Mānawatia a Matariki! Tips for how to celebrate

The recognition of Matariki with a public holiday is a huge moment for Aotearoa, says The Spinoff, making it the first reintroduced indigenous holiday in the world. But while the campaign to teach New Zealanders about its history and traditions has been overwhelmingly...

RURU a winner again!

Ruru, Auckland Council’s conservation information system has again won national recognition for use of geospatial technology, this time at the 2021 ALGIM awards (Association for Local Government Information Management) where it won the Geospatial Project of the Year...

Making cycling easier across Auckland

Cycling is a great way of cutting carbon emissions, but if you’ve never used pedal power to get around, it can seem a bit daunting. Help is at hand, says Auckland Council, thanks to numerous community-run groups across Auckland called “bike burbs”. Operated...

Eden Park seeks $6.3m more from ratepayers

Outgoing mayor Phil Goff predicted three years ago that the owners of Eden Park would be back for millions of dollars from ratepayers, Newsroom says – and he has been proven right. The bid for $6.2 million from ratepayers comes three years after the council took...

Stardome puts on a show for Matariki

The story of Matariki is being shared every evening in Auckland this week, by coloured spotlights shining into the central Auckland sky, RNZ reveals. Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is putting on the show as part of its celebrations for the first Matariki public...