24 May 2023

Auckland deputy mayor on 500 axed jobs

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 24 May 2023
Auckland Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson

Auckland Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson Photo: RNZ / Nick Monro

Auckland Council has axed 500 jobs across several organisations in a cost saving exercise as it faces a $325 million shortfall in its budget.

200 more jobs could go once the Budget is finalised next month.

Auckland Council chief executive Jim Stabback says ratepayers expect a lean operation that still delivers expected services.

Auckland's deputy mayor Desley Simpson apoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.