Today, Pippa and Ilena talked about how Auckland Council will be helping local businesses move down through alert levels- in particular, how the Council can help the hospitality industry with licensing requirements so that they can do trading on the footpaths and allow more space between customers.
They also talked about Vision Zero, an ethics-based transport safety approach that was developed in Sweden and is now being implemented in Auckland. The vision states that there will be no deaths or serious injuries on our roads by 2050. Ilena asked Pippa about how realistic this goal is, what concrete steps have already been taken to make our roads safer and what future plans are in place.
This week, Ilena spoke with Councillor Shane Henderson about what he calls the ‘week from hell’ for West Auckland. The week started with extensive flooding and ended with a terror attack at the LynnMall Countdown, all while the region was in level 4 lockdown. He gives some updates on where flooding emergency and support efforts are at now, and how West Aucklanders are coping.
On another note, Ilena and Shane also talked about bin tags and how a proposal to streamline Auckland’s rubbish service might look like.
Ilena spoke to Councillor Pippa Coom for an update on Auckland Council’s Covid-19 response as we look forward to another two weeks of lockdown. We also discussed the flooding that happened earlier this week in parts of Auckland due to a period of intense rain and storms, and how emergency services responded to those affected under level 4 restrictions. She also mentioned resources available on the Council website for those looking to stay healthy physically and mentally during lockdown, as well as getting rid of Auckland library overdue fines.
Ilena talked to Pippa Coom about how Auckland Council is operating during lockdown. Pippa touched on businesses such as Bread and Butter and the work they’re doing with farmers markets. They also discussed the climate group All Aboard Aotearoa suing Auckland Transport and Auckland Council over their transport plan, and what still needs to be done to better address climate change.
Today, Ilena talked to Cr. Shane Henderson about the new IPCC report and how the findings translate into Auckland's climate change mitigation and adaptations strategies. He also outlined what's been happening of late in Henderson with the joint Council, Auckland Transport and NZ Transport Agency 'Henderson Streets For People' project.
Today, Ilena talks to Cr. Pippa Cooms about the Council's response to the government's National Policy Statement on Urban Development, and what that means for Aucklanders as the Council implements the directives over the next few years.
Ilena spoke with Auckland City Councillor Pippa Coom about the newly-unveiled interactive artwork 'Kōrimurimu' on the Auckland waterfront, as part of the Te Wānanga downtown development project. Pippa also talked to me about frustrations with Auckland transport surrounding delayed cycle network projects.