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Business / Economy 25 Nov 2021

Local Business Awards a timely boost

Congratulations to all winners in the Ōrākei Local Board Business Awards, 2021.

4 Nov 2021

Mission Bay’s Trevor Moss Davis Memorial Fountain switched on after water restrictions lifted

Following the lifting of Auckland’s remaining water restrictions in October, Mission Bay’s beloved water fountain will be switched back on this weekend. However, Auckland Council is urging visitors to Selwyn Reserve to refrain from splashing about in the fountain this summer.

Environment 9 Sep 2021

Major water quality infrastructure project completed ahead of swim season

Aucklanders can now enjoy the benefits of better water quality with the completion of the Ōkahu Bay stormwater network separation project. The project, to separate stormwater from wastewater pipes, will directly improve the water quality in Ōkahu Bay, and the wider Hauraki Gulf.

Environment 12 Aug 2021

Tree protection grants allow for growth

For some property owners, having a significant tree on their grounds may seem a blessing, for others it can be a struggle to care for, especially if the tree is very large, very old or protected.

Business / Economy 29 Jul 2021

Vote to help showcase Ōrākei’s best in business

The Ōrākei Local Board Business Awards 2021 offer a chance for locals to show their love by voting for those they consider the best in the area.

Community 26 Jul 2021

Local parks come alive in Ōrākei

Activating local green spaces and parks in the Ōrākei Local Board area.

Environment 5 Jul 2021

Planting season all go in the Eastern Bays

Planting season in Auckland happens twice a year, and one of those falls around New Zealand’s Arbour Day – 5 June – an opportunity which Ōrākei Local Board relishes.

Environment 17 Jun 2021

Ōrākei environmental warriors tackle moth plant

Nearly 5000 moth plant pods, as well as countless moth plant seedlings, were collected recently as part of a coordinated school competition aimed at reducing the effects of pest plants on the environment.

Events

08 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021

Feast | Claybenders Ceramic Exhibition

A showcase of contemporary ceramics produced by Students and Graduates of the Otago Polytechnic Diploma of Ceramic Arts.

16 Dec 2021 - 24 Mar 2022

Paul Neshausen Barfoot & Thompson Summer Swim Series

New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim event.

18 Dec 2021 - 13 Feb 2022

Water World

A huge floating waterpark full of challenging obstacles that moves around Auckland beaches throughout the summer.

07 Jan 2022 - 09 Jan 2022

The G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour – Auckland 5-Star Event

First-class entertainment and outstanding athleticism to the general public.

31 Jan 2022

Mission Bay Art & Craft Market – Auckland Anniversary Day

A fantastic place to bring the whole family for a day out.

12 Feb 2022

Interislander – Bean Rock Swim

An afternoon of ocean swimming, music, food and activities.

12 Mar 2022

Ōrākei Volunteer Expo 2022

An event for those who volunteer or have an interest in volunteering locally.

17 Mar 2022 - 26 Mar 2022

Our Man in Havana

Graham Greene's classic satirical novel becomes a wonderfully funny and fast-moving romp.