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Waitangi Treaty Grounds – The Complete Guide

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Aerial View

Recently declared the country’s first official ‘National Historic Landmark’ thanks to Heritage New Zealand, a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds are a simply must-do when visiting the Auckland, Bay of Islands or the Northland regions. Situated just north of Paihia, the Treaty Grounds are a very scenic 3 hours’ drive from Auckland and just (read more)

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New Zealand Fashion Week 2019

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Fashion Show Catwalk

Easily the most important event on New Zealand’s fashion calendar for the year, NZ Fashion Week 2019 is once again almost underway. Monday the 26 August marks the official start to action packed week, with trade buyers and media attending by invite only through to Thursday 29 August. From Friday the 30 August it’s the (read more)

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SkyCity Auckland And The Sky Tower

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Auckland Cityscape Sunrise

It’s hard to miss the prominent Sky Tower as it takes pride of place on the Auckland skyline, however this now iconic structure is only one part of the much larger SKYCITY Auckland entertainment complex. Under the SkyCity umbrella you will also find three world-class hotels, a fantastic dining precinct including 15 restaurants and 5 (read more)

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Road Trip Guide – Northland, New Zealand

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Paihia Wharf

Explore beautiful sub-tropical Northland at your leisure with affordable Auckland car rental from USAVE. Check our tips on some of the best places to visit in the region.

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Matariki Festival 2019

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

The Pleiades

It’s nearly time to celebrate Matariki here in New Zealand, traditionally a time to mark the beginning of the Māori New Year. Festivities are held all around the country, bringing people together to acknowledge new beginnings and also to reflect on the past. What Is Matariki? Matariki is the Maori name used to describe the (read more)

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10 Best Auckland Cafes 2019

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Barista Making Coffee

Looking for the best café in Auckland for your next coffee, snack, brunch or lunch fix? As a city with so many excellent cafes and eateries it can be tricky to know just where to go – take it from the locals and find your next favourite café with our break down of the 10 (read more)

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Dunedin Midwinter Carnival 2019

Friday, April 26th, 2019

St Paul's Cathedral Dunedin

Celebrate winter in all its glory by heading to Dunedin for their annual Midwinter Carnival this June. Kicking off at 5:30pm, carnival goers can enjoy food stalls, street performers, a children’s merry-go-round and a live band, and other exciting entertainment including a grande finale fireworks display. The highlight of the evening, the Carnival Procession starts (read more)

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Top 20 Free Or Cheap Things To Do In Auckland

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

Maxed out the budget and need to find some free or cheap things to do in Auckland? Look no further – we have sorted through the best of the best and found 20 great free activities, attractions and places to go in Auckland. 1. Visit One Tree Hill And Cornwall Park Neighbouring parks that when (read more)

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10 Of The Best Mountain Biking Regions In New Zealand

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Lake Wanaka Cyclist

Given the stunning landscape of New Zealand it’s not surprising that New Zealand has many great mountain biking tracks all across the country, each with their own challenges and terrain levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Want to know where the best tracks and trails in NZ are? Decide where to ride with our helpful (read more)

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The 10 Best Hotels Near Auckland Airport

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Auckland City, NZ

Need quick and easy accommodation near Auckland’s International Airport in NZ? Read on for local insight into the best hotels near the Auckland Airport. Find out who offers free airport shuttle services, what are the cheapest hotels, which hotels are the closest and where to find a little touch of luxury. 1. Novotel Auckland Airport (read more)

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