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.
A total signal failure across the Auckland rail network this morning could have ended in disaster and is causing ongoing delays, some up to 40 minutes long ... The train was forced to stop its service on the outskirts of Auckland in Papakura.
Residents of a quiet rural south Auckland community say ...Kenny Ardmore Limited (KAL) plans to build and operate a solar farm with 18,000 solar panels, on 13 hectares of land at Ardmore, south Auckland.
Blockhouse Bay residents are pursuing legal action against AucklandCouncil over a dispute involving land originally gifted for pensioners and a new development by Kāinga Ora ... Part of the land now ...
Collins was a youth worker and became an Auckland councillor for the Manukau ward, and chair of the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board for three terms from 2016 to 2022 ... this was the land of milk and honey.
A person that witnessed a pedestrian being hit by a car in Auckland’s CBD last night said the victim “jumped at the last moment” before landing on the vehicle’s windshield ... “He rolled off the windshield to his left and landed on the concrete.
MayorWayne Brown's proposal for the Long TermPlan was put forward last year, and includes establishing a $3 billion wealth fund for the city, and plans to free up some land at the Port of Auckland for public use or development.
In 1863, Ngāti Whātua entrepreneur Paul Tūhaere sailed a 56-tonne schooner called Victoria from Auckland to Rarotonga... Tūhaere and his hāpu were given land on Rarotonga, and the Victoria was soon sailing back to Auckland loaded with tropical fruit.
So far, Costco has only one store at Westgate on Auckland’s northwest fringes and nothing has been announced since about where it might go next ... business on 6.3ha for a Costco on the Rolleston land.