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Festive 28 Nov 2022

Must See: Our new Queen Street all dressed up for Christmas

Trees lining the edges of Queen Street are already filled with Christmas lights, a pavilion will soon shine like a beacon of colour in Te Komititanga, and music and free performances will ring out across the square at lunchtimes and twilight.

Council news 1 Nov 2022

November-December OurAuckland magazine out now

The latest issue of OurAuckland is out now, available online and delivered to homes across the region.

25 Nov 2022

Auckland’s Iconic Eats announced

Nearly 800 food-loving Aucklanders have helped create the ultimate ‘locals’ guide’ of 100 iconic dishes from all corners of the region, including some hidden local absolute gems.

21 Nov 2022

Special deliveries for Auckland Zoo

With the much-anticipated South East Asia Jungle Track now open, find out how some of the Zoo’s new residents made the journey to their new home.

Festive 22 Nov 2022

Decking the region out with festive joy

From carol singing through light displays to small festive festivals, there is something to help get you into the spirit of the season.

Environment

Environment 22 Nov 2022

Removal of notable pōhutukawa brings $52,500 fine

In a recent Auckland District Court decision, property owner Cole Arnott was fined $52,500 for breaching tree protection rules under the Resource Management Act 1991.

Climate action 16 Nov 2022

Auckland Council helps build resilience in rural communities

Facing the prospect of further dry summers, Auckland Council has established 21 permanent community water sites around rural Auckland to help mitigate the situation and assist with future drought management. A further ten sites are to be added when the project is complete.

Environment 15 Nov 2022

Science could help protect milk tree

Franklin Local Board has granted landowner approval for an Auckland University researcher to pick leaves and take samples from rare streblus banksii trees. The project is part of a thesis looking into the genetic and morphological diversity of the species in the Auckland region to better conserve it.

Conservation 15 Nov 2022

Hunua pest control programme complete

Auckland Council’s 1080 programme in the Hunua Ranges area has reached an important milestone with parkland reopening after the final bait application with the Hunua Ranges, Waharau and Whakatiwai regional parks reopening on Sunday 13 November.

Development

Development 29 Nov 2022

Glorious 1915 orb returns to Quay Street, a beacon for safe journeys home

The WW1 Memorial Beacon, recently returned to the northern side of Quay Street, is the earliest known built monument to the Great War to be erected in New Zealand.

Development 25 Nov 2022

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 21 Nov 2022

Who knew? 10 cool things about Queen Street

We’re getting excited about the opening of our sparkling new Queen Street – from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street – later next month. Here are 10 curious ‘Who knew?’ moments to help kick off some nostalgia for our glorious, and sometimes enigmatic, premier street.

Midtown 27 Oct 2022

First wayfinding patterns guide new Waihorotiu path in Queen Street

By mid-November when an upgraded Queen Street opens, Aucklanders will discover the city centre’s new Waihorotiu path, an innovative multi-use path next to the road carriageway for people walking or travelling at a leisurely pace on wheels. 

Parks and Playgrounds

Parks / Outdoors 28 Nov 2022

Ambury Regional Park outstanding in its field

Ambury Regional Park has been recognised at the 2022 New Zealand Recreation Awards, winning the award for outstanding park in Aotearoa.

Parks / Outdoors 23 Nov 2022

Martins Bay - the perfect Auckland summer escape

Conveniently close to the city, yet so far from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Martins Bay Holiday Park is ideal for a glorious weekend getaway that won’t break the bank.

Parks / Outdoors 22 Nov 2022

Experience the charm of Ōmana Regional Park

One visit won’t be enough to explore everything this captivating coastal beauty has to offer.

Parks / Outdoors 21 Nov 2022

Easy ways to make the most of your camping trip

First time camping? Check out these helpful hints on what to pack, where to stay and what to do once you’ve pitched the tent.

Transport News

Transport 23 Sep 2022

TERP: Auckland’s drive to drive less

In just eight years’ time, transport systems across Auckland will look vastly different. Roads will be less congested, more residents will be biking, walking or using public transport, and our carbon emissions will no longer feature near the top of the OECD’s worst offender’s list.

Climate action 15 Aug 2022

The pathway to lower transport emissions in Auckland

An Auckland where we all have more choice in how we travel, and where we are collectively less vulnerable to global risks; is the vision outlined in the proposed Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway.

Development 13 May 2022

Industry teams invited to join Auckland Light Rail

Auckland Light Rail is a step closer towards enlisting its team for the detailed planning and design of a new light rail line from the City Centre to Māngere.

General News

Community 28 Nov 2022

Funding applications open for Ngā Hapori Momoho / Thriving Communities Grants

Auckland Council’s Ngā Hapori Momoho / Thriving Communities Grants, formerly known as the Regional Community Development Grants, are open, with $295,000 available to support community-led projects that help build inclusive and vibrant communities.

Council news 21 Nov 2022

Freedom camping: what you need to know this summer

Find out about the rules for freedom camping in the Auckland region.

Community 18 Nov 2022

Do you want to protect your community from alcohol-related harm?

Positions on Auckland's District Licensing Committee are now open.

Council news 14 Nov 2022

Passionate and respected Auckland leader mourned by council whānau

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland has lost one of its most passionate and highly respected advocates with the sudden passing of Mark Franklin, Chair of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.