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Editorial & Opinion

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.

Ten ways to make Auckland a glorious city of the night

Opinion
Issue date: 
Thu 21 Dec 2017

We have an interest in growing a vibrant night time experience in Auckland's city centre - so we asked Simon Wilson of The Spinoff to write about it. Here he sets out ten ideas for a bigger, stronger and more rewarding night-time econ

Simon Wilson: Why is Auckland slowly strangling its art gallery?

Opinion
Issue date: 
Tue 12 Dec 2017

This piece by Simon Wilson was published on The Spinoff on 12 December 2017, and was made possible by Heart of the City.

We need a connected approach for our city's waterfront

Opinion
Issue date: 
Mon 20 Nov 2017

Our waterfront is one of Auckland's best assets, its potential is significant.

Viv Beck: Waterfront plan stop-gap thinking to placate public

Opinion
Issue date: 
Mon 6 Nov 2017

This piece by Heart of the City CEO Viv Beck was published in the NZ Herald on 6 November 2017.