Harcourts is thrilled to be a part of Auckland’s Chinese New Year celebrations as a major partner to the iconic Auckland Lantern Festival.
The 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival takes place from Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 of March at the Auckland Domain.
Harcourts CEO Chris Kennedy says the Festival is a vibrant, joyful celebration of the city’s diversity and Harcourts is thrilled to be a part of it.
“Celebrating diversity, what makes us unique and what brings us together, is at the core of our Harcourts’ value of ‘People First’. That’s just one reason this partnership is so important to us.”
Highlights of the Auckland Lantern Festival include the spectacular illumination of hundreds of Chinese lanterns, a street full of stalls selling delicious Asian delicacies and crafts and stunning performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture.
To help immerse visitors in the Festival’s incredible lantern celebration, Harcourts will host a “Make Your Own Lantern” stand in the Cultural Courtyard, in association with Resene. The whole family can create their own colourful souvenir to take home plus, there will be spot prizes for lantern makers.
A huge Harcourts lantern will also be on display as part of the festival show, and the company will host an exclusive festival experience for clients in the Harcourts marquee.
“Our Auckland, Whangarei and Bay of Islands franchise owners have banded together to sponsor this event and we couldn’t be happier,” says Kennedy, adding that Harcourts is proudly multi-cultural, represented by 2,500 sales consultants in New Zealand from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Harcourts is also a major partner for The Auckland Diwali Festival, or festival of light, in October.
Both Auckland Lantern and Diwali festivals are delivered by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), on behalf of Auckland Council.
ATEED General Manager Destination Steve Armitage says ATEED and Auckland Council are delighted to be joined by Harcourts as festival sponsors.
“Commercial partners like Harcourts are an integral part of Auckland’s major cultural festivals. Without their investment and support, we could not deliver events of the size, scale and quality of the Lantern and Diwali festivals, which help make Auckland an exciting and inclusive city where talented people want to stay or move to.