The gems on our doorstep

Explore the abundance of hidden gems across Tāmaki Makaurau, support Auckland’s recovery and make the most of everything our region has to offer.

Auckland Diwali Festival to light up region

Auckland Diwali Festival is set to light up communities across Auckland from 27 October to 14 November, with more than 100 activities and experiences taking place at numerous local venues across the region.

Changes to Auckland’s train timetables

Auckland Transport is introducing a new timetable from Monday 19 October, following track work on the Eastern and Southern lines.

Auckland Unlimited: establishment name confirmed for new economic and cultural agency

Auckland Unlimited has been selected as the establishment name for Auckland’s new economic and cultural agency, formed through the merger of Regional Facilities Auckland and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development.

Auckland Council and partners top of the class in procurement

Healthy Waters and partners best of the best!

Auckland Diwali Festival

More than 100 events and experiences taking place at numerous local venues across the region.

Call to decarbonise this World Energy Day

Aucklanders are being urged by Vector and Auckland Council to do their bit to move towards a net zero carbon target for New Zealand, as we mark World Energy Day.

Building the path to zero waste

Construction and demolition feedback on waste minimisation

Return of the Pax

Comedian Pax Assadi returns to the Basement Theatre with a bunch of new material.

Auckland Council encourages phase-out of worthless plastics

Eliminating hard to recycle single use plastics would be a win for our environment

What your targeted rates have preserved over the past year

Auckland's environment is benefitting from the natural environment and water quality targeted rates.


Venture into the multicultural dimension of Matariki at the Basement Theatre.

Community feedback strengthens Takapuna town square design

More planting, seating and the addition of bike and scooter parking are some of the changes that will be implemented in Takapuna’s town square design, following public consultation.

Amphibious dredge put to work at Waiatarua

Visitors to Orakei’s popular Waiatarua Reserve were witness to some pretty impressive works recently when a sediment removal project required unique machinery.

Guy Montgomery Performs Stand Up Comedy

Guy Montgomery has some new jokes and some older jokes to share with us at the Basement Theatre.

Young sports talent recognised in Manurewa

Schools and sports team coaches are being encouraged to put their young people forward for recognition in the Manurewa Junior Sports Awards.

Auckland Council provides safe online tool for domestic violence victims

Auckland Council is proud to support the Women’s Refuge New Zealand Shielded Site – a web-based portal providing communities a safe and secure avenue to reach out for help.

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s brand new play.

Auckland Council welcomes big fine for companies which made affordable homes less affordable for first home buyers

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says he is pleased with a recent ruling in the council's favour.

Auckland Transport launches plan for the freight industry

A new plan launches on 21 October to make freight movement smarter, more climate-compatible and more efficient across Auckland.

Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical

This musical adventure is full of fantasy and magic, huge dance numbers and talking animals.

Auckland Council's farms featured on Country Calendar

With about 400 cattle and 5500 ewes, council farms nearly 1500 hectares of coastal pastures across 19 regional parks, making us one of the biggest urban farmers in the region.

Auckland Council appoints Construction Health and Safety NZ chair to lead independent review into Port health and safety

Auckland Council has appointed CHASNZ chair Roger McRae to lead an independent review into health and safety at Ports of Auckland.

Susan Ballard: There is a Story, Too

This talk is presented as a public programme for the exhibition On the Last Afternoon: Disrupted Ecologies and the Work of Joyce Campbell.

2020 Mayoral Conservation Awards open for environmental champions

Nominations for this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards are now open, recognising the contribution of groups and Aucklanders to care for and restore our city’s environment.

Spark 5G Race Zone

A free, all-ages showcase of the tech Emirates Team New Zealand use to prepare for the 36th America’s Cup.