SCENEZINE f PETER LEE WHAT’S ON CITY FARMERS’ MARKET AT BRITOMART
MAY ‘07 EDITION
02 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 03 WHAT’S GOING ON? 05 SUPERMAN AT BRITOMART 07 BRITOMART MOVERS & SHAKERS 09 THIS IS A PAGE ABOUT ART 10 DEVELOPMENT DOWNLOAD 11 THE CITY FARMERS’ MARKET AT BRITOMART 13 BOLD CENTREFOLD 15 RANDOM BITS 17 AUCKLAND FESTIVAL 2007 21 BLUEWATER LADIES & GENTLEMEN 23 SOUL: AT BRITOMART 25 BRITOMART WHERE TO GET IT GUIDE
CONTRIBUTORS SARAH HULL, MELISSA ROBINSON, GLENN DONNELL, KIRSTEN ANDREWS, HANA CHADWICK SARAH BALLANTYNE, GEMMA STANTON, & CLARE BUCHANAN
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Welcome to the first edition of Scenezine - where we introduce you to the Britomart of today and give you a hint of where it’s heading. As we all know places are not just a collection of buildings, but also a collection of people and through these people the ‘place’ takes on a complex personality of its own. We will therefore introduce you to Britomart though our people, both those working on it and in it. Auckland Festival has now packed it’s containers and gone from our door step. It was great to have the artists amongst us, ‘Bath Guy’ (for good reason) was the talk of the precinct followed closely by the ‘Sword Chick’ (once again for good reason) and we applaud them all for their various talents that most of us would not see on a daily basis. We have no ‘letters to the editor’, how could we when this is our first edition?! BUT we do invite comment, contribution, and letters for the next edition in July - email us at email@example.com. The best letter will not be winning a coffee machine but we would consider shouting you a coffee at Santos. Enjoy your quick flick!
W GOING ON? 03
SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER PURSUIT 2007(PAVILION) 15-19 OCTOBER ARCHITECTS WEEK(PAVILION) SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER FIREMAN’S CHALLENGE (PAVILION) (CPO1 CPO2) 25-28 OCTOBER DIWALI (PAVILION) (CPO1 CPO2) SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER BRONZ TOY RUN (CPO1)
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL OUR EVENTS VISIT: WWW.BRITOMART.ORG
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ALTRANS BUILDING DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR BUSINESS DOES IN A NUTSHELL? Event and Corporate Branding with a range of clients from Council,
WHAT TAKES UP MOST OF YOUR TIME WHEN YOU ARE NOT AT BRITOMART? Sailing and “management meetings”
WHAT FILLS YOUR DAY? People…..staff, clients and suppliers
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN NZ? Auckland for living and Catlins for a road trip
corporate and event managers. We provide them with a complete solution for all their branding requirements
DESCRIBE YOUR BRITOMART? A destination. A precinct filled with a diverse range of business and an eclectic bunch of people
WHO ELSE DO YOU WISH WOULD DISCOVER BRITOMART? More theatre and entertainment
ARE YOU THE COOK OR THE KITCHEN HAND? “Spiritual Director” eg neither WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE? Happy people and black humour
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN YOUR BUSINESS? 25 years
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY THRASHING? •Roger Waters
DID YOUR BUSINESS MOVE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE IN AUCKLAND? Eden Terrace In June 06
THE COOLEST THING I EVER BOUGHT: 100 year old classic yacht
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK THE WAY YOU DO? The passion for the business, events are really hard work but the rewards
07 are worth it.
•Youngsters on the Basket ball court
THE BOLDEST THING I EVER DID: Yacht delivery from Auckland to Panama THE SOUL IS MISSING FROM: Bureaucrats in walk shorts and long sox
MARITIME BUILDING DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR BUSINESS DOES IN A NUTSHELL? COFFEE! WHAT FILLS YOUR DAY? Sunshine and nice people DESCRIBE YOUR BRITOMART? It’s a place you can meet your friends for a nice coffee or a drink and
the experience makes you feel happy. Britomart is a bit of NZ history because it is such an old area and the mix between the old and new is great.
WHO ELSE DO YOU WISH WOULD DISCOVER BRITOMART? Tourists HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN YOUR BUSINESS? 15 years DID YOUR BUSINESS MOVE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE IN AUCKLAND? This is a new café and we still have one in Ponsonby road, we also have
a coffee roasting business to supply fresh premium beans to other cafes as well as our own
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK THE WAY YOU DO? Well... i like working in a team and we have a nice group of people from different backgrounds and cultures.
WHAT TAKES UP MOST OF YOUR TIME WHEN YOU ARE NOT AT BRITOMART? Surfing and my daughter... but she is 16 now so doesn’t want to see me so much!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN NZ? At the moment I like Auckland city ARE YOU THE COOK OR THE KITCHEN HAND? 08 Kitchen hand WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE? Good people WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY THRASHING? At the moment Bossanova music THE COOLEST THING I EVER BOUGHT: 1920s surf board THE BOLDEST THING I EVER DID: Start a new café in Britomart THE SOUL IS MISSING FROM: Don’t know... but I know its not missing from Ponsonby road
THIS IS A PAGE 09 ABOUT ART CUT COLLECTIVE PUBLIC ACCESS This exhibition sees Auckland’s most entrepreneurial stencil artists bring the “street inside” for their first exhibition (following their debut in Napier) at a high end commercial Auckland gallery. Having gained credentials through many public commissions, invitations and shows in New York and Melbourne, we finally get the chance to see our own home grown talent put the stencil on canvas. This show draws on the stencil medium as a means to producing a wide range of aesthetic and communicative techniques. United by the stencilling practice, each artist brings their own approach, innovation and background, resulting in a cohesive yet varied collection of works with an underlying love of the medium, the immediacy and spontaneity it requires. With the ability to reproduce using the stencil, many parallels are drawn with the tradition of printmaking. Both mediums employ the ability to generate fixed image outcomes. Time is usually a luxury, so for The Cut Collective to premeditate and plan a show, entirely new elements enter the works. More controlled techniques and planning often lead to using the brush rather then solely the stencil taking the works into the “fine art” arena Public Access looks at both the opportunities and limitations that an environment can have on site specific work. There is an ongoing debate surrounding public vs. private; gallery vs. street. The show presents an opportunity for the artists to employ a more relaxed and complex approach to their stencil-based art whilst on the other hand, restricting their work to the four walls of a gallery space.
STANBETH AND EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS 22 – 26 CUSTOMS STREET EAST
CHARTER/CUSTOMS DEVELOPMENT 44 – 58 CUSTOMS STREET EAST
Later this year Bluewater anticipates commencement of the conservation and refurbishment of Excelsior House and Stanbeth House. Located at a key entry point into the Britomart Precinct, the completion of these buildings will redefine the corner of Customs St and Commerce St in line with the recently completed Levy Building.
Works on the new Westpac offices have begun in earnest. The site, located in the South-Eastern quarter of the Precinct, is now fully hoarded and has been handed over to our construction company Hawkins.
The upper floors of Excelsior House contain the first release of residential apartments within Britomart. These apartments have been designed in a loft style whilst retaining key heritage elements such as exposed brick walls, timber flooring and generous stud height, and on the top floor timber sarking ceiling. On Galway St the building has been extended to incorporate a new deck and indoor terrace, providing indoor/outdoor flow. The upper floors of Stanbeth House will primarily be office suites, with a function /display centre on Level 1, and like Excelsior, will retain the key heritage elements. In line with Excelsior, Stanbeth House will also enjoy an extension to the building on Galway St, providing outdoor space for the office suites. A key component of the refurbishment is to introduce new and exciting retailers to Britomart, The combination of the two buildings has created a further six retail shops at ground floor. The mix is likely to include food and beverage, and fashion retail. If you would like further information regarding the development please contact Jeremy Priddy: JEREMY.PRIDDY@BLUEWATERCO.COM
The new Westpac office will stand 8 levels high and will include an internally accessed basement car park for around 80 cars. The new building will be fully integrated into the old Charter House and will display classical architectural elements which can be seen throughout the precinct on some of our heritage buildings. Another large part of this project has been environmental sustainability as both Bluewater and Westpac are committed to building practices which promote this. As a result, we have been watching the emergence of the Green Councils’ Green Star Rating Tool with anticipation as we will be using the tool to gauge both buildings environmental foot print and efficiency. Further construction will continue in the coming weeks with the setting of the sheet piles due to commence at the beginning of May and the basement excavation works following shortly after. We anticipate completing construction in the summer of 2008, ready for Westpac to take possession of the site to begin their fitout.
RANDOMBITS 15 SCENEZINE 1.SCENE THE CONTACT TANIA DEF: WORD “SCENE” COVES LOOKING FOR A VENUE?
(SEE PAGE 21) AND SHE WILL SORT YOU OUT. OR CHECK OUT
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BRITOMART IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE AUCKLAND FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 01-24 JUNE 2007 ‘LIGHT’ IMAGES FROM THE DIWALI FESTIVAL STANBETH GALLERY BRITOMART
A LARGE SPECTRUM THROUGHOUT RECENT HISTORY, BUT ITS MOST MODERN DEFINITION IS USED TO DESCRIBE CERTAIN SUBCULTURES AND MOVEMENTS. 2. ZINE “ZINE” IS SHORT FOR FANZINE. FOR ALL INTENSIVE PURPOSES, A ZINE IS A CHEAPLY MADE, CHEAPLY PRICED PUBLICATION, OFTEN IN BLACK AND WHITE, WHICH IS MASS-PRODUCED VIA PHOTOCOPIER AND BOUND WITH STAPLES.
SAY IT LIKE IT IS.
AUCKLAND UNI STUDENTS TRADE BLACK GOWNS FOR BLACK NEOPRENE AND CELEBRATE THEIR GRADUATION IN THE FOUNTAIN..........WHY? WHO KNOWS!
IF YOU ARE INTO WORKING AND PLAYING DOWN HERE SO MUCH THAT YOU WOULD BE KEEN TO STAY OVERNIGHT, JEREMY CAN NOW SORT YOU OUT SOMEWHERE TO LIVE.
CONTACT HIM AT HIS SANTOS OFFICE OR: JEREMY.PRIDDY@BLUEWATERCO.COM OR CHECK OUT WWW.BRITOMART.ORG
WE LOOK FORWARD TO EON DESIGN CENTRE OPENING ITS DOORS ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE SOFRANA BUILDING IN SEPTEMBER.
HAS NOW ENTERED PHASE TWO! LOOK IT UP FOR MORE DETAIL ON UPCOMING & PAST EVENTS, PLACES YOU CAN VISIT, APARTMENTS YOU CAN LIVE IN & VENUES YOU CAN PARTY AT. NEWS ITEMS ARE POSTED REGULARY
RANDOMBITS CAROLE SHEPHEARD STUDIO ART SALE
SUNDAY MAY 27TH 10-6PM STANBETH HOUSE GALLERY 26 CUSTOMS ST EAST BRITOMART
T v AH, THE MIGHTY BLUEBALLS. HOW THEY HAVE TRIUMPHED. CHAMPIONS IN THEIR FIELD. WINNERS ON & OFF THE COURT. MIGHTY PLAYER NAMES LIKE TANIA “KILLER IN DEFENSE” KENT, KIRSTEN “BRING IT ON” ANDREWS, MELISSA “RIP YA BITS” ROBINSON, MARK “NOTHING BUT NET” GOLLOP, CHRISTIAN “HELL I GET A LOT OF PENALTIES AGAINST ME” HURZELER, AND THE TEAM NAMESAKE JEREMY “BLUEBALLS” PRIDDY. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR FROM A TEAM? PERHAPS A TOURNAMENT WIN OF 29-18? DONE.
As the Britomart Precinct undergoes changes and transforms, so does Old Sofrana House. As of 10 July 2007 the ground floor of Sofrana changes from a busy event space to a retail space when Eon Design Centre joins the Britomart Family. The final event to be held on 7 July 2007 is REPREZENT @ BRITOMART SOFRANA, an event that has recently been rebranded into a premium up-market urban styled experience. Both of the event spaces at Sofrana will be utilised with two rooms of new skool and old skool Hip Hop, RnB, Funk, Soul and live music from DJs, producers and live vocalists both locally and internationally. In line with the rebranding REPREZENT is now held annually, so if this sounds like your flavour come and check out REPREZENT @ BRITOMART SOFRANA for 2007 and pay homage to the evolution of the Britomart Precinct and farewell to the Britomart Sofrana event space. Tickets can be purchased at Real Groovy, Route 66, iticket.co.nz or by texting REPREZENT to 858.
AUCKLAND FESTIVAL RED SQUARE AT BRITOMART
LAST MONTH WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF HAVING A SIGNIFICANT PART OF AK07 IN THE PRECINCT AND ALL THE COLOUR, DRAMA AND MUSIC THAT IT BROUGHT WITH IT. CONGRATULATIONS TO AUCKLAND FESTIVAL FOR PUTTING ON A FABULOUS EVENT THAT WE WERE PROUD TO NOT ONLY HAVE SUPPLIED THE VENUE FOR THE FESTIVAL HUB BUT ALSO BE GOLD SPONSORS OF THE EVENT.
RED SQUARE AT BRITOMART
RED SQUARE AT BRITOMART
RED SQUARE AT BRITOMART
NAME: TANIA KENT POSITION: VENUE MANAGER AND TENANT SERVICES ROLE: MANAGING THE VENUES INCLUDING THE CAR PARKS FIRST PORT OF CALL FOR ALL TENANT ENQUIRIES DESCRIBE TWO THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB? People Coming to work on the ferry
THREE THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT BRITOMART? People Coffee Events
WHAT’S THE LATEST SPORTING EVENT YOU WATCHED LIVE? Auckland Blues V Sharks WORST INJURY YOU HAVE EVER HAD? Sprained ankle WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR TONIGHT? Couch and TV DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING? Coins WHO IS THE BIGGEST GOSSIP YOU KNOW? Jeremy Priddy WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FUTURE? Will the silver ferns win the cup? WHICH BOOK DO YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN? Swahili for the light hearted .. because it’s a travel book on Africa DO YOU MISS ANYONE RIGHT NOW? Yes but that was another life time. WHAT MUSIC WILL YOU TURN OFF? Head banging stuff
WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Tokanui - Southland
WHAT HIGH SCHOOL DID YOU GO TO? Cargill High WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT NZ? Freedom to be in the country within minutes from the city ONE OF COOLEST PEOPLE I KNOW IS: My boss! Sarah THE BOLDEST MOVE I EVER MADE: Moving to Auckland THERE IS SOUL IN: Britomart
GENTLEMEN df WORST INJURY YOU HAVE EVER HAD? Torn ACL
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR TONIGHT? Movies DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING? Not really WHO IS THE BIGGEST GOSSIP YOU KNOW? Pass WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FUTURE? How to make lots of money WHICH BOOK DO YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN? Harry Potter DO YOU MISS ANYONE RIGHT NOW? My niece and nephew who have just moved to Samoa
NAME: PETER LEE POSITION: ACCOUNTANT ROLE: FINANCE
DESCRIBE TWO THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB? IT and setting up new systems THREE THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT BRITOMART? Size Complexity Location
WHAT’S THE LATEST SPORTING EVENT YOU WATCHED LIVE? Auckland Blues vs Cheetahs
WHAT MUSIC WILL YOU TURN OFF? Country WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Samoa WHAT HIGH SCHOOL DID YOU GO TO? Waitakare High
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT NZ? The scenery
ONE OF COOLEST PEOPLE I KNOW IS: Peter Cooper THE BOLDEST MOVE I EVER MADE: Joining Bluewater THERE IS SOUL IN: Britomart
AT BRITOMART: WESTPAC SITE BLESSING
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SPORT ADVENTURE CITY BOXING SAIL NZ
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09 377 6133 09 359 5987
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DUNCAN COTTERILL LAWYERS LIMITED 09 309 1948 GEOFF TIPPETT MCBRIDE CONSULTING VEDA ADVANTAGE (NZ) LIMITED
021 540 940 09 309 8686 09 367 6284
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