Late night Safe Zone returns to the central city

The Auckland Safe Zone will be back in lower Queen Street at night from 24 February to 18 March, to provide a haven in the inner city.

South Auckland is home to New Zealand’s best neighbourhood

Randwick Park in Manurewa is New Zealand’s Mitre10 Community of the Year.

More bus and train services ahead of ‘March Madness’

Auckland Transport is putting on more services to cater for high passenger numbers that occur in this busy month.

Walking School Bus Week gets kids road smart

Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March is Walking School Bus Week, a chance to celebrate kids and volunteers helping keep traffic volumes down and learning about road safety on their way to school.

Westgate Town Park set to bloom in spring

Te Hauāuru, the new Westgate Town Park, is due to be completed by spring. Hawkins Construction has started work on the 1.1ha site, which is situated in the 24ha open space next to the Northwest Mall on the corner of Maki Street and Tawhia Drive.

How to find the best people for your renovations

Thinking about remodelling the bathroom? Extending the kitchen?

Sir John Walker looking forward to World Masters Games

Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor Sir John Walker is looking forward to Auckland hosting the World Masters Games.

A slice of South Pacific in New York City

Whare Koa Mangere Community House makes the New York Times.

Music in Parks 2017

Summer in Auckland means gathering with friends in some of the region’s most beautiful locations and listening to the best live music Aotearoa has to offer.

Neighbours Day grants available

Several of Auckland Council’s local boards are supporting Neighbours Day by offering small grants for neighbourhood events and are partnering with community organisations.

Pt England School celebrates new bikes and cycling track

Pt England School pupils riding 50 new bicycles celebrated the official opening of their 400m state-of-the-art bike track on Thursday 23 February.

Ponsonby Road pedestrian improvements project begins Monday

Auckland Transport will be starting construction works for the Ponsonby Road pedestrian improvements project on Monday 27 February.

Pop-up Globe

A full-scale, temporary working replica of Shakespeare's second Globe Theatre.

Women take the lead on central city redevelopment

The project to redevelop Freyberg Place and the Ellen Melville Centre has women in many key roles, including senior project leader, project manager, lead landscape architect, lead architect, and manager of the contracting team.

Calling all budding Māori digital entrepreneurs

The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is under way, calling for individuals or teams wanting to turn their creative ideas into reality.

Upcycling at the Tip Stop Shop

Next time you visit Great Barrier Island don't forget to grab a bargain at the Aotea Community Upcycle Centre in Claris, affectionately known by locals as the Tip Stop Shop.

Movies in Parks 2017

Roll out the picnic blankets and bring the family along to see a blockbuster movie under the stars.

CRL tunnel boring machine to start next stage of journey

The machine, named Valerie in honour of Olympian Valerie Adams, is being refurbished before tunnelling the final 200m stretch down Albert Street.