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Auckland's Future In Progress 16 Mar 2023

Shining neon light on the regeneration of midtown

Auckland Council’s city centre programmes team will soon announce the next stage of the Midtown Regeneration programme, a series of projects preparing local streets and public spaces.

Summer 23 Feb 2023

Karangahape Road’s colourful past and bright future

With its unique atmosphere and colourful history, you'll soon discover why Auckland's Karangahape Road was named the sixth coolest street in the world.

City Centre Waterfront 22 Feb 2023

Juggling, hula hoops, frisbee games and water play come to Myers Park 

Midtown residents and visitors have heaps of great activities to enjoy on their doorstep throughout the summer months.

Summer 26 Jan 2023

Explore Auckland’s city centre this summer

Music, movies, art and more – get out and about in central Auckland and discover something new this summer.

City Centre Waterfront 24 Jan 2023

City centre residents’ survey sheds light on social disruption of last three years

Auckland Council has released the findings of its latest City Centre Resident’s Survey that highlight a continuing challenge around public safety in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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...

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 9 Dec 2022

Explore Auckland’s stunning waterfront

From uptown to downtown and beyond, there are plenty of fun and affordable activities to discover as you explore the heart of Auckland.

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.

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.

City Centre Waterfront 21 Nov 2022

Who knew? 10 cool things about Queen Street

We’re getting excited about the opening of our sparkling new Queen Street – from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street – later next month. Here are 10 curious ‘Who knew?’ moments to help kick off some nostalgia for our glorious, and sometimes enigmat...

Auckland's Future In Progress 14 Oct 2022

Auckland Council Group wins ten awards in nationwide landscape architecture awards

The Auckland Council Group - Auckland Transport, Eke Panuku, Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Auckland Council – was awarded two supreme awards, four category winner awards and four excellence awards at the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects...

People of Midtown
Development 11 Oct 2022

‘Fewer cars’ is the dream a young midtowner has for his adopted city

Undeterred by a pandemic, AUT student and young entrepreneur Ryan Chow has become a passionate Aucklander in just three years.

Auckland's Future In Progress 10 Oct 2022

Visibility of Māori expression in Auckland’s city centre makes measured steps forward

A commitment to ensure mana whenua see themselves more in our city centre’s urbanscape has been made by Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Council

People of Midtown
City Centre Waterfront 30 Aug 2022

Site engineer’s pride in the scale of accomplishment

Roseanne, one of the site engineers working for the team at Link Alliance building Te Waihorotiu Station (Aotea).

People of Midtown
Development 30 Aug 2022

People of midtown: artist Graham Tipene

Graham Tipene’s artwork can be found across Tāmaki Makaurau.