The Market Diaries [Matariki Festival]

Every year, the rising of the Matariki Constellation announces the beginning of Te tau hou, the Māori New Year. Which is usually celebrated  with 31 days of culinary events, performances and concerts. Te tau hou historically occurred at the end of harvest season, where most could fill the storage houses with food and come together to celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of the one to come.

Auckland was filled with Matariki Events during the months of June and July, including a Matariki festival weekend at the Silo Park to celebrate the end of the festivities.

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Semi-Permanent 2014

Last weekend Auckland welcomed Designers, Architects, Film makers and artist from around the world for it’s 10th edition of Semi-Permanent. Lucky for me a friend of mine and fellow graphic designer had a spare ticket for Saturday an was kind enough to give to me.

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[Fashion in the city] Hello! we are the NZFM

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Hello again, this one will be a bit short since I’m writing this one in a hurry (sorry) but if the time helps me out I will be able to sneak in another post before the weekend. Ok… as you might imagine, the 10 days of fashion in the city continues and for this occasion the New Zealand Fashion Museum created a pop-up display in one of the unused silos at Silo Park.

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One Day in Auckland City

Hi everyone, today I thought I could set up a small quick guide for a day out in the city (Central Auckland) this is perfect for a Friday so if you happen to be in the city you can use this cheeky guide and get through most of the city in just one day. Most of the places I will talk about were featured earlier in this blog, so if you want more information just wander through the blog.

Morning: Breakfast of champions
What a great way to start off the day than with a yummy breakfast. Auckland is full with cafes and stores to get your cuppa, some of my favourites are: The Store, Assiette at Britomart, Cafe Melba at Vulcan Lane or Shaky Isles Coffee Co at Custom St.

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Movie Nights at Silo Park

On summer nights, the Silo park puts together free cinema sessions. Every Friday they project a movie on one of it’s unused silos for an open-air cinema session right across the Harbour bridge.

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Last Friday I went for the first time, I wanted to go see “The nightmare before Christmas” screening but something got in the way…ok…cocktails….cocktails got in the way…jeezz. So, after researching the schedule, we went last Friday to see “Spirited Away” which I had heard that as a designer/illustrator I HAD to see.

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