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Summer 25 Jan 2022

Three must-visit swimming spots

Auckland is not short of swimming spots. Have you been to these three out-of-the-ordinary city beaches?

Summer 25 Jan 2022

Make a splash this summer

Take a dip, make a splash and cool off around Auckland this summer at one of our region’s beaches, splashpads and pools. 

25 Jan 2022

Auckland Lantern Festival 2022 cancelled

Following New Zealand’s move to the red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, the 2022 Auckland Lantern Festival at Auckland Showgrounds has been cancelled.

24 Jan 2022

Waitangi ki Manukau cancelled

Event partners, Auckland Council and Manukau Urban Māori Authority have together made the call to put community safety first by cancelling Waitangi ki Manukau. The swift decision comes in response to the Omicron variant being in the community triggering the government moving Aotearoa to the red setting in the traffic light system.

COVID-19 24 Jan 2022

Auckland Council prepares for Omicron

Like many other organisations, Auckland Council is preparing for how widespread community transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 might affect its services, service delivery, workforce and customers.

COVID-19 24 Jan 2022

Auckland is at Red – here’s what you need to know 

New Zealand is now under the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework’s traffic light system. Read here for more information.

City Centre Waterfront 21 Jan 2022

Vector Lights presents: Whale Tales in Lights

Engaging light show brings Whale Tales to life on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge.

Development 21 Jan 2022

New homes and preserved heritage for New Lynn

A part of New Lynn’s rich history and the development of new homes for the neighbourhood has been secured by Eke Panuku Development Auckland.

Events

27 Feb 2022

Sunday Concert Series: Chris Priestley & The Unsung Heroes

An entertaining and insightful evening telling stories from New Zealand’s settler past in finely crafted theatre, music and song.

27 Feb 2022 - 08 May 2022

Ata Koia!

Bringing artists together from Aotearoa and abroad to share knowledge, conversation and time.

01 Mar 2022

Unwrap the Music: Borodin's Prince Igor

Conductor/presenter Graham Abbott shows us how Borodin’s opera Prince Igor was put together.

01 Mar 2022 - 05 Mar 2022

David Correos is David Postoffice

Joyful, random, silly, delightful, this 20-something Filipino comedian keeps you guessing about what he'll come up with next.

02 Mar 2022

Early Chinese Restaurants in Auckland with André Taber

André Taber is researching the history of Chinese restaurants in New Zealand, which he will discuss in the talk.

02 Mar 2022 - 05 Mar 2022

Rituals of Destruction

Break down oppressive norms in and around the body and identity, through powerful symbolic actions and gestures. 

02 Mar 2022 - 26 Mar 2022

Wild Once More

A moving-image exhibition featuring a group of queer artists working in Aotearoa right now.

02 Mar 2022 - 27 Mar 2022

Onehunga Pop-Up Art Gallery

Onehunga will host a free pop-up gallery highlighting some of our local artists.