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Civic Theatre Starry Ceiling | Auckland City Library
Torpedo Bay Naval Museum | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland - The City of Sails - is one of the World's most liveable cities. The afternoon of Friday 5th September is your opportunity to explore Auckland your way - go shopping, relax on a beach, or take up one of these excursions organised with your varied interests in mind. Please note, some aspects of the excursions may incur costs.

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Civic Theatre Starry Ceiling - subject to confirmation on the day

Civic Theatre, Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street, Auckland

The Civic Theatre was built in 1929 and specifically designed as a 'movie palace' for talking pictures ('talkies'), which had just been introduced to New Zealand. The first purpose-built cinema of this type in the country, The Civic has become a much-loved Auckland landmark and entertainment venue. The Civic design has Indian-inspired motifs in the public foyer including seated Buddhas, twisted columns and domed ceilings. The main auditorium, with 2,378 seats, features turrets, minarets, spires, tiled roofs, Abyssinian panther statues and a soft-top ceiling which gives the effect of a domed blue sky with twinkling stars and floating clouds - a recreation of the Southern Hemisphere sky-scape.

Meeting Point Engineering Extension Atrium
Timetable Friday, 5 September 2014, 13:00 - 17:00
subject to confirmation on the day
Entry Free

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Auckland City Library

Auckland Central Library, 44-46 Lorne St., Auckland

It'll be over by Christmas: World War 1914-1918

This exhibition uses material from the Sir George Grey Special Collections, shows a selection of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and ephemera, depicting New Zealand’s contribution to the 1914-1918 war, both at the front and at home. Most of the items in the exhibition were produced during or immediately after the war so visitors can see what New Zealanders were seeing and reading, at the time. Among the items on show are a programme of the first ANZAC service in 1916, rare campaign maps of the Gallipoli Peninsula and letters written by soldiers from the front. The exhibition is curated by Special Collections staff.

 

Meeting Point Engineering Extension Atrium
Timetable Friday, 5 September 2014, 13:00 - 17:00
Entry Free

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Torpedo Bay Naval Museum

Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, 64 King Edward Parade, Torpedo Bay, Devonport

Who fired the last shots of World War II? How many men does it take to lift a 500 kg piece of shrapnel? Why is Torpedo Bay called Torpedo Bay? Take a unique look into NZ Navy's history with one of our fabulous Guide Hosts and find out. The Navy Museum is free of charge but gratefully accept donations.

Ferries to Devonport depart from the Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay St., on the hour and half past the hour; return to City from Devonport Wharf, at quarter past and quarter to the hour.

Meeting Point Engineering Extension Atrium
Timetable Friday, 5 September 2014, 13:00 - 17:00
Entry Donation
Ferry Cost $11.00 return trip (group discount may apply)

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Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Domain, Auckland

Auckland War Memorial Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures. It is also the war memorial for the Province of Auckland. Housed in one of the country's finest heritage buildings, the Museum tells the story of New Zealand as a nation; from award-winning natural history exhibits to galleries which investigate New Zealand's cultural origins. On display in September is a special exhibition - Still Life: Inside the Antarctic Huts of Scott and Shackleton.

Meeting Point Engineering Extension Atrium
Timetable Friday, 5 September 2014, 13:00 - 17:00
Entry Admission charges may apply

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