I am urging Aucklanders to come together like we did last time to stamp out community transmission. Please remain calm, please do not panic buy and please follow the lockdown rules.
.@AklCouncil venues shouldn't be used to stir up ethnic or religious tensions. Views that divide rather than unite are repugnant and I have made my views on this very clear. Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux will not be speaking at any Council venues.
OK one more video too good not to share. Baby 🦏 running rings around her mum. Basically every toddler ever! @aucklandzoo https://t.co/dBrzKT2DQ8
I understand that people are probably feeling a little bit scared, a little angry and a little confused right now. None of us wanted to go back into a lockdown, but we always knew this was a very real possibility.
Let me be very clear, the right to free speech does not mean the right to be provided with an @AklCouncil platform for that speech.
If you are unable to afford groceries or are in self-isolation with no access to support networks, you can phone Auckland Emergency Management on 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week, starting tomorrow.
Around 20 @AklCouncil staff have been redeployed to make 400 meals a day, 7 days a week, to support @AKcitymission to feed some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
I’m really proud of our staff who are using their skills to help in an area of real need. https://t.co/yXpoV5y4CS
What is it that a shop manager who told his employee to come into work despite having Covid symptoms didn’t understand? https://t.co/Nk0ynlMBTj
Auckland. Fantastic place. Fantastic people. Inclusive, vibrant and diverse #loveauckland https://t.co/78J82KPw7Q
So sad to see Siouxsie Wiles receiving abuse on line particularly its personal nature. She’s done a fantastic job very professionally and deserves a gong. What is it with some people who criticise but never contribute.
Please share this message:
Please avoid coming into the city centre/downtown area tomorrow. If you have to come in, please wear a mask and socially distance.
This is a precautionary measure.
To help people get home safely after they finish work on Friday 21 December, we are making travel on all buses and trains free from 4pm! https://t.co/QwEacIzfz1
Lovely to catch up with Ella Yelich O’Connor at the Spin-off function last night. One of Auckland City of Music treasures! https://t.co/TEoQoToIi1
40 years ago today Mary and I got married in a little stone church in Otara. Still the love of my life. Happy anniversary darling. https://t.co/DO1QDJvOkM
Time flies. Here I am at the Waiheke @CountdownNZ two years ago with @jacindaardern pushing to reduce plastic bags in AKL. Fast forward a couple years, she's the PM and has pledged to phase them out altogether 🙌 https://t.co/GBYj1XPeAy
Three more sleeps till we officially open Te Komititanga on Lower Queen Street! 😍 https://t.co/19FtHTENYi
Why are some people so bloody lazy that they can’t put their litter in a bin? https://t.co/qU4zdOoe8V
There is nothing more powerful than a vision with necessity driving it! We're opening up Queen Street to people! I'm excited about this future vision for our city! Spread the word folks! https://t.co/OXfUu1q79B
For every electric car being imported into NZ, we are importing 64 mostly-diesel double cab utes. New cars have a life expectancy of around 14 years, so we are continuing to back ourselves into a high carbon emitting future.
Wearing masks on public transport in Auckland will be compulsory from Thursday. This is a sensible precaution to tighten up our defences against COVID-19, so please do your part to keep yourself and others safe.
The Friday before Christmas is one of the worst days of the year for drink-driving. We want Aucklanders to be able to get home safe for xmas, so once again we're making public transport free from 4pm on Friday 20 December 🎅 https://t.co/uzxEhT9sd3
Dancing baby rhino alert!! Check out this cute video of @aucklandzoo's newest southern white rhino having a little boogie (watched on by proud mum Jamila). This is the lockdown we all need! Share the joy! https://t.co/yg1ftBbXO0
Only get tested if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID. You do not need to get tested just because you live in West or South Auckland and don't have symptoms. Will be grateful if we can all share this message. https://t.co/3jr3aGObws
Today I announced plans to transform High Street into a world-class, pedestrian-friendly precinct, three years earlier than originally planned.