Heart of the City is Auckland's city centre business association. We represent and promote businesses located in the city centre, with an overall aim of fostering its economic success. We are committed to developing a central city that all Aucklanders are proud of, that is a thriving place to do business, is accessible, vibrant, and a great place to be.

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June Quarter Spending Up 7%
Spending at HOTCity businesses was up 7%, and transactions were up 13.2% year on year. By comparison, our competitors spending was up 5.8%, and transactions 5.5%. The highest performing categories were Fashion, Health and Beauty, and Hospitality.
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Heartmarks - Our Winter Campaign
Designed to drive increased visitation and spend in the city centre over the quieter winter months, the campaign asks Aucklander's to share their favourite places, spaces and experiences in the city centre through Instragram. The campaign will feature prominently across multiple channels including NZ Herald Press and related publications, Outdoor Adshels and digital advertising as well as being delivered via a strategic media partnership with NZME and Viva.
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CRL Enabling Works & Public Transport Changes
The first phase of the City Rail Link begins later this year. During construction, public transport movements in the city are being made a first priority. In order to provide an effective and efficient means of moving most people in, out and around the city, new bus lanes will be installed on a number of streets, including Wellesley Street and Victoria Street.
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Restaurant Month returns for 2015
Now in its fifth successful year, HOTCity's Restaurant Month has more momentum than ever, with a vast line-up of gastronomic events, menus and personalities catering to all tastes and budgets. This event delivers real returns for our restaurant businesses.
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