The gems on our doorstep

Explore the abundance of hidden gems across Tāmaki Makaurau, support Auckland’s recovery and make the most of everything our region has to offer.

2020 Mayoral Conservation Awards open for environmental champions

Nominations for this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards are now open, recognising the contribution of groups and Aucklanders to care for and restore our city’s environment.

Auckland Council's COVID-19 response

The latest on Auckland Council's response to COVID-19.

Transforming Auckland’s ferry services

A new video released today shows Auckland’s new downtown ferry berths rapidly taking shape, ready for Aucklander’s to use in early 2021.

Changes to Auckland’s train timetables

Auckland Transport is introducing a new timetable from Monday 19 October, following track work on the Eastern and Southern lines.

Colours of renewal light up landmarks for Diwali Festival

Landmarks across the region will be bathed in light in celebration of Auckland Diwali Festival.

Fireworks risk prompts evening Maunga closures 2-8 November

Fourteen Maunga will be closed to the public in the evenings during Guy Fawkes week this year, and every year while fireworks remain available for public sale.

New tide gauge tracks sea level rise at Raymond Reserve

The Auckland King Tides Initiative with support from Albert-Eden Local Board will help measure rising sea levels, an important indicator of climate change, at the local Raymond Reserve in Point Chevalier.

Travelwise Choices Award winners announced

Auckland Transport has announced this year’s Travelwise Choices Award recipients, recognising the commitment of business, individuals and community organisations who encourage staff, students, customers and volunteers to make fewer car journeys.

Auckland Council asks Government to ban private fireworks sales

Updated | Others join council to brief incoming government on need to ban private sale of fireworks.

Auckland Council reduces marketing budget

Auckland Council has reduced its marketing budget by $1 million this financial year, but it remains vital to reach Aucklanders where they are.

Keep your pets safe and happy this Guy Fawkes

Love or hate them, fireworks will soon be available for sale which means a busy time ahead for Auckland Council’s dedicated Animal Management team.

Grants help community groups in Puketapapa

More than $35,000 has been allocated to community groups by the Puketāpapa Local Board through its grants programme in October.

Explore the upper Waitematā Harbour by paddle board and kayak

A free guide catering to beginners and experienced paddle boarders and kayakers has been released by Upper Harbour Local Board.

Bayview’s Lynn Reserve reopens

After more than 12 months of emergency works to repair a damaged stormwater pipe, Lynn Reserve in Bayview on Auckland's North Shore is reopening to the public.