EVENTS

Keen to hear more about the light rail project? Got a burning question for us? The team will be at the following community events and would love to talk to you. Please come along.

Māngere Bridge Markets - Coronation Road
Date: Sunday 14 August 
Time: 8am - 12pm

Britomart Saturday Markets - Takutai Square, City Centre 
Date: Saturday 20 August 
Time: 8am - 12pm

Opening of Old Māngere Bridge Replacement -Māngere Bridge
Date: Saturday 27 August 
Time: 12pm - 3pm

War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill - 6 August

We were joined by Minister of Transport for coffee and kōrero on a busy Saturday morning. It was wonderful speaking with Mt Roskill locals and those who had travelled from around Auckland to watch their tamariki play winter sports. We can't wait to bring light rail to Auckland and provide a fast and reliable public transport option for whānau to get around at the weekend.

Balmoral Street Food Night Market - 29 July

We had a great evening at the Balmoral Night Market sampling the array of incredible food on offer! Thanks to everyone who came to chat with us about light rail. We enjoyed talking to locals about how they currently get around, and how a rapid transit system will make it easier for them to move across Auckland.

Māngere Town Centre Markets - 23 July

We had a great time at the vibrant Māngere markets on Saturday speaking to lots of locals who were excited to hear about light rail coming to the neighbourhood.

Many shared how difficult it currently is to get to and from the city centre and universities. They were thrilled to hear about the 30-minute journey that light rail will create for future generations.

A big thanks to the I AM Māngere crew who joined us and were busy cooking and giving out free kai with the valuable korero.

Matariki ki Onehunga: Origins of Fire - 16 July 2022

Hosted by The 312 Hub in Taumanu Reserve, it was great to meet so many Onehunga locals and share information about the project.

Are you an Onehunga local? Keen to learn more? See our Onehunga Light Rail Flyer

Puketāpapa Kite Day - 26 June 2022

Thanks to everyone we met at Puketāpapa Kite Day in partnership with Puketāpapa Local Board on 26 June.

It was great to engage with locals on the project along with Minister of Transport Michael Wood. Thanks to everyone who shared their views and feedback. Of those we spoke with, 92% were in support of the project, and 8% weren't sure, but were interested. 

Events - July and August 2021

To learn more about what Aucklanders had to say from our community engagement last year, see the event photos and videos here.

Māngere Market
Date: Saturday, 17 July 
Time: 7am-2pm

Roskill South Information Day (Roskill Development Information Centre, Cnr May Road and Glenn Street)
Date: Saturday, 17 July 
Time: 10am-1pm

University of Auckland (outside the General Library)
Date: Thursday, 22 July 
Time: 11am-2pm

Ōtara Market
Date: Saturday, 24 July
Time: 6am-12pm

Māngere Bridge Sunday Market
Date: Sunday, 25 July
Time: 9am-1pm

MIT Manukau Orifest (Manukau Institute of Technology, Manukau Campus)
Date: Wednesday, 28 July
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm

AUT (City Campus, Hikuwai Plaza) 
Date: Thursday, 29 July
Time: 10am-2pm

MIT Otara Orifest (Manukau Institute of Technology, Otara Campus)
Date: Wednesday, 4 August
Time: 10.30am-1.30pm

Sandringham Information Day (Kāinga Ora led)
Sandringham Community Centre
Date: Thursday 5 August
Time: 4pm-6pm

Eden Park 
Date: Saturday, 7 August
Time: 5pm-7pm

Wesley Markets (Wesley Community Centre 740 Sandringham Road, Mt Roskill)
Date: Friday, 13 August
Time: 7.30am-12.30pm  

Onehunga Arts and Crafts Market
Date: Saturday, 14 August 
Time: 9am-1pm

Mt Roskill coffee cart (War Memorial Park)
Date: Saturday, 14 August 
Time: 9am-12pm

Central Flea Market (Balmoral) 
Date: Sunday, 15 August
Time: 8am-1pm

Four events planned for the last two weeks of August were cancelled due to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

  • Lynfield Community drop-in, Lynfield YMCA - Thursday, 19 August
  • City Centre Market (Freyberg Place) - Saturday, 21 August
  • Māngere Market - Saturday, 28 August
  • Avondale Sunday Market - Sunday, 29 August

Haumi, Wynyard Quarter - 6 August

Celebrating Wynyard Quarter's 11th anniversary, the team were at Haumi to talk to the city centre community about light rail and what it could mean for them.

Thanks to He Pia He Tauira, Fresh Concept and Eke Panuku for having us.