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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.

Summer 11 Dec 2023

Your city centre refresh is calling

We invite you to reset your summer with a stroll through our city centre. Make a day of it and discover what’s new since you were here last.

Development 1 Dec 2023

Discover the magic where Queen Street meets the sea

It’s the coveted spot in New Zealand’s Monopoly boardgame. It’s New Zealand’s premier street. It fires up the passion of Aucklanders. It’s a dynamic place. And the lower end of Queen Street is all shiny and new and ready for you to visit.

City Centre Waterfront 1 Dec 2023

Channelling Melbourne, our laneways are flourishing this 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.

Auckland's Future In Progress 27 Nov 2023

8 fun ways for kids to play at Wynyard Quarter

Let your kids’ imaginations run wild with endless ways to play at Wynyard Quarter.

Arts 8 Nov 2023

Tessa Harris helps shape public spaces in Tāmaki Makaurau with her art

From Karangahape Road to Te Wānanga on Quay Street, Tessa Harris (Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki) walks around Auckland and sees an increasing amount of her own art and that of fellow Māori artists embedded in the city’s architecture and prominent places.

Educational 13 Sep 2023

Immersive cultural and environmental education space on the waterfront opens to the public

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Council have partnered to deliver Te Wharekura, a project which celebrates the cultural richness of Te Waitematā, and aims to inspire its protection.

Heritage 27 Jul 2023

Memorial Beacon shines again

Find out about the illuminating history of Auckland's WWI Memorial Beacon, six months on from its return home to Quay Street

City Centre Waterfront 27 Jun 2023

Matariki ki te Manawa 2023 – city centre highlights

From 11 to 22 July, Matariki Festival will fill Tāmaki Makaurau with learning experiences, lighting splendour, storytelling, kōrero, music, art and much more.

City Centre Waterfront 1 May 2023

Wander through Auckland’s historic laneways

From foodie faves to architectural delights, central Auckland’s laneways can take you in a new direction.

Community 19 Apr 2023

May is Africa Month: ‘Afrika is everywhere, Afrika is all of us’

With support from the city centre targeted rate, Auckland Council is providing a platform for the food, fashion, art, dance and music of Aucklanders whose roots are found in the richly colourful cultures of the African continent.

Development 28 Mar 2023

North Wharf site in Wynyard Quarter to go to market

Over the last decade, Wynyard Quarter has continued to develop into the welcoming neighbourhood you see today, but it’s not finished yet. The coming decade will continue to see the plan for rest of the precinct come to life.

Development 27 Mar 2023

Construction process for Te Hā Noa set to begin on 11 April

Te Hā Noa, a renewed Victoria Street, is the next big project in Auckland Council’s Midtown Regeneration programme.