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19 Jul 2019

Singer Newton Faulkner to play Auckland in November 2019

After missing out last year when he came Down Under for the Byron Bay Bluesfest, Kiwi fans of celebrated English singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will get the chance to hear selections from his ...

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17 Jul 2019

a-ha, Rick Astley to tour NZ in March 2020

Time to break out the bold colours and the big hair – 1980s pop icons a-ha are coming to our shores in March 2020 to celebrate 35 years since their debut release, Hunting High and Low, by ...

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16 Jul 2019

Q&A: Drax Project

Fresh from headlining sold-out shows in New York and London, Kiwi pop sensations Drax Project are coming home for gigs in Auckland and Christchurch. What’s Hot New Zealand talks to drummer Matt ...

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15 Jul 2019

My Dad Wrote A Porno: World Tour 2020

Expect to laugh, cringe and maybe cry as you watch the crew from the outrageous My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast bring their brand new live show to New Zealand in 2020. This is one of the earliest ...

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10 Jul 2019

World Buskers Festival opens bookings

  Looking for an excuse to visit Christchurch this summer? We have it in six words – Bread & Circus World Buskers Festival. Dates for this perennially popular festival have been ...

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5 Jul 2019

Q&A: Sons of Zion

One of New Zealand’s favourite live acts, Sons of Zion, are taking to the road for their ‘Coming Home’ tour. Singer Samuel Eriwata tells What’s Hot New Zealand what punters can expect, and talks ...

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4 Jul 2019

Q&A: Villainy

What's Hot New Zealand talks new music, opening for AC/DC and favourite tour food with Villainy lead singer Neill Fraser. What can we expect from your upcoming album Raised In The Dark? This ...

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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

Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only open range zoo. Orana specialises in providing amazing wildlife experiences – see New Zealand’s only gorillas, ...

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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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