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Auckland International Buskers Festival

An unmissable line-up of international and local performers will hit the streets over Auckland Anniversary Weekend with energetic displays of breakdancing, music, hula-hoops, fire stunts, acrobatics and more!

January 14, 2019

Quote of the Day

“To live happily is an inward power of the soul.”

– Marcus Aurelius

January 11, 2019

SeePort Festival 2019

Ports of Auckland’s SeePort Festival is a three-day celebration of Auckland City’s beautiful waterfront and rich maritime heritage. The family-friendly festival is one of New Zealand’s largest free events, returning in 2019 for its sixth year of seaside fun.

January 9, 2019

Delay on enforcing Auckland’s red light cameras may end soon

Delays to fully enforcing Auckland’s new red-light camera network may be overcome soon as police and Auckland Transport resolve technical problems.

January 7, 2019

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.

January 4, 2019

Lime e-scooters’ Auckland trial extended until the end of March

Lime e-scooters will be on Auckland pavements for at least another three months.

January 3, 2019

Quote of the Day

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

January 2, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Forgiveness is the final form of love.”

– Reinhold Niebuhr

December 21, 2018

‘Please stop coming’: Families turned away as demand for food parcels outstrips supply

On Thursday at 4.36am, Papakura Marae started turning away families queuing for that morning’s limited supply of emergency food parcels.

December 20, 2018

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training 18 Days Intensive

Are you passionate about yoga and ready to take the step toward further personal transformation? Is it your dream to make a living by doing what you love? Would you like to deeply understand the teachings and practices of the ancient traditions of yoga or become more specialised than you already are? Then the certified Yoga Teacher Training at Kawai Purapura is for you.

December 18, 2018

Smartphone data could help prevent youth suicide – but there are privacy risks

Smart phone data could soon be used to identify those at risk of suicide to get them help quickly, but some academics are concerned about data security.

December 14, 2018

Twelve Days of Christmas Market

Skycity is celebrating Christmas in style with 12 days of Christmas Markets right under the sky tower 12-10 pm daily with so much going on, you wont want to miss it.

December 11, 2018

Quote of the Day

“There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.”

– Harry S Truman

December 10, 2018

Auckland’s Waiwera hot pools to stay shut for summer as fight over site continues

Waiwera hot pools looks set to stay closed for summer as a fight between the leaseholder and landowner won’t be resolved until arbitration in February 2019.

December 8, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.”

– Sigmund Freud

December 6, 2018

Connect Christmas Market

Connect Christmas Market, a collaboration with General Collective and Generator, offering an exciting and unique shopping experience in the GridAKL precinct, for one day of Christmas shopping.

December 4, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.”

– Arthur Helps

November 20, 2018

Auckland’s troubled red light camera roll-out may accelerate

Auckland’s troubled roll-out of red light safety cameras could be pushed through in three years rather than ten years.

November 16, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Real riches are the riches possessed inside.”

– B. C. Forbes

November 14, 2018

NZ Irish Fest

For the first time, this November, Kiwis and Irish alike, will come together to celebrate everything Irish with a massive four-day celebration, with over sixty events, across three cities, as part of the inaugural NZ Irish Fest.

November 11, 2018

Quote of the Day

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”

– Rene Descartes

November 9, 2018

‘Bee-friendly’ weather behind early start to swarming season

High pressure, light winds, drier conditions and plenty of sun appears to be the right recipe for honeybees this swarming season.

November 9, 2018

Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour

Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour – in celebration of her sixth studio album and fourth RIANZ #1, the critically-acclaimed reputation featuring tracks “…Ready For It?”, “Call It What You Want”, “Gorgeous” and RIANZ #1 “Look What You Made Me Do” – will be produced and promoted by Live Nation in Australia and New Zealand.

November 8, 2018

Hell Pizza stops selling fireworks after customer animal welfare complaints

Pizza chain Hell has canned its fireworks sales after customers raised concerns for the welfare of animals.

November 7, 2018

Rotten shark made you queasy? A vomit bag for every guest at the Disgusting Food Museum

The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It’s the worst. Or so says the expert.

November 4, 2018

ACC numbers reveal a 27-fold increase in e-bike related accidents in last five years

There has been a 27-fold increase in accidents involving electric bikes but advocates say the numbers reflect the success of the new mode of transport, rather than any failure in safety.

October 29, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 Carnaval

Join on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November when Federal Street comes alive with the sights and sounds of Carnaval!

October 28, 2018

Apple dumps Auckland call centre putting jobs at risk

Apple has cancelled its contract with Auckland call centre Concentrix which is expected affect at least some of the more than 100 jobs.

October 25, 2018

Auckland Historic Bar Crawl

A walk through central Auckland City looking at the history of the city, New Zealand, and how alcohol has helped to change and shape us. You will experience some of our history, culture, some bars, monuments, and places that tie all of those together to tell the story of alcohol in New Zealand.

October 24, 2018

Quote of the Day

“There is nothing permanent except change.”

– Heraclitus

October 22, 2018

Bike Rave

Bike Rave Auckland is back this Biketober – a glowtastic night ride around the city brought to you by Bike Auckland. Bedazzle your bike, dress in your wildest outfit, blast some party tunes and be ready for sensory overload!

October 18, 2018

Few women apply for high-paying jobs: Trade Me

Women aren’t putting their hands up for New Zealand’s highest-paying jobs.

October 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”

– John W. Gardner

October 16, 2018

‘We won’t stop until they listen’: Auckland truckies drive in convoy to protest fuel tax

A convoy of Auckland truckies battled peak hour traffic to protest against the price of fuel.

October 14, 2018

Quote of the Day

“The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.”

– John Burroughs

October 11, 2018

Calls for body cameras as stop-go workers face verbal abuse and thrown objects

Road workers are fed up feeling the wrath of angry motorists with objects and insults being thrown at them.

October 11, 2018

Pain at the pump: Fuel prices forcing Northland midwives to turn away women

Midwives in Northland are being forced to refuse help for women living in outlying areas because of high fuel prices.

October 11, 2018

Auckland Heritage Festival: POAL Heritage Tugboat Sailings

Ports of Auckland is proud to support 90-minute cruises aboard the iconic William C Daldy steam tugboat during this year’s Auckland Heritage Festival.

October 9, 2018

Loss of nearly $1m predicted as bus stop replaces car parking in Auckland main street

Retailers will lose close to a million dollars in the lead-up to Christmas after car parks were turned into a bus stop, a frustrated business association manager says.

October 5, 2018

NZ’s Second Annual Beer & Bacon Festival

New Zealand’s first ever Beer & Bacon Festival is back for its second year bringing you all the beer, bacon, bacon & beer you can handle.

October 3, 2018

Quote of the Day

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

– Jack Dempsey

October 1, 2018

Overload 2018 – NZ Comic and Manga Convention

Overload NZ Comic Manga Convention is a community-focused annual event where local indie comic and manga artists can exhibit and sell their work.

September 28, 2018

Quote of the Day

“The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.”

– Finley Peter Dunne

September 27, 2018

Will Auckland’s fuel tax increase bus fares? Youth push council for answers

Young Aucklanders who are concerned the fuel tax could push up public transport costs have urged the council to be clearer on how the levy will affect them.

September 25, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

– Mother Teresa

September 21, 2018

Residents say workers on a large daycare are blocking their narrow no-exit street

Residents of a no-exit street are having to drive over the verge and squeeze onto a busy road with contractors’ vehicles choking the street.

September 19, 2018

Hawker Style Vietnamese Street Food

Enjoy a chilled glass of wine or beer to compliment your meal and complete the evening with a sweet and refreshing Vietnamese dessert.

September 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”

– Harry S Truman

September 14, 2018

Pestival

This event is part of Conservation Week 2018 – conservationweek.org.nz

September 13, 2018

King tide forces closure of lanes on Tamaki Drive in Auckland

Lane closures are in place for Auckland’s waterfront road Tamaki drive, due to a predicted high tide.

September 11, 2018