Auckland Heart of the City - Latest News [Page 1]

It’s Heart Of The City’s Shout As The City Centre Welcomes A Shift To Orange

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:21 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

The news of a shift to Orange tonight is great news for Auckland’s city centre – signalling the welcome return of major indoor events, dancing and importantly more workers back to the city centre. To celebrate, Heart of the City will be hitting ... More >>

Time To Unleash Auckland’s Recovery

Sunday, 10 April 2022, 6:30 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

After more than 30 weeks of restrictions since August, it’s time to give Auckland’s businesses a fair go and confirm Orange on Monday, along with the extension of COVID support payments for those who need it. Heart of the City’s Chief Executive Viv ... More >>

Border Changes Welcome News For City Businesses But More Immediate Help Required, Including A Return Of Office Workers

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 12:40 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

The news that international tourists can return to the Heart of the City from midnight 12 April is a huge relief - as will be a hopeful move away from all restrictions very soon - but more help is needed for city centre businesses to ensure they can ... More >>

Financial Support Welcomed But Fears It Won't Be Enough For City Centre Businesses

Monday, 21 February 2022, 8:06 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Financial support announced for COVID-19 impacted businesses is welcomed but Heart of the City fears it won’t be enough for city centre businesses who have been disproportionality hit by COVID-19. January alone in the Heart of the City - already a quiet trading ... More >>

Groups Unite In Their Call For Support For Auckland Businesses

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 1:53 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Business and sector groups representing thousands of small to medium businesses across the Auckland Region, came together last week to pitch recommendations to the Government to bring urgent relief and set a path for recovery. Speaking on behalf ... More >>

Covid Recovery Plan For Business Like Waiting For Godot

Monday, 11 October 2021, 5:58 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

With growing case numbers and a rush to get vaccination numbers up, Heart of the City wants to see business involved in setting a clear pathway and timeframes to give certainty and hope for impacted businesses. Heart of the City is proposing a ... More >>

Government Must Wake Up As Auckland Hits Crisis Point – Clear, Simple Roadmap Needed

Friday, 8 October 2021, 2:00 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City is calling on the Government to deliver a clear roadmap with timeframes that make sense and enable businesses to get moving. They also want to see an easy to repay loan initiative that has been presented to Treasury considered. “The road ... More >>

Mandatory Vaccination Passports Key To City Centre Recovery

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 9:35 am | Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City is calling for mandatory digital passports to provide certainty for business and ensure the city centre’s position is secured. The city centre has the greatest concentration of businesses in New Zealand and consumer facing businesses ... More >>

Roadmap For Auckland Disappoints

Monday, 4 October 2021, 5:23 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City was expecting to see a much stronger roadmap to lead Auckland’s recovery from 29 weeks of restrictions since the start of 2020. The new rules announced today are confusing and will be a slow, painful path for many and more businesses ... More >>

Wellington Asleep At The Wheel On Auckland Needs – Major Change Needed Immediately

Sunday, 3 October 2021, 6:04 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

In what might seem an unexpected pairing, Viv Beck and Ariana Paul are joining forces to shine a light on problems with the way Wellington is engaging with Auckland and seek urgent action to avert major fallout across the city. “Lack of understanding, ... More >>

COVID bites Auckland’s heart of the city

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 2:01 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Latest spending figures released today by Heart of the City confirm a loss of nearly $750 million of consumer spending since the first border closure in February 2020, which equates to an average of $560,000 per business. This includes around $294M ... More >>

$45 Million Loss Of Spending And Counting

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 6:12 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Latest city centre spending figures show that city centre businesses have lost over $45M over the last two weeks under Level 4, highlighting the need for additional financial relief says Viv Beck, Chief Executive of Heart of the City, the Auckland ... More >>

Targeted Support Needed For Auckland Businesses

Friday, 27 August 2021, 4:52 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

With another two weeks at Level 4 looming, ongoing support for businesses to cover rent and opex costs is needed. “Auckland has been hit hard by COVID-19 and, with more than half a billion dollars of consumer spending lost in the city centre alone ... More >>

Speak Now Before You Get A Shock If Auckland Transport Plans Implemented

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 5:55 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Aucklanders have only two days to give feedback to Auckland Transport’s proposal for Queen Street, and Heart of the City is urging Aucklanders to tell Auckland Transport what they think. “We’ve heard from a wide range of Aucklanders with different ... More >>

Plans For Queen Street Not Good Enough

Monday, 19 April 2021, 1:56 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City is clear that they want to see a beautiful and well functioning Queen Street but the Auckland Transport plans released today are a fail, and no one is going to win. Heart of the City Chief Executive Viv Beck says that “Queen Street ... More >>

Addressing City Rail Link Issues Fundamental For Light Rail Success

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 3:05 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Putting in a place a solution to address the severe impact on businesses impacted by City Rail Link construction will be a fundamental element in getting the Light Rail project right. Rapid transit is needed to ease congestion and support our rapidly ... More >>

Escaping From 2020 The Inspiration For Heart Of The City’s New Campaign To Support City Centre Businesses

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 2:41 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City has launched a key strand of its city centre recovery plan with a campaign tapping into the desire to take a break from the events of 2020. With city centres bearing the brunt of COVID impacts, initiatives to entice workers and ... More >>

Loss Of $1m Spending Per Day Needs Co-ordinated Response

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:24 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Staying at Level 2.5 for at least another 10 days, represents a loss of around $1m of spending per day and crippling news as some businesses face an uncertain future and the hard-won vibrancy of the city centre is further challenged. With the further ... More >>

Restaurant Month Cooks Up An Extension After Lockdown Halt

Monday, 31 August 2020, 9:55 am | Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City has announced an extension to Auckland Restaurant Month 2020 in a move designed to support the city centre’s hospitality industry after the latest COVID-19 restrictions. The 10th annual showcase of Auckland city centre’s world-class ... More >>

Wage Extension Welcomed But More Help Needed For City Centre Businesses

Monday, 17 August 2020, 5:40 pm | Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City supports the two weeks extension to the wage subsidy but says it’s simply not enough. More support is needed, including to cover fixed costs, with many customers not being here with the mass withdrawal of more than 130,000 ... More >>