ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…read more
Auckland’s new festival Elemental AKL closes after staging more than 65 events
The inaugural Elemental AKL festival finished this week with further strong attendance over the final weekend of events including Albert Park’s interactive light playground Tūrama, Mangere’s social impact storytelling sold-out event NUKU Live, and the Elemental Hub in Aotea Square.
Auckland’s new festival has brightened up the region with a diverse and vibrant programme of more than 65 events and 120 participating eateries throughout the wider region.
From Matakana to Mangere, Henderson to Ponsonby, Auckland’s winter story was brought to life with a captivating line-up of dazzling light shows, delicious culinary events, spectacular cultural performances and uplifting entertainment – with almost half of the events free.
The finish to the 31-day festival included full houses at the three-course hangi dinner Tunu Tahi at the Smoko Room, InsideOut Productions’ powerful storytelling performances Te Hono - The Gathering in the Auckland Concert Chamber, and the fun-filled Silent Disco Citywalk with Papaya Stories.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) General Manager Destination, Steve Armitage, says the popularity of the events throughout the month reflected an outstanding inaugural programme put together by ATEED and numerous partners.
Armitage advised “Aucklanders and visitors alike embraced the opportunity to celebrate our region’s unique winter appeal through the festival. Elemental AKL is on its way to being an unmissable annual highlight for our region, supporting the Destination AKL 2025 strategy’s priorities for sustainable growth of our visitor economy.”
The 2019 festival brought Auckland’s food story to the forefront with Elemental Feast, which explored the unforgettable gastronomic scene available throughout the region with more than 120 eateries offering a themed dish designed just for the festival.
The extensive culinary offering through the month had several sell-out events, including high-profile international chef collaborations with Manish Mehrota and Anna Hansen, and world-renowned mixologists Matt Whiley and Sother Teague at Eat Drink Love Ponsonby.
The 2020 Elemental AKL will again be held from 1st to 31st July next year.
Images of the inaugural Elemental AKL courtesy of the Auckland Maritime Museum (top) and ATEED (middle and below).
28th June 2019 - Eden Park moves forward with sustainability initiatives
12th June 2019 - Vivid Sydney attracts record long weekend attendances
25th October 2018 - Global business events experts head to first ever CINZ Conference in Auckland
12th September 2018 - Spark Arena rolls out Zero Waste Strategy
30th May 2018 - New Zealand’s biggest business events showcase opens in Auckland
28th October 2017 - New ATEED Head of Tourism appointed
22nd June 2017 - ATEED appoints Nick Hill as new Chief Executive
18th June 2016 - Aotea Square ice rink opens
7th July 2015 - 25 major events to draw crowds to Auckland
27th June 2014 - ATEED acknowledges Auckland Nines success
20th September 2010 - Funds allocated for digital art screens at Aotea Centre
6th October 2010 - Auckland’s Aotea Square reopens
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…read more
Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…read more
ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…read more
The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!