Depot Eatery in Auckland is owned and run by celebrity chef Al Brown

26.08.2016

Top 5 places to eat out in Auckland

Following on from our series of posts about the best places to eat out in the various cities where you will find a CPG Hotel, this week we look at the top five places to eat out in Auckland. The city is arguably the best places in New Zealand when it comes to eating outRead more

The All Blacks and Wallabies will once again do battle for the Bledisloe Cup

20.08.2016

The Bledisloe Cup comes to Wellington

The Bledisloe Cup is coming back to Wellington for the first time since 2013 and it promises to be a thrilling game in this year’s three test series. New Zealand have completely dominated Australia, and have won the past 13 series, a run they will be looking to carry on this year. Overall, New ZealandRead more

The World of WearableArt Logo

18.08.2016

The World of WearableArt® Awards Show

The World of WearableArt®, known as WOW®, is a renowned international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world. Finalists compete for over $165,000 in prize money plus internships with leading creative companies such as Weta Workshop. Every year the event is held in Wellington and this year the Awards ShowRead more

Chow in Wellington is a staff favourite place to eat out in the city

16.08.2016

Top 5 places to eat out in Wellington

We know how tricky it can be to pick a great place to eat out when you arrive in a city for the first time, or even if you have been a couple of times already and can’t remember all the good places to grab a bite to eat. We decided to ask all ourRead more

Stratosfare Restaurant in Rotorua

16.08.2016

Top 5 places to eat out in Rotorua

We know that when people come to stay in Rotorua they love to eat out – there are so many great places in the city to grab a bite to eat that it can be difficult to know where to go. That’s why we asked all our staff at the Lake Rotorua Hotel and FourRead more

The stunning Redwood Forest - a great place to walk in Rotorua

15.08.2016

Top 5 Walks in Rotorua

Rotorua is an absolute hotbed of activities from the high adventures of mountain biking and zorbing to the ultimate relaxation in the thermal waters in places like the Polynesian Spa. If you are looking for something that falls somewhere in between the two, then there are plenty of walking tracks in the area that willRead more

The Lakeland Queen - the largest paddle boat on Lake Rotorua

12.08.2016

Lakeland Queen Cruises – see Rotorua in style

With so many things to see and do in Rotorua, your senses can sometime be a little overwhelmed with the various options for things to do. If you’re looking for something a bit more sedate away from the action of the luge and the mountain biking then we have the perfect thing for you. TheRead more

Cape Palliser Lighthouse Photo credit: wairarapanz.com

11.08.2016

Cape Palliser – a stunning drive

We often get asked for recommendations for places to head out for a day trip when people come to visit us at the Willis Wellington. After exploring the vibrant city, people want to get out and explore the local area and one of the top tips we give people is to take the coastal roadRead more

A bike tour is a great way to explore the vineyards of Marlborough

09.08.2016

Marlborough Wine Tasting – the perfect weekend away

If you are looking for an exciting weekend away and you love your wine, then a trip to Picton should be on your list of things to do this year. Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, Picton is a great place to base yourself for a number of trips and one ofRead more

The Silver Ferns take on England in their opening match of the International Netball Quad Series

05.08.2016

The International Netball Quad Series comes to Auckland

International netball at its best is coming to Auckland this month in what promises to be a fascinating International Quad Series involving New Zealand’s Silver Ferns, Australia’s Diamonds, the Spar Proteas from South Africa and the England Roses. Double header at the Vector Arena The tournament kicks off with a double header at Auckland’s VectorRead more

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