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Damp sleeping bags, but not spirits; Lifewise’s 7th Big Sleepout raises critical funds to end homelessness

July 12, 2016 – 4:35 am |

Last week, Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) quad was home to 135 people for the night, at the seventh annual Lifewise Big Sleepout.
Business, community and political leaders received an insight into what it means to …

Hungry for change; Lifewise and GrabOne join forces to help hungry Aucklanders

June 27, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Social development agency Lifewise have teamed up with GrabOne to make life a little more bearable for Auckland’s most vulnerable this winter.
Caring Aucklanders have a unique opportunity to make a difference with Lifewise’s inclusive …

Youth festival brings Pitch Perfect music-maker and the joy of a cappella to New Zealand

June 22, 2016 – 2:03 pm |

Have you ever wished you were a member of Pentatonix or the Barden Bellas from Pitch Perfect? Now’s your chance to discover how that feels!
The Pan Pacific Youth Harmony Festival is a brand new …

NZ’s Largest Clean-up: 1,900 Volunteers Make Environmental History

May 4, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Over 1,900* Aucklanders rallied together to make environmental history yesterday (Saturday 30th April) – clearing a staggering 5 tonnes of rubbish, approximately half a tonne of recyclable material, over 200 shopping trolleys and 300 car tyres. In doing …

Water, water everywhere at Auckland environmental expo

March 3, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Manukau Beautification Trust
Explore an interactive cave, get to know your fish, create origami seabirds, make your own rain and navigate a bush walk in the company of water creatures… an enchanting educational event awaits Aucklanders.
The …

Win the new Revive Cafe Cookbook 5 by Jeremy Dixon!

February 1, 2016 – 12:48 pm |

Jeremy Dixon says he’ll always remember the first customers of his first cafe in Fort St, Auckland Central.
The first three customers asked for coffees and he patiently explained that they didn’t offer coffee but could …

New arts fund and research to support Auckland diversity – call for proposals

August 7, 2015 – 4:00 am |

Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand will invest $600,000 over the next three years in a new initiative that responds to the Auckland Region’s culturally diverse population.
Creative New Zealand’s Auckland Diversity Project Fund will offer arts …

Auckland Harbour Bridge one step closer to good times for walkers and cyclists

July 7, 2015 – 6:00 am | One Comment

The SkyPath walking and cycling extension to the Auckland Harbour Bridge is a step closer with announcement of their successful resource consent last week.
Ākina Foundation’s Executive Chair Anake Goodall said it was a fantastic step …

Experience art in the dark in Auckland

August 11, 2014 – 4:35 pm |


Celery Productions present
13 – 16 November.
Celebrating its fifth year and now widely regarded as an arts-institution within Auckland, ART IN THE DARK 2014 returns to illuminate every nook …

Fairtrade Auckland Trust Celebrates Two Years of Auckland as a Fairtrade City

May 2, 2014 – 1:59 pm |

Community group, Fair Trade Auckland Trust are celebrating two years of Auckland being a fairtrade city with an event on the 6th of May at  Ponsonby Central between 6:30pm and 8:00pm. There will also be …

Check out the Auckland Writers Festival line up

April 6, 2014 – 8:19 pm |

For the past 14 years the Auckland Writers Festival has enriched the culture of Auckland city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of their guest authors but …

Grey Lynn Farmers Market goes palm oil free

November 13, 2013 – 12:28 pm |

11 November 2013
The Grey Lynn Farmers Market is already a popular market for Aucklanders to shop for locally grown and produced foods. Now market shoppers can feel confident that their purchases …

Utopia and sustainability feature Freedom Farmers exhibition in Auckland

November 1, 2013 – 8:51 pm |

Auckland Art Gallery kicked off Labour Weekend with the opening of Freedom Farmers: New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas, the largest overview of new contemporary art in New Zealand today.

 This dynamic and free exhibition sees 20 artists engage with ideas of utopia and …

Auckland artist’s hand painted trees on High Street will change with the seasons

September 18, 2013 – 9:12 am |

Spring blossoms will be arriving in Auckland’s High Street this week as part of a hand-painted artwork to celebrate and harness the exciting changes happening to the site where one of Auckland’s most iconic nightspots …

Wanted: Young people practicing ‘good deeds’ in Auckland

August 30, 2013 – 9:05 am |

You don’t need to wear a cape to be considered someone’s hero. Heroic or successful people come in all forms and with a variety of academic, physical or philanthropic attributes – and many young people …

Young filmmakers challenged to film and shape Auckland’s future

February 11, 2013 – 3:20 pm |

Media release – Auckland Council

11 February 2013

Make Auckland’s future a feature – challenge to young filmmakers
Young filmmakers are being challenged to create a three-minute video, on the subject of Auckland’s future, in just 14 days.

The …

A memorable French experience in Auckland

May 31, 2012 – 1:20 pm |

By Hayley Samon, year 11 French at Kamo High School
Image: Hayley Salmon and Chad Tohu, Kamo High School, Whangarei in La Cigale, Auckland
It was a freezing Tuesday morning a few weeks back when we all …

Auckland Gospel Choir hits Auckland City!

February 19, 2012 – 3:11 pm |

Press Release
Media contact: Simon Matāfai – E: simonmatafai@gmail.com M: +64 21 059 2924
Thursday 16th February, 2012.
This mass choir is for all singers who love Gospel music. Free to …

Auckland Buskers Festival Begins!

January 30, 2012 – 1:35 pm | 2 Comments

International award winning Street Performers will set the BIG little city alight with their awe inspiring, death defying stunts and humour this Auckland Anniversary Weekend!
The Festival features Bob at Large who featured on the Late …

Ka Pai! Atamira – Maori in the City 2011 A Huge Success!

October 9, 2011 – 8:35 pm |
Ka Pai! Atamira – Maori in the City 2011 A Huge Success!

Media Release
For immediate release
9 October, 2011
ATAMIRA – Maori in the City 2011, the largest three day festival celebrating all things Maori finished up today in Auckland with organisers reporting a resounding success, making a firm …

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