Strike a new chord in town

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Passers-by can tickle the ivories in Wyn­yard Quar­ter once again as a piano makes a come­back to the wa­ter­front spot.

The piano has taken up res­i­dence in a ship­ping container on Daldy St and is free to use by any­one want­ing to play a tune.

It is the third piano to find a home in Wyn­yard Quar­ter, re­plac­ing older ones which are now in stor­age. Wa­ter­front Auck­land hopes the ini­tia­tive, in­spired by a sim­i­lar project pop­u­lar in Bri­tain, fos­ters a sense of com­mu­nity.

The piano has been a hit with Auck­lan­ders in the past, with ev­ery­one from of­fice and con­struc­tion work­ers to tod­dlers giv­ing it a go.

The in­stru­ment will be avail­able to play dur­ing day­light hours in the same spot for the next few months.

A small gallery of pho­tos of people play­ing Wyn­yard Quar­ter’s pianos is dis­played in the ship­ping container.

Share your pho­tos with Wa­ter­front Auck­land us­ing the hash­tag #wqpi­ano to have them in­cluded.

Photo: JESS LEE

Mu­si­cal come­back:

A new piano has taken up res­i­dence

in a ship­ping container on Daldy St free for people to play.

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