Submissions/Press Releases

 

Heart of the City calls for increased police presence in the CBD after the troubling incident on Queen Street

September 16th, 2016
Heart of the City is calling for increased police presence in Auckland’s central city following the death of a homeless man on Queen Street.

Heart of the City welcomes alignment but seeks new delivery approach

September 16th, 2016
Heart of the City welcomes the alignment between Central Government and Auckland Council to meet the city’s growing transport demands but we are concerned that it’s going to take 30 years to resolve a problem that Auckland businesses face every day, there is a sizeable funding gap and no clear plan to deliver.

Strong second quarter results in Auckland’s central city

August 19th, 2016
Strong second quarter spending and pedestrian counts show continued growth and confidence in Auckland’s CBD.

Heart of the City submission: Electricity Authority Consultation Paper

August 18th, 2016
HOTC does not support the Electricity Authority proposals detailed in the Transmission Pricing Methodology: Second Issues Paper, which would see a multi-million dollar increase in electricity transmission prices for Auckland and potential risk to supply.

Heart of the City submission: Resource Consent Application by Auckland Transport for construction of CRL

August 18th, 2016
HOTC considers that the construction and operation of the CRL project will result in a range of positive and negative impacts to local businesses and CBD users, and seeks that these effects are taken into account in Auckland Transport’s proposed CEMP to be required as a condition of the current resource consent application.

Enjoy a month of extraordinary dining this August

June 16th, 2016
Restaurant Month returns for its sixth consecutive year, attracting a diverse line-up of international chefs and showcasing over 100 special menu offers. With events set to stun the senses and create dining memories that will last a lifetime, there’s never been a better time to try something new this August.

Submission to Auckland Council Annual Budget 2016/2017

March 29th, 2016
Our submission asked Council to retain the Interim Transport Levy, as it currently is - $114 for residential properties and $183 for commercial properties for each of the remaining two years.

Marketing Opportunities for HOTCity Businesses

March 14th, 2016

10 Days of Fashion in the Heart of the City is back for 2016

February 9th, 2016
Auckland’s central city streets, lanes, stores and shared spaces will come to life this February and March, with Heart of the City’s renowned 10 Days of Fashion in the City celebration back for the fifth year!

Heart of the City welcomes recommendation on Freyberg Square

December 17th, 2015
Heart of the City welcomes an Auckland Council recommendation to progress with an upgrade of Freyberg Square with a staged approach to managing vehicle access.

Port Future Study Scope

October 12th, 2015
The Port Future Study will recommend a long term strategy for the provision of facilities to accommodate sea-based imports and exports and the cruise industry flowing to and from Auckland and its wider region in an economically, socially, culturally and environmentally acceptable manner, taking into account competing uses for city centre waterfront space the various impacts of options.

Heart of the City Members Survey: O'Connell Street and High Street Survey

July 29th, 2015
A report that conveys the views of businesses and property owners in the High Street District on the O’Connell Street shared space upgrade and future plans for High Street.

Restaurant Month returns for 2015

June 17th, 2015
Mark your culinary calendar: Restaurant Month returns for 2015 Now in its fifth successful year, Restaurant Month has more momentum than ever, with a vast line-up of gastronomic events, menus and personalities catering to all tastes and budgets.

Heart of the City Quarterly Report - March 2015

May 8th, 2015

Heart of the City looks to the future after guilty plea

April 21st, 2015

Local Alcohol Policy Public Deliberations

April 8th, 2015
Council's recently released recommendations for the​ provisional Local Alcohol Policy.

Submission by Heart of the City - Regional Land Transport Plan

March 12th, 2015

Submission by Heart of the City: Long Term Plan 2015-2025

March 12th, 2015

Submission on SkyPath

January 23rd, 2015
We unreservedly support SkyPath. It will be catalyst for Auckland’s walking and cycling network and access to the city centre. It will create an iconic visitor destination and support the visitor economy, and will bring economic benefit to the region including Heart of the City businesses.

An update from Heart of the City

December 11th, 2014

Submission on the Local Approved Products Policy

December 1st, 2014
We appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed Local Approved Products Policy. Heart of the City represents property owners and business interests in the Auckland’s City Centre, and has an active role in the development of the central city as a vibrant, safe place to spend time as well as supporting business success. We have appreciated the opportunity to work with Auckland Council in the early stages of the development of this policy, and overall we are supportive of what is proposed for the City Centre.

Auckland's Giant Santa to be Retired

October 23rd, 2014
Auckland's giant Santa and reindeer will not be installed this year as part of the our inner city Christmas decorations, as we take a prudent approach to our forward budget

Submission for the Signage Bylaw 2014

October 14th, 2014

Important Announcement from Heart of the City

October 6th, 2014

Submission on the Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2014

September 4th, 2014

Submission on the Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014

August 29th, 2014

Submission on the draft Parking Discussion Document

August 4th, 2014

Submission for the Draft Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan 2014

July 24th, 2014

Submission for the draft Local Alcohol Policy

July 16th, 2014

Heart of the City launches WHERE NEXT™ app

July 2nd, 2014
Heart of the City, the central city Business Association, has today announced the launch of a smartphone app – WHERE NEXT™ – to revolutionise the central city experience and keep individuals “in the know”.

Restaurant Month 2014 line-up announced

July 2nd, 2014
The eagerly anticipated event calendar and participating restaurants for Restaurant Month 2014 have been announced today. The mouth-watering schedule of over 20 events includes the International Chef Dining Series, the hugely popular Street Eats and the country’s biggest wine tasting event Wine AKL, plus more than 100 special menus from the central city’s best restaurants.

Resturant Month returns on 1 August 2014

June 17th, 2014
The fourth installation of Restaurant Month, Auckland City’s flagship culinary event, has officially been launched much to the delight of foodies from near and far who will be able to take part in a jam-packed schedule of wine and food events this August.

Submission to the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

May 1st, 2014

Submission for the Draft Annual Plan

March 3rd, 2014

Submission for the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

March 3rd, 2014

Fashion in the City 2014

February 7th, 2014
Fashion goes to extremes for a 10 day celebration in Auckland’s Heart of the City.

Christmas in the City

December 10th, 2013
Heart of the City, the central city business association, is ramping up the Christmas spirit this year by bringing a brand new, pop-up festive experience to town.

Restaurant Month 2013 Media Kit

July 12th, 2013
BIG Little City is thrilled to announce the return of Restaurant Month to Auckland’s central city to showcase the talents of our city’s chefs and the delights of our dining experiences this August.

Top International chefs add spice to Restaurant Month line-up

July 2nd, 2013
Heart of the City in partnership with headline sponsor American Express® and Lemongrass Productions (the organisers of Taste of Auckland), are delighted to announce the involvement of three internationally acclaimed chefs in Restaurant Month in the BIG little City and a raft of exclusive restaurant dining events that will form part of the delectable event and foodie offerings this August.

Auckland City Rail loop

June 27th, 2013
“Yesterday’s announcement by the government to support the Auckland City rail loop is a red letter day for Auckland. The fact is that here in Auckland we cannot simply tarmac our way out of congestion.

Love your City campaign

June 26th, 2013
What do you love about Auckland’s central city? From the whole baked snapper at Café Hanoi to enjoying the winter sunshine in Silo Park, Heart of the City is asking Aucklanders and visitors to share the central city experiences they most love via Instagram.

BIG little City Announces Restaurant Month’s Return for 2013

June 19th, 2013
BIG Little City is thrilled to announce the return of Restaurant Month to Auckland’s central city to showcase the talents of our city’s chefs and the delights of our dining experiences this August.

SkyPath receives Government Funding

June 14th, 2013
This week's annoucment that was made by Ministry for the Environment of $193,000 funding for SkyPath is a real boost says project director, Bevan Woodward

Submission by Heart of the City - Draft Unitary Plan

June 4th, 2013
From the outset we would like to thank the Council for providing the opportunity to have input to the draft Unitary Plan.

SKYCITY Convention Centre

May 20th, 2013
This morning Minister Stephen Joyce and SkyCity CEO,Nigel Morrison, announced the signing of a heads of agreement for the construction of an International Convention Centre for Auckland…and New Zealand.

BNZ Marketview Results for Fashion in the BIG little City

April 22nd, 2013
Auckland’s central business district fashion retailers were ahead of the pack throughout the recent 11-day “Fashion in the BIG little City” campaign (28th February – 10thMarch).

Submission on Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw

April 18th, 2013
Issues of public safety and nuisance are critical to the success of the central city as a destination and shop front for our wider city.

Restaurant Month in the BIG little City 2013 Information Pack

April 5th, 2013
From 1-31 August 2013, Heart of the City in partnership with Brand Events & Festivals (the organisers of Taste of Auckland) and American Express® will be delivering for the third year the city’s signature dining event - Restaurant Month in the BIG little City. This information pack contains everything you need to know about how your restaurant can participate in the event and campaign.

HOTCity Draft Annual Plan 2013/2014 Submission

March 6th, 2013
HOTCity's submission on Auckland Council's Draft Annual Plan for the 2013/2014 financial year.

Fashion in the BIG little City - 17 Dec 2012

December 18th, 2012

Christmas in the BIG little City

November 20th, 2012
Get ready for a magical Christmas in the BIG little City

BIG little City Clip puts Auckland on the Digital Map

November 14th, 2012
What makes a city tick? Answering this, Auckland’s BIG little City today launched “A Day In the Life of the BIG little City”, a digital video taking people on a journey of the central city.

Draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

November 7th, 2012
HOTCity's submission to Auckland Transport's Draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan consultation.

Heart of the City Report Card 2011/2012

October 26th, 2012

Huge successes around town for Auckland Restaurant Month 2012

September 24th, 2012
BIG little City and American Express® kept Aucklanders and visitors alike very busy in August with the incredible array of culinary delights on offer, in celebration of Auckland Restaurant Month.

Art Week Arrives in October

September 5th, 2012

Auckland Restaurant Month Finishes

August 30th, 2012

World Triathlon Grand Final Road Closure PN

August 9th, 2012

Central City Road Maintenance Agreement

August 8th, 2012
An agreement between Auckland Road Maintenance Alliance (ARMA) and HOTCity regarding ARMA's delivery of road maintenance work in the CBD.

Auckland Restaurant Month Launches With Sensational Success

August 2nd, 2012

Auckland Restaurant Month Media Kit - 9 July 2012

July 10th, 2012
BIG little City and American Express® are serving up a bigger, better Auckland Restaurant Month this August, 2012.

Auckland Restaurant Month Special Events - 9 July 2012

July 10th, 2012
As well as enticing menus from over 100 restaurants throughout the month of August, Auckland Restaurant Month also hosts four very special Taste Dining Events with internationally renowned chefs and a glamorous launch party!

Auckland Restaurant Month returns

June 19th, 2012
BIG little City and American Express® are serving up a bigger, better Auckland Restaurant Month this August, 2012. Teaming up with Brand Events & Festivals (Taste of Auckland), this year’s event will present city visitors access to a public launch party, world-class chefs, exciting events and over 100 of the central city’s restaurants showcasing special menus and offers.

Auckland Restaurant Month Special Events

June 19th, 2012
Special dining events throughout Auckland's central city as part of Auckland Restaurant Month.

Auckland Restaurant Month 2012

June 6th, 2012
Following the successful launch last year of Auckland Restaurant Month, BIG little City and American Express ® are bringing it back in 2012 for the whole month of August.

Auckland Convention Centre - Think of the Positives

April 19th, 2012
The funding debate about the increase the proposed $350m Auckland convention centre misses the point when it fails to recognise the benefits the entire project will bring Auckland and New Zealand.

Counting the Feet Beat

March 27th, 2012
A new automated pedestrian counting system in Auckland’s City Centre is already providing major benefits for the city and its commercial operators according to Heart of the City.

Auckland Draft Long Term Plan Submission

March 27th, 2012

Fashion takes over the BIG little City

March 8th, 2012

Quarterly report Feb 2012

March 6th, 2012

Fashion in the BIG little City

February 23rd, 2012

Fashion in the BIG little City brought to you by Resene

January 31st, 2012

Your Port, Your Call - Empty Containers

January 26th, 2012

Your Port, Your Call - They're Shrinking Our Harbour

January 25th, 2012

BIG little City Christmas 2011 - Gift Guru Media Release

November 21st, 2011

BIG little City Christmas Events

November 21st, 2011

The Auckland Plans - Heart of the City Submission

November 2nd, 2011

Updated Fashion schedule

August 11th, 2011

BIG little city announce Auckland Restaurant Month

July 26th, 2011

Heart of the City's Insiders Guide now available to download

July 26th, 2011

Heart of the City's Submission to the Central City Masterplan Discussion Document

June 28th, 2011

Submission by Heart of the City - Auckland Governance - Final 2008

March 12th, 2010

Submission by Heart of the City to the Auckland Regional Council on the draft Annual Plan 2008-09

March 12th, 2010