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Great Barrier awarded rare status

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:12 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Great Barrier Island, located 100 kilometres north-east of central Auckland, has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary in a bid to protect its night skies for present and future generations. More >>

Auckland top Australasia meetings and conference destination

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:58 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland has been named the top meetings and conference destination in Australasia at the 2017 World Travel Awards. This is the first time Auckland has received this award, which in recent years has been won exclusively by Melbourne. More >>

All-star headliners for Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:19 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

As Eden Park prepares for the Blues to take on the British & Irish Lions, an all-star line-up of New Zealand musicians has been confirmed as the centrepiece of the Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone, ready to rock the fans during the Tests phase of the DHL ... More >>

Auckland to host Food Science and Technology Congress

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10:56 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

New Zealand’s knowledgeable food industry network and Auckland’s strong business event offering have helped secure the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 20th World Congress of Food Science and Technology for Auckland. More >>

Alexandra the great new option for Lions campervanners

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 12:31 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland’s ability to host an army of camper van-driving British and Irish Lions rugby fans at temporary campgrounds next month has just been boosted with at least 200 new sites now available at the region’s famed trotting venue Alexandra Park. More >>

JobFest opens today, focus on Māori and Pacific youth

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 10:55 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

A record 1,250 jobs are available for young Aucklanders at today’s JobFest event (Wednesday 3 May) – New Zealand’s largest youth employment event – which has a particular focus on young Māori and Pacific Island jobseekers. More >>

Auckland in business talks with Japanese delegates

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:13 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

A high-level delegation of Japanese business leaders provides a golden opportunity for Auckland and its ambitious businesses to forge closer economic ties with a major trading partner. More >>

New videos highlight support available for int'l students

Monday, 20 March 2017, 5:18 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

A new series of informative safety videos have been created to ensure international students living in Auckland are aware of the full range of support services available to them. More >>

New campervan park in time for World Masters Games

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:43 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

A new short term campervan park at Ellerslie Racecourse has been given the green light, opening up some additional accommodation options in time for World Masters Games 2017 and the DHL New Zealand Lions series. More >>

First bookings for International Convention Centre unveiled

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 12:46 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

The first bookings have been secured at the New Zealand International Convention Centre, with Auckland winning the bids to host two large-scale international medical conferences in 2020. More >>

Pasifika celebrates its 25th Birthday

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 12:27 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Pasifika celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and with more than 220 performance groups and 60,000 visitors expected at Western Springs Park on 25-26 March, it is a celebration not to be missed. More >>

Plan your visit to the Auckland Lantern Festival

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 10:31 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

It is Auckland’s largest cultural festival and New Zealand’s largest Chinese festival, with more than 200,000 people attending in 2016, and organisers encourage festival goers to plan their visit in advance. More >>

Guided tour for blind, low-vision people at Lantern Festival

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 10:08 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Blind and low-vision people can take a guided audio tour of the Auckland Lantern Festival on Thursday, 9 February. More >>

Chinese rock, folk music and tea pouring as a martial art

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 11:03 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

The 2017 Auckland Lantern Festival runs from Thursday, 9 – Sunday, 12 February at the Auckland Domain. A host of international and local artists will perform in a range of different entertainment areas. More >>

#BuildAKL winners announced

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 3:17 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Ten young Aucklanders aged between 16 and 23 years have won four weeks paid work experience as part of the #BuildAKL social media campaign. More >>

Auckland hosting LPGA a game changer for visitor economy

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 11:41 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

•               LPGA-sanctioned McKayson New Zealand Open next year is a potential game changer for the region’s visitor economy, Auckland’s largest and fastest-growing industry. More >>

Foundation laid for new jobs in the CBD

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 4:59 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

The announcement of the initiative to address labour shortages for businesses and provide jobs and training in Auckland’s CBD by Hon Steven Joyce at an event in Auckland today is welcomed by the partners supporting it. More >>

Registrations open for free ITM Auckland SuperSprint Karting

Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:38 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

· Supercars return to Auckland on 4-6 November with the ITM Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe Park Raceway. More >>

SKYCITY named ‘Auckland Youth Employer of the Year’

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 12:31 pm | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Photo caption: Sir Stephen Tindall (The Tindall Foundation), Amanda Tolley (SKYCITY), Mayor Len Brown and Patrick McVeigh (ATEED) More >>

Getting the most out of the Auckland Diwali Festival

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 11:43 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Join in Auckland’s largest celebration of contemporary and traditional Indian culture, when the 2016 Auckland Diwali Festival shines in the heart of the city on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 October. More >>

 

 

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