SkyCity debuts new Sky Tower LED lights with dynamic show
Over the last two months, a team of contractors and SkyCity staff have been busy changing the external lightbulbs on the Sky Tower to LED, supporting SkyCity’s climate change commitment to reduce carbon emissions from the Sky Towers lighting by 10%.
The new LED lights will turn on for the first time this Saturday 21st December, at 9.00pm, with a dynamic light show, all in time with a playlist featuring kiwi hits and festive tunes hosted by the Breeze radio station.
Graeme Stephens, CEO of SkyCity Entertainment Group says that SkyCity is excited to partner with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for the lights on celebration, where their whanau have selected the first song to be played.
“We can’t wait to see the new Sky Tower LED’s truly light up the Auckland skyline, just in time for Christmas and New Years’ Eve. To partner with Auckland CBD’s tangata whenua, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, to switch the lights on in sync with one of New Zealand’s most iconic songs is very special,” says Mr Stephens.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei spokesperson, Anahera Rawiri, is thrilled that the hapū is part of a very special show celebrating the progressive initiative.
“Switching to more eco-friendly lighting certainly speaks to our foundational values of kaitiakitanga and sustainability so we’re very proud to join SkyCity to kick off the Kirihimete festivities,” says Ms Rawiri.
SkyCity is also pleased to join EECA’s Gen Less program, focussed on empowering New Zealand businesses and individuals to live a climate-friendly lifestyle by lowering energy consumption. The reduction in energy consumption through the new LED lights, is just one of the many initiatives undertaken by SkyCity to reduce emissions and take action to combat climate change.Back to Media Centre