Matariki (Pleiades star cluster)

14.06.2018

Matariki 2018 – the Maori New Year

Matariki signifies the Maori New Year and is the Maori name for a small cluster of stars known as the Pleiades that become visible during the winter months. Each year, events take place all across New Zealand to celebrate Matariki and this year, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is supporting the Matariki Festival Picton byRead more

Visa Wellington on a Plate takes over the city

07.07.2017

Visa Wellington on a Plate – a culinary delight

If you’re looking for something to do in August, might we suggest a little weekend jaunt down to Wellington (or longer if you can spare the time!). From the 11-27 August, the Visa Wellington on a Plate event will once again be taking over the city for two weeks. This winter extravaganza features over 100Read more

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

27.06.2017

Exploring the Wairarapa

The next time you’re down in Wellington and maybe looking to get out of the city for a day, look no further than the Wairarapa. This region has embraced wine and food in a big way and is a great place to head to sample some of New Zealand’s finest regional produce. From a gentleRead 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

Photo of the crowd at the 2016 Wellington Wine and Food Festival

06.03.2017

The Wellington Wine and Food Festival

A post shared by WGTN Wine & Food Festival (@wgtnwineandfood) on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:33pm PST The Wellington Wine and Food Festival is rolling into town this weekend and it promises to be a cracker! This festival is a celebration of the very best of local food, wine and craft beer all set inRead 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

Traditional dancing is a big part of the Diwali Festival as seen here last year

05.10.2016

Diwali Festival of Lights – Wellington

  Following hot on the heels of the Auckland Diwali Festival is the Diwali Festival of Lights in Wellington. Held at the TSB Bank Arena down on the Queens Wharf, India’s best loved festival will once again be returning to the capital in what promises to be another spectacular event. Kicking off at 1.30pm onRead 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

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