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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

Local food and wine are the order of the day at Toast Martinborough

04.11.2016

Toast Martinborough – celebrating 25 years

One of New Zealand’s most popular wine, food and music festivals will be celebrating its 25th birthday this year so there is no better time to book your trip to Wellington for the annual Toast Martinborough festival. Join thousands of other people in celebrating the 25th anniversary of this iconic wine, food and music festival.Read more

Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival 2016

02.11.2016

Dunedin Craft Beer Festival

You know summer is on the way when the beer and wine festivals start coming around and at the beginning of November, Dunedin will play host to the third annual Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday 12Read more

Runners crossing the Harbour Bridge running the Auckland Marathon

11.10.2016

The ASB Auckland Marathon

One event on the calendar that many people look forward to is the annual ASB Auckland Marathon. For those who live in Auckland, we are reminded about the event all year round with countless runners sporting their official Auckland Marathon t-shirt whilst they run past us on the street but we definitely get what allRead more

Okere Falls Beerfest Horn Band

09.10.2016

Okere Falls Beer Festival

‘What’s that you say, a beer festival? Don’t mind if I do!’ We love that summer is just around the corner as that means one thing – the start or beer and wine festival season! There is nothing quite a like a proper New Zealand beer or wine festival and the Okere Falls Beer FestivalRead more

A wine tasting tour with Hop 'n' Grape Tours is a great way to explore the Marlborough region

07.10.2016

Marlborough Anniversary Weekend – Things to do

At the end of the month Marlborough will finally get their long awaited turn for a long anniversary weekend.  It seems a long time ago that Wellingtonians just across the Cook Strait got their long weekend anniversary celebration way back at the end of January, but let’s hope it’s worth the wait with warmer weatherRead more

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