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Heritage 12 May 2022

Red letter day as Shadbolt House writers retreat takes step forward

Sixteen years in the making, Shadbolt House in Titirangi has taken a step toward becoming a writers retreat following a decision by Waitākere Ranges Local Board.

Development 21 Jan 2022

New homes and preserved heritage for New Lynn

A part of New Lynn’s rich history and the development of new homes for the neighbourhood has been secured by Eke Panuku Development Auckland.

Heritage 5 Nov 2021

MOTAT to be the new home for the Auckland Dockline Tram

Ten years on from Wynyard Quarter opening up as Auckland’s newest waterfront neighbourhood, the Planning Committee has endorsed the recommendation of the Eke Panuku Board to move the Wynyard Quarter tram to MOTAT.

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.

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.