Your summer sorted

Get your summer sorted in Auckland with a huge range of events and activities, our region's parks, beaches and walkways, council facilities and more.

Recovery Budget proposal focused on COVID rebuild

Mayor Phil Goff today released the Mayoral Proposal for Auckland Council’s 10-year Budget.

Five sheltered beaches for little ones

With rock pools, shelly bays and pōhutukawa-fringed paddling pools, the region offers a wealth of kid-friendly seaside experiences. OurAuckland visits beaches especially good for young families.

Get active for free this summer

With so much to explore and do outdoors, here are some ideas to help get the whole whānau active this summer.

Half-day hikes around Tāmaki Makaurau

With 27 regional parks across Tāmaki Makaurau to explore, getting out in nature is a breeze. Here’s our pick of the best half-day hikes across the region.

Ferry Basin Redevelopment project reaches major milestone

Another major milestone for the Ferry Basin Redevelopment project has been met with the final canopy installed on the west side of Queens Wharf above the gangway accessing the new ferry pontoons.

Strategic city partnerships renewed

Auckland, Los Angeles, and Guangzhou extend their tripartite cooperation agreement.

Toka Puia - more than a new car park building

With the recent opening of Toka Puia car park in Takapuna, shoppers, residents and businesses have embraced the new facility with enthusiasm over the holiday period.

Busker festival brings jaw-dropping acts to our newest city spaces

An unmissable line-up of eight local street performers who have entertained across the globe, from Edinburgh to the Middle East, will hit our newest spaces along the waterfront and Viaduct Basin over Anniversary Weekend.

SouthSci funding opportunity open to the community

SouthSci, the Participatory Science Platform in south Auckland is now accepting funding applications for STEM related projects for 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.

Myrtle rust finds its way into the Waitākere Ranges

The fungal disease Myrtle Rust has been discovered for the first time within the boundaries of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.

Rodney footpath projects get the green light

Rodney Local Board is expanding the footpath network between towns and villages to improve safety and make it easier for people to get around.

Warmer weather brings reminder to rural residents

As the dry summer days roll on, it’s a timely reminder to rural residents to think about water rainfall and their water usage.

Recycling right in 2021

Auckland’s recycling stayed on track, despite all the obstacles of 2020. Councillor Richard Hills shares how Auckland maintained positive results for recycling and what is unique compared to other regions.