Auckland is New Zealand’s "City of Sails."" After settlement by Maori around 1350, it began its colonial history as a port settlement, built on an isthmus flanked by two harbours: Waitemata Harbour to the north, and Manukau Harbour to the south. Notably, Auckland is the world’s only city built on an active volcano – active, but dormant, with 90 eruptions from the Auckland volcanic field in the past 90,000 years.

Auckland was New Zealand’s official capital for a short time during the mid-19th century, chosen by the country’s new governor William Hobson after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The settlement’s elevated status drew a steady flow of new arrivals, and that growth has rarely slowed since. Today, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most populous urban area, with a population of 1,413,700 people – 31% of the country.

Auckland’s population is spread over an urban area of 1,103 square kilometres – a population density of 1,300 per square km. Inhabitants represent a vast array of cultural and ethnic backgrounds; there are large Maori, Pacific Islander and Asian communities, and almost 40% of Aucklanders were born overseas. This ‘melting pot’ character makes Auckland by far New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city. Residents of Auckland praise its mild climate, excellent job market and educational facilities, and diverse leisure opportunities. These factors contributed to Auckland ranking fourth in a survey of the quality of life in major cities worldwide in 2009. However, Auckland is equally derided for poor public transport, expensive housing and terrible traffic woes – common complaints levelled at many of the world’s biggest cities.

Auckland is the economic capital of New Zealand, contributing 36% of the nation’s GDP. Most major international companies base their NZ operations there, and financial and business services make up a significant portion of the economy. Median personal income is higher than the national average, but this is balanced by a higher cost of living. Auckland’s academic community is significant, with five major tertiary institutions in the city. These include the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and a campus of Massey University.

Auckland was previously governed by a number of separate city and district councils, until the establishment of an amalgamated and unified government in 2010. This created a ‘super city’ with a single mayor (currently Len Brown) and twenty councillors forming the new Auckland Council. Auckland has several distinct areas – broadly, South Auckland, the central city, West Auckland and the North Shore - that each have a rather unique character and diverse local attractions. The city is a popular tourist gateway, welcoming around 72 per cent of New Zealand’s international visitors, who find plenty to see and do in the region.

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Consultation on Auckland's Rosedale bus station highlights community's concerns

Local congestion, on-road parking and feeder bus services are issues business owners have raised during the on-going public consultation for the Northern Busway's newest station.
February 22, 2018

Quote of the Day

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." - Lao Tzu
February 21, 2018

Celebration Launch & Tasters: Well Healthy You/Taste Success

Opening night specials, wellness resources, prizes, tasters, discount vouchers and 2018 Wellness Event Calendar will be available on the night. Plus any other fun surprises that I think of, as I'm in a mood for celebration.
February 19, 2018

Flower Power Party

Pride Parade is one of our favorite parties of the year, to celebrate life, diversity and specially love, we have decided to organize this year a flower power party.
February 13, 2018

Upper North Island in for more heavy rain on Monday, humidity sticks around

Heavy rain is forecast to continue falling from Waikato and Bay of Plenty north during Monday, and humidity levels will remain uncomfortably high.
February 11, 2018

Auckland Pride 2018

Human rights and LGBTIQ+ people are under attack all over the world. In 2018, the Auckland Pride Festival and Parade will make space and march for peace, love and unity.
February 8, 2018

Quote of the Day

"Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar." - William Wordsworth
February 5, 2018

Evidence falls short for prosecution over refinery pipeline leak

Northland Regional Council can't find anyone to prosecute over the fuel pipeline leak in September that starved Auckland airport of aviation fuel and led to more than 100 cancelled flights.
February 1, 2018

Quote of the Day

"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy." - Anton Chekhov
January 30, 2018

Ports of Auckland SeePort Festival

Each year over Auckland Anniversary weekend, Ports of Auckland invites you behind the iconic red fence to discover your port from land, sky or glistening sea.
January 28, 2018

Quote of the Day

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart
January 25, 2018

Auckland Anniversary Weekend

The waterfront is the place to be this Auckland Anniversary Weekend, with activities for all ages at the NZ Maritime Museum and Auckland Viaduct, from games and crafts to special harbour sailings.
January 24, 2018

Sudden flood as rainstorm lingers over a small pocket of Auckland

More hyper-local storms are set to batter parts of the North Island after flash floods on Auckland's North Shore on Tuesday morning.
January 22, 2018

Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes Summer Series

Welcome to New Zealand's biggest run series! The Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes Summer Series is a 5km and 10km run and walk series with a 2km kids' dash, based at the stunning Albany Lakes Civic Park on Auckland's North Shore.
January 18, 2018

Pollution at Auckland's Chelsea Bay ponds leaves locals angry with council

Dead eels, paralysed ducks and violently green water has left some Chelsea Bay locals concerned the pollution in the ponds surrounding the iconic sugar factory is getting out of control.
January 16, 2018

Quote of the Day

"Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable." - Mark Twain
January 14, 2018

DOC team scrambles to Auckland's Tiritiri Matangi Island in search for rat

A rat pack has been assembled to hunt a predator lurking on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi Island.
January 11, 2018

Quote of the Day

"To live happily is an inward power of the soul." - Marcus Aurelius
January 10, 2018

Community Jumble Sale

Recycle and sell your pre-loved belongings!
January 8, 2018

Flooding closes roads, inundates homes in Auckland

A flooded out Kohimarama resident says Auckland Council didn't do enough to prepare for the storm.
January 4, 2018

Quote of the Day

"It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end." - Leonardo da Vinci
January 4, 2018

Auckland beaches may be unsafe for swimming after heavy rain this week

More Auckland beaches could pose risks for swimmers this week as a big storm settles in.
January 3, 2018

King of the Springs

One of the top meetings of the year with our 39 Lap Midget feature to honour one of the World’s best speedway drivers, Bryan Clauson.
January 2, 2018

Auckland braces for four-day Christmas weekend traffic

Aucklanders are already feeling the familiar agony of Christmas holiday gridlock.
December 21, 2017

SKYCITY Christmas Markets

Experience the delight of Christmas at SKYCITY with our charming Christmas markets, open every Sunday in the lead up to Christmas. If you’re looking for a unique, hand crafted gift for a special loved one come and visit us.
December 19, 2017

Quote of the Day

"From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow." - Aeschylus
December 17, 2017

Takapuna Food & Culture Walking Tour

Once a popular holiday destination, Takapuna beach is 1km long and has uninterrupted views of Auckland’s youngest volcano, Rangitoto Island.
December 15, 2017

Growth-hormone research in lambs finds way to boost growth of small babies

New Zealand research is paving the way for a groundbreaking treatment for babies who are born too small.
December 13, 2017

Stanmore Bay's splash pad postponed for surface testing

Those eagerly awaiting the opening the Stanmore Bay Splash Pad will have to hold out a little bit longer.
December 11, 2017

Paul McCartney

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Australia and New Zealand this December.
December 7, 2017

Auckland's war on rats is looking positive, experts say

Progress is being made in Auckland's war on rats, experts say.
December 5, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation." - Wayne Dyer
December 3, 2017

Iwi ban on entering Auckland park has support and detractors

Many people say they will stay out of an Auckland forest under rāhui – but not everyone.
December 1, 2017

Quote of the Day

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent." - John Donne
November 28, 2017

Quote of the Day

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual." - Henry David Thoreau
November 23, 2017

Black Friday R16 Feat Pitch Black Panic Attack

It is Black Friday and we have the cheapest attraction package ever offered! Take advantage of this one time opportunity.
November 21, 2017

Faeces to blame for 16 Auckland beaches too filthy for swimming

West Auckland's Ruth Kerr was once a regular swimmer at Titirangi Beach.
November 19, 2017

Share the Dream 2017

UpsideDowns is committed to giving Kiwi kids with Down syndrome a voice. To do this, we rely on a combination of grants, donations, and our major annual fundraiser, Share the Dream.
November 16, 2017

Auckland CVs: What you need to know

From today, Auckland Council begins issuing updated capital values for the 550,000 properties in the city. Here is what you need to know:
November 15, 2017

Quote of the Day

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
November 13, 2017

Auckland tourism boom pushing city to 'limit' - expert

Auckland is pushed to the limit in terms of dealing with rising visitor numbers, with improvements to airport infrastructure, public transport and the CBD desperately required, according to a tourism expert.
November 9, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote." - George Jean Nathan
November 7, 2017

Blast to The Past Fireworks Display

We are really excited about this year’s event, being held at a new venue, which promises a fantastic fireworks show, even bigger than before!
November 5, 2017

Quote of the Day

"It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts." - Will Rogers
November 2, 2017

Kai Festival

Hāngī, boil up, mussel chowder, paua fritters, fresh oysters, chop suey – is your mouth watering yet?
November 1, 2017

Combined effort needed to keep marine pests out of marine reserves

The broad expanse of blue water off Leigh becomes a coastal highway in summer.
October 30, 2017

Rain too risky for one of the country's largest firework displays

A Guy Fawkes night billed as "Auckland's largest fireworks extravaganza" has been cancelled – because it might rain.
October 26, 2017

Auckland Marathon - Be Part of the Response - Team Red Cross

Run for good with Team Red Cross and be part of the response to those in need!
October 26, 2017

Central sports clubs get behind ambitious smokefree targets

Smoking at Auckland rugby grounds is being stubbed out as sports clubs get behind a snowballing smokefree movement.
October 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

"There is nothing permanent except change." - Heraclitus
October 22, 2017

Auckland beaches, popular public spots and outdoor dining to become smokefree

Smoking at beaches and outdoor dining areas will soon be a thing of the past in Auckland.
October 19, 2017

Labour Weekend madness: traffic building across the country

Traffic snarl-ups are building across the country early on Friday afternoon, as holidaymakers hit the roads for Labour Weekend.
October 19, 2017

Quote of the Day

"I can, therefore I am." - Simone Weil
October 18, 2017

Baker & Bloom

With plenty of sweet treats and beautiful blooms, ‘Baker & Bloom’ is coming to Parnell in October 2017 to help you ease into your weekends just right!
October 16, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much." - Blaise Pascal
October 12, 2017

Bryan Adams Tour 2017

Bryan Adams will bring his 'Get Up' world tour to New Zealand early next year, taking in some of the country’s most iconic and picturesque outdoor summer venues.
October 10, 2017

Staging Christmas light show comes with hefty price tag in Auckland

The future of a popular Christmas event hangs in the balance following a costly resource consent review.
October 8, 2017

Matakana Oyster & Wine Festival 2017

Come to the Matakana Oyster & Wine Festival to taste and celebrate the peak of the local oyster season.
October 5, 2017

Popular Auckland watering hole The Golden Dawn to close

It was only meant to last three months, but after seven years the sun is finally setting on Auckland oasis The Golden Dawn.
October 3, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless." - Thomas A. Edison
October 2, 2017

Motorists warned to expect 'lengthy delays' after breakdown on Auckland motorway

Authorities are warning motorists to avoid Auckland's southern motorway after a breakdown which caused standstill traffic.
September 22, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." - Mother Teresa
September 20, 2017

Whiskey World Tour of Tasting

Let’s pour a dram in celebration of the planet Earth. We’re taking a tour around the world, one dram at a time.
September 18, 2017

Quote of the Day

"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - B. F. Skinner
September 15, 2017

Takapuna Food & Culture Walking Tour

Once a popular holiday destination, Takapuna beach is 1km long and has uninterrupted views of Auckland’s youngest volcano, Rangitoto Island.
September 13, 2017

Auckland city newspaper to shut down after more than 30 years

After more than three decades of production, the last Auckland City Harbour News will roll off the press later this month.
September 11, 2017

Hawke's Bay Wine Celebration

Savour a night at Hawke’s Bay’s finest wineries, without leaving town.
September 7, 2017

Tornado, lightning and flooding cause mayhem around NZ

It was an exciting night for lightning strikes across the country, MetService says.
September 5, 2017

Quote of the Day

"We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses." - Carl Jung
September 3, 2017

Parts of NZ's oldest mall 'earthquake prone'?

At least two retailers are closed for business in the country's oldest mall after structural engineers assessed some older parts of the building as being "earthquake prone".
August 31, 2017

Quote of the Day

"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values." - William S. Burroughs
August 30, 2017

Fiesta Del Sol

Fiesta Del Sol returns this summer to the beautiful Villa Maria Estate!
August 29, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Sadness flies away on the wings of time." - Jean de La Fontaine
August 24, 2017

Cook'n'Kiwi & Love Food Hate Waste Information Session

Calling all community cooks, chefs and everyone who loves food
August 22, 2017

Cliff collapse swallows backyard in Bucklands Beach, east Auckland

A sudden collapse of a 10-metre cliff has swallowed a backyard in East Auckland.
August 20, 2017

Practical Cookery: BBQ Meat and Chilli

Join Chef Clint Davies of Morepork BBQ in Ponsonby who will share his knowledge from working in incredible kitchens in the US, and now his own speciality restaurant.
August 17, 2017

Improved safety targeted for $17m upgrade of Otahuhu Town Centre

Big changes are coming to a south Auckland suburb.
August 15, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James
August 13, 2017

Mussel laden ropes aim to restore Okahu Bay shellfish beds

An east Auckland iwi is using ropes in an effort to restore ancient mussel beds and bring life back back into a local marine environment.
August 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness." - Leo Tolstoy
August 9, 2017

Wild Ferment: Natural Wine Meets Sour Beer

Two of the most cutting edge styles in the drinks category will be on show during Road to Beervana at Lovebucket. In the tasting, you will be taken through four pairings of sour beers and natural wines, with a cheese accompaniment for each course.
August 7, 2017

Quote of the Day

"The reward of suffering is experience." - Harry S Truman
August 3, 2017

techXpo 2017

Showcasing the latest tech devices and solutions for end users, students and small businesses, hosting demonstrations and lending expert tech advice, techXpo brings the biggest names & brands to New Zealand across 3 days.
August 1, 2017

Kiwis who delay a heart-attack call risk death

The Heart Foundation is calling on Kiwis to put aside their concerns about 'wasting time' and dial 111 immediately if they suspect they or another person is having a heart attack.
July 30, 2017

Clevedon Village Market

Best known 'Sunday Drive' Market in the south east of Auckland. Held Sundays.
July 27, 2017

Auckland police urge caution on wet roads

Auckland police are urging caution on wet and slippery roads as rain continues to fall in the Super City.
July 25, 2017

Quote of the Day

"You are remembered for the rules you break." - Douglas MacArthur
July 23, 2017

Auckland's new waste collection sparks calls of confusion

A new three-bin rubbish collection service coming to Auckland is already causing confusion, Auckland Council says
July 20, 2017

Quote of the Day

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." - John Dryden
July 19, 2017

Puppet Festival and The Art of Illusion

Throughout history and across all societies puppets have been valued as a form of artistic expression. A puppet can be any old inanimate object that comes to life by the hand and the ideas of the puppeteer.
July 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
July 13, 2017

School Holiday Waste Minimisation Workshop

Workshops are delivered by Waste Solutions and Talking Rubbish to help families find ways to reduce waste going to landfill in time for the new red bin delivery in September.
July 11, 2017

Twenty four hour enforcement of Fanshawe St bus lane aimed at speeding commute

Twenty-four-hour CCTV monitoring of busy bus lanes on central Auckland's Fanshawe St is being introduced with the aim of speeding the commutes of thousands.
July 9, 2017

Run Walk Events

Run & Walk Events is a series of events designed for runners and walkers of all abilities, including kids, who are in training for any of the ASB Auckland Marathon Events or any other events.
July 6, 2017

Fearing for children's safety in East Auckland road environment

Fast cars zooming through Meadway have residents of the East Auckland street worried for the safety of their family members.
July 5, 2017

Holistic Energy Care - A Course for Carers

This Mindfulness and Holistic Energy Care course is for business people, health care professionals and natural therapy practitioners, parents, retail and telesales, carers and teachers who wish to deepen their understanding and care for their own energy, and so enhance their own quality of life and their work with others.
July 3, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Freedom is never given; it is won." - A. Philip Randolph
July 3, 2017

Auckland Libraries rejects claims restructure could result in rolling closures

Auckland Council is rejecting claims a restructuring process for libraries will result in "rolling closures".
June 29, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford
June 27, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." - Samuel Johnson
June 22, 2017

The Auckland South Home Show

If you are renovating or building this show is a must! Over 130 different companies all under one roof. Come ask the experts, get competitive quotes, measure for your new carpet or curtains!
June 21, 2017

Home ownership not my reality now or possibly ever

OPINION: "Why would you kill yourself with debt if you don't need to?"
June 19, 2017

Let's Make Produce Bags

In association with Tamaki WRAP's No Plastic Bag campaign, we bring you Let's Make Produce Bags!
June 15, 2017

Auckland commuters raise concerns over buses taking off before they're seated

Auckland bus drivers are compromising passenger safety by taking off too quickly, commuters say.
June 14, 2017

Quote of the Day

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
June 13, 2017

Pray for patience; 'stacked' parking set for Auckland church

Christians might find their patience tested after worshipping in a new west Auckland church.
June 8, 2017

Quote of the Day

"There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em." - Yogi Berra
June 6, 2017

Spanish Tapas Night

Book in for a sensational selection of traditional flavours, including Tapas, Paella, Pintxo, and much more, with a full all-you-can-eat buffet of hot dishes, salads and desserts.
June 4, 2017

Quote of the Day

"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity." - Rollo May
June 1, 2017

Magic Sky

Magic Sky brings the magic of the sky closer with fantastic images and delivers facts in a fun way, with songs and introductions to “night-time friends”.
May 31, 2017

Willie Jackson: Why are we giving away our water for free?

OPINION: Cloud Ocean Water Ltd is a China-based company specialising in investment in New Zealand. This month they gained the water rights to the Belfast aquifer in Waimakariri.
May 29, 2017

Quote of the Day

"I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees." - Pablo Neruda
May 25, 2017

ACC to shut Auckland and Wellington call centres, 87 staff affected

ACC plans to shut its Auckland and Wellington call centres.
May 23, 2017

Drama Queens, Dress Ups, Make Believe & Musical Mayhem

Children use dress ups, act out characters while enjoying musical mayhem, games, props and make believe.
May 21, 2017

More positive comments for Auckland Wide Concrete

"I found Andrew friendly with good communication. He went through the whole job with me step by step and explained everything well. Was quick to do driveway (3 days as promised) and at a reasonable price as well. Have had other people comment on how good our driveway looks." - Sarah
March 27, 2017

Good things being said about Bonifant Catering

"Dear Pete & Bonifant Catering Team. An official thank you for your effort at our wedding. We have been receiving many compliments on your behalf. Food, service, bar-staff ... all went perfectly. Thank you for making it so 'non-stressful' for us. We miss the rainbow-coloured emails" - Phoebe & Nico
March 5, 2017

Good things being said about NZ Cleaning Services

"We have recommended these guys to all of our friends and family..." We have used NZ Cleaning Services Ltd on our house and on our rentals. We have also recommended them to friends and family. Every time they do an awesome job. They have removed stains that other cleaners have been unable to clean. The service is always prompt and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. - Tim
January 30, 2017

More positive comments for Let's Eat

“A note to say well done providing food and service for our 150 guest product launch. You were great to work with organising the function and the service team assisted on the evening with professionalism which stood well for me recommending your company to other people.” — Mike
January 11, 2017

Kiwi social entrepreneur braves it all to teach Madagascan children to code

Kiwi entrepreneur Sam Lucas used most of his life savings and spent a year sleeping in huts in the Madagascan countryside in pursuit of his life's mission - unlocking "Africa's next top coders".
January 5, 2017

Quote of the Day

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
January 4, 2017

Natural Selection

Join the young Charles Darwin on a voyage of exploration, circumnavigating the World aboard the HMS Beagle.
January 3, 2017

Christmas Lights

Come enjoy the Christmas spirit and celebrate the gift of giving with MOTAT's annual Christmas Lights at MOTAT event. Meet Santa and his elves', watch an outdoor movie and share in the magic of Christmas with sparkling fairy lights, carollers, Santa's grotto and more!
December 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.
December 20, 2016

Three kiwi chicks hatch at Auckland Zoo in time for Christmas - marking record year

Auckland Zoo has been gifted a very fitting Christmas present with the hatching of three kiwi chicks over the past week.
December 19, 2016

Auckland's North Shore not land of milk and honey for families in poverty

Auckland's North Shore's picturesque beaches and expensive houses belie pockets of child poverty, according to community workers.
December 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
December 14, 2016

Recommended by The NZ town that doesn't exist: Waimate in South Canterbury is not recognised as place by Facebook

Waimate does not exist according the largest social media network in the world.
December 14, 2016

Xero Web Based Accounting: Getting Started

Basic computer skills essential. Students should be familiar with using browsers, the taskbar, menus, using a mouse. This course is taught in one of our school computer suites on personal computers running Windows 8.
December 11, 2016

LEGO® Christmas Tree

Taller than a two-storey house and built from over half a million LEGO bricks, the LEGO Christmas Tree is lighting up Aotea Square until 27 December.
December 8, 2016

Burst water main causes Auckland's Mt Wellington Highway to partially collapse, lane back open

Auckland motorists are being warned to be cautious "through the night" as work is carried out to repair a highway damaged by a burst water main.
December 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
December 6, 2016

Alexandra Park Christmas At the Races

Christmas at the Races is your one-stop Christmas Party shop, with each of the 47 events nationwide promising fine festive food, live entertainment, exciting racing action and the chance to dress up and toast the season.
November 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
November 28, 2016

Hatchimals flying off the shelves in lead up to Christmas, worldwide shortage causes stock issues

Parents racing to get the hottest toy of the Christmas season may be out of luck as retailers battle a worldwide shortage.
November 27, 2016

Get rid of the Awakino tunnel, roading experts say.

The Mt Messenger road upgrade should be the best option, not the cheapest and there should be no tunnels, roading experts say.
November 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
November 24, 2016

Police uncover shipping containers, trailers full of stolen property in Pukekohe

Police have uncovered a massive haul of stolen goods at properties in rural south Auckland.
November 22, 2016

Xmas Raw Comedy

Monday nights is our Raw Comedy Open Mic where people just like you make a stand hoping to be the next big thing on the local comedy scene.
November 20, 2016

Ports of Auckland beefs up freight links to help Centreport

Ports of Auckland is to pack on more freight links to get cargo to and from the lower North Island.
November 17, 2016

The Great Christmas Giveback

This holiday season, Stardome is embracing the spirit of giving by giving back to our customers and two important, local charities. Bring along an item to donate to Auckland City Mission or SPCA Auckland and you’ll get into a Stardome show for $6!
November 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
November 14, 2016

Good things being said about Greenspace Landscapes

"We transformed Ron’s tired, overgrown, claggy garden with a coherent plant plan, cutting back overgrown shrubs and trees and improving the soil. Taking on the maintenance of the garden meant that we could see the vision to fruition by nurturing the plants and lawn." - Liz and Ron
November 11, 2016

Pre-Christmas Dance Ball Fundraiser

Come and have fun at our family friendly event, mingle with fellow locals and meet our awesome scouts. Live entertainment by Michael Murphy, Becks Wright, Cherie Mathieson, Gail Tipene, Ellen Kuiper & Guests.
November 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
November 8, 2016

What it means to be Samoan on Auckland Council

Only days after being elected into his new role as an Auckland councillor Efeso Collins faced a racist insult from the council.
November 6, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls.
November 3, 2016

Magician and entertainer Michael Woolf's collections go under the hammer

The weird and wonderful life-long collections of Michael Woolf - magician, puppeteer, broadcaster, actor and teacher - will go under the hammer.
November 2, 2016

Wellness Works with Louise Thompson

Stress can be a major contributor to lost hours and productivity in the workplace through low motivation, absenteeism and high turnover. Motivate you and your employees/colleagues with our Wellness Workshop.
November 1, 2016

Intro to SEO

Ora Head of Strategy, Richard Bray, will be presenting the workshop on Search Engine Optimisation, what it is, and why it is a necessity for business success in the digital age.
October 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best things in life are silly.
October 25, 2016

Auckland weather tomorrow

Auckland's weather forecast for Wednesday is looking mostly sunny, after a few morning showers.
October 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself.
October 20, 2016

Air New Zealand flight to Tonga forced to turn back due to airport lighting issue

An Air New Zealand flight to Tonga was forced to turn back because of an issue with the airport runway lighting.
October 18, 2016

Coffee Group & Wriggle and Rhyme Class

Bounce & Beyond is Auckland’s largest inflatable bounce centre dedicated to everyday fun!
October 16, 2016

Arise Shine Pasifika Women's Conference 2016

The Pacific Women's Christian Association are hosting an event to encourage women of the Pacific with stories and messages of hope that will Strengthen Faith, Purpose, and Influence.
October 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
October 12, 2016

Motorists warned to avoid travel after crashes block Auckland motorways

Motorists in Auckland are being warned to avoid non-urgent travelling after multiple crashes and break downs snarled most of the city's motorways.
October 10, 2016

Westerly gales to hit north of North Island, heavy rain for central areas

Spring is showing no sign of settling down, with westerly gales that are already sweeping through Wairarapa and southern Hawke's Bay expected to spread to the north of the North Island.
October 4, 2016

PaperPlus presents Chelsea's Kitchen with Chelsea Winter

A not to be missed evening with Chelsea Winter as she launches her newest book "Scrumptious"!
October 3, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous.
October 2, 2016

Top five public transport gripes in Auckland

Everybody has their own pet-hates about travelling on public transport, especially when it's crowded.
September 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.
September 28, 2016

Property Investment Workshop

This event will even be ideal for you to get some new perspective of successful property investment. You will also hear from an accountant and lawyer who specialise in property.
September 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.
September 22, 2016

Taking Your Start-up to The Next Level

Digital entrepreneur Jenene Crossan shares stories and tips on raising funds and getting to the right outcome.
September 21, 2016

Bad weather on the way for Auckland and the Coromandel

Batten down the hatches, Auckland and the Coromandel - severe weather is on the way.
September 19, 2016

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

Now you have the opportunity to be introduced to this beautiful art. You can get experience writing cool characters while learning Kanji at the same time. You will touch on the history of Japanese calligraphy too.
September 15, 2016

Awesome comments for Auckland Windscreen & Auto Worx

"My friend showed me what you do the other day, How did i know this earlier. I can,t think of anyone who wouldn't want to save money Your doing a great job thanks." - Janice
September 15, 2016

Auckland City Rail Link cost may balloon to $3.4 billion

The price tag on Auckland's inner city rail link has ballooned to as much as $3.4 billion, up from earlier estimates of about $2.5b.
September 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
September 11, 2016

Five of the most luxurious mansions for sale in Auckland

Auckland is home to some of the most luxurious properties in New Zealand - and for a spare few million, one of these mansions could be yours.
September 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

I did my best, and God did the rest.
September 6, 2016

Advanced Leadership for Project Managers Workshop 2016

Liquid Learning is delighted to present the Advanced Leadership for Project Managers workshop for 2016. This interactive event is designed for Project Managers to develop critical leadership tools and move from technical specialist to strategic leader.
September 5, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
September 1, 2016

Project 16

Join us again at Project16 and be part of building a more creative and prosperous 21st Century in (and from) New Zealand.
August 30, 2016

Which Auckland suburb saw prices double in 18 months?

People who bought a house in Mission Bay a year ago have experienced some of Auckland's best capital gains, real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson says.
August 29, 2016

Good things being said about Union Car Spares

"Nothing is too difficult for Union Car Spares, they are friendly, helpful, reliable and best of all, honest. It is real peace of mind to drop your vehicle off and know that it is in good qualified mechanical hands. We trust Scott and the team 100% and highly recommend them :)" - Michelle and Bryce
August 25, 2016

How to Best Manage Your Rental Property Money Flow

If you own one rental (or many), congratulations! But, if you don't understand how to manage your property cash flow and loans, you may find yourself in a confusing financial state. This workshop is designed to help you understand and set up a structure for your rental bank accounts and loan payments.
August 24, 2016

Turn Up the Volume

A blast from the past – Come along to Capital E’s dance party of their year! Join Disasteradio for a high-energetic, fun and computerized electronic live music performance, '80s synth pop style!
August 24, 2016

Auckland's longest dry spell in 19 months coming to abrupt end

Auckland's longest dry spell in 19 months is set to come to an abrupt end.
August 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.
August 21, 2016

Luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co to open in November

Another big international retailer has set an opening date for its first New Zealand store.
August 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
August 16, 2016

RainMakers United (RU) - A Sales Professionals Network

RainMakers United - This is a sales-centric network where we grow, prosper & improve. This group provides an opportunity for sales professionals to network with each other. We will meet weekly in a casual environment that fosters meaningful connections and business referrals.
August 15, 2016

Another excellent review for Takapuna Contractors

"Gattopardo VI, a 40m, 400 ton Superyacht arrived in New Zealand from Mediterranean in January 2015. Our plan was for a twelve week refit period in Titan Marine Engineering shipyard that was include Lloyds Special Survey, painting the topsides and other associated works. Mr Carl Longhurst’s company, Takapuna Contractors Ltd were the preferred shipyard subcontractors that carried out numerous job during this time. Their extensive job list included grit-blasting the entire underwater areas of the hull back to bare steel and the application of the new paint system, to include all prime coats and antifoul. This work was carried in conjunction with the local Lloyd Surveyor and the official international Paint Coatings representative. Additional works included the stabilizers, rudders and blasting, priming and painting of the grey and black water tanks. Carl is an extremely hardworking and knowledgeable individual who, along with his team, carried out all the works, on time and to my entire satisfaction in what were at times challenging conditions. I would recommend Takapuna Contractors to any visiting super yacht captain who is considering carrying out similar work during their stay in New Zealand." - Simon
August 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
August 10, 2016

Thunderstorms, large hail could sweep Northland and Auckland

Thunderstorms bringing heavy rain and large hail stones are expected to sweep over Northland and parts of Auckland late on Tuesday.
August 8, 2016

Coffee Group & Wriggle and Rhyme Class

Bounce & Beyond is Auckland’s largest inflatable bounce centre dedicated to every day fun!
August 7, 2016

Good things being said about Ezisteel Ltd

EziSteel has been supplying us with steel framing since 2009. This has included large commercial & residential projects as well as some of our smaller projects where internal fit out only is required. The product we receive from EziSteel is always top quality and competitively priced. Eddie has helped us a great deal with design and engineering consultation that has been invaluable and ensured that some of our larger projects have gone off without a hitch. EziSteel have always gone out of their way to ensure our requirements are met 100 % We look forward to continuing our work with EziSteel in the future. Happy and repeat client - James
August 4, 2016

Auckland weather tomorrow

Aucklanders might want to swap their heels for gumboots - more rain is forecast for the region on Friday.
August 3, 2016

Eventing the Future

New Zealand’s premier conference for the event industry - and the official conference of the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP).
August 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
August 1, 2016

Dave Upfold - Comedy Stage Hypnotist

This is one comedy stage hypnosis show you must see.
July 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
July 26, 2016

Auckland Council will no longer buy land for parks, will rely on developers to provide them

Auckland Council will no longer purchase land for parks and reserves, instead changing the rules to throw the responsibility on to developers.
July 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move!
July 20, 2016

First-home buyers in Auckland need to be patient, Housing Minister Nick Smith says

Young Kiwis wanting to buy a house in Auckland should probably wait, is the advice from Housing Minister Nick Smith.
July 19, 2016

RainMakers United (RU) - A Sales Professionals Network

RainMakers United - This is a sales-centric network where we grow, prosper & improve. This group provides an opportunity for sales professionals to network with each other. We will meet weekly in a casual environment that fosters meaningful connections and business referrals.
July 18, 2016

Awesome comments for Surface Protection Systems

"Heath cleaned my sandstone courtyard and path. He did a fantastic job and left the property in pristine condition. I will definitely use him again and happily recommend him to friends and family. Thanks Heath" - Fiona
July 17, 2016

Summit Conference

We are thrilled to invite you to join us at Summit 2016! The preparation and planning for Summit 2016 is well underway and we are delighted to confirm that Reverend Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Benny Perez from the USA will be with us. This conference is completely free for you, your friends and your family to come along and enjoy. We promise you will have a good time listening to these world class speakers! #seeyouatsummit
July 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

He conquers who endures.
July 11, 2016

Auckland city parking rates to skyrocket

Drivers' wallets will take a hit this month, with eight-hour parking in Auckland's CBD to skyrocket to $63.
July 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
July 7, 2016

Auckland train services back on track

All Auckland train lines are back up and running following two faults that caused delays and cancellations for public transport users on Thursday morning.
July 6, 2016

Cyber Security - Safe Guarding Your Business Workshop 2

Cyber security has become a key external risk for directors and boards and is no longer an issue only for tech companies and technology professionals. What do directors and managers need to know to safeguard their businesses in this new environment?
July 4, 2016

The NZ Scrapbooking and Craft Expo Senz2016

The Big Event for the Year for papercrafters, beaders, and anyone wanting to do something crafty.
June 30, 2016

More positive comments for Garnham Woodruffe

"From the garden design, layout and planting, to exterior construction work of walls, patios, steps and the meticulous painting of the whole house - inside and out - it’s a tribute to the magical touch of Garnham Woodruffe! Apart from your immense professionalism, patience, humour and wealth of clever ideas, it’s always a delight having you around." Claire & Ed
June 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
June 29, 2016

Heavy rail link from Auckland CBD to airport off the cards, agencies say

A heavy rail service linking Auckland's central city to its airport is off the cards, transport agencies say.
June 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
June 23, 2016

Auckland weather tomorrow

Patchy rain is forecast for Auckland on Thursday, with possible thunder.
June 21, 2016

African Savannah

Our stunning new African Savannah is now open! Get foot to hoof with giraffe, walk-through an expansive aviary, home to lovebirds and leopard tortoises, and crawl through tunnels and say hi to the meerkats.
June 19, 2016

Another excellent review for Sunny Total Cleaning

"Having used STC since opening the restaurant in January 09 we can recommend their honesty, consistency and reliabilty at all times. We have always been encouraged to give feedback and report any matters of concern where necessary and found them to be most accomodating with any changes of days and times." - Jeremy
June 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
June 15, 2016

African Savannah

Our stunning new African Savannah is now open! Get foot to hoof with giraffe, walk-through an expansive aviary, home to lovebirds and leopard tortoises, and crawl through tunnels and say hi to the meerkats.
June 14, 2016

Cargo ship carrying rescued yachties heading for Auckland

The survivors of a yachting accident north of New Zealand that claimed one life and left another man missing will return to Auckland on Wednesday for an emotional reunion with family.
June 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

There is always room at the top.
June 7, 2016

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan’s story as seen through Hardy’s eyes.
June 5, 2016

Great feedback for JRE Business Solutions

"JRE Business Solutions took our business to the next level. I would highly recommend Richard for your business. You will not regret it, and you will think how you ever survived without him. Richard is an expert in Quality Assurance Systems, Company Procedures, Work Manuals, ISO 9000 Certification, etc. He was also very good at recommending the right computer software that suited our company, computer networking, developing company websites and more. He is highly qualified and has been doing his job for 20 years; I wish I had met him 10 or 20 years ago. Where would our company be flying now? " - Richard
June 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

The more we do, the more we can do.
June 1, 2016


Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction
May 31, 2016

Quote of the Day

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
May 26, 2016

Homeless Aucklanders could receive $5000 grant to be rehoused out of city

Homeless Aucklanders living in cars and garages could get up to $5000 and a house within days - but they'll have to leave the city.
May 24, 2016

Microsoft Excel Power User Version 2010/2013

Attendees must have attended Microsoft Office Excel for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced or have equivalent experience to attend this course.
May 22, 2016

Good things being said about Ezisteel Ltd

EziSteel has been supplying us with steel framing since 2009. This has included large commercial & residential projects as well as some of our smaller projects where internal fit out only is required. The product we receive from EziSteel is always top quality and competitively priced. Eddie has helped us a great deal with design and engineering consultation that has been invaluable and ensured that some of our larger projects have gone off without a hitch. EziSteel have always gone out of their way to ensure our requirements are met 100 % We look forward to continuing our work with EziSteel in the future. Happy and repeat client - James
May 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
May 18, 2016

Auckland Conversations- Shaping Future Cities

Join us to hear from innovative development leaders Tom Gilmore (Partner, Gilmore Associates, Los Angeles), Scott Pritchard (CEO of Precinct Properties, Auckland), and Mr. NG Kok Siong (CEO, Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development, Guangzhou), who will share their vision of how a city will function and thrive 25 years from now and how it is shaping the decisions they are making today.
May 16, 2016

Auckland mothers march for Moko

An Auckland mother is taking to the streets to march for Moko on May 22.
May 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
May 12, 2016

Great feedback for The Kiwi Canvas Company

"Thanks again for all your hard work enclosing our deck with the PVC screens. Your staff were prompt and friendly and did what they said they would" Tania and Graham
May 12, 2016

Teen walks 3000km length of NZ

Callum Robertson-Barnes knows all about adventure - after all, he once ran the Kerikeri Half Marathon in Crocs.
May 11, 2016

The University of Auckland Festival Forum: The Border Debate

In 2015 more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe, most fleeing the war-torn region of Syria. The exodus is ongoing. Meanwhile, Donald Trump argues for a wall across the border of the US and Mexico, and closer to home Australia operates one of the harshest border policies in the world.
May 10, 2016

Twelfth Night

The Pop-up Globe Theatre Company present Shakespeare’s finest comedy, Twelfth Night, at Pop-up Globe Auckland.
May 5, 2016

Quote of the Day

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
May 4, 2016

Company censured for firing employee because he was young and had Asperger's

An Auckland worker has won his battle for compensation after he was fired for being too young and having Asperger's syndrome.
May 4, 2016

Workshop - social innovation - international students

Please join me to have some fun, unleash your creative thinking, playing with cardboard, play dough, pipe cleaners, glue, etc... and making a difference.
April 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
April 25, 2016

Anzac Day traffic steady as holidaymakers head home

Traffic is moderate but moving on most routes into major cities following the long weekend.
April 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
April 21, 2016

NZ Hitch - Dating Mastery Workshop

These workshops would run an initial meeting at an office or restaurant followed by practices at a venue, and then it's your turn to impress!
April 20, 2016

Papatoetoe's fallen soldiers remembered by flowing poppies

Papatoetoe's fallen soldiers are being remembered in a special tribute at Burnside Park this Anzac Day.
April 18, 2016

Sales of electric bikes soar as cycleways encourage commuters

Sales of electric bikes are booming as cycleways encourage commuters to try an alternative means of getting to work.
April 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
April 12, 2016

Slapping row pushes Portuguese minister to resign

Portuguese Culture Minister Joao Soares resigned on Friday, a day after threatening to slap critics who had called him incompetent and rude.
April 10, 2016

Romeo & Juliet

The Pop-up Globe Theatre Company present Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy Romeo & Juliet, at Pop-up Globe Auckland.
April 10, 2016

IT Careers Seminar

Interested in a career in IT? Want to enter one of the fastest growing industries in the world and take your career to new heights!
April 5, 2016

Dairy farmers look for better life after receivership

Life is literally a sign of the times for Chris and Pauline Lethbridge.
April 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
March 30, 2016

Custom-made brace for three legged rescue dog

After amputating a dog's leg, the SPCA had to order a custom-made brace from America to help her walk.
March 29, 2016

Painter's Studio Evening with Anne-Sophie Adelys

Come along for a regular Wednesday evening studio night, designed for intermediate painters (acrylic and oil) to bring their projects and get guidance from artist Anne-Sophie Adelys.
March 28, 2016

Amazing Maze 'n Maize

'Now get lost' and other great reasons to bring your family to the giant Amazing Maze in the corn field.
March 22, 2016

Which of New Zealand's major cities has the worst traffic congestion?

Drivers on New Zealand's big city motorway networks struggle to hit 20kmh on an average commute.
March 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
March 17, 2016

Planned dumpsite now million-dollar lots

A site on Auckland's fringes once considered for a landfill is being developed into a gated subdivision where there is a blanket ban on cats.
March 15, 2016

Auckland Council Movies in Parks: The Lego Movie

Emmet (Chris Pratt), a normal lego figurine who always abides by the rules, is incorrectly identified as the Special - an extraordinary being and the ultimate key to saving the world.
March 9, 2016

Wesley Intermediate uses technology to break learning mould

A new project is helping students take technology to the next level.
March 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

Think with your whole body.
March 2, 2016

Free Auckland bus rides for some as bus driver strikes continue

Some Auckland bus commuters will ride for free on Thursday when bus drivers refuse to handle cash as part of a 24 hour strike.
March 1, 2016


The film follows Eilis (Ronan), a young Irish woman who leaves her small town in Ireland hoping for a brighter future in 1950s Brooklyn.
February 29, 2016

Auckland Council Movies in Parks: Transformers

Transformers: Age of Extinction
February 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
February 23, 2016

Crowds pour into Auckland Domain for Chinese Lantern Festival

This year's Auckland Lantern Festival drew record crowds, organisers believe.
February 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.
February 17, 2016

Free Workshop Educating Those Supporting Seniors

ILS are running a free seminar educating those in support roles on equipment and services to enable safe and independent daily living.
February 16, 2016

Former Christchurch resident warns of new exodus after earthquake

The country is likely to see a fresh exodus of residents from Christchurch if earthquakes continue as people tire of the trauma, warns a former resident.
February 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.
February 11, 2016

Auckland's Waterview cycle and walkway under construction

Construction has begun on the new Waterview shared cycle and walkway.
February 9, 2016

Waitangi Day: Five things to do this public holiday

Scratching around for ways to use up those last few hours of this public holiday? Here's a few ideas.
February 7, 2016

Live Hallertau Comedy

The fourth in the highly popular series of live comedy events at Hallertau Brewery in Riverhead features comedians Nick Rado, Pax Assadi and MC Tarun Mohanbhai.
February 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

You change your life by changing your heart.
February 3, 2016

Henderson Community Constable is getting youth off the streets

Henderson Community Constable Marty Spear reflects on a year in the job and has some handy tips for the year ahead in this months On The Beat - Out West column.
February 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
January 28, 2016

Auckland developments that will benefit from the City Rail Link plan

The Government's plan to help Auckland fund its $2.5 billion City Rail Link came after lobbying from the businesses behind big development projects in the city.
January 26, 2016

Ryan Sanders - How I Built New Zealand's #1 Tour Company

Ryan Sanders is the founder of Haka Tours - ranked New Zealand's #1 tour operator. He's been the recipient of numerous awards, including New Zealand Tourism Awards Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010, and a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2013.
January 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

Enthusiasm moves the world.
January 14, 2016

Residents frustrated by delays to recycling collections

A delay of nearly a month to Auckland recycling collections has seen some people's bins overflowing
January 13, 2016

Forró e Sertanejo (Brazilian dancing)

Starting this week we are stepping up our game & giving you the option of a two-for-one deal with Forró & Sertanejo workshops.
January 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
January 7, 2016

New Years honour for multi-tasking Victoria Carter

Working the late shift the same day as receiving a New Years honour has kept one Aucklander firmly grounded.
January 5, 2016

Auckland Trio (ASQ Summer School Concert)

Public Concert associated with the Auckland String Quartet Summer School.
January 3, 2016

Quote of the Day

The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.
December 21, 2015

Christmas Walkthrough - The Frost Files: A Christmas Mystery

Follow Detective Frost, who has a mind that could rival Sherlock Holmes! He and his quirky team are on a quest to help a lost and lonely Wise Man find his friends.
December 21, 2015

Auckland lifeguard saves Danish prince on Gold Coast

A Kiwi lifeguard who saved the life of a Danish prince in Australia is a "laid-back", quiet guy.
December 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
December 18, 2015

Deck the Holes

Welcome to Light Up The Holiday's charity christmas time event for 2015! We at LUTH are stoked to announce a new partnership with Lilliputt Mini Golf to bring a unique holiday event that's not to be missed.
December 16, 2015

Breakfast Club organises Christmas store where everything is free

A pop-up Christmas store will help some of Auckland's most needy families celebrate the festive season.
December 14, 2015

Which retailers will anchor Auckland's Commercial Bay

A substantial new piece of the Auckland waterfront jigsaw has been unveiled, and with it the prospect of some top international retailers.
December 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
December 8, 2015

Raw Comedy - Xmas Season

Wrap up 2015 with our Christmas Season of Raw Comedy - the Open Mic for new comedians at NZ's home of live comedy. Stand up and be counted and you could be in the running for the 2016 Raw Comedy Quest when we go in search of NZ's funniest new face from March to May 2016.
December 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
December 2, 2015

Health & Nutrition in our Modern World

You are invited to spend an evening with one of New Zealand's Leading Nutrition and Health Experts - Ben Warren
December 1, 2015

QV: House prices continue upward trend but new rules easing Auckland market

Nationwide residential property values for November increased at the fastest rate since February 2006, according to the latest monthly QV House Price Index.
November 30, 2015

High winds ground helicopters fighting forest fires

Wild winds buffeting the country have grounded choppers fighting South Island blazes, ripped the roof off a grandstand, cut power and hampered flights.
November 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
November 24, 2015

NZ Doing Business in China Workshop

This Step by Step Proven System shows you... How to make a million and not get burnt!
November 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
November 19, 2015

Urbanesia 2015 : Black Grace - 20 for 20

Black Grace Celebrates 20 Years In 20 NZ Centres This Summer!
November 18, 2015

Schools plan programme for Waiheke's brightest kids

Parents who believe their children may be gifted and talented are getting the chance to do something about it.
November 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
November 11, 2015

Show Me Shorts Film Festival Opening and Awards Night

Show Me Shorts warmly invites you to join us for a very special night out, celebrating short films and the people who make them!
November 10, 2015

$1.2m in government funding for Ultimate Waterman event

An international water sports competition hosted in New Zealand will get $1.2m in government funding.
November 8, 2015

Former host of Prince Charles recalls his time mixing with the royals

An Aucklander who spent time with Prince Charles during his New Zealand visit 45 years ago remembers the royal fondly.
November 5, 2015

Quote of the Day

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
November 2, 2015

Wattie's Can's Film Festival

EVENT Cinemas Manukau, Wattie's and The Salvation Army have teamed up for the 22nd time to bring you The Wattie's Can’s Film Festival 2015.
November 1, 2015

Quote of the Day

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
October 28, 2015

Comedy Grapevine Presents: Guy Williams

Come join us for the return of our Takapuna Comedy Night. Just like Jesus it was never gone, just pretending to be dead. We all know how it goes we've all read the story.
October 27, 2015

Auckland Council calls for tougher oil drilling restrictions

Auckland Council is once again calling on the government to put greater restrictions on offshore oil drilling to help protect Maui's dolphins.
October 25, 2015

Benny Lackner Solo: Morgenroth

Benny Lackner, is a Berlin based pianist who spent 30 years in NYC and LA. He was a student of Brad Mehldau's and studied under the direction of Charlie Haden. He has been touring the world playing his music in the trio format for many years.
October 22, 2015

Mayor Len Brown says Auckland Transport needs to calm down on berm ban

Auckland Mayor Len Brown will tell the city's transport agency to "dial it back" on its proposed crackdown on berm gardens.
October 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
October 19, 2015

Fears for elderly man missing from rest home

A 73-year-old man with dementia has gone missing from his south Auckland rest home.
October 14, 2015

Pulse October Networking Event

For those who work in the wider Victoria Quarter Area - PULSE is your local networking group that is committed to growing a vibrant and connected business community. We are passionate about local business and would like to give you the opportunity to be a part of it.
October 12, 2015

Quote of the Day

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
October 11, 2015

The Revue - Ocean's 15

Danny Ocean is a man on a mission. Faced with a substantial student loan, a graduate salary and no chance of making it big until he’s too old to enjoy his riches, he sets out to orchestrate the perfect heist.
October 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
October 6, 2015

Growing pine cone trend in Stillwater

Unusual cones have been appearing on pine trees around Auckland.
October 4, 2015

The Room - 5th Anniversary Show

5 Years on New Zealand Screens! See the cult hit of the century at this iconic theatre, The Crystal Palace Theatre in Mt. Eden Auckland.
October 1, 2015

Shoppers flock to Auckland's new NorthWest mall

The sun may be shining in Auckland, but that has not stopped hoards of shoppers from descending on the city's newest shopping mall.
September 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

When I travel overseas on many occasions, I get pulled out because I may be buying a one-way ticket, I may be traveling with my sister and we have different last names. That's smart profiling. Just pulling people out one at a time when we have millions of passengers in random screenings I'm not sure is the best way to do it.
September 28, 2015

National Boys Choir of Australia

After an introduction from Auckland's Orlando Singers the National Boys Choir of Australia will present a concert and then a Benjamin Britten operetta.
September 22, 2015

Rents rise in Auckland ahead of expected influx of international students

Auckland rental properties with an asking-rent of less than $400 a week have all but dried up, even for a unit or a small one-bedroom home, according to Trade Me.
September 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

Just pick a political story at random and read the comments. There is no logic or reason on either side - only hypocrisy and hate.
September 20, 2015

Auckland Young Professionals Cocktail Party

Same time of year, same price, and same awesome people! The Auckland Young Professionals Annual Cocktail Party is Back!
September 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes. Very random and similar to automatic writing.
September 16, 2015

Charities to benefit from $20 million property sale

A Christchurch couple who own a $20 million-plus property will sell it and give away all the proceeds.
September 15, 2015

NZ Hitch - Dating Mastery Workshop

Question: Are you tired of being single? Going home after a night out alone or, worse yet, spending Saturday night at home with nothing better to do? Do you go to bed wishing a gorgeous lady or a man was waiting for you there?
September 9, 2015

Quote o the Day

I watched some serious '80s television. 'Alice,' 'Good Times,' 'The Jeffersons,' 'Family Ties,' 'Cheers'... every night it was eat dinner, watch 'Cheers.' I was actually on 'Jeopardy' with Rebecca Lobo and Dot Richardson, and we were laughing because I was just nailing every random '80s trivia question - sitcom, theme music, movie, you name it.
September 7, 2015

How Apple is preparing for the end of the iPhone affair

"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share," said former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer during an interview in 2007. "No chance."
September 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

"It is necessary to fall in love... if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway."
September 3, 2015

Auckland house prices fall in August, says agent Barfoot & Thompson, but direction unclear

After five months of repeatedly breaking record prices, Auckland house prices may have paused for breath.
September 2, 2015

SteelCon Careers Update 2015

An invitation to tertiary-aged students, careers advisors, parents and educators.
August 31, 2015

Quote of the Day

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."
August 26, 2015

Biosecurity staff discover deadly poison in souvenir maracas at Auckland Airport

It could be a scene from James Bond: a couple arriving from Cuba with a deadly poison in a pair of maracas.
August 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

I have a Woody Allen Jewish attitude to life: that it's all going to be disastrous. That it hasn't all been that way is simply down to some random quirk of fate.
August 19, 2015

Missing dog rescued from Watercare pit

Paw-deep in mulch, in a concrete pit surrounded by dense bush, that's how one pet was found, a month after she disappeared.
August 18, 2015

Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago

Spain’s 1200 year-old Camino de Santiago has attracted millions of people from all around the world to embark on an epic 500-mile pilgrimage famous for its profoundly enlightening, spiritually nourishing, and physically challenging rewards.
August 17, 2015

Wild weather eases in Auckland

Bursts of rain, strong gusts of wind and thunderstorms hit Auckland around lunchtime on Friday, following a stormy morning in Northland.
August 13, 2015

Quote of the Day

Our time on Earth is so random.
August 10, 2015

Beginners Yoga

This 8 week beginners Yoga course offers a glimpse into the 8 limbs of yoga as prescribed by the ancient sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra.
August 9, 2015

Quote of the Day

The human brain has evolved the capacity to impose a narrative, complete with chronology and cause-and-effect logic, on whatever it encounters, no matter how apparently random.
August 5, 2015

Paul Nairn's Phantom Quartet

After playing as sideman with many other bands over the years, sax man Paul Nairn - also revered for his highly detailed saxophone repair work (Roger's favourite), stands in the spotlight tonight with his own quartet at CJC.
August 4, 2015

Hebron Christian College students return from Tanzania trip

Eighteen Auckland teenagers have a new perspective on life after a trip to Africa.
August 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

A lot of people do talk about the demise of the album, but I still believe that if an artist tries hard to make a great album, people will buy it and listen to it as an album, rather than just a collection of random songs.
July 29, 2015

Crazy Fact

In the year 2006, an Australian tried to sell New Zealand on eBay
July 27, 2015

Learning To Drive

Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks.
July 26, 2015

Auckland Domain, a 360 degree view

See the Auckland Domain, in a perfect panorama.
July 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

The Internet is a big place where a lot of people can voice their opinions, and my mother chooses to pick fights with random people from all over the world who don't have the nicest things to say about me.
July 21, 2015

Raw Comedy - Winter Season

A brand new Winter season of Raw Comedy - the Open Mic for new comedians at NZ's home of live comedy.
July 19, 2015

Crazy Facts

The courts in New Zealand allowed a child to be named ‘Number 16 Bus Shelter’.
July 16, 2015

Snow in the Park is coming to Massey

Get your winter woollies out - snow is coming to Massey next month.
July 15, 2015

Mark Lockett, On The Road Again Tour

NYC based drummer/composer Mark Lockett will be on the road again in July for a brief tour down under.
July 14, 2015

Quote of the Day

In all natural disasters through time, man needs to attach meaning to tragedy, no matter how random and inexplicable the event is.
July 14, 2015

Faces of Auckland: Mexican mum loves NZ

Auckland is one of the most multicultural cities in the world with more than a third of its citizens born overseas and boasting more than 200 nationalities living here.
July 14, 2015

Quote of the Day

I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world.
July 14, 2015

Identity Company off to World Hip-Hop Championships

Good things come in threes for one Kiwi dance company.
July 14, 2015

Quote of the Day

Life just doesn't care about our aspirations, or sadness. It's often random, and it's often stupid and it's often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought.
July 14, 2015

Volunteer helps Dream Centre provide for needy communities

A call for blankets has been met with an avalanche of warm fuzzies.
July 14, 2015



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