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3 Dec 2021

Auckland Council's COVID-19 response

Read the latest updates on Auckland Council's response to COVID-19 in our region and updates on our facilities and services.

23 Dec 2021

Summer is calling

You’re invited to an amazing summer right here in Tāmaki Makaurau. More than 4000 parks and green spaces, 28 regional parks, beaches, maunga, events and new experiences await.

COVID-19 12 Jan 2022

Auckland Council extends vaccine pass requirement

Auckland Council has confirmed that all its staffed facilities and council-run community events will require the use of vaccination passes until the end of June 2022.

Summer 17 Jan 2022

Explore Auckland's natural wonders

Explore our region this summer and take your pick of Auckland's stunning tracks, bush, maunga and walkways. 

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 in Auckland

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. 

Summer 17 Jan 2022

Explore Auckland's natural wonders

Explore our region this summer and take your pick of Auckland's stunning tracks, bush, maunga and walkways. 

Summer 15 Dec 2021

Events across the region

Discover what's on near you and across the region this summer, from live music to movies, sports, family fun and more.

Summer 16 Dec 2021

Enjoy great entertainment this summer

Throughout the summer, make the most of Auckland's new and reimagined city centre spaces, explore public art trails, visit our zoo, galleries and museums, and much more.

Climate Action

Climate action 16 Dec 2021

Auckland Council supports delivery partner to reduce inner-city emissions

Auckland Council is supporting its delivery partner, Urgent Couriers, in its bid to cut inner-city emissions. The certified carbon zero courier company is aiming to take 40 to 50 tonnes of carbon emissions a year out of inner-city Auckland by replacing its city fleet of cars with electric cargo bikes.   Auckland Council General Manager Corporate Support Services Robert Irvine says the council is providing them with parking and charging stations in the basement of Te Wharau o Tāmaki Auckland House.

Climate action 9 Dec 2021

Auckland Council to fund seaweed farming pilot in Hauraki Gulf

Auckland Council have earmarked $1.2 million to support the success of a Hauraki Gulf seaweed pilot farm project, which if successful, would scale up regenerative ocean farming and create numerous environmentally sustainable jobs in the region.

Mayor 1 Dec 2021

Mayor Goff outlines billion-dollar climate action package

An ambitious $1 billion climate action package to reduce carbon emissions and deliver more buses, ferries, cycling and walking and urban tree canopy is the signature policy in Mayor Phil Goff’s proposal for Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/23, released today, 1 December 2021.

Climate action 9 Nov 2021

Businesses join Future Fit

Businesses are using the Future Fit tool to help staff reduce emissions.

Environment

Waste 11 Jan 2022

Zero waste innovators get funding boost

More than thirty organisations and businesses are receiving a boost in funding from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund

Christmas 21 Dec 2021

Five ways to recycle your Christmas tree

What's the right way to throw out your Christmas tree?

Climate action 16 Dec 2021

Auckland Council supports delivery partner to reduce inner-city emissions

Auckland Council is supporting its delivery partner, Urgent Couriers, in its bid to cut inner-city emissions. The certified carbon zero courier company is aiming to take 40 to 50 tonnes of carbon emissions a year out of inner-city Auckland by replacing its city fleet of cars with electric cargo bikes.   Auckland Council General Manager Corporate Support Services Robert Irvine says the council is providing them with parking and charging stations in the basement of Te Wharau o Tāmaki Auckland House.

Waste 13 Dec 2021

Refill your water bottle to save money

Almost every block in the Auckland city centre has a water fountain or a place that will refill your water bottle for free.

Development

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.

Development 20 Dec 2021

Construction of Queen Street upgrade begins in January 2022

Construction will begin on 10 January 2022 on the last three stages of the Wai Horotiu Queen Street Project – from Shortland Street to Mayoral Drive.

Auckland's Future In Progress 14 Dec 2021

Pop-up music comes to our newest pocket park and eastern laneways this summer

Keep an eye out for a pop-up celebration of some of Tāmaki Makaurau's live artists most weekends until mid-February

Development 14 Dec 2021

Higher density housing continues to lead in Auckland’s consenting figures

Auckland continues to grow up, according to the latest building consent data revealed in Auckland Council’s Development Strategy Monitoring Report.

General News

Council news 20 Jan 2022

Mayor Goff pays tribute to Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane (QSO)

Auckland Mayor Lilomaiava Phil Goff says he is saddened to hear of the death of Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane on 15 January.

COVID-19 12 Jan 2022

Auckland Council extends vaccine pass requirement

Auckland Council has confirmed that all its staffed facilities and council-run community events will require the use of vaccination passes until the end of June 2022.

Council news 10 Jan 2022

Fire season change for mainland Auckland

Mainland Auckland is now in a restricted fire season. The change occurred at 8am, Monday 10 January.

Summer 22 Dec 2021

Who’s a good doggie…owner?

Top tips for being a responsible dog owner this summer.