9 surprising facts about Auckland's amazing parks

World Parks Week runs from 29 April to 7 May. Here are some of the things that make our parks among the best in the world.

Every day is different for friends who met on the job

Phillip Atuahiua and Brendon Collinson reckon there’s great job satisfaction in surveying houses.

This 82-year-old hero has been making tracks for 40 years

Hugh Willis, an 82-year-old Torbay resident and former Westlake Boys High School maths teacher, has been building bush tracks across Albany and East Coast Bays for the past 40 years.

Work kicks off on Pukekohe skate park

Work on a new skate park in Pukekohe is now underway.

Update on changes to Auckland Libraries

Greg Morgan, Auckland Council’s Acting General Manager of Libraries and Information, is busting some of the myths surrounding the Fit for the Future programme.

Have your say: Paid parking zone in Albany town centre

Auckland Transport (AT) is looking at a paid parking zone for Albany town centre, meaning more parking for short-term visits.

Deep Creek Reserve sports field is getting an upgrade

There will be more options for playing sport at Deep Creek Reserve in Torbay once the existing sports field is redeveloped.

New home comes as welcome surprise

When Glen Innes resident Uili Pao-Salu found out he and his family were moving into a new house, he didn’t tell anyone for two weeks.

Have your say on the future of Takapuna’s beach holiday park

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board is inviting your feedback on their proposal to lease part of the Takapuna Beach Reserve to a private operator for the purpose of running a holiday park.

Exhibition celebrates Titirangi photographer

Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery is co-presenting with the Auckland Arts Festival the exhibition Picturing Asia: Double Take, which celebrates the work of two of the world’s leading photojournalism and documentary photographers.

Waiuku Steel 'n' Wheels Festival

Classic cars, hotrods, dragsters, vintage motorbikes, live music and entertainment, carnival attractions, a market and more.

10 ideas for Mother's Day in Auckland

Stuck for Mother's Day ideas? Here are 10 fun things to do with Mum on Sunday 14 May – some of them are even free!

Lower Queen Street set to become City Rail construction zone

It’s almost time to say goodbye to Lower Queen Street as we know it.

Herbert of the Hunuas happy with his hilly home

Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore says that naming one of the kiwi recently released in the Hunua Ranges was a special honour.

Have your say on the proposed SH1 link to Matakana Road

Auckland Transport wants your feedback on the proposed SH1 link to Matakana Road.

Keep the guava moth out of your fruit trees

More Aucklanders are starting to notice guava moths causing problems in their fruit trees.

2017 NZ International Comedy Festival

Extraordinary amusement and world-class entertainment.

Taste of Puketāpapa

Take your taste buds around the world at this food festival and you could be dining out free for a year!