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Development 17 Apr 2024

New Lynn boosts housing capacity with a little help from their friends

It takes a village to enable new housing in Auckland’s growing suburbs.

Housing 4 Apr 2024

Auckland upzoning sparks more homes and improved affordability

Chief Economist Gary Blick talks about the Auckland Unitary Plan and how upzoning for greater housing capacity sees significant positive outcomes, such as substantially more new homes and improved affordability

Council news 2 Apr 2024

Wynyard Crossing Bridge preventative maintenance underway

The Wynyard Crossing Bridge is needing extensive maintenance work so it can operate more reliably and to address potential safety risks.

City Centre Waterfront 11 Mar 2024

Ancient boulders hold contemporary objects in an extraordinary new public artwork in upper Federal Street

This week residents of Federal Street (south) will see eight large boulders and placed in their street ahead of the official unveiling and light-up of the completed artwork Lost & Found in April.

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?

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.

Development 14 Dec 2023

Flagrant breaches see a total of $133,000 in fines for professionals who built an upmarket Remuera precinct

Unconsented building lands developer, builder & project manager in hot water.

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.

Mayor 27 Nov 2023

Time-of-use charging on the cards in Auckland

The aim of time-of-use charging is to reduce congestion and speed up travel times throughout the city.

Development 10 Nov 2023

'Head in the sand' and 'accident waiting to happen' costs developers hefty fines

Developers slapped with fines for breaches of the Resource Management Act

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.