Eight free things to do in Auckland

Low on funds this winter? Here are some ideas on how to get the best of Auckland for free.

New public artwork reflects heritage streetscape

Floating high above O’Connell Street, Light Weight O by artist Catherine Griffiths is a new Auckland Council public artwork.

Gender equality still an important conversation

Auckland Council’s Community Development and Safety Committee met on 5 July to discuss ongoing gender equality issues in New Zealand.

Growing love for badminton in Epsom

In 2017 alone, the sporting facility at Gillies Ave had 40,000 hours in court bookings.

Matariki on the Move: Ngahau

Students from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa performing arts courses take the stage.

Meet a Pest Free Hero – Izzy Mackenzie

This month, we hear about pest-free work from the mouth of the hero themselves.

New Zealand International Film Festival 2018

See the latest films direct from festivals in the USA, Australia and Europe.

All you need to know about your new rates

New rates to deliver the largest-ever investment in Auckland’s infrastructure and environment can be found at the Auckland Council website.

Te Korakora on Federal

A free event on Federal Street with a great local music line-up.

Legal proceedings filed

Legal proceedings were filed in the High Court on 18 July.

Winter School Holidays 2018

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

Do you have a creative project to share with Auckland?

Opportunity for Aucklanders to exhibit their mahi toi (artwork).

CLOSING SOON: Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide & Ice Bar

Explore a winter wonderland in the city centre.

Council’s seismic risk programme

Auckland Council is currently identifying the earthquake risk of council-owned buildings, following new legislation which came into effect last year.

Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge

See Auckland Harbour Bridge lit up for Matariki Festival.

Kidnapped canine makes it home

Stolen cavoodle Bowie reunited with her mum at Auckland Council’s Manukau Animal Shelter.

Matariki On The Waterfront 2018

Come down to Silo Park for the final weekend of Matariki celebrations - filled with entertainment, activities, art and kai.

Boards partner with mana whenua on Māori naming programme

Showcasing the stories of Auckland’s rich Māori history.

Te Ara Rama Matariki Light Trail Performances

A family celebration with lights, fun and festivites.

Volunteers wanted for Diwali Festival 2018

Festival organisers are looking for keen volunteers to help at this year's event on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October.

The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo's Child

Enjoy these enchanting films on the big screen with a music score performed live by the APO.

Six to run in Howick by-election

Nominations have closed for the Howick ward by-election with six candidates putting their hands up to fill the vacant seat.

Auckland Live Pick & Mix: Baggage

Experience an exciting new adventure told through storytelling, humour and dance.

Shedding light on a dark place

The old North Shore City Council chambers will be seen in a new light with a hard-hitting Kiwi film.

Aroha Kauri Day

A special day of family-friendly activities, displays and talks.

Consultation opens on Salisbury Reserve plans

Waitematā Local Board is looking for feedback on plans for reclaimed space bordering Salisbury Reserve.

Planting Day – Shakespear Regional Park

Bring along your family, and join rangers and volunteers for a morning of tree planting.

Future giants of Albert-Eden take root

A total of 104 big trees are being planted across parks and reserves in Albert-Eden this winter.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

This prestigious exhibition captures the very best in global photo journalism.

North Shore bin collection: What you need to know

Bins beat bags – here's how it works.

Gordon Walters: New Vision

The first comprehensive survey of the artist’s complete body of work.

Global competition seeks best innovations for megacities

Startup innovation competition seeks the next generation of technologies, business models, and platforms to help megacities.

WIN TICKETS: Auckland Darts Masters 2018

The world’s top darts stars return to NZ for the fourth Auckland Darts Masters.