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Taking Pride in your neighbourhood

February 17, 2017

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This year’s Auckland Pride Festival kicked off with a bang last Friday and there have been many loud, proud events happening all over the city. Now in its fifth year, the festival ends on 26th February, culminating with one of the annual highlights, the Pride Parade down Ponsonby Road. We spoke with Julian Cook, AK […]

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New content for a New Year

February 3, 2017

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Ngā mihi o te tau hou! Happy New year! We hope you’re having a relaxed summer and are making the most of the almost-too-good weather we’re experiencing. With 2017 well and truly upon us, we thought it would be a good time to tell you about the Design Manual’s latest content, as well as some exciting projects […]

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A sneak preview – the Mixed Use Design Guide coming 2016

December 22, 2015

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We’ve been working on the Mixed Use Design Guide for Auckland and we want to give you a sneak preview of what’s coming this January 2016. Mixed use spaces can be vertical, for example an apartment building which has retail spaces on the ground floor; or horizontal, with commercial or other non-residential spaces separated horizontally from residential […]

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On show at the HomeShow

August 19, 2015

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We hear a lot about how the council is supposedly holding back housing development. Truth is, we do not build homes but do a lot to help the industry meet this dire need. In September we will be out talking to the public on ways they can build better homes. The Auckland Design Manual team […]

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NZPI Conference: Back to the Future … “where we’re going we don’t need roads”

March 5, 2015

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Here at the Auckland Design Office, we’re very excited about going to the New Zealand Planning Institute 2015 Conference this April. This year’s conference, titled Back to the Future, is expected to be the largest yet and is over-flowing with inspirational speakers from the US, Australia and beyond. We’re particularly excited to hear from Charles Montgomery, […]

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