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Cultural 19 Jan 2024

Waterfront market celebrates Pacific culture and talent

The inaugural Moana Oceania Mākete will bring a taste of Pasifika culture to the waterfront.

Cultural 18 Sep 2023

2023’s Auckland Heritage Festival reminds us of the times we took a stand

The theme of this year’s Auckland Heritage Festival, which runs from 23 September - 8 October, is Peace, Love and Protest.

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.

Community 9 Aug 2023

Loss of Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua kaumaatua George Flavell will be deeply felt

Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua kaumaatua George Flavell has passed away.

14-24 year olds 21 Jul 2023

Young leaders show the way in fight to enhance the health of Manukau Harbour

Young people are taking a hands-on role in preserving the Manukau Harbour.

14-24 year olds 20 Jul 2023

Clubs already winners as World Cup kicks off

With just hours before the Football Ferns kicked off against Norway to launch the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Auckland councillor Daniel Newman says many clubs across the city, including at Papakura, are already winners.

14-24 year olds 26 Jun 2023

Young environmental leaders step up

Young environmental leaders have attended a sustainability wānanga.

Matariki 15 Jun 2023

Aucklanders share their Matariki celebrations

Matariki Festival ki Tāmaki Makaurau is on its way, so get amongst the action happening in your community and take the time to reflect, celebrate and look to the future.

Community 16 Mar 2023

Three ways to experience different cultures in Auckland

Check out these great ways to experience Auckland's incredible cultural diversity across the region.

Community 9 Mar 2023

Cultural festival returns to celebrate Auckland’s diversity

Auckland Council’s World of Cultures returns this month to celebrate the incredible cultural diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Cultural 25 Jan 2023

Multicultural celebrations are on again - Diversity Festival is back

One of Tāmaki Makaurau’s most iconic festivals is back. After a three-year break, Diversity Festival returns on Saturday 4 March to Hayman Park in Manukau.

Community 16 Jan 2023

Tāmaki Makaurau prepares to host the ‘Olympics’ of kapa haka, Te Matatini Festival

From 22 February 2023, Tāmaki Makaurau will come alive with vibrant sights and sounds of the biggest kapa haka event in the Māori calendar, Te Matatini.

Community 5 Dec 2022

South's local boards unite on Māori journey

Auckland's five southern boards have come together to gain a better understanding of issues facing Māori within their areas.

Cultural 7 Oct 2022

‘Renewal of life’: Auckland’s Diwali Festival is back

The Auckland Diwali Festival returns to Aotea Square and Queen Street on 8-9 October so get your friends and whānau along to celebrate this special event.

Arts 3 Oct 2022

Supporting our vibrant arts and culture sector

Auckland Council’s Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee has approved 28 applications for grants totalling $422,546 through round one of the 2022/2023 Regional Arts and Culture grants programme.

14-24 year olds 29 Sep 2022

Manurewa kapa haka group to travel to Italy

A group of young Manurewa residents have been awarded local board funding to help them travel to Italy for a cultural festival.