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Cultural 19 Oct 2021

Auckland’s Diwali celebrations underway

Diwali celebrations kicked off over the weekend, with the start of Auckland Diwali Festival’s 20 days of celebration in the lead up to Diwali, officially observed on 4 November this year.

Waste 5 Aug 2021

Iconic event brings zero waste to center stage

The ASB Polyfest Auckland Secondary Schools Māori & Pacific Islands Cultural Festival has succeeded in saving tonnes of waste from going into landfill.

Exhibition 4 Aug 2021

New community-led gallery now open at Auckland Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum has opened a new gallery designed to help Auckland communities share their stories.

Community 20 Jul 2021

Auckland Diwali Festival performer and stallholder applications open

Auckland Diwali Festival returns to Aotea Square and Queen Street for its 20th anniversary on 30-31 October this year. Registrations are now open for stallholders and performers for the upcoming festival, with festival organisers looking for Auckland’s best producers of Indian cuisine, crafts and performance.

14-24 year olds 28 Jun 2021

Trust charts path for rangatahi

Manurewa Local Board has supported Mā Te Huruhuru, a programme designed to help rangatahi into work or further education.

Matariki Festival 24 Jun 2021

Matariki Festival returns for 2021

Matariki Festival is back to captivate and delight Aucklanders this winter from 19 June until 11 July, with more than 80 events happening across the region.

Matariki Festival 3 Jun 2021

Iwi Manaaki for Matariki Festival 2021 announced

Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Council is delighted to be partnering with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to deliver this year’s Matariki Festival for all Aucklanders, 19 June to 11 July.

Heritage 7 Apr 2021

New museum exhibition shares diverse stories of Tāmaki Makaurau

The second stage of Auckland War Memorial Museums visitor transformation was unveiled on Wednesday 24 March when Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland opened to the public.

Community 17 Mar 2021

World of Cultures is here

Craving a cultural experience that normally requires getting on a plane?

Cultural 15 Dec 2020

Journey of Te Tiriti o Waitangi 180 years ago in lights

Aucklanders can reflect and learn about Tāmaki Makaurau’s part in the Treaty of Waitangi story as the region honours 180 years since the first historic signing this Waitangi Day.

Food / Drink 10 Nov 2020

Te Ahi Kōmau brings indigenous kai to the forefront

The inaugural Te Ahi Kōmau - Food, Fire, Festival set South Auckland alight over two-nights with soulful waiata and smokey and juicy indigenous kai bringing traditional Māori and Polynesian culture to the forefront at Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae.

Cultural 9 Nov 2020

Colours of renewal light up landmarks for Diwali Festival

Landmarks across the region will be bathed in light in celebration of Auckland Diwali Festival.

Cultural 21 Oct 2020

Auckland Diwali Festival to light up region

Auckland Diwali Festival is set to light up communities across Auckland from 27 October to 14 November, with more than 100 activities and experiences taking place at numerous local venues across the region.

Kids / Family 6 Oct 2020

Auckland Heritage Festival embraces our journeys

Celebrations of Auckland’s rich and vibrant heritage will abound in October with events across the region.

Heritage 22 Sep 2020

Auckland Heritage Festival whispers city's secrets

Auckland Heritage Festival brings multiple events - in person and online - to the region from 26 September to 11 October 2020.

Cultural 17 Sep 2020

Ko te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau e tautoko ana i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Māori Language Week kicks off on Monday 14 September with events and activities for everyone.