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Anzac Day Poppy - Lest We Forget

20.04.2017

Anzac Day events in New Zealand

Next Tuesday will signify the 101st Anzac Day as the country joins together to honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. The 25th April is a day when the whole country remembers those who have fought so bravely for their country – New Zealand sentRead more

A fairground ride at the Royal Easter Show in Auckland

04.04.2017

Things to do around New Zealand at Easter

With Easter fast approaching the schools due to break up for holidays in the next few days, it’s time to get planning some activities to keep them (and you!) entertained over the Easter break. Easter is a great time of year to get away and explore a new destination. Whilst we may be heading intoRead more

Wellington has some great mountain bilking trails

22.03.2017

Wellington – the great outdoors

This month is activity month at CPG Hotels and Wellington is an awesome place to get stuck into lots of exciting outdoor activities. From horse trekking to mountain biking to surfing, Wellington has it all. With summer almost over (*cries a little*) now is the time to make the most of the warm autumn daysRead more

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Competitors start in the board event during the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games at Manly Beach on October 10, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

21.03.2017

The World Masters Games comes to Auckland

Excitement is starting to build in and around Auckland for the World Masters Games which will be held in Auckland next month. For those who may not know, the World Masters Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event with over 25,000 participants from over 100 countries worldwide flocking to Auckland for the chance to takeRead more

17.03.2017

Taieri Gorge Railway – a classic Kiwi railway journey

New Zealand is known for a lot of amazing things but its railways are not usually up there on the list. We don’t have a prolific railway network here in New Zealand however the ones we do have are pretty amazing.  There are three major routes that most people have heard of: the Northern ExplorerRead more

Wairakei Golf Club + Sanctuary

16.03.2017

Top 5 golf courses in Rotorua and around

In our series looking at some of the best places to play golf if you are staying at one of our seven hotels around New Zealand, we move to Rotorua. Rotorua is not as well known for its golf courses as it is for the geothermal attractions and adventures activities in the city but whoRead more

Paraparamu Golf Club, Wellington

15.03.2017

Top 5 Golf Courses in Wellington

Following on from our recent post looking at the top 5 golf courses in Auckland we move on to Wellington and take a look at some of the best golf courses to play down in the lower North Island. Golfing breaks are extremely popular in New Zealand whether you are a local or an internationalRead more

Gulf Harbour Country Club

13.03.2017

Top 5 Golf Courses in Auckland

New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to play golf. With the second highest number of golf courses per capita in the world behind only Scotland, there is no shortage of options when it comes to playing golf, especially in Auckland. If you are staying at one of our two AucklandRead more

Mountain Bikers heading down the MTB Gravity Park from the Skyline Gondola, Rotorua

10.03.2017

Skyline Rotorua – a proper family day out!

If you are looking for a proper family day out, there are few better places in New Zealand than Skyline Rotorua. Whilst Rotorua is jam-packed with geo-thermal attractions, these can sometimes get a bit tedious for the younger family members (and a bit smelly) so if you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, thenRead more

Image of the crowd at Pasifika Festival in Auckland. Image credit: Auckland NZ

07.03.2017

Pasifika Festival – Auckland

One of the hottest events on Auckland’s Summer Calendar is the annual Pasifika Festival. This year promises to be even bigger and better than ever as Pasifika celebrates its 25th birthday. This FREE event is held every year in Western Springs Park and attracts huge crowds to watch over 220 performances. This year organisers areRead more

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