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.
Team New Zealand won't be doing a deal with Auckland businessman Mark Dunphy to hold the 2024 America's Cup in Auckland ... At the time of the delayed announcement, Team New Zealand chief executive officer GrantDalton said Dunphy's plans to keep the. Cup racing in Auckland was not a factor in the delay.
A Covid-infected man who escaped from an MIQ facility is in fresh trouble with police - this time for allegedly drink driving and fleeing officers during level 4 lockdown. A police officer was reportedly threatened with bottles after she tackled the alleged offender in SouthAuckland last night ... The officer chased him and tackled him to the ground.
NZ police have made a bizarre arrest after a pair of alleged gang associates were caught trying to enter Auckland with a boot full of KFC chicken and tens of thousands of dollars ... Under Auckland's strict Level 4 lockdown, all restaurants, including take-away services, remain closed.
Two takeaway food fans have been nabbed as they tried to cross the border into locked-down Auckland with $100,000 in cash and a car boot full of KFC. While restrictions in the rest of New Zealand were eased at the start of September, Auckland remains under strict stage four ...
Stride intended to spin off commercial office properties into a new company, Fabric, which was to raise up to $290 million in a share float to buy another office property in Auckland... Fabric was set up as a Stride subsidiary in November 2020 to invest in commercial office ...
An Auckland family who were allowed to cross the city's southern checkpoint by a "compassionate police officer" were later told they would be arrested if they attended their niece's funeral ... The family tried everything they possibly could to get an exemption to leave Auckland during Covid alert level 4, but it was denied.
Confirmation of Auckland's move down to Covid-19 alert level 3 at midnight Tuesday was the main coronavirus news for Monday as Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern marked a month and four days since the Delta variant outbreak began ... When the car did pull over, officers found they had come from Hamilton and were trying to get into Auckland.
Police have arrested two gang associates they say were trying to get past Auckland's border on a back road, with a large quantity of cash and KFC... When the car did pull over, officers found they had come from Hamilton and were trying to get into Auckland.
Allan Sanson said he'll be contacting the Prime Minister's office as well as the Department of Justice to find out how the prisoner was allowed into Waikato while Aucklanders aren't allowed leaving the city unless for special reasons. ... "So how the heck did they ever remand somebody out of Auckland? I cannot believe that." .
AucklandTransport and the police have joined forces for a zero tolerance campaign amid an increase in bus drivers being assaulted and verbally abused during the Level 4 lockdown ... “Not only do we have transport officers, but there is CCTV on all public transport in Auckland.
Community leaders are calling for new Auckland Covid-19 bypass flights from Whangārei. NorthChamber chief executive Steve Smith said it was not good enough there were no direct bypass flights to or from the city while Auckland was in level 4 ...Northland is in level 2 but effectively cut off from the rest of the country by Auckland.
Community leaders are calling for new Auckland Covid-19 bypass flights from Whangārei ... NorthChamber chief executive Steve Smith said it was not good enough there were no direct bypass flights to or from the city while Auckland was in Level 4 ... Northland is in Level 2 but effectively cut off from the rest of the country by Auckland.