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.
Two councillors have come to verbal fisticuffs at today’s AucklandCouncil budget meeting ... He wanted to know if “responsible officers” believed that a proposal to return Bledisloe Wharf to the council was “misleading” for public consultation when the Port of Auckland is 100 per cent owned by the council.
Auckland protesters are being told to meet at 7am at the start of all three major motorway routes into the city. Auckland Transport, police and NZTA are working together to prepare for possible disruption across Auckland’s motorway network ...Police, Auckland Transport and the Auckland Mayor’s office have been approached for comment ... Whangarei ... Auckland.
We've just had our first uninterrupted season of professional women's rugby in New Zealand ... "I think that you still have to be incredibly intentional about change," Beard said at NZR's Auckland office, sitting across from a TV playing a Black Ferns promo on an endless loop ... The most obvious was the poor crowd turnout for the recent WXV 1 tournament.
Auckland's mayor says the city needs central government to made key legislative changes in order to get the city functioning better ... "Wellington set up Auckland Council so stupidly some years ago," he said ... "It would be really good for Auckland if more people moved into the city.".
A draft of AucklandCouncil's Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for 2024 outlines a plan to "transition to a fortnightly kerbside rubbish collection" ... "This is one of the most inconvenient and unproven changes that council officers have ever proposed, and it would be deeply unpopular with many Aucklanders," Newman said in a statement.
Police are preparing for another pro-Palestine protest at the entrance to the Port of Auckland this evening, saying while they recognise the lawful right to protest, they will be there to uphold the law ... This is despite ZIM no longer docking at the Port of Auckland (POAL) ... Scenes from previous pro-Palestine protests in Auckland.
AucklandCouncil group chief financial officer Peter Gudsell has resigned - the second senior staffer to leave the council since September. Gudsell’s departure in February comes midway through work on a new 10-year budget - the biggest financial measure that comes around every three years ... .
Other emails show officers discussing the 28-year-old USAR truck in Auckland "failing at every second response we put her on", and "playing up again" just five days before the Anniversary Day floods ... In July, the officer so frustrated during Gabrielle, saw yet another business ...