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.

QuizAKL: What's your plastic profile?

It's Plastic Free July, are you reducing plastic waste? Find out what more you could be doing.

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.

How much will Aucklanders pay to live close to a heritage area?

Recent research has revealed Aucklanders are prepared to pay more for a house close to a scheduled heritage place.

New Zealand International Film Festival 2018

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

New bike train taking kids to class

A new bike train is encouraging Point Chevalier School children to pedal to class.

Out & About – Doggy Day Out

Join the Out & About team with your four-legged friend for our Doggy Day Out Walks.

Better community centre on the cards for Ōrākei

Meadowbank Community Centre will be revamped into a high quality, better-used community facility.

Mad About Mars Open Night

Join us on the night of Mars opposition when Earth, the Sun and Mars line up.

Warkworth library celebrates Kiribati Book Launch

Warkworth Library celebrates Kiribati Independence Day with a unique book launch.

The Food Show

See your favourite chefs, discover new foods, go on a health kick, meet artisan food producers and more!

Grant to upgrade College Rifles turf

Auckland Council has approved a grant of $750,000 for the replacement of the two artificial playing surfaces.

Winterlude Silent Disco Citywalk

A 90-minute fun walk that transforms the city into the dance floor, familiar places into the playground, strangers into performers.

Read this month: Top Ten Matariki books

Stuck for reading inspiration? Check out our monthly list of top picks from Auckland Libraries’ collections, hand-selected by our own librarians.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

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

Growing love for badminton in Epsom

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

Gordon Walters: New Vision

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

Meet a Pest Free Hero – Izzy Mackenzie

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

WIN TICKETS: Auckland Darts Masters 2018

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

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.

Auckland Live Pick & Mix: Mata-ariki

Watch aspects of Māori performance through dance, waiata and haka.

Legal proceedings filed

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

Exhibition of Maori and Polynesian Arts

An open exhibition of Maori and Polynesian arts in Helensville to celebrate Matariki 2018.

Do you have a creative project to share with Auckland?

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

Planting Day – Matariki Planting

Help make Auckland greener by joining the Million Trees programme.

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.

Are We There Yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa

A contemporary exhibition celebrating the anniversary of women's suffrage.

Kidnapped canine makes it home

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

Auckland Night Markets

Food, fashion, toys and lots of interesting sights and smells to tempt the senses.

Boards partner with mana whenua on Māori naming programme

Showcasing the stories of Auckland’s rich Māori history.

The Music of Comic Con

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents a concert featuring music written for video games, movies and television.

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.

Lexus Song Quest

Experience the excitement of New Zealand’s most glittering night of opera.