Breadcrumb navigation

Have you checked out the waterfront container library?

Published: 26 April 2017

It’s something you might walk past at first if you’re rushing to or from Wynyard Quarter – but stop and take a closer look and you’ll find a special little library housed in a simple container by Te Wero Bridge.

The pop-up library was put together by Panuku Development Auckland (formerly Waterfront Auckland), with donated plants and furniture creating a cosy living-room feel, and books donated from Auckland Libraries offering hours of learning and entertainment for bookworms and browsers.

It’s a wonderful place to stop with friends or whānau, letting you relax and read a story together while enjoying a view of the water. You can also rotate your own personal book collection here, with a ‘take one, leave one’ swap system.

Find out more about what’s happening on Auckland’s waterfront


Matariki Kids Workshops

Bring the kids down to Franklin Arts Centre for free Matariki children workshops.

Matariki Festival 2020 to close with kōrero, star gazing and waiata

Send wishes to Hiwa i te Rangi the wishing star, bring the whānau to a fun family day of poi making, weaving and waiata, and learn from kōrero and livestreams marking the Māori new year.

Matariki Festival – see the Matariki stars rise

Join Māori astronomy experts and view the Matariki stars from 13 to 15 July, ushering in the Māori new year.