Pixies – Christchurch 2010

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August 3, 20108:00 pmto10:00 pmPixies will be back in New Zealand again this August for one very special concert in Christchurch, where they will perform a collection of songs from their huge record. Created in Boston in 1986, Pixies had a huge influence on bands like Nirvana, Radiohead, Blur and Weezer. Since the closure in 1993 the band reunited in 2004 and since then they have become a huge hit with the crowds in the UK, Europe and...

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Dream of Red Chamber

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April 9, 2010 7:30 pmtoApril 10, 2010 12:00 amThe world famous Bejing Friendship Dance Company will be performing in New Zealand for the first time, fresh from Broadway. Now you can experience their stunning performance of the magical dream of the red chamber, a classic love story, spectacular costumes, stunning scenery and world class dancers make this lavish prodcution one you should not miss. All ages welcome. There will be 3...

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Top 11 things to do in Waikato

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Waikato has many exciting towns and attractions to explore. Annual events in the region include The National Agricultural Field days in June and the Hot-Air Balloon in April. Here is a list of the top 11 things to do in Waikato. Cambridge Cambridge is a Historic attractive tree lined town located in the heart of the Waikato Region in New Zealand’s North Island. The Waikato region stretches from the pacific oceans of the Tasman Sea and...

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Waingaro Hot Springs

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Waingaro Hot Springs is the all year round resort that has a wide range of activities and facilities on site for everyone. It is on the way to Raglan, and features New Zealand’s longest open hot water hydroslide and the kamkikaze high speed thrill ride.  It also features 3 hot-water pools, bumper boats, private spa pools, games room, TV lounge, recreational facilities, pool tables, laundry, trampolines, children’s play...

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Otorohanga

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To the north of Waitomo is Otorohanga, famous for its kiwi house and native bird park. Kiwi house is where kiwis are bred in captivity and has been around for a long time. This is a great opportunity to see a live Kiwi as you never get to see a kiwi in New Zealand because they live in the deep bush and only come out at night for four hours. The kiwi bird is unlike other birds, its tiny eyes cannot see that well at night so they feel,...

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Raglan – surfers paradise

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Raglan is situated west of Hamilton and is known as surfers’ paradise. It is Waikato’s only seaside resort. Formerly known as Whangaroa, Raglan is a coastal town with a number of beaches and harbour such as Te Kopua beach and Te Aro Aro Bay close to Raglan and popular for swimming. Raglan is a popular tourist spot in summer particularly for surfers and those that enjoy water sports. A popular beach in Raglan, world famous for its...

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Bridal Veil Falls on way to Raglan

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Bridal Veil Falls is a beautiful and impressive waterfall near Raglan, New Zealand. The falls are a 55m drop from top to bottom and are a 10 minute walk to the bottom through beautiful native bush. Standing at the top of the falls you get a wonderful view of landscape in the surrounding background. There are two good viewing platforms one at the top and one at the bottom of the falls. The rocks around the pool are mostly soft...

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Waikato University

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The university has a total of 25,000 students. Waikato University is one of New Zealand’s most modern and original universities, situated in the stunning river city of Hamilton in the Waikato region, on the North Island of New Zealand. Waikato University is young, vibrant growing university in a college town and in a country that is so beautiful, welcoming and safe. If English is not your first language then there are classes at...

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Hamilton Zoo

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Hamilton Zoo located about 7 minutes from Hamilton city, on Brymer Road is a wildlife conservation park home to more than 600 native New Zealand animals. Hamilton Zoo has stunning garden surroundings, paved pathways and boardwalks. Guided tours can be arranged and makes it the perfect place for a recreational visit. Hamilton Zoo is open every day from 9am to 5pm and the last entry to the zoo is 3.30pm each day.  The zoo is also...

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Hamilton Gardens

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On the way you can stop by Hamilton City and discover the magic world of Hamilton Gardens. Hamilton gardens is a must see and as soon as you step into the gardens you will be amazed at this extraordinary place and best of all its Free. Inside you will discover different themed gardens throughout the grounds such as The Chinese Scholars Garden, The English Flower Garden, Japanese Garden of Contemplation, The American Modernist Garden,...

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Matamata – home of Hobbiton

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Matamata is a rural town in Waikato. Matamata is also known as the home of Hobbiton, because this was one of the locations for filming the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Visit the town of Matamata where you can go on the popular Hobbiton Movie Set tour, Lord of the Rings. Buy your tickets and catch the tour from the Matamata Information Office right in the centre of town. This is a Must See for all Tolkien fans, and is en-route from...

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Cambridge – an historic attractive tree lined town

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Cambridge is a Historic attractive tree lined town located in the heart of the Waikato Region in New Zealand’s North Island. The Waikato region stretches from the pacific oceans of the Tasman Sea and is home to some of New Zealand’s most charming attractions and stunning scenery. Begin your journey of discovery in Cambridge at the information centre. Explore the impressive Waikato River that runs through the heart of Cambridge. The...

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Waikato museum

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See the regions unique history by visiting the Waikato museum of Art and History open daily from 10am – 4:30pm. The museum was established in 1987 and is one of Hamilton’s biggest and more extraordinary buildings.  The person who designed the museum was Ivan Mercep of JASMaD, Auckland, the same architect who designed Wellington’s museum, Te Papa. The museum has five levels and 12 galleries and overlooks the river on the corner of...

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Mission Bay Jazz and Blues StreetFest

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February 27, 20102:00 amVenue: Tamaki Dr, Mission Bay, Auckland Date: 27 February 2010 Time: 11.00pm Cost: Adults: $10.00. 5 years and under Free. Celebrating its 10th anniversary the outdoor Mission Bay Jazz and Blues Streetfestare back to entertain with over 20 bands and international acts performing at Mission Bay, one of Auckland’s most beautiful waterfront. Tamaki Drive will be closed off for this event and is expected to...

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Auckland – Whangarei 1 day self drive Itinerary

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Driving from Auckland to Whangarei takes just over 2 hours. On your travel to Whangarei you may want to stop by at the following places. Orewa Beach Orewa is a great place to stop and have a bite to eat before starting out on your journey again. It has 3km of fantastic sandy beach and playground area for the kids. Warkworth Located on the banks of the Mahurangi River, Warkworth is a lovely town where you can enjoy the surf beaches,...

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Snow Farm Ski Area

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Ski Resort Snow Farm is a 37km drive from Wanaka offering first-class cross-country skiing. With 55 km of groomed trails, Snow Farm has some of the top cross-country skiing principles in the Southern Hemisphere. There are trails and ski packages to suit all abilities and ages. Some of the facilities offered here include tubing, sledding and snowshoeing. Snow Farm has superb views and on field accommodation is provided in a very large...

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Treble Cone Ski Area

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Ski Resort Treble Cone is the biggest ski area in the South Island of New Zealand and is the winner of the Peoples Choice New Zealand Ski Area Service Award 2006. It has the highest vertical drop in South Island at 700 metres and stunning views across over Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring. Treble Cone continues to keep improving its facilities for instance, in 2008 there were major developments to improve trails in the Saddle Basin as well...

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Snow Park NZ

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Ski Resort Snow Park is situated in the beautiful Southern Alps of New Zealand. It is a freestyle paradise for snowboarders and skiers opened in 2002. The Park features include two superpipes, a quarterpipe, more than 40 rails, hits and jumps and more, Snow Park has something for everybody. There is a designated area for beginner’s skiers called ‘Half Pint Park’ designed to help riders development into the freestyle world...

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Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Ski Resort Cardrona Alpine Resort is situated between Wanaka and Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It offers a comfortable and friendly ski and snowboard resort with plenty of wide open spaces, avoiding congestion. The resort is suitable for all abilities and ages including families, freeriders, teenagers, kids and senior citizens. There is a designated area for beginners, wide open groomed slopes for intermediates,...

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The Remarkables Ski Area

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Ski Resort Situated on New Zealand’s South Island, the Remarkables Alpine Park is one of Queenstown’s impressive ski fields, a 45-minute drive from Queenstown. It is regarded as the best place to learn to ski for adults and children. Driving up to the Remarkables some may find the road a little daunting, however the good thing about it are the amazing views wherever you look. It has 3 terrain parks with enough hits and...

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