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February 13, 2019

Harcourts is a proud partner of the Auckland Lantern Festival for the second year in a row

Topics: Press Release, Auckland, diversity, Partnerships 0

Harcourts is delighted to announce we are the proud partner of Auckland Lantern Festival 2019.

Chief Operations Officer of Harcourts International Jo-Anne Clifford says Harcourts are delighted to be part of such a fantastic event for the second year in a row.

“The Lantern Festival is the largest celebration of the Chinese New Year outside of China and is a joyful celebration of the cultural diversity that makes Auckland the amazing city it is.

Our franchise owners from the northern region which includes Auckland, Whangarei and the Bay of Islands have banded together to sponsor the event and we couldn’t be happier to announce our partnership which began in 2018.”

Clifford says Harcourts is proudly multi-cultural, represented by 2,373 sales consultants in New Zealand from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The free, family-friendly festival takes place in Auckland Domain from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 February until 10.30pm each day, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display on Sunday night at 10.15pm.

The festival, welcoming in the Year of the Pig, will showcase a mix of music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and traditional Chinese art and craft. Be entertained and dazzled by hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns and enjoy some delicious food from the wide-range of Asian food stalls which will be open throughout the event.  

The Harcourts area at the festival will include an innovative House of Lanterns with over 500 brightly lit up lanterns on colourful display. Aucklanders are invited and encouraged to go along to the Harcourts House of Lanterns and enjoy the spectacle for themselves.

180,000 people are expected to turn out for the 20th Auckland Lantern Festival for a chance to enjoy and experience the traditional and contemporary Chinese culture.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival, Harcourts is giving away $20,000. Two lucky winners will each receive $10,000 when they list their property with Harcourts between 1 February and 7 April 2019. Find out more about this exciting promotion at

The Auckland Lantern Festival is delivered by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), on behalf of Auckland Council.

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