67 per cent support paying more to improve water quality

Aucklanders back targeted rate to clean up beaches and harbours.

Auckland Council committed to cleaning up harbours and beaches

Auckland Council is committed to improving water quality at Auckland’s beaches.

Do we need a fuel tax? Experts weigh in

We asked our panel of industry experts if they thought a regional fuel tax is the right way to address our transport challenges.

Dutch elm disease found at Ōhinerau / Mt Hobson

Around 18 elm trees have become infected with Dutch elm disease and are being removed.

Pasifika Festival

A free event celebrating the diverse cultures of Auckland’s Pacific whānau.

Easter and Anzac Day rubbish collections

Make sure you know how the public holidays will affect your rubbish collection dates.

Humans of South Auckland

This exhibition tells the story of inspiring individuals.

'Dear young people: Auckland needs you'

Local board chair calls on young people to have their say.

The Drums of Fire

A free live procession of drumming and fireworks in Auckland’s public spaces.

Kaukapakapa Cemetery temporarily closed

Urgent tree work prompts closure.

BLACKCAPS v England Day-Night Test

A moment of history at Eden Park – the first day-night test to be played in NZ.

Beauty and the battery

Work by Erin Forsyth wraps around battery powering Auckland Harbour Bridge lights.

Auckland Conversations: Environment

10-year Budget & Auckland 2050 – Auckland's future is in your hands.

Henderson carparks go global in sustainable design initiative

Two west Auckland carparks are getting global attention in a competition to transform urban sites.

Movies in Parks 2018

Roll out the picnic blankets and watch a blockbuster movie under the stars.

Insights: Consents surge for brownfield areas

Auckland's future development could see major change with a surge in consents to build in urban areas after years of greenfield dominance.

Music in Parks 2018

This summer there's a sweet line-up of Kiwi talent at a park near you.

Auckland Council announces contracted legal providers

Auckland Council has announced the results of an innovative legal procurement process that will reduce the council’s current external legal spend by 10 per cent to 20 per cent across key service lines.

Auckland Arts Festival

Theatre, dance, music, visual arts and family-friendly events.

Have your say on housing in Auckland

Auckland’s housing system is failing to meet the needs of many residents.

EcoWest Festival

Guided bike rides, kayak trips, DIY workshops, bush walks, food and craft markets, and more.

Howick continues battle against weeds

Are moth plant and rhamnus weed out of control in your backyard?

EcoFest North 2018

A month-long festival of environmental- and sustainability-themed events.

Community bike fund open for round two applications

The second round of Auckland Transport's Community Bike Fund is open for applications.


An immersive 13-channel film installation featuring Cate Blanchett.

Hunt for the long-tailed bat

A team of researchers have been on the hunt for our elusive indigenous long-tailed bat.

Pop 2018

A series of temporary art projects in public spaces bringing creativity and surprise.

America's Cup in Auckland a step closer with new base option

Mayor welcomes ETNZ acknowledgement of base option.

Festival Playground

Music, art, food and family fun at Silo Park for Auckland Arts Festival.

WATCH: Councillors discuss our environmental challenges

The Western Leader spoke to Penny Hulse and Ross Clow about proposed targeted rates.

Bug Lab at Auckland Zoo

A blockbuster interactive science exhibition at Auckland Zoo.

New splash pads are a hit

Two new ANZ splash pads have been providing some relief to Auckland's unrelenting humidity.


A dynamic, sharply political theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s classic.