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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

2019 New Zealander of The Year Awards Gala

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Gala is a celebration of the Best of Us recognising those outstanding New Zealanders who use their passion to make our country a better place.

January 29, 2019

Auckland Anniversary weekend traffic starts to build

Holiday traffic has already begun to build up as motorways become crowded with Aucklanders fleeing the city for the first long weekend of 2019.

January 25, 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 23, 2019

Quote of the Day

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”

– Vince Lombardi

January 21, 2019

Renting: Your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, flatmate or boarder

As the rental crisis bites, it’s becoming more difficult for Kiwis to find appropriate rental accommodation.

January 18, 2019

Quote of the Day

“A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.”

– Lillian Gish

January 17, 2019

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