Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Birthday bash set to be the biggest ever

15 November 2005

Birthday bash set to be the biggest ever for Auckland

The biggest harbour event since the America's Cup will fill the city's sails with pride, says Auckland City Mayor Dick Hubbard.

The inaugural three-day Auckland Harbour Festival will take place on Auckland's Anniversary Weekend and will feature one of the biggest range of yachting events ever seen on the Waitemata Harbour. It will also include a display of tall ships and classic yachts, a fun fair and live music acts.

"This is a most exciting new event that will celebrate Auckland's unique Waitemata harbour and waterfront. It's a fitting celebration for the city's birthday and I know Aucklanders will passionately support this event.

"The launch of the Harbour Festival comes hot on the heels of the council's recently released Events Strategy which supports events that help to make Auckland a sophisticated, vibrant and events-filled city with a soul.

"One of major themes of that strategy is to celebrate the very best our city has to offer - and that means our stunning harbours and beaches.

"I'm delighted that the Auckland Harbour Festival seizes the opportunity to showcase our harbour, our waterfront and our sailors. It's a chance to celebrate our maritime culture and enjoy the natural environment that makes our city unique.

"The Events Strategy is designed to support events exactly like this and I know the council will do everything it can to help with the logistics of staging a major event like this."

Auckland City is a major sponsor of the Auckland Harbour Festival.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Rabuka’s Possible Return In Fiji


Fiji signed onto China’s Belt and Road initiative in 2018, along with a separate agreement on economic co-operation and aid. Yet it took the recent security deal between China and the Solomon Islands to get the belated attention of the US and its helpmates in Canberra and Wellington, and the Pacific is now an arena of major power rivalries...
More>>



 
 

Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>

ALSO:


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Speaker: 2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented
The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022... More>>



Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels