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Latest news, press releases, opinion and more. View upcoming events below.

Spending up in the city centre over Christmas 2017

News story
Issue date: 
Mon 12 Feb 2018

We saw increases in several of the areas we measure over the Christmas period last year. Consumer spending, transactions and pedestrian counts were all up compared to the previous year.

Opening up the Albert Park Tunnels to the public

News story
Issue date: 
Mon 12 Feb 2018

A group of tourism and transport experts want to see the tunnels under Albert Park, sealed since the end of WWI, opened for public access.

Viv Beck: Bold leadership on Art Gallery funding an encouraging start to 2018

Opinion
Issue date: 
Mon 12 Feb 2018

Our mayor recently made a bold step to declare his support for allocating more money for the Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tāmaki in Council’s long-term plan.  Bold - because it seems he listened to views that differed from his own and changed his e

Events

Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover

Date: 
Saturday 24 Feb 2018
Venue: 
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre

Auckland Viaduct becomes a vibrant Race Village for the Stopover with the Viaduct Events Centre acting as Race HQ.

Auckland Conversations: transport funding in the new 10 year budget

Date: 
Wednesday 28 Feb 2018
Venue: 
Aotea Centre, Lower NZI Conference Room, Aotea Centre

Auckland Council's ten year budget and will be released for public comment at the end of February.

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays

Date: 
Sunday 4 Mar 2018
Venue: 
Quay Street

New Zealand’s largest fun run and walk begins on the city centre's waterfront at Quay Street, with over 30,000 participants making their way along Tāmaki Drive towards the Eastern Bays to complete the race.

Auckland Arts Festival

Date: 
Wednesday 7 Mar 2018
Venue: 
Wynyard Quarter

Auckland Arts Festival returns in March 2018 with an exciting programme of performances and events from New Zealand and across the world, bringing the best of culture, creativity and cool to venues across the city centre.