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City centre businesses celebrated

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Monday 12 Jun 2023

Congratulations to the city centre people, places and spaces that have received awards lately! Collectively the work they do helps to make the city centre a vibrant place to be and its wonderful to see them recognised by their peers. 

Lewisham Awards 2023

Our winners were celebrated for offering outstanding wine, cocktail and front-of-house experiences, championing sustainability, innovation and being an all-round hospitality hero. Three out of the four businesses scooped two awards apiece. 


Bepoz Outstanding Innovation

Antipodes Sustainability Award

La Fuente

Negociants New Zealand Outstanding Wine Experience

Parasol & Swing

Insurance Advisernet Outstanding Front of House: Cal Ross

Restaurant Association Hospitality Heros: Adam Neal


Blanc Outstanding New Establishment

Pernod Ricard Outstanding Cocktail Experience

Next up is the Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence. Several city centre businesses have been announced as finalists. Winners will be announced over 27/28th June 2023. Good luck everyone - read the full list of nominees here

NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards

Beautiful buildings add so much to urban environments and here in the city centre. Congratulations to the following firms and spaces:

Bull O' Sullivan Architecture:

Housing: 'Kauri' Housing - Alterations & Additions: 'Keene Family Home'

Noel Lane Architects

Housing: 'Swallow Point House' (created in association with Rowe Bactens Architecture).

Monk Mackenzie

Housing - Multi Unit: Jevois Apartments

JWA Architects

Commercial Architecture: 'Woollen Mills'

Berneau Architects

Commercial Architecture: 'Ponsonby Central II' (created in association with Paul Brown & Associates)

Warren and Mahoney Architects

Commercial Architecture: '10 Madden'


Education: 'St Kentigern Girls' School' and 'St Kentigern Macky Building and Specialist Facilities'

Peddle Thorp

Heritage: 'The Hayman Kronfeld Building'

Isthmus Studio

Interior Architecture: 'Isthmus Studio 246 by Isthmus Studio

Toa Architects

Public Architecture:'Te Taumata o Kupe Nuku'

City centre Places that received NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards:

  • Heritage: Administrator House by Rogen Nash Architects
  • Heritage: The Hayman Kronfeld Building by Peddle Thorp
  • Interior Architecture: Origine by Jack McKinney Architects
  • Interior Architecture: Isthmus Studio 246 by Isthmus Studio