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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...

Auckland Royal Easter Show

Auckland Royal Easter Show April 20, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
When perusing brochures on New Zealand that are covered in images of volcanoes, beaches and bungy jumps, it is easy to forget that the country is largely an agricultural one. Kiwis are quite proud of this heritage and city dwellers often dream of the country life. What started as an agricultural show...

The Birdcage on the Move

The Birdcage on the Move April 12, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
An historic Auckland building, The Birdcage Hotel, is on the move again today.  A few months back, the entire building was put onto tracks and shifted 40 metres out of the way in order to work on the new tunnel which will run underground near Victoria Park. In an interesting feat of engineering the...

St. Patrick’s Day in Auckland

St. Patrick’s Day in Auckland March 15, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Come the 17th of March you may see a few lost Irish expats ambling round looking for something, anything to do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Sadly for them, St. Patrick’s is not a very big event here in New Zealand. There will be no parades and none of the rivers will be dyed green. Having...

Pasifika Festival 2011

Pasifika Festival 2011 March 9, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Did you know that Auckland has the biggest Polynesian population of any city in the world? About this time of year, it becomes very apparent as folks tidy up grass skirts, tie on colourful lava lavas, cook up some Pacific food and head over to the Pasifika Festival. The festival is one of the largest...

Art in Auckland: Headland Sculpture on the Gulf Waiheke Island

Art in Auckland: Headland Sculpture on the Gulf Waiheke Island January 26, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Green Car 666 by Roger Thompson 2011 Calories out, culture in. This weekend marks the start of the biennial Waiheke Island sculpture event where you can go for a coastal walk and see local artist’s creations along the way. Headland Sculpture on the Gulf runs from 9am- 6pm, 28 January until 20 February...

Music in the Parks: Jazz at the Rotunda

Music in the Parks: Jazz at the Rotunda January 14, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Every Sunday at 2pm from now until the end of March, there will be relaxing jazz music played at the rotunda in the Auckland Domain. These are free events and when the weather is good, it’s really nice to bring a picnic along and sit under the trees soaking up the atmosphere. The rotunda sits...