Auckland’s Business Improvement Districts (or ‘BIDs’) are 48 areas across the region where local businesses have agreed to work together, with support from Auckland Council, to improve their business environment and attract new businesses and customers.
Heart of the City has been advocating strongly for a holistic and integrated approach to transport planning in the city centre that has great place making front of mind. We are heartened to see recent moves towards this approach by Auckland Transport in closer association with Auckland Council and hope to see this continue at pace.
Join us for Restaurant Month, returning to the Heart of the City from 1 - 31 August 2017. Auckland's biggest dining event is back for its seventh year and will once again showcases the best of the city centre’s restaurant scene across 31 days of incredible foodie experiences.
Look at us Kiwis, a bunch of risk-taking, rule-bending, fresh-thinking suck-it-and-see adventurers, right? Who wouldn’t want to be one? So if we really do think that’s who we are, how come our transport planning isn’t keeping up with the ideas now transforming the cities of the world? Not radical ideas, just orthodox planning ideas. Like: banning cars from the middle of town.