June 23, 2011

Auckland Arts Festival packs economic punch 
By Brian Rudman 
NZ Herald

Great news from this year’s Auckland Arts Festival. Not only did the three-week event in March make a modest "operating surplus" of $40,000, it also increased audience numbers to 120,000, up 30 per cent on the 2009 festival.

To achieve this breakthrough despite the economic recession and the pall of gloom lingering from the February 22 Christchurch earthquake suggests the festival has finally established itself. [More]  

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