Friday 9 October 2015

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Our AKL Auckland Council

St James – the show goes on

It’s the last New Zealand theatre of its kind, holds pride of place in the centre of Auckland, and now the story of restoring the St James Theatre will be told to hundreds of people.

Cruise ships to inject a forecast $250 million into Auckland economy

Auckland’s bumper cruise ship season kicked off on 8 October with the arrival of Princess Cruises’ mega-liner Diamond Princess.

Auckland Council's very own Lara Croft

Meet Laura... specialist archaeologist in the council's Heritage Team. This 24-year-old is an activist of sorts.

Over 360,000 Aucklanders ready to ShakeOut

Get ready to ShakeOut on 15 October.

Youth a key focus in Community Empowerment unit

Auckland’s children and young people will be supported by a team of community development planners and practitioners in council’s new Community Empowerment unit, which launched on 1 October.

Empowering Auckland's communities

The council’s new Community Empowerment Unit launched in October 2015, marking the beginning of new and innovative ways of working with Auckland’s many and diverse communities.

Apply for a Hibiscus and Bays Local Board grant

A new grants policy is assisting community groups to deliver projects and events in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area.

Action to recover rates from Penny Bright

The District Court on 7 October adjourned Auckland Council's application for summary judgment against Penny Bright for unpaid rates.

Flashback Friday - Tongan fans at RWC 2011

We remember the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2011.

Rural communities take leadership

Franklin Local Board is giving its rural communities the power to run their local halls.

Expanding Artweek brims with choice

Artweek highlights the huge array of art and experiences available throughout the region, throughout the year.

Make the most of OurAuckland

Find out how to get the most from the new OurAuckland website.

Challenges for Auckland's environment

Auckland Council has now released its state of the environment report, The Health of Auckland’s Natural Environment In 2015.

Safe driving on beaches

Recognising that driving on the beach is very different from driving on the road, the council has a permit system in place for people wanting to drive on the very popular Muriwai and Kariotahi beaches.

Council continues action to recover rates from Penny Bright

Auckland Council is today continuing action to recover outstanding rates and penalties owed by Penny Bright on her Kingsland property.

What's happening at Monte Cecilia Park?

Auckland Council answers questions on the plan for the future of Monte Cecilia Park in Hillsborough.

Improving safety for Bryde's whales

Ports of Auckland’s efforts to make the shipping industry safer for the local Bryde’s whale population have had encouraging results.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to pop up in Auckland

William Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre will rise again – in Auckland.