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Summer 21 Feb 2024

Three of the best east coast beaches in Auckland

Auckland's east coast is home to some of the best beaches in the region.

Council news 21 Feb 2024

Strong solution to protect Howick waterways

Watercare's flood recovery team installed a strong solution to safeguard Howick beaches and waterways in just one week.

Recovery

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.

Last updated 12 February
Emergency Recovery 12 Feb 2024

Storm recovery support drop-ins

If you or your whānau need assistance and would like to find out about support services available for storm affected Aucklanders, come along to one of our upcoming drop-in sessions.

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.

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?

Development 10 Jan 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.  

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 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.

Environment 20 Feb 2024

Auckland Council warns public to avoid black algae on two Waiheke Island beaches and Kawakawa Bay

The public are advised not wade in the water or touch the algal material at the affected beaches. 

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.