17 things to do in Auckland in spring

Top picks for enjoying the warmer days and long spring evenings.

Six Auckland literary sites to explore

Some of New Zealand’s greatest writers have lived in the Auckland region, including literary luminaries like Janet Frame, Hone Tuwhare, Frank Sargeson and Riemke Esling.

Revamped Birkenhead skate park now open

An improved skate park is open for use at Birkenhead War Memorial Park.

Explore Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is a national taonga and one of Auckland’s most stunning destinations.

Parnell Festival of Roses

Music, food stalls and family entertainment among the roses.

ACP cladding investigation update

Auckland Council’s investigation into buildings across the Auckland region that potentially have aluminum composite panels (ACP) in their construction is nearing completion.

Sculpture in the Gardens

A free 2km sculpture trail, guided walks, entertainment and more.

Have your say on residential parking zones in Grey Lynn and Arch Hill

Feedback sought on proposed parking zones in Grey Lynn and Arch Hill.

Christmas Events 2017

Christmas parades, carol-singing events and festivals across the Auckland region.

Is your cat a secret stray?

Feral and domestic cats are a threat to our native populations of weta, birds, lizards.

Taste of Auckland

Get fully immersed in the best of our food and drink scene in a fun-filled afternoon or evening.

Auckland Council recognised for leadership in recreation

Auckland Council has been recognised for its excellence and innovation in the recreation industry as part of the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards.

Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final – Auckland 2017

Watch the year-end showdown of the best eight women's hockey teams in the world.

Local board backs Famili-zone for league celebrations

Rugby league fans can celebrate in safety this Saturday at the ‘famili-zone’.

Ellen Melville Centre Community Open Day

Music, art, information and lots of fun for all the family.

45% average increase for Auckland property values

Auckland Council revaluation shows significant changes in property values.

Open Studios Waitākere

Artists resident in the Waitākere Ranges open their studios to the public.

Join us in creating a pest-free Kaipātiki

Pest Free Kaipātiki is stepping up the war on weeds and predators and wants your help to defend our native bush and bird species.

Waiheke Walking Festival

Discover more than 50 walks for every age and fitness level.

Be part of the 2018 celebration of Auckland’s Māori culture

Call for volunteers for Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival, and participants in the festival’s observer programme.

Te Atatu Spring Festival

Come along to this week-long fun-filled festival.

Ōrākei Domain improvement project opens for consultation

The Ōrākei Local Board is planning the future of the Ōrākei Domain which includes its sports fields and the southern part of the park, also known as Ngake Walkway.

Clevedon A&P Show

Two marvellous days of competition and entertainment for all ages.

New routes, timetables, and buses for east Auckland

East Auckland will have a simpler, more frequent and connected bus network from 10 December.

Highwic Christmas Garden Festival

Discover the timeless charm of Highwic's Christmas Garden Festival.

Temporary 48-hour alcohol ban on Hibiscus Coast beaches and reserves

A temporary alcohol ban on 2 and 3 December will cover Hibiscus Coast beaches and reserves.

Counties Cycle Classic

Stretch your legs and take part in Pukekohe Rotary Club's cycle event.

Signs and footbridge celebrate Waterview Heritage Area

Waterview’s history has come to life with new signs and a footbridge reflecting the area's past.

Adopt a Tree

Tie a yellow ribbon around your adopted tree on 18 November.

Dog lovers and beach users encouraged to share spaces

It’s time to check when access hours are for dogs at your favourite beach.

Harbour Crossing

A single-distance 2.9km swim across Auckland Harbour.

Multicultural playgroup launches in Panmure

The Safari Multicultural playgroup was launched on Wednesday at the Panmure Community Hall.

The Great Christmas Giveback

Stardome is embracing the spirit of giving by giving back to our customers and two important, local charities.