The cervical cancer stats in Aotearoa are devastating. Remind all the women you love that screening is the best way to keep your teke meke!
September 14-20 is Wiki o te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week. Kaua e Whakamā - Kia Kaha! Don’t Be Shy - Give it a Try!
Mālō e lelei! Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga is on from September 6-12 this year. ‘Oku ke lea fakatonga?
We've done it before and we'll do it again. Auckland, we're in Level 3 and we can get through this together!
100 days free from community transmission of COVID-19 is great news. Let's keep it that way!
The 2020 theme for Cook Islands Language Week is Kia pūāvai tō tātou Reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani i Aotearoa: That the Cook Islands Māori language may blossom throughout New Zealand.
The theme for Kiribati language week 2020 is 'Ribanan te Taetae ni Kiribati e Kateimatoa ara Katei ao Kinakira;' meaning 'Nurturing Kiribati language promotes our Cultural Identity and Heritage'.
Whether you’re driven by the impending doom of climate change or the plight of our marine wildlife, we need to tackle our addiction to plastic…
As the tiny eyes of Matariki rise on the North East horizon just before dawn, Māori New Year celebrations begin. Welcome to Matariki 2020
If our team of five million can eliminate Covid, what else can we get done together?
Belong Aotearoa is hosting a free seminar to provide the latest information and updates from Immigration New Zealand, cover what you need to know about voluntary departure compared to involuntary deportation, provide guidance on getting the right professional advice and share affordable options on where to get that advice.
There are services providing support and advice throughout lockdown as well as information in a range of languages…
Calling for a more gender-balanced world is not about exclusion. It’s about sharing platforms, sharing opportunities and sharing power.
Whether Waitangi Day is a source of pride, shame, reflection or confusion; let’s make it a day of meaningful discussion
We wish warm and happy greetings to you all as we celebrate the new lunar year and welcome the Year of the Pig!
Throughout summer you can enjoy free movie screenings in parks across the city. Find out which Movies in Parks event is on near you...
All of us at Planet FM wish you a safe and relaxing summer. Take it easy, drive safely, and look after each other
With summer fast approaching, many of us are ready to hit the pool and the beach. Let’s make sure you and your loved ones avoid the Swim Reaper…
This is the month to let your mo’ grow and show your support for men’s health. Can’t grow one? There are other ways to tautoko…
Mālō ni! Tokelauan Language Week is being held from 27 October - 2 November this year. Learn more about the culture and language of Tokelau…
A celebration of light over darkness, Diwali is celebrated here and everywhere, and Planet FM wishes everyone very happy festivities.
Nacawa ni vosa vakaviti / Fijian language week is Sunday 6 October - Saturday 12 October this year.
Fākatalofa atu! Celebrate the language and culture of Tuvalu with us. Tuvaluan Language Week is Sunday 29 September – Saturday 5 October.
If you are eligible to vote in the local elections, you should have received your voting papers. Make sure you have a say in the running of your city.
Among everything else going on, Auckland is LOW on water, and we all need to do our bit to help...
From June 2 Objectspace is home to a photographic exhibition that beautifully documents Cambodia’s painful past
May 18-26 is Youth Week and the theme for 2019 is We are more than you see; He wai hōhonu a mātou. Find out what’s happening in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond…
May is New Zealand music month and the theme is “Discover Live”. There are gigs happening across the country throughout May, so get out there and find out who’s making great noise!
This Thursday at Basement Theatre you can hear four women share their stories, all centred around "that" question and how it feels to be asked.
The journey to mental wellness can’t be made alone! Telling someone to reach out for help is fine, but reaching out to offer help is just as important.
Are we willing to turn the compassion we’ve seen in the last week into meaningful change? Are we willing to have difficult conversations about who we are?
Our hearts and minds are with those most affected by the horrific events in Christchurch that claimed innocent lives
Vaccination is important to help prevent further spread of the measles infection. Are you and your family up to date?
The value of language preservation is often underestimated, but it shouldn’t be. February 21 marks International Mother Language Day.
The first week of February marks International Interfaith Week. Whether you’re full-faith, no-faith, or somewhere in-between, a little understanding can go a long way
This summer after you slip, slop and slap, why not slink along to some of the free movie and music events happening all over Tāmaki Makaurau?
You don’t have to be directly affected by disability to support the inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Want to enjoy the wonderful Waitākere Ranges without contributing to the spread of kauri dieback? Good! There are plenty of great spots in the wild west…
Our time with antibiotics is running out. The WHO has an urgent request: Think Twice and Seek Advice. Misuse of antibiotics puts us all at risk.
Ko e tau fakafiafiaaga he Vagahau Niue mo e tau Aga Fakamotu! Celebrating Niuean Language Week, October 13-19
Jackie Clark of grassroots organisation The Aunties won this year’s NZ Women of Influence Supreme Award. Here’s why…
Sept 15-23 is Conservation Week. Find out how you can get involved and help to take care of our unique natural treasures.
Since 1923 Forest & Bird has played a crucial role in preserving New Zealand’s environment and native species. Find out about the work they do and how you can support them.
Tackling the challenges of the future requires vision and planning. The Auckland Plan 2050 outlines the direction for this city and where we see ourselves in 30 years time.
Currently only 4% of kiwis roll up our sleeves and donate, yet approximately 3,000 donations are required each week to meet hospital needs.
Arbor Day, World Environment Day, World Oceans Day – three days to help heal our home – Planet Earth. See tips on mutual support for all that sustains us.
May 24-30 is Samoan Language Week. Here are a few tips for beginners who want to get tautalatala with their Samoan speaking friends and aiga…
Its bountiful waters nourished generations of people before us. It provided food, leisure and livelihood. Now, it is overfished and often unswimmable. Join the move to save the Hauraki Gulf.
There are 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste on Earth. The theme for Earth Day 2018 is “End Plastic Pollution” and looks at solutions, including saying no to single-use plastics.
It is sad to have to avoid some of our beautiful walkways for a while… but not as sad as losing our kauri population. Forested areas and tracks in Waitākere will close from May 1.
From “pollination paths” to community gardens, work is underway to ensure our precious bee population can survive and thrive. Help make Auckland a bee’s most liveable city!
The Many Meanings of Easter are represented in our now commonplace eggs and rabbits. But why did these become the symbols of what we often think is a Christian festival?
In Greenland and Colombia, Canada and Aotearoa, Australia and Indonesia – across the planet the original inhabitants of nations are struggling to retain their lands, their languages and lifestyles
One of the most compelling sculptures at the 2017 Sculpture on the Gulf Exhibition on Waiheke Island was a work by Tiffany Singh, developed in partnership with the Auckland Resettled Community Coalition.
If your voting papers have turned up… Fantastic! Now’s your opportunity to exercise your democratic right and have your say in who represents our city. Voter turn-out, particularly for local elections, is typically pretty abysmal in this country. But the fact is local governments are determined by local people and if only a small number of people vote, there’s no reason to expect fair representation at that level.
Read your papers, find out what each candidate stands for, and ensure that you vote for the issues that best reflect you, your family, and the needs of those in the community who aren’t able to vote.
You voting papers must be posted (there is no cost) and must arrive at council by noon on October 12, but you can post your vote any time before then. Do it now!
If you are enrolled to vote but have not received your voting papers, you can contact the electoral officer on (09) 973 5212 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on local elections and how to vote, click here.
And for a comprehensive overview of candidates and policies, The Spinoff has created an online tool that allows you to see in detail the priorities of Auckland’s Mayoral candidates and their approach to a range of local issues such as Rates, Climate Change, Public Facilities, Housing and Transport. Click here to explore their comprehensive guide.