The viaduct in Auckland’s harbour is receiving yet another artistic makeover just in time for hosting the Rugby World Cup in September.
The Auckland City Council has contracted Auckland fashion designer, Miranda Brown, to design a 50 piece flag installation to be displayed along the waterfront in the central business district.
The council hope that the flags, [...]
A Puketapapa Local Board member says the approval of a new Warehouse store in Royal Oak is “counter to all the things we are supposed to be doing under the new Auckland”.
Michael Wood has expressed concerns over the new development, and says they are shared by some local residents and organisations.
“We’ve got this new supercity, and one [...]
The congregation of Auckland inner city church St Matthew-in-the-City may have waited more than a century for the development but this month finally sees the installation of a full-sized organ that has taken years of fundraising.
The new organ was built over two-and-a-half-years by Henry Willis & Sons Organ Builders in Liverpool, England. The company was chosen [...]
New Zealand Olympic rower Rob Hamill has just finished a documentary tracing the capture and murder of his older brother Kerry at the hands of the genocidal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia – a film Aucklanders can expect to see in late July.
Nineteen-year old Kerry Hamill went missing in 1978 on a sailing trip to visit [...]
The efforts of Auckland community groups in cleaning up the city’s waterways were celebrated at a water-care expo at Unitec last week.
The annual Wai Care expo focuses on community involvement in waterway projects.
Wai Care has 105 groups that regularly test water quality and feed their results into Auckland Council’s database.
An awards ceremony was held to [...]
A local art project is helping refugees overcome isolation and language barriers in the Auckland region.
Over the past 18 months participants in the Connecting Communities Through Stitch programme have created 18 embroidered panels based on where refugees come from and cultural icons that are important to them.
They have been meeting at community centres in Northcote, [...]
The work to semi-pedestrianise parts of Elliott St in time for the Rugby World Cup is running behind schedule and unlikely to be ready in time, according to some workmen on the site.
The final phase of the upgrade- the section at the Victoria St end of Elliott St – is scheduled for completion by April [...]
A new support group for people with bipolar disorder is set to start in Glenfield this month.
The name of the group, Two Worlds, refers to the two extreme moods those with bipolar experience, the lows as well as the highs.
Co-organiser Rebecca, who preferred not to be fully named, says those suffering from bipolar will be [...]
Top New Zealand musicians have been busking this month throughout the streets of New Zealand – and Central Park in New York – to help raise the $3 million needed each year for the Child Cancer Foundation.
Foundation spokesperson Megan Horsburgh says the event was inspired by a fundraiser Kiwi band Luger Boa held last [...]
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