Auckland (/ˈɔːklənd/AWK-lənd), in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300, 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Māori, Auckland's name is Tāmaki Makaurau and the transliterated version of Auckland is Ākarana.
The Auckland urban area (as defined by Statistics New Zealand) ranges to Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the northwest, and Runciman in the south. It is not contiguous; the section from Waiwera to Whangaparaoa Peninsula is separate from its nearest neighbouring suburb of Long Bay. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the few cities in the world to have two harbours on two separate major bodies of water.
Auckland (or, more formally, City of Auckland) was a New Zealand electorate. It covered the core of Auckland during the early days of New Zealand democracy, when the city was small enough to be covered by two or three seats.
In a statement, Ministry of Health said Auckland's Medical Officer of Health approved a transfer plan for the patient, taking into account the safety of the UN worker and the crew transporting her - with strong protocols in place for the transfer.
Fiji has reported 1301 new cases of Covid-19 for the 24 hours to 8am yesterday. The government also confirmed nine more deaths, bringing the toll to 227... Dr Fong said the deaths were reported on the 26-27 July ... In a statement, NZ's Health Ministry said Auckland's medical officer of health had approved a transfer plan for the patient ... .
Wang went missing from Auckland in August 2017 and his body was found over two and half years later in March 2020, buried under a layer of concrete off Desert Road... Earlier in the day, another police officer said the Massey, West Auckland house they believed Wang was murdered in showed no evidence of blood whatsoever when it was forensically tested.
In the most high-profile clash this year, a member of the Head Hunters allegedly fired a pistol in the crowded lobby of the five-star Sofitel hotel on Auckland's waterfront ... Constable Matthew Hunt was fatally shot in West Auckland last year, the first police officer to be killed on duty for a decade.
Eli Epiha, who killed Hunt in Massey, Auckland, on June 19, 2020, was this afternoon found guilty of attempting to murder Constable David Goldfinch, Hunt’s police partner ... Epiha and Bracken have been on trial at the High Court in Auckland for two weeks ... Coster said the trial was a “brutal reminder” of the risks police officers faced daily. .