Kiwa Centre

Phone: +64 9 360 8885




In terms of location, where but Queenís Wharf? This is virtually the centre of Auckland at the base of Queen St; one foot in the sea, one on the land; easily accessible by visitors and locals alike.

The design competition for the Queenís Wharf development was fundamentally flawed in that, short of a cruise ship terminal, there was no purpose proposed for the building and who designs a building without a purpose? Naturally, the results were less than satisfactory.

The recent erection of the Waka in the viaduct has made obvious the hole in Aucklandís heart. The numbers of visitors to the attraction clearly demonstrates the hunger for something permanent.

Surely an adequate representation of those cultures that make New Zealand distinct within the Auckland CBD would obviate the need to have the Waka.