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Arts 30 Aug 2019

Watch: Behind the scenes with Auckland Libraries’ heritage team

Deep in the heart of Auckland’s Central City Library is a little-known treasure trove of valuable letters, photographs, and yes, books.

Behind the scenes 9 Aug 2019

Molluscs and moa bones – behind the scenes at Auckland Museum

OurAuckland goes behind the scenes with two of Auckland Museum's 300 volunteers.

Community 25 Jul 2019

Councillors vote to increase Regional Historic Heritage Grants Fund

Members of Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee were today unanimous in their support to increase the councils Regional Historic Heritage Fund, voting to increase the fund from the current $84,000 fund to an amount of up to $500,000.

Heritage 28 Jun 2019

Connecting with our Māori heritage

More chapters of the cultural heritage of the mana whenua of Tāmaki Makaurau are being acknowledged every day thanks to the work of the Māori Cultural Heritage Programme.

Heritage 27 Jun 2019

Elder statesman of Auckland heritage retires

Heritage hero George Farrant is retiring after 37 years as principal heritage advisor at Auckland Council.

Heritage 25 Jun 2019

Updated: Proposed Plan Change 26 - submission period extended

Proposed Plan Change 26 relates to the Special Character Areas Overlay of the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Exhibition 23 May 2019

Treasure trove of New Zealand’s maritime history revealed

A new exhibition at the New Zealand Maritime Museum celebrates John Street, one of the NZ's most recognised maritime identities.

Heritage 15 Apr 2019

Field of Remembrance widens our lens this Anzac Day

Vector Lights and a field of 171 commemorative crosses will form part of Anzac Day events throughout Auckland.

Cultural 14 Mar 2019

Read this month: Top Ten Matariki books

Stuck for reading inspiration? Check out our monthly list of top picks from Auckland Libraries’ collections, hand-selected by our own librarians.

Community 30 Oct 2018

Our community heritage series: The wedding gift

To finish heritage month we hear stories directly from the community.

Community 30 Oct 2018

Our community heritage series: Working on Queen Street

To celebrate our people’s history, we hear stories directly from the community.

Heritage 24 Oct 2018

Council releases discussion document on cultural heritage sector

Auckland Council releases cultural heritage sector review discussion document examining funding and governance arrangements for Auckland's five major cultural heritage institutions.

Environment 18 Oct 2018

Protecting Auckland's heritage trees

Heritage arborists West Fynn and Nick Stott keep our protected trees safe.

Educational 17 Oct 2018

The Brontë Sisters in Auckland

A long way from the wild moors of Yorkshire, discover the Brontë Sisters' first published work.

Heritage 12 Oct 2018

Then and now: Auckland in images

Stunning historic images show Auckland's transformation.

Heritage 10 Oct 2018

Stunning historical images show Auckland's transformation

Photos show Auckland's development over time.