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31 • 01 • 24 / Arts & Culture / News

Out-pour and Out-source: Peter Wing’s exhibition for Pride

Peter Wing Seeto's photographs allow their friends present themselves - or amplified, aspirational versions of themselves - for the camera. 

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Out-pour and Out-source: Peter Wing’s exhibition for Pride

15 • 01 • 24 / Arts & Culture / News

How Tāmaki Paenga Hira is becoming a museum for the 21st century

Chantal Knowles is one of three co-directors at the Māori and Pacific textile and fibre centre, Te Aho Mutunga Kore, at Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. We spoke to her about how museums are changing their role in today's society, and how Te Aho Mutunga Kore is helping the Museum move towards a more collaborative, community-led model. 

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How Tāmaki Paenga Hira is becoming a museum for the 21st century

06 • 12 • 23 / Arts & Culture / News

Te Aho Mutunga Kore: The Eternal Thread

Our summer exhibition with Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira focuses on an amazing collection of woven and fabric works and the communities that made them. 

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Te Aho Mutunga Kore: The Eternal Thread

06 • 12 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Wonder and Soul: Salome Tanuvasa’s summer flag installation

Full of joy and energy, artist Salome Tanuvasa's flags are flying all over Britomart this summer. 

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Wonder and Soul: Salome Tanuvasa’s summer flag installation

27 • 11 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Micheal McCabe’s “clowny” cocktail trolley for Takutai Square

How designer Micheal McCabe is helping Britomart bring back the cocktail trolley.

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Micheal McCabe’s “clowny” cocktail trolley for Takutai Square

03 • 11 • 23 / Arts & Culture / News

Redbull Dance Your Styles NZ Winner: John Vaifale aka Happyfeet

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Redbull Dance Your Styles NZ Winner: John Vaifale aka Happyfeet

01 • 11 • 23 / Food / Business at Britomart / News

Four Square comes to Britomart!

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Four Square comes to Britomart!

28 • 08 • 23 / News / Sustainability

Justin Morgenroth knows one way cities can get greener.

Urban tree expert Justin Morgenroth says city forests can help combat climate change. We just need more of them. 

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Justin Morgenroth knows one way cities can get greener.

17 • 08 • 23 / News

A new report ranks Auckland alongside nine other global cities

A new report shows the opportunities and challenges Auckland faces in comparison to other international cities. Here, Pam Ford from Tātaki Auckland Unlimited talks about the issues the report raises. 

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A new report ranks Auckland alongside nine other global cities

06 • 09 • 23 / Business at Britomart / News / People / Sustainability

This is how we want to work: Rachel Brown

The senior solicitor at Anderson Lloyd values flexibility as well as learning from her colleagues. 

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This is how we want to work: Rachel Brown

06 • 09 • 23 / Business at Britomart / News / People / Sustainability

This is how we want to work: Siosiua Tukutukunga

The senior customer representative at Westpac on what he likes about the office. 

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This is how we want to work: Siosiua Tukutukunga

06 • 09 • 23 / Business at Britomart / People / Sustainability

This is how we want to work: Ria Sharma

The brand strategist at Previously Unavailable is learning to make flexibility work for her. 

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This is how we want to work: Ria Sharma

06 • 09 • 23 / Business at Britomart / People / Sustainability

This is how we want to work: Renee Black

The senior consultant at EY says her generation's work motivations are purpose-driven. 

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This is how we want to work: Renee Black

06 • 09 • 23 / Business at Britomart / People / Sustainability

This is how we want to work: Samuel Negash

The architecture graduate at Monk Mackenzie says in-office work helps him learn more quickly. 

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This is how we want to work: Samuel Negash

30 • 07 • 23 / Food / News

Restaurant Month 2023

Restaurant Month 2023 is back in August! Take advantage of Restaurant Month to try Auckland's best eateries at wallet-friendly prices.

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Restaurant Month 2023

28 • 06 • 23 / Arts & Culture / News

What Matariki Means to Me

A portrait series with photographer Mataara Stokes and the students from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae asks the question ‘What does Matariki mean to you?’ 

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What Matariki Means to Me

29 • 05 • 23 / Business at Britomart / News

Every workplace needs a mental health plan. Sounds hard? Sir John Kirwan has some easy suggestions.

Part of making people feel better connected at work involves getting everyone to open up about their mental wellbeing. 

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Every workplace needs a mental health plan. Sounds hard? Sir John Kirwan has some easy suggestions.

29 • 05 • 23 / Business at Britomart / News

Workplace design has to change. Architect Erin Peavey has some ideas on how it can do so.

If you're wanting to forge happy and productive connections in the office, you need to design the spaces right. 

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Workplace design has to change. Architect Erin Peavey has some ideas on how it can do so.

29 • 05 • 23 / Business at Britomart / News

Sarah Wright knows why so many people feel lonely at work.

People want to connect at work. They just need some leadership around when and how they could be doing that. 

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Sarah Wright knows why so many people feel lonely at work.

12 • 05 • 23 / Business at Britomart / News

Three perspectives on the future of work

Flexible working styles are here to stay – which means there are a number of ways organisations can adapt to embrace this new reality.

Three views on the future of work is the latest in a series of interviews we’ve been conducting about the shifts in workplace culture that flexible working is creating. Click through to read more. 

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Three perspectives on the future of work

17 • 04 • 23 / News / Sustainability

Meet artist Pounamu Wharekawa, Greening the City illustrator

The tree illustrations that sit alongside this year’s Greening the City native tree giveaway – which you’ll see on the panels around the Pavilions and in the Atrium on Takutai, and the tree-care cards we’re giving away with our trees – have been created by takatāpui artist Pounamu Wharekawa (Ngāi te Rangi, they/themme).

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Meet artist Pounamu Wharekawa, Greening the City illustrator

05 • 04 • 23 / News

Join us at our Britomart Breakfast talk events

Start the day right at our Britomart Breakfast talk sessions. They're free – book your tickets now! 

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Join us at our Britomart Breakfast talk events

03 • 04 • 23 / Style / News / Sustainability

Making the moonshot: Tim Brown on designing Allbirds’ net-zero carbon sneaker

It’s been a big year for Allbirds. Since the company went public in late 2021, its share price has experienced some serious air turbulence. But the little Kiwi-US start-up that could hasn’t been knocked off-course in its ambition to produce the world’s most sustainable shoes. They’ve just announced they’ve succeeded in their multi-year ambition to create a net zero-carbon sneaker produced without buying carbon offsets.

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Making the moonshot: Tim Brown on designing Allbirds’ net-zero carbon sneaker

28 • 03 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Greening the City 2023

We’re Greening the City by giving away thousands of native trees in Takutai Square. 

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Greening the City 2023

28 • 02 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Telly Tuita’s Tongpop comes to Britomart

Telly Tuita's dayglo self-portraits feature metallic bodysuits, crazy headdresses and tapa-style backdrops.

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Telly Tuita’s Tongpop comes to Britomart

16 • 02 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Te Tīmatanga Huarahi Toi at Britomart

Britomart's collaboration with Auckland Pride showcases the creativity of Maia Keane, Pounamu Wharewaka and Renati Waaka, three Takatāpui Māori artists.

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Te Tīmatanga Huarahi Toi at Britomart

08 • 12 • 22 / Arts & Culture / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / News / Sustainability

Our 2022 Sustainability Report Card

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Our 2022 Sustainability Report Card

23 • 11 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News / Sustainability

Our sustainability goals for 2023

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Our sustainability goals for 2023

23 • 11 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2022 Sarah Hull

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Sustainability Report 2022 Sarah Hull

23 • 11 • 22 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / News / Sustainability

Our social sustainability events and activations in 2022

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Our social sustainability events and activations in 2022

17 • 04 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Words writ large (and loud) for the Writers Festival

We're celebrating the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki at Britomart all May, with poetry published large and a very special free event. 

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Words writ large (and loud) for the Writers Festival

01 • 05 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Poetry at Britomart: Poet laureate Chris Tse

Britomart is proud to present new poetry all over the precinct to celebrate the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki, rendered in posters by Inhouse Design. The posters are presented as text fragments, but you can read each work in full here on our website. This one is Chris Tse's Geometric Growth (after Guy Ngan).

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Poetry at Britomart: Poet laureate Chris Tse

01 • 05 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Poetry at Britomart: The Holiday Fish Goes to Work by Joanna Cho

Britomart is proud to present new poetry all over the precinct to celebrate the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki, rendered in posters by Inhouse Design. The posters are presented as text fragments, but you can read each work in full here on our website. This one is The Holiday Fish Goes to Work by Joanna Cho.  

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Poetry at Britomart: The Holiday Fish Goes to Work by Joanna Cho

01 • 05 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Poetry at Britomart: A Missionary Falls in Love with a Coloniser by Takunda Muzondiwa

Britomart is proud to present new poetry all over the precinct to celebrate the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki, rendered in posters by Inhouse Design. The posters are presented as text fragments, but you can read each work in full here on our website. This one is A Missionary Falls in Love with a Coloniser by Takunda Muzvondiwa. 

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Poetry at Britomart: A Missionary Falls in Love with a Coloniser by Takunda Muzondiwa

01 • 05 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Poetry at Britomart: E hoa/friends by Robert Sullivan

Britomart is proud to present new poetry all over the precinct to celebrate the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki, rendered in posters by Inhouse Design. The posters are presented as text fragments, but you can read each work in full here on our website. This one is E hoa/friends by Robert Sullivan. 

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Poetry at Britomart: E hoa/friends by Robert Sullivan

01 • 05 • 23 / Arts & Culture

Poetry at Britomart: ACTIVITIES by Laura Vincent

Britomart is proud to present new poetry all over Britomart to celebrate the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki, rendered in posters by Inhouse Design. The posters are presented as text fragments, but you can read each work in full here on our website. This one is Laura Vincent's ACTIVITIES.

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Poetry at Britomart: ACTIVITIES by Laura Vincent

23 • 11 • 22 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / News / Sustainability

Our environmental sustainability activations in 2022

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Our environmental sustainability activations in 2022

23 • 11 • 22 / Business at Britomart / 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 / Business at Britomart / News / Sustainability

When built history gets personal

The refurbishment of Britomart’s Kronfeld Building has illuminated the rich and turbulent history of Gustav Kronfeld, the Prussian-born trader who first occupied it. 

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When built history gets personal

01 • 11 • 22 / News

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 2022

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 2022

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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