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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Increase the waste levy to discourage rubbish generation.

    Subsidise rain water tanks and use of grey water for sewage to reduce burden on the drinking water supply.

    Convert more concrete and asphalt areas to greenery to prevent flooding from storm water.

  • 4k sound cameras at dog parks and in crime areas to assist police, ensuring Auckland is not a city of gun-play, violence or illegal activity.

    Propose street cleaning conducted by ram raid offenders and youth offenders as punishment.

    Three Waters: one share alone makes the government a partial owner. Who gives away assets? It's a NO from me, I feel rate-payers would agree.

  • Fight tooth and nail the government's annexation of Auckland's water assets and water management function.

    Reconsider (by survey) introducing the inorganic collection to reduce the incidence of illegal dumping.

    Oversee a change of behaviour by businesses to reduce, reuse and recycle as part of their everyday processes.

  • Basic maintenance of streets and parks is a priority, having pride in where we live. Waste management should be "pay as your throw."

  • Give local boards more power to create localised solutions to recycling such as plastic recycling and 3D printer centres.

    Legislate to make it impossible for corporations to sell their products in single use packaging within Auckland.

    Give local boards more power to create localised solutions to Three Waters.

  • Focus on council's own waste produced as part of council operations and implement action to significantly reduce this.

    Resource and direct council monitoring and enforcement to focus on illegal dumping in our communities.

    Advocate for a more active role for elected representatives who are accountable to the public in three waters management.

  • Council focus first open these prime responsibilities and core services.

    Oppose Three Waters.

    Look at burning of rubbish for electricity.

  • Reduce use and wastage of clean water and educate and incentivise building for home storage tanks.

    Reduce dependency on the central grid and provide education and incentives for insulation and solar, sun and wind power generation.

    Provide incentives to reduce and sort rubbish so that there is minimal waste and maximum recycling, especially for food waste.

  • Say no to the government's proposed Three Waters reforms, and keep Watercare in Auckland ownership.

    Get the Central Interceptor pipeline project back on track and finished – no more wastewater spilling on our beaches.

    Reinvest in frontline services such as street cleaning and parks care, rather than more administration and senior managers.

  • Continue to service rubbish and recycling as per usual, along with street cleaning on a more regular basis.

    Ensure there are regular checks by council staff, at parks and beaches, so that irresponsible owners of dogs clean up their dogs droppings.

    Resist the undemocratic deception of co-governance of drinking water supply, wastewater and sewerage (sometimes called 'Three Waters').

  • Refuse the Three Waters policy, and return the money already paid by government.

    Create a new animal policy team using locals who work in animal rescue and rehoming. Use their knowledge to overhaul the current bylaws.

    Overhaul the preferred contractor system to completely change the way Auckland is maintained.

  • STOP poisoning residents with fluoride, glyphosate and other poisons, like 1080, which all end up in the water supply.

    Employ alternative technologies, like urine separating toilets, rain retention etc, to cut down the impact of sewage and wastewater.

    Utilise the great community spirit to help keep our streets clean and make dogs and other animals welcome. Drop fees for mature dogs.

  • Fully support Three Waters and support central government because Auckland leads the way for many New Zealanders and help lesser fortunates.

    Reassign ram raiders and criminals for street cleaning and rubbish collection as free remedial work, community consequential responsibility.

    Reduce rubbish bag costs and charges and animal control and all dog licensing to ease Aucklanders' rising daily costs and help all pet owners.

  • We are running out of beaches, time to recycle glass better.

    Better processing of rubbish should happen.

    Should businesses be able to package items any way they want? Shouldn't it be efficient?

  • Oppose Three Waters, and the associated co-governance, which will remove Watercare from the control and influence of Aucklanders.

    Work with commercial/industrial waste producers to reduce waste. Take action to get Aucklanders better information on waste reduction.

    Target resources more effectively to combat illegal dumping and increase fines.

  • Increase the waste levy to discourage rubbish generation.

    Subsidise rain water tanks and use of grey water for sewage to reduce burden on the drinking water supply.

    Convert more concrete and asphalt areas to greenery to prevent flooding from storm water.

  • 4k sound cameras at dog parks and in crime areas to assist police, ensuring Auckland is not a city of gun-play, violence or illegal activity.

    Propose street cleaning conducted by ram raid offenders and youth offenders as punishment.

    Three Waters: one share alone makes the government a partial owner. Who gives away assets? It's a NO from me, I feel rate-payers would agree.

  • Fight tooth and nail the government's annexation of Auckland's water assets and water management function.

    Reconsider (by survey) introducing the inorganic collection to reduce the incidence of illegal dumping.

    Oversee a change of behaviour by businesses to reduce, reuse and recycle as part of their everyday processes.

  • Basic maintenance of streets and parks is a priority, having pride in where we live. Waste management should be "pay as your throw."

  • Give local boards more power to create localised solutions to recycling such as plastic recycling and 3D printer centres.

    Legislate to make it impossible for corporations to sell their products in single use packaging within Auckland.

    Give local boards more power to create localised solutions to Three Waters.

  • Focus on council's own waste produced as part of council operations and implement action to significantly reduce this.

    Resource and direct council monitoring and enforcement to focus on illegal dumping in our communities.

    Advocate for a more active role for elected representatives who are accountable to the public in three waters management.

  • Council focus first open these prime responsibilities and core services.

    Oppose Three Waters.

    Look at burning of rubbish for electricity.

  • Reduce use and wastage of clean water and educate and incentivise building for home storage tanks.

    Reduce dependency on the central grid and provide education and incentives for insulation and solar, sun and wind power generation.

    Provide incentives to reduce and sort rubbish so that there is minimal waste and maximum recycling, especially for food waste.

  • Say no to the government's proposed Three Waters reforms, and keep Watercare in Auckland ownership.

    Get the Central Interceptor pipeline project back on track and finished – no more wastewater spilling on our beaches.

    Reinvest in frontline services such as street cleaning and parks care, rather than more administration and senior managers.

  • Continue to service rubbish and recycling as per usual, along with street cleaning on a more regular basis.

    Ensure there are regular checks by council staff, at parks and beaches, so that irresponsible owners of dogs clean up their dogs droppings.

    Resist the undemocratic deception of co-governance of drinking water supply, wastewater and sewerage (sometimes called 'Three Waters').

  • Refuse the Three Waters policy, and return the money already paid by government.

    Create a new animal policy team using locals who work in animal rescue and rehoming. Use their knowledge to overhaul the current bylaws.

    Overhaul the preferred contractor system to completely change the way Auckland is maintained.

  • STOP poisoning residents with fluoride, glyphosate and other poisons, like 1080, which all end up in the water supply.

    Employ alternative technologies, like urine separating toilets, rain retention etc, to cut down the impact of sewage and wastewater.

    Utilise the great community spirit to help keep our streets clean and make dogs and other animals welcome. Drop fees for mature dogs.

  • Fully support Three Waters and support central government because Auckland leads the way for many New Zealanders and help lesser fortunates.

    Reassign ram raiders and criminals for street cleaning and rubbish collection as free remedial work, community consequential responsibility.

    Reduce rubbish bag costs and charges and animal control and all dog licensing to ease Aucklanders' rising daily costs and help all pet owners.

  • We are running out of beaches, time to recycle glass better.

    Better processing of rubbish should happen.

    Should businesses be able to package items any way they want? Shouldn't it be efficient?

  • Oppose Three Waters, and the associated co-governance, which will remove Watercare from the control and influence of Aucklanders.

    Work with commercial/industrial waste producers to reduce waste. Take action to get Aucklanders better information on waste reduction.

    Target resources more effectively to combat illegal dumping and increase fines.

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