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Trusts Stadium has got it all - sporting events, concerts, conventions, rock-climbing, you name it. Opened in 2004, Trusts has grown to become New Zealand's prime venue for all the above events & activities and much more. The stadium also houses the Momentum Health & Fitness Centre. Several sports teams, including the Trusts Diamonds call Trusts their home. Check out their hot website to see what many activities to indulge in and what or who's playing.
Every community needs a center or an organization that guides its young generation, Zeal is one such venue. This center focuses on innovation, development of leadership skills and knowledge enhancement. With this aim in mind, it encourages youth to participate in various creative activities or similar events and workshops. Zeal prides itself in being a drug and alcohol free venue, thereby providing a safe and positive environment. Barring dance parties, most of the events held here allow entry to all above 13 years of age. Young people can showcase their skills here; theater, dance, concerts, art exhibitions and various other forms of art are endorsed here. That’s not it, the on-site spaces like café, main stage and rehearsal room can be hired for gigs and shows provided they are in sync with core values of Zeal. For upcoming events and other information, check website.
Corban Estate Arts Center is the ultimate destination for those with an inclination for art. You may walk in anytime and find yourself amongst some fabulous works of art. Regular exhibitions adorn the center so that you may view some of the best paintings and art work of recent times. You could also visit studios of some well known regional artists. If you are intent on learning any of these art forms, go ahead and inquire about it. The helpful faculty at the center is waiting for your call.
With Unitec Marae - Te Noho Kotahitanga, renowned Māori artist - Lyonel Grant has successfully blended the traditional methods and contemporary techniques to build the Māori's meeting place known as Marae. The structure is replete with carvings made on stones and woods, which holds up the structure. The intricate weaving work decorating the area between poupou and the kakaho panels are created by talented fiber artists Judy Hohaia and Shona Tawhiao. Built as a community space, the Marae is used for ceremonies, celebrations and other cultural events throughout the year. Walk in to get a glimpse of the Māori tribes artistic and cultural inclinations.
Featuring classic movies at weekend screenings, this is the only New Zealand cinema which features a Wurlitzer organ, often used at special screenings of silent movies, and for concerts featuring organists from all around the world. Originally in an Auckland theater until 1943, the organ was rescued from storage in Wellington in the 1970s and had to be repaired and reconstructed after being water damaged. Theater owner Jan Grefstad, who took over in 1956, runs a "one-man band", doing all tasks in the cinema (except playing the organ). He is presently writing a book about Auckland cinemas.
One of Auckland’s most popular venues for performance arts events, TAPAC, or The Auckland Performing Arts Centre, strives to present to the world the diversity and vibrancy of the city’s community. Located in the Western Springs suburb, this venue gives guidance to budding artists or musicians, helping them gain a foothold in the competition of the field. The center has hosted some of the very well-known theater companies and other artists in the country, including the Auckland Theatre Company, Massive Theatre Company, Atamira Dance Collective, and more. The studios and other venues of TAPAC are also available for hire. See the website to know more.
Western Springs Stadium is a one-of-its-kind venue for concerts, sports and other events. Located in Western Springs, this popular multi-purpose venue is known for its natural amphitheater. Usually used for rugby matches and dirt-track racing, this stadium has also played host to rock legends like U2, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
Watch beautiful contemporary artworks created by local and international artists as they exhibit their creations at Two Rooms Gallery on Putiki Street. As the name suggests, the gallery offers two spaces, the Project Room and the Long Room, both of distinct sizes to accommodate the crowd gathered to observe the work of arts. The Project room is equipped with modern facilities like artificial lightings, advanced audio-visual technology, etc. which are ideal for hosting digital exhibitions. If you are looking for a more traditional gallery setup, then upstairs Long Room is ideal for you as it provides natural light from the overhead skylights. Walk in to gauge the extent of local talent and also to participate in the exchange of ideas that takes place among the artists.
A prominent venue for a range of events, Galatos has an extensive fan-following in the city. Operated and owned by an arts organization called MIC Toi Rerehiko, Galatos has events like art exhibitions, musical performances, and more held here on a regular basis. The huge venue is spread over three floors and offers rooms that can be rented for private events. See the website for more information.
The Wynyard Quarter is being revamped and as a part of this endeavor, the Silo Park was built. It is raised on a former sand mining area that was used by McCallum Brothers (sand suppliers). After they vacated this space, it was transformed into a charming green respite, namely, the Silo Park. Against the backdrop of the panoramic Auckland waterfront, stands the huge Silo, a symbolic representation of the quarter's industrial heritage. Apart from that, it also features a sculpture, the Wind Tree by Michio Ihara (a Japanese artist). Silo park hosts concerts and performances on certain days. However, highlight of the place is outdoor movie screen, that shows movies regularly. For more details, call ahead.
Spread across 34 hectares (84.02 acres), the Kumeu Showgrounds is the home of the yearly Auckland Folk Festival and the Kumeu Show. Featuring indoor and outdoor areas which includes show rings for animals, exhibit spaces and lots of parking, the fairground is owned by the Kumeu District Agricultural & Horticultural Society. It also has hosted gardening exhibitions, classic cars and hot rods.
The Edinburgh Castle is located on the corner of Symonds Street and Newton Road. This is a big traditional pub-style watering hole, featuring karaoke evenings, big TV screens with non-stop sports, pool tables and a long row of poker machines to entertain a largely local, middle-aged crowd. The pub has a fully licensed bar with a good stock of beers and spirits. Lion Red, a popular New Zealand beer, is available on tap.