The Auditor-General was told the Government was open to not following the rules.
All going well, Santa will arrived at Wanaka's transport museum in a few days.
In 2011, Auckland's Santa was crowned the world's creepiest Christmas decoration.
Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore says derivatives protects council from higher interest rates.
Auckland Council took a $450m hit from Covid this year - now it has grown.
Auckland Transport is committed to only buying electric buses from 2025.
Nick Hill says he will do "what's best for Auckland".
Nick Hill says Auckland only needs one rectangular stadium.
The bridge was closed after a freak 127km/h gust of wind blew a truck into a strut.
Angry residents believe Auckland Transport is on a revenue grab.
In the past two months, Auckland Transport has issued 186 tickets in the central city.
Jaduram's salary was about 35 per cent higher than that of the next highest council boss.
Council has apologised to former tenant for dropping ball over investigation.
In the first three months of the financial year 129 jobs have gone at council.
The 14 maunga will be closed from 7.30pm until the gates open in the morning.
Auckland Unlimited should be up and running in December, says Phil Goff.