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2020

  • Jun 24
    Vector Lights for Matariki 2020

    Vector Lights will shine in celebration of Matariki Festival, from 6pm to midnight from 24th to 28th June, 4th to 5th July and 10th to 12th July. Read about the story behind this year's Matariki show here.

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  • Apr 21
    Vector Lights for Anzac Day

    Vector Lights will shine poppy-red from Tuesday 21 April, 7:30pm - midnight to commemorate Anzac Day. We reflect on the servicemen and servicewomen, past and present, who have displayed courage and self-sacrifice serving our country.
     

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  • Mar 28
    Vector Lights for Earth Hour

    Vector Lights will be joining millions of people worldwide for Earth Hour 2020 in switching off the bridge lights from 8:30 - 9:30pm

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  • Mar 11
    Vector Lights for Pasifika Festival

    Get with the island beat and be entertained by some of Pasifika’s best. Immerse yourself in one of the many performance stages located around Western Springs Park. The light and sound show on Auckland Harbour Bridge will play from 8pm. 

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  • Feb 08
    Vector Lights for Auckland Pride Festival

    Auckland’s rainbow communities will come together to celebrate our unique mix of cultures, sexualities and gender identities in Aotearoa New Zealand’s most super-diverse city!
    See Vector Lights shine in rainbow colours with a light only show, in support of Auckland Pride Festival.

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  • Feb 02
    Vector Lights for Waitangi

    Waitangi Day is a national holiday that commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between the tangata whenua  and the Crown.   
    As part of this collaboration between Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Council and Vector Lights, the iwi manaaki of Matariki Festival are offered the opportunity to tell their stories in lights on Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge. Read more about the story behind this year's show.
     

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  • Jan 30
    Vector Lights for Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival

    The story of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and the waka that sailed here will take centre stage on 31 January when the region celebrates its Māori heritage through Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival. In recognition of this important celebration Vector Lights on Harbour Bridge will light up in static colour alongside the festival performances.

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  • Jan 24
    Vector Lights for Auckland Anniversary

    Vector Lights on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge celebrates Auckland Anniversary Weekend with a replay of the dazzling launch show, as we continue to share our vision of creating a smart energy future. Show will play from 9pm every 15 minutes

     

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2019

  • Dec 31
    Vector Lights for New Year's Eve 2020

    As the first international city to welcome in the New Year, Auckland’s iconic landmarks are turning on a visual extravaganza for lucky visitors and residents to feast their eyes on as they countdown to 2020. The lights will shine from 9pm ahead of the main show (and livestream) just before midnight. Hear the soundtrack synched to the light show on MoreFM 91.8.

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  • Dec 17
    Vector Lights for the Festive Season

    It’s going to be Auckland’s brightest festive season yet with Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge! The sustainable light show, and accompanying soundtrack, will countdown the 12 days of a Kiwi Christmas. The show will repeat every 15 minutes from Tuesday 17th to Monday 24 December from 9pm until midnight (livestream on 23rd December). See the lyrics here.

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  • Oct 24
    Vector Lights for Tuia 250

    The Tuia 250 light only show will run every 30 minutes from 8pm until midnight from Thursday 24th October to Sunday 27th October. Read more about the story behind the show here

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  • Oct 21
    Vector Lights for World Energy Day

    For World Energy Day we continue to highlight the role energy plays in New Zealand’s journey to net zero carbon with a replay of last year's show. Watch the history of energy and take a glimpse at Aotearoa’s new energy future. From 8pm. Show repeats every 30 minutes.

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  • Oct 09
    Vector Lights for Diwali

    Also known as The Festival of Lights, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life. The Vector Lights show will run every 30 minutes from 8pm until midnight from Wednesday 9th October to Sunday 13th October. 

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  • Sep 14
    Vector Lights for Conservation Week

    Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge will shine in celebration of conservation and our natural environment. The show will run every 30 minutes from 6:30pm to midnight, Saturday 14th to Wednesday 18th September and again from Friday 20th to Monday 23rd September. Read about the story behind the Conservation Week show here.

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  • Aug 28
    Vector Lights for Daffodil Day

    Vector Lights will shine yellow for three nights to support Daffodil Day, symobilising hope for 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer. The static show will be on from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th August, 6pm to midnight.

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  • Jul 18
    Vector Lights for Elemental AKL

    Each Thursday to Sunday from 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge will shine in celebration of Elemental AKL, from 6pm to midnight. The sustainable, colourful light and sound show embodies the vibrancy and energy of Auckland’s new festival. 

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  • Jun 27
    Vector Lights for Matariki 2019

    Vector Lights will shine in celebration of Matariki Festival, from 6pm to midnight from 27th to 30th June, 5th to 7th July and 12th to 14th July. The light show and accompanying sound track celebrates the story of 2019 Matariki Festival iwi manaaki (host iwi), Waikato-Tainui.

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  • May 29
    Vector Lights for Auckland Harbour Bridge's 60th Birthday

    Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge is set to sparkle this Queen’s Birthday weekend for its 60th birthday, with a Vector Lights show running every 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm from Wednesday 29 May – Monday 3 June 2019 celebrating the city’s transport past, present and future.
     

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  • May 20
    Vector Lights for Techweek 2019

    Vector Lights joins Techweek19 to light up the bridge using the imagination of our next generation. Students worked with Method Digital agency, to predict the future of the world and transmit these ideas into a spectacular design and audio show that will play from 20th to 26th May, 6:30pm -midnight.
     

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  • May 17
    Vector Lights for Pink Shirt Day and NZ Rainbow Excellence Awards

    Vector Lights on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge will shine pink tonight, Friday 17 May, from 6pm in celebration of Pink Shirt Day and the New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards.
     

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  • May 08
    Vector Lights for Bright Nights

    Vector Lights joins Bright Nights festival with a stunning sound and light showcase of the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands. Listen to drumming as the lights take you on an oceanic journey throughout the Pacific and towards our sustainable future. The show lasts approximately two minutes and will repeat every half hour from 6pm to midnight.

     

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  • Apr 23
    Vector Lights for Anzac Day 2019

    Vector Lights will shine from Tuesday 23 April to commemorate Anzac Day. Join us as we reflect on the servicemen and servicewomen, past and present, who have displayed courage and self-sacrifice serving our country. Our poignant light and sound show will repeat continuously, with a short break in between.
     

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  • Apr 10
    Vector Lights for Poppy Day 2019

    Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge will shine for three nights to support Poppy Day from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 April. This is a static light event. 

     

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  • Mar 19
    Vector Lights for Pasifika 2019 - Cancelled

    Given the unprecedented nature of the terrible events in Christchurch, the Pasifika Festival and Vector Lights shows planned for this weekend have been cancelled.

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  • Mar 15
    Vector Lights for St Patrick's Day 2019 - cancelled

    Out of respect for those who lost their lives, those affected, and those suffering from the horrific events in Christchurch, Vector Lights for St Patrick’s Day 2019 has been cancelled. Tonight, and for the rest of the weekend, all Vector Lights (excluding those required to stay lit for safety on the Auckland Harbour Bridge) will be turned off as a mark of solidarity  

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  • Feb 21
    The Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal 2019

    Vector Lights will be shining red on Thursday 21 February and Friday 22 in recognition of the more than 186,000 people living with heart disease in New Zealand.

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  • Feb 14
    Vector Lights for Lantern Festival 2019

    Vector Lights joins the Lantern Festival celebrations to welcome in the Year of the Pig. Watch and listen as the lights form lanterns that float into the night sky from 9pm on 14 February. The show repeats every 30min until midnight.

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  • Feb 09
    Vector Lights for Pride 2019

    Auckland’s Rainbow communities come together to celebrate our unique mix of cultures, sexualities and gender identities in Aotearoa New Zealand’s most super-diverse city! 

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  • Feb 02
    Vector Lights for Waitangi Day 2019

    The show, highlighting mana whenua stories, will play from Saturday 2 February to Thursday 7 February - every half hour from 9pm-midnight each night. The synced music and video will be available here when the show goes live. Read about the story behind the Waitangi light show here

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  • Jan 25
    Vector Lights for Auckland Anniversary 2019

    Back by popular demand, Vector Lights will be celebrating the long weekend with a replay of the launch show, as we continue to share our vision of creating a smart energy future. Shows will play from 9pm, every 15 minutes.

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2018

  • Dec 31
    Vector Lights on New Year’s Eve

    As the first international city to welcome in the New Year, Auckland’s iconic landmarks are turning on a visual extravaganza as they countdown to 2019. Vector Lights, powered by sustainable energy technology, will sparkle from 9pm, building up to midnight’s spectacular show designed to complement Skycity’s fireworks display. Hear the soundtrack synched to the lights on MoreFM 91.8

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  • Dec 13
    Vector Lights for the Festive Season

    It’s going to be Auckland’s brightest festive season yet! Vector Lights’ sustainable light show and accompanying soundtrack will countdown the 12 days of a Kiwi Christmas. The show will repeat every 15 minutes between 9pm and midnight.

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  • Nov 24
    Vector Lights for White Ribbon

    November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Vector Lights joins White Ribbon and Zonta to raise awareness of the issues this violence creates in New Zealand, and in societies throughout the world. 

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  • Nov 04
    Vector Lights for Armistice Day Centenary

    At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an Armistice was signed that ended WWI.
    Vector Lights commemorates Armistice Centenary 2018 with a lighting and audio show from 4 - 11 November. See more events taking place here.

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  • Oct 22
    Vector Lights on World Energy Day

    This World Energy Day we’re highlighting the role energy plays in New Zealand’s journey to net zero carbon. Watch the history of energy and take a glimpse at Aotearoa’s new energy future. From 8pm. Show repeats every 30 minutes.

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  • Oct 18
    Vector Lights for Diwali Festival

    From 8pm to midnight see and hear Vector Lights celebrating Diwali. Known as The Festival of Lights, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life. Shubh Diwali (Happy Diwali)! Show will play every 5 minutes.

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  • Oct 09
    Vector Lights for Paralympics New Zealand

    Vector Lights is going gold to signify the launch of the Paralympics New Zealand ‘Celebration project’ campaign on the journey to Tokyo 2020. The campaign will celebrate New Zealand’s 209 Paralympians, and introduce the Tokyo 2020 hopefuls to the New Zealand public. The show will loop continously. 

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  • Sep 19
    Vector Lights for Suffrage 125

    We’re lighting up to mark the date 125 years ago when women’s right to vote became law

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  • Aug 31
    Vector Lights for Blue September

    Vector Lights is raising awareness for Blue September, the annual national awareness month for prostate cancer. More than 600 Kiwi men will die this year – mates, fathers, brothers, grandfathers. Blue September aims to raise awareness and advocates for better diagnosis and treatment outcomes. Shows run 6.30pm to midnight.

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  • Jul 01
    Vector Lights for Matariki Festival 2018

    Vector Lights joins Matariki Festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. Gather with family and friends as the shining lights and sounds of nature take you on a journey; reflecting on the past, celebrating the present and looking ahead to the future. The show runs from 6:00pm until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, for 3 weeks. See more here.

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  • May 19
    Techweek 2018

    Vector Lights joins Techweek ’18 to amplify innovation that’s good for the world. Auckland Harbour Bridge will light up from 6pm in celebration of New Zealand’s unique, interconnected innovation ecosystem. 

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  • May 16
    UNESCO International Day of Light

    Vector Lights will shine bright for The UNESCO International Day of Light supporting the continued appreciation of light. As the first country to see the light, New Zealand will be in a position to kick off global recognition of this inaugural celebration at 12:01am on 16th May. The light show will then play again from 6pm until midnight.

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  • Apr 25
    Vector Lights For Anzac Day

    Vector Lights will shine on Wednesday 25 April to commemorate Anzac Day with a stunning light and sound show. The first show is from 5am until 6:30am (coinciding with dawn services), and it will run again from 6pm until midnight. There will be a minute’s silence in between each 3.5 minute show.

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  • Mar 22
    Vector Lights for Pasifika Festival

    Vector Lights joins the Pasifika Festival celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands that make Auckland so unique. Listen to drumming as the lights take you on a journey throughout the Pacific, from Fiji to French Polynesia, and everywhere in between. The show runs from 8:00pm until midnight. 

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  • Mar 17
    Vector Lights for St Patrick's Day

    Auckland is leading the global ‘greening’ on St Patrick’s Day: as the first city to see the sun rise, we’ll also be the first to see sunset on 17 March and the city’s major landmarks are lighting up. Vector Lights will be green from 8pm… and our solar energy technology makes us even greener!
     

  • Mar 01
    Vector Lights for Lantern Festival

    Vector Lights joins the Lantern festival celebrations to welcome in the year of the dog. First show starts 8:30pm on 1 March. Watch the lights form lanterns that float into the night sky. Can you spot the dog chasing a ball across the bridge? 

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  • Feb 12
    Auckland Pride

    Auckland’s Rainbow communities come together to celebrate our unique mix of cultures, sexualities and gender identities in Aotearoa New Zealand’s most super-diverse city! Read more

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  • Feb 02
    Waitangi Weekend

    Waitangi Day, named after Waitangi where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed, commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand. The #VectorLights show for Waitangi will start at 9pm and then play every hour until midnight. The synced music will be available here when the show goes live. See more of the story here

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  • Jan 27
    Vector Lights Launch Show

    Vector Lights will be bringing the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge to life. It’s a world-first solar, battery and peer-to-peer powered light show that demonstrates a smarter way to power our city. 

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