AK79 is a compilation album of punk bands active in Auckland, New Zealand in the late 1970s released by Ripper Records in 1980. The album was compiled by Bryan Staff, with iconic artwork from Terence Hogan. Bands featured on the original compilation include The Swingers, The Scavengers, The Primmers , Proud Scum, Toy Love and The Terrorways. An initial pressing of 500 was sold to a retailer. It was later reissued on LP and cassette via CBS but deleted in 1982.
The defining record of the Auckland punk scene, it became rare and sought-after over the next decade.
An expanded and remastered CD version of the compilation was compiled by Simon Grigg and Roger Shepherd. This was released jointly by their record labels Propeller Records and Flying Nun Records in November 1993. This issue was expanded to include tracks by The Suburban Reptiles, The Spelling Mistakes, The Features, The Marching Girls and further titles from the acts on the original album.
The reissue was remastered, and partially remixed, by Grigg, with expanded artwork by Andrew B. White. The liner notes were by Grigg, Terrorways' drummer Kerry Buchanan, and Staff.