Mayor of Auckland

The Auckland Mayor leads the governing body of Auckland Council. The mayor’s job is to promote a vision for Auckland and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Auckland Council mayoral election.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • No rates rise in 2023, to offset inflation and living costs, caused partly by Auckland Council's excessive borrowing. Cancel Auckland petrol tax.

    Free express bus rides to and from the city centre, Monday and Friday, to encourage people to work those days in a safe, vibrant and clean city.

    Free parking at council's centrally owned venues on Saturdays, to encourage people and tourists back into Auckland's city centre and waterfront.

  • Provide incentives for businesses to employ and train youth in reliable and customer-orientated work habits.

    Provide incentives and support businesses to improve productivity through innovation rather than by increasing the hours worked.

    Provide work schemes for youth and the unemployed to receive training and remuneration that does not impact their unemployment benefit.

  • Establish a procurement policy that gives priority to local businesses for tenders and contracts.

    Establish zoning regulations that favour small local businesses over national chains and the supermarket duopoly.

    Provide assistance for sustainable industries, particularly those that will enable a transition to a low-emissions plant-based economy.

  • Youth employment is not too much of a concern. New Zealand has near endless abundance, which we must appreciate and care for.

    Businesses will be encouraged to work closer to home, saving fuel in a mass scale. Ryan stands for greater intelligence in government.

    Ryan represents the intellectual voters. He looks to support all business, not just the wealthy or the poor like National and Labour.

  • Support strongly retail businesses in stopping, preventing and pre-empting ram raids and assisting rebuilding of our local retail businesses.

    Implement and expand with local and central government, employment opportunities for all ages, for Aucklanders from youth to baby boomers.

    Restructure, re-align and re-affirm full local government support for local tourism and rebuilding restaurants, cafes and food, veg stores.

  • Get the overdue, disruptive major works projects that have killed local businesses, like the City Rail Link, finished faster.

    Cut wasteful spending and keep down the rates burden for businesses and ratepayers.

    Get heavy trucks off the road overnight by making freight to and from the port rail-only, freeing up travel time for business and commuters.

  • Business associations needs to look at what makes them a destination. Get businesses to give input on how to get people to visit their towns.

    More apprenticeships are needed to get our youth in the work force, even bring the trades into schools to get some interest.

  • Fast-track a more resilient mass transport system that reduces congestion, makes it easier for people to get to work and boosts growth.

    Make council and council controlled organisations easier and more cost effective to do business with using new rules.

    Provide more effective council focus on local development. Improve support for business improvement districts/business associations.

  • Review all significant infrastructure projects ensuring they are directed at choke points to get the city moving freely and sustainably.

    Redirect resources toward necessary infrastructure maintenance and replacement and away from low-return vanity projects, eg light rail.

    Support existing council-led job creation programs assuming they are cost-effective. These will be subject to review on that basis.

  • Encourage communities and peoples assemblies to develop a very local economy to become independent of any digital tyranny.

    Protect local community initiatives from any suppression by giant corporate and global conglomerates.

    Help local economies to become self-sufficient and provide employment for all – e.g. award contracts to local people and businesses.

  • Overhaul the preferred contractor system to bring local contractors into the procurement process allowing them to work locally.

    Revamp the local board duties allowing them to work better for the community and local businesses.

  • Promote Auckland to stand out. Grow Auckland's visitor economy by attracting events, parades and visitors with worldwide interest exposure.

    Support business improvement districts (BIDs) to improve local business environment, growing the regional economy.

    Auckland's infrastructure needs to keep up with the pace and scale of growth. Road re-treatment, resurfacing and maintenance should be prioritised.

  • Establish a business leaders panel to advise on supporting entrepreneurship, economic development and support for small businesses.

    Implement strategies that support young people into sustainable employment, training, innovation and entrepreneurship in growth industries.

    Ensure council's procurement of goods and services benefit local businesses and make it easier for them to tender for council contracts.

  • Protect businesses from removal of parking for customers and themselves.

    Increase safety for them and increasingly develop Business Improvement Districts.

    Focus on making Auckland the crown jewel for tourism it should be again.

  • Give local boards the authority to create pedestrianised shopping streets and public transport infrastructure towards the places people shop.

    Calculate an Auckland living wage and legislate to raise the Auckland minimum wage to a living wage.

    Upgrade public transport networks to ensure people can not only get to the CBD, but between the other town centres of Auckland.

  • No rates rise in 2023, to offset inflation and living costs, caused partly by Auckland Council's excessive borrowing. Cancel Auckland petrol tax.

    Free express bus rides to and from the city centre, Monday and Friday, to encourage people to work those days in a safe, vibrant and clean city.

    Free parking at council's centrally owned venues on Saturdays, to encourage people and tourists back into Auckland's city centre and waterfront.

  • Provide incentives for businesses to employ and train youth in reliable and customer-orientated work habits.

    Provide incentives and support businesses to improve productivity through innovation rather than by increasing the hours worked.

    Provide work schemes for youth and the unemployed to receive training and remuneration that does not impact their unemployment benefit.

  • Establish a procurement policy that gives priority to local businesses for tenders and contracts.

    Establish zoning regulations that favour small local businesses over national chains and the supermarket duopoly.

    Provide assistance for sustainable industries, particularly those that will enable a transition to a low-emissions plant-based economy.

  • Youth employment is not too much of a concern. New Zealand has near endless abundance, which we must appreciate and care for.

    Businesses will be encouraged to work closer to home, saving fuel in a mass scale. Ryan stands for greater intelligence in government.

    Ryan represents the intellectual voters. He looks to support all business, not just the wealthy or the poor like National and Labour.

  • Support strongly retail businesses in stopping, preventing and pre-empting ram raids and assisting rebuilding of our local retail businesses.

    Implement and expand with local and central government, employment opportunities for all ages, for Aucklanders from youth to baby boomers.

    Restructure, re-align and re-affirm full local government support for local tourism and rebuilding restaurants, cafes and food, veg stores.

  • Get the overdue, disruptive major works projects that have killed local businesses, like the City Rail Link, finished faster.

    Cut wasteful spending and keep down the rates burden for businesses and ratepayers.

    Get heavy trucks off the road overnight by making freight to and from the port rail-only, freeing up travel time for business and commuters.

  • Business associations needs to look at what makes them a destination. Get businesses to give input on how to get people to visit their towns.

    More apprenticeships are needed to get our youth in the work force, even bring the trades into schools to get some interest.

  • Fast-track a more resilient mass transport system that reduces congestion, makes it easier for people to get to work and boosts growth.

    Make council and council controlled organisations easier and more cost effective to do business with using new rules.

    Provide more effective council focus on local development. Improve support for business improvement districts/business associations.

  • Review all significant infrastructure projects ensuring they are directed at choke points to get the city moving freely and sustainably.

    Redirect resources toward necessary infrastructure maintenance and replacement and away from low-return vanity projects, eg light rail.

    Support existing council-led job creation programs assuming they are cost-effective. These will be subject to review on that basis.

  • Encourage communities and peoples assemblies to develop a very local economy to become independent of any digital tyranny.

    Protect local community initiatives from any suppression by giant corporate and global conglomerates.

    Help local economies to become self-sufficient and provide employment for all – e.g. award contracts to local people and businesses.

  • Overhaul the preferred contractor system to bring local contractors into the procurement process allowing them to work locally.

    Revamp the local board duties allowing them to work better for the community and local businesses.

  • Promote Auckland to stand out. Grow Auckland's visitor economy by attracting events, parades and visitors with worldwide interest exposure.

    Support business improvement districts (BIDs) to improve local business environment, growing the regional economy.

    Auckland's infrastructure needs to keep up with the pace and scale of growth. Road re-treatment, resurfacing and maintenance should be prioritised.

  • Establish a business leaders panel to advise on supporting entrepreneurship, economic development and support for small businesses.

    Implement strategies that support young people into sustainable employment, training, innovation and entrepreneurship in growth industries.

    Ensure council's procurement of goods and services benefit local businesses and make it easier for them to tender for council contracts.

  • Protect businesses from removal of parking for customers and themselves.

    Increase safety for them and increasingly develop Business Improvement Districts.

    Focus on making Auckland the crown jewel for tourism it should be again.

  • Give local boards the authority to create pedestrianised shopping streets and public transport infrastructure towards the places people shop.

    Calculate an Auckland living wage and legislate to raise the Auckland minimum wage to a living wage.

    Upgrade public transport networks to ensure people can not only get to the CBD, but between the other town centres of Auckland.

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