Pop in Waitematā

Pop in Waitematā

Many will recall last year’s experience of Walking in Trees; the popular installation walk through Albert Park’s majestic Moreton Bay Fig tree, and the only recently departed intriguing artwork anchored by six beehives in Victoria Park; The Park. Both were two of last...
Auckland celebrates 175 years

Auckland celebrates 175 years

Over the next 3 days Auckland is celebrating its 175th anniversary with an incredible range of happenings. The full programme is available here. Most of the events are free and family friendly. Lower Queen St and Quay St in front of Queens Wharf is open for people to...
Franklin Road Christmas Lights Opening

Franklin Road Christmas Lights Opening

Last night ( 1 December 2014 ) Shale Chambers, Chair of the Waitemata Local Board spoke at the opening night of the famous Franklin Road lights. Tonight I’m here to acknowledge a special bunch of people; the residents of Franklin Road. Thank you for sharing your...
Relaunching the rocket

Relaunching the rocket

After decades of requests to Auckland Council’s predecessors with no success, the Albert Eden Local Board listened and delivered what the community had pleaded for…to open the rocket in Rocket Park. It’s a clear example of why Local Boards work and decision...
Auckland Heritage Festival 2014

Auckland Heritage Festival 2014

The annual Auckland Heritage Festival 2014 was launched last night by Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse at Shed 10.  One of the themes of this year’s festival is First World War. Cr Mike Lee spoke at the launch about the heritage of the Great War – “in the...
Fair Trade Fortnight 3 – 18 May 2014

Fair Trade Fortnight 3 – 18 May 2014

In 2011 the City Vision led Waitemata Local Board was the first Board to support Fair Trade and the vision of making Auckland a Fair Trade City.  A year later with the support of the Mayor  Auckland was declared Fair Trade. At the Fair Trade Auckland Power of You...
Heritage Festival gets underway

Heritage Festival gets underway

The Auckland Heritage Festival  2013 starts today.  At the opening in Shed 10 last night Councillor Sandra Coney warmly thanked the ‘do it yourself’ history heros in our community who are integral to the success of sharing our history with our...