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28 Jan 2022

Reactivating Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: Voucher programme continues

Aucklanders can still register at exploreaucklandnow.co.nz for the chance to receive a $50 (individual) or $100 (family) voucher in the two subsequent draws on 15 February and 1 March 2022.

Mayor 28 Jan 2022

Mayor Goff welcomes transformative light rail investment for Auckland

Mayor Phil Goff says today’s light rail announcement is critical to Auckland’s future, and its ability to deal with congestion and emissions-reduction challenges, and provide for intensive housing to meet future projected population growth.

Parks / Outdoors 28 Jan 2022

Freedom camping reminder ahead of the long weekends

With reports of prohibited freedom camping and camping taking place over the holidays, Auckland Council is reminding would-be campers of the rules, so that everyone can enjoy all our region has to offer safely and respectfully.

Council news 27 Jan 2022

New director appointed to council CCO Watercare Services Limited

Auckland Council has appointed Julian Smith as a new director to the board of its council-controlled organisation, Watercare Services Limited.

Kids / Family 27 Jan 2022

Mission Bay’s iconic playground to be upgraded

A comprehensive remodel of the playground at Selwyn Reserve on the Mission Bay waterfront is now underway. Auckland Council will create an adventure playground with a wider age group and an increased volume of foot traffic in mind.

Conservation 26 Jan 2022

EDWard and his dotterel mates tagged for research

Two pairs of Northern New Zealand dotterels have taken up residence at Wynyard Point on land formerly occupied by the old tank farm, a site they’ve judged a prime nesting habitat.

26 Jan 2022

Vehicle access reopening at Muriwai beach

Vehicles can again travel on Muriwai Beach from Wednesday 26 January, after Auckland Council reopened vehicle access points.

Walkways 26 Jan 2022

Discover these hidden gems at Auckland regional parks

Auckland’s regional parks are a treasure trove of unique experiences. Enjoy the best of the region with these hidden gems, all within easy driving distance of the central city.

Events

16 Feb 2022

Introducing the 1921 Census of England & Wales

Join Findmypast for an unmissable exploration of the biggest new arrival in family history.

16 Feb 2022

Pride Poetry Speakeasy

Come along to read, listen and enjoy in our welcoming queer word nest.

16 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022

Samesame but Different 2022

The only festival of its kind in Aotearoa that provides a space to uphold queer literature and authors.

16 Feb 2022 - 02 Mar 2022

Drawing on a Large Scale

In this class you will embrace drawing on a large scale to push the boundaries.

17 Feb 2022

The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Magnificent Mendelssohn

Music that evokes German forests, chivalrous deeds and grand heroism.

17 Feb 2022 - 19 Feb 2022

Don't Touch The Queers

An opulent celebration of burlesque, drag, dance and circus.

17 Feb 2022 - 07 Apr 2022

Portrait Painting in Oil

Explore realistic portrait painting while working from a photo of your choosing.

18 Feb 2022 - 19 Feb 2022

Bad Guy

A night with Hayden Tee (Ngāti Kahungunu), on a show-stopping musical flirtation with the devil.