21 January 2019
Vector Lights on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge is celebrating its first birthday this Auckland Anniversary Weekend with a replay of last year’s dazzling opening light show.
22 November 2018
Looking for healthy recipes for you and your family. Julie Busckley is a coach and chef with the Diabetes Clinic.
9 October 2018
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment released today (2pm Monday 8 October NZTime). With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand-in-hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said today.
4 October 2018
It has been a successful year for Auckland Council’s Animal Management team, which works hard every day to keep both Aucklanders and dogs safe in across the region.
2 October 2018
Lack of exercise is putting pressure on the health of many Kiwis, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.
13 September 2018
Auckland Council’s Cecilia Tse won the risk management professional of the year award while the council’s risk team won the excellence in developing capability in risk management award at RiskNZ’s annual awards in Auckland last night.
15 August 2018
A New Zealand boxing-fitness expert is urging Kiwis with chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s to lead more physically active lives and start boxing.
21 June 2018
Tests on a kauri tree in Chelsea Estate Heritage Park on Auckland’s North Shore have shown that it does not have kauri dieback disease.
20 June 2018
Tomorrow is international yoga day and yoga is surging in popularity all around New Zealand, while organised sport is in decline, Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.
12 June 2018
Auckland Council’s latest plan for managing waste is a step closer to the region’s goal of becoming zero-waste by 2040 with increased priorities for advocacy, product stewardship, strengthening residential collection options and addressing illegal dumping issues.
11 June 2018
I was raised on Hongoeka Marae. One of the first things I learnt while growing up in my community is you get more respect being humble than you do 'showing off'.
11 June 2018
The star of Auckland’s winter season, the Matariki Festival, returns with an exciting line-up of more than 100 events region-wide from 30 June to 22 July; from an evocative dawn karakia, to captivating kapa haka, a street party, family kite-flying events, lighting shows and cultural events across Auckland. All in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year.
8 June 2018
Auckland Council, Regional Facilities Auckland and Speedway Promotions Limited (SPL) will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that proposes Colin Dale Park in Wiri as the future home of Speedway in Auckland.
5 June 2018
Following significant levels of public interest, Auckland Council has adopted the Auckland Plan 2050.
3 June 2018
In a recent Employment Relations Authority case an employer has been found to have unjustifiably dismissed their employee after the employee questioned why his wages were not paid on time.
30 May 2018
Being active during childhood helps with brain development and leads to lower rates of degenerative diseases later in life, a national exercise expert says.
Auckland Art Gallery’s new chatbot demonstrates art-ificial intelligence to give new access to 17,000 artworks
18 May 2018
To mark International Museums Day on Friday 18 May, and ahead of next week’s Techweek NZ, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki today launches a new chatbot through Facebook Messenger.
19 April 2018
In collaboration with the RSA, Auckland’s Harbour Bridge is set to join more than 80 events across the region in paying tribute those who served their country in WWI and other conflicts.
6 April 2018
New Zealand’s umbrella rural health organisation will move to shut down if it does not receive government funding next week.
27 March 2018
Applications open April 1 for Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF), which funds great ideas for reducing waste to landfill.
Businesses, iwi/Māori and education/community groups can apply for up to $5000 towards their project.
7 March 2018
From Monday 26 March work will start on reconfiguring the summit road entrance off Olive Grove and installing a new automated gate. The work will take around four to six weeks to complete. Safe access for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout this period.
13 February 2018
Kiwis should think seriously about their heart and their loved one tomorrow on Valentine’s Day, a leading New Zealand health expert says.
Heart diseases is the single biggest killer of New Zealanders. Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease and cardiovascular disease accounts for 30 percent of Kiwi deaths every year. The Heart Foundation says many of the deaths are preventable.
13 February 2018
Work begins this week on returning the tihi (summit) of Takarunga / Mt Victoria to a vehicle-free space.
The tihi and the summit road will be permanently closed to all private motor vehicles including motorbikes and scooters from 1 March 2018. Parking spaces at the Kerr Street entrance to the maunga will have parking time limits enforced from 1 April to help ensure all visitors have equal parking opportunity.
12 February 2018
The demand for portable operating departments to ease hospital surgical strain is growing substantially, Mobile Health chief executive Mark Eager says.
Over the Christmas break, Mobile Health’s surgical bus unit was busy working in Auckland at the Counties District Health Board as an extra theatre helping them to get through their elective surgery lists, Eager says.
8 February 2018
An award-winning actor, a member of Fly My Pretties, a Shortland St star, an international Pop-Up Globe performer and a high school graduate making her theatre debut are among the cast just announced for the world premiere season of Hone Kouka’s stunning new work, Bless the Child.
2 February 2018
Four hours of live music, food and market stalls is set for the ‘Love Your Maunga’ event at Māngere Mountain, 11am to 3pm on Saturday 17 February.
31 January 2018
Finish your summer under the stars with New Zealand’s own musical star, singer-songwriter Tami Neilson.
29 January 2018
The New Zealand 2017 personal trainer of the year winner has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, pleading for more government input to help Kiwi school children get fitter.
26 January 2018
Auckland Council's new information bike will be out at popular events bringing Aucklanders up to speed on plans for the city centre’s development.
23 January 2018
Experience Kiwi camping at its finest this summer by trying out Auckland Council’s new glamping tents.
Furnished canvas bell tents are now available at the Ōrewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, Martins Bay Holiday Park and Wenderholm Regional Park for those wanting a hassle-free camping experience with comfort in amazing locations.
16 January 2018
Haere mai ki te rā whakanui i te Tiriti o Waitangi ka tū ki Manukau.
Join the fun and celebrate our national day at Auckland Council’s Waitangi ki Manukau, a free event for the family on Tuesday 6 February in Hayman Park, Manukau.
15 December 2017
Vector and Auckland Council are very happy to announce we have found the bright young sparks who will get to ‘flick the switch’ to turn on Vector Lights this Anniversary Weekend!
13 December 2017
The national surgical bus, possibly the only one of its type in the world, is looking for a significant change next year to keep up with demands and with high technology.
9 December 2017
My advice is that we need to take extra special care of ourselves in the lead up to and during our period. At this time our body is working extra hard to clear out the lining of the uterus that it was hoping would be a nice nest for an embryo. Our immune system is challenged at this time; we feel extra tired, achy and more cold than usual, so it's common sense to take extra care and rest more. Moderate exercise is good especially just before your period and can help reduce cramping.
8 December 2017
Auckland's average temperature is predicted to increase by up to 3.75C by 2110 if global greenhouse gas emissions continue on their current path.
6 December 2017
Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee voted on 5 December to close several high-and medium-risk tracks in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park to limit the spread of kauri dieback disease.
27 November 2017
Grab your chilly bin and get your picnic blanket ready as there’s an unmissable line-up of free outdoor music and movies coming to a park near you this summer.
23 November 2017
Ventia is aware that the inadequacy of mowing and gardening of parks in Auckland has been a concern for many residents and ratepayers.
1 November 2017
The Buildx project by WikiHouse Foundation has been announced as one of three winners in the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition. Selected from a total of nearly 800 entries from more than 40 countries, the project was awarded a €50,000 prize at the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 26 October.
27 October 2017
Auckland Council has approved funding for a variety of community initiatives for the purposes of community development, cultural initiatives and the arts through the latest funding rounds for the 2017/18 financial year.
28 September 2017
Auckland Council and Airbnb are encouraging Aucklanders to work together in the event of an emergency and look after others in need.
20 September 2017
Auckland Council is reminding dog owners around the region that it only accepts payment for dog registrations directly, not through third parties.
20 September 2017
Auckland Council has been globally recognised by the C40 Cities Awards 2017 as one of the most innovative councils in the world for climate change action.
20 September 2017
The Auckland Arts Festival will move from a biennial to an annual event, following a recommendation at Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee.
19 September 2017
The newly reestablished kiwi population introduced into the Hunua Ranges earlier this year has suffered a setback, with three of the birds being lost as prey to a ferret.
8 September 2017
The word ‘cash’ has a very different meaning now than it did a few decades ago but it is still a vital part of a financial plan. Cash provides liquidity; that is, money when you need it. Liquidity can take many different forms. It can be notes and coin, bank deposits, credit – such as revolving credit mortgage or a credit card – or a financial asset that can be quickly and easily sold, such as bonus bonds, corporate bonds, or shares. Ideally liquid assets should be available immediately if required, with no cost or risk of loss of value associated with access to the funds.
6 September 2017
Auckland Council approved the next stage to improve and develop Auckland’s city centre and waterfront for greater public use at yesterday’s Planning Committee.
24 August 2017
Auckland Council’s Governing Body voted to keep the status quo on Easter Sunday trading in the Auckland region and not develop a policy to allow more shops to open on Easter Sunday.
24 August 2017
Auckland Council has awarded $453,000 in grants to 32 events across Auckland thanks to its Regional Event Fund.
21 August 2017
The first ever single integrated maintenance contract for the Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) of Tāmaki Makaurau is now in place, with the taonga (treasures) that are the maunga at the heart of the new approach. The successful single provider for the five year contract is Recreational Services Limited.
16 August 2017
Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management has changed its name and is now known as Auckland Emergency Management.
5 August 2017
Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has today opened a new specialist mental health facility at the Mason Clinic in Auckland.
4 August 2017
Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee will next week consider how the council can and should address homelessness issues in the region and its options for doing so.
2 August 2017
Auckland Council’s Planning Committee yesterday received a review on the Auckland Housing Accord and requested a review of all Special Housing Areas to ascertain the number of affordable homes provided.
19 July 2017
Auckland, New Zealand, July 18, 2017 – Mason Lino will play his first NRL match in almost two years replacing injured halfback Shaun Johnson for the Vodafone Warriors’ 20th-round NRL encounter with the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Saturday night (7.30pm local time; 9.30pm NZT).
14 July 2017
The last few years before you stop working are crucial for setting yourself up for a fantastic retirement. They need careful planning to achieve your goals. Of course, with more people now working past the age of 65 it is not always possible to plan towards a specific retirement date. Here are the most important things to do.
11 July 2017
A spa pool at the Auckland Council-owned Onehunga War Memorial Pool and Leisure Centre has been closed following the detection of legionella bacteria.
7 July 2017
Cawthron Foundation and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) have launched a new scholarship for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. The scholarship, 'Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi', is valued at $5,500 and will be available for the first time this coming 2017/2018 summer.
5 July 2017
University of Canterbury researchers looking into strategies for addressing dyslexia and related language learning disabilities have been awarded $350,000 in funding by the National Science Challenge, A Better Start, in partnership with the child health research charity Cure Kids.
26 June 2017
The announcement by Auckland Council Environment and Community Committee Chair Penny Hulse was made at Auckland’s first Pestival – an event attended by 400 Aucklanders celebrating the role of community groups and volunteers in eradicating pests and protecting the environment.
21 June 2017
Auckland, New Zealand, June 20, 2017 – Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has made two personnel changes and a positional swap for Friday night’s 16th-round NRL clash against Canterbury-Bankstown at Mount Smart Stadium (8.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Suzuki).
16 June 2017
South Auckland artist Ema Tavola will be the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence for 2017.
8 June 2017
To celebrate Māori New Year, Aucklanders will see landmarks across their city illuminated in an orange halo.
8 June 2017
Feedback on Auckland Council’s options on Easter Sunday trading rules closes on Sunday 11 June - make sure you have your say.
29 May 2017
New Open Polytechnic degree will benefit disability sector
Help make New Zealand a non-disabling society. Get a Degree in Social Health and Wellbeing (Disability Major) with flexible study that fits around your life. Apply now. Enrollments for Trimester 2 close 31 May!
The disability sector in New Zealand is undergoing significant change”, says Dr Raymond Young, Head of School of Health and Social Sciences at Open Polytechnic. “Key to this transformation is a growing demand from disabled people and their families and whanau for greater choice and control over their lives.
24 May 2017
On Saturday, May 20th, two talented Otahuhu College writers performed excerpts from their work at the Auckland Writers Festival in the Aotea Centre in central Auckland.
18 May 2017
Emergency ambulance crews are under greater pressure in remote areas of New Zealand as ambulance staff should provide more robust emergency response services, a rural health leader says.
17 May 2017
One of New Zealand’s leading Maori health companies, Navilluso, has again been recognised for its enormous work helping people’s health all over New Zealand.
17 May 2017
Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee has today approved a potential partnership with an Auckland high school which could set a precedent for cooperation between the council and schools across Auckland.
14 May 2017
This weekend the largest ever ransomware attack in the world has been hitting computer systems of private and public organisations in hundreds of countries, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.
12 May 2017
Auckland Council wants to know what people that live and work in the Auckland region think about changing shop trading rules to allow more businesses to open on Easter Sunday.
9 May 2017
Auckland, New Zealand, May 09, 2017 – Kieran Foran today announced he will leave the Vodafone Warriors at the end of the 2017 season to be closer to his two children in Sydney.
2 May 2017
The Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) says Kiwis with mental health illnesses should be encouraged to exercise but it advises against starting off with extravagant exercise regimes.
28 April 2017
Auckland, New Zealand, April 28, 2017 – AnchorShaun Johnson has today committed his future with the Vodafone Warriors until the end of the 2019 NRL season after signing a new two-year contract.
28 April 2017
With Kiwi centre Solomone Kata injured (hamstring), the experienced Blake Ayshford has been switched to his spot with the 21-year-old Nicoll-Klokstad listed to start on the right wing after outstanding displays for the club’s unbeaten Intrust Super Premiership side.
27 April 2017
A plan to revitalise and further develop Auckland’s only geothermal reserve will be released 1 May for public feedback.
18 April 2017
A Queenstown based artist is just about finished her fourth giant mural on a five-city New Zealand pollution awareness tour dubbed; New Zealand’s Worth Loving.
18 April 2017
Auckland, New Zealand, April 18, 2017 – Ben Matulino’s comeback moves a step closer with his inclusion in the extended 21-man squad for the Vodafone Warriors’ traditional Anzac Day NRL clash against the Storm at AMII Park in Melbourne next Tuesday (7.00pm kick-off local time; 9.00pm NZT).
13 April 2017
A four month long procurement process has identified innovative suppliers for council maintenance services.
13 April 2017
Cyclone Cook is skirting the eastern side of the Auckland region, likely bringing brief heavy rain and wind to Waiheke, Great Barrier Island and the south eastern coastal areas of Beachlands, Maraetai, Clevedon and Hunua.
11 April 2017
Auckland, New Zealand, April 11, 2017 – Blake Ayshford will mark his 29th birthday with his 150th career appearance while prop James Gavet has been named in the starting line-up for the Vodafone Warriors’ seventh-round NRL encounter with the Raiders at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off local time; 7.30pm NZT).
10 April 2017
The future shape of Auckland Council’s network of community libraries has been unveiled today with the release of a new model that will respond to the changing needs of Aucklanders.
6 April 2017
Aucklanders are being reminded to avoid swimming at beaches across the region for up to 72 hours following severe rainfall.
5 April 2017
It’s hardly big news that a ground-breaking, game-changing virtual digital health business, Navilluso, has reached the finals in two innovative categories of the New Zealand Hi-Tech awards.
3 April 2017
Auckland-based dance group Pukepuke o’ Tonga will make music history on Saturday 8 April, when they perform New Zealand’s premiere of ‘Lomipeau Aotearoa’, an album of unique recordings based on the mythical poetry of the late Queen Salote Tupou III, at Auckland Council’s Mangere Arts Centre.
30 March 2017
Budding Māori digital entrepreneurs are being urged to get in quick and submit their entries to the DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge which closes this Friday, 31 March.
29 March 2017
A hamstring twinge in the team’s warm-up forced the 26-year-old Kiwi international out of last Sunday’s clash against St George Illawarra in Sydney.
29 March 2017
Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and Ngāti Tamaoho together with Auckland Council are bringing north island brown kiwi back to Ngaherenui o Kohukohunui – the Hunua Ranges.
28 March 2017
Public feedback is invited on the refresh of the Future Urban Land Supply Strategy and updating the sequencing of land identified for future urban development.
24 March 2017
Well I am glad to say I tried the new VR tool from the New Zealand Fire Service and managed to 'escape my house'. However, it immediately reminds you to check if everyone managed to get out. This VR app should be applauded it really send you a strong message. It feels real and the fact it uses clever technology so that when you finally escape your house, you find yourself actually outside your real house the real impact of a fire at home hits you.
24 March 2017
Auckland Council’s Planning Committee is to consider approving engagement with mana whenua and landowners on approximately 270 new Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua as the next step in developing a plan change.
23 March 2017
The golden years can be the most enjoyable years of people’s lives and New Zealand exercise experts say regular exercise is a golden ticket for those who strive for elderly independence.
23 March 2017
MetService is forecasting a wet end to the week and into next week, which may cause more disruption to areas affected by recent storms and flooding.
23 March 2017
Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide services to address the causes of their homelessness.
22 March 2017
Pack your picnic rug and head along to the 25th anniversary Pasifika Festival, this weekend!25th Pasifika Festival – This Weekend!
22 March 2017
Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on the council’s 2017/2018 budget before consultation closes next week.
17 March 2017
Mayor Phil Goff has joined with the Chair of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust Russell Kemp and the Chair of the Rodney Local Board Beth Houlbrooke to sign the first formal relationship agreement between mana whenua iwi or hapu and Auckland Council since the unification of Tāmaki Makaurau in 2010.
9 March 2017
Auckland’s Pasifika Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with special programming to mark this significant milestone. The festival, the largest Pacific Island cultural festival in the world, takes place at Western Springs Park on Saturday, 25 and Sunday, 26 March.
7 March 2017
Collective Marketing is the commitment of a group of businesses with a common agenda to build a marketplace, using a structured form of collaboration.
2 March 2017
Auckland Council will be reviewing the judge’s findings following today’s sentencing of a man whose pitbull-mastiff cross attacked his four-year-old son, leaving him with horrific injuries to his face and head.
2 March 2017
Toyota owners will get a rare opportunity to drive their pride and joy on the Hampton Downs full international race circuit, when the annual Toyota Festival is held there on Saturday 1 April.
28 February 2017
Science numbers are growing at Otahuhu College, with more students also going on to degree level study at University. In 2016 Education Counts data show that more Pacific Island students from Otahuhu College were going on to degree level study than any other coeducational school in Auckland.
28 February 2017
A Toyota ambassador, Dame Valerie is back in her homeland before heading north for the forthcoming international season that will see her defend her 2016 IAAF Diamond Race victory, the fifth of her hugely successful career.
22 February 2017
Vodafone Warriors prop Sam Lisone won't forget his 23rd birthday on Sunday.
13 February 2017
This year, Z will give away a total of more than $1 million to neighbourhood groups and projects that help people who need it and/or the environment. You can apply to be part of Good in the Hood by visiting www.z.co.nz/GoodintheHood. Applications are open until 28 February.
18 January 2017
Students from Otahuhu College achieved their best ever results at Level One, Two and Three NCEA in 2016. The improvement in NCEA pass rates over the last four years has been impressive, with Level Three being a highlight through matching the national average last year. Indeed in the last four years Otahuhu College has achieved its four best ever results for each of the three levels.
19 December 2016
It was the ultimate accolade for Toyota New Zealand when a competition seeking much-loved trucks in dire need of refurbishment uncovered Rolleston’s Rubecca Soper-Hazlett and decades of Hilux history.
4 November 2016
Can women be successful in a leadership role in rugby, gaining respect and be followed as a genuine leader in sports administration? Even if she has not played the game or because it is such a male dominate sport and industry?
27 October 2016
The annual Auckland Marathon is taking place this weekend and will have an impact on the Northern Motorway and Auckland Harbour Bridge.
17 October 2016
Howick are currently seeking applications for the 2017 season for the following grades:
Fox premiers coaching and management staff
Premier 1st coaching and management staff
Junior & senior coaching and management staff (U6-U20 & OAR)
17 October 2016
Pt Chevalier are currently seeking coaches, managers and support staff for their premier and senior grades.