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    What’s on in New Zealand – Events in NZ in autumn

     

    April has been a pretty sucky month so far. I think we can all agree on that. The North Island has been battered with some torrential rain as we get the backend of some tropical cyclones and things look pretty wet for the weeks ahead. Not a particularly positive start to our latest blog but

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    12 April, 2017

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    National Jazz Festival Tauranga

     

      Updated 7 April 2017 Easter weekend is going to be a busy one all over New Zealand with heaps of events and activities taking place across the country. One of the most popular events on the calendar over the Easter period is the annual Jazz Festival in Tauranga. This year will see the 55th

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    07 April, 2017

  • Dancers from the Cook Islands at Pasifika FestivalEvents

    Pasifika Festival – celebrating 25 years

     

    Updated 22 March 2017 Auckland’s Pasifika Festival is celebrating its 25th birthday this weekend so there has been no matter time to get yourself down to Western Springs Park and soak up the awesome atmosphere that has made Pasifika one of the city’s biggest events of the year. Organisers are expecting over 60,000 visitors to

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    22 March, 2017

  • Image of the beer taps at Marchfest, NelsonEvents

    Marchfest – a beer lover’s paradise!

     

    Updated 20 March 2017. Marchfest is celebrating its 10th birthday! On Saturday 25 March, one of New Zealand’s favourite beer festivals hits double figures and it’s definitely one not to be missed! Marchfest, as the name would suggest, is held every year in the month of March in New Zealand’s sunniest city, Nelson. It’s a

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    20 March, 2017

  • Animal shaped hot air balloons at Balloons over WaikatoEvents

    Balloons over Waikato – a lot of hot air!

     

    Next week kicks off the start of one of New Zealand’s largest FREE festivals and one that has become a popular addition to many people’s calendars over the last 18 years. Balloons over Waikato is a truly spectacular event that will this year be celebrating its 18th year. The event runs for 5 days from

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    17 March, 2017

  • Two people eating huhu grubs at the Hokitika Wildfoods FestivalEvents

    Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

     

    If you’re looking for something a bit different this weekend, the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is the perfect opportunity to explore the rugged West Coast of the South Island whilst sampling some of the amazing wild food to be found down that stunning coastline. The history of Hokitika Wildfoods Festival Founded in 1990 to coincide with

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    09 March, 2017

  • Image of a Wellington Wine and Food Festival glass, plate and stunning harbour viewEvents

    Wellington Wine and Food Festival

     

    Update 7 March 2017 We love this time of year! Whilst it may be officially ‘Autumn’ it certainly doesn’t feel like it and it really feels as if summer is in full swing! It’s also a great time of year for wine lovers. As the grapes are harvested in the vineyards all around the country,

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    07 March, 2017

  • IMage at sunset over the magnificnet Millbrook course. Photo by Todd WeeksEvents

    The ISPS Handa NZ Golf Open – celebs and pros

     

    Updated 6 March 2017 Golf is not everyone’s cup of tea – we get it. “A good walk spoiled” is something you’ll often hear from non-golfers. However, if you live in New Zealand, the chances are that you play golf, or you know someone who plays golf – it’s the highest participation sport in the

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    06 March, 2017

  • Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2016, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 06th March 2016. Photo: David Joseph / www.phototek.nzEvents

    Round the Bays – the iconic Auckland run

     

    This weekend sees the iconic Auckland run, the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays taking place in the city. The Round the Bays event is the largest fun run and walk in New Zealand and this year will be the 45th edition of this iconic event which takes runners and walkers on a route around

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    02 March, 2017

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    Taihape Gumboot Day – a Kiwi icon

     

    Updated 1 March 2017 If you have never heard of the Taihape Gumboot Day, then this is a must read post for today! Gumboot Day was founded in 1985 when a group of locals got together to try and avert the effects of an imminent downturn. Following in the footsteps of John Clark who had

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    01 March, 2017