Eight free things to do in Auckland

Low on funds this winter? Here are some ideas on how to get the best of Auckland for free.

New public artwork reflects heritage streetscape

Floating high above O’Connell Street, Light Weight O by artist Catherine Griffiths is a new Auckland Council public artwork.

Gender equality still an important conversation

Auckland Council’s Community Development and Safety Committee met on 5 July to discuss ongoing gender equality issues in New Zealand.

All you need to know about your new rates

New rates to deliver the largest-ever investment in Auckland’s infrastructure and environment can be found at the Auckland Council website.

Legal proceedings filed

Legal proceedings were filed in the High Court on 18 July.

Matariki on the Move: Ngahau

Students from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa performing arts courses take the stage.

Do you have a creative project to share with Auckland?

Opportunity for Aucklanders to exhibit their mahi toi (artwork).

Council’s seismic risk programme

Auckland Council is currently identifying the earthquake risk of council-owned buildings, following new legislation which came into effect last year.

New Zealand International Film Festival 2018

See the latest films direct from festivals in the USA, Australia and Europe.

Kidnapped canine makes it home

Stolen cavoodle Bowie reunited with her mum at Auckland Council’s Manukau Animal Shelter.

Boards partner with mana whenua on Māori naming programme

Showcasing the stories of Auckland’s rich Māori history.

Te Korakora on Federal

Dance the night away under the Matariki stars while enjoying a stellar line-up of local music talent.

Volunteers wanted for Diwali Festival 2018

Festival organisers are looking for keen volunteers to help at this year's event on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October.

Six to run in Howick by-election

Nominations have closed for the Howick ward by-election with six candidates putting their hands up to fill the vacant seat.

Winter School Holidays 2018

Find lots of great ideas to keep the kids entertained these winter school holidays.

Shedding light on a dark place

The old North Shore City Council chambers will be seen in a new light with a hard-hitting Kiwi film.

Consultation opens on Salisbury Reserve plans

Waitematā Local Board is looking for feedback on plans for reclaimed space bordering Salisbury Reserve.

CLOSING SOON: Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide & Ice Bar

Explore a winter wonderland in the city centre.

Future giants of Albert-Eden take root

A total of 104 big trees are being planted across parks and reserves in Albert-Eden this winter.

North Shore bin collection: What you need to know

Bins beat bags – here's how it works.

Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge

Te Kawerau a Maki tell the story of their ancestor, Maki, through the lighting of Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Global competition seeks best innovations for megacities

Startup innovation competition seeks the next generation of technologies, business models, and platforms to help megacities.

Opinion: Community centre a symbol of our enormous potential

Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board Chair Lotu Fuli explains the historical significance of the Te Puke o Tara community centre and what it represents for Ōtara's future.

Matariki On The Waterfront 2018

Come down to Silo Park for the final weekend of Matariki celebrations - filled with entertainment, activities, art and kai.

Applications open for greening grants

Applications have opened for grants to support groups which protect, restore or enhance Auckland’s natural heritage environment.

Te Ara Rama Matariki Light Trail Performances

A family celebration with lights, fun and festivites.