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Council news 12 Apr 2024

$1 million boost for Tāmaki Makaurau arts and culture

Forty-four arts groups and artists will receive support throughout the year ahead to help them deliver a smorgasbord of creative events and activities across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Anzac Day 12 Apr 2024

We will remember them – Anzac Day services in Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland Council and the Auckland RSA (Returned Services Association) invite Aucklanders to come together in remembrance on Anzac Day, 25 April at events across the region.

Parks / Outdoors 12 Apr 2024

Kate van der Drift announced as Auckland Council’s 2024 Artist in Residence

Auckland Council has selected Kate van der Drift as the 2024 Artist in Residence, she will take up her residency in Waitawa Regional Park later this year.

Emergency Recovery 11 Apr 2024

Why does Auckland flood?

Auckland Council has launched a two-minute video explaining why Tāmaki Makaurau floods.

Emergency Recovery 11 Apr 2024

Categorisation update – 11 April

Welcome to our fortnightly update on recovery categorisation, buyout and assessment progress.

Recovery

Emergency Recovery 11 Apr 2024

Why does Auckland flood?

Auckland Council has launched a two-minute video explaining why Tāmaki Makaurau floods.

Emergency Recovery 11 Apr 2024

Categorisation update – 11 April

Welcome to our fortnightly update on recovery categorisation, buyout and assessment progress.

Emergency Recovery 11 Apr 2024

Supporting tenants through storm recovery

As property assessments continue across Auckland following major storms in early 2023, the Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Office is reminding tenants that there is support available for them too.

Emergency Recovery 10 Apr 2024

A ‘deep dive’ into Category 2P

Your Category 2P questions answered.

Development News

City Centre Waterfront 27 Mar 2024

New city centre upgrades begin, in co-ordinated sequence of transformational change

Auckland’s city centre continues to transform into a greener, safer, more vibrant and better-connected place.

Council news 2 Apr 2024

Wynyard Crossing Bridge preventative maintenance underway

The Wynyard Crossing Bridge is needing extensive maintenance work so it can operate more reliably and to address potential safety risks.

City Centre Waterfront 11 Mar 2024

Ancient boulders hold contemporary objects in an extraordinary new public artwork in upper Federal Street

This week residents of Federal Street (south) will see eight large boulders and placed in their street ahead of the official unveiling and light-up of the completed artwork Lost & Found in April.

City Centre Waterfront 1 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.

Our Environment

Pest Free 2 Apr 2024

Add diversity to your garden with native plants

Having backyards planted with natives across Tāmaki Makaurau is good for the movement and survival of native birds, insects and lizards and it helps mitigate the effects of flooding.

Climate action 2 Apr 2024

Auckland Council boosts access to energy coaching scheme

Energy advisors helping families to save energy.

Environment 29 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.

Parks and Playgrounds

Parks / Outdoors 12 Apr 2024

Kate van der Drift announced as Auckland Council’s 2024 Artist in Residence

Auckland Council has selected Kate van der Drift as the 2024 Artist in Residence, she will take up her residency in Waitawa Regional Park later this year.

Walkways 8 Apr 2024

Five short all-weather walks in Auckland

Don't let the weather dampen your spirits! Come rain or shine, these five short walks across Auckland are great for the whole family.

Parks / Outdoors 3 Apr 2024

Four stunning sunset spots in Auckland

With its beaches, maunga and grassy reserves, you’re spoilt for choice with spots in Tāmaki Makaurau where you can turn to the west and enjoy a magical sky on a fine evening.

Parks / Outdoors 2 Apr 2024

Five Auckland camping spots you may not have heard of

So, you’ve earned your beginner’s camping badges. Now it’s time to head off the beaten track and try some of Auckland’s most idyllic and secluded camping spots.

Transport News

Council news 2 Apr 2024

Wynyard Crossing Bridge preventative maintenance underway

The Wynyard Crossing Bridge is needing extensive maintenance work so it can operate more reliably and to address potential safety risks.

Council news 25 Mar 2024

Connecting Auckland: A People First Approach

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is home to 33 percent of New Zealand’s total population.

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.

Waste Updates

Zero Waste 22 Mar 2024

Devonport CRC launches Zero Waste educational play space for kids

Where most adults see a pile of junk, children see a pile of potential.

Waste 18 Mar 2024

Larger family bins offered with proposed fortnightly rubbish collection

Auckland Council is reassuring larger families that its proposal to move from weekly to fortnightly rubbish collections offers options for larger households to manage their waste needs.

Waste 8 Mar 2024

Changes proposed for Auckland’s waste handling as region moves closer to zero waste target

Changes are being proposed for the way Auckland’s waste is managed in a determined effort to conserve resources, protect our environment and move closer to zero waste by 2040 – it’s now time for Aucklanders to have their say.  

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.