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Auckland City Tāmaki Makaurau is situated amongst many volcanoes on an isthmus that is flanked by the Manukau and Waitemata harbours. The cones punctuate the skyline and the ocean is never far from view. These iconic features have not only shaped the landscape but also the people who have settled in this diverse environment.

Welcome to the AHI landing page. This research inititative will focus on understanding the historical and cultural development of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland as well as the wider Auckland region extending from Northland to the Waikato, and Auckland’s connections with international and global networks of trade, governance and culture.


For further information on our 2021 Symposium and Lecture please see here