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Summer 30 Nov 2022

Sizzling summer evening entertainment here for all Aucklanders

Auckland Council is pleased to announce the latest season of both Music in Parks and Movies in Parks for this summer, brining free concerts and movie screenings to a park near you.

Music 28 Sep 2022

Auckland a finalist for Best Global Music City Award

Auckland City of Music | Tāmaki Makaurau Pā Puoro is a finalist for Best Global Music City at the 3rd Annual Music Cities Awards. This follows on from last year’s win as Best Global Music Office.

Music 20 Sep 2022

Top youth talent to shine in town hall for the first time

Auckland’s best young talent will compete for top honours in the Auckland Town Hall for the first time ever. The final 26 emerged after the semifinals of Auckland Council’s Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO) talent competition took place over last weekend.

14-24 year olds 31 Aug 2022

Auckland’s top young talent battle for school pride

Top young talent from across the Tāmaki Makaurau region are competing this weekend in the semi-finals of Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO)

Food / Drink 2 May 2022

World-class arts, eats and beats are back on the menu at Elemental AKL

Auckland’s favourite mid-year festival, Elemental AKL returns this July with a sensational season of curated experiences celebrating the unique culture, cuisine, and creativity of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Film 8 Jan 2021

Entertainment for everyone with Music and Movies in Parks

Both Music in Parks and Movies in Parks are back for 2021 with an incredible line-up.

Music 16 Dec 2020

Music in Parks brings this summer’s soundtrack to parks

Some of the coolest summer beats and brooding new melodies come from the youngest talent on our Music in Parks stages this summer.

Cultural 15 Dec 2020

Journey of Te Tiriti o Waitangi 180 years ago in lights

Aucklanders can reflect and learn about Tāmaki Makaurau’s part in the Treaty of Waitangi story as the region honours 180 years since the first historic signing this Waitangi Day.

14-24 year olds 10 Nov 2020

Music tells the story of SUSO 2020

Twenty SUSO stars will perform live at Auckland Council’s 43rd Music in Parks series this summer.

Arts 21 Aug 2020

SUSO 2020 re-shaped to keep the dream alive

Stand Up Stand Out has moved quickly to re-shape its format, aiming to help keep the music dream alive for the city’s young music talent.

14-24 year olds 7 Aug 2020

Music stars join five SUSO hubs

Auckland Council enables leading lights from music industry to support young talent.

Food / Drink 3 Aug 2020

Elemental AKL returns to showcase arts, eats, beats of Auckland

Elemental AKL is back for a second time this spring, 1-31 October, to celebrate arts, eats and beats across Auckland.

14-24 year olds 13 Jul 2020

A shout-out from SUSO to schools: apply now

Auckland’s secondary school music showcase is back, but not as you know it, and is looking for entries for 2020.

Theatre / Performance 11 Jun 2020

Matariki Festival Diary: Music and Performance

Check out the Matariki Festival 2019 programme, with events running throughout Auckland until 14 July.

Arts 29 Jan 2020

$16m for beloved arts, education groups

A $16 million boost is being given to some of Auckland’s most well-loved arts, educational and rescue services.

Community 29 Nov 2019

Picnics, popstars and pōhutukawa at Music in Parks

Summer 2020 brings the biggest-ever Music in Parks series.