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Two alternating Auckland City Councillor's Lotu Fuli and Shane Henderson tell us the latest in Council news every Thursday on The Wire. 

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: May 27, 2022

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: May 27, 2022 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: May 27, 2022, 18.84 MB
Fri 27 May 2022

Cycling infrastructure has been widely reported as receiving $1.7 billion in new funding, with investment in renewable transport forming a part of Auckland’s plan to halve emissions by 2030.

Auckland city council has also closed submissions the NPS UD public consultation, informing its plan for housing intensification.

For Casper's fortnightly chat with Auckland City Councillor Shane Henderson they discussed this investment in Cycling infrastructure as well as an update to their discussion a few weeks prior around housing intensification. Casper first asked Shane what is planned for Auckland’s cycling infrastructure in the 2022 budget and what its implications are for the city.

 

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: May 20, 2022

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: May 20, 2022 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: May 20, 2022, 9.82 MB
Fri 20 May 2022

As part of the 2022 budget allocation for transport the government announced a two months extension to the half-priced fares scheme. The cheaper fares have been a part of the government’s response to the cost of living crisis but are currently only a temporary measure.

For Casper's fortnightly chat with Auckland city Counsellor Pippa Coom they discussed the extension of this scheme announced in the budget, how it’s been performing so far and what might be possible as a permanent solution.

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: May 6th, 2022

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: May 6th, 2022 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: May 6th, 2022, 13.8 MB
Fri 6 May 2022

 

The Council has recently made some major pre-budget announcements regarding Climate Action and cycle implementation around Tāmaki Makaurau. 

The new Climate Action Targeted Rate aims to continue supporting public transport implementation and protect the cities low lying coastal areas from floods. 

They’ve also implemented new funding for the cycling business case with aims to continue implementing cycle lanes and provide more safe areas for cyclists. 

To learn more Liam spoke to Councillor Pippa Coom on our regular City Counselling segment about the changes, first discussing that the CATR is and what it holds for the future

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: April 29th, 2022

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: April 29th, 2022 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: April 29th, 2022, 12.17 MB
Fri 29 Apr 2022

Auckland council released for consultation their proposal to rezone parts of the central suburbs for medium and high density housing development.

The proposed changed come after the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development which requires city councils to zone more areas for higher density housing.

For Casper's fortnightly interview with Auckland city counsellor Shane Henderson they discussed the proposal, what it will mean for Auckland’s housing development and how people can contribute to the feedback process.

Casper started off by asking about the council’s proposed changes and how they relate to the Government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

Submissions can be made on the council’s proposed zoning changes at akhaveyoursay.nz/housing

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: April 22nd, 2022

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: April 22nd, 2022 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: April 22nd, 2022, 15.38 MB
Fri 22 Apr 2022

Today on City Counselling, Liam spoke to Pippa Coom about the issues to do with safety in Auckland's City Centre.

They also touched on Aucklands move to orage, and the future of the events and tourism industry.

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: April 8, 2022

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: April 8, 2022 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: April 8, 2022, 13.64 MB
Fri 8 Apr 2022

Auckland Transport’s safe speeds programme is a part of a national ‘road to zero’ strategy to reduce deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand.

In the third phase of the safe speeds programme Auckland Transport is proposing reductions to the speed limits on many Auckland roads, including 90% of the roads on Waiheke.

For Casper's fortnightly chat with Auckland councellor Pippa Coom they discussed the proposed speed limit reductions and how much of an impact they might have on Auckland drivers. Casper started off by asking what Auckland Transport’s proposed changes are and how they fit into the safe speeds programme.

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: March 25, 2022

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: March 25, 2022 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: March 25, 2022 , 12.4 MB
Fri 25 Mar 2022

A motion was recently brought before the Auckland city council by councillor Jo Bartley which would back Chloe Swarbrick’s proposed private member’s bill on community alcohol harm reduction.

The bill would give more autonomy to local councils when it comes to the distribution of alcohol, and would also limit the advertising alcohol companies are able to do.

For Casper's fortnightly chat with Auckland city councellor Pippa Coom they discussed the motion, which she supported alongside the rest of the council, as well as a final reminder around the annual budget consultation submissions.

Casper began by asking Pippa what the community alcohol harm reduction bill is and why it was supported so strongly by Auckland council.

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: March 18, 2022

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: March 18, 2022 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: March 18, 2022, 13.84 MB
Fri 18 Mar 2022

Earlier in the week, Jacinda Ardern announced a temporary slash to the regional fuel taxes and public transport costs across the country.

These cuts are intended to ease the cost of living for New Zealanders and will last for a period of three months.

For this week’s fortnightly chat with Auckland city councillor Shane Henderson as part of the regular city councelling segment, Casper and Shane discussed the announcement, what it will do and whether it might play into permanent policy.

They also discussed the Auckland city councelling budget consultation and why it is important that young people submit to it before it closes. Casper first asked Shane how he feels the announcement will affect Aucklanders.

 

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: March 11, 2022

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: March 11, 2022 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: March 11, 2022, 13.65 MB
Fri 11 Mar 2022

On this week's city councelling interview Casper spoke to Pippa Coom about the Auckland fuel tax. This tax has been a topic of discussion since National party leader Christopher Luxon announced in his state of the nation speech that, if elected, his party would scrap the regional fuel tax. Auckland mayoral candidate and Heart of the City chief executive Viv Beck also announced that a part of her platform is scrapping the Auckland regional fuel tax. Casper and Pippa talked about Auckland’s regional fuel tax, what it funds and the tradeoff between increasing already high fuel prices for Aucklanders and funding essential public transport projects.

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: March 4, 2022

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: March 4, 2022 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: March 4, 2022, 13.07 MB
Fri 4 Mar 2022

This week for our regular chat with Shane Henderson Casper spoke to the councillor for Waitakere about the city’s annual budget consultation and how and why people should get involved. They also discussed the cost of Auckland’s public transport which is becoming a topical issue with the mayoral election later this year.