East Auckland Tourism Timeline

Find out more about the activities undertaken by EAT, in chronological order, showing examples of what we do for our members, how we promote our area of East Auckland and network with businesses and organisations. 

September 23

Auckland Hertige Festival 2023


September 23

September 2023

AGM and Networking Event at Brookby Barn


August 2023

Howick Culinary Caper

Introducing a food event out East collaborating with many Howick eateries


August 2023

July 2023


As part of the East Auckland Art Trail we have collaborated with Joel Nicholls to create a fun activity for families to enjoy during the school holidaysPopn Birdz Entry Banner

July 2023

East Auckland Art Trail

With a wide range of activities, galleries, workshops and more happening in East Auckland during July we encourage the community to get out and explore


July 2023

June 23

Howick Digital Map


March 2023

2023 Euro and Classic Car Show

The biggest yet.  East Auckland Tourism there with our selfie frames to engage with the community.c1c

March 2023

March 2023

Delegation to HLB

We presented to the HLB about our activities and achievements over the last 8 monthsH

February 2023

Art Competition

Local school children were asked to show us what they Love about East Auckland.  Some amazing entries.  East Auckland is an amazing regionc2

February 2023

December 2022

Santa Parade Competition Winner

A happy family with their fantastic prizes of goodies and outings to enjoy in the summer.


December 2022

East Auckland Coastal Loop

As prt of a recent project we created a digital map covering the Franklin Coastal Loop.  We look forward to many Aucklanders and visitors exploring this amazing region.  Thanks to the Franklin Local Board for their support.


December 2022

December 2022

End of 2022


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December 2022

Howick Santa Parade 2022

Despite a very wet day the community came out to shine on Howick for an amazing day in Howick and the Santa Parade.  uniform2

December 2022

7 November 2022

Marketing Famil

Our new marketing team had a great famil through the Pohutukawa Coast, Clevedon Loop area with plenty of stops for great photos and time to check out some boutique retail.

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6th and 16th October 2022

2022 Auckland Heritage Festival

We held two organ recitals in Howick's iconic All Saints Church performed by supertalented Helen Lukman-Fox.  These events were extremely enjoyable and informative with time to peek behind the scenes at the workings of the Tracker Organ.  Incorporating music from the times of the Fencibles it commemorated the 175 anniversary of their arrival at Howick in 1847.


6th and 16th October 2022

5 September 2022


Our 9th AGM combined with a Networking Event at Turanga Creek, Whitford was a great success.  We look forward to a great year and amazing collaboration with local businesses for the benefit of East Auckland


November 2022

Howick 175 Anniversary


The 175th anniversary of Fencible Settler Soldiers to Howick Village was celebrated with a number of events including a community Day at the Beach and an Anniversary luncheon held at the Howick Pakuranga Community Sports Centre


November 2022

8 September 2022

EAT's New Marketing Team

Thanks to funding from the Howick Local Board and Franklin Local Board Candice Baker and Monya van Wyk have joined the EAT marketing team of Britta Saxer, Uli Knapp and Annette Smart.  It's exciting times for East Auckland Tourismmt

June 2022

East Auckland Experiences with Time Unlimited

Thanks to the Local Activation Fund Programme and a great collaborative relationship with us, Time Unlimited Tours were able to promote wider East Auckland to a range of new visitors.  The various locations visited were Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple, Clevedon Village Market, Clevedon Creatives + Co, Clevedon Village Farmers Market, NZ Warbirds, Howick Historical Village, Howick Village's Garden of Memories and Ayrlies Garden.

Thanks to Time Unlimited for bringing these great tours to fruition and showcasing our region so well.tul

June 2022

June 2022

Discover Howick Village with White Glove Experiences

The Local Activation Fund Programme made it possible to bring four fantastic tours to Howick free of charge.  All tours sold out with 25 people each day on a discovery of Howick Village, its art, food, beach, and heritage.  We visited Stockade Hill, Art Lounge NZ, Saturday morning market, Howick Beach, Shamrock Cottage, All Saints Church, Uxbridge Arts & Culture, Apothecary Licensed Eatery, The Good Home, Basalt and Urban in East.  Artists Dalene Meiring, Karen Symons, Merv Appleton and Jane Allnatt provided some insight into their art works.

Thanks to White Glove Experiences for your close collaboration with us to bring these tours to fruition, and for sharing our region with Aucklanders from near and far.



14th July to 31 July 2022

East Auckland Art Trail 2022 | Elemental AKL

With a host of exhibitions, galleries, artists, music and more this year's Art Trail should not be missed.  

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14th July to 31 July 2022

July 2022

Art in the East Showcase

Colour and action in Fencible Walk with our Art showcase.  Passersby loved the activity and colour.  

Thanks to the Howick Local Board for their support with this activation


June 2022

Icon Update

With our new map comes updates on our website regional pages 

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June 2022

June 2022

Discover Howick Village Walking Tours

A great success - collaborating with White Glove - 4 tours showcasing Howick as a thriving community,  as a place of historic interest, as well as our our busniesses, hospitality and outdoor spaces 


20 September 2021

Accountability Presentation

Updated the Howick Local Board, and thanked them for their support as we discussed our successful promotion of East Auckland during the first six months of 2021

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May 2022

Howick Village Historical Walk

A new and fresh look Heritage Walk brochure with information supplied by our very own historian Alan la Roche.  With thanks to the Howick Local Board for their support.


May 2022

Auckland wide promotions

Collaborating with Tataki Auckland Unlimited some East Auckland businesses were included in their Winter campaigns


May 2022

June 2022

Experience East Auckland

Local East Auckland tours conducted by TIME Unlimited to a host of local gems.  

Happy visitors to Ayrlies Gardens.


March 2022

East Auckland Visitors Map

We are thrilled to have a new East Auckland Visitor Map to promote our fantastic region.  Thanks to the Howick Local Board for their funding for this project, to Clare, Reay and the Times Media team for their collaboration and support and for producing another fantastic product.  Also thanks to Britta from Saxer Design for her valuable input and for letting us use some of her stunning photography.



March 2022

30 May 2022

May Board Meeting

At last we are able to meet in person - great to see everyone together again.  Our amazing team have The East Auckland Art Trail from 14th to 31 July during Elemental 2022, as well as a special event during the Auckland Heritage Festival, 1st to 16th October.  Watch our website events and Facebook for details as they come to hand.


April 2022

Regional Maps on the Website

Our website homepage has been updated with links to the new Regional Visitor Maps making them very easy to find.  Discover our amazing East Auckland.


April 2022

2021 - 2022

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January 2022

A Whale of a Time out East

4 large WWF Whale Tales reached East Auckland and were seen in Howick, Botany, Pine Harbour and East Tamaki.  7 mini tails were also on view at Uxbridge Arts & Culture then they all were moved to Silo Park for a mass exhibition before their final auction and relocation to their forever homes.



January 2022

December 2021

End of Year Catchup

After an extremely challenging year for hospitality and tourism due to ongoing Covid shutdowns we supported one of our newest members, Bucks Bistro, enjoying seeing human faces again as the team farewelled 2021





27 September 2021

Invaluable support from Howick Local Board

With year ended 30 June 2021 completed with our AGM held recently we said farewell to a difficult year.  We would like to sincerely thank the Howick Local Board for their ongoing support again this year with a variety of projects.  

The support of our Local Boards is essential for East Auckland to better keep locals supporting local and attract visitors to our region to enjoy what our businesses have to offer and to contribute to the local economy.


27 September 2021

November 2020

Discover Auckland Travel Expo

Following Covid Auckland Unlimited hosted this expo at The Shed on the Auckland Waterfront to promote our city and all it has to offerShed

Year ended 30 June 2021

Thanks to our Local Boards

We would like to thank the Howick Local Board for their continued support of East Auckland Tourism and all we strive to achieve, and to Franklin Local Board for their support with our important website improvements that we undertook during the 2020-2021 financial year. 

Without the support or our Local Boards we would not be able to promote the region to locals and potential visitors, essential for a thriving local economy.



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Year ended 30 June 2021

27 September 2021

AGM 2021

Due to Covid Lockdown conditions East Auckland Tourism joined the world and had our AGM via Zoom to end what has been an interesting and challenging year


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December 2020

EAT survived 2020 and Covid

Year end celebration following months of Covid where we visited The Good Home, Daisy Chang, Basalt and The Corner X20

December 2020

May 2021

NZ Herald Go East promotion

Promoting our region and its wide variety of cafes, restaurants and pubs linking to a dedicated page on our website listing specials and some suggested eateries, both historical and contemporary


March 2021

Networking event at Rydges Formosa

Topic was the importance of Branding, ably illustrated by Marcus Keenan and discussed by our panelists


March 2021

June 2021

Presentation to Regional Tourism Forum and AUL

All membersof the Regional Tourism Forum were invited to present a brief overview of their region eat

July 2021

East Auckland Art Trail 2021 / Elemental Akl

East Auckland Art Trail during Elemental highlighted the amazing artistic talent in the region. Involved in this Trail were Uxbridge Art & Culture, NZ Art Lounge Auckland, Te Tuhi, Howick Art Group, Polish Heritage Museum, Howick Historical Museum, Brookby Barn, Clevedon Creatives + Co., Joel Nicholls, Merve Appleton, finishing the Trail with Disco on Ice at Paradice Entertainment.  With a range of live art demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and entertainment this Trail proved to be a success, and the first of many more to come.


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July 2021

March 2020

Networking Event at The Stables

Keeping our members updated about our recent activities


July 2020

Famil for Auckland Unlimited

Zac Watson and Steve Armitage from Auckland Unlimited on our famil in East Auckland.  Here at Stockade Hill, the first of many stops that provided our guests a taste of the many amazing visitor attractions to be found in the Howick Ward 



July 2020

July 2020

Network Event/Promotional Video Launch at Te Tuhi

We had a fantastic launch of our new promotional videos highlighting our amazing region. The evening opened with thought-provoking and inspirational words from Christopher Luxon on the future of tourism in East Auckland, followed by an update from ATEED by Zac Watson. MC was our very capable Chairman, Andrew Laing, who did us proud. Our guests included the stars of our videos, and also representatives of a variety of different local organisations and businesses.

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October 2020

NZ Herald Summer Competition

Launch of a Summer Competition on behalf of our members in the NZ Herald

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October 2020

September 2019

EAT board

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September 2020

EAT Board

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September 2020

June 2019

Networking Breakfast at Uxbridge Cafe


December 2019

Year end catchup at Uxbridge


December 2019

May 2019

Networking Event with Wanita Fourie at Uxbridge

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08 Feb 2013

East Auckland Tourism was founded.

East Auckland Tourism was established, initially called Howick Tourism by the request of the Howick Local Board.

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October 2019

Les Clefs D'or at Auckland Zoo

Great opportunity to network with other operators and hotel concierges at the Les Clefs Dór Meet the Region for key stakeholders to promote their tourism products/regions



March 2018

Website launch at Howick Golf Club

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March 2018

November 2020

Networking Event at Uxbridge

Theme was the importance of good customer service as well as Covid coping mechanisms regarding staff and personal mental resilience


December 2020

Auckland Unlimited Update @ Sky City

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December 2020

August 2019

Sky City Presentation

Our team members, Senthil Natarajan and Annette Smart, with the Concierges at Sky City where they discussed our region and the wonderful sights and places we have for their guests to visit when staying in Auckiand



November 2018

Networking Evening at Uxbridge

Xmas 2018

November 2018

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