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.
The SouthIsland dairy company Synlait Milk is back in the black as its ingredients division saw higher than normal sales, while its major customer rebalanced inventory levels. Key numbers for the 12 months ended July compared to a year ago ... The company made a $11.9 million one-off gain from the sale and lease-back of its Auckland land and building.
Meanwhile, a replacement crew is now en route to Fiji to take over from the current crew and bring passengers to Auckland... On Monday, the airline's first inaugural direct flight from New York landed in Auckland but without 65 passenger bags, so it could meet load limits.
An Auckland woman is glad to be alive after an ill-fated off-road trip in the Kaimai Range saw a vehicle plunge down a ravine, leaving her with a broken back and unable to walk ...Photo / Auckland rescue HelicopterTrust ... Auckland Helicopter Rescue team were dispatched to the scene at 11.45am last Tuesday by ambulance control, pilot James Tayler said.
The Christchurch mayor has written to the minister for the environment asking him not to intervene to enforce denser housing rules in Christchurch ... The city's environment and planning arrangements were quite different to Auckland and Wellington, and the city had ample land zoned for urban development, Dalziel said ... ....
Darby said he wanted to clarify if the Auckland... But an Environment Court decision released last year said the cumulative loss of Auckland's prime land was accelerating, with urban sprawl set to eat up to 31,270 hectares of the city's most productive land over the next 35 years.
Hollywood starJason Momoa says he was "star struck" to meet the All Blacks in Auckland yesterday, with the Hawaiian actor receiving signed jerseys from the players and posing for selfies with the equally-impressed ABs ... The Aquaman star landed in Auckland on Friday and was welcomed with a traditional pōwhiri - a Māori performance.
Our cities and towns need to grow but not at the expense of the land that's best suited to grow our food," Parker said ...That's why we are moving to protect our most fertile and versatile land," he said, highlighting some main food production areas in New Zealand including Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury.
Vegetable and fruit growers are calling the new policy to protect fertile land a "triumph" but say it has been a longtime coming. Councils will now have to map and manage areas with fertile soil, protecting the land from being developed for housing. An Auckland produce grower said the new policy should have been implemented long ago.
SouthAuckland's horticulture industry is centred on the Pukekohe Hub, 4359 hectares of some of New Zealand's most fertile and productive land ... Auckland Council planning committee chairman ChrisDarby said in May he had grave concerns about the amount of highly productive, food growing land that was being lost to housing and development.
Creane had just graduated from the New Zealand Skydiving School at Parakai and was on an Auckland Skydive jump on the day of the March 15 Christchurch mosque attacks when he hit the ground at speed after attempting a low-altitude turn ... landing position before striking the ground.
Cathy Carpenter from Auckland travelled to Indonesia for a two-week holiday with her nine-year-old daughter but were instead stranded in Bali an extra week after their flight was canned. Ms Carpenter was originally booked to fly back to Auckland from Bali via Melbourne on Saturday, July 24, landing back in NZ at 5 am on Sunday.