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Beaches 22 Apr 2022

Wilderness returns to Waitākere Ranges in time for Anzac weekend

On Friday 22 April the Gibbons, Muir and Pararaha Valley tracks in the Waitākere Ranges will be officially re-opened.

Beaches 6 Apr 2022

Auckland’s best beach-hopping day walks

Summer might be slowly drawing to a close, but there’s still time to explore Auckland’s sandy bays and sparkling water before the weather cools down.

Parks / Outdoors 28 Mar 2022

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.

Beaches 2 Dec 2021

More beaches to swim at this summer

Long term safety warnings at a number of Auckland swimming spots have been lifted following work by Auckland Council and Watercare’s Safe Networks programme.

Beaches 10 Sep 2021

New vehicle management measures for Muriwai Beach

Auckland Council’s Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee has approved the introduction of a range of measures to better manage and control motorised vehicles accessing Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach.

Parks / Outdoors 12 Aug 2021

New Long Bay parkland to complete Heritage Protection Area

Over 3000 square metres of coveted land adjoining Long Bay Regional Park has been purchased by Auckland Council, completing the 18-hectare Heritage Protection Area.

Environment 10 Mar 2021

Connecting with our seas during Seaweek

Aucklanders have an appreciation of their environment and enjoy a strong connection to the sea. But with enjoyment comes a sense of responsibility.

Beaches 23 Feb 2021

Prediction and planning – coastal erosion in Tāmaki Makaurau

Updated information about coastal erosion and coastal hazards is now available.

Environment 2 Feb 2021

Another piece of the stormwater puzzle arrives in Auckland

The St Marys Bay water quality project reaches another milestone with the arrival of a 460m long marine outlet pipe.

Beaches 18 Dec 2020

Dotterels turn around declining numbers, for now

The plucky northern New Zealand dotterel has seen a turnaround in fortune as numbers increase steadily in the region.

Dogs 7 Dec 2020

Top beaches and reserves to walk your dog in this summer

With summer in full swing, it's time for you and your four-legged friend to get out and feel the sand under your paws.

Beaches 3 Dec 2020

Best Auckland beaches to explore this summer

We’ve picked some of our favourite beaches to visit while the weather is warm.

Beaches 7 Aug 2020

Safeswim takes another international award

Global Water Intelligence today awarded Auckland Council’s Safeswim programme a coveted Global Water Award.

Environment 26 May 2020

Ambitious goals for ailing Hauraki Gulf

The Hauraki Gulf Forum yesterday adopted an updated set of ambitious goals for the Gulf.

Beaches 14 May 2020

Co-Chairs to lead Hauraki Gulf Forum

Hauraki Gulf Forum appoints co-chairs to lead the way.

Parks / Outdoors 19 Mar 2020

100 ways to maintain your well-being with parks

Parks are an incredible way to improve our well-being, so here are 100 ideas to get you started.