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17 Sep 2020

Celebrating Māori language week in music with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa

Kiwis around the country have been coming together to celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori – Māori language week, even under Level 2 restrictions which have prevented the usual parades and in-person ...

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17 Sep 2020

Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori around Aotearoa (and online)

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week has been celebrated in New Zealand since 1975. It aims to promote and encourage the use of te reo Māori, revitalising the language as a unique ...

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14 Sep 2020

New Zealand Fashion Week will be back in 2021

It's fun, fabulous and the highlight of New Zealand's fashion calendar: New Zealand Fashion Week will return to Auckland in 2021. Coming to the Auckland Town Hall and Aotea Square from August ...

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11 Sep 2020

What would you name a baby rhino?

Auckland Zoo wants help naming its cute-as-all-heck three-week-old rhino calf. Life has been pretty exciting for Auckland Zoo's new rhino calf. She recently ventured out into Auckland Zoo's ...

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9 Sep 2020

WORD Christchurch announces writer lineup featuring Witi Ihimaera, Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Behrouz Boochani

Image: Becky Manawatu, Witi Ihimaera, Mohamed Hassan, Laura Jean McKay, Elizabeth Knox, John Campbell and Behrouz Boochani / WORD Christchurch New Zealand books, stories and writers will ...

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25 Aug 2020

Bic Runga announces North Island tour

Internationally heralded and locally-loved pop songstress Bic Runga is ready to celebrate both the warming weather and the freedom to perform with a six-show North Island tour. She has a whole ...

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14 Aug 2020

Acclaimed Beethoven concert coming to a living room near you

Whether you like to spend your Friday night with a glass of wine on the couch or soaking in some culture, on Friday 14 August you can combine the two, thanks to the New Zealand Symphony ...

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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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