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Source: Auckland Council

Fire and Emergency New Zealand advises that fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre on Hobson Street is under control and less visible today, and that firefighters are still dampening hot spots to prevent any flare ups.

People living or working near the convention centre should still take precautionary measures to avoid breathing in the smoke.

See here for ongoing updates on the situation in Auckland’s city centre.

What’s on in the city?

Smoke and road disruptions have affected several offices and businesses in the city centre, including some Auckland Council facilities.

Take a look at our list below to see what’s open and what’s closed, and find some alternatives to our city centre locations:

Auckland Libraries

As a result of the fire in the central city, Central City Library is closed today.

All of our other libraries around Auckland are open. If you need to contact the libraries team, phone 09 377 0209 or send a message via the general enquiries form on the website.

Visit the Auckland Libraries website to find your closest library, including those near to the city centre – Parnell, Ponsonby, and Grey Lynn.

Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is open as normal today, 10am-5pm.

Please note that access to nearby streets and parking may continue to be disrupted.


The New Zealand Maritime Museum and the Auckland War Memorial Museum are open as normal today.

Tuia 250 takes places this weekend at the Maritime Museum and along Auckland’s Viaduct and waterfront, celebreating the maritime history of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is open as normal today, 9.30am – 5.30pm. Last entry is at 4.15pm.

Click here to see what’s on at the Zoo today.

Pools and Leisure

Tepid Baths is open today 5.30am-9pm having been closed yesterday.

Regular hours: Monday–Friday: 5.30am-9pm, weekends: 7am-7pm. Labour weekend: 10am to 6pm (fitness gym and pool).

Planning your travel

Road closures and bus diversions remain in place throughout central Auckland and motorists are advised to expect significant delays.

Auckland Transport advises people travelling around the city centre to avoid peak hour traffic, leave extra time and check the Auckland Transport website, Facebook or Twitter for updates.