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Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions

A well-run meeting saves time and money, increases motivation and productivity, and helps an organisation reconnect with its strategic intent.

May 20, 2019

Bunnings cheap flat pack homes are getting popular

Bunnings has quietly been building flat pack homes under its Clever Living brand that are becoming increasingly popular for first home buyers, a builder says.

May 17, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”

– Saadi

May 16, 2019

Chromacon Indie Arts Festival 2019

Chromacon is a non-profit biennial indie arts festival based in Auckland, New Zealand that celebrates the coming together of creativity, artistic excellence and community.

May 14, 2019

Quote of the Day

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

– Harry S Truman

May 10, 2019

Patronage up on Auckland public transport as commuters ditch cars, figures show

More and more people travelling to Auckland’s city centre are jumping on public transport and leaving their cars at home.

May 8, 2019

The Official NZ Music Month Summit

The Official NZ Music Month Summit makes a welcome return to the Herald Theatre this May. Celebrating our remarkable performing artists and venues, the theme for NZ Music Month 2019 is Discover Live – focused on New Zealanders discovering their new favourite homegrown live act, and supporting the local live music scene across the country.

May 6, 2019

Later-life divorces a financial hurdle for New Zealanders

New Zealanders are divorcing later in life, and it can have serious implications for their finances.

May 3, 2019

Quote of the Day

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

– William Blake

May 2, 2019

Knitwear Design Short Course

This 2 day short course introduces the Shima Seiki Apex Design System for knitwear.

April 30, 2019

Quote of the Day

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

– Virginia Satir

April 25, 2019

Auckland Fried Chicken Festival

After the unprecedented success of last year’s event, the Auckland Fried Chicken Festival is making a return on the 18th and 19th of May, 2019. This time promises to be bigger, better and even more delicious than last year.

April 24, 2019

Abandoned Auckland in photos: Streets empty as residents celebrate Easter weekend out of town

The streets of Auckland are nearly empty as holidaymakers spend their Easter weekends out of town.

April 22, 2019

Quote of the Day

“A people free to choose will always choose peace.”

– Ronald Reagan

April 17, 2019

Backyard Banter: The good, the bad and the ugly of house sitting

My family has spent much of the past month living out of a handful of suitcases while house sitting, scoring cheap rent, or being blessed with free accommodation at various houses in our wider neighbourhood.

April 16, 2019

Board Games Event: LightCon

LightCon is a board and card games event for family and friends to spend quality time together.

April 15, 2019

Easter at Auckland Fish Market

This Easter head to Auckland Fish Market and make the most of your staycation.

April 15, 2019

‘Appalling’ child tooth decay rates in Northland and Auckland

Two-fifths of pre-schoolers in Northland and Auckland have tooth decay, research has found.

April 12, 2019

Kids Go Free

Kids go free these school holidays at SKYCITY Auckland, with a huge range of activities and special offers for the whole family.

April 11, 2019

Quote of the Day

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

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

April 9, 2019

Hāpi 2019 Beer Festival & Symposium

Hāpi 2019 will see top international craft breweries coming to New Zealand and Freestyle Hops Farm and Hāpi Research for the highly anticipated Southern Hemisphere hop harvest, culminating with an intimate world class international invitational beer festival at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on the evening of April 6th.

April 4, 2019

University of Auckland tops global rankings for sustainability

The University of Auckland has been ranked number one in a new global ranking that assesses the social and economic impact of universities.

April 4, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

– John Wooden

April 3, 2019

Wedding Open Day 2019

Join on Sunday, 7th April, as they showcase their stunning Rooftop Terrace Wedding venue with the most amazing views Auckland has to offer.

April 1, 2019

The Great Auckland Flash Party 2019

Sunset Tattoo is excited to present The Great Auckland Flash Party 2019!

March 28, 2019

Doctors urge parents to vaccinate children after baby diagnosed with meningococcal W

Parents and caregivers are being urged to vaccinate their children after a seven-month-old Northland child was diagnosed with meningococcal W.

March 25, 2019

Chocolate & Beer Pairing at Ferment! Festival

Are you ready Auckland for your first ever Fermentation Festival?! They are bringing NZ’s leading artisanal producers to The Cloud, Queens Wharf for the final weekend of March 2019!

March 22, 2019

Auckland’s poorest to suffer most in climate change

Climate change means a quarter of Auckland’s buildings will face flood risk and the city’s poorest communities will be hit hardest, according to a ground-breaking assessment.

March 20, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.”

– John Boyle O’Reilly

March 18, 2019

Auckland is Australasia’s most congested city – more ‘dynamic traffic lanes’ planned to help

Auckland drivers now have an official valid reason for their traffic frustrations, as a new report reveals the city is the most congested in Australasia.

March 15, 2019

Quote of the Day

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

– Dalai Lama

March 14, 2019

Te Mata 2019 Icons & Coleraine Vertical With Toby Buck

March each year sees the highly anticipated release of the new wines from Te Mata, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected producers.

March 12, 2019

Quote of the Day

“No one can figure out your worth but you.”

– Pearl Bailey

March 7, 2019

World On the Street: East & Southeast Asia

Travelling from India, China and Japan, down to Malaysia and Thailand, take your taste buds on a trip through the eastern coast of Asia.

March 6, 2019

Auckland a buyer’s market, Barfoot & Thompson says

Auckland is becoming more clearly a buyers’ market, a local real estate firm says.

March 4, 2019

New Zealand Coffee Festival 2019

NZ’S biggest & only specialised coffee event of the year is on!

March 1, 2019

Lime suspension: e-scooters could be back on Auckland streets soon

An update on Lime’s ability to operate its e-scooters in Auckland is due by the end of the week.

February 28, 2019

Quote of the Day

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

– Bertrand Russell

February 25, 2019

‘Multiple’ close-calls on Auckland’s Northwestern Cycleway spark safety improvement calls

Pedestrians and school children are one misstep away from a serious accident on Auckland’s popular Northwestern Cycleway, according to a local primary school and a pro-cycling group.

February 21, 2019

Quote of the Day

“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.”

– Erma Bombeck

February 19, 2019

Princes Wharf Oyster Festival

There will be all-you-can-eat deals, masterclasses, live music, lavish set menus and everything else you could possibly want to make the most of Bluff oyster season.

February 18, 2019

Auckland buses resume service after third strike in a week

An Auckland commuter will be an hour late for work after bus services were cancelled due to the third strike in a week.

February 14, 2019

H28 Yacht Open Day

The H28 yacht, a popular, affordable, seaworthy, cruising yacht ideal for individuals, couples or young families wishing to spend summer days on the water.

February 14, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.”

– Anthony J. D’Angelo

February 11, 2019

City of 100 Lovers

A first of its kind in Auckland, City of 100 Lovers is a musical comedy that will be a must-see theatre spectacle, for locals and visitors alike.

February 7, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.”

– William Wordsworth

February 6, 2019

Hundreds of Auckland mental health workers resigning, some blaming stress

More than 1600 mental health workers across Auckland’s three district health boards have left their jobs in the past five years, with many current workers saying the staff shortage is at “crisis point”.

February 4, 2019

Norway says its moose statue is tallest. What a load of bull, Canada retorts

Canada’s Mac the Moose has been taunted by Norwegians and cruelly disparaged by US TV host Stephen Colbert.

February 4, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Neither blame or praise yourself.”

– Plutarch

February 2, 2019

Power out in Auckland’s Ponsonby for second time this week

Ponsonby locals are facing a morning without air conditioning after a power outage occurred for the second time this week.

January 31, 2019