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Articles by Marie Szamborski

Where to Rent Skiing Gear in Auckland

Where to Rent Skiing Gear in Auckland May 28, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
With freshly powdered volcanoes only a few hours’ drive away, some people prefer to organise their ski and snowboard rental here in Auckland before setting off. To maximise your time on the slopes, this is a great idea. But, where to go? Presumably you will be hiring a car to get down to Tongariro....

How to see a Kiwi in New Zealand

How to see a Kiwi in New Zealand May 25, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Something that many travellers to New Zealand want to see is a kiwi bird. The fact is that these little guys are shy, nocturnal and endangered. But it’s not just difficult for visitors to catch a glimpse of kiwis, many local people have never even seen one and, rarer still is the New Zealander...

Friday Photo: Jump Menu

Friday Photo: Jump Menu May 20, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
  Yeah, you won’t get me to tie a bit of string to my ankles and jump off a bridge but, hey, I’m sure some of you visitors to New Zealand would like to know what your options are. This photo was taken in Taupo, about a four hour drive from Auckland and a good place to go for the weekend....

New Zealand Organic Expo 2011

New Zealand Organic Expo 2011 May 19, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Have you heard the phrase, “Clean, Green New Zealand”? That’s how we like to think of ourselves down here in Aoteroa (New Zealand) and many people are trying to make changes in their own living situations to contribute towards the further ‘greening’ of New Zealand. Some...

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival 2011

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival 2011 May 11, 2011 | Events | Read More
It’s that time of year again when the writers and readers of Auckland readjust their eyes from short sighted to long and get themselves out to various venues to hear people apeak about the written word. For four days, there are talks, poetry readings, workshops, book sales, book signings and general...

Dr. Seuss Exhibition at Lonely Dog Gallery

Dr. Seuss Exhibition at Lonely Dog Gallery May 11, 2011 | Events | Read More
As a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sneetches (star-bellied or otherwise), the Lonely Dog Gallery near the Britomart Transport Centre is having an exhibition of Dr. Seuss artwork and taxidermy. It runs from the 19-29th of May and is sure to please those of us who grew up with the quirky...

Stand Up for Kids: Comedy for children

Stand Up for Kids: Comedy for children May 6, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
The by line for this event is “Big Laughs for Little Monsters” and, if you’ve got one or two with you, it might just provide the comic relief you need after a day traipsing round Auckland. Put your feet up for an hour and know that the laughs are all family friendly in this show. Stand...

Not to miss things about Auckland

Not to miss things about Auckland May 5, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
  Dear Visitor to Auckland, It’s your friendly Auckland Local Expert here. I’ve written quite a bit about things to do in Auckland over the past year and I wanted to make sure that you haven’t missed anything good. Like if you are planning on visiting Auckland and you’ve...

Friday Photo: Chocolate fish

Friday Photo: Chocolate fish April 29, 2011 | Food | Read More
“You win a chocolate fish!” Heaps of Kiwi kids have grown up with this prize and even more of them have ventured into the local dairy (cornershop) to buy one…or many. It’s essentially marshmallow, white or pink, covered in milk chocolate in the shape of a fish. They are great...

The Low-down on New Zealand Internet

The Low-down on New Zealand Internet April 27, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
I had a press release in my inbox this morning announcing that The Langham Hotel, one of the nicest hotels in Auckland, has now upgraded their Wi-fi and is available throughout the conference areas. As a celebration, they are offering free Wi-fi with all booking up to the 31st of August 2011. Janine...
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