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Festive 28 Nov 2022

Must See: Our new Queen Street all dressed up for Christmas

Trees lining the edges of Queen Street are already filled with Christmas lights, a pavilion will soon shine like a beacon of colour in Te Komititanga, and music and free performances will ring out across the square at lunchtimes and twilight.

Council news 1 Nov 2022

November-December OurAuckland magazine out now

The latest issue of OurAuckland is out now, available online and delivered to homes across the region.

25 Nov 2022

Auckland’s Iconic Eats announced

Nearly 800 food-loving Aucklanders have helped create the ultimate ‘locals’ guide’ of 100 iconic dishes from all corners of the region, including some hidden local absolute gems.

21 Nov 2022

Special deliveries for Auckland Zoo

With the much-anticipated South East Asia Jungle Track now open, find out how some of the Zoo’s new residents made the journey to their new home.

Festive 1 Dec 2022

Decking the region out with festive joy

From carol singing through light displays to small festive festivals, there is something to help get you into the spirit of the season.

Environment

Environment 5 Dec 2022

Students lend hand to monitor bush and wetland covenants

The 12-week summer internship programme provides paid full-time work, mentoring and learning opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience and apply the skills and knowledge that aligns to their field of study.

Summer 5 Dec 2022

Sustainable summer holiday waste tips

Whether you’re headed to the beach or bach, or having the family round to your place, use these simple tips to avoid excess waste over the holidays.

Environment 22 Nov 2022

Removal of notable pōhutukawa brings $52,500 fine

In a recent Auckland District Court decision, property owner Cole Arnott was fined $52,500 for breaching tree protection rules under the Resource Management Act 1991.

Climate action 16 Nov 2022

Auckland Council helps build resilience in rural communities

Facing the prospect of further dry summers, Auckland Council has established 21 permanent community water sites around rural Auckland to help mitigate the situation and assist with future drought management. A further ten sites are to be added when the project is complete.

Development

City Centre Waterfront 2 Dec 2022

‘The pav’ lights up children’s eyes by day, and smashes Instagram by night

Affectionately called ‘the pav’ and described as a festive chess board, Santa’s kaleidoscope and a rainbow Parthenon, the Christmas pavilion in place at the lower end of Queen Street – at Te Komititanga square - is turning heads and captivating hearts.

Development 30 Nov 2022

Glorious 1915 orb returns to Quay Street, a beacon for safe journeys home

The WW1 Memorial Beacon, recently returned to the northern side of Quay Street, is the earliest known built monument to the Great War to be erected in New Zealand.

Development 25 Nov 2022

New Queen Street design wins praise from those backing it to thrive

25 November 2022 marks a significant milestone in the life of Queen Street, as the upgrades from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street are complete, and Aucklanders and visitors can experience a more people-friendly, green and spacious street.  

City Centre Waterfront 21 Nov 2022

Who knew? 10 cool things about Queen Street

We’re getting excited about the opening of our sparkling new Queen Street – from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street – later next month. Here are 10 curious ‘Who knew?’ moments to help kick off some nostalgia for our glorious, and sometimes enigmatic, premier street.

Parks and Playgrounds

Akl Paths 5 Dec 2022

Explore and play in south Auckland this summer

Exploring Auckland’s paths is a great opportunity to combine exercise with helping the kids burn off some energy and having some fun.

Akl Paths 5 Dec 2022

Explore and play in central Auckland

Exploring Auckland’s paths are a great opportunity to combine exercise with helping the kids burn off some energy and having some fun.

Playgrounds 1 Dec 2022

Accessible adventures in Auckland

Tāmaki Makaurau is packed with amazing parks and playgrounds, pools, pathways, and cultural attractions. Accessibility should be no barrier to enjoying these, so if you’re looking for ideas for a big weekend in Auckland, check out our suggestions.

Summer 1 Dec 2022

Five Auckland camping spots you may not have heard of

So, you’ve earned your beginner’s camping badges. Now it’s time to head off the beaten track and try some of Auckland’s most idyllic and secluded camping spots.

Transport News

Transport 1 Dec 2022

AT recognizes two distinguished careers of service and dedication

After over fifty years of combined service for accessibility on public transport in Tamaki Makaurau, two of Auckland Transport’s longest serving members from the highly respected internal advisory groups are heading off to their well-deserved retirements.

Transport 1 Dec 2022

The secret lives of our streets: Five things AT is doing to make our streets more resilient

We spoke with Auckland Transport Environment Programme Director, Dr. Cathy Bebelman about five practical targets that AT has set for protecting and restoring our environment for future generations.

Transport 1 Dec 2022

Two years of Waiheke’s electric buses: 552,000 customer trips, zero emissions

Auckland Transport and Fullers360 are delighted to celebrate the two-year anniversary of electric buses on Waiheke Island.

Transport 23 Sep 2022

TERP: Auckland’s drive to drive less

In just eight years’ time, transport systems across Auckland will look vastly different. Roads will be less congested, more residents will be biking, walking or using public transport, and our carbon emissions will no longer feature near the top of the OECD’s worst offender’s list.

Waste Updates

Waste 6 Dec 2022

Batteries put in household recycling or rubbish key cause of truck fires

Hazardous waste items, namely batteries, put into household rubbish or recycling for collection are causing a rising number of fires in rubbish and recycling trucks in the Auckland region.

Summer 5 Dec 2022

Sustainable summer holiday waste tips

Whether you’re headed to the beach or bach, or having the family round to your place, use these simple tips to avoid excess waste over the holidays.

Waste 29 Nov 2022

Building waste recycling success – more than 90 per cent diverted from landfill

A New Lynn construction site has successfully diverted an impressive 90 per cent-plus of its construction and demolition waste from landfill. Auckland Council worked with Unitec’s Environmental Solutions Research Centre (ESRC) and developer Benton Ltd on the project, with a focus on recycling plastics as they make up a large volume of the waste that goes to landfill.

Waste 17 Nov 2022

Join the zero-waste journey

Reduce, reuse, recycle and play your part in Auckland’s waste-free future by taking advantage of Community Recycling Centres, as well as the upcoming food scrap collection.