Events

TUIVASA-SHECK NAMED TO RETURN AGAINST COWBOYS

12 June 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, June 12, 2018 – Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is again in line to return from an ankle injury for the Vodafone Warriors’ 15th-round NRL encounter with the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Friday (6.00pm kick-off local time; 8.00pm NZT).

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Impressive Matariki Festival line-up to light up your winter

11 June 2018

The star of Auckland’s winter season, the Matariki Festival, returns with an exciting line-up of more than 100 events region-wide from 30 June to 22 July; from an evocative dawn karakia, to captivating kapa haka, a street party, family kite-flying events, lighting shows and cultural events across Auckland. All in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

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Teachers need to be better paid for the tech revolution

7 June 2018

Teachers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, - technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says.

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Launch of the UpStarters – NZ tech and innovation story

21 May 2018

The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story, the UpStarters, launched this morning by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Techweek ’18, is a key milestone in supporting our tech and innovation companies to promote themselves on the world stage.

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Auckland Harbour Bridge lighting up to honour Anzacs

19 April 2018

In collaboration with the RSA, Auckland’s Harbour Bridge is set to join more than 80 events across the region in paying tribute those who served their country in WWI and other conflicts.

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Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium ready for record-breaking month

21 March 2018

Fresh off the back of the Vodafone Warriors opening home game win over the Gold Coast Titans, Mt Smart Stadium is being transformed into concert mode for the record-setting Ed Sheeran concerts, and will be transformed again ahead of the historic NRL double-header.

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Other People Think showcases Auckland’s contemporary international art collection

7 March 2018

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki offers fresh insights into its remarkable international collection in a new exhibition, Other People Think: Auckland’s Contemporary International Collection, opening this Saturday 10 March.

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Cast Announced for Hone Kouka’s Gripping New Play

8 February 2018

An award-winning actor, a member of Fly My Pretties, a Shortland St star, an international Pop-Up Globe performer and a high school graduate making her theatre debut are among the cast just announced for the world premiere season of Hone Kouka’s stunning new work, Bless the Child.

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Vector Lights on Waitangi Weekend

2 February 2018

An extraordinary light and sound show telling the story of Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier Is) will launch tonight, Friday 2 February with Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge, and run each night through to Waitangi Day, Tuesday 6 February.

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Love Your Maunga: stage set for celebration of Māngere Mountain

2 February 2018

Four hours of live music, food and market stalls is set for the ‘Love Your Maunga’ event at Māngere Mountain, 11am to 3pm on Saturday 17 February.

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Popular Waitangi Day celebration returns to Hayman Park

16 January 2018

Haere mai ki te rā whakanui i te Tiriti o Waitangi ka tū ki Manukau.

Join the fun and celebrate our national day at Auckland Council’s Waitangi ki Manukau, a free event for the family on Tuesday 6 February in Hayman Park, Manukau.

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Music and Movies in Parks announce impressive line-up for Auckland’s Parks this summer

27 November 2017

Grab your chilly bin and get your picnic blanket ready as there’s an unmissable line-up of free outdoor music and movies coming to a park near you this summer.

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Auckland venues gear up for record-breaking summer

21 November 2017

After setting new attendance records last summer, Auckland’s stadium venues are gearing up for an even busier summer ahead.

A stellar line-up of stars including Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Sia and Ed Sheeran will perform at Mt Smart Stadium.

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Life’s a bed of roses – the Parnell Festival of Roses

14 November 2017

Say goodbye to the gloom of winter and hello to the bloom of summer by celebrating the annual Parnell Festival of Roses on November 19.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS TO FACE PREMIERS IN ROTORUA

7 November 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, November 07, 2017 – New signing Tohu Harris is in line for an early taste of facing his old team when the Vodafone Warriors and 2017 premiership winner Melbourne headline a two-day ‘Festival of Rugby League’ with a trial in Rotorua in February next year.

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AUCKLAND TO STAGE NRL DOUBLEHEADER FOR FIRST TIME

9 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, October 9, 2017 – The NRL will break new ground in 2018 by staging a doubleheader extravaganza at Mount Smart Stadium with the Vodafone Warriors and the Wests Tigers hosting fifth-round games against 2017 premier Melbourne and beaten grand finalist North Queensland on Saturday, April 7.

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Auckland Art Gallery to be obliterated this summer

22 September 2017

A rainbow of brightly coloured dots will obliterate a pure white room when avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room opens on Saturday 9 December at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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Auckland Art Gallery tours The Māori Portraits to the United States

8 September 2017

The first major exhibition of Māori portraits in the United States opens tomorrow, Saturday 9 September, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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Te Rerenga Manu: Unleash the Entrepreneurial Pacific Spirit

28 August 2017

The first ever Te Rerenga Manu fono (conference) will take place next week on 31 August and 1 September at the Papatoetoe Seventh Day Adventist Church (PAPSDA) Campus.

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$453,000 awarded to support Auckland events

24 August 2017

Auckland Council has awarded $453,000 in grants to 32 events across Auckland thanks to its Regional Event Fund.

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NZ to stage international tech event before D5 summit

26 July 2017

Living up to New Zealand’s reputation as a standout digital nation, the tech sector and the government will stage a major international tech summit in Auckland next year, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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The Home of Māori Theatre Te Pou Comes Alive

20 July 2017

Returning for a third year, Te Pou Theatre are preparing to throw open their doors for Kōanga Festival, running from Friday 1 – Sunday 17 September in a celebration of new stories and storytellers. Based in the home of Māori theatre in Auckland, this year’s programme will present a range of performances, showcases, workshops, readings, and social events, all held in Te Pou’s various spaces.

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YOUR TEAM v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

21 June 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, June 20, 2017 – Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has made two personnel changes and a positional swap for Friday night’s 16th-round NRL clash against Canterbury-Bankstown at Mount Smart Stadium (8.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Suzuki).

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Halo of light to surround city landmarks for Matariki 2017

8 June 2017

To celebrate Māori New Year, Aucklanders will see landmarks across their city illuminated in an orange halo.

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YOUR TEAM v GOLD COAST

29 March 2017

A hamstring twinge in the team’s warm-up forced the 26-year-old Kiwi international out of last Sunday’s clash against St George Illawarra in Sydney.

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Mayor opens Auckland Conversations event on homelessness tonight

23 March 2017

Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide services to address the causes of their homelessness.

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25th Pasifika Festival – This Weekend!

22 March 2017

Pack your picnic rug and head along to the 25th anniversary Pasifika Festival, this weekend!25th Pasifika Festival – This Weekend!

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Host iwi for Matariki 2017 announced

20 March 2017

Auckland Council is proud to be celebrating this year’s Matariki Festival in partnership with Ngāti Manuhiri.

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HOFFMAN TO LEAD SIDE AFTER TUIVASA-SHECK RULED OUT

15 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, March 15, 2017 – Ryan Hoffman will lead the Vodafone Warriors against Canterbury-Bankstown on Friday night after captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was today ruled out of the third-round NRL encounter at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin (8.00pm kick-off).

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YOUR TEAM v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN

14 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, March 14, 2017 – The longest-serving current Vodafone Warriors Simon Mannering and Manu Vatuvei will be centre stage for Friday night’s historic third-round NRL clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs under Forsyth Barr Stadium’s roof in Dunedin (8.00pm kick-off).

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YOUR TEAM v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

28 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, February 28, 2017 – Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has today retained the same starting line-up used in the club’s final trial for his debut NRL match in charge against the Newcastle Knights at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday (4.00pm kick-off; game day sponsor: Vodafone).

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Pasifika celebrates its 25th Birthday

16 February 2017

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.

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Former US presidential advisor to talk in Auckland on genetics

13 December 2016

US national security and biotechnology expert Jamie Metzl will deliver a talk in Auckland next week on the human genetic engineering revolution and the future of the human species.

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Auckland Bike Challenge returns as part of nationwide event

24 November 2016

The Auckland Bike Challenge is back in February 2017, and is bigger and better as part of the nationwide ‘Aotearoa Bike Challenge’.

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Motorway closures for Auckland Marathon

27 October 2016

The annual Auckland Marathon is taking place this weekend and will have an impact on the Northern Motorway and Auckland Harbour Bridge.

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Auckland World Homeless Day commemorations ‘biggest ever’

4 October 2016

Auckland World Homeless Day commemorations ‘biggest ever’ as city’s housing crisis reaches critical level.
This year’s World Homeless Day commemorations on Monday, October 10th, will be Auckland’s largest to date.

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Free the Nipple Auckland

23 September 2016

Free the Nipple Auckland is organising a public event on the 4th of December starting at11am in Albert Park. We will then march to the bottom of Queen St and back to Albert park to talk and entertain ourselves.

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