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Help shape Auckland’s growth
Have your say on the draft Auckland Unitary Plan by 31 May.
Keep Auckland moving
Have your say on the Consensus Building Group's proposals for Auckland’s transport system.
Will you step forward for Auckland?
Find out more about standing in this year's local government elections.
Queen's Birthday rubbish collections
Make sure you put your rubbish and recycling out on the right day this Queen's Birthday.
Celebrating Auckland's unique nature
The International Day for Biological Diversity 2013 is 22 May.
Help clear the way
If you see debris blocking a stormwater inlet on a street or in another public place, please contact us.
Get involved with Auckland Heritage Festival
Expressions of interest are being sought from those wanting to contribute to this year's festival.
Rates notice reminder
If you pay your rates in quarterly instalments, your fourth payment is due by 5pm on Monday 27 May.
Celebrating business success
Make your business stand out from the crowd by entering the 2013 Westpac Auckland Business Awards.
Enrol now to vote
Aucklanders who are eligible to vote in the 2013 local government elections need to be on the electoral roll by 23 August.
OurAuckland news listings
Historic house restored
Hulme Court in Parnell, one of Auckland’s oldest houses, has undergone a $2m restoration.
Sappho sculpture relocated to Horotui Square
An Auckland Art Gallery installation, which had been in storage following the gallery’s redevelopment, is now outside for all to see.
Auckland fire ban lifted
The full fire ban enforced in the Auckland region due to one of Auckland’s driest summers has been lifted.
Putting children and young people first
Youth Week is 4-12 May. Here we look at how Auckland Council is putting youth first.
New Lynn on the rise
Construction of west Auckland’s first high-rise building in New Lynn’s Merchant Quarter starts in May.
Letter from Len - May 2013
Tens of thousands of Aucklanders have got involved in the draft Auckland Unitary Plan discussion.
More school children to access zoo education
Around 10,000 children from Auckland’s low-decile schools will be able to take part in the zoo’s education programmes over the next three years.
Gem of the month - May 2013
Te Ara Moana is a new multi-day kayak trail along Auckland’s south-eastern coast.
A brighter Auckland future
Solar power is providing most of the electricity for two council buildings.
Wynyard Quarter streets receive a revamp
The transformation of Halsey and Daldy streets is now underway.
Remember to flush your taps
Take note of this simple precaution from Watercare.
Auckland projects scoop awards
Over 25 awards were given to Auckland's open spaces at the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Awards.
Auckland business confidence surges
Auckland Economic Quarterly reports a surge in business confidence, the latest sign that the regional economy is strengthening.
Auckland Unitary Plan - help shape Auckland
Have your say on the rulebook that will shape the way Auckland grows.
Free pools for young people
From 2 April, young Aucklanders aged 16 and under will have free access to council-owned pools.
Cycleway of the month - April 2013
A new cycle track at Ngāti Ōtara Park has added to the list of attractions at this popular community recreation hub.
Gem of the month - April 2013
Hellaby House is set amongst landscaped gardens and now surrounded by regenerating native forest.
Council tackles sports fields
The first projects from Auckland Council's sports field improvement programme are nearing completion.
Rodney Local Board is providing funding to various community-led projects that aim to protect against pests and predators.
Draft Annual Plan update
Nearly 4000 Aucklanders have had their say on the council’s draft Annual Plan 2013/2014.
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