Events May 2024

Auckland Festival of Photography – 24 May to 13 June

The Auckland Festival of Photography is a city-wide contemporary art and cultural event featuring work from emerging and established artists. As part of the event, eight slim line lightboxes will be installed on Karanga Plaza in Wynyard Quarter to feature curated work. See the map below for information on where they will be installed.

Here's some more details:

  • When will the lightboxes be installed? Friday 24 May at 6.30am. They will be packed down on Thursday 13 June before 10pm
  • Where will they be installed? Karanga Plaza and Te Komititanga
  • For the festival programme see their website
  • For queries about the event, contact Chris Titford:

Africa Day 2024 – 25 May

Join in with Africa Day at The Bases behind Silo Park this Saturday 25 May. Organised by the African Communities Forum, this annual event serves as a cultural showcase designed to unite the African communities of Tāmaki Makaurau and celebrate their rich diversity with the wider community.

With the growing African population in Auckland, events like these are increasingly vital, particularly for our future African Kiwis. Enjoy a day filled with captivating performances, lively dance, bustling markets, and a selection of the finest African cuisine in the city.

The event promises to be a memorable experience for all ages. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for everyone to explore and enjoy the richness of African cultures,” says organiser Nadine Nahimana. So don’t miss out on this free, family-friendly event, come rain or shine.

For more event information click here.

RNZYS Women’s Day Out – A celebration of women on water – 24 August

Join the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on Saturday 24 August as they celebrate the spirit of women in sailing.

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or new to the nautical world, this event is for you. With no experience required, it’s the perfect opportunity to take the helm and steer your own course. The Women’s Day Out is designed for girls, teenagers and women of all ages to participate in on-water activities. Whether you have years of experience, have done a few Rum Races, or are brand new to the sport, there’s a place for everyone!

For further details or to make a booking, please see their website.