16-17 May 2016
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Viaduct Harbour
Auckland, New Zealand

Venue and location

ANZ Viaduct Events Centre

The Tripartite Economic Summit – Auckland 2016 will be held at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, in the heart of Wynyard Quarter, from Monday 16 May to Tuesday 17 May 2016.

ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
161 Halsey Street
Viaduct Harbour
Auckland

Wynyard Quarter

Located in the heart of Wynyard Quarter – Auckland’s largest urban regeneration project – the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre is Auckland’s premium events and banqueting venue, set in a stunning waterfront location.

 

Wynyard Quarter is being transformed to become one of Auckland’s most liveable precincts – a well-designed mix of commercial, retail, hospitality and residential activity situated in a landscaped park-like environment.

 

Wynyard Quarter is being developed by Auckland Council and a range of commercial development partners over 20 years – a project that will result in 1500 architecturally designed apartments housing 2500-4000 residents, a brand new 200-bed, five-star hotel, a new performing arts theatre, superyacht refit facility and the 4ha Headland Park, which will replace petrol and liquid chemical storage facilities.

 

The first stage along North Wharf on the edge of the harbour has been turned into a bustling promenade of bars and restaurants, the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, and Silo Park, with a modern children’s playground and outdoor concert and movie spaces. In keeping with its setting, the character and energy of Auckland’s marine and fishing industries have been retained in the design.

 

Also located within Wynyard Quarter is GridAKL – Auckland’s innovation precinct. Wynyard Quarter is a place for people to live, work and play.  The development has a strong emphasis on sustainability and it will be extremely pedestrian friendly; vehicles will make up only 30 per cent of the transport flow at peak times and the remainder will be public transport, cycling and walking.

Auckland, New Zealalnd

Auckland is New Zealand’s international city, built around a stunning waterfront and two unspoiled harbours. With a population of 1.5 million people, Auckland aspires to become the world’s most liveable city.

 

In 2014 Auckland was ranked one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel guide. Also in 2014, Auckland was named the third best sport city in the world in the SportBusiness Ultimate Sport Cities Awards.

 

Wherever you go in Auckland, you’ll find something special – it’s a whole region waiting to be explored. The city centre’s world-class shopping, restaurants, bars and galleries are encircled by wine regions, stunning beaches, pristine rainforest and the magnificent Hauraki Gulf.

 

Enjoy Auckland in any season – the region has a warm coastal climate without extremes of temperature. The seasons are the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere.

 

Auckland’s summer is from December to February, autumn or fall is from March to May, winter is from June to August and spring is from September to November.

 

The mean daily temperature during January and February is 23 degrees Celsius (74 degrees Fahrenheit), and during July and August, the mean daily maximum is 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit).

The story of Auckland

The creation of Auckland’s unique landscape is part of an ancient love story that brought about a fierce battle of incantations. The battle between two iwi (tribes) created deep cracks in the earth, thrusting upwards the many volcanic cones scattered across the region today.

The fertile soils left from this battle, combined with the abundant resources of the Waitemata and Manukau harbours, have drawn people to this region for centuries. It is for this reason that the Auckland region is widely known as Tāmaki Makaurau –Tāmaki desired by many lovers.

These same natural assets also attracted waka (canoes) from tribes across the country to trade with the people of the Auckland region. It is said that at times hundreds of canoes could be seen on Auckland’s harbours, giving the region another name: Tāmaki Herenga Waka – Tāmaki the gatherer of canoes.

Read the legend of Tamaki Makaurau

Māori culture in Auckland

The Auckland region is full of magical stories both ancient and modern; and it’s easy for visitors to discover Auckland’s rich Māori culture.

See the amazing collection of Māori taonga (treasures) at Auckland Museum and catch one of the daily cultural performances. Take a walking tour of Auckland’s volcanoes with a guide from the local iwi (tribe) to see remnants of old fortified terraced villages, or visit Te Hana Te Ao Marama, an incredible fortified pa and

17th century Māori village replica. Sail the harbour on a traditional sailing waka and discover the stories and courage of the Polynesian people’s epic migration to Aotearoa/New Zealand at  New Zealand Maritime Museum.

Planning your visit

For more information on things to see and do in Auckland and to make bookings visit the official Auckland tourism website aucklandnz.com.