Hero image

News

Arts

Arts 30 Aug 2019

Watch: Behind the scenes with Auckland Libraries’ heritage team

Deep in the heart of Auckland’s Central City Library is a little-known treasure trove of valuable letters, photographs, and yes, books.

Arts 30 Aug 2019

SUSO uncovers Auckland’s top young talent

More than a thousand emerging musicians and dancers converged on Ōtara Music Arts Centre this August to test themselves at heats and semi-finals.

Arts 22 Aug 2019

A place to paint – celebrating Colin McCahon

This August, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki marks the centenary of the birth of Colin McCahon with a unique consideration of his relationship with the city.

Arts 13 Aug 2019

Culturally inspired woven designs to feature on Fashion Week catwalk

Māori culture, history and sustainability intertwine as two of NZ's renowned Māori designers present collections during New Zealand Fashion Week.

Music 12 Aug 2019

Students compete for talent show glory

More than 1000 secondary school students from across Auckland will compete in Auckland Council's Stand Up Stand Out youth music and dance competition.

14-24 year olds 5 Aug 2019

Helping children’s creativity shine

The Creative Communities Scheme is calling for applications for 2019/2020. The funding round closes on 30 August 2019.

Arts 31 Jul 2019

Spotlight on sustainability during NZ Fashion Week

This year’s New Zealand Fashion Week and Fashion Weekend showcase sustainability, diversity and creativity with a variety of activities designed to please the most style-savvy Aucklanders.

Heritage 27 Jun 2019

Elder statesman of Auckland heritage retires

Heritage hero George Farrant is retiring after 37 years as principal heritage advisor at Auckland Council.

14-24 year olds 19 Jun 2019

Enter Auckland’s premier school music and dance competition

Don’t miss your chance to compete in Stand Up Stand Out – one of Auckland’s biggest performing arts contests.

Sports / Leisure 4 Jun 2019

Get together and #SnapAKL this February to win

Take part in an Auckland scavenger hunt for your chance to win our grand prize.

Arts 6 May 2019

Funding announced for stories, dance and Auckland’s creative arts

Auckland Council's Community Development and Safety Committee approves $324,538 for regional arts and culture at its April meeting.

Arts 1 Apr 2019

Artists selected for regional park residency

Two artists have been selected for the Artist in Residence programme to produce artwork inspired by Whatipū.

Arts 27 Mar 2019

Auckland’s vibrancy enhanced through sport, art and culture

Auckland Council's Community Development and Safety Committee allocates $192,000 to 17 organisations for a wide-range of regional events.

Arts 14 Mar 2019

Impressive Matariki Festival line-up to light up your winter

Matariki Festival returns with an exciting line-up of more than 100 events region-wide from 30 June to 22 July.

Arts 14 Mar 2019

Discover the stars of Matariki and how to spot them!

The rise of the Matariki star cluster is an important time in the Māori calendar as it signifies the Māori New Year.

Community 14 Mar 2019

Voyage the stars with Auckland Libraries this Matariki

Explore over 100 free events, activities and workshops at libraries across the region this Matariki.