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Photo update: a new hotel opening this week and more on the way

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Tue 5 Jun 2018

There's a boom in new hotels being built in Auckland's city centre in response to the huge and growing demand for high quality accommodation for local and i

Striking NZICC artworks unveiled and what's next for public art

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Tue 5 Jun 2018

Two enormous and striking art works by New Zealand artists Sara Hughes and Peata Larkin will cover 5,760sqm of wall space at the New Zealand International Convention Centre when it opens next year.

May Auckland City Centre Advisory Board update

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Tue 5 Jun 2018

Here’s a quick wrap up of what was discussed at the most recent ACCAB meeting – of which we are a member and where we provide advice to Council on city projects as well as the allocati

The return of Artweek and how you can be part of it

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Fri 1 Jun 2018

Artweek Auckland, the annual celebration of art in galleries, businesses and public spaces, returns to the city centre from 6 - 14 October. 

Proposed changes to vehicle access through Freyberg Place

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Mon 21 May 2018

Since the new Freyberg Place and Ellen Melville Centre reopened in September last year, they've begun to thrive as spaces for community and events.

Destination AKL 2025 and what it means for the city centre

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Fri 18 May 2018

We’ve been involved in helping shape the new Auckland visitor strategy which sets out the direction for Auckland’s visitor economy for the next 7 years.

Feijoa, elephants and growing community and food in the city

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Fri 18 May 2018

For the past three years, a group of feijoa-loving, community-minded city centre-dwellers have come together on a May evening for the Quietly Raucous Feijoa Festival.

Changing gears – the growth of cycling in the city centre

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Fri 18 May 2018

At the Mason Bros. building in Wynyard Quarter, 16% of workers get there by cycling, eight times as many as Aucklanders on average1. Only 20% get there by car, less than half the Auckland average.