What's your vision for Auckland?

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is our biggest city and one of the most diverse in the world. This week our Labour team was out and about across Auckland to meet with businesses, educators, innovators, students, community groups, apprentices, housing providers and more.

The goal was to hear from those who are on the ground in different areas, so Labour can reflect and plan how we can best serve Aucklanders.

Click here to share your vision for Auckland

  • We visited NZMA Trades South Campus to meet apprentices learning about electronics and even got a chance to pick up the tools. We spoke to apprentices about where they want to go with their work, as well as the educators working hard to train them.
  • At Auckland City Mission we met with the Head of Māori Outcomes and managers of the mental health and addictions facility to talk about their work with Māori. They pointed to the desperate need for more connected social services in Auckland central, to get people into housing and linked up with the right support. 
  • At Auckland's Port, we heard about just how much of an asset it is to the city and economy, the huge amount of people it employs, and its work to improve health and safety alongside the industry's unions.

  • We spent time with Hiringa Energy, who are revolutionising the heavy transport industry by producing green hydrogen. Visiting one of their filling stations was inspiring and reinforced that decarbonising transport is not just a goal but a reality already in progress. With new green hydrogen filling stations soon to be operational in Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, and Palmerston North, our big trucks will soon travel the North Island with zero emissions. The site in Wiri truly showcased the future of sustainable transport.
  • Air Chathams is a small family business that employs South Auckland locals in highly specialised engineering and technical aeronautics roles. They talked us through the challenges for small players in New Zealand’s airline industry, and highlighted how a lack of competition sees passengers lose out as small routes shut down and prices go up.

  • In the north of Auckland, we met with Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust. It was inspiring to hear about the mahi they’re doing in building state-of-the-art homes and supporting people into the housing market. Additionally, their efforts in eradicating marine pests and re-establishing ocean species are fostering a healthier and more prosperous ocean.
  • We were given an incredible tour of Rocket Lab’s Auckland manufacturing site. Rocket Lab is a trailblazing, end-to-end space company delivering launch services, spacecraft, satellite components, and on-orbit management. Seeing the brilliance of this cutting-edge company up-close was both inspiring and impressive.
  • Mindful Fashion NZ are an industry body helping to increase the inclusivity and sustainability of our fashion industry. We spoke to them about the huge contribution that local fashion and textile designers make to our economy and the prevalence of women in their creative workforce. 

We're here to listen, and we’ll continue to talk to locals about:

  • What they want for Auckland and their goals for the future
  • How we can best support the city and everyone who calls it home
  • The best ways to think ahead and address the big challenges moving forward

Click here to share your vision for Auckland

We would love to hear your priorities and aspirations for Auckland: click here to share the things you think should be front and centre for our Auckland team. 

This could include ideas for the city as a whole, or your particular neighbourhood, community group, or industry.

We understand it's a difficult time for many, with National's first Budget cutting back on support and services many Aucklanders rely on.

So far, this has included public transport becoming more expensive, $5 prescription charges returning for many, the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme being pared back, and less funding for public housing, healthy school lunches, climate action, community food providers and budgeting services. And that's just the beginning.

As we plan ahead, we're keen to hear from our health workers, teachers, families, students, workers, and communities about what you'd like us to prioritise as we stand up for our communities and stop the National Government from taking us even further backwards.

Add your voice: How can we make Auckland even better?

We're committed to making sure that as Auckland grows, it is supported by sustainable infrastructure and is a safe, inclusive and connected city.

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