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

News story
Issue date: 
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. 

Destination AKL 2025 and what it means for the city centre

News story
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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.

Ellen Melville Centre - a hub for community and events

Insight
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Fri 4 May 2018

Since Ellen Melville Centre re-opened in September, it’s hosted a variety of events almost as diverse as the city centre community it represents.

An arty social enterprise from our street community

News story
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Fri 20 Apr 2018

You might notice people selling artful Piki - feather-like adornments to be worn in the hair, on a hat or button or used as a bookmark - around the city centre over the next couple of weeks.

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

Insight
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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

A new place for health and social change in the city

News story
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Tue 20 Feb 2018

A new Rongoā garden brings traditional Māori healing knowledge, growing techniques and culture into the city centre at Griffiths Garden, with a guiding metaphor of ‘Te Puawai o te Kakano’, or a ‘blossoming seed’.

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

Simon Wilson: 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.

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.

Major events in the city over summer 17/18

News story
Issue date: 
Tue 5 Dec 2017

This summer brings a number of exciting local and international events to Auckland's city centre and surrounds.