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.
A 501 deportee with a chequered past has failed in his bid to gain a liquor licence for his downtown Auckland private members club ... But the Auckland District Licensing Committee is not shutting the gate entirely on Moses Folau's hospitality industry aspirations ... (Photo / Auckland Council) ... (Photo / Auckland Council).
Parliament is ablaze with gossip and rumour this morning ... 10 and the Tory whips' office being behind the rumours. BishopAuckland MP Dehenna Davison was so enraged by her name being mentioned as a possible Labour defector that she even took to Twitter to declare that 'for the avoidance of doubt, again, I’m not bloody defecting ... .
SpeedingAuckland motorists be warned, police have a new tool in their fight against dangerous drivers in the Super City - an unmarked motorbike. The motorcycle has recently arrived in Auckland, part of a national trial that began in Canterbury in March then moved to Wellington.
StateCaptureCommission chairperson JusticeRaymond Zondo has found against the SABC’s former acting general chief executive officer ... No one will tell the SABC what to do, says Hlaudi Motsoeneng, speaking at the press conference held at the SABC offices AucklandPark in June 2016.
An Auckland firearms owner whose details were stolen from a disused police station wants answers from cops over how much risk he and is family are in ...Yesterday, in a public notice, police announced anyone who dealt with the Auckland City DistrictArmsOffice from 2003 to 2018 was potentially caught up in the breach.
Police are investigating another ram raid incident in one of Auckland's most affluent suburbs. Officers were called to the Liquorland Boutique on Jervois Rd, in Herne Bay, about 3.15am after reports of an incident ... Several burglaries around Auckland overnight ... .
On June 17, the AucklandOffice held a mango promotion conference from Taiwan, China, to showcase the high-quality fresh mangoes that were directly delivered to New Zealand by air from Taiwan that week, and to promote the development of Taiwanese agricultural products in the New Zealand market.
More than two thirds of Auckland's $58.9 million light rail spend has been on consultants, Newstalk ZB can reveal ... A spokesman for Wood's office added successive governments have failed to future-proof Auckland with a proper linked-up rapid transit system.
Finding common ground and trust would have been pivotal to negotiating a ceasefire between two rival motorcycle gangs, a former police officer and Auckland councillor says ... It follows a three-week blitz of shootings and suspicious fires across Auckland.