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The Rotorua Bike Festival is a great event to watch or take part in

07.02.2017

Rotorua Bike Festival – bring on the fun!

  The Rotorua Bike Festival is New Zealand’s biggest biking event and for 10 days, the whole city is taken over by biking enthusiasts from the hardcore downhillers to the long distance road bikers. This year’s event will take place from the 10-19 February and we can once again expect hundreds to descend on RotoruaRead more

Wine glasses on a tray at Marlborough Wine and Food Festival

02.02.2017

Marlborough Food and Wine Festival 2017

There’s no doubt about it. The Marlborough Food and Wine Festival is one of New Zealand’s biggest and best festivals and it is coming up in just over one week! This is the one that the wine connoisseurs and foodies mark in their diary as soon as the date is announced and with good reason.Read more

The iconic Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park

24.01.2017

Road tripping from Picton to Christchurch – the alternative route

If you are staying with us at the Picton Yacht Club Hotel before making your way south towards Christchurch and beyond, there are a few things you need to know following the powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake that hit the South Island and lower North Island in November. Since the earthquake hit, the road heading south downRead more

The raft race is a highlight of the Festival

12.01.2017

Picton Maritime Festival 2017

One of our favourite events on the Picton events calendar is the annual Picton Maritime Festival. This year the festival will be held on Saturday 21 January and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. This will be the 12th year the festival has been held down on Picton’s foreshore and the PictonRead more

You can see a wide range of performances at the Auckland International Buskers Festival

10.01.2017

Auckland International Buskers Festival 2017

Coming up at the end of January is the annual Auckland International Buskers Festival. This awesome four day event is a highlight of the annual Auckland events calendar and one that we recommend getting down to if you are in Auckland over the last weekend of the month from the 27-30 January. This year’s BuskersRead more

Image form the 2016 Latin Fiesta. Photo credit: Eventfinda

05.01.2017

Latin Fiesta Auckland – get down and dance!

If you love to dance then the Latin Fiesta in Auckland could be right up your street. Part of Auckland huge Summer in the Square series of activities, the Latin Fiesta is going to bring the very best of Latin America right here to the City of Sails. Grab your sombrero, shake your maracas andRead more

A pavlova is a traditional Kiwi Christmas dessert

07.12.2016

Celebrating Christmas in New Zealand

This post is more for our friends and visitors from the Northern Hemisphere and hopefully gives you some great tips for enjoying Christmas in New Zealand. If you hadn’t already gathered, Christmas down in the Southern Hemisphere is a bit different to the Christmas you are used to back home. For a start, none ofRead more

A wide range of action activities at Agroventures. Photo credit agroventures.co.nz

23.11.2016

Save money in Rotorua with CPG Hotels

If you’re planning a trip to Rotorua this summer and you are looking to squeeze in lots of activities whilst you are in town, it definitely pays to come and stay at one of our two Rotorua Hotels. Whether you choose to stay at the stunning Lake Rotorua Hotel, situated on the shores of theRead more

The Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park event is one of the biggest free events in the country

23.11.2016

Where to get your Christmas fix!

With Christmas just over one month away, it’s that time of year when towns and cities across the country start to get into the festive spirit with their Santa Parades, Christmas Markets and more. If you’re staying with us in one of our hotels in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Picton or Dunedin over the coming weeks,Read more

Don Mcglashan performs during the Coastella Music Festival at Southwards Car Museum, Wellington, New Zealand on March 26, 2016 (Photo by Daniel Panter | PictureThis Photo Agency | www.picturethisnz.com

16.11.2016

Coastella Music Festival returns to Wellington

Coastella Music Festival will return to Wellington Kapiti Coast in February after an unbelievable inaugural event in 2016. Held at the Southward Car Museum, Coastella is a music festival to span the generations. Whilst the theme for this year’s event is toe-tapping music from Ireland, the festival will showcase pretty much every generation of musicRead more

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