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Libraries 26 Feb 2024

Rediscover your local library

Auckland has 56 libraries across the region where you can borrow books and magazines, both in paper form and digital.

Emergency Recovery 26 Feb 2024

Explainer: Section 74 notices

What is a Section 74 notice and could it affect your property? Read our FAQs to find out.

Environment 26 Feb 2024

New report reveals state of freshwater fish species in Auckland region

Secretive and mysterious - what lies beneath our waterways?

World of Cultures 23 Feb 2024

25 years of celebrating diversity and unity: World of Cultures marks milestone anniversary

Auckland Council’s World of Cultures returns for 2024 to showcase the incredible diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau and celebrates the 25th anniversary of CultureFest, a pillar event of World of Cultures.   

Mayor 23 Feb 2024

Hope in battle against exotic caulerpa following Govt’s $5 m injection

The government has announced a $5 million injection of funding to go towards the fight against exotic caulerpa.

Recovery

Emergency Recovery 26 Feb 2024

Explainer: Section 74 notices

What is a Section 74 notice and could it affect your property? Read our FAQs to find out.

Emergency Recovery 19 Feb 2024

New guide to help homeowners read geotechnical assessment reports

To help homeowners understand the report they receive.

Emergency Recovery 15 Feb 2024

Rānui event remembers flood victims and volunteers

Last week Ranui Baptist Community Care (RBCC) held an event to mark the one-year anniversary of the 2023 Auckland Anniversary weekend floods and acknowledge impacted locals and volunteers who worked tirelessly to support those in need.

Emergency Recovery 14 Feb 2024

Why do flood risk assessments take time?

Healthy Waters Head of Planning, Nick Vigar, explains some of the complexities involved in the flood-risk assessment process.

Development News

City Centre Waterfront 9 Feb 2024

Auckland’s pan-Asian flair ignites city centre in 15-day Lunar New Year celebration

We’re joining millions of others round the world celebrating Lunar New Year – opening as the new moon rises and closing as the full moon fills the sky with light.

Queen Street 1 Feb 2024

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 15 Jan 2024

Experience our new Queen Street

Window shopping while dreaming of your next holiday, a purposeful walk to work, a leisurely round of retail therapy, or gathering to chat with friends?

Arts 18 Dec 2023

Myers Park opens first stage of new artwork - unique in New Zealand, if not the world

This summer, Aucklanders and visitors who step into Myers Park will discover something deeply meaningful and magical.

Our Environment

Environment 26 Feb 2024

New report reveals state of freshwater fish species in Auckland region

Secretive and mysterious - what lies beneath our waterways?

Environment 21 Feb 2024

Sunny skies, new methods: Tara Iti thrives, New Zealand's rarest bird

The tara iti/New Zealand fairy tern – our most endangered bird with fewer than 40 remaining – has celebrated a record-breaking summer breeding season.

Environment 21 Feb 2024

Changes to your kerbside recycling collection – get across the new standards

To help Aotearoa become a circular economy where materials are re-used as much as possible, there are now new nationwide standards for recycling.

Conservation 21 Feb 2024

Auckland Council initiative to transform golf courses into biodiversity havens

The collaborative project has brought together 22 golf courses and their neighbouring communities to connect these green spaces with collective care for the environment.

Parks and Playgrounds

Parks / Outdoors 14 Feb 2024

Come to the dark side - summer walks in the shade

When the heat is on and it’s sweltering outside but you want to go for a walk or a run, there’s nothing like the refreshing coolness of a tree-lined path.

Cleaning up our environment 14 Feb 2024

Mangrove survey launched

Few plants spark as much debate as mangroves. A survey is underway to find out more.

Council news 9 Feb 2024

Removing under-used rubbish bins saves Aucklanders millions

Aucklanders may have noticed the removal of some public rubbish bins from parks and public places. So, what’s this all about?

Walkways 7 Feb 2024

Three shared paths that can be enjoyed by everyone

Here are three shared paths which make for good days out.

Transport News

Council news 20 Dec 2023

Auckland Transport Chair appointed

Richard Leggat will take up the role of AT board Chair from 1 February 2024

Council news 16 Nov 2023

Auckland Council endorses joint team to explore ‘time of use’ charging in Tāmaki Makaurau

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee has endorsed the Time of Use Charging - Indicative Work Programme, and the creation of a joint Auckland Transport and Auckland Council programme team to progress time of use charging.

Transport 12 Oct 2023

New bus services for West and Northwest Auckland

On Sunday 12 November 2023, Auckland Transport (AT) is transforming the bus network in West and Northwest Auckland to connect people to more places more often.

Council news 9 Oct 2023

New Acting Chair for Auckland Transport

Mark Darrow appointed as Acting AT Board Chair until selection of a permanent chair is complete.

Waste Updates

Waste 17 Jan 2024

New standards to recycle right

Auckland residents may need to brush up on their recycling etiquette as new national standards come into effect on 1 February 2024.

Cleaning up our environment 20 Dec 2023

Cans for Kai a hit for Westhaven Marina’s boaties

Boaties playing their recycling part this summer

Zero Waste 28 Nov 2023

Recycling 101: the definitive guide

If you’re unsure of what you can or cannot place in your kerbside recycling bin, you’re not alone.

Zero Waste 15 Nov 2023

Much mulch for ground-baking summer

With El Niño increasing the chances of a long hot summer baking the ground, the Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Transfer Station has got you covered.