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Cultural 11 May 2018

A tour through time

An exclusive look at the iconic Saint James Theatre.

Cultural 28 Apr 2018

Get the inside scoop with an Auckland archaeologist

Go behind the scenes with a true archaeologist.

Arts 14 Dec 2017

Six Auckland literary sites to explore

Some of New Zealand’s greatest writers have lived in the Auckland region, including literary luminaries like Janet Frame, Hone Tuwhare, Frank Sargeson and Riemke Esling.

Heritage 13 Dec 2017

Historic yacht club steered for heritage protection

Nestled into the shoreline below Marine Parade Reserve in Herne Bay sits an important part of Auckland’s yachting heritage.

Libraries 29 Nov 2017

UNESCO recognition for two heritage collections at Auckland Libraries

Auckland Libraries’ John A. Lee Collection and J. T. Diamond Collection were inscribed onto the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand documentary heritage register.

Heritage 13 Oct 2017

QuizAKL! What's your 1900s Auckland personality?

If you'd lived in Auckland during the 1900s, what job would you have done? Take our quiz and find out!

Heritage 10 Oct 2017

QuizAKL! How well do you know Auckland's transport heritage?

Test your knowledge of Auckland's transport heritage!

Heritage 2 Oct 2017

Meet the Auckland Council Heritage Team

The Auckland Council Heritage team play an important role protecting and conserving Auckland's historic heritage for present and future generations. With the Auckland Heritage Festival kicking in the weekend, we catch up with one of our heritage gurus, Mary Kienholz.

Cycling 20 Sep 2017

How cycling helped Kiwi women win the vote

Councillor Cathy Casey looks at the way the humble bicycle empowered women in New Zealand.

Educational 29 Aug 2017

What does your street's name mean?

Auckland Libraries’ database of Auckland City Street Names gathers verified information (where available) on the origins of names, dates of formation and name changes for streets in the former Auckland City Council area.

Community 15 Aug 2017

Discover your family history at Auckland Libraries

We speak to Marie Hickey from Auckland Libraries for her tips and tricks to start your search for your ancestors.

Heritage 28 Jul 2017

Flashback: Building the Auckland Harbour Bridge

Before the Auckland Harbour Bridge was built, the North Shore was a mostly rural area of about 50,000 people, with few jobs and a growth rate half that of Auckland south of the Waitematā Harbour.

Exhibition 26 Jul 2017

Have you visited MOTAT?

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is New Zealand’s largest transport and technology museum.

Development 3 Jul 2017

Incorporating Māori design in development projects

Auckland Council’s Auckland Design Manual (ADM) has launched new Māori design case studies and a video showcasing the design process.

Heritage 19 May 2017

Celebrating our marvellous museums

Take a look at some of the wonderful things that can be explored in Auckland’s museums.

Heritage 30 Mar 2017

Information about treaty land now available on Geomaps

The new Treaty Settlements feature on the Auckland Council GIS viewer Geomaps allows for people to learn about the history of treaty land in Auckland.