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Educational 15 Apr 2016

Council scoops major award for upskilling building control staff

An innovative on-the-job training programme to upskill building control officers to a national qualification has won a top award for Auckland Council at the 2016 Society of Local Government Managers New Zealand (SOLGM) excellence awards.

Environment 13 Apr 2016

Watch what happens to your inorganics collection

Find out what happens to your inorganics collection.

Cultural 11 Apr 2016

Māori phrase of the week

Each week we bring you some new rerenga (sentences) and kupu (words) so you can practise your kōrero Māori.

Kids / Family 8 Apr 2016

Zoo Tales: Nose + horn = rhinos

In this week’s Zoo Tales, Auckland Zoo keeper Henry introduces Mtoto, one of our male rhinos.

Food / Drink 8 Apr 2016

Obesity rates drop for some Auckland kids

Auckland Council-backed Healthy Auckland Together coalition reports a drop in the proportion of obese Māori and Pacific Island boys.

Development 8 Apr 2016

Māori urban design expert joins the council

This week Auckland Council welcomed new staff member Phil Wihongi. Phil joins the council as the Mana Whenua Urban Design Principal Specialist for the Auckland Design Office. OurAuckland caught up with Phil to find out about his background and what the role entails.

Community 1 Apr 2016

Zoo Tales: A flamboyance of flamingos

Long necks, ankles halfway up their legs, pink plumage and noisy squawks - watch to find out why zoo keeper Sarah loves everything about our flock of flamingos!

Cultural 1 Apr 2016

100 years ago: The battle underground

On 11 October 1915, the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company assembled at the Avondale Racecourse en route to the Western Front.

Environment 31 Mar 2016

Auckland: Where Brown is green

Livability means sustainability is high on Auckland’s agenda with the recent appointment of a Chief Sustainability Officer among other initiatives.

Environment 31 Mar 2016

Get involved in a community programme

Did you know Auckland Council has a number of great environmental programmes available in your local community?

Community 30 Mar 2016

Skye’s vision for Auckland

New-York based Kiwi and Global Street Cities Designer Skye Duncan was recently in Auckland headlining Auckland Conversations for her presentation on Changing Streets to Change the World.

Cultural 29 Mar 2016

Māori phrase of the week

Each week we bring you some new rerenga (sentences) and kupu (words) so you can practise your kōrero Māori.

Business / Economy 21 Mar 2016

Universal Design: what is it and how can it help us?

OurAuckland sits down with Claire Wilson, Auckland Design Office’s Principal Specialist, to find out more about universal design

Transport 21 Mar 2016

Tertiary student? Save on travel

If you're a full-time tertiary student, you could save at least 35 per cent off public transport*. Apply for a tertiary discount on your AT HOP card now.

Cultural 21 Mar 2016

Māori phrase of the week

Each week we bring you some new rerenga (sentences) and kupu (words) so you can practise your kōrero Māori.

Community 14 Mar 2016

Māori phrase of the week

Practise your te reo Māori each week with a new phrase.