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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.

Cultural 16 Sep 2022

Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau

Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland Council) is participating in the celebrations of the Māori language and wants to encourage all Aucklanders to join in.

Cultural 12 Sep 2022

Music helps te reo thrive in Tāmaki Makaurau

Te reo champion Stacey Morrison celebrates embracing Māori language through music and waiata in Tāmaki Makaurau.

14-24 year olds 1 Sep 2022

Tuia rangatahi go to the top

Tuia rangatahi have met with the Mayor, Councillors and senior managers.

Community 23 Jun 2022

Manurewa seniors gather for Matariki

Manurewa Seniors Network members gathered recently to acknowledge Matariki.

Auckland's Future In Progress 10 Jun 2022

Auckland’s city centre reaches for the stars

As  Matariki rises above the horizon in the north-eastern skies of Tāmaki Makaurau, the whāriki / welcome mat at Te Komititanga will be laid out and Matariki ki te Manawa - Matariki at the heart – will begin. 

Cultural 2 Nov 2021

Heritage shelter repurposed to promote te taiao

The Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Forum and Auckland Council are partnering together to give a Category B heritage shelter a new purpose through promoting te taiao (the natural environment) and providing environmental education.

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.