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.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

  • Focus on community assets people use and enjoy like parks, swimming pools, libraries, golf courses, and reserves.

    Require Auckland Unlimited to prove it delivers public benefits and ensure it delivers value for the ratepayers.

    Make the most of our harbour and environment. Enhancing its value as a recreation space for all.

  • Provide public facilities like parks, pools, museums, libraries and community halls for New Zealanders, regardless of origin, faith or race.

    Continue to recognise and embrace the history and coming together as one people, as requested by the signatories to the Treaty of Waitangi.

    Establish an office for public ideas, calling for a design, to be built on the port of Auckland, that will unite us under the blue ensign flag.

  • Create food pathways between schools playgrounds and homes, working with local boards to grow food locally.

    Create pathways for children and disabled throughout the city.

    Remove 95% of the golf courses in Auckland and develop papakainga with marakai and native bush restoration projects.

  • Upgrade community facilities to ensure they can cope with the growth of Auckland.

    People love to have a sense of belonging, so it's important that festivals, and events are supported by council for mental health and wellbeing.

    Do not sell parks or reserves in Auckland areas.

  • Prioritise investment and retention of community facilities such as libraries, parks and reserves ,arts and recreation centres, pools and golf courses.

    Build more strategic partnerships with community and regional sports organisations to respond to changing demands and investment needs.

    Drive a culture change within the council group to improve its connection to and effectiveness with Auckland's diverse communities.

  • Abolish any entertainment on council land that requires animal suffering, such as greyhound racing or rodeo.

    Encourage pop-up businesses and community events in preference to established international brand stores.

    Support inclusive community arts activities over those that only the wealthy can afford.

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

    Assist the hospitality industry after the last term with covid lockdowns putting dire strain on the industry.

    Consult on the suitability and extension of hours of bars and restaurants, possible licensing easements as a step in covid recovery.

  • These are crucial to Auckland, especially for morale, lifestyle and to the underprivileged and poor.

    Festivals etc., to reignite the CBD.

    Sporting and other facilities where they are needed. A focus on need not want.

  • Support Māori identity through naming of facilities, roads, and public spaces such as parks that tell the story of our rich Māori culture.

    Ensure any reduction in services assess the impact on lower income and vulnerable communities so people who need them most are looked after.

    Bridge the digital divide through free wi-fi in council facilities and through partnerships to improve digital access and literacy.

  • Commence the creation of a public pool and facility for the Norwest region.

    Investigate the costs and options to convert as many sporting fields into astroturf or similar products for all-year usage.

    Expand the number of outdoor facilities such as skate parks, basketball courts, public areas for recreation.

  • STOP censorship of healthy public debate on controversial topics.

    STOP poisoning our parks and other public facilities so people can enjoy them without the worry of adverse health effects.

    STOP liquor or vaping advertising on any council property.

  • Art, sport and recreation are great!

    Liquor sales needs to reduce until road accidents are down to a safer level.

    Should bars have better liquor alternatives?

  • Support all ram raid retail outlets in full recovery costs with full council support and prevention methods, with instant solutions support.

    Implement free and reduced charges at all public facilities through strategic council leadership management and community events subsidised.

    Establish local support for sporting facilities all age levels and assisting smoother transition for licensing policies for public/business.

  • Stop further sales of existing green spaces/parks within our suburbs. Enhance these by encouraging community planting programs.

    Support existing council recreational and cultural programs but review efficiency and effectiveness to ensure good financial discipline.

  • Provide sufficient subsidies for all public facilities to to keep the price affordable for all segments of the population.

    Work with clubs to generate more revenue from existing sports facilities.

    Provide more education about the harmful effects of alcohol to counter the influence of alcohol advertising and make it "un-cool" to drink.

  • Focus on community assets people use and enjoy like parks, swimming pools, libraries, golf courses, and reserves.

    Require Auckland Unlimited to prove it delivers public benefits and ensure it delivers value for the ratepayers.

    Make the most of our harbour and environment. Enhancing its value as a recreation space for all.

  • Provide public facilities like parks, pools, museums, libraries and community halls for New Zealanders, regardless of origin, faith or race.

    Continue to recognise and embrace the history and coming together as one people, as requested by the signatories to the Treaty of Waitangi.

    Establish an office for public ideas, calling for a design, to be built on the port of Auckland, that will unite us under the blue ensign flag.

  • Create food pathways between schools playgrounds and homes, working with local boards to grow food locally.

    Create pathways for children and disabled throughout the city.

    Remove 95% of the golf courses in Auckland and develop papakainga with marakai and native bush restoration projects.

  • Upgrade community facilities to ensure they can cope with the growth of Auckland.

    People love to have a sense of belonging, so it's important that festivals, and events are supported by council for mental health and wellbeing.

    Do not sell parks or reserves in Auckland areas.

  • Prioritise investment and retention of community facilities such as libraries, parks and reserves ,arts and recreation centres, pools and golf courses.

    Build more strategic partnerships with community and regional sports organisations to respond to changing demands and investment needs.

    Drive a culture change within the council group to improve its connection to and effectiveness with Auckland's diverse communities.

  • Abolish any entertainment on council land that requires animal suffering, such as greyhound racing or rodeo.

    Encourage pop-up businesses and community events in preference to established international brand stores.

    Support inclusive community arts activities over those that only the wealthy can afford.

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

    Assist the hospitality industry after the last term with covid lockdowns putting dire strain on the industry.

    Consult on the suitability and extension of hours of bars and restaurants, possible licensing easements as a step in covid recovery.

  • These are crucial to Auckland, especially for morale, lifestyle and to the underprivileged and poor.

    Festivals etc., to reignite the CBD.

    Sporting and other facilities where they are needed. A focus on need not want.

  • Support Māori identity through naming of facilities, roads, and public spaces such as parks that tell the story of our rich Māori culture.

    Ensure any reduction in services assess the impact on lower income and vulnerable communities so people who need them most are looked after.

    Bridge the digital divide through free wi-fi in council facilities and through partnerships to improve digital access and literacy.

  • Commence the creation of a public pool and facility for the Norwest region.

    Investigate the costs and options to convert as many sporting fields into astroturf or similar products for all-year usage.

    Expand the number of outdoor facilities such as skate parks, basketball courts, public areas for recreation.

  • STOP censorship of healthy public debate on controversial topics.

    STOP poisoning our parks and other public facilities so people can enjoy them without the worry of adverse health effects.

    STOP liquor or vaping advertising on any council property.

  • Art, sport and recreation are great!

    Liquor sales needs to reduce until road accidents are down to a safer level.

    Should bars have better liquor alternatives?

  • Support all ram raid retail outlets in full recovery costs with full council support and prevention methods, with instant solutions support.

    Implement free and reduced charges at all public facilities through strategic council leadership management and community events subsidised.

    Establish local support for sporting facilities all age levels and assisting smoother transition for licensing policies for public/business.

  • Stop further sales of existing green spaces/parks within our suburbs. Enhance these by encouraging community planting programs.

    Support existing council recreational and cultural programs but review efficiency and effectiveness to ensure good financial discipline.

  • Provide sufficient subsidies for all public facilities to to keep the price affordable for all segments of the population.

    Work with clubs to generate more revenue from existing sports facilities.

    Provide more education about the harmful effects of alcohol to counter the influence of alcohol advertising and make it "un-cool" to drink.

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