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.
Tuila'epa called the FAST actions treasonous ... FAST wants the court to stop the HRPP from using this decision to delay vacating government offices and allowing FAST to begin governing the country. AucklandUniversity law lecturer, Fuimaono Dylan Asafo, called this decision by the Court of Appeal a judicial overreach ... 2 seat ... .
Three people have been hospitalised after a suspected overdose outside SkyCity hotel and casino in central Auckland. Police and multiple ambulances responded to the incident around 8.30am. A police officer told the Herald three people - two females and one male - had been transported to hospital after ingesting or inhaling some sort of substance ... .
"The Wellington market continues to show strong demand for prime grade office, underpinned by an increase in the public sector workforce ... Precinct has a broad range of office and retail buildings in Auckland and Wellington, including the recently completed Commercial Bay development on Auckland's waterfront. .
Out of pocketAuckland businesses trading alongside a giant CityRail Link trench say they may fold before the project is complete. The Albert Street business owners protested outside the Auckland Council building today, demanding compensation for interruption caused by the $4.4 billion underground rail project.
CentralAuckland business owners say officials have been complacent in the 'decimation' of their livelihoods, during CityRail Link construction. After more than four years of road closures and construction noise, two dozen people protested on the steps of the Auckland Council offices this morning demanding compensation.
CentralAuckland business owners say officials have been complacent in the "decimation" of their livelihoods during CityRail Link construction. After more than four years of road closures and construction noise, two dozen people protested on the steps of the Auckland Council offices this morning demanding compensation.
AucklandCouncil and Auckland Transport (AT) were seeking about $2.7 billion over the next three years ... Auckland Council group chief financial officer Peter Gudsell said that was 6.5 percent less than what was expected over the next three years under the Auckland Transport AlignmentProject (ATAP).
Firefighters will maintain a "significant presence" overnight at the scene of a fire in a SouthAuckland car yard ...Source. Joanna Richards ... Source. Shelly Turei ... Auckland RegionalPublic Health Service's (ARPHS) medical officer of health earlier said it was expected scrap metal, car parts, tyres, petrol, oil and other possible pollutants to be involved.
The injuries have been described as "the worst seen inflicted on a young child" by police. As Ritika was taken away by police officers at AucklandDistrict Court today, a woman yelled ... Ritika was found guilty of ill treatment and neglect of her 8-week-old girl at a jury trial at Auckland District Court. (Photo / File) ... Where to get help ... .