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Heritage 31 May 2021

Auckland Museum transformation wins NZ Institute of Architects awards

The redevelopment of Auckland Museum’s South Atrium, Te Ao Mārama, has been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects at their annual Auckland Architecture Awards.

Environment 11 May 2021

Major track upgrades begin on Māngere Mountain

Significant track enhancements are about to begin on Te Pane o Mataoho / Te Ara Pueru / Māngere Mountain aimed at preserving historic pā features and providing a safer, enhanced visitor experience.

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.

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 6 Oct 2020

Auckland Heritage Festival Diary - Week Four

Explore highlights from week four of the Auckland Heritage Festival.

Heritage 5 Oct 2020

A contrast of centuries - celebrating our waterfront

Watch: A video created for Auckland Council’s Heritage Festival transports us back to Auckland’s waterfront 100 years ago, showcasing the preservation of a historic stone staircase as part of the Downtown Programme.

Heritage 2 Oct 2020

What's on during week two of Auckland Heritage Festival

Cast your mind back in time and learn about generations of famous and infamous Aucklanders, discover the stories of our oldest places and spaces and celebrate our heritage.

Heritage 2 Oct 2020

Aotea Square’s history brought to life in new game app

A new app is encouraging Aucklanders to travel back in time to discover a part of Aotea Square’s history.

Arts 23 Sep 2020

Auckland Heritage Festival – coming up in week one

Uncover the secrets and stories of Tāmaki Makaurau with multiple events - in person and online - coming to the region from 26 September to 11 October.

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.

Libraries 8 Jul 2020

Call for submissions for ‘COVID-19 - A Snapshot in Time Archive’

Be a part of history and submit your writing, photographs, drawings, videos and sounds from lockdown.

Heritage 11 Jun 2020

Step back in time with new self-guided walking tours

Two new self-guided walking tours on the AKL City Tours app encourage people to learn more about Tāmaki Makaurau’s history.

Community 9 Mar 2020

New exhibition challenges perceptions of the Pacific

Discover the people and stories of the Saltwater Realm at Waitui Ātea: Saltwater Realm.

Heritage 18 Feb 2020

Two Auckland Council Libraries heritage collections receive UNESCO heritage recognition

The earliest New Zealand land weather records and a 1900s photographic collection have been recognised as being of national significance.

Heritage 11 Dec 2019

Auckland Heritage Festival Diary - Kids and Families

Explore some of the Auckland Heritage Festival highlights for kids and families.

Libraries 3 Dec 2019

Robinson Crusoe sails into Auckland' Central City Library

Come along and see a 300-year-old copy of Robinson Crusoe at Auckland Council's Central City Library.