Matariki Festival 2020 to close with kōrero, star gazing and waiata

Send wishes to Hiwa i te Rangi the wishing star, bring the whānau to a fun family day of poi making, weaving and waiata, and learn from kōrero and livestreams marking the Māori new year.

Have your say on your community’s future

From 13 July, local boards are inviting Aucklanders to give them feedback on their draft local board plans to make sure they reflect what is important to you.

Water use down but restrictions continue for Auckland

Heavy rainfall over the weekend has done little to aid Auckland’s water crisis. Dam levels are at a record low, sitting at 55.8 per cent. The normal level for this time of year is 80.7 per cent.

Matakawau recycling drop-off site to close

The Matakawau recycling drop-off spot, shut during the COVID-19 lockdown, is to close permanently.

Partnership to create 700 new jobs

700 new jobs on Auckland infrastructure and related environmental projects will be created over the next year, thanks to a $4.3 million dollar partnership launched this morning by Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.

Winter School Holidays

Find lots of great ideas to keep the kids entertained these winter school holidays.

Call for submissions for ‘COVID-19 - A Snapshot in Time Archive’

Be a part of history and submit your writing, photographs, drawings, videos and sounds from lockdown.

Mission meal partnership warms the heart

More than 24,000 food packages were prepared by Auckland Council catering staff and distributed to the city’s homeless and vulnerably housed people during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Matariki Festival 2020

Friends and whānau from across Tāmaki Makaurau are all invited to be part of the Matariki celebrations.

Matariki Festival – see the Matariki stars rise

Join Māori astronomy experts and view the Matariki stars from 13 to 15 July, ushering in the Māori new year.

Devonport’s new destination playground opened

A new playground has been completed and opened in time for the school holidays at Windsor Park, Devonport.

Auckland Leisure's July School Holiday Programmes

Jump into the July school holidays with heaps of fun, games and trips for the kids.

Auckland Council urges responsible cat ownership

Keep your moggy safe and check out our guidelines for being a responsible cat owner.

Aucklanders back rates increase to support essential services

34,915 submissions received on Emergency Budget consultation - the biggest response to a consultation in the council’s history.

Secret Museum Tour

Ever wonder what’s hiding in the basement of Auckland Museum?

Queen Street enhancements planned for this week

The temporary COVID-19 works installed in the northern end of Queen Street will undergo some refinement this week.

Grant supports period products and education in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki

Local board awards grant to local initiative to improve period security and understanding.

Matariki School Holiday Programme: In Pursuit of the Stars

A range of art and craft classes in kite making, weaving, ceramics, painting and drawing.

Auckland’s first Community Resource Recovery Park opens

Waiheke leads the way turning waste into resources with the opening of Auckland’s first Community Resource Recovery Park.

Libraries reach out to support kaumātua Māori

During lockdown, a group of Māori specialist staff from Auckland Council Libraries identified an opportunity to establish a service to engage with kaumātua Māori in these unprecedented times.

Hit the Stage!

Young actors take part in rehearsing and performing their own theatrical creation.

Auckland events scene stacked for spring and summer

Auckland is gearing up for a spring season of major events, a prelude to a stacked summer schedule as the region looks forward to 2021 – the region’s largest planned year of major events.

Give feedback on how parks are managed in Hibiscus and Bays

People are invited to have their say on how parks and reserves are managed in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area.

TAPAC Performing Arts July Holiday Programmes

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre is offering 16 fun and creative performing arts holiday programmes in July.

New mural in Papakura for the Instagram age

A new mural in Papakura is designed to provide different backdrops for Instagram posts.

The Sixxes Holiday Programme

A free holiday programme focused on dance and games for kids aged 5-19 years old.