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.

Regional Pest Management Plan marine provisions come into effect

Marine pests are an emerging threat to the region’s marine biodiversity, industries such as aquaculture, and our ability to relax and enjoy summer on the beach.

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.

Scanning essential to containing COVID-19

Mayor Phil Goff is urging Aucklanders to continue scanning with the NZ COVID Tracer app and practising good hand hygiene in light of the new COVID-19 cases that have been detected in the city.

COVID-19 impact on Summer Sorted events

With several events planned over Auckland Anniversary Weekend and heading towards Waitangi Day, Auckland Council has a planned approach for council-run events.

Hefty fines imposed for breach of Resource Management and Building Acts

Auckland Council has been successful in its prosecution against Radius Contracting Ltd and William Farmer who each faced two charges of breaching the Resource Management Act 1991 and Building Act 2004.

Love Food Hate Waste grants available

Auckland Council is giving grants of $500 to $5000 to help Aucklanders reduce their food waste.

Airborne soars in Ōrewa

A new 5m sculpture with a water feature now sits in Ōrewa’s Moana Reserve.

Inorganic service meets community need

Bookings are now open for your household inorganic collection service.

Ōrākei Local Board launches noise complaint campaign

Local families and business are being called on to help reduce nuisance noise in the Ōrākei Local Board area.

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.