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Storm 4 Feb 2023

Important Storm Updates

Read the latest updates from Auckland Emergency Management and Auckland Council on recent storms and flooding across the area.

30 Jan 2023

Articles about storm response

See all articles related to Auckland Council's response to storms and flooding in the region.

Storm 3 Feb 2023

Interruptions to council services and facilities

See the latest updates on Auckland Council services and facilities across the region.

4 Feb 2023

Waitangi swim off the table for Aucklanders

The sun’s out and summer might finally be on its way, but Auckland Council and Watercare encourages everyone to stay out of the water and to not swim this weekend until conditions have returned to ‘green’ on Safeswim.

Storm 4 Feb 2023

Relief Fund receiving hundreds of applications

Demand for the Auckland Council Emergency Relief Fund is high, with over 300 applications since it was announced on Tuesday. The fund opened with a $100,000 commitment from Auckland Council and an additional $100,000 commitment from central government. The government has made an additional $1 million contribution.

Mayor's Update 3 Feb 2023

Mayor extends state of emergency

Based on advice from civil-defence authorities, Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has formally extended the local state of emergency for Auckland for seven days, but expects it will be lifted early.

Storm Updates

Storm 29 Jan 2023

Auckland Council supporting Aucklanders with storm response

Response efforts have been ongoing as Aucklanders continue to clean up and assess the impacts of Friday’s storm which lashed the region and delivered record rainfall.

30 Jan 2023

Articles about storm response

See all articles related to Auckland Council's response to storms and flooding in the region.

Storm 4 Feb 2023

Important Storm Updates

Read the latest updates from Auckland Emergency Management and Auckland Council on recent storms and flooding across the area.

Storm 4 Feb 2023

Relief Fund receiving hundreds of applications

Demand for the Auckland Council Emergency Relief Fund is high, with over 300 applications since it was announced on Tuesday. The fund opened with a $100,000 commitment from Auckland Council and an additional $100,000 commitment from central government. The government has made an additional $1 million contribution.

Our Environment

Conservation 20 Jan 2023

Plant assessment gives direction to council conservation

For the first time, Auckland Council has led an assessment of the threat status of vascular plants in the region using the New Zealand Threat Classification System. It’s a comprehensive look at the population size and trends of native species as well as identifying some of the key pressures facing them.

Environment 16 Jan 2023

Troops needed for war on moth plant

Moth plant is a pest that is taking hold across the city.

Environment 2 Jan 2023

Get on board – waste-wise tips for boaties

Auckland Council is appealing to boaties and leisure craft users to be waste-wise on the water this summer to conserve our oceans and coastlines.

Summer 28 Dec 2022

Waste and litter-busting tips for summer

To keep our public spaces beautiful, Auckland Council is encouraging everyone to put litter in its place while out and about.

Development News

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Waitangi Day 12 Jan 2023

Tūrama returns to Queen Street in February

Four-year old Ali Sabri is one of many Aucklanders thrilled to learn that four elements of Tūrama will return to Queen Street on 3 February, ushering in a significant month for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau.

People of Midtown
City Centre Waterfront 10 Jan 2023

Apartment-living with 2 cats in midtown is the answer for the O’Briens

Chris O’Brien, partner and two ‘cat children’ – Lady and Earl Grey - are happy with their life in midtown. The young professionals who came to Auckland after eleven years in London, managed to buy an apartment in the High Street district 18 months ago.

Summer 23 Dec 2022

Your city centre refresh is calling

We invite you to nourish your soul with a summer refresh in our glittering city centre. Make a day of it and discover what’s new since you were here last.

Auckland's Future In Progress 13 Dec 2022

Harbour Edge Stitch moves from bold concept to exciting reality

One of eight Transformational Moves in the City Centre Masterplan, the Harbour Edge Stitch is making spectacular progress in uniting Auckland’s waterfront with the city centre.

City Centre Waterfront 7 Dec 2022

Channeling Melbourne, our dreamy laneways are set for summer

This summer there’s no need to look across the Tasman for the street vibe of Melbourne’s laneways. Our very own joined-up laneways network is right on your doorstep.

City Centre Waterfront 2 Dec 2022

‘The pav’ lights up children’s eyes by day, and smashes Instagram by night

Affectionately called ‘the pav’ and described as a festive chess board, Santa’s kaleidoscope and a rainbow Parthenon, the Christmas pavilion in place at the lower end of Queen Street – at Te Komititanga square - is turning heads and captivating hearts.

Development 30 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.  

Parks and Playgrounds

Summer 24 Jan 2023

Explore Auckland's natural wonders

Explore our region this summer and take your pick of Auckland's stunning tracks, bush, maunga and walkways. 

Environment 16 Jan 2023

Troops needed for war on moth plant

Moth plant is a pest that is taking hold across the city.

Walkways 12 Jan 2023

Discover these hidden gems at Auckland regional parks

Auckland’s regional parks are a treasure trove of unique experiences. Enjoy the best of the region with these hidden gems, all within easy driving distance of the central city.

Akl Paths 12 Jan 2023

Explore and play in south Auckland this summer

Exploring Auckland’s paths is a great opportunity to combine exercise with helping the kids burn off some energy and having some fun.

Summer 12 Jan 2023

Picnic spots with a difference

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to dine al fresco at sunset or enjoy an active day out, the wider Auckland region has a diverse array of picnic spots.

Akl Paths 12 Jan 2023

10 parks to explore in Auckland's city centre

Did you know that there are ten parks or green spaces within one km of the Auckland Town Hall?

Summer 12 Jan 2023

Best kayaking spots for beginners

Nothing beats the serenity of being out on calm water on a sunny day, so grab some gear and enjoy a paddle at these safe, fun places to go kayaking around Tāmaki Makaurau.

Parks / Outdoors 12 Jan 2023

Three great holiday baches less than an hour south of Auckland

These baches are lovingly managed by Auckland Council, providing the perfect combination of country and coast, all barely an hour from Auckland.

Transport News

Summer Events 27 Jan 2023

Getting to Mt Smart this weekend

Plan your journey to Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road concert this weekend.

Transport 23 Dec 2022

Can I ride on the footpath? A guide to using Auckland’s paths, cycleways and bus lanes

Auckland has a growing network of cycleways, shared paths, and bus lanes that mix in with our existing roads and footpaths. With so many different types of road users using the same space, there is a real need for everyone to be considerate, slow down, and use common sense out there.

Transport 8 Dec 2022

Small pets now boarding on buses

Travelling on a bus? All of AT’s bus services are welcoming small pets in a suitable pet carrier from December 26 this year.

Transport 1 Dec 2022

AT recognizes two distinguished careers of service and dedication

After over fifty years of combined service for accessibility on public transport in Tamaki Makaurau, two of Auckland Transport’s longest serving members from the highly respected internal advisory groups are heading off to their well-deserved retirements.

Waste Updates

Waste 2 Feb 2023

What storm related waste doesn’t go in your rubbish bin and skips?

With the Big Auckland Clean Up underway after the recent flooding, we are reminding residents not to put gas bottles, rechargeable batteries, and other hazardous waste out for collection.

Waste 9 Jan 2023

Make sure these 10 items go in your recycling bin every time

Take the test and find out what items should always go in your recycling bin.

Waste 4 Jan 2023

Dispose of your tech the right way

There are valuable materials inside of electronics, and New Zealand is developing the capacity to save these items from landfill.

Environment 2 Jan 2023

Get on board – waste-wise tips for boaties

Auckland Council is appealing to boaties and leisure craft users to be waste-wise on the water this summer to conserve our oceans and coastlines.