Council news

Auckland Council asks Aucklanders to stay safe for first weekend at Alert Level 3

As the region approaches its first weekend in Alert Level 3, Auckland Council is asking Aucklanders to keep following the rules and stay local to help stop the spread of COVID-19.


Public toilets open under Alert Level 3

While the Auckland region is in Alert Level 3, Auckland Council will continue to provide essential services to Aucklanders, including support for essential workers and members of the community.

Business / Economy

Support for hospitality sector from Auckland Council at Alert Level 2

Fast-tracking new street trading licences and extensions to food-only dining applications are available to Auckland businesses as they prepare for Alert Level 2 trading.  

Avondale Streetscape Project Phase two agreed thanks to $1millon board funding

The next stage in improving the Avondale Streetscape has been given the green light, with Whau Local Board to fund $1million to complete the project.

Parks / Outdoors

Māori names and stories to be returned to community spaces across Kaipātiki

Te reo Māori and the names and stories of our rich Māori history will be showcased in some of Kaipātiki’s public spaces.

Auckland Diwali Festival cancelled

Auckland Diwali Festival will not go ahead this year due to uncertainty about whether the region will be down to Alert Level 1 at the time of the festival on 30-31 October.


The Kūmara Awards celebrate great placemaking in Tāmaki Makaurau

Placemaking Aotearoa is calling for nominations for The Kūmara Awards to showcase placemaking that makes a difference to people and place. 

Online hub provides crucial information for West Auckland

West Aucklanders are being urged to make the most of a digital hub providing key sources of important information during lockdown.


01 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

Street Art Bike Challenge

Aucklanders are encouraged to discover the city's street art scene by bike with the Street Art Bike Challenge.

03 Oct 2021

Conquering Your Camera with Trevor Hardy: Technique

Join this online seminar to learn all about technique.

04 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021

Brain Play – October Online Holiday Programme

It's nearly School Holiday time again so bring your lovely and innovative minds along.

06 Oct 2021

Auckland’s Harley Street

Join Marguerite Hill for this talk about four historic heritage places that have a medical association.

06 Oct 2021

Friends! The Musical Parody

An outrageous musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows.

02 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021

Around the World in 14 Days

Enjoy interactive Zoom sessions and fun Facebook challenges these school holidays.

06 Oct 2021 - 09 Oct 2021

Howick Little Plays

An eclectic mix of perfectly formed short plays celebrating invention and imagination.

05 Jun 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

All That Was Solid Melts

This major exhibition takes the viewer on a journey as we contemplate isolation, stoicism, fear, anxiety and dread.