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Feel the energy and join the fun

At Auckland Council we’re creating beautiful spaces in our uniquely Tāmaki Makaurau city centre, woven with cultural expression. We’re also bringing FREE performances, light installations, music and many other activations to add energy and delight to our spaces.

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Auckland's Future In Progress 25 Jul 2022

Auckland’s waterfront lands multiple awards

Waterfront projects have won five awards this year, across multiple disciplines, and have been shortlisted for a further six.

Auckland's Future In Progress 10 Jun 2022

Auckland’s city centre reaches for the stars

As  Matariki rises above the horizon in the north-eastern skies of Tāmaki Makaurau, the whāriki / welcome mat at Te Komititanga will be laid out and Matariki ki te Manawa - Matariki at the heart – will begin. 

Development 21 Jun 2022

Matariki ki te Manawa flicks the switch on new beginnings for our city centre

A super-sized lighting and sculptural experience will illuminate the city centre / te pokapū o te tāone in a series of 25 events and installations from 21 June to 16 July.

Auckland's Future In Progress 24 Nov 2021

Top 10 things to discover in our new downtown

Discover ten awe-inspiring things on Auckland’s waterfront. Some weren’t even here last summer, and some have been here for more than a century. Your walking shoes are calling.

Development 23 Nov 2021

Discover what’s changed where Queen Street meets the sea

It’s the coveted spot in New Zealand’s version of the Monopoly boardgame. It’s New Zealand’s premier street. It fires up the passion of Aucklanders. It’s a dynamic place. And the lower end of Queen Street is all shiny and new and ready for you to visit.

Auckland's Future In Progress 24 Nov 2021

8 fun ways for kids to play at Wynyard Quarter

Let your kids’ imaginations run wild with endless ways to play at Wynyard Quarter.

Summer 26 Jan 2023

Explore Auckland’s city centre this summer

Music, movies, art and more – get out and about in central Auckland and discover something new this summer.

City Centre Waterfront 24 Jan 2023

City centre residents’ survey sheds light on social disruption of last three years

Auckland Council has released the findings of its latest City Centre Resident’s Survey that highlight a continuing challenge around public safety in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.