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Palmy Unleashed

We’re a Council programme designed to help create an energetic city we can all be proud of. If you’re a business, community group or just a local with a quirky idea, Palmy Unleashed is here to support you by making it easier to run events in the central city.

The guts of it

The process is simple – we’ll  run a summer and a winter season of events, but will take applications throughout the year. So when genius strikes, get in touch with us and we'll set up a kōrero. If your idea has legs, we’ll work with you to make it happen.

Whether you need help with one thing, or a handful of things, here are some of the ways Palmy Unleashed can support you:

  • event planning guidance
  • event funding
  • social media promotion
  • booking public spaces in the city centre
  • event gear
  • public and stakeholder consultation
  • navigating Council processes

If your idea is a bit quirky and unexpected, we'll get on like two peas in a pod

We’re not about rigid protocol, but we do have a few criteria that we think our events should live by. We’re looking for events that are:

  • unique and a little bit unexpected
  • new or haven’t been done here before
  • small to medium sized
  • musical, artistic, recreational or leisure-focused
  • open to everyone
  • for the good of the people
  • situated in the city centre
  • making use of public places like the Square, footpaths, laneways and carparks
  • helping to boost off-peak periods and encouraging people to stay longer and do more in the CBD
  • creating a fun and vibrant city
  • supported by ‘doers’ with a willingness to get stuck in
  • managed and delivered in a collaborative way
  • either a one off or keen to grow and become self-sustainable

We can't wait to hear your ideas!

Get in touch and let's see what we can do.

Nicole Canning
Palmy Unleashed Coordinator
Mobile: 027 429 5771

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