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.
Most of the private investors were Australian, buying about $117m of retail and industrial properties, followed by Germany with a $29.3m investment in a Wellington office building, Singapore with a $28m Auckland office building, and Canada with a $24m investment in industrial property in Auckland.
Two Crips gang members who killed a father of three in a shotgun ambush outside a SouthAucklandhome - shooting him in the back at close range, after having already inflicted a fatal wound to his torso - remained stand-offish today as they were each handed life sentences ...Craig Kapitan is an Auckland-based journalist covering courts and justice.
The 2018 death of an Auckland police officer battling personal troubles has been formally ruled a suicide ... When an Auckland police officer crashed his car while driving with more than four times the legal alcohol limit in his system, he probably knew his career was over.
New Zealand Prime MinisterChris Hipkins has tested positive for Covid-19 and will work remotely while isolating, his office said on Sunday, two weeks out from a general election ... minister's office said in a statement.
The 29-year-old man has been charged with carjacking a driver using an air rifle and pointing the airgun at other members of the public ...Police confirmed they shot an armed man who allegedly attempted to carjack two vehicles in WestAuckland. Police said armed officers were quickly on the scene, “approaching the man and challenging him ... .
The newAuckland site consists of a large open market floor, office and staff areas, several expansive coolstore spaces, purpose-built truck and heavy vehicle driveway access for efficient delivery of produce and collection of orders, designed to meet the diverse needs of customers from New Zealand’s largest supermarkets to artisan restaurants.
High demand is reflecting rising rents with JLL forecasting an increase of more than 12 percent over the next five years for Auckland's premium office spaces. "In Auckland, average net prime office space rents now command $566 per sqm, up 1.6 percent compared to the last quarter, having now risen for the last five quarters in a row," Read said.
The remains of the children were discovered when the suitcases were bought in an auction for an abandoned SouthAuckland storage unit ... She returned to New Zealand voluntarily - a written agreement allowing SeoulHigh Court to expedite the extradition process - and in November was accompanied by three New Zealand officers on a flight to Auckland.