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.
Conflict between two notorious gangs escalated with shots fired inside an Auckland hotel on Thursday morning ... Up to 20 police officers carrying guns were seen storming the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour lobby while customers and staff in the adjoining cafe were bundled out a separate entrance to safety.
Armed police have descended on Auckland's Viaduct this morning after a dramatic firearms incident near a luxury hotel and reports of gunfire. Up to 20 police officers carrying guns were seen storming the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour lobby while customers and staff in the adjoining cafe were bundled out a separate entrance to safety.
Residents of an Auckland community house fighting eviction hope a court judgement will put an end to the landlord's alleged scare-mongering tactics ... Five other residents remain at the property, which also has a cafe. Both parties appeared at the High Court in Auckland on Monday about the future of the property ... Photo / DeanPurcell ... .
But the true magic of Paris lies in experiencing some of its local favorites and lesser-known gems in charming boulevards, cozy cafes, and bustling bistros. The 6th Arrondissement, for instance, is the literary heart of Paris, known for its cafe culture ... Most will start in Auckland with great shopping, diverse cafes, and cool international nightlife.
TodayThe Detail is out the back of an Auckland cafe to find out about the life and society of bees, and the deadly pests that threaten New Zealand's $5 billion apiculture industry ... She runs beekeeping classes, rescues bees and rents out hives to cafes, businesses and families around the city.
A woman not long out of school has won $10,000 after various issues with her employer, including limiting breaks and an unexpected disciplinary meeting in the middle of an Auckland mall after which she was comforted by a customer ... The cafe franchise was operated by Bourson Limited, and De Kai (Larry) Lu was the sole director at that time.
The rich-lister had been on trial during the past month in the High Court at Auckland, accused of indecently assaulting three men in the early 2000s, 2008 and 2016 ... He was offered a room to stay at the businessman's house after moving to Auckland ... The entertainer had organised a meeting with the first complainant at an Auckland cafe in April 2016 ... .
A cash-starved Auckland cafe that feeds the homeless through people "paying it forward" has been saved after the community kicked in tens of thousand of dollars. Merge Cafe on Karangahape Road has been a space where the city's homeless can grab a tea or coffee, and where punters can buy a meal for themselves and also one for someone in need.
An Auckland café owner accused of failing to display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code has had his court date pushed out again ...Dilip Rupa, who owns Rupa's Cafe in Freemans Bay, has been a no-show at the Auckland District Court multiple times, citing a medical condition.