Plan your own personal art tour at He Kohinga Toi and discover our city through a new lens this summer.
Fridays and Saturdays in May saw the highest consistent numbers of people coming to the city centre - Karangahape Road to the waterfront - since before Auckland’s August 2021 lockdown.
Auckland’s favourite mid-year festival, Elemental AKL returns this July with a sensational season of curated experiences celebrating the unique culture, cuisine, and creativity of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
Regional Arts and Culture Grant funding has been allocated to support Tāmaki Makaurau's arts sector.
A new creative artwork will emerge in the Nelson Street laneway just in time for Christmas.
Aucklanders are invited to an exciting schedule of free events wrapped around NZ Fashion Week, which kicks off on 24 August.
Local artists and tertiary art students have collaborated to create a new piece of large-scale art that celebrates the culture and diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Going West Festival has announced a brand-new approach to celebrating live poetry with Different Out Loud, a collection of thoughtful video collaborations between Aotearoa poets and filmmakers.
Auckland Art Gallery has released a multi-sensory and immersive virtual tour of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art enabling people everywhere to enjoy highlights of the groundbreaking exhibition.
Lockdown collaboration project to be permanent part of oral history collection for Auckland Council Libraries
A collaboration project between Auckland Libraries and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage launches a five-part podcast series today to commemorate one year since the level four lockdown.
Summer in Tāmaki Makaurau
To provide some inspiration for the warm longer days, here are 50 free activities from across the region for you to enjoy a fun-filled summer in Tāmaki Makaurau.
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.
See all articles related to Auckland Council's response to storms and flooding in the region.
Auckland Council Chief Executive Jim Stabback says that while the damage assessments and clean-up of Auckland, including much-loved open spaces and community facilities, is progressing well, Aucklanders should be aware that there’s still a lot to be done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
These baches are lovingly managed by Auckland Council, providing the perfect combination of country and coast, all barely an hour from Auckland.
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.
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.
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.
Take the test and find out what items should always go in your recycling bin.