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.

Be a tidy Kiwi neighbour this summer

There are better ways to find a new home for unwanted items instead of leaving them outside hoping someone will wander by and take them.

Auckland Council | 10 Years Together

This month marks a decade since the eight councils of the Auckland region were merged.

Splashpads turned on for summer

All seven council-owned splashpads across Tāmaki Makaurau will be open over summer for kids and their whānau (family) to enjoy.

Japanese Film Festival 2020

This popular film festival returns to serve up premiere screenings of a wide range of films.

Council improves customer satisfaction for consent processing

More than 90 per cent of building consent applications are now processed on time, making it easier for Aucklanders to get on with projects.

Christmas Events 2020

Christmas parades, carol-singing events, festivals, markets, kids' activities and more.

Space Hub platform connects creatives with spaces

Space Hub is a platform dedicated to connecting artists with diverse spaces across Waitematā.

Farmers Santa Parade

A dazzling display of floats, marching bands, entertainers and characters from TV and film.

Coordinating Aotea’s ecological success story

Aotea resident Taryn Wilks is on a mission to protect and enhance the island’s unique environment and ecology and is rallying others to be part of the journey.

A Christmas Carol

A family classic by Michael Paller, directed by Andrew Gordon.

Panuku Development releases 2019/2020 annual report

Panuku Development has released its latest annual report, covering performance for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Le Basement XXXmas Cabaret

Basement Theatre's annual Christmas show fundraiser.

Careless waste disposal sparks fires

Hazardous gas cooker canisters and lithium batteries are on the rise in rubbish and recycling trucks in Auckland and causing fires at the Transfer Station as these materials are dumped.

Every Brilliant Thing

A warm, deep hug of a play, a story about depression, loss and finding all the beautiful things in your life.

Positive results continue following consolidation

Following the amalgamation of the region’s eight legacy councils in 2010, Auckland Council’s Animal Management unit is now the largest animal control unit in Australasia.

The Great Manurewa Christmas Festival

Two days of free family fun, including a Santa parade, live entertainment and kids activities.

The opening of Galway Street – a sign of things to come

The completion of the first project in Auckland Council’s $350 million Downtown Programme was celebrated in a dawn blessing today.

APO 4 Kids: Christmas with Suzy

Delight your pre-schoolers this silly season with an orchestral concert featuring iconic children’s entertainer Suzy Cato.

Auckland’s residential water restrictions to be adjusted for summer

From 14 December, residents will be able to use hand-held hoses fitted with trigger nozzles; though they are still urged to use water wisely as the city’s water shortage continues.

Portage Ceramic Awards 20/20

Enjoy Aotearoa’s premier showcase for ceramic practice, organised annually by Te Uru.

Libraries help get summer sorted with ‘Top 100’ books

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles – in ten categories - ready for summer 2021.

Auckland Pestival Weekend

Pest Free Auckland brings you the Auckland Pestival Weekend 2020 featuring the Mayoral Conservation Awards and CitiSci.

Discovering the depths of Ōrākei

Ōrākei Local Board members were invited 30 meters underground to explore Watercare wastewater project and what they found was impressive.

Opera Factory presents The Italian Girl in London

This performance will include Cimarosa’s double flute concerto, art tours and light refreshments.

Explore Auckland’s public art with new He Kohinga Toi website

Take a digital tour of He Kohinga Toi and discover a new way to experience the city this summer.

Remuera Market

An amazing line up of food trucks, a wonderful array of artworks, jewellery, produce and much more.

Awakeri Wetlands Stage One opens

Mayor Goff said that the significant investment in the wetlands would prevent flooding and enable the development of new residential homes for around 15,000 people.

Renowned architectural groups to design Avondale community facility and town square

Two celebrated New Zealand architecture and design studios, Athfield Architects and Isthmus Group, have been appointed to design the new community facility and upgraded town square for Avondale.

Orewa’s voice-capable tsunami warning sirens 'clearly audible'

A full acoustic testing of Orewa’s two voice-capable tsunami warning sirens was completed on Monday 23 November.