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MADE FOR EVENTS
The Museum of Transport and
Technology (MOTAT) in Auckland
is made for meetings and events of
all shapes and sizes.
Nestled between a cluster of picturesque
cottages, a quaint chapel and beautiful gardens,
the museum’s historic village lawn is the idyllic
setting for a wide variety of events ranging from
Christmas parties to photo shoots, product
launches and corporate family days out.
Companies who have recently booked this
space for functions include Assa Abloy,
Auckland Transport, ASB Bank and PWC.
Leading shoe brand Ziera also found the historic
village to be the perfect location to shoot its
latest fashion catalogue.
MOTAT works with a range of approved
suppliers who are fully equipped to take care of
every requirement for special events including
marquees, catering, lighting and audio-visual
The village lawn comfortably seats 150 guests
picnic-style or up to 300 cocktail-style. The
museum offers unique add-on experiences
such as traditional lawn games, professional
face painting, an old-fashioned blacksmith
working in the forge, and heritage tram rides.
Companies who book events during MOTAT’s
regular opening hours also have access to all
the museum’s exhibitions and activities for
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event wins in 2017/18, at a value of $45 million to Auckland.
This has included winning some world-leading conferences such as the International
Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems and the World Organisation of
Family Doctors Asia Pacific Region Conference, both of which will be held in 2020.
“We’re seeing some great momentum in the sector, with strong bookings for business events
in our domestic, Australian and international markets,” Ms Hayward said.
“It’s an exciting time for Auckland, with the newly launched Destination AKL 2025 strategy,
and all of the development underway. We are primed to refocus and strengthen our business
activity to support the aspirations to grow the value of the sector to $438 million by 2025.”
Food for thought
Thanks to record immigration in recent decades – New Zealand now accepts more than 70,000
immigrants a year, most of whom settle in its largest metropolis – Auckland now finds itself one
of the world’s most diverse cities.
This diversity has helped turn Auckland into a tantalising food destination that runs the gamut
of the world’s cuisines. Bottom line? It’s a terrific place to eat and there’s no shortage of new
establishments popping up.
In Auckland alone, there were 1200 new premises which opened in the past year, meaning
visitors and locals alike are really spoilt for choice.
Some memorable openings or reimagining’s of some old favourites over the past year
include The Hunting Lodge Restaurant, Clooney, French Café by Sidart, Cotto, Beast and
Butterflies at MSocial.
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Great food with
Venues and Events.
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have it all
Choose to have it all in Auckland, a place where city style and natural
beauty go hand in hand. Together with a growing capacity of world-class
infrastructure and a consistent reputation for superior hospitality,
Auckland is a premier destination for hosting business events.
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Congress will be held at the New
Zealand International Convention
Centre from July 28 to August 5.
It will be the first time in nearly 40 years
that the flagship annual congress of the
International Federation of Library
Associations and Institutions (IFLA) will be
held in the Pacific region.
The congress will attract more than 3000
information sector managers and
professionals from across the global
community and bring an estimated economic benefit of more than $7 million to New Zealand.
The Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) worked with Auckland Tourism,
Events and Economic Development’s Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) to secure the winning
bid, with support from Tourism New Zealand’s Conference Assistance Programme.
National Librarian Bill Macnaught says New Zealand’s bicultural partnership approach and
commitment to indigenous knowledge made the bid stand out from other destinations.
“The world congress represents an extraordinary opportunity for LIANZA and New Zealand to
showcase our innovative library and information sector, and celebrate the valuable role libraries,
librarians and information professionals have in our society,” he says.
Tourism New Zealand’s global manager of business events, Lisa Gardiner, says this win is yet
another example of what can be achieved through collaboration to build New Zealand’s
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Auckland has secured the bid to host the world’s most
significant library and information congress in 2020.
ONE FOR THE BOOKWORMS
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