Central Auckland

Central Auckland is the buzzing epicentre of New Zealand’s largest city. Central Auckland extends from the waterfront at Waitemata Harbour southward and is bounded by main motorways on the non-harbour sides: State Highway 1 on the south and west, and State Highway 16 (also known as Grafton Gully) to the east.

Central Auckland is one of the most densely built and densely populated areas of Auckland. An estimated 40,000 people live within its boundaries, a relatively youthful population thanks in part to the high number of domestic and international students studying at the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology or one of many English language schools in the area.

Central Auckland is home also to the city’s central business district, widely regarded as the heart of business and economic development in New Zealand. Over 9,000 businesses in the CBD employ nearly 80,000 people, many in office-based sectors including finance, property and business services.

Central Auckland is considered New Zealand’s most urban and cosmopolitan areas, offering shopping, arts, culture and dining on a par with other ‘big name’ international destinations. Many of the area’s attractions are grouped around several notable landmarks – the Viaduct Harbour, Queens Wharf and Princes Wharf at the waterfront; Queen Street, the CBD’s main thoroughfare; and Karangahape Road, known locally as K’Road, a colourful precinct at the CBD’s southern edge.

Auckland’s waterfront was largely industrial and port land until public discussion began in 2006 which led to ongoing revitalisation efforts. The Viaduct, Wynyard Quarter, and Queens Wharf are now bustling public spaces hosting numerous world class restaurants, shops, and events – the most notable of these being the 2011 Rugby World Cup Fanzone & festival, for which a purpose-built temporary structure called The Cloud was erected at Queens Wharf. Viaduct Harbour is home to the New Zealand Maritime Museum, which celebrates New Zealand’s special relationship with the sea. Among the museum’s permanent exhibitions is one titled ‘Blue Water Black Magic’, which is a tribute to Peter Blake, arguably NZ yachting’s greatest exponent, and the remarkable successes achieved by the sport.

Queen Street begins at Queens Wharf on the waterfront and extends south-southwest for around three kilometres. As one of Auckland’s earliest thoroughfares, it’s home to many of the city’s most significant buildings, both architecturally and historically, including the Auckland Ferry Building, St. James Theatre and Auckland Town Hall. Queen Street is the city’s premiere retail precinct also, contributing to an estimated 50,000 pedestrians each day.

A few blocks away from Queen Street is Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower. This landmark tourist attraction towers above the SkyCity casino and events centre and the complex surrounding it, which includes two hotels and the Federal St precinct , home to some of New Zealand’s most famous restaurants.

K’Road predates Queen St as a thoroughfare, having been used as a travel route by pre-European Maori. From Auckland’s busiest shopping street in the first half of the 20th century, K’Road declined during the 1960s and developed a reputation as something of a red-light district. Then, a slow process of gentrification beginning in the 1980s brought nightclubs, off-beat cafes and boutique shops to the precinct. Much of the ‘colour’ of earlier years remains, making K’Road a diverse, eclectic, vibrant area proud of its rich history.

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Frigie King Ltd

Design, supply, service and maintenance of refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation systems | Auckland | 021 677 751 | 09 262 0225
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Graphic DesignSignwriters Northland/Auckland

Sign It

For commercial & corporate businesses throughout New Zealand 09 307 1336
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Being a team of professionals, we strive to be Auckland's most sought after carpet cleaning and repair team.
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Ararimu Electrical

Provides complete service for your electrical needs from South Auckland to North Waikato
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Bodyline Studio

Unisex beauty salon – leave your hair and not your wallet
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Woodruffe Property Investments

Landscaping, project management and maintenance in Auckland
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Residential and commercial cleaning for office interiors, windows and building exteriors located in Auckland.
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Tour companies Northland/Auckland

All SeasoNZ Coachlines

Travel the North Island from Auckland by coach with All SeasoNZ
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Heat PumpsHeat Pumps Northland/Auckland

Heat and Cool HQ Ltd

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Concrete Contractors North Shore

EC Flooring Contractors Ltd

Concrete grinding and polishing industrial resin floors
22nd July, 2015 - North Shore
Mulch North Shore

Reharvest Timber Ltd

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22nd July, 2015 - North Shore
Lawyer Central Auckland

Bruce Reid Law

Auckland based business, family and individual legal services. Personal one on one sessions.
22nd July, 2015 - Central Auckland
Lawnmowing Northland/Auckland

Karl Trotter

Barrister specialising in criminal law. Based in Auckland
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Boat Building and Repairs North Shore

The Boat Doctor

All wooden and composite boat maintenance, repairs and renovations Phone: 021 185 6031
22nd July, 2015 - North Shore
Towing Central Auckland

A2Z Towing

Your go to Auckland towing company, friendly, reliable and professional
22nd July, 2015 - Central Auckland
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Specialist Maintenance Solutions

Industrial and commercial property maintenance services located in the Auckland region. We offer specialization in food manufacturing business.
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Joinery Central Auckland

Cedarlite Classic Windows

Retrofit double glazing for your existing timber windows and doors. Servicing throughout Auckland
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BlindsCurtains North Shore

Window Answers Blinds Ltd

North Islands top manufacturer and supplier of quality blinds
3rd June, 2015 - North Shore
Aluminium Joinery Northland/Auckland

Aluminium City Ltd

Build and installation of aluminium windows, doors and conservatories for the Auckland region
3rd June, 2015 - Northland/Auckland
Roofing and Roof Coatings Northland/Auckland


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All Trades Carpet Services

Carpets - cleaning,laying, repairs and flood restoration- for the Central, West and North Shore Auckland up to the Hibiscus Coast.
3rd June, 2015 - North Shore
Business products and services Northland/Auckland

Digital Scanning Solutions

High quality large format and A4 scanning - image conversion and archival specialists.
3rd June, 2015 - Northland/Auckland
Graphic DesignPrinting National

Baldwin Calendars

The best choice when it comes to business promotional calendars Servicing new Zealand wide, located in Auckland
22nd July, 2015 - National
Gifts and Souvenirs National


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Flag and Banner

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The Yarn Queen

The most dedicated online knitting store in New Zealand
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Pest Control North Shore

Abolish Pest Control

Providing a safe environment for you and your family... ...through professional pest and borer treatment services

Are you having issues in your property, such birds, wasps and borer?

Since 2008, the pest exterminators at Abolish Pest Control have been providing the greater Auckland region with a comprehensive range of pest control services.


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Upholstery Central Auckland

Upholstery Specialists

Reupholstery and repairs for furniture, cars, boats and more

The upholstery professionals give number one services for all you upholstery repair requirements!


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Firewood North Shore

City Firewood

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House Washing North Shore

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Paramount Services

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To people with no more time left staying at home to bring it back at its clean and tidy state, we offer a valuable whole package of valet service from vacuuming and dusting, cleaning each room of your house up to running your errands for you.

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GasfittingTraining and Education National


Gain valuable experience and Continuous Professional Development points during your training with GASsmart.

Practical and theory for polyethylene fusion methods training are available.

Learn to use pipeline and cable location equipment to safely identify services prior to excavation.

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Butt / Electro Fusion Training

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3rd June, 2015 - National