Environmental Heroes

Discover the people and organisations going above and beyond to protect and enhance Auckland's natural environment.

Free child fares on public transport at weekends

Children aged 5 to 15 can now travel free on Auckland Transport’s bus, train and select ferry services during weekends and public holidays.

Stars shine at the Stand Up Stand Out Finals

Auckland's youth shone brightly as they took the stage at the Stand Up Stand Out finals on Saturday 14 September.

Board Tall Ships and Waka at Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau

Experience our shared heritage at Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

2019 Pestival brings great debate

Catch up on the presentations from the 2019 Conservation Week Pestival.

Spring School Holidays

Lots of activities to keep the kids entertained these school holidays.

Conservation heroes honoured at Mayoral Awards

Everyday environmental heroes doing good!

Wild Child: Helping kids experience nature

Meet Glenn Browne who is helping children understand their natural environment.


Too many secrets, too many lies, but it all comes back to the deceased matriarch of the family.

Film-makers discover Franklin

TV and film-makers are increasingly being attracted to Franklin's unique landscape.

Find a pest-free community group near you

Community groups across Auckland are always happy to welcome new members.

Opera Scenes

Indulge in some of la dolce vita at this year's Opera Scenes production.

Auckland Council local election voting period opens

Voting is now open for the 2019 Auckland Council local elections.

Improving water quality in Ōkahu Bay

Solution to water quality about to begin

Go Back For Murder by Agatha Christie

After receiving a letter from beyond the grave, Carla Crale believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of her father's murder.

Heritage Festival Diary: Week One Highlights

Check out the Heritage Festival programme, with events running from 5 to 28 October.

WMIF grant supports Ōrākei Marae on para kore journey

When Beronia Scott first started adopting a para kore (zero waste) approach at Ōrākei Marae, her focus was on transforming the whare kai (kitchen), where she was in charge. With the support of an Auckland Council Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) grant, the kitchen is now zero waste and they have closed the loop.  They now turn kai into kai – taking para kai (food scraps) and using it to feed the soil to grow more great food.

Festival of Architecture

Enjoy building visits, city walking tours, exhibitions, discussions and debates, films and more.

What lies beneath our two biggest harbours?

What marine pests call Auckland’s two biggest harbours home?

Auckland Council to launch Request For Proposals for solar, energy storage and EV chargers

Last month, Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee voted to expand Auckland Council’s Retrofit your Home programme to include solar energy, energy storage and energy efficiency interventions.

Frickin Dangerous Bro in Legacy

Frickin Dangerous Bro is back at Te Oro with their 2019 NZ Comedy Festival show.

Auckland Council staffing numbers

Auckland Council Chief Executive Stephen Town comments on staffing numbers.

Thousands of school pupils to vote in youth local election

About 13 thousand Auckland school students will cast votes in a mock local election from today.


Using joy as a base to explore female desire and pleasure through dance, song, spoken word and collective practice.

Nominations now open for Matāwaka representatives to the Independent Māori Statutory Board

If you identify as Matāwaka you may be interested in standing for the Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB).

The Marketplace of Feelings

This group show is an expansive series of universal and unique human experiences.