Your summer sorted

Get your summer sorted in Auckland with a huge range of events and activities, our region's parks, beaches and walkways, council facilities and more.

January-February OurAuckland magazine out now

The January-February issue of OurAuckland is out now, available online, delivered to homes across the region and available in cafes and transport hubs across Auckland.

A new waterfront home for Auckland’s Lantern Festival

Two of Auckland’s biggest festivals will add to an exciting summer of events on the city’s waterfront at Ports of Auckland.

Ferry Basin Redevelopment project reaches major milestone

Another major milestone for the Ferry Basin Redevelopment project has been met with the final canopy installed on the west side of Queens Wharf above the gangway accessing the new ferry pontoons.

Aotea Symphony: Auckland Live Summer in the Square

Turn sounds from the city into a visual symphony through the Auckland Live Digital Stage in Aotea Square.

Strategic city partnerships renewed

Auckland, Los Angeles, and Guangzhou extend their tripartite cooperation agreement.

Music in Parks 2021

Come along with friends and whānau, sit back and enjoy 20 free open-air concerts across Auckland.

Toka Puia - more than a new car park building

With the recent opening of Toka Puia car park in Takapuna, shoppers, residents and businesses have embraced the new facility with enthusiasm over the holiday period.

DJs at Hello Sailor: Auckland Live Summer in the Square

Grab a bean bag and chill out in the Hello Sailor pop-up bar area in Aotea Square as part of Auckland Live's Summer in the Square.

Busker festival brings jaw-dropping acts to our newest city spaces

An unmissable line-up of eight local street performers who have entertained across the globe, from Edinburgh to the Middle East, will hit our newest spaces along the waterfront and Viaduct Basin over Anniversary Weekend.

Summer School Holidays

Local and affordable activities to keep the kids entertained over summer.

SouthSci funding opportunity open to the community

SouthSci, the Participatory Science Platform in south Auckland is now accepting funding applications for STEM related projects for 2021.

Māori Cultural Performance Hiwa Ki Uta, Hiwa Ki Tai

Experience the waiata song, haka dance and instruments used in traditional Māori culture.

Refill your water bottle to save money

Almost every block in the Auckland city centre has a water fountain or a place that will refill your water bottle for free.

Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

The largest exhibition ever staged by Auckland Art Gallery offers insights into contemporary Māori art.

Myrtle rust finds its way into the Waitākere Ranges

The fungal disease Myrtle Rust has been discovered for the first time within the boundaries of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.

The PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series

Which of the Challenger teams will take on the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in The 36th America's Cup Match?

Rodney footpath projects get the green light

Rodney Local Board is expanding the footpath network between towns and villages to improve safety and make it easier for people to get around.

School Holidays at Stardome

These school holidays treat the whole whānau to a visit to Stardome!

Warmer weather brings reminder to rural residents

As the dry summer days roll on, it’s a timely reminder to rural residents to think about water rainfall and their water usage.

Summer Reading, Sorted

Read and relax this summer with fun and flexible reading challenges for the whole whānau or just for you.

Recycling right in 2021

Auckland’s recycling stayed on track, despite all the obstacles of 2020. Councillor Richard Hills shares how Auckland maintained positive results for recycling and what is unique compared to other regions.

Zoo Lates

Visit Auckland Zoo after hours (4pm-8pm) on Saturdays and enjoy the Zoo in the evening light.

Popular pooch names in 2020

For a fifth year in a row, Bella has topped the list of most popular dog names on Auckland Council’s dog registration list and shows no sign of waning in popularity.

Brickman Awesome: Epic LEGO® Creations

The latest exhibition from the mind of LEGO® Certified Professional, Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught.

Funding support available to local groups in Puketāpapa

Puketāpapa Local Board’s Strategic Relationship Grants provide support to local organisations whose work benefits local communities.

America's Cup Family Trail at New Zealand Maritime Museum

Roam the Blue Water Black Magic gallery and learn about Aotearoa's boat-building and yacht racing history these summer holidays.

Your suggestions for our regional parks

Aucklanders give their thoughts on our regional parks.

Music, Lasers & Lights

Perfect for anyone looking for a good time, a new date experience, a flatmates evening out or a die-hard Pink Floyd fan.

Turn over a new leaf and start composting this summer

Summer is a great time to start your home composting routine.

America's Cup Gallery Tour at New Zealand Maritime Museum

A 45-minute guided tour of New Zealand's vast boatbuilding history right through to modern-day technology.

Off-peak fares set to become permanent on public transport

Discounted off-peak fares are to become permanent on public transport in Auckland. The permanent ten per cent discount will come in on 7 February.

Our Night Sky

Go on a tour of the stars, planets and constellations visible on the night of your visit from our little corner of the globe, Auckland.