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.
Analysis - The January 27 storm that hit Auckland broke all previous rainfall records and has caused widespread damage, mostly from flooding and landslides. But while climate change helps explain the intensity of the rainfall, the way land has been used and built on in the city is a major factor in what happened.
Some WestAuckland residents whose properties have repeatedly flooded say their homes should not be repaired or rebuilt, and the land returned to nature ... "There was a tiny home that floated down a road in Auckland - those were our neighbours," said Judge ... "Everything has been lost" - West AucklanderDerek Judge duration 4′ .28″ from MiddayReport.
The clubhouse was quickly evacuated ...Photo / Supplied ... No access is currently possible to the grounds around the club, as the land is still unstable. Although all urban beaches in Auckland are currently “black-flagged” due to wastewater contamination and no patrols are operating, all Northland beaches remain open and lifeguards are on duty. .
Around the region Passengers were left disappointed last weekend after spending more than 13 hours in the air on a flight that never landed at its intended destination. Emirates airline had to return to Dubai on its way to Auckland, New Zealand, on Friday when the destination city’s airport closed due to flooding.
Passengers on an Emirates flight bound for Auckland, New Zealand that left Dubai on Friday morning ended up landing at the same airport it took off from just over 13 hours later ... Not the longest flight in the world anymore, but this Dubai-Auckland flight probably feels like it today.
SouthAuckland's horticulture industry is centred on the Pukekohe Hub, 4359 hectares of some of New Zealand's most fertile and productive land. According to Auckland Council's 2019 Climate ActionFramework it generates $327 million a year, the equivalent of 26 percent of New Zealand's total domestic value for vegetable production.
In an unusual incident, an Emirates flight that started from Dubai on Friday morning flew 9,000 miles to land at the same airport 13 hours later. Apparently, the plane was scheduled for New Zealand'sAucklandAirport.
Passengers on an Emirates flight bound for Auckland, New Zealand that left Dubai Friday morning ended up landing back at the same airport where it took off a little more than 13 hours later ... Auckland Airport was forced to close at the start of the weekend due to severe flooding.
“We are really concerned for the areas north of Auckland. They seem to bear the brunt of the next heavy rainfall event.” Luis Fernandes, a meteorologist at the MetService, said the heavy rainfall would also put Auckland at risk of land slips, which are similar to landslides.
Gut-wrenching scenes face WestAuckland residents as they return to their properties to assess the damage from storms, floods and landslips. It is now the fourth day of Auckland's state of emergency and red rain warnings remain in place with more heavy rain forecast ... One of the Auckland suburbs hardest hit on Friday night was Ranui.
Travellers flying with Emirates to Auckland on Friday had a long trip to nowhere when the aircraft they were travelling on turned back to Dubai after seven hours in the air ... The aircraft was unable to continue to its destination as Auckland Airport announced it was closing because of major flooding.