequent public transport with no user charges.
  • Fight for a government-financed public works programme to put unemployed and underemployed workers to work at union-scale wages.
  • Build and repair railways, roads, bridges, hospitals, childcare centres, public transport and other infrastructure that working people need.

David John Feist

  • Abolishing the RUB and building 8 lane motorways will eliminate congestion. Nothing else will work.
  • Encourage a mobility target of 20 minute peak hour commute. The RUB has made it 40 minutes at present, one of the highest in the world.
  • Public transport use worldwide is decreasing and is 3% of trips in NZ. It cannot work in Auckland as we are polycentric and dispersed.

Genevieve Forde

  • Train from Britomart to the airport as quickly as possible.
  • Private cars, vans and trucks restricted to 30 km slower; 5km near schools and hospitals; public transport to go at same speed as now.
  • Get rid of lime scooters—a danger to pedestrians.

Phil Goff

  • Use the record $28 billion investment to create more public transport, walking and cycling areas, and improved roads to reduce congestion.
  • Reduce the cost of public transport travel for school children and those on community services cards.
  • Improve the frequency, reliability and accessibility of public transport and ensure it is affordable.

Alezix Heneti

  • Upgrade public transport, walking, cycling, transport infrastructure like roads, bridges, car parks and footpaths for Aucklanders for free.
  • Reduce traffic congestion, increase road safety and support share bikes and e-scooters. Reduce all costs to Auckland family members. Us.
  • Support airports and maritime transport, fully, completely and wholeheartedly for Aucklanders best interests. Innovate to achieve this.

John Hong

  • Use minibus and increase frequency of trips to reduce big empty bus.
  • Increase the access and frequency of maritime and all transport.
  • Build a new bridge to connect airport to Southern Auckland connecting wider Karaka.

Ted Johnston

  • Ring rail central city. Fast rail links, to satellite towns, airport, North Shore, Howick links etc to cut traffic congestion.
  • Bikes off main roads, no cycle lanes in inner city. Less bus lanes to remove congestion. Rail not bus.
  • Rail that is fast frequent, inexpensive and takes you where you want to go.
Environment and biodiversity

Tricia Cheel

  • Lift the toxic burden off the living world by immediately ceasing all unnecessary toxic and polluting substances and practices.
  • Successively implement integrated organic management modules based on a catchment being the minimum unit of organisation easily monitored.
  • All procurement by council to be natural, non toxic, substances and practices, wherever possible, eg food, building, roading, cleaning.

Susanna Kruger

  • Get retailers of compost causing the Legionnaires' disease to have their staff give people verbal warnings at checkout.

Craig Lord

  • Start the process to build a Waste to Energy plant.
  • Examine and correct our inept refuse and recycling systems so that we no longer require landfills.
  • Stop mass removal of trees and bush for developments, private or corporate.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • Rebuild our roads meets the challenges of the 21st century, and 18th. We can finally separate our sewerage and waste water systems.
  • Use the waste plastic that Asia no longer wants to create a new roading system for Auckland.
  • Plant new trees in our streets, not forestry's. Bring trees in to the city and suburbs, especially the South.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • Get tough on pests and protect our bio ecological systems.
  • Leading the quality management of our environments.
  • Mayor must commit to quality system for environments.

Glen Snelgar

  • Create a new green-focused agency to manage our natural and built environments.
  • Ensure that material collected for recycling is actually recycled instead of being sent overseas to be incinerated.
  • Manage Watercare IPO to list 49% of shares and raise capital for stormwater improvements.

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Offer rates reduction for percentage of native urban forest cover on berms and properties.
  • Reduce costs and pollution with appropriate water treatment facilities, through bond issues.
  • Encourage PD to do riparian plantings/conservation to reduce runoff and educate/train offenders in life skills.

John Tamihere

  • Environmental monitoring and the integrity behind it must be constantly assured.
  • Enforcement and compliance can then be evidenced based and weigh in on meeting carbon neutral targets.
  • A heightened capacity to respond to any major environmental incident will require resourcing.

Peter Vaughan

  • Stop 1080 use as it kills unintentional target animals. Use other means of eradication of target pests.
  • Bring back community rubbish bins to public places to reduce pollution at beaches, parks and community areas.
  • Engage new bylaws that permits police to fine people who throw cigarette butts on the ground as the tar is extremely toxic and dirty.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Workers and our unions must fight for workers' control over production to prevent pollution of the earth, air, and waters.
  • Farmers—workers' allies ont the land—to stop farm foreclosures and bankruptcies we demand nationalisation of the land.
  • Nationalisation puts the land at the service of those who farm it, as opposed to control by the banks.

David John Feist

  • Abolish the RUB as densification increases the percentage of land covered in concrete. This increases sewerage flooding in to the harbour.
  • Abolish the RUB as densification decreases the amount of houses with trees and bird life. Biodiversity decreases as densification increases.
  • Discourage density as this is literally destroying Auckland.

Genevieve Forde

  • Stop the proposed concrete extension to Queens Wharf.
  • Stop all dumping of Auckland marina and America"s Cup related sediment in the Hauraki Gulf immediately.
  • Pass laws with heavy fines for anyone chopping down a native tree without a council inspection and approval.

Phil Goff

  • Plant over 1.5 million native trees, protect our iconic kauri trees from dieback and increase predator control to protect native birds.
  • Reduce wastewater overflows and plastic pollution of our beaches and harbours.
  • Reduce siltation of our harbours and restore the marine environment.

Alezix Heneti

  • Aid support and assist biodiversity, pest management, environmental monitoring and reporting for the Auckland family, us. We are family.
  • Urge enforcement and compliance in our Auckland Family, and sustain waste management and minimisation with Auckland Family support.
  • Reduce, resolve and abate pollution and aid, assist and support environmental incident response for Aucklanders continued benefit, advantage.

John Hong

  • Implement wider pest free areas.
  • Recycle, reuse and to reform the refuge services.
  • Utilize latest technology to monitor and prevent environmental incident.

Ted Johnston

  • No 1080 in Auckland. New ideas to deal with issues.
  • Waste management a priority as the population keeps growing.
  • Control of rat and pest populations etc in parks, and assistance in housing areas, where overcrowding causes proliferation.
Jobs and economy

Tricia Cheel

  • Support local businesses through in-house contracting and employing local people for local services, minimising corruption.
  • Support and develop youth employment through schemes run by the in-house contractors to give them a fair start.
  • Provide necessary infrastructure immediately though no-interest loans from the government via the Reserve Bank of NZ as in 1930s.

Susanna Kruger

  • Provide land for building an entrepreneur academy for the un-/under-employed.
  • Provide land for building a skills-based micro-business incubator supporting self-employment.
  • Provide land for building an inquisitorial McKenzie Friend Court without judges and lawyers.

Craig Lord

  • Stop Auckland Transport's traffic congestion which is having a detrimental effect on business and economy.
  • Work to create more tourism options for the city, the majority of tourists leave Auckland as quickly as possible.
  • Work with businesses to setup in the outer districts, taking the workplaces to the people.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • I hate to go on about it, but I am the roading candidate—reduce congestion and we increase productivity (and well being).
  • Replacing our roads will create many new jobs, training our young in 21st century road laying skills.
  • I propose that we bring back evening classes. Education frees potential, which in turn generates prosperity.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • Liberate and develop the entire Auckland waterfronts.
  • Invest, create and design for high speed transport complex for Auckland and North Island.
  • Govern the international airport in order to restrict their expansion. Limit construction of new buildings and facilities.

Glen Snelgar

  • Ensure that Auckland Council does not impede the free market with unnecessary compliance costs.
  • Create a new Treasury department to recommend productivity and efficiency gains for Auckland Council.
  • Reduce red-tape to underline the philosophy of 'Less Government, More Freedom.'

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Stop funding infrastructure with rates. Issue municipal bonds instead. Capital is desperate for safe returns at this point in world affairs.
  • Validate our brand by protecting our key food producing areas from subdivision.
  • Validate our brand, and diversify our economy, by promoting/incentivising sustainable foods and industries (iHemp).

John Tamihere

  • Local businesses must be given a preferential opportunity to build scale off the city's procurement and contracting.
  • The Council's Youth Panel must be empowered to the extent that their policies are adopted by the Governing Board.
  • We must assert our preference in purchasing from Auckland and then New Zealand domiciled businesses only.

Peter Vaughan

  • Introduce available AI technology, assisting businesses with productivity projections and risk analysis.
  • Create youth support programs to help them find suitable work fitting their personality and giving them direction.
  • Improve the electrification of Auckland to assist the expanding population, new buildings, and support Electric Vehicle imports.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Fight for a government-financed public works programme to put unemployed and underemployed workers to work at union-scale wages.
  • Set the minimum wage to enable all workers to afford a home and support a family.
  • Building and repairing railways, roads, hospitals, childcare centres, public transport and other infrastructure that working people need.

David John Feist

  • Metrowater and Ports of Auckland privatised.
  • Differential rating abolished.
  • Remover RUB to decrease price of land for business.

Genevieve Forde

  • A new building at the waterfront replace the ugly 'Cloud' one with a new, modern, Māori marae or Māori history museum.
  • Meet with local business people to listen to their concerns/suggestions.
  • Encourage young people—and everyone—to concentrate on their creativity when thinking about what work to do,.

Phil Goff

  • Promote Council's social procurement programme to create jobs for those not in employment, education or training.
  • Promote economic development and employment growth through ATEED.
  • Build the transport and housing infrastructure to sustain businesses and a growing economy and businesses.

Alezix Heneti

  • Promote local business with full support, enthusiastically, outstandingly and awesomely. Our locals are us, we are Auckland, we are family.
  • Get our youth, employment suited to their strengths with strong unlimited council support. Youth are our national treasure and foundation.
  • Assist infrastructure, local industries, like tourism, export, local crafts, and more 100%, with all options available from council.

John Hong

  • Create more jobs for youth by providing easy start up package and free mentoring program.
  • Upgrade and build more infrastructure that is critical business development.
  • Increase global tourism business network by utilizing 1/4th of Aucklanders born outside of New Zealand.

Ted Johnston

  • Assist local people into businesses especially in poorer areas. And aid local businesses.
  • Aid training and youth employment, to prevent crime, and to assist our youth especially in the poorest areas.
  • Harbour bridge painted blue and a tourist attraction Azure arch, with restaurants, fast rail, also a Polynesian Cultural Centre.
Utilities and services

Tricia Cheel

  • Inspire and vigorously encourage and reward residents and businesses for adopting non-toxic substances and practices.
  • Knock fluoridation on the head and put savings from capital and maintenance costs to better use, like non-toxic weed control.
  • Employ local people for local services, in-house contracting, friendly dog control, and all non-toxic weed control, cleaning, maintenance.

Susanna Kruger

  • Run an awareness campaign to minimise household waste as a way of living greener.

Craig Lord

  • Start the building of a Waste to Energy plant which will also assist the circle economy and recycling.
  • Change the dog registration system to be fairer on the thousands of dog owners, stop it from being a revenue.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • I would like to recycle the entirety of, not only Auckland's or even New Zealand's waste plastic, but that of the South Pacific's as well.
  • We have thousands of KM of crumbling tarseal roads that need to be replaced. The volumes involved would allow us to recall our garbage.
  • Separate the sewerage and waste water systems as we rebuild the road above. It's well overdue.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • Working with communities and business to reduce harmful wastes.
  • Design, study and plan for quality waste management.
  • Enforce laws to keep our communities safe from animals.

Glen Snelgar

  • Ensure that recycling actually gets recycled and not sent overseas to get incinerated.
  • Ensure that utility providers are delivering their services at the true cost to consumers.
  • Devolve responsibility for local issues to Local Boards and allow communities to choose what services they receive.

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Import Scandinavian recycling technology and begin profitably recycling, funded via municipal bonds. Put cash return on bottles and cans.
  • Identify biggest plastic polluters and encourage alternate material use via progressive taxation.
  • Future proof wastewater and sewage ASAP via funding from municipal Bbnds.

John Tamihere

  • Inorganic rubbish uplifting will be reinstated and waste to energy plants will be explored.
  • A one off grant to all residents to collect roof water in a tank will be rolled out.

Peter Vaughan

  • Introduce free 'phone and collect' inorganic rubbish collections for residents.
  • Introduce new compact wastewater and sewage processing plants in new subdivisions for recycling and incineration.
  • Introduce UV light for water filtering, remove chlorine and fluoride dosing unless emergency situations call for it.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Join working people confronting attacks on our living standards that are the capitalists' response to the crisis of their system.
  • Workers need to organise and act independently of the capitalists and their political parties.
  • No taxes on working people—including all council fees.

David John Feist

  • Privatise rubbish supply completely.
  • Encourage separation of wastewater and sewerage by limiting intensification. Digging up legacy pipes is expensive and causes pollution.
  • LiftNZ will introduce a new land use Act to set clear and objective water standards.

Genevieve Forde

  • Ban fireworks on private properties—a stress and danger to animals and children.
  • Hold a rubbish revolution conference for anyone to attend; aim to reduce waste going to landfill to zero.
  • Ban dangerous dogs from private ownership.

Phil Goff

  • Improve and increase recycling facilities to reduce landfill.
  • Improve the quality of our streetscapes and parks.
  • Keep Watercare in Council control.

Alezix Heneti

  • Add leafy suburbs free for Aucklanders to all suburbs and provide improved rubbish and recycling for free to all our Auckland family.
  • Reduce wastewater and sewerage costs and improve drinking water supply for entire Auckland family with no added costs to us, family, for free.
  • Control animal control and dog licensing and street cleaning and berm management for Aucklanders' benefit. Allow creativity involvement.

John Hong

  • To bring back the service for mowing street berms.
  • Reuse existing waste and turn it into reusable resources.
  • Promote education for more responsible animal ownership.

Ted Johnston

  • Preserve organic rubbish days and give extra bins/sacks where required, not just the same per house.
  • Fix all drains, sewage overflow into the beaches is completely unacceptable and a top priority. Remove profit motive from Watercare.
  • Recycling of plastic/rubber into new ways such as road use. Focus on innovative ways not landfill.
Freshwater

Tricia Cheel

  • Immediately cease all unnecessary toxic and polluting practices since all waste is in transit to the sea, via the waterways.
  • Retain water on the land as long as possible eg with rain collection tanks that can be used for washing, toilets and the garden.
  • Incentivise the adoption of regenerative agriculture techniques, even domestically, to increase the capacity for carbon and water retention.

Susanna Kruger

  • Run an awareness campaign to ensure that water is always being used wisely.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • Auckland's beaches are our treasures, our taonga. Our first focus must been on keeping them clean and open.
  • By trapping our waste plastic in to our roads we will ensure that none of it can ever reach the ocean ever again.
  • Sewerage must be stopped from entering our harbours. Closing beaches are a sign that the system has failed.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • Measure the quality of freshwater and elevate its quality.
  • Conserve our freshwater and educate the public of its value.
  • Watercare will be manage and own by local council.

Glen Snelgar

  • Create a new green-focused agency to manage the water catchment area.
  • Maintain targeted rate to clean up Auckland beaches for swimming.
  • Ensure that bottled water collected in NZ can only be sold in NZ.

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Set up a council owned water bottling plant for export revenues.
  • Incentivise farmers to reduce nitrate runoff and reduce fertiliser loads with riparian hemp plantings. Win/win for farmer and water.
  • Encourage wetland return by rebating farmers to retire appropriate land.

John Tamihere

  • Polluters must carry the cost in remedying their acts of pollution and greater scrutiny and regulation will follow.
  • A one off grant will be made to all houses to catch rainfall water from their roofs into holding tanks for residential use.
  • I have announced the sale of 49% of Watercare to the NZ Super Fund to clean up our beaches and pollution from a filthy water.

Peter Vaughan

  • Invite homeowners to install rainwater tanks to capture rain to lessen pressure on Water Care services.
  • Install rubbish furnaces that extract fresh water from seawater for the City, further reducing pollution.
  • Install forest woodchip and bark burners to eradicate black mold that leaches into waterways causing toxic black water.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Remove taxes on water.
  • Unite workers and farmers to protect our incomes and the environment. The exploitation of land and labour go hand in glove with capitalism.
  • Water as a necessity of life, not a commodity for profit.

David John Feist

  • LiftNZ seeks to introduce a new Affordable Housing and Land Use Act to set clear measurable water standards on a nationwide basis.
  • We seek the removal of mossy rivers caused by an excessively intensive dairy industry.
  • Incentivise a dispersed—not compact—Auckland as this will result in less flooding and cleaner water.

Genevieve Forde

  • Stop all untreated sewage going into any waterway—heavy fines for offenders.
  • Stop all sediment from building sites getting into waterways—heavy fines for offenders.
  • Consult with Māori advisory board regularly to make sure our water waterways are being protected.

Phil Goff

  • Reduce the amount of litter, sediment and road pollutants entering waterways.
  • Support urban and rural stream rehabilitation projects.
  • Protect the resilience of water supplies from our dams and the Waikato river.

Alezix Heneti

  • Allow all water-affecting resources and land use by the Auckland Family to profitably operate with full council support, includes irrigation.
  • Aim, achieve, develop freshwater quality for Aucklanders by putting the Auckland Family first with what needs to be done to achieve this.
  • Make Auckland water free of all harmful substances and removed to ensure, improve and sustain children and adults health and dentistry.

John Hong

  • Keep the water source clean and green.
  • Use facility to separate fresh water and storm water usage.
  • Access water from natural sources.

Ted Johnston

  • Maintain, high quality safe water, and ensure that plans, or new infrastructure is built to ensure no more drought in our water supply.
  • A ban on foreign organisations making a fortune selling our water overseas. It must be as a partner to Auckland city to raise revenue.
  • Ensure that there is limited leaching of dairy and industrial waste into our water system.
Rates and revenue

Tricia Cheel

  • Central government to pay for reduced costs of healthcare, and other effects, from adopting a non-toxic blueprint for the city.
  • Central government to pay for costs to city of laws they pass and provide interest free loans from the Reserve Bank.
  • Fiscal decentralisation to reduce the amount spent by government compared to local bodies from 88% to the OECD average of 46% or less.

Susanna Kruger

  • Identify wasteful spending and redirecting these savings to minimising rates, levies and tax increases.

Craig Lord

  • Control council spending to dramatically reduce its debt, and stop the need for continual tax increases.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • I can't promise that rates will never rise. I'm not a lolly scramble candidate.
  • However, to pay from the roading project I'd recommend a profit making fund. Treasury is practically giving money away. An opportunity.
  • Why rely on the wallets of ratepayers when Auckland is the financial capital of the South Pacific? Harness our strengths. Create a Fund.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • No rates increase for the next three years.
  • Aviation transport installation charges and aviation emission charges.
  • Military transport installation charges and military emission and risks charges.

Glen Snelgar

  • Cap rating levels and user charges for three years to ensure that Auckland Council can live within its means.
  • Scrap the 11.5c fuel tax and review targeted rates introduced since 2010.
  • Maintain investment in projects already started, and seek alternative funding for new big ticket items.

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Fund essential infrastructure and quality medium density housing stock by issuing 10 year municipal investment bonds to investors.
  • Incentivise staff to reduce costs and improve quality outcomes with bonuses pegged to KPI outcomes and citizen feedback.
  • Introduce a $15 Tourist Koha, targeted for infrastructure, payable on arrival and departure at Auckland airport.

John Tamihere

  • Rates freeze for three years so ratepayers can have a breather. I would also ask landlords to give tenants a rent freeze as well.
  • A rates freeze assets fiscal discipline on out of control bureaucrats and allows us to reseize the city.
  • Council debt is presently 265% out of control and places pressure on every decision. We must lower it.

Peter Vaughan

  • Investigate Council debt and outgoings. Ascertain the need for external consultants and appoint inhouse decision making.
  • Place a preliminary injunction on CRL to ascertain the continued destruction of SMEs as they are breaching the AT local government ACT.
  • Provide the public with free rubbish collections, putting it to a use other than landfill pollution.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Oppose all taxation on working people.
  • Join those fighting to defend or extend the social wage today.

David John Feist

  • Avoid breaching Council debt limits by encouraging targeting rates to fund infrastructure.
  • Keep rates increase to nil.
  • Sell airport shares.

Genevieve Forde

  • Allow enough revenue to make sure the climate revolution can happen quickly.
  • Check for waste, mismanagement and make sure debt levels are not excessive.
  • Make sure rates are equitable.

Phil Goff

  • Keep rate rises lower than other NZ city while investing in better services and infrastructure.
  • Broaden Council's revenue sources to reduce the burden on ratepayers.
  • Push government to pay rates on government property and to return to Council the GST which they impose on rates.

Alezix Heneti

  • Reduce fees and charges with shrewd management of all council investments and shrewd council financial management. Aucklanders first.
  • Reduce council debt with shrewd, responsible determined financial management with innovative, creative solutions, free for Aucklanders.
  • Reduce rates with better, improved and shrewd council financial management with determined focus for Aucklanders benefit Aucklanders first.

John Hong

  • Reduce rates to 2.0%.
  • Keep AC expenditures to a reasonable and sustainable level.
  • Attract more global investment through international tendering and procurement process.

Ted Johnston

  • Preferably no rates increase. Council to focus on prime responsibilities first. Prune unnecessary expenditure and wastage.
  • Remove regional petrol tax. An amnesty on tickets. Stop money gouging profiteering, parking and lane tickets. Free inner city parking.
  • Stop lavish overspending, and live within means. Accountability for spending, no more million dollar consultants unapproved.
Governance and engagement

Tricia Cheel

  • Localisation to make council more accessible to everyone no matter how far away they are from the CBD.
  • Foster community involvement and engagement with open forums, and workshops, where even dissenting views can be heard.
  • Be a shining example of good employment relationships and fairness, and multi-cultural representation.

Susanna Kruger

  • Enforce affirmative action to create a culture of diversity in the workforce and working groups.

Craig Lord

  • Change the culture of engagement between council and public, away from just website releases and more personal communication.
  • Analyse all internal departments for more efficiencies and less costs, this would include processes and positions.

Brendan Bruce Maddern

  • As an IT professional with 20 years xp I would be taking a close look at the system that runs the Auckland machine.
  • Split up Auckland Transport. It is a bureaucratic empire too large to succeed. Smaller agencies focused on a key responsibility.
  • I fully support council workers and contractors receiving a living wage. The more people get, the more they spend, good for Auckland all round.

Thanh Binh Nguyen

  • Commit and adhere to total, systemic quality management at all levels of the council.
  • Maximising work satisfaction for all council employees and measurable reduction of harm against our environments.
  • Demand for and open to judicial works on: (a) major council's construction and businesses projects, (b) all council controlled organisations.

Glen Snelgar

  • Move all marketing, communications, and customer services operations into the Mayor's office to ensure engagement with the public.
  • Get CCOs under control by restricting their budgets and requiring CCOs to apply to the governing body for big ticket items.
  • Review all unelected personnel and procedures to ensure Auckland is getting value for money.

Tadhg Tim Stopford

  • Set public key performance indicators and hold accountability to them. Eg. water, housing, cost of living, operational costs.
  • Review COO independence. Empower local community boards and a locally connected Future Infrastructure Council.
  • Use incentives to validate our national brand, increase business, and ensure a living wage. Citizens should ensure citizens survive.

John Tamihere

  • Devolve decision making processes to local boards.
  • Ensure the Independent Māori Statutory Board is elected off the Māori roll.
  • Address massive disparity in salaries being paid within the city.

Peter Vaughan

  • Organise meetings where the public express their concerns so the Mayor and council can action, logged for public viewing.
  • Create a referendum APP so the public can participate on issues and become involved with Council decision making.
  • Circulate among all employees gaining their views and concerns about their jobs and work with them to improve council efficiencies.

Annalucia Vermunt

  • Full citizenship rights for all immigrants in New Zealand, including those on work visas or RSE-type contract schemes.
  • Join working people confronting attacks on our rights and living standards that are the capitalists' response to the crisis of their system.
  • Support workers' struggles to organise and strengthen unions and to use union power.

David John Feist

  • Reduce Auckland City staff numbers by 25%. Amalgamation has not reduced staffing numbers.
  • Abolish the living wage for Council staff as this discriminates against low income New Zealanders.
  • Make local government voting compulsory as rich Aucklanders have effectively voted themselves higher house prices by reducing land supply.

Genevieve Forde

  • Make all council bodies answerable to the elected council members—not independent.
  • Make sure not only Pākehā get the attention of council—give all ethnic voices a respectful hearing.
  • Make sure all council employees are paid a living wage and no bloated salaries for managers or consultants.

Phil Goff

  • Ensure CCO accountability and responsiveness.
  • Achieve our target of $1 billion in efficiency savings across Council.
  • Ensure Aucklanders continue to have a say in the future of our city.

Alezix Heneti

  • Increase all public engagement, even quadruple it, without any increase in mayoral salary, as Council supports increase in public engagement.
  • Assist fully significant, major, and improved Māori and ethnic representation and engagement as are all part of our Auckland Family First.
  • Give internal operations and all council employee wages and working conditions what they want with a care to fully support them work happy.

John Hong

  • Engage with Māori and all ethnic groups inclusively.
  • Increase efficiency and transparency.
  • Review and reform all areas of AC.

Ted Johnston

  • Sack AT board, close all CCOs down. Make all organisations of council responsible to the citizens via council.
  • A complete revamp of council structure and services. Followed by removal of all CCOs and council made accountable.
  • Halt on wastage of money on consultants, rebranding, sister cities, council overseas trips, excessive senior management pay etc.
These candidates did not respond.

Phil O'Connor

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Tom Sainsbury

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Michael Coote

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Wayne Young

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Jannaha Henry

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