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.
Air New Zealand’s A320 service between Auckland and Hobart will begin on Thursday, April 22 ... Air New Zealand flight NZ197 will push back from Auckland at 09.00 local time to land in Hobart four hours later at 11.00 local time ... NZ198 will depart Hobart at 12.30 local time to land in Auckland three and a half hours later at 18.00 local time.
Arguably, the primary target of this policy package is stopping the inexorable upward march of (mainly Auckland) house prices ...Without policies that reform construction sector regulations and open up more land for urban housing, there is little prospect of Auckland house prices stabilising while current demand-driven trends persist.
Peanuts being picked in Northland. Source. rnz.co.nz ... "The food bowl in Auckland's getting smaller and smaller through housing, and the Kaipara region's got a good opportunity, fertile land, to actually increase the variety of food that we grow." ... The crop was being farmed on Allister McCahon's land - but he said it was not the first for the area ... .
Doing some dodgy eyeliner, wobbling in my heels from lack of practice, forgetting to eat dinner ... ‘It is only now I realise the toll the pandemic has taken’ ... Read more ... I had been lucky to weather the pandemic and months of lockdown relatively unscathed, but when I’d landed at Auckland airport it felt like a siren inside my brain finally fell silent ... .
An ambulance was called to treat an injured worker at the Ports of Auckland last week - just two days after a damning report revealed widespread safety concerns ...Maritime Union Auckland spokesman Grant Williams said she landed on her tailbone and suffered a number of injuries.
AucklandAirportCEOAdrian Littlewood says his team is also excited and ready to roll out its systems for processing quarantine-free passengers ... Kiingi Tuheitia is leading supporters to the High Court in Auckland this morning as a land rights dispute continues.