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.
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.
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.
Top young talent from across the Tāmaki Makaurau region are competing this weekend in the semi-finals of Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO)
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.
Both Music in Parks and Movies in Parks are back for 2021 with an incredible line-up.
Some of the coolest summer beats and brooding new melodies come from the youngest talent on our Music in Parks stages this summer.
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.
Elemental AKL is back for a second time this spring, 1-31 October, to celebrate arts, eats and beats across Auckland.
Facing the prospect of further dry summers, Auckland Council has established 21 permanent community water sites around rural Auckland to help mitigate the situation and assist with future drought management. A further ten sites are to be added when the project is complete.
Franklin Local Board has granted landowner approval for an Auckland University researcher to pick leaves and take samples from rare streblus banksii trees. The project is part of a thesis looking into the genetic and morphological diversity of the species in the Auckland region to better conserve it.
Auckland Council’s 1080 programme in the Hunua Ranges area has reached an important milestone with parkland reopening after the final bait application with the Hunua Ranges, Waharau and Whakatiwai regional parks reopening on Sunday 13 November.
Affectionately called ‘the pav’ and described as a festive chess board, Santa’s kaleidoscope and a rainbow Parthenon, the Christmas pavilion in place at the lower end of Queen Street – at Te Komititanga square - is turning heads and captivating hearts.
The WW1 Memorial Beacon, recently returned to the northern side of Quay Street, is the earliest known built monument to the Great War to be erected in New Zealand.
25 November 2022 marks a significant milestone in the life of Queen Street, as the upgrades from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street are complete, and Aucklanders and visitors can experience a more people-friendly, green and spacious street.
We’re getting excited about the opening of our sparkling new Queen Street – from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street – later next month. Here are 10 curious ‘Who knew?’ moments to help kick off some nostalgia for our glorious, and sometimes enigmatic, premier street.
Parks and Playgrounds
Tāmaki Makaurau is packed with amazing parks and playgrounds, pools, pathways, and cultural attractions. Accessibility should be no barrier to enjoying these, so if you’re looking for ideas for a big weekend in Auckland, check out our suggestions.
So, you’ve earned your beginner’s camping badges. Now it’s time to head off the beaten track and try some of Auckland’s most idyllic and secluded camping spots.
After over fifty years of combined service for accessibility on public transport in Tamaki Makaurau, two of Auckland Transport’s longest serving members from the highly respected internal advisory groups are heading off to their well-deserved retirements.
We spoke with Auckland Transport Environment Programme Director, Dr. Cathy Bebelman about five practical targets that AT has set for protecting and restoring our environment for future generations.
Auckland Transport and Fullers360 are delighted to celebrate the two-year anniversary of electric buses on Waiheke Island.
In just eight years’ time, transport systems across Auckland will look vastly different. Roads will be less congested, more residents will be biking, walking or using public transport, and our carbon emissions will no longer feature near the top of the OECD’s worst offender’s list.
Auckland Council’s Ngā Hapori Momoho / Thriving Communities Grants, formerly known as the Regional Community Development Grants, are open, with $295,000 available to support community-led projects that help build inclusive and vibrant communities.
Find out about the rules for freedom camping in the Auckland region.
Positions on Auckland's District Licensing Committee are now open.
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland has lost one of its most passionate and highly respected advocates with the sudden passing of Mark Franklin, Chair of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.