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26 Nov 2020

Auckland Arts Festival has unveiled its full programme and it is all-Kiwi awesome

Packing over 70 shows into 18 days in March, the Auckland Arts Festival Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki is bringing a mixture of free and premium events featuring dance, theatre, live music, comedy, ...

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23 Nov 2020

The Biggest Pub Gig in the World: Get ready for beer-spilling pub rock anthems

Spark Arena will turn into a giant pub for one night of beer-spilling pub rock for the Biggest Pub Gig in the World, as five of New Zealand’s best-known pub bands will flood the stage with rip ...

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16 Nov 2020

All the winners from the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards

Benee and The Beths were the big winners on Sunday night, between them taking home the top prizes for Single of the Year, Best Solo Artist, Album of the Year and Best Group, and several other ...

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11 Nov 2020

New and classic ballets incoming in Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2021 season

With The Sleeping Beauty arriving in Christchurch next week, we're amped on ballet and already looking forward to what next year will bring us. Luckily for Kiwi ballet lovers, RNZB has just ...

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4 Nov 2020

Review: Synthony 2020

It’s the biggest, most epic dance club you’ve ever been to, and more. A thrill of anticipation and excitement rippled through the packed floor of Auckland’s Spark Arena, as host General Lee ...

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21 Oct 2020

Kiwi Concert Party: Tim Finn, Bic Runga and the Topp Twins in one showstopping evening

Bic Runga, Tim Finn and The Topp Twins will perform a two hour variety concert, together with the Hātea Kapa Haka group at Villa Maria, one of Auckland's most exceptional outdoor venues. It's ...

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19 Oct 2020

Review: New Zealand Opera’s The Human Voice

Photo: Grant Triplow It's a short, one-woman performance that packs a palette of emotions into a small space. What's Hot New Zealand reviews the Christchurch performance of The Human ...

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NZ Snapshot

Welcome to Aotearoa

NZ Snapshot

Renowned for jaw-dropping scenery (as witnessed in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies) and extreme adventure activities, New Zealand is also known for luxurious wilderness retreats, delightful cuisine, premium wines and craft beers, ancient Maori culture ...

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NZ Snapshot

Cities & Regions

NZ Snapshot

There’s much to explore in New Zealand’s 28 regions and 13 cities. From buzzing city life with its killer shopping and dining through to sleepy country towns, lush countryside and rugged landscapes, you’ll find it all here – conveniently packaged in the one country ...

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Discover

Discover (a land like no other)

Discover

Whether it’s bungy jumping and skiing in Queenstown or glacier adventures on the West Coast, Wellington’s capital of cool or Rotorua’s rich Maori culture – get the inside word on Kiwi culture, activities, entertainment and events ...

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Road Trip

Mini Escape: Queenstown

Road Trip

The ultimate resort party town, Queenstown is where white-knuckle outdoor adventure activities sit alongside swanky bars and some serious dining...

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Natural NZ

Pacific Paradise

Natural NZ

Discover a world where nature flouts all sense of restraint, New Zealand boasts extraordinary diversity inhabited by unique wildlife, an island nation with natural wonders galore ...

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Active NZ

Adventure Playground

Active NZ

Visually spectular, New Zealand’s bounty of lakes, forests, coastlines and snow-capped mountains also double for some serious outdoor activities, we’ve also invented some cool stuff ...

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Things to See & Do

SkyCity Auckland

SKYCITY Auckland is a destination like no other in New Zealand. It’s an exciting hub with dining, gaming, adrenaline activities and of course the iconic Sky Tower. If you’re visiting Auckland ...

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Things to See & Do

Dolphin Encounter

If you do need a reason to visit Kaikoura, joining a tour to see the acrobatic and energised Dusky dolphins could be the just the persuasion required. Swimming with dolphins or joining the tour ...

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Things to See & Do

The Glacier Hot Pools

Relaxing under nature’s leafy canopy at The Glacier Hot Pools is a wonderfully rejuvenating experience to be enjoyed all year round. Franz Josef’s newest attraction, The Glacier Hot Pools, ...

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Things to See & Do

Ziptrek Ecotours

Ziptrek Ecotours is NZ’s #1 original zipline tour and is a spectacular and fun eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, situated on Skyline Gondola hill. Ziptrek runs all ...

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Things to See & Do

Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Skydive with NZ’s original skydiving company, with amazing views from 15,000ft and 60 seconds in freefall, reaching over 200kph! The most camera options in NZ, HD footage, free Rotorua ...

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Things to See & Do

Orana Wildlife Park

Get up close and personal with exotic and native animals at New Zealand’s only open-range zoo. With over 1000 animals representing more than 90 different species living at the park, visitors ...

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Accommodation

The Glebe Apartments

The Glebe is one of Queenstown’s most sought-after accommodations. In addition to their luxurious apartments, penthouse suites and enviable location, they offer personalised guest services and ...

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Things to See & Do

Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village

Nestled amongst a geothermal wonderland sits the Living Maori Village of Te Whakarewarewa. View geothermal pools, erupting geysers and bubbling mud pools as you join a guided tour to learn about ...

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