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Auckland Fried Chicken Festival

Fans of delicious, succulent chicken get excited as we have something epic planned for you. On the 12th of July, fly into La Cigale for the first ever Auckland Fried Chicken Festival!

June 21, 2018

Snow In the Park

Get out your snow shoes – Snow in the Park is back!

June 19, 2018

Train user calling for angle parking along Pukekohe’s Station Rd

A Pukekohe train user believes he has a simple solution to help ease Pukekohe train station parking woes.

June 19, 2018

The Dragon Boat Festival Cultural Experience Day 2018

Experience zongzi making, face painting, balloon twisting, craft making.

June 15, 2018

National says Government are ‘moving goal posts’ to make Auckland light rail stack up

The Government and Auckland Council are keen to build a light rail service from the Airport to the CBD and then out west, at a cost of around $6b.

June 14, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Be not simply good – be good for something.”

– Henry David Thoreau

June 11, 2018

Almost half of Kiwi parents would move house to get into ‘right’ school zone – poll

Parents have long been going to radical lengths to secure their children a place in coveted schools – from dramatically downsizing, using fake addresses and even leaving the family home to rent in another area.

June 8, 2018

Quote of the Day

“It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.”

– Gertrude Stein

June 7, 2018

Secret Winter Garden

This June come and immerse yourself in Auckland’s most hyped pop-up of the season.

June 5, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

June 1, 2018

What you need to know about Auckland’s regional fuel tax

Auckland will become the first city in the country to bring in a regional fuel tax, after councillors voted 13-7 in favour of the proposal on Thursday.

May 31, 2018

Auckland Eastern Market

Auckland Eastern Market is the only market in Eastern Auckland. Good quality fruit and vegetables at the best prices. A large variety of food vendors, and a specialist bric-a-brac area.

May 30, 2018

Paerata School kids worried about stream get no response from Mayor

The children of Paerata School are so worried about the future of their local stream they’re asking the Auckland mayor for help.

May 28, 2018

NZ Hot Sauce Festival 2018

Join likeminded chilli heads for the only event of its kind, the NZ Hot Sauce Festival. The third annual event is back and packing more punch than ever, with unique events now set over two days.

May 25, 2018

Auckland bus drivers cycle across city to up ’empathy’ levels

Some Auckland bus drivers – including those with “attitude issues” – are being made to cycle across the city in an effort to up their empathy for cyclists.

May 24, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.”

– Thomas Browne

May 22, 2018

Concussion in junior rugby hits five year high

Data obtained by Stuff showed the number of concussions lodged with ACC for junior rugby players was at a five year high across across nine of the 13 regions it held data on.

May 18, 2018

Quote of the Day

“If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.”

– John Galsworthy

May 16, 2018

Networking Drinks – Business Owners, Entrepreneurs & CEOs

Come & join for networking drinks & nibbles. Meet other Members – Entrepreneurs, CEOs, thought leaders & inspiring people.

May 14, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”

– William Blake

May 11, 2018

Te Atatu Peninsula Artisan & Handmade Market

Celebrate Kiwi creativity and talent with us. Experience an ever-changing smorgasbord of artisan and handmade products each market day, made by talented artists and craftspeople who love what they do.

May 10, 2018

Hillary Clinton considered moving to NZ after loss to Trump

At a talk in Auckland on Monday night, the former first lady and secretary of state said she had received invitations from many Kiwis to come and live here following her loss.

May 8, 2018

Riversdale Park – Whau Arts Festival 2018

Auckland’s most exciting arts festival, the Whau Arts Festival is back in 2018 and set to be a neighbourhood block party like no other.

May 4, 2018

Riversdale Park – Whau Arts Festival 2018

Auckland’s most exciting arts festival, the Whau Arts Festival is back in 2018 and set to be a neighbourhood block party like no other.

May 4, 2018

Midwives march around the country for better funding

More than 200 midwives and supporters have marched on Parliament asking Government to accept a proposed funding model for midwives.

May 3, 2018

Quote of the Day

“We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

April 30, 2018

Ambulance crews abused and threatened on the job every day

Getting abuse hurled at you every day, being grabbed at and having a knife brandished at you has become the norm for some New Zealand paramedics.

April 27, 2018

Quote of the Day

“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.”

– Virginia Satir

April 26, 2018

Quote of the Day

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

– Robin Williams

April 20, 2018

Splash Holiday Kids Program

Rixen Cableways NZ is the first an only Wakeboarding in Auckland. It is a Social Enterprise activating the Lagoon and getting kids out on the water.

April 18, 2018

The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour

Kevin Hart is bringing his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ to New Zealand in 2018 and will perform 360º in-the-round – a first for a stand-up comedy tour of this scale.

April 17, 2018

Another bus driver strike to affect Auckland commuters from Tuesday

Commuters will be put out once again as bus services are cancelled due to strike action.

April 16, 2018

2018 Korean Day

2018 Korean Day is purposed to introduce and exchange the Korean culture with other ethnic groups. The event is a bunch of experience of traditional and modern of Korean culture.

April 12, 2018

Warning of gales, storms, tornados after coldest night of year

Kiwis picking up the pieces after the southerly storm that battered the country are facing more stormy conditions, with warnings of gales, severe thunderstorms and possible tornados.

April 12, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.”

– Booth Tarkington

April 11, 2018

Wellington, Auckland shopping hotspots still tightly-held, but growing number of empty shops

Retail strips in Auckland and Wellington are starting to show vacancies after a number of well-known fashion brands went bust last year.

April 6, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.”

– Philip Sidney

April 4, 2018

Devonport Dog Parade

Celebrate your love of dogs with a free action-packed day of events, entertainment, doggy goods and services.

April 2, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.”

– William Penn

March 28, 2018

EcoWest Festival – Urban Nature Walks

Come and explore the reserves, streams, and wetlands in West Auckland’s urban areas. These nature walks are a great alternatives to tracks within the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area. Brought to you by EcoMatters.

March 27, 2018

Aucklanders need to pay more to fix environmental issues, Forest & Bird says

Saving kauri and ridding Auckland of pests won’t be done with the council’s proposed targeted rates, Forest & Bird says.

March 26, 2018

Ed Sheeran

Two Grammy Awards, six billion YouTube views, 70 million online followers, hundreds of thousands of tickets sold across four Australian and New Zealand tours, and a firm foothold on the top of our album and single charts: Ed Sheeran needs no introduction.

March 23, 2018

Mould in Middlemore Hospital buildings so advanced it could breach walls, report shows

The Government will sink $11.5 million into fixing decay at one of the country’s busiest hospitals as a report revealed it was riddled with mould.

March 22, 2018

Upsurge in traffic turns road into difficult-to-negotiate obstacle course

Potholes, cones, a myriad of road signs, a fallen tree, loose gravel, chipped seal and disconnected driveways that go nowhere – Park Estate Road could be the perfect defensive driving training ground.

March 16, 2018

Stunning New Zealand Seafood – Flavours of the Season

Celebrate tonight where Chef will create recipes that perfectly complement the flavours of the season. New Zealand is abundant with seasonal produce – match this with ‘fresh off the boats’ seafood from the Auckland Fish Market to enjoy a unique experience.

March 12, 2018

Volunteer helps Dream Centre provide for needy communities

A call for blankets has been met with an avalanche of warm fuzzies.

January 23, 2018

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.

January 23, 2018

Identity Company off to World Hip-Hop Championships

Good things come in threes for one Kiwi dance company.

January 23, 2018

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.

January 23, 2018

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.

January 23, 2018