Saturday, November 6, 2010


World-renowned French environmentalist, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, has brought his incredible aerial photography to Auckland. The exhibition is entitled [EARTH FROM ABOVE] and is part of the inaugural Auckland Art Week from 5 - 14 November 2010 at Aotea Square. It is well worth the visit and makes for some great reading. The new speaker system also comes in handy with informative commentary regarding the art works. The beautiful music sets the mood for the exhibition. We also love the new gateway "Welcome to Auckland's big little City" it is unexpected and adds a lot to the square. 

Friday, November 5, 2010


Formerly known as Victoria Square, [TELECOM PLACE] has opened for business. Staff will be moving into their new home in stages and should be a hive of activity once everybody is settled in. What a pride of place it will be - the design is open, very contemporary, very diverse (not one format fits all *hint* take note Auckland City Council) and there is also a great choice of eating facilities such as Cafe Melba, Victoria Sushi and our favourite - Mojo - yes ! Auckland can never have enough of Wellington's Mojo.

The Telecom shop opens up to the street and is a brand new concept store - unlike anything that you have witnessed before. It is quirky, fun, colourful and interactive. The staff are friendly and willing to be of assistance as soon as you walk through the door. A home away from home, designed to make you feel comfortable and to linger longer - we certainly did. It is a breath of fresh air and should serve as a model for other stores to follow. Well done Telecom and we wish you many happy years in your new home.