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14-24 year olds 2 Aug 2022

What will Pukekohe look like in the future?

Eke Panuku outlines plan for town

Libraries 1 Aug 2022

Over 100 ways to bring books to life at We Read Auckland

Bring the whānau and celebrate Auckland’s readers, writers and the stories that bring us together with Ka Pānui Tātau i Tāmaki Makaurau | We Read Auckland in August.

Community 6 Jul 2022

Auckland tamariki share their favourite school holiday spots

If you’re looking to experience something new with the family in Auckland, or want to rediscover an old favourite, our six tamariki tour guides have got you covered.

Dogs 29 Jun 2022

Are you a responsible pet owner?

Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, fish fanatic or lizard lover, pets can bring great joy and companionship into our lives. 

Matariki 23 Jun 2022

Birds in the air

Matariki Festival provides great opportunities to have fun together with your loved ones thanks to the Māori tradition of kite flying.

Matariki 10 Jun 2022

Five stellar spots to see the stars this Matariki

It is time to turn your face to the north-eastern skies and peel your eyes for the constellation known as Matariki.

Matariki 9 Jun 2022

Nine ways to celebrate Matariki

As Tāmaki Makaurau gets ready for Matariki, here are nine ways you can celebrate the Māori New Year with whānau and friends - one for each star in the cluster.

Kids / Family 9 Jun 2022

Why South Head should be your next family outing

South Head boasts some of our region’s most picturesque beaches, lakes, views and paths, and a spectacular regional park to boot.

14-24 year olds 1 Jun 2022

Bob the Spraybot learns his lines!

Citycare Property's new line-marking robot proved a hit at Pukekohe North School.

Akl Paths 1 Jun 2022

Five ideas for a winter family walk

Check out these ideas for a winter hīkoi with the whānau, and some need-to-know tips before you head out there.

Cycling 2 May 2022

The best family-friendly bike rides in Auckland

Get the whole family active on one of Auckland’s fantastic bike paths. Scenic routes wind through tranquil neighbourhoods and reserves and meander along coastal areas and past playgrounds, with plenty of places to stop and picnic or play.

14-24 year olds 19 Jan 2022

Get Out & About and have fun this summer

Move over Olympic gold medallist Lisa Carrington, there’s a new bunch of kayakers in town thanks to Auckland Council’s Out & About programme.

14-24 year olds 2 Sep 2021

Upgrade on the way for Te Puru

With improved facilities on the way for Pukekohe’s Bledisloe Park, a similar upgrade has been confirmed for Te Puru Park at Beachlands.

Kids / Family 28 Jul 2021

Setting the stage for the future of play in the Waitākere Ranges area

With a growing population and a need to be able to plan for the future, a new plan to help guide future play improvements and spaces in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area has been developed.