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08 • 12 • 22 / News

We’re celebrating the opening of the historic Hayman Kronfeld Buildings

More than a century old, the Hayman and Kronfeld Buildings have been refurbished to 5 Green Star standards to offer a whole new life to the city. 

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We’re celebrating the opening of the historic Hayman Kronfeld Buildings

24 • 11 • 22 / Arts & Culture

Bon Voyage Good Trip Be Good: Britomart’s Summer Exhibition

Britomart's Summer Exhibition of photographs by John Rykenberg from 1958-1962 throws it back to the days of festivities and farewells on Auckland's wharves.

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Bon Voyage Good Trip Be Good: Britomart’s Summer Exhibition

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Our 2022 Sustainability Report

In our fourth annual Sustainability Report, we bring together a year's worth of stories about community events and activations, green building projects, our work to reduce carbon emissions and making the shift to sustainable financing. 

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Our 2022 Sustainability Report

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

A letter from Britomart’s chief executive, Matthew Cockram

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A letter from Britomart’s chief executive, Matthew Cockram

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Our 2022 Sustainability Report Card

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Our 2022 Sustainability Report Card

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Our sustainability goals for 2023

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Our sustainability goals for 2023

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2022 Sarah Hull

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Sustainability Report 2022 Sarah Hull

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Our progress on Toitū Carbonreduce, NABERSNZ and Waste

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Our progress on Toitū Carbonreduce, NABERSNZ and Waste

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

When it comes to emissions reductions, there’s no progress without good data

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When it comes to emissions reductions, there’s no progress without good data

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Finance is going green. That means debt can be green, too

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Finance is going green. That means debt can be green, too

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Sustainable buildings are assets you can bank on

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Sustainable buildings are assets you can bank on

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Our social sustainability events and activations in 2022

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Our social sustainability events and activations in 2022

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Karen Walker: How to restructure your supply chain

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Karen Walker: How to restructure your supply chain

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Nathan Houpapa: How to hold a team together through a crisis

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Nathan Houpapa: How to hold a team together through a crisis

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Belinda van Eyndhoven: How to use banking to build a more sustainable economy.

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Belinda van Eyndhoven: How to use banking to build a more sustainable economy.

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Our environmental sustainability activations in 2022

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Our environmental sustainability activations in 2022

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Old building, new tricks; upgrading a heritage warehouse to modern green standards

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Old building, new tricks; upgrading a heritage warehouse to modern green standards

23 • 11 • 22 / News / Sustainability

When built history gets personal

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When built history gets personal

01 • 11 • 22 / Business at Britomart

Best spots for a festive celebration at Britomart

Planning a party? Big, small, elegant or rowdy, there's a place for your end-of-year celebration at Britomart. 

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Best spots for a festive celebration at Britomart

05 • 10 • 22 / Arts & Culture / Sustainability

These two Nohonga design teams are thinking about climate resilience while sitting down

Four new benches designed by teams of landscape architects are occupying Takutai Square for the Climate Festival in October. Here, we speak to two of the teams about how they decided to respond to the theme of Climate Resilience. 

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These two Nohonga design teams are thinking about climate resilience while sitting down

05 • 10 • 22 / Arts & Culture / Sustainability

The designers behind Nohonga Tuarua are creating new places to sit in Takutai Square

It's a design challenge that invites people to sit down and contemplate: teams of landscape architects have dreamed up benches for Takutai Square on the theme of Climate Resilience. 

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The designers behind Nohonga Tuarua are creating new places to sit in Takutai Square

28 • 09 • 22 / Food / News

Maggie Gray wants to feed you (and all your friends)

Maggie Gray, one of the two co-founders of the Food Truck Collective, has always loved events. Maggie and her business partner Tim van der Werff set up the collective around six years ago. At the time she was operating her own smoothie truck, and having worked in events previously, could see the potential for getting people together over good, inexpensive food.

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Maggie Gray wants to feed you (and all your friends)

25 • 08 • 22 / News

Enjoying Britomart after dark

There's always something going on in the central city, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; Britomart keeps bustling long after dark and starts to stir well before dawn. There are waiters and bartenders taking care of customers until the wee hours; cleaners making things nice before thousands of workers stroll in; security guards saying hi and keeping people safe. Here, we talk to a few of the people from Britomart who are absolutely not living nine-to-five lives. 

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Enjoying Britomart after dark

23 • 08 • 22 / News

Frank Camorra

MoVida has been a dining institution in Melbourne for nearly 20 years, serving up modern Spanish food using Antipodean ingredients in a convivial atmosphere. Next week, the New Zealand flagship of the restaurant opens in the Seafarers Building at Britomart. We caught up with founder Frank Camorra to find out what he'll be putting in front of eager Auckland diners.  

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Frank Camorra

08 • 08 • 22 / Food

Iconic eats at Britomart

Dishes become iconic because they're so innovative they change the way we think about food, because they're so immaculately executed that they become best-in-class or because they're a popular fave that always hits the spot.

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Iconic eats at Britomart

01 • 08 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News

Amber Coulter’s firm has gone fully flexible – and as far as the future of the office goes, they’re still working things out.

The co-founder of TRA says team members can choose when and how they work - as long as it's a win for them, their teams, and their clients. 

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Amber Coulter’s firm has gone fully flexible – and as far as the future of the office goes, they’re still working things out.

01 • 08 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News

EY’s Kate Hillman says the future of the office is collaborative – and that flexibility is here to stay.

The global consulting firm's leader of People and Culture for Oceania says having leaders in the office is key to the rest of the team turning up. 

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EY’s Kate Hillman says the future of the office is collaborative – and that flexibility is here to stay.

01 • 08 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News

Bringing your whole self to work is “bullshit”, says Sandy Burgham. She’s got other ideas about how things need to change at work.

Everybody is asking questions about the future of the office and the future of work. Leadership coach Sandy Burgham says we need to look deeper for answers. 

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Bringing your whole self to work is “bullshit”, says Sandy Burgham. She’s got other ideas about how things need to change at work.

28 • 07 • 22 / Food / News

Melbourne fave Movida is bringing its fantastic fare to Britomart

The good news for foodies? Iconic Melbourne restaurant Movida is opening in Britomart in August.

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Melbourne fave Movida is bringing its fantastic fare to Britomart

27 • 07 • 22 / Food

Restaurant Month at Britomart

August is Heart of the City Restaurant Month! Check out (and book for) the delicious menu offers at Britomart.

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Restaurant Month at Britomart

27 • 06 • 22 / Arts & Culture / News / People / The Interview

Artist Cindy Huang is celebrating Matariki by giving away 240 hand-made ceramic veges.

The artist's installation, entitled Twin Cultivation, aims to build community by bringing strangers together through conversation and gift-giving.

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Artist Cindy Huang is celebrating Matariki by giving away 240 hand-made ceramic veges.

14 • 06 • 22 / Arts & Culture

Matariki ki te Manawa is bringing light and life to the central city

Discover the meaning and magic of Matariki during a three-week festival of events all along the waterfront.

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Matariki ki te Manawa is bringing light and life to the central city

14 • 06 • 22 / Arts & Culture / News

Te Pā Harakeke in Takutai Square is the place to celebrate Aotearoa’s new Matariki holiday

Britomart's Takutai Square is the perfect place to celebrate the Matariki public holiday at Te Pā Harakeke, a free market day of music and kapa haka performances, as well as excellent kai from Māori food trucks and a vibrant range of arts and crafts stalls. 

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Te Pā Harakeke in Takutai Square is the place to celebrate Aotearoa’s new Matariki holiday

13 • 06 • 22 / Arts & Culture / News / People / The Good Citizen

Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole’s mission to spread joy starts with Matariki

Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole are part-way through the creation of Wharenui Harikoa (House of Joy), a full-size wharenui created as a place to share and connect. Here, they talk about celebrating their work so far at Britomart, what got them started, and how Matariki forms the foundations of their creation. 

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Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole’s mission to spread joy starts with Matariki

10 • 05 • 22 / Arts & Culture / News

The Art of Tivaevae comes to Britomart

A new exhibition on Britomart's Te Ara Tahuhu is a collaboration with Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira that celebrates the art of tivaevae. 

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The Art of Tivaevae comes to Britomart

09 • 05 • 22 / Arts & Culture / People

Sione Faletau is making patterns from sound

Sione Faletau's new artwork makes visual patterns from sound recordings, and is taking over the Atrium on Takutai for the City of Colour festival.  

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Sione Faletau is making patterns from sound

06 • 05 • 22 / Arts & Culture

We’re brightening up Britomart for the City of Colour Festival

Two new exhibitions welcome people back to the central city for the City of Colour Festival

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We’re brightening up Britomart for the City of Colour Festival

26 • 04 • 22 / News / Sustainability

Why Trees Matter: Sandy Crichton

As manager of the Native Forest Restoration Trust, Sandy Crichton oversees more than 7500 hectares of protected forest and wetland that are regenerating into rich, diverse and beautiful habitats for New Zealand's unique wildlife. This year, Britomart's Greening the City project is again raising funds to support the Trust.

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Why Trees Matter: Sandy Crichton

21 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Matthew Cockram

Cooper and Company chief executive Matthew Cockram has some experience in turning unloved areas around: he led the team behind Britomart’s regeneration. Here, he talks about the past and future of Auckland’s central city, and how getting people back to work will underpin its resurgence.

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City Futures: Matthew Cockram

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Katie Procter

Katie Procter recently completed her first year of work at Westpac NZ’s Auckland headquarters – although lockdowns mean she’s done most of that work virtually. Here, she talks about what that experience has taught her about how she’d like to structure her working week.

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City Futures: Katie Procter

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Geoff Busch

Geoff Busch is a partner at the law firm Anderson Lloyd. Lockdowns have taught him the benefits of flexibility, but also that there’s no substitute for working through important issues in person.

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City Futures: Geoff Busch

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart / The Good Citizen

City Futures: Chlöe Swarbrick

Auckland Central MP Chlöe Swarbrick says creativity and equality of opportunity are the keys to unlocking the city centre’s potential.

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City Futures: Chlöe Swarbrick

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Hamish Monk and Dean Mackenzie

Architects Hamish Monk and Dean Mackenzie recently moved their firm, Monk Mackenzie, to new offices in one of Britomart’s heritage buildings. Now, they’re telling their teams they need to be there in person.

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City Futures: Hamish Monk and Dean Mackenzie

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Veer Khanna

Veer Khanna is a credit analyst at Westpac NZ and co-leader of the company’s youth network. After a little over a year at the bank, he’s looking forward to seeing his colleagues in person — and to a hybrid working model that allows flexibility.

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City Futures: Veer Khanna

21 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Joanne Ogg

Despite a broad embrace of flexible working, Joanne Ogg, Managing Partner at EY’s Auckland offices, sees in-person connection as a cornerstone of EY’s future work and organisational culture.

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City Futures: Joanne Ogg

21 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Andrew Lamb

Infratil’s general manager of development Andrew Lamb is Britomart-based and urging his teams to get back to the office. He’s also contemplating what the office of the near-future might look like. 

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City Futures: Andrew Lamb

21 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News

City Futures: Krishna Botica

Restaurateur Krishna Botica was an early adopter of Britomart, opening Café Hanoi in 2010 and Ghost Street in 2021. After dealing with the challenges of Covid, she says connecting in person is essential — and the central city is still the best place to do it.

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City Futures: Krishna Botica

11 • 04 • 22 / Arts & Culture / News / Sustainability / The Good Citizen / The Interview

Miriama Grace Smith

Miriama Grace Smith (Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Toarangatira and Ngāti Porou) comes from a family of artists – her mother, Briar Grace Smith is a filmmaker, and her grandmother, Patricia Grace, is one of New Zealand’s most cherished authors and poets. We spoke to the Wellington-based artist about her work, including the illustrations she created for Britomart’s Greening the City project, which can be seen in the Atrium, the Pavilions and on the construction hoardings along Customs St East.

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Miriama Grace Smith

30 • 03 • 22 / Sustainability / The Good Citizen / The Interview

David Hall knows why trees matter

David Hall is a senior lecturer at AUT with deep interests in climate change policy and sustainable finance. Among many other things, he has a doctorate from the University of Oxford and is also one of the designers of Trees That Count planting initiative – so he’s got a good sense of the difference planting trees can make in addressing the challenges of climate change.

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David Hall knows why trees matter

29 • 03 • 22 / Arts & Culture / News / Sustainability

Greening the City

For Arbour Day 2022, we’re Greening the City by giving away thousands of native trees in Takutai Square. 

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Greening the City

09 • 03 • 22 / Style / Arts & Culture / News

To fashion comes to Te Ara Tahuhu

To fashion is an exhibition on The Britomart Pavilions in Te Ara Tahuhu staged by the New Zealand Fashion Museum, in which curator Doris de Pont asks 12 notable New Zealanders to be photographed in their own clothes to show how personal style helps communicate who they are. Photographer Edith Amituanai took the shots, and talks here about the project. 

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To fashion comes to Te Ara Tahuhu

25 • 02 • 22 / News

Another Whale of a Tale at Britomart

If you're following the Whale Tales Art Trail, there's a second artwork to discover at Britomart.

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Another Whale of a Tale at Britomart

27 • 02 • 22 / Style / Arts & Culture

Shannon Novak x Fabric – Through the Looking Glass

Shannon Novak has collaborated with Fabric to create a beautiful artwork titled 'Through the Looking Glass', to grow support for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide.

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Shannon Novak x Fabric – Through the Looking Glass

23 • 02 • 22 / News

The winners of the Best Design Awards

Newsflash! We're thrilled that nine Britomart-based projects are winners at this week's 2022 Best Design Awards. 

 

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The winners of the Best Design Awards

16 • 02 • 22 / Arts & Culture / News

Business as usual in strange times

Not everyone has the choice to work from home. Here, we show our appreciation for the dedication of the teams who turn up to Britomart every day to do their jobs and keep people safe. 

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Business as usual in strange times

25 • 01 • 22 / Arts & Culture / News

Pride at Britomart

A pathway of public art through the city highlights the voices and creativity of Takatāpui Māori artists for Pride 2022. 

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Pride at Britomart

17 • 01 • 22 / Arts & Culture / News

A Whale of a Tale at Britomart

A new artwork by Talia Pua brings the Whale Tales Art Trail into the heart of Britomart - and raises money for WWF's important work in the oceans at the same time. 

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A Whale of a Tale at Britomart

28 • 11 • 21 / Arts & Culture / News

To Grow Roots Where They Land

In February 1939, the New Zealand Government allowed 256 wives and 244 children of Chinese men in New Zealand to take refuge here from the Sino-Japanese war. In this project, Talia Pua talks to some of the descendants of these refugees about coming to New Zealand. 

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To Grow Roots Where They Land

09 • 11 • 21 / Style / News

Britomart stores are back!

It's been a loooong wait so we're thrilled that Britomart's fashion, sportswear, footwear and homeware retailers are reopening doors from Wednesday 10 November onwards.

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Britomart stores are back!

11 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021

From Green Star buildings to community events, our Sustainability Report 2021 details a year of sustainable development. Scroll down for links to each chapter of the report. 

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Sustainability Report 2021

03 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Letter from the Chief Executive

Cooper and Company has long had a sustainability framework that we apply to our endeavours. We make decisions with the assumption of long-term ownership and stewardship, which allows us to focus on environmental, social and economic outcomes that build and support each other. 

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Letter from the Chief Executive

04 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Our report card and targets

One of the objectives of creating this, our third annual sustainability report, is benchmarking goals against which we can hold ourselves accountable. These are the sustainability goals we set ourselves for 2020, with commentary on how we’re tracking to meet them.  

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Our report card and targets

10 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Green Star Performance, NABERSNZ ratings, Toitū Envirocare

In 2020 Britomart was awarded 3 Green Stars in its assessment under the Green Star Performance Tool, administered and audited by the NZ Green Building Council.  The Green Star Performance Tool assesses the environmental impact of Britomart’s buildings through the use of nine impact categories.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Green Star Performance, NABERSNZ ratings, Toitū Envirocare

02 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Mark Sinclair

This year Britomart broadened its sustainability commitments beyond Green Star Performance ratings to work with Toitū Envirocare. Britomart’s sustainability director Mark Sinclair talks to Jeremy Hansen about assessing carbon emissions and establishing a plan to reduce them.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Mark Sinclair

10 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Social Sustainability

Britomart’s focus on social sustainability includes a programme of events that run in Takutai Square and elsewhere in the precinct throughout the year. All of these events are designed to build connection with Britomart’s unique sense of place, its history and that of the city around it.

 

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Social Sustainability

10 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Green Star Buildings

Our new development projects and their Green Star credentials.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Green Star Buildings

03 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Campbell Williamson

Britomart development director Campbell Williamson led construction on The Hotel Britomart, New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel. Here, he talks to Jeremy Hansen about the twists and turns and intense attention to detail that came with the design

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Campbell Williamson

03 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Tamzin Hawkins

The Hotel Britomart’s 5 Green Star rating applies only to the building, but the sustainable ethos has been woven through every decision the hotel makes. Take, for example, the hotel uniforms: as designer Tamzin Hawkins explains to Melinda Williams, every part of them was made as sustainably as possible.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Tamzin Hawkins

02 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Hayley Koerbin

As the New Zealand sustainability lead at engineering consultancy Norman Disney Young, Hayley Koerbin was deeply involved in the myriad of decisions required to ensure The Hotel Britomart achieved a 5 Green Star rating for its design and build. Here, she explains to Jeremy Hansen how Green Star ratings require consideration of every aspect of a building’s construction and operations − and how these decisions benefit the environment.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Hayley Koerbin

27 • 07 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / The Barrington Sofrana redevelopment

They were built more than a century ago as warehouses to serve Auckland’s busy port. Now the layers of beautiful timber and brick of Britomart's Barrington and Sofrana Buildings are being stripped back to launch an exciting new phase.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / The Barrington Sofrana redevelopment

10 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Survey Results

We conduct an annual survey of Britomart community members as part of our reporting under the Green Star Performance Tool. This covers aspects like thermal and acoustic comfort levels, lighting and air quality in buildings. This year we also included questions related to wider environmental issues to establish a benchmark for future surveys. 

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Survey Results

14 • 10 • 21 / Arts & Culture / News

NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year

The work of NZ's best photographers is on display in the Atrium on Takutai. 

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Pukekohoe Hill, New Zealand.

Photographed on the DJI Inspire 2

Cabbage Harvesting, Wai Shing Ltd

NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year

12 • 10 • 21 / Sustainability / The Good Citizen / The Interview

Levi Brinsdon-Hall is feeding the city

On a disused building site among apartment buildings and busy roads just off Auckland’s Symonds Street, OMG (Organic Market Garden, established by For the Love of Bees) is producing more vegetables than was thought possible with their regenerative organic growing methods, and feeding 45 families weekly in the process. Ahead of their talk on October 27 as part of the first Auckland Climate Festival, OMG head farmer Levi Brinsdon-Hall tells Jeremy Hansen about what industrialised food production gets wrong, and how the OMG model could spread across the city. 

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Levi Brinsdon-Hall is feeding the city

01 • 10 • 21 / News

Maggie Marilyn’s new home

Fashion label Maggie Marilyn has just launched their new global website, inspired in part by the beautiful flagship store at Britomart.

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Maggie Marilyn’s new home

03 • 10 • 21 / The Interview

Henrietta Harris

Henrietta Harris loved drawing as a kid, and went on to make a career as a painter. Now her delicate portraits sell in New Zealand and the United States, and are blown up big on Britomart’s Te Ara Tahuhu in an exhibition entitled ‘By Its Own Light’. Here, she talks to Jeremy Hansen about the intimacy of portraiture, her recent battle with nerve damage, and how she fights her own perfectionism.

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Henrietta Harris

20 • 09 • 21 / News

Food at Britomart in Alert Level 3

Our eateries are ready to serve up delicious, effort-free takeout offerings for pickup or delivery.

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Food at Britomart in Alert Level 3

22 • 09 • 21 / Style / News

Online Fashion and Beauty Shopping at Britomart in Level 3

We've put all of Britomart's online fashion and beauty community onto one page, for all your lockdown shopping needs.

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Online Fashion and Beauty Shopping at Britomart in Level 3

30 • 08 • 21 / News

Lockdown pick-me-ups to send to a friend

A little kindness goes a long way in lockdown. If you know someone who's finding this time tough, here are a few small pick-me-up treats that can be delivered to their door.

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Lockdown pick-me-ups to send to a friend

25 • 08 • 21 / News

Rewi Spraggon is spending lockdown cooking hāngi for people in need

The hāngi master has fired up his pits in Te Henga to cook hundreds of meals a day for the homeless and others in need

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Rewi Spraggon is spending lockdown cooking hāngi for people in need

09 • 08 • 21 / News

Ama La Vita Design Store

We chat to Marcella Biddick, who has recently opened an eclectic yet sophisticated new design nook, Ama La Vita, on Tyler Street.

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Ama La Vita Design Store

21 • 07 • 21 / Food / News

It’s Restaurant Month! Eat the best for less at Britomart

August is Heart of the City Restaurant Month, when many of Auckland's best eateries offer multi-course menus at great prices to entice you out of hibernation and into the cosy buzz of their dining spaces.

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It’s Restaurant Month! Eat the best for less at Britomart

10 • 06 • 21 / News

What’s On for Matariki 2021 at Britomart

Celebrate the Aotearoa New Year with a free Friday night concert from top Māori musicians, daily hāngi lunches, waiata and kapa haka performances, and a beautiful new artwork series by artist Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho.

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What’s On for Matariki 2021 at Britomart

14 • 06 • 21 / Arts & Culture / People

Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho

For Matariki at Britomart, we commissioned illustrator Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho (Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Kahungungu) to depict each of the nine stars in the Matariki cluster. Here, they talk a little bit about the meaning of Matariki.

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Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho

19 • 05 • 21 / Style

What to wear at graduation

We've rounded up what to wear when you're graduating (or celebrating somebody else's graduation), to match your regalia, conveying a sense of celebration, and fending off the outdoor chill while leaving you cool during a long indoor ceremony. 

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What to wear at graduation

16 • 05 • 21 / News

Going to The Lion King?

Sort a restaurant table at Britomart and parking close to Spark Arena before you leave the house, and your family outing will be stress-free.

 

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Going to The Lion King?

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Pip Best

Pip Best is the sustainability and climate change lead at EY, advising businesses on how to prepare for the rapid changes that lie ahead. She spoke to Jeremy Hansen about the challenges for New Zealand businesses as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Pip Best

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Hana Kajimura

At Allbirds, Hana Kajimura is charged with making the complexities of climate change easily understandable to customers. She spoke to Melinda Williams as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series to talk about how her firm is making sustainability part of its DNA. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Hana Kajimura

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Tom Hishon

Tom Hishon spotlights sustainable seafood at his restaurant, kingi, working with independent suppliers to nurture fish stocks and the ocean. He spoke to Jeremy Hansen as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Tom Hishon

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Helene Pacalin

Helene Pacalin works for Toitū Envirocare, the organisation that's making great strides in helping businesses measure and reduce their carbon emissions. She spoke to Jeremy Hansen as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Helene Pacalin

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Nigel Borell

The curator of Māori art says care for the environment has always been intrinsic to the Māori world view. He spoke to Jeremy Hansen as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Nigel Borell

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Kate van Praagh

Kate van Praagh is the sustainability lead at Westpac, incorporating climate-related goals into every aspect of its business. She spoke to Jeremy Hansen as part of Britomart's Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Kate van Praagh

28 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Maggie Hewitt

Maggie Hewitt is taking her fashion label, Maggie Marilyn, on a bold sustainability journey. She speaks to Melinda Williams about it as part of Britomart's Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Maggie Hewitt

22 • 04 • 21 / News

12 Ways To Say Happy Mother’s Day

For the woman who gave you life (or gives you life) we’ve rounded up a few tokens of joyful appreciation.

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12 Ways To Say Happy Mother’s Day

17 • 03 • 21 / Style

Autumn edit: Red and Pink

Scarlet, blush, burgundy and vermilion – the new arrivals on the racks at Britomart have a distinctly ruby-tinted theme. Maybe it’s because we’ve been marooned at home for so long?

 

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Autumn edit: Red and Pink

24 • 02 • 21 / The Interview

The Interview: Michael Meredith

Michael Meredith is one of New Zealand's truly great chefs, a magician who first sets you at ease with the solicitous attention of the staff at his gently beautiful restaurant, then dazzles you with unexpected feats of flavour and texture. Mr Morris, which opened in the former Cafe Hanoi space at Britomart late last year, has already received a perfect score from Jesse Mulligan at Viva, and rave reviews from guests. Britomart's Melinda Williams caught up with Michael about how he creates his dishes, why giving back to the community through charity dinners is so important to him, and the special delivery that arrived in his home after Christmas. Click through for the interview.

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The Interview: Michael Meredith

17 • 02 • 21 / The Good Citizen

The Good Citizen: Jacqui Maguire

2020 was hard. So how can we make 2021 feel easier for ourselves, our families and the teams we work with? Amid a lot of talk about a mental health crisis, clinical psychologist Jacqui Maguire is giving a free Zoom talk on March 3 about strategies to help people and businesses thrive. Here, she talks to Melinda Williams about her work and the mental health challenges we're facing.

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The Good Citizen: Jacqui Maguire

03 • 02 • 21 / News

The right Valentine’s date-place for every level of commitment

Whether you've just met or you're planning your retirement together, Britomart has a great place to drink or dine with your date.

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The right Valentine’s date-place for every level of commitment

04 • 02 • 21 / News

2021 stressed us all out. Jacqui Maguire has a plan to get us back on track

2020 was characterised by uncertainty, upheaval and complexity, environmental conditions that naturally amplify exhaustion and distress. As we venture into 2021,  the continued Covid-19 pandemic adds a persistent layer of pressure to our personal and professional lives. What does this mean for our mental health and that of our family, friends and colleagues? How can we help each other and our organisations navigate the stresses of this uncertain environment, enabling us to optimise our wellbeing , work and relationships?

Clinical psychologist Jacqui Maguire knows how contemporary psychological theory can be transformed into practical tools and strategies – and she is giving a Zoom talk on Wednesday 3 March to talk about it.

Join us for this frank and informative presentation as Jacqui talks us through the state of mental health in New Zealand now, the impacts of Covid, and what we can do to flourish in this new normal. 

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2021 stressed us all out. Jacqui Maguire has a plan to get us back on track

16 • 12 • 20 / Style

Gift Guide: Active Folks

For your pal or family member who’s always getting about in the great outdoors, activewear and on-the-move accessories.

 

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Gift Guide: Active Folks