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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.

Educational 27 Mar 2017

Online Cenotaph a living memorial

Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Online Cenotaph is a living memorial to those who served Aotearoa New Zealand during times of international conflict.

Heritage 27 Feb 2017

Auckland in pictures: now and then

To celebrate the Auckland Heritage Festival last year, we sent our photographer out and about to capture the changing face of Auckland.

Heritage 31 Jan 2017

Fancy a fright this Friday the 13th?

So, have you heard the story about the Newton Ghost?

Community 11 Jan 2017

Discover these heritage sites in our city

The Auckland region is a treasure trove of heritage gems, and the long heady days of summer are a wonderful time to explore them.

Community 6 Dec 2016

Ancient places and new plans

Fourteen more sites around Auckland will have recognition and protection as places that mana whenua of Tāmaki Makarau regard as culturally and historically significant.

Arts 13 Oct 2016

Sir George Grey Special Collections

The Sir George Grey Special Collections contain over 500,000 images of New Zealand from the 1840s to the present day.

Heritage 3 Oct 2016

St James – the show goes on

It’s the last New Zealand theatre of its kind, holds pride of place in the centre of Auckland, and now the story of restoring the St James Theatre will be told to hundreds of people.

Cultural 30 Jul 2016

Kadimah students learn about their whakapapa

Kadimah students have been finding out about their whakapapa at Auckland Libraries.

Arts 19 Jul 2016

Searching for Gottfried Lindauer portraits

It is estimated there are more than 100 original paintings by the prolific 19th-century portraitist yet to be discovered.

Arts 7 Jun 2016

Heritage hero honoured

A life spent preserving our historical past.

Community 27 Apr 2016

How we marked Anzac Day over the past century

A century on, how have commemorations changed on this significant national day?

Heritage 26 Apr 2016

Shining a light on local history

Ōrākei Local Board is restoring three concrete searchlight emplacements on Tāmaki Drive, opposite the Tāmaki Yacht Club.

Community 18 Apr 2016

The Anzac biscuit has a history of its own

The truth about the mighty Anzac biscuit may surprise you.

Development 4 Apr 2016

Design case study: The future of inner-city living

Beaumont Quarter, across from Victoria Park, is on a site previously used for a gasworks. The prime location has since been transformed into a unique and compact living quarters that effectively utilises space and plays on the varying levels of te...

Cultural 9 Mar 2016

Introducing Auckland Council's Māori heritage team

Auckland Council is committed to the appropriate protection of tangata whenua’s taonga, sites and places of cultural and historic heritage to avoid further deterioration or loss of the region’s fascinating Māori footprint.