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.
Campaigners, unionists and a councillor have ramped up calls for the resignation of the Ports of Auckland boss Tony Gibson, having hand delivered a letter this morning calling for him to quit ... Auckland Councillor Efeso Collins also showed his support by turning up at the delivery ... at Paremoremo [Auckland Prison] or Mount Eden [prison].
The Government appoints a new group to help navigate NZ's post-vaccine future and employers in primary industries desperately push for a Pacific travel bubble. Pfizer vaccines are prepared for use. Source. Associated Press... Protesters are gathering at the Ports of Auckland offices this morning to demand the resignation of chief executive Tony Gibson ... .
In 2002, when one of her passengers spoke about childhood dreams the psychology behind them, it got her thinking about her own childhood aspirations of becoming a police officer ... She talked about her feelings to retired PoliceOfficerJohnPegler, who was a receptionist at the women's lodge in Auckland where she stayed.
An Auckland company that didn't declare an overseas investor has been ordered to pay $140,000 in fines and legal fees ...Limited broke overseas investment rules when it bought a $9.2 million property south of Auckland in 2017.
Some pointed out that beefed-up grants to first-home buyers would make little impact in markets such as Wellington and Auckland, with young people still despairing of ever getting a foot on the housing ladder ... Hamish, 31, Auckland ... Bruno Royce, engineer, Auckland‘I worry for my children’ ... Office worker, 55, Auckland‘Hard to swallow’.