Have your say on your community’s future

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.

Plan ahead for the Western Line closure from Friday to Sunday

Western Line train customers need to start planning their journey for this Friday 17 July, as important rail work means a full three-day closure.

Community bike fund open for applications

Community groups around Auckland can now apply for a fund which encourages more people to ride bikes, more often.

Winter School Holidays

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

Auckland Transport correcting Holidays Act miscalculations for current and former employees

Auckland Transport wants to contact former employees affected by Holidays Act 2003 miscalculations.

Matariki Festival 2020

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

A shout-out from SUSO to schools: apply now

Auckland’s secondary school music showcase is back, but not as you know it, and is looking for entries for 2020.

Matariki on the Move: Kōrero – Te Whetū o Te Tau

A special online lecture about the Matariki star cluster and its connection to the Māori new year.

Matakawau recycling drop-off site to close

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

Secrets of The PumpHouse

If you've ever wondered what it's like backstage at The PumpHouse Theatre, now's your chance to take a guided tour.

Staying safe while exploring all Auckland has to offer

School holidays are upon us and after the COVID-19 lockdown, getting outdoors to connect with nature with family might be the very thing that is needed.

Matariki Kids Workshops

Bring the kids down to Franklin Arts Centre for free Matariki children workshops.

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.

The Swashbucklin’ Shenanigans Show

Come along these July school holidays to a fun, interactive pirate show for the whole family.

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.

Matariki on the Move: Waiata Live-stream

Experience the magic of Matariki i te pō with a selection of new waiata from award-winning Māori musician, Maisey Rika.

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.

Virtual Film Screening of The Story of Plastic with Expert Q&A

Join a special online screening of The Story of Plastic.

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.

Matariki @ Te Tōangaroa

A free event delivered by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and is open to all.

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.

The Weekly Mix

A line-up of local musicians, DJs and ensembles twice a week.

Devonport’s new destination playground opened

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

A Celebration of Indian Life: Surfacing the Unseen

An exhibition by Robert Peper presenting a greater understanding and respect of the Indian culture in New Zealand’s society.

Auckland Council urges responsible cat ownership

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

Unveiled – A Figurative Exhibition by Amanda Morton

This exhibition reflects Amanda Morton's interest in the human form, unadorned and unveiled.

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.

Stratum of Ideations by Anna Molineux and Rachel Schanzer

An exhibition of two art teachers exploring how we can empower, rejoice, love and share our positive energy.

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.

Matariki Star Mobiles School Holiday Activity

In this workshop, kids (aimed at ages 5-12) and parents/guardians will learn how to cut stars.

Grant supports period products and education in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki

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

Agatha Christie’s Love From A Stranger

A community theatre production by arrangement with Samuel French and Play Bureau.