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Here at USAVE, we live and breath tourism and travel. We get feedback from our customers about their touring experiences, and we ourselves have travelled through New Zealand. Read through our blog and glean the latest from our collective wisdom. Let us know if there is a topic you would like us to write about.

New Zealand Fashion Week 2020

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Fashion Show Catwalk

Easily the most important event on New Zealand’s fashion calendar for the year, NZ Fashion Week 2020 is once again almost underway. Monday the 24 August marks the official start to action packed week, with trade buyers and media attending by invite only through to Thursday 27 August. From Friday the 28 August it’s the (read more)

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NZ Bike Expo Christchurch

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Cyclists On Track

Part of Christchurch’s month long ‘Biketober’ celebration of cycling the NZ Bike Expo is the ultimate go-to destination for all things bike related next October. The dedicated cycling event will showcase a wide range of bike products and services from retailers, suppliers, cycling organisations and bike tour operators all over New Zealand. Whether you are looking (read more)

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The 10 Best Places To Visit In New Zealand

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Aerial View Over Waitemata Harbour

Even though New Zealand is a relatively small country it has a lot to offer travelers and holiday makers from around the world. With so many great things to do figuring out where to go and what to see in NZ can be tricky so we asked around the staff at USAVE Car Rental and (read more)

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Matariki Festival 2020

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

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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Summer Activities Auckland 2020 – 2021

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Aerial View Over Waitemata Harbour

With beautiful sandy beaches, hot sunny days and water everywhere you turn, summertime in Auckland is simply the best time to get the most out of this amazing city. Explore the sights and sounds of New Zealand’s ‘city of sails’ and soak up some sun this summer in Auckland. Read on for our suggestions on (read more)

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Dunedin Midwinter Carnival 2020

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

St Paul's Cathedral Dunedin

Celebrate winter in all its glory by heading to Dunedin for their annual Midwinter Carnival this June 27th. 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 (read more)

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Top 5 Things To Do In Mount Maunganui

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Mount Maunganui, or “The Mount” as its locally known, is located on a peninsula at the North Eastern tip of Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Renowned for its picture perfect beaches and widely regarded as a coastal paradise, it is a well-known and very popular year-round holiday destination in New (read more)

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Auckland Lantern Festival 2021

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Chinese Lanterns

Be entertained and celebrate the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Pig at the Auckland Lantern Festival. Held annually, the festival serves as the grand finale to ongoing Chinese New Year celebrations and is a dazzling display of art, culture and delicious foods all rolled into one fantastic family friendly event. Regularly attracting upwards (read more)

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Chinese New Year Celebrations Auckland

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Dragon Dance Chinatown

People all across the world begin celebrations for the 2021 Chinese New Year (CNY) during late January early February every year. The Chinese New Year festivities in New Zealand set in motion the beginning of a series of events, activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family as well as holding cultural and historical significance. (read more)

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Road Trip Guide – Auckland To Rotorua

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Travelling New Zealand By Road

For anyone looking to spend some time enjoying a bit of the New Zealand countryside the unique rural and coastal scenery of the beautiful Bay of Plenty makes for the perfect road trip from Auckland. Travelling from Auckland to Rotorua by car is a great opportunity to get out of the city and experience a (read more)

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