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Celebrating Matariki Taimoana on the city centre waterfront

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Thu 10 Jun 2021

Transforming space through art: Artweek public art commission opportunities for artists

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Wed 2 Jun 2021

Artweek Auckland returns to the city centre from 9 - 17 October.

Christmas in Auckland's city centre set to delight

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Thu 12 Nov 2020

Christmas celebrations are underway in Auckland’s city centre, with visitors to the heart of the city in for a treat with a packed event schedule and the streets adorned with new festive decorations from this week.

Artworks brighten Aotea Station construction site

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Wed 11 Nov 2020

Four works by local artists have been commissioned by Link Alliance to cover construction hoardings around the Aotea Station site, adding positive interest to the area and making it a more appealing place to be.

Heart of the City brings snippets of city centre life to light along Queen Street

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Tue 20 Oct 2020

Time spent relaxing in Albert Park, texts between friends about a night on the town and a 1960s vision of the City Rail Link are some of the inspirations for new writing Heart of the City has put on display along Queen Street.

Sparking joy with neon lights in trees this winter.

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Wed 22 Jul 2020

If you've walked around the city centre lately, you've probably spotted the vivid neon lighting we've added to trees in Vulcan Lane, Lorne Street, Freyberg Place and Aotea Square to brighten up the grey winter days.

Call for proposals: Changing Lanes

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Thu 28 May 2020

Changing Lanes is a collaborative project funded by Heart of the City and facilitated by Artweek Auckland.

The Heart of Auckland City In Your Words

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Tue 26 May 2020

Heart of the City is offering $500 prizes for tiny pieces of writing - 20 words or fewer - by local creatives.

One year to go until the start of the 36th America's Cup

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Mon 9 Mar 2020

The eyes of the world will be on New Zealand - and Auckland's city centre - this time next year. Last Friday marked exactly one year until the start of the 36th America's Cup.

Heart of the City gives Aucklanders 50 reasons to visit the city centre

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Tue 3 Mar 2020

Heart of the City is encouraging Aucklanders to come out and experience the exciting things going on in the city centre over the next few months.