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Auckland City Councillor's Pippa Coom and Shane Henderson take turns to tell us the latest in Council news every Friday on the Wire. 

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 17, 2021

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 17, 2021 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 17, 2021, 20.93 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

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.

 

 

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: September 10, 2021

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: September 10, 2021 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: September 10, 2021, 17.39 MB
Fri 10 Sep 2021

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. 

 

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 3, 2021

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 3, 2021 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 3, 2021, 7.73 MB
Fri 3 Sep 2021

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.

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: August 27, 2021

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: August 27, 2021 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: August 27, 2021, 12.41 MB
Fri 27 Aug 2021

Ilena had a chat with Councillor Shane Henderson about the welfare options being offered by Council during this lockdown, and the effect of the lockdown on the public finances of Council.

 

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: August 20, 2021

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: August 20, 2021 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: August 20, 2021, 8.01 MB
Fri 20 Aug 2021

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.

 

City Counselling w/ Cr. Shane Henderson: 13 August 2021

City Counselling w/ Cr. Shane Henderson: 13 August 2021 Shane Henderson: 13 August 2021, 12.65 MB
Fri 13 Aug 2021

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.

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: 6 August 2021

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: 6 August 2021 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: 6 August 2021, 7.13 MB
Fri 6 Aug 2021

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.

City Counselling w/ Cr. Shane Henderson: 30 July 2021

City Counselling w/ Cr. Shane Henderson: 30 July 2021 Shane Henderson: 30 July 2021, 12.17 MB
Fri 30 Jul 2021

Ilena talks with Cr. Shane Henderson about the Council's response to climate change, what impacts it has had on Aucklanders and what tangible plans they have in place to take action.

New interactive art on the waterfront & the cycle network rollout w/ Cr. Pippa Coom

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Fri 23 Jul 2021

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.

Buses, Trains and Water w/ Cr. Shane Henderson: 16 July, 2021

Buses, Trains and Water w/ Cr. Shane Henderson: 16 July, 2021 Shane Henderson: 16 July, 2021, 10.84 MB
Fri 16 Jul 2021

Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to Cr. Shane Henderson about proposed bus connections to the north-west, city rail, and the three waters reform.