Events

As with any international City that has many exciting events and happenings Auckland is no different. You will find everything in this great little city from concerts to live music, sporting events, exhibitions, performing arts, festivals, markets, workshops and much much more.... there's something for everyone.  

Some upcoming events...   

  • edge_header.gif There's alway something on at The Edge Aucklands premier entertainment centre incorporating The Civic, the Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, Bruce Mason Centre & Aotea Square.Visit  http://www.the-edge.co.nz/Home.aspx  to find out what's on and what to do to get it!            
  • New Zealand International Film Festival 17 July - 3 August. Since 1969, the New Zealand International Film Festival has been a cultural highlight of the Auckland winter, presenting premiere screenings of the latest and best of features, shorts, documentaries and animated films from New Zealand and around the world. Visit http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/auckland/ for the full program. Painted image showing a crowd of people.


  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013. Auckland Museum at The Domain. 25 April - 3 August. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 is a world-renowned exhibition on loan from London's Natural History Museum. It features 100 new awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking landscapes. Image: © Hannes Lochner (South Africa) Curiosity and the cat.


  • Taichung City Da Dun Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition 2014 15 July - Sunday 31 August. Free at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre,  72 Hillsborough Road.   Taichung is Taiwan's second-largest city after the capital, Taipei. Originally known as Da Dun, Taichung now has a population of over 2.6 million. With its rich cultural diversity, and ancient heritage, Taichung has become renowned as a city of culture. Taichung has an active sister-city relationship with the city of Auckland.  The Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition was founded as an art competition for local artists in 1996. It quickly grew to become an international art competition attracting up to 2000 entries per year. Eleven categories are represented, including crafts, sculpture, digital arts, photography, printmaking, water colour painting, oil painting, seal engraving, calligraphy, glue colour painting, and ink wash painting. 2014 Taichung City Da Dun Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition.


  • Matariki Festival 2014  28 June - 28 July.  Auckland Council presents Matariki Festival - celebrating Te Tau Hou Māori (Māori New Year) and bringing a modern take to a centuries-old Māori tradition.  Auckland will come alive with a series of concerts, family events and traditional celebrations. With more than 80 awesome events, including concerts, exhibitions, kapa haka, theatre food and kite flying, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.  Visit http://www.matarikifestival.org.nz/   for the full programme of events.  Matariki Festival 2014.

  •  My Country: Contemporary Art From Black Australia.   Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki until 17 August. The largest and most significant exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art ever shown in New Zealand, it showcases the breadth of recent work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and the connections the artists have with their land and nation.  Nearly 100 works by over 40 artists. Warwick Thornton, Kaytej people, Stranded 2011.

  •   Pick and Mix 2014- Auckland Live Perfoming Arts Program 12 weeks of free family fun to get you through winter. http://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/
  • 21 June - Dress-Up Box with Barbarian Productions
  • 28 June - Tales of the Sun with Flaxworks Theatre Company
  • 5 July - Royal New Zealand Ballet
  • 12 July - Drums and Rhythms with Strike
  • 19 July - Word Play with Action Education
  • 26 July - Improvised Comedy with GEAR Productions
  • 2 August - Musical Theatre with NYTC
  • 9 August - Magic and comedy with Jared Fell
  • 16 August - Hip Hop Clowning with Justin Haiu
  • 23 August - Dance with Touch Compass
  • 30 August - Digital Puppetry with Johann Nortje
  • 6 September - Auckland Philharmonia OrchestraPick and Mix 2014.

  • Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand  Auckland Art Gallery. 9 August 2014 - 15 March 2015.  Fly high above cities and landscapes via this first public-gallery presentation of paintings by UK-born Robert Ellis.  Large-scale artworks map the arteries of urban motorways, while shields, flags and landmarks are among the symbols representing the artist's adopted home of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Explore the dynamics between transport and urbanism, ecology and spirituality, and Māori and Pākehā.  Robert Ellis: A Place to Stand - Turangawaewae.