Get excited snow bunnies: it’s ski season! The Ohakune Mardigras and especially the Queenstown Winter Festival are legendary snow-fan party events. June is also Matariki, the Maori New Year – celebrated around the country. March with the troops in Dunedin’s Midwinter Carnival lantern parade, or check out Field Days, the massive national showcase of the nation’s agricultural industryin the Waikato.