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  • A Very Welly Christmas SantaEvents

    A Very Welly Christmas – a weekend in the capital

     

    Well, we thought it was time we finally jumped on the Christmas bandwagon. This is our first post of the year about Christmas and, whilst we would usually wait until December, this weekend promises to be a cracker down in Wellington so we thought we’d make sure we told everyone about it! If you love

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    21 November, 2017

  • Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Mountain BikeEvents

    The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge – NZ’s Premier Cycling Event

     

    After celebrating the big 4-0 last year, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge heads into its 41st year with more enthusiasm and excitement than ever. From humble beginnings back in 1977 when just 26 people took part in the race, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has grown to become New Zealand’s biggest cycling event with around

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    15 November, 2017

  • Image of people sat between the vies enjoying a wine at Toast MartinboroughEvents

    Toast Martinborough – wine, food and music

     

    Updated November 9, 2017 Now here is a date for your diary. Sunday 19th November 2017. Booked it in there? Great stuff as this is one not to be missed. Toast Martinborough is a wine, food and music festival set in the beautiful town of Martinborough, South Wairarapa and is an event that attracts thousands

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    09 November, 2017

  • Image of the fantastic costumes at the World of WearableArt, WellingtonEvents

    World of WearableArt 2017 – Wellington

     

    Updated: 6 September 2017 It’s that time of year again – the World of WearableArt Awards Show in Wellington and one we look forward to each year. Combining fashion and art with dance, music and lighting, the World of WearableArt was first held in Nelson in 1987 and later moved to Wellington in 2005, attracting

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    06 September, 2017

  • Image of scallos cooking on the BBQ at Whitianga Scallop FestivalEvents

    Whitianga Scallop Festival – Yum!

     

    Updated: 1 September 2017 Fast approaching is one of the Coromandel’s biggest and best events of the year – the Whitianga Scallop Festival. Not only is it a huge event down on the Peninsula, the Whitianga Scallop Festival is one of New Zealand’s biggest and best seafood events and there is no better time to

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    01 September, 2017

  • God's Own Country. Image courtesy of NZIFFEvents

    New Zealand International Film Festival

     

    Updated 3 August 2017 First founded in 1969 as the Auckland International Film Festival, the New Zealand International Film Festival has now grown to include the cities of Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, and twelve provincial cities, as well as Auckland. From July until September, a programme of over 170 films from nearly 50 countries will be

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    03 August, 2017

  • Image of the Opening Party fireworks at the American Express Queenstown WInter FestivalEvents

    The Queenstown Winter Festival

     

    22 June to 25 June 2017 Updated: 8 June 2017 The Queenstown Winter Festival has undertaken a bit of a revamp for 2017. The event is usually held over 10 days with events spread out over those days but this year they have decided to mix things up and cram everything into just four days.

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    08 June, 2017

  • Runners setting off from the iconic Westpac Stadium. Photo credit: Runners on the waterfront in Wellington. Photo credit: http://www.wellingtonmarathon.co.nz/Events

    The Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon 2017

     

    New Zealand has its fair share of marathons. The iconic Auckland marathon course gives runners the pretty unique opportunity to run across the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge, however one of the most popular races in New Zealand is the Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon. Held in June every year, the course is a great one for

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    07 June, 2017

  • Image of Bluff oysters and a bottle and glass of champageEvents

    The Bluff Oyster and Food Festival

     

    Updated: 2 May 2017 To New Zealanders, the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival is about as kiwi as it gets. It’s an NZ institution on the festival calendar and one not to be missed. It’s the stuff of legends. It’s the best place in New Zealand and some would argue, the world to try oysters

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    02 May, 2017

  • Image of the Dawn Parade at the Auckland War Museum to commemorate Anzac DayEvents

    5 things to do this Anzac Day

     

    Updated – 20 April 2017 Anzac Day is nearly upon us and as well as bringing a much welcomed day off, for many New Zealander’s it’s a chance to commemorate and honour the lives of Kiwis killed in war as well as honouring returning servicemen and women. The date itself marks the anniversary of the

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    20 April, 2017