With construction underway for the City Rail link and the demolition of the Downtown Shopping centre taking place next to Zurich House, the timing couldn’t have been better for the Commission to move to a new home earlier this month.
The Auckland office of the Human Rights Commission, which was formerly based on level three of Zurich House, has recently moved into a new space on level 7 of the AIG Building at 41 Shortland Street.
For staff, the move was quick and painless thanks to some great planning. The former office was packed down on the afternoon of Friday the 5th of August and the new office was up and running on Monday the 8th, ready for the Whakatuwhera (opening and blessing) Ceremony that took place.
The move has been a positive one, with more meeting spaces and rooms to hold mediations than the previous office, allowing the Auckland team to what they do best – helping people navigate difficult situations by providing valued advice and support.
The office space is also shared with EECA (Energy and Efficiency Conservation Authority), who the Commission also shared the Zurich House site with. In fact, the Commission and EECA share office sites in Wellington and Christchurch too.