News

News

Community

Auckland Diwali Festival performer and stallholder applications open

Auckland Diwali Festival returns to Aotea Square and Queen Street for its 20th anniversary on 30-31 October this year. Registrations are now open for stallholders and performers for the upcoming festival, with festival organisers looking for Auckland’s best producers of Indian cuisine, crafts and performance.

Our Recovery Budget

Auckland Council’s recently adopted 10-year Budget sets the city up to recover strongly from the impacts of COVID-19, while ensuring that long-term investments in critical infrastructure and services are maintained.

City Centre Waterfront

Auckland’s world-class waterfront opens

The completion of Auckland’s Downtown Programme marks the delivery of six key projects revitalising Quay Street and Galway Street, strengthening the sea wall and improving transport links in the city centre.

Auckland Council supports social enterprise by cleaning up with Will&Able

Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Auckland Unlimited have swung their support behind a Papatoetoe based social enterprise company by purchasing cleaning products for their office kitchens and cafeterias.

Development

Aucklanders invited to have their say on first stage of Queen Street upgrade

Aucklanders are invited to have their say on new streetscaping features that have been installed by Auckland Council in the northern end of Queen Street, between Customs and Shortland Streets.  

Environment

Environment

Safeswim spotlighted on global stage

Auckland Council’s Safeswim modelling programme has gained the attention of the World Health Organisation.

Environment

A budget for climate action

While we are investing strongly in our COVID-19 recovery, our 10-year Budget shows that we remain focused on tackling the long-term challenges of climate change.

Environment

Manurewa work programmes adopted

Manurewa Local Board has adopted the work programmes that detail activity for the financial year.

Development

Development

Kōrimurimu weaves art with technology, creating a world-first

Another much-anticipated detail has been installed at Te Wānanga in downtown Auckland, giving Aucklanders the chance to lie on the flax-like surface of Kōrimurimu, breathe in the sea air, look up to the sky and hear the movement of the tide below.

City Rail Link

Dame Whina Cooper goes 24/7 as CRL tunnelling ramps up

The final piece of City Rail Link’s Tunnel Boring Machine, Dame Whina Cooper, is now in place allowing the big underground factory to operate at full capacity on its transformational journey below Auckland.

Development

Uncovering the layers of Te Wānanga

Richly meaningful design elements brought to Auckland's waterfront by talented mana whenua kaimahitoi (artists) sit alongside preserved pieces of our past, dating back more than a century. Together they create a ‘uniquely Tāmaki Makaurau’ space.

Auckland's Future In Progress

Business leader pleased to see Auckland's downtown thrive

Hear how private and public investment are both key players in the development of our city centre

Discover Auckland

14-24 year olds

New basketball court opens in the Bays

It’s time to shoot hoops at the new 3x3 court located at Freyberg Park, Browns Bay.

Matariki Festival

Matariki Festival returns for 2021

Matariki Festival is back to captivate and delight Aucklanders this winter from 19 June until 11 July, with more than 80 events happening across the region.

Auckland's Future In Progress

Where do the children play?

Let the magic of your kids’ imaginations run wild with endless ways to play at Wynyard Quarter.

Discover

Sign of growing pride in Manurewa's Māori identity

New bilingual signs in a park bearing a name provided by mana whenua are just one of the ways Manurewa Local Board is showing pride in the area’s strong Māori identity and championing te reo Māori.

General News

Council news

Two new board directors appointed at Auckland Unlimited

Auckland Council has appointed two new directors to the board of its council-controlled organisation, Auckland Unlimited, meaning it now has a full complement of nine members.

Updated 4pm, Thu 1 July
Council news

Papatoetoe tornado response wraps up and moves into recovery phase

As the Papatoetoe tornado response officially wraps up, help and support continues to be there for those that need it.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management

Mayoral Relief Fund to support Aucklanders affected by tornado

Auckland Council and the Government have allocated $100,000 each to a Mayoral Relief Fund to support people and families experiencing hardship due to the Papatoetoe tornado.

Council news

Settlement on venue booking court action

On 1 June 2021 Auckland Council received a booking from the Speak Up for Women group, for the use of the Ellen Melville Centre on 27 June. The booking was for a meeting to discuss the government’s proposal to pass the Births Deaths Marriage and Relationships Registration Bill into law.