Updated: More traffic delays expected as Auckland fire continues to burn

Update | 3.10pm The fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre on Hobson Street in central Auckland continues to burn on Wednesday afternoon.

AEM reminds residents to stay away from smoke

Auckland Emergency Management appreciates that air quality around the city centre is of significant interest to residents and businesses following the fire at the SkyCity International Convention Centre.

Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau

Check out all of the events taking place over Labour Weekend, 25-28 October, celebrating the maritime history of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Have you heard about Own-Your-Own Unit?

Own-Your-Own Unit provides affordable housing options for our older (and wiser) Aucklanders.

Labour Day rubbish and recycling kerbside collections

All council kerbside rubbish and recycling collections between 28 October and 1 November will be collected a day later than the normal day.

Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Visit tall ships and waka, enjoy tasty kai, family activities, music, exhibits, talks and more.

Chicken re-homing operations underway

More than 50 of the Titirangi chickens have been successfully removed since the re-homing operation began this week.

Auckland Harbour Bridge evokes blue water for our voyagers

Vector Lights for Tuia 250 will pay tribute to the city’s long, rich and courageous voyaging history with a bespoke light show on Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Auckland Heritage Festival

This festival brings more than 200 enlightening and exciting events to life.

Spot A Native Bird Competition Winners

Take a look at the winning entries to our photo competition and find out how you can protect our native birds.

Protect our Kauri during Labour Weekend

Stephen Bell, Western Principal Ranger encourages people to explore the region but to keep kauri protection top of mind this weekend.

Au Ko Tuvalu – I am Tuvalu

The human impact of climate change is being in explored in raw, moving detail in the play.

Waiheke, it’s time to book your inorganic collection

Bookings are now open on Waiheke Island for Auckland Council’s inorganic service. Collections will take place from November 2019 to May 2020.

The Bonapartes of Tāwharanui return

A pair of wayward takahē has been caught after a weeks-long chase after an escape from their Tāwharanui sanctuary.

Te Oro Presents: Young, Single and Samoan

In this stand up comedy show, Sieni takes us through the joys and pitfalls of adulting.

Ngāti Tamaoho Trust welcomed home in Papakura

The Ngāti Tamaoho Trust has moved into offices at Hingaia, a move Bill Cashmore says is like welcoming an old friend home.

Waste and litter-busting tips for summer

To keep our public spaces beautiful, Auckland Council is encouraging everyone to put litter in its place while out and about.

Heritage Talk: Chinese Laundries in Aotearoa

Join historian Joanna Boileau for a glimpse into the lives of Chinese laundrymen and women.

Procurement Monday kicks off Recycling Week

Recycling Week NZ 2019 starts today and Auckland Council is getting behind the national effort to turn the spotlight on recycling.

Auckland amps up for record-breaking summer

Regional Facilities Auckland is anticipating events hosted at its venues will generate an estimated $53 million in visitor spend this summer – eclipsing all previous records.

SKY Sport Breakers vs. Illawarra Hawks

See top NBA 2020 Draft prospects RJ Hampton and Lamelo Ball go head to head in this battle.

Auckland's first circular economy lab calls for businesses to sign up

Auckland companies are invited to take part in a new programme to help build an economically and environmentally sustainable future for themselves and the region.

Motuihe Island – pest free since 2005

Meet the Motuihe Trust, community volunteers who have been working hard to keep the island pest free since 2005.

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Specially curated selections of the best new short films from Aotearoa and around the world.

Special votes – what you need to know

Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske explains how special votes are counted.

The Bird is on the Wing

An exhibition inspired by the behaviour and habitat of NZ birds.