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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...

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...

Autumn adventures in Auckland

Autumn adventures in Auckland April 21, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Piha Beach by Marie Szamborski It’s the end of the summer season here in Auckland. All the fair weather travellers have gone and the skiers have yet to arrive. That doesn’t mean there is nothing to do. In fact, the climate in Auckland is so mild that you can just about do most things throughout...

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...

Artisan Food and Goods at Auckland’s Weekend Markets

Artisan Food and Goods at Auckland’s Weekend Markets April 14, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
New Zealand has seen a local market boom in recent years. Many of these new markets showcase the wonderful artisan food scene we’ve got going on down here. Auckland is lucky to have a few markets within its generous boundaries, but there are actually two right here in the city that are easily...

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...

5 Things to Love About Auckland

5 Things to Love About Auckland March 22, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
This week, as your friendly Local Expert here at NileGuide, I am supporting Blog4NZ to remind people of just how awesome New Zealand is and why you should head on down here. Here are 5 things to love about Auckland to get you started. Volcanoes Auckland’s landscape is dotted with them, most...
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