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.

Auckland Diwali Festival to light up region

Auckland Diwali Festival is set to light up communities across Auckland from 27 October to 14 November, with more than 100 activities and experiences taking place at numerous local venues across the region.

Changes to Auckland’s train timetables

Auckland Transport is introducing a new timetable from Monday 19 October, following track work on the Eastern and Southern lines.

What your targeted rates have preserved over the past year

Auckland's environment is benefitting from the natural environment and water quality targeted rates.

Community feedback strengthens Takapuna town square design

More planting, seating and the addition of bike and scooter parking are some of the changes that will be implemented in Takapuna’s town square design, following public consultation.

Labour Weekend Events

Lots of great ideas to make the most of the long weekend in Auckland.

Amphibious dredge put to work at Waiatarua

Visitors to Orakei’s popular Waiatarua Reserve were witness to some pretty impressive works recently when a sediment removal project required unique machinery.

Young sports talent recognised in Manurewa

Schools and sports team coaches are being encouraged to put their young people forward for recognition in the Manurewa Junior Sports Awards.

Spark 5G Race Zone

A free, all-ages showcase of the tech Emirates Team New Zealand use to prepare for the 36th America’s Cup.

Auckland Council provides safe online tool for domestic violence victims

Auckland Council is proud to support the Women’s Refuge New Zealand Shielded Site – a web-based portal providing communities a safe and secure avenue to reach out for help.

Auckland Council welcomes big fine for companies which made affordable homes less affordable for first home buyers

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says he is pleased with a recent ruling in the council's favour.

Alicia Frankovich | AQI2020

A new commission at the Auckland Art Gallery by New Zealand performance and installation artist Alicia Frankovich.

Auckland Transport launches plan for the freight industry

A new plan launches on 21 October to make freight movement smarter, more climate-compatible and more efficient across Auckland.

Auckland Council's farms featured on Country Calendar

With about 400 cattle and 5500 ewes, council farms nearly 1500 hectares of coastal pastures across 19 regional parks, making us one of the biggest urban farmers in the region.

Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical

This musical adventure is full of fantasy and magic, huge dance numbers and talking animals.

Auckland Council appoints Construction Health and Safety NZ chair to lead independent review into Port health and safety

Auckland Council has appointed CHASNZ chair Roger McRae to lead an independent review into health and safety at Ports of Auckland.

2020 Mayoral Conservation Awards open for environmental champions

Nominations for this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards are now open, recognising the contribution of groups and Aucklanders to care for and restore our city’s environment.

Elemental AKL

A month-long festival celebrating arts, eats and beats across Auckland.

Signs offer local history lesson at Melville Park

New interpretive signs at Melville Park are revealing the history behind the area.

Mayor Goff urges Aucklanders to follow health guidelines in wake of new COVID-19 case

Mayor Phil Goff reminds Aucklanders to follow health guidelines after new case of COVID-19 announced.

New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Reflections

Debussy's Prélude à L’Après-midi d’une faune, Gary Kulesha's Oboe Concerto (world premiere) and Prokofiev's Symphony No.7.

Awards shine a light on local businesses in Albert-Eden

The Albert-Eden Business Awards are back for another year, highlighting the excellent local businesses that make the area come alive with places to eat, shop and unwind.

Santa gets a helping hand from Franklin grants

Grants from Franklin Local Board have been awarded to community groups and event organisers across the area.

Guy Montgomery's Guy Mont-Spelling Bee

Fusing two of New Zealand's great passions, comedy and spelling.

Drop in dog attacks and barking complaints in Auckland

Dog attacks in Tāmaki Makaurau are dropping as Auckland Council’s Animal Management team continues to prioritise the safety of residents and visitors.

Our Modern Earth

A topical piece on one of the greatest threats to mankind – climate change.