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Simon Wilson: Ten ways to make Auckland a glorious city of the night

Opinion
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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
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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
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Tue 5 Dec 2017

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

Freyberg Place and Ellen Melville Centre Opening - 15 September, 5-9pm

News story
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Mon 28 Aug 2017

Heart of the City Businesses are invited to come and celebrate the opening of the refurbished Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place - reconnecting the High Street District once again.

Simon Wilson: 10 ways to make the most of hosting the America’s Cup

Opinion
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Thu 29 Jun 2017

It’s not just the sailing, or the tourism, or the technology. Major sports events give cities the best chance they ever get to transform themselves – so, asks Simon Wilson, will Auckland seize the day?

In the city at the edge of everything: we launch The Spinoff Auckland

Opinion
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Tue 7 Mar 2017
Read more about the launch of The Spinoff Auckland, proudly supported by Heart of the City.

International Busking Festival 27-30 January

News story
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Thu 26 Jan 2017
The International Buskers Festival attracts top notch street performers from all over the world.

Farmers Santa Parade on Sun 27 Nov

News story
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Wed 23 Nov 2016
Santa brings in a whopping 250,000 people into the city centre every year.

The LEGO Christmas tree is in the city

News story
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Fri 18 Nov 2016
At Aotea Square, visitors will find the biggest ever LEGO build in New Zealand.

The Royal New Zealand Navy is celebrating 75 years

News story
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Fri 28 Oct 2016
The Royal NZ Navy has just announced some changes to their line up of events. Click here to find out more.