For up to date information and advice, visit Auckland Emergency Management.
To report flooding or damage, phone 0800 22 22 00 or contact us online -
Report a problem.
For information about library opening hours,
visit our locations and hours page.
For information about disruptions to other Council facilities, please visit the Auckland Council facility closures page.
This book is a record of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. Marianne's girlhood is packed with adventure, love, great cooking and humour. The stories she tells will speak to mothers and their daughters.
It wasn't until Kate began sharing her mother's messages online that she realized quite how many people would find her mother as hysterical as she does. This book is Kate's brilliantly funny and affectionate story of life with her eccentric mother.
Brooke Shields’ life has never been considered ordinary. Her parents divorced when she was a baby and she was raised by her mother, Teri. In this open memoir about her life and this layered relationship, Brooke shares the story of her journey.
Adapted from the author's solo stand-up show, this is a candid and very funny account of being the mother of a daughter, of how we are sometimes so busy parenting we forget how to be a person, and why learning the history of feminism is important.
Cookbook author Pam Anderson and her daughters, Maggy Keet and Sharon Damelio, the women behind the blog Three Many Cooks, blend compelling reflections and well-loved recipes into one funny, candid and irresistible book.
In this lyrical and moving memoir, Marcia Gay Harden weaves stories of adventures and travels with her mother, reflecting on her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Brilliantly capturing the experience of the mother-daughter bond and coming of age, this book is an ode to the timeless bond between mothers and daughters, and a tribute to yoga and moms - two things that keep us rooted while lifting us up.
Warm, witty and nostalgic, these tales are just like a friendly chat over the back fence, or the banter of a backyard BBQ. You will laugh, you may even cry - but you will recognise yourself and those you love somewhere in these pages.
Becoming a father can be one of the most deeply terrifying, life-changing occasions in a man's life. The fathers in this book explore every facet of fatherhood and show us how being a father changed the way they saw the world - and themselves.
Becoming a dad is the greatest privilege for any man. The author brings the highs and lows of fatherhood to life with hilarious stories and insightful reflections on his own very extensive - and very hectic - experience as a dad of three.
In this read, Backman takes a step back to share his own experience of fatherhood and how he navigates this un-chartered territory. Part memoir, part manual, part love letter to his son, this book relays the big and the small lessons in life.
To Josh Wilker, whose life and writing has been defined by sports fandom, all the joy and absurdity of parenthood is present between the lines of sports almanacs. Benchwarmer is a unique book on humanity and wisdom.
A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from actor Ben Falcone, this book combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy.
A story of thrill-seeking teens, of hope and love, this read reveals a sport and a community that have become a refuge for adolescent boys who don't fit in. It's the ultimate survival story of a modern American family.
Was this page useful?
To ask for help or information, contact us.