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Editorial & Opinion

The value of Auckland’s city centre for business

Opinion
Issue date: 
Tue 1 May 2018

This piece by our CEO Viv Beck was originally published in Colliers Lease: Auckland City Office Space 2018.

Doris de Pont: How fashion connects you to a time and place

Opinion
Issue date: 
Mon 19 Mar 2018

NZ Fashion Museum's Doris de Pont talks about Bruce Papas - an iconic figure in Auckland fashion history - ahead of an exhibition of his garments and sk

City centre business people tell us why investing in the city is so important

Opinion
Issue date: 
Mon 19 Mar 2018
Business people from Auckland's heart of the city tell us why investing in great public spaces and transport is so important. Thanks to, Andrew Stringer (CBRE New Zealand), Bruce Ross (Jason Books), Donna Hutchins (Mojo Coffee), Giapo Graziolo (Giapo Ice Cream), Peter Kerridge (Kerridge & Partners) and Sarah Solaris (The Vault).

Pat Menzies: Fashion traditions and selling Aucklanders their first Docs

Opinion
Issue date: 
Mon 19 Mar 2018

Pat Menzies talks about selling generations of Aucklanders their first pair of Doc Martens, traditions and staying relevant.

Simon Pound: Creating something a little bit special with Ingrid Starnes

Opinion
Issue date: 
Mon 19 Mar 2018

Ingrid Starnes' Simon Pound talks about the charms of the High Street District and why it's so important that events like 4 Days of Fashion in the City take

Jamie Whiting: The non-existent digital vs. bricks and mortar death match

Opinion
Issue date: 
Fri 16 Mar 2018

Barkers' Jamie Whiting looks at how technology has changed bricks and mortar retail and talks about how their experiential High Street store creat

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

Viv's 2018 wishlist for curing the "Auckland Disease"

Opinion
Issue date: 
Fri 12 Jan 2018
Viv Beck looks at how, despite good ideas, plans and talented people, we are not getting the best return for Auckland's city centre, and her wishlist for overcoming this in 2018.