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Record Summer of Concerts Delivers $37m Boost for Auckland

Published Thursday 20 April 2017

Music lovers from around New Zealand flocked to Auckland’s outdoor stadiums this summer, boosting the local economy by more than $37M – the city’s most successful outdoor concert season to date.

Auckland Art Gallery to offer tours in Mandarin for Chinese Kiwis and tourists

Published Friday 7 April 2017

From Thursday 13 April Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki will offer tours for Mandarin speakers. The 45-minute tours will feature highlights across Auckland Art Gallery and will include an introduction to the Gallery’s art collection, Māori portraits and its award-winning building.

Palm oil campaigners’ support grows ahead of April mandatory labelling vote

Published Tuesday 28 March 2017

Health professionals have joined Unmask Palm Oil and New Zealand and Australian zoos in the call for mandatory labelling of vegetable oils ahead of a ministerial vote in Australia next month.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki announces its 2017 programme

Published Thursday 26 January 2017

This year promises a feast for the eyes and an awakening for the mind at Auckland Art Gallery with its far-reaching programme of exhibitions and events.

New Zoo development heroes Australia’s ‘Strangely Beautiful’

Published Friday 16 December 2016

Visitors to Auckland Zoo this weekend can look forward to saying gidday to some stunning Aussie newcomers with the opening of its new $3.2million highly immersive ‘Strangely Beautiful Australia’ development.

Body Laid Bare opening in 2017

Published Wednesday 30 November 2016

The body – in all its complexity – will be explored in The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate, Auckland Art Gallery’s major exhibition for 2017, which opens on Saturday 18 March.

Meet Auckland Art Gallery’s Monet

Published Wednesday 9 November 2016

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki has on long-term loan its first painting by Claude Monet and will exhibit the artwork from 9 November 2016.

LEGO Christmas tree coming to Aotea Square

Published Friday 28 October 2016

Taller than a two-storey house and built from over half a million LEGO bricks, the LEGO Christmas Tree is coming to New Zealand where it will light up Auckland’s Aotea Square from Friday 25th November to Tuesday 27 December.

Auckland Conventions wraps up year on high note

Published Saturday 22 October 2016

Auckland Conventions Venues & Events will end 2016 on a high note, following a successful year that included hosting over 700 events that drew 355,000 people from around New Zealand and overseas.

The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand opens at Auckland Art Gallery

Published Wednesday 19 October 2016

The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand opens this Saturday 22 October at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Shannon Te Ao wins Walters Prize 2016

Published Friday 30 September 2016

Shannon Te Ao has been announced tonight as the winner of the Walters Prize 2016, New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary art award.

Ann Shelton: Dark Matter to open at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Published Tuesday 20 September 2016

On Saturday 26 November Auckland Art Gallery will open Ann Shelton: Dark Matter, the first major review of the New Zealand photographer’s 20 years of practice.

The sweet sound of conservation success

Published Tuesday 6 September 2016

This Conservation Week (10-18 September), Auckland Zoo and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are celebrating the arrival of tīeke (North Island saddleback) to Auckland Zoo’s Te Wao Nui forest aviary. 

Takahē Kuīni makes miraculous recovery to start new life

Published Monday 29 August 2016

Kuīni, a feisty young takahē who contracted a near-fatal infection, but went on to make a “miraculous” recovery at Auckland Zoo, is today starting a new life on Rotoroa Island with her mate, Anzac.

Lee Mingwei’s art of participation comes to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Published Monday 29 August 2016

Sleeping, mending, letter writing and receiving the gift of song are just some of the ways the public can experience the new exhibition Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation which opens at Auckland Art Gallery on Saturday 5 November. 

Auckland Museum and MOTAT Trust board members announced

Published Tuesday 23 August 2016

Regional Facilities Auckland announces the following board reappointments.

Auckland Live unveils giant interactive sculpture

Published Friday 19 August 2016

A massive, interactive light sculpture will irradiate Aotea Square in Auckland from Tuesday 6 September until Thursday 22 September offering locals of all ages a chance to discover, learn and enjoy. Affinity depicts the dazzling complexity and connectivity of the human brain while exploring the effects of dementia.

Historic exhibition of Māori portraits to open at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki this October

Published Friday 5 August 2016

More than 150 historic oil portraits of Māori and Pākehā will be shown at Auckland Art Gallery in the largest ever exhibition of work by artist Gottfried Lindauer.

Iconic Kiwi entertainment venue turns 20

Published Monday 1 August 2016

One of Auckland’s most iconic performing arts and entertainment venues – Takapuna’s Bruce Mason Centre (BMC) –  is turning 20 in August. The 1119-seat theatre, nicknamed “The Bruce” by local North Shore residents, was first opened in 1996. It was named after one of New Zealand’s greatest playwrights Bruce Mason, who was best-known for his play The End ...

Auckland Art Gallery searches for Gottfried Lindauer portraits

Published Monday 11 July 2016

Auckland Art Gallery is appealing to the public to help uncover more Māori and pākehā portraits by artist Gottfried Lindauer.

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