Posts Tagged ‘ auckland ’

Sky Tower, Auckland

12 Fun Things To Do In Auckland

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and arguably most vibrant city; a whole region full of all the shopping, restaurants, beaches, arts, culture, and harbour adventures you could ever wish for and all within easy driving… (read more)

Lions Tour 2017: Auckland & Whangarei

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

In June and July this year we see the return of the British & Irish Lions Tour. The Lions are a composite team of players selected from professional English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh teams, and… (read more)

World Masters Games Comes to Auckland

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The World Masters Games is one of New Zealand’s biggest sporting/tourism events of 2017 and the largest multi-sport event in the world, yet many Kiwi’s still draw a blank if you mention it. Our neophyte’s… (read more)

New Zealand by Cruise Ship: A Guide

Monday, January 9th, 2017

  Summer is here, and the cruise ship season, predicted to be New Zealand’s biggest ever, has begun. Between November 1st and April 30th 33 ships (up from 28 ships last summer) will make as many… (read more)

Jean Batten, Garbo of the Skies

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

High above the arrivals hall in Auckland’s international airport is a plane. It looks tiny in the cavernous, reverberating terminal – merely a decorative prop. But this is the plane that flew from England to… (read more)

Auckland Heritage – Queen Street’s Oldest Building

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Whilst looking for something else I found this photo.    It was taken in 1922, in Lower Queen St, Auckland. Among other things, it’s a snapshot of technology in transition: jaywalking pedestrians, electric trams, cars,… (read more)

Hub of Wonder – Auckland’s Western Springs

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Auckland is New Zealand’s busiest city. Home to one-third of the country’s population, demand for housing is constant and real estate prices climb faster than incomes.  It’s something of a miracle then that we have… (read more)

Labour Weekend Lineup

Friday, October 16th, 2015

It’s been a long, grueling winter. With no national public holidays since Queen’s Birthday, we Kiwi’s have had an almost five month haul since the last long weekend. Not to worry, Labour Weekend finally beckons,… (read more)

Diwali Down Under

Monday, October 12th, 2015

“Spice Up Your Life”, urge colourful posters for Diwali, the Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil.  The exact significance of the festival varies in different parts of India,… (read more)

Bikes, Brogues & Britches – The Sunday Best Ride

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

   The pastime of cycling has fallen into disrepute.  Once a source of freedom and fun for whole families, it is now the pursuit of but a few smug, lycra-clad cretins who thrive on lurid… (read more)


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