Auckland Council declared a climate emergency – now what?

Have your say on Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework. Consultation is open until 6 September 2019.

Auckland's Future In Progress

Over the month of July, OurAuckland talks to Aucklanders to find out what they want to see from our city in the years to come, and explores the plans in place to build the Auckland of the future.

Apply for funding for your environmental project

Applications for this year’s Regional Environment and Natural Heritage (RENH) grants programme are now open.

What does compostable or biodegradable really mean?

Commercially compostable, home compostable, biodegradable, oxo-degradable — do you know what these mean and where these products should go at the end of their lifespan?

Auckland train gets a new look

One of Auckland Transport’s trains is being rolled out with a new look and new message.

Local Elections 2019 Candidate Information Session – Manukau

A comprehensive information session for people interested in standing in this year’s election.

New path for Waiheke Christmas Festival

Te Ara o te Kirihimete: the Path of Christmas, promises to be a unique Waiheke celebration for people of all ages.

North Shore volunteers step up for environment

Volunteers have been getting involved with planting days, beach cleanups and pest-free projects throughout the Devonport-Takapuna local board area.

Winter School Holidays

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

New Watercare pump station connects Albany and Pinehill

Up to 20 million litres of water per day can now flow easily from a reservoir complex in Albany to one in Pinehill on Auckland's North Shore thanks to a new pump station and 2.4-kilometre-long water main.

Parks, arts and community prioritised by Waitematā Local Board

Waitematā Local Board has approved its work programme for the year ahead, building on planning and work undertaken throughout 2018/19.


Unveiling a hidden realm which evokes mothers, sisters, witches, sirens, goddesses and otherworldly creatures.

Cloth Nappy Services cut waste sent to landfill

A new Maungakiekie-Tāmaki service aims to reduce the number of disposable nappies and wipes that go to landfill by providing cloth nappies to Early Childhood Education Centres.

Community trust to recycle glass on Great Barrier Island

A community trust on Great Barrier Island will be using a council grant to make drinking glasses out of discarded bottles and jars.

World Press Photo Exhibition

An exhibition of award-winning international photography.

New stormwater works project underway on Waiheke

New stormwater works are due to get underway on Tahi Road, Ostend Road, Tawaipareira Reserve and the Waiheke Refuse Transfer Station to improve the stormwater network.

A rail link to benefit all Aucklanders

The City Rail Link will be the most dramatic leap forward for Auckland’s public transport system since the opening of the Britomart station and introduction of electric trains.

The Children's Midsummer Night's Dream

Pop-up Globe brings the magic of Shakespeare to life for young people.

Bin or bags – time to make your choice

Auckland Council is encouraging the Aotea Great Barrier Island community to make sure they have either bags or a bin ready for when the roadside rubbish collection service changes take effect on 5 August.

Calling all zero waste innovators

Grants of up to $50,000 are available from Auckland Council for Aucklanders with innovative ideas on how to reduce waste.

Freedom Food Truck Festival

Food from around the world to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day.

Lower speed limits essential for safer roads

Caroline Perry, NZ director at Brake, writes about the necessity of making Auckland's roads safer.

Ecological restoration prioritised by Ōrākei Local Board for 2019/20

Ōrākei Local Board has approved its 2019/20 work programme which aims to achieve aspirations set out in the 2017 local board plan.

Auckland Community Zero Waste Hui and Awards

Calling all those who are passionate about zero waste in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Local board supports St John mental health course on Aotea

Great Barrier Local Board has granted funding to St John to provide the first ever mental health first aid course on the island.

Matariki for Tamariki

A celebration of Matariki and whānau presented by the New Zealand Dance Company.