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PRADA Cup Finals 13-24 February


The finalists are now confirmed, and Ineos Team UK and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli will fight it out in the 36th America’s Cup Challenger Series finals. Roads will be busy around race viewing sites, especially if race course ‘C’ is chosen on race days. It’s easy to get to the Race Village, to Tamaki Drive, or to Devonport using buses, trains, and ferries, so leave the car at home and give it a go. Also, Use the AT Mobile app and don’t forget to get your Limited Edition 36th America’s Cup AT HOP card, available at all AT customer service centres, or online.

Auckland Unlimited have developed some new, fun but low impact activations at Selwyn Reserve, Mission Bay on America’s Cup Race Days. Activities include buskers, roving performers dressed up to excite and engage with the public, and free face painting, and would be for the following two periods:

• The Prada Cup Finals race days (14– 24  Feb) 1-7pm

• The 36th America’s Cup race days (6-22 March) 1-7pm

For details on travel options for the Cup visit

The Hyundai Marine Sports Centre, Home of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club and the Akarana Eatery is open for business at the prime waterfront position iŌkahu Bay...


 Okahu Bay Stormwater 

Public Line Installation - K Line - Notice

Update from: Josh Nicodemus - CB Civil- Site Engineer

CB CIVIC will begin new public line installation 
starting Monday 27 th July 2020.

This public line will be affecting the Orakei Domain/Ngake Street Walkway which we will be drilling right underneath it (highlighted below) 

This is currently our biggest line to install which will be a continuous drill of 180m. Method will be to wield these pipes from the rugby club car parks which will then be dragged down towards tamaki bay drive. Once full length has been wielded together – we will start to pull pipes with excavator towards our drill machine on Orakei Domain (Highlighted above).

  What you need to know:

  • CB CIVIC will be starting on Monday 27th July with both excavation on walkway (Closing walkway) and Ngake Street closure.
  • We will blocking access to bowling club for one day when we are pulling pipe.
  • We will be having 2 medium size diggers onsite to assist with installation.
  • Trucks will be coming in 
  • and out of area to deliver material – A traffic management system will be      
    in place.
  • The works will not take no more than 8 weeks to complete. The long duration is due to the complexity of the work planned and to ensure we have covered all aspects to ensure a safe installation.

  If you have any questions please please contact:

 Josh Nicodemus   I   Site Engineer  I   022 038 1565

Alcohol ban review

Do you think alcohol is a problem in your area? If so, we need you to provide evidence, otherwise 

under new legislation, some alcohol bans in our area will lapse.

We are required to provide documented evidence of alcohol-related crime or disorder in our public places to keep an alcohol ban, so we want to know of any alcohol-related issues in these public areas so we can make a case for which bans to keep.

Submissions on alcohol bans are open from 19 June to 17 July. Visit or phone 09 301 0101.

Volunteering with the Citizens Advice Bureau provides a stimulating and rewarding opportunity to people wanting to have a positive impact on the lives of others.  The Remuera Eastern/Bays Bureau is currently looking for volunteers who can train as interviewers in October, enquiries can be made online or at 4 Victoria Avenue, Remuera. 

Changes are coming for the Bureau, with the announcement that 4 Victoria Ave will be sold.  They are continuing to operate as usual in the meantime while looking for a new venue.  The organisation is committed to providing a service in the area, and hopes they can successfully relocate with the assistance of the Orakei Local Board.  

New bus services in 
Auckland’s central suburbs

On Sunday 8 July 2018, AT launched new bus network for Auckland central suburbs. 


Most current services had change, including bus routes, route numbers, timetables and some bus stops. 


How has it affected you?



Orakei community garden Manaaki Whenua’ (care of the land) at the Orakei Community Centre. 

‘Growing places where community thrive and people flourish’
            ‘E tipu nga hua, te puawaitanga o te tanagata’ 

Jenny at the Orakei Community Centre runs an organic community garden at the back of the centre (have a look the next time you’re there if it’s still daylight!) 
and she is on the lookout for new volunteers.
0274873905 |e-mail

Every Wednesday a small group of volunteers from different walks of life, devote their time to maintaining this garden to grow organic vegetables and herbs to share with our community. Being a volunteer opens an opportunity to connect with other like-minded people to learn new skills, to work towards producing a sustainable garden into the future. This community garden  also works closely with ‘Gardens4health’ who run regular workshops around Auckland.