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 Council and partners top of the class in procurement

Healthy Waters and partners best of the best!

Labour Weekend Events

Lots of great ideas to make the most of the long weekend in Auckland.

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.

Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical

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

Building the path to zero waste

Construction and demolition feedback on waste minimisation

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

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

Auckland Council encourages phase-out of worthless plastics

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

The Pyramids Are Rising: For the Third Culture Kids

A free photography exhibition exploring the identity of young people with African descent, former refugees and immigrants, living in Auckland.

What your targeted rates have preserved over the past year

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

Franklin Arts Trail Labour Weekend Event

A unique opportunity to visit and chat to Franklin artists in their studios/galleries.

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.

Arts in the Ville

An annual festival and art trail in Helensville, celebrating the many local artists in the area.

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.

Mahurangi Artist's Studio Trail

Follow the trail to discover artists working in a wide variety of media and styles.

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.

Mission Bay Art & Craft Market

With up to 200 stalls, you can find a variety of art, crafts, gifts and much more.

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.

Piha Labour Day Market

Market stalls, kids' activities, food and drink.

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.

Viola and Piano Duo at Rannoch with Robert Ashworth and Sarah Watkins

Robert Ashworth, principal viola for the APO, joins acclaimed Auckland pianist Sarah Watkins for an intimate chamber recital.

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.

Alicia Frankovich | AQI2020

A new commission at the Auckland Art Gallery by New Zealand performance and installation artist Alicia Frankovich.

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.

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.

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.

Elemental AKL

A month-long festival celebrating arts, eats and beats across Auckland.

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.

Signs offer local history lesson at Melville Park

New interpretive signs at Melville Park are revealing the history behind the area.