Council to make changes to services during festive period
During the Christmas period the Auckland Council is making these changes to its services:
Most rubbish collections will be one day later than usual from December 25 to January 6. Residents using private collection services should contact their service providers for holiday collection schedules
Libraries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and January 2
Opening hours for pools and other recreation centres can be found at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, or by calling on 301 0101
The 24-hour council call centre will operate as usual at Christmas and will be available on all statutory holidays
For public transport timetables and queries visit at.co.nz, or phone 0800 103 080
All council service centres will close at 5pm on December 21, except for the Graham St office in the central city which closes at noon that day. All centres will reopen on January 7
Local board offices close noon, December 21 and reopen on January 7.
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