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Summer concert series big win for Auckland

Published Wednesday 2 March 2016

Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) has wrapped up a bumper summer concert season, boosting Auckland’s economy by $16.8m. 

Zoofari success continues in 2016 and you can be part of it!

Published Wednesday 2 March 2016

The Warehouse school Zoofari programme is back for 2016! Now in its third year running, this innovative partnership between Auckland Zoo and The Warehouse, with support from Ritchies Transport, assists children from low-decile schools in the Auckland and Northland regions to experience conservation-based learning programmes at the Zoo.

Zoo celebrates big leap forward for frogs

Published Monday 29 February 2016

Auckland Zoo is celebrating a big leap forward in the breeding and rearing of New Zealand's rare and unique Archey's frog, the world's most evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered amphibian. 

Recent art from South America comes to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Published Monday 29 February 2016

On Saturday 7 May, Auckland Art Gallery unveils the inspirational and imaginative exhibition, Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America.

Giraffe reunion to follow sea voyage

Published Wednesday 24 February 2016

Auckland Zoo’s two-year-old giraffe Mdomo has set sail for Timaru this morning, bound for Christchurch’s Orana Wildlife Park where on arrival she will be reunited with her older half-sister, Shira.

World-class acts in Auckland this summer

Published Friday 22 January 2016

Enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and a range of world-class entertainment this summer with free lunchtime performances at Aotea Square, major exhibitions at the Auckland Art Gallery, family-friendly outdoor concerts at Auckland Zoo, jugglers, comedians and mimes at the International Buskers Festival and delicious kai moana at the Seafood Festival along the waterfront.

A Beautiful Hesitation comes to Auckland Art Gallery

Published Friday 22 January 2016

The power and potency of photography is revealed in Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation which opens at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki on Saturday 5 March.

Auckland Zoo welcomes rare red panda cubs

Published Wednesday 20 January 2016

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the arrival of two Nepalese red panda cubs, who are an extremely valuable addition to the international breeding programme for this endangered species. 

Giants heading to Hauraki Gulf isle

Published Thursday 17 December 2015

Over 300 wētā punga, bred at Auckland Zoo, will be released into forest habitat on an island in The Noises group within the Hauraki Gulf.

Bruce Mason Centre wins national award

Published Tuesday 15 December 2015

Auckland’s Bruce Mason Centre has won a top national award for Medium Venue of the Year at the recent EVANZ (Entertainment Venues Association NZ) awards. The prestigious industry awards celebrate excellence in the New Zealand entertainment industry.

Summer concert season kicks off

Published Tuesday 8 December 2015

Welcome to the final RFA newsletter for 2015. It is always with pride that we share this publication with you each quarter. 

Giraffe Shira to sail south

Published Wednesday 25 November 2015

Auckland Zoo's two-year-old giraffe Shira begins a three-day sea voyage south to Timaru late this morning, bound for a new home at Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park.

Plants move into Zoo's Pridelands redevelopment

Published Wednesday 11 November 2015

The redevelopment of Auckland Zoo's Pridelands (African) precinct and Galapagos tortoise exhibit is seeing the Zoo’s team of green-fingered horticulturists continuing to work their magic, preserving and recycling plants.

RFA kick-starts year on high note

Published Monday 11 May 2015

Welcome to RFA's newsletter for May, in which we highlight the tremendous value and benefit that our organisation and its people bring to Auckland. 

Major outdoor concerts deliver economic boost for Auckland

Published Thursday 30 October 2014

Today’s announcement that the Foo Fighters will perform at  Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on 21 February will boost what is already a huge summer line-up of big stadium concerts and festivals that looks set to deliver big economic dividends for the city.

Auckland War Memorial Museum Board members announced

Published Thursday 2 October 2014

Two new Board members have been announced for the Trust Board of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, both of whom bring significant experience and expertise to their new role.

A New Member for the MOTAT Board

Published Thursday 2 October 2014

Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) on behalf of the Auckland Council and the MOTAT Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Osborne to the Board of the Museum of Transport and Technology.   Graeme is the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business & Information Technology at the Manukau Institute of Technology and the ex CEO of Auckland Tourism and he will join Dr ...

$30 Million Capital Investment to Grow Utilisation and Success of Auckland’s Stadiums

Published Sunday 28 September 2014

Regional Facilities Auckland’s stadium strategy has been the subject of considerable debate and discussion over the past three years, including most recently a public consultation exercise held as part of Auckland Council’s 2014/2015 annual plan process. RFA first formally proposed its stadiums strategy to Auckland Council in September 2012 following an extensive process of ...

Robert Domm Awarded East Timor’s Highest Honour

Published Wednesday 3 September 2014

RFA CEO Robert Domm has been awarded The Order of Timor-Leste, the highest honour awarded by the East Timorese government, in recognition of his humanitarian contribution to East Timor’s struggle for independence from Indonesia.

The Stones Set to Continue Auckland’s Economic Roll

Published Monday 7 April 2014

Today’s announcement by The Rolling Stones that their Auckland concert will definitely  take place later this year is welcome news for New Zealand fans, and will provide further economic gain for Auckland following a bumper series of concerts. 

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