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.
His right arm lists D Block and also Mt Eden, the Victorian era prison in Auckland where Wickliffe landed as a 14-year-old after going on a road trip in a stolen car with mates who’d escaped a welfare home... maximum security prison, and Mt Eden, a Victorian era prison in Auckland.
The Gooders kept dairy cattle, but the rigours of the Great Depression forced them from their farm and the young family moved to Belmont on Auckland’s North Shore, where they established a market garden on land that today would be worth millions of dollars ... With No9 Dot Simons adding an unbeaten 30, they helped Auckland to reach 103.
The Boeing 78709 Dreamliner takes three hours to jet over to Auckland, landing at 19.45. After a three-hour layover, NZ0006 departs Auckland at 22.45 and lands in Los Angeles at 14.45 on the same day after 12 hours in the air ... NZ0005 takes just under 13 hours to reach Auckland, landing there at 07.45 two days later.
The Act party looks set to reject the Government's new housing policy, which will make it easier to build more houses on land in cities ... It is unusual for Act, an historically libertarian party, to oppose a bill which will remove red tape for people wanting to develop land.
Skill shortages, limited infrastructure, and rampant material costs are stopping houses being built and an incoming law change won't fix that, according to Auckland councillor ChrisDarby... With the support of National, the government is to make councils adopt intensification of cities and let them rezone more greenfield land.
But above and beyond it all, is the councils and their determination to hang onto to land come hell or high water, or at least make the process so difficult people simply give up ... He threatened, particularly AucklandCouncil, over access to land and threatened to legislate ... The new default is three stories up and three units per block of land ... .
These three household names all secured runner-up finishes at the BNP Paribas Open but failed to land the title. Now Norrie – the understated, Auckland-bred left-hander – has the chance to go one further ... Now Norrie is well placed to make this the second straight big American title to land in British hands. Have we ever had it so good? ... .
Analysis - Auckland's outlook is bleak as cases surge and the government starts preparing for worst-case scenarios, hospitals get ready to deal with the crisis and home isolation will have to be used to help ease pressure on the already stressed MIQ system ... "It's right across Auckland ... Cabinet will on Monday review Auckland's settings.
Police have arrested and charged a man who allegedly travelled from Auckland to Wānaka earlier this week, allegedly breaching Covid-19 lockdown restrictions ...People aged 12 and over need to get a test before crossing the boundary from Auckland, whether by land or air.
New Zealand is an emerging market in APAC, with factors such as availability of renewable energy, free cooling solutions, a stable and investor-friendly business environment, and access to large swatches of land outside cities such as Auckland and Wellington likely to boost ...
South Wairarapa District Council has closed two coastal campgrounds for overnight camping because of a one-in-100-year flood risk ... In 2018, a popular campsite in Piha was closed after an AucklandCouncil report found the land to be unsafe and said that future floods could result in loss of life ... Ellims volunteered to administer this plan ... ....
The Aviation Security Service previously confirmed three teams of aviation security officers from Auckland had been been providing security assistance at Hamilton, Whangārei and Kerikeri airports following the shift to alert level 3 ... The team arrived on the first flight from Auckland on Saturday, landing just before midday.
Covid-19 Response MinisterChris Hipkins is rejecting suggestions Auckland's border is too easy to flout, after two women travelled to Northland and have since tested positive ... "A land-based border is pretty tricky for a country like New Zealand where a huge amount of our economic activity happens in Auckland.".
I mean there are only so many swear words tolerable on air, but expressing the rage of Aucklanders right now would use up a lot of them ... And it’s landed in Auckland, as well as Northland and Waikato laps this past week, that we're potentially not getting out of this anytime soon.