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City Centre Waterfront 2 Dec 2022

‘The pav’ lights up children’s eyes by day, and smashes Instagram by night

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.

Development 30 Nov 2022

Glorious 1915 orb returns to Quay Street, a beacon for safe journeys home

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.

Development 25 Nov 2022

New Queen Street design wins praise from those backing it to thrive

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.  

City Centre Waterfront 21 Nov 2022

Who knew? 10 cool things about Queen 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.

Midtown 27 Oct 2022

First wayfinding patterns guide new Waihorotiu path in Queen Street

By mid-November when an upgraded Queen Street opens, Aucklanders will discover the city centre’s new Waihorotiu path, an innovative multi-use path next to the road carriageway for people walking or travelling at a leisurely pace on wheels. 

Council news 14 Oct 2022

New affordable rental homes for older people in Glen Eden

Much-needed, affordable rental housing for vulnerable older people opens it's doors.

Auckland's Future In Progress 14 Oct 2022

Auckland Council Group wins ten awards in nationwide landscape architecture awards

The Auckland Council Group - Auckland Transport, Eke Panuku, Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Auckland Council – was awarded two supreme awards, four category winner awards and four excellence awards at the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects awards.

Auckland's Future In Progress 12 Oct 2022

10 reasons you’ll fall in love with our city centre all over again

Aucklanders have been treated to several major transformations in the city centre in recent years. But have you seen them all? Here are some you may have missed.