Monthly Archives: May 2011

The 6th INTERNeX New Zealand PuB Night is coming!!!

Hey all!


We decided to do our Pubnight on Thursday. And there is one big reason to join, because we will annouce the winner of our “Picture of the week” competition and hand over the prize. So if you haven’t sent a picture yet, you have two more days left to do it!


This time we will go back to the roots and start our Pubnight again at the lovely Rakinos at 6:00 pm. Hope to welcome the new arrivals and of course all other members of the INTERNeX family. And certainly you are mostly welcome to bring your friends.


Join us at the Pubnight and find out if you are the lucky winner of our competition!


See ya on Thursday!


When?:     Thursday 02. June, 6 pm

Where?:    Rakinos Pub Level 1,35 High Street



Caroline & Paul



Picture of the week

Picture of the week!


Thanks and goodbye to Carolin…

Our picture of this week is from and with Carolin – a participant of the INTERNeX Hospitality program – who left the country on Monday. The picture is made at the Rotorua Lake and shows Carolin, how she says goodbye to a great time in New Zealand.

We would like to thank her for participating in the program and being a good friend to many people her. We are looking forward to meet her again some day. Have a good time in Fiji and Los Angeles Carolin!

So guys, for sure Carolin can’t go to the Rugbygame because she isn’t in New Zealand anymore. Sad for her but another chance for you to get the tickets for the Rugby game next Saturday.

So look through your pictures and send us you favorite for the next “Picture of the week” until Thursday, 2nd of June and luckily you can enjoy a real Kiwi-Saturday evening.


Caroline & Paul

PR-Team INTERNeX New Zealand

Picture of the week

Hey guys,

I would like to to introduce our new category “Picture of the week” to you. The topic this week is “You and your workexperience” in New Zealand. So take a picture of you while you are working and send it to and you can win tickets for the next Rugby game as Philipp did last week.

Last day for enter the competition is Friday, 27th of May.

So maybe you are the next one sitting in the stadium!


Caroline & Paul

PR-Team INTERNeX New Zealand

Caro & Caro in Napier!

Hey guys…hope you had an awesome weekend. I have!

I spent the weekend with my friend Carolin from the INTERNeX hospitality program at Napier – a wonderful little Art Deco city! If you like architecture and wine you should definitely visit the Napier Region. You need to know that three years ago Caro had spent four month in Napier as an exchange student.

Arriving after a long bus ride at Napier we were picked up by Caro’s former guest parents, who offered us kindly to stay the weekend at their house.

First I was a bit skeptical but in the end there was no reason for it, because Ita and Peter (the guest parents) are the best thing that can happen to you, if you´re an exchange student. Friendly, easy-going, helpful and taking care about you in a really enjoyable way.

We had a nice long chat with Ita, who seems to never stop talking. She told us about all her memories with Carolin and all the other students, she had. We also talked about the upcoming wedding of her youngest son and the “outfit-problem” of Ita.

After a short stopover at Carolin’s old school we indulged in a delicious coffee from the award-winning café Cappadonna. Later I went on to the National Aquarium of New Zealand, where I met my first Kiwi and Tuatara, as well. It was really impressive to see these shy birds.

We used the late afternoon for a little bit shopping and spent hours in a shoe shop! Thanks to Peter we had the chance to try the Napier nightlife. He dropped us off at a nice place at the harbour with several bars, but in the beginning it was really empty. It started to get crowded when a lot of marines entered the “Thirsty whale”. In the beginning of the evening we couldn’t imagine that the night would last until2 am!

After a short visit at the market, on Saturday we made our way to the booked wine tour while still fighting with the effects of last night! The wine tasting was really good and professional but we were a little bit disappointed about the small chocolate pieces we got to taste at the chocolate factory and the small cheese board in the end.

However the vineyards were so beautiful and it was no problem to drink the wine…;-)  even if we still had a hangover. And cause we are always hungry we went on to “Brakers”, where Caro introduced me to the delicious Nachos with beef, been and baked with cheese.

Exhausted but happy we had a little walk back to our lovely guest parents and spent the evening with good talks and a lot of laughing.

So it became really hard to say goodbye on Sunday morning to these wonderful people who had been so great to us. But Ita offered me to come back any time and I really would like to see her again!

So guys if you have the chance, go to Napier – one of the places with a best weather guarantee in New Zealand.

Cheers, Caroline

Blues vs Stormers

Thanks to the Blues who are sponsoring our “Picture of the Week” competition, Philipp and I went to see the Blues vs Stormers.

Unfortunately the Blues lost the game in the last minute but we had a nice entertaining evening.

Together with a group of ten friends we went to see our first professional rugby game!

If you are keen on winning Tickets for the next home game of the Blues send us your picture of the week and maybe you will be the next lucky winner!

Have a great week!




Picture of the week!

Today we will launch our new weekly blog post:  the picture of the week!

Philipp, one of our INTERNeX participants, has sent us this awesome picture from on of our  PuB Nights, where we met this group of lady officers!

As you can see we luckily didn’t get arrested but instead were able to take a picture with them 🙂


Philipp is the lucky winner of this weeks picture competition and INTERNeX is giving Philipp two free tickets to watch the rugby game Blues vs Stormers tonight at Eden Park, sponsored by the Blues

Do you also want to have the chance to win two free tickets for the next home game of the Blues?

Just send a picture of your work experience in New Zealand to with a short description, and maybe your picture will be the winner of the next picture of the week!


Your PR team

What to do on the weekend?

Hey Guys & Girls

Still don’t know what to do on a weekend in Auckland but you are keen to get out of your room?

If that is the  case we have a cool suggestion for you:

Tonight the Auckland Blues, the famous rugby team will play the Stormers. This will be a pretty cool game to watch because it’s the 2nd against the 3rd of the league. Checkout for some last minute tickets. If you are lucky you will get cheap as tickets for only 15 bucks.

What: Auckland Blues vs Stormers

When: Today, 7.35 pm.

Where: Eden Park, Auckland

Some of us will go there tonight so if you want to go in a group just give me a call 0220649084. I hope you will have a great weekend and maybe see you later at the game!



PR-Team INTERNeX New Zealand


Phone: 0220649084

PuB NiGHT 5.0 – Review

Last night we started our night at The Bluestone Room, which was very crowded at that time and we decided to continue our evening at the Rakinos where we met more friends and INTERNeX – members!

After a snack and a couple of drinks we picked up some friends in the Globe bar and finally ended up in the Provedour, down at the harbour.


Thank you all for coming and having a great night out together!

Enjoy the rest of the week and see you at our next PuB NiGHT


Your PR-Team


INTERNeX at Blue Duck Station

Hi all,

As we promised before we will tell you about the weekend trip to the Blue Duck Station, which we won at the Stray-Mazing Race two weeks ago.

Enjoy reading our summary ☺


Friday afternoon we started the trip with some guys from different companies of the Auckland travel industry and 3 Stray-operators. We started the trip with a 5-hour-drive to National Park, where we slept the first night at the cosy Pukenui Lodge.

After arriving and checking out our rooms, we had a couple of drinks, while chatting with the all participants of the trip in the lodge bar which looked like ski hut. Our INTERNeX-Crew finished the evening by getting a kiwi charade lesson by Chris.

What a start into the weekend.


Next morning we enjoyed a nice breakfast buffet at the lodge before it was time to continue our travel.

After a short photo session of all trip members in front of a massive wood kiwi figure we went on to the Blue Dock Lodge – which seems to be in the middle of nowhere!

As we arrived at the final destination the owner of the farm Dan Steele warmly welcomed us. At the Blue Duck Cafe we got an introduction about the farm, how Dan is implementing his conservation program for the area and his future tourism plans.

In the sunny afternoon we started the full adventure, with doing some axe throwing, jet boating and hunting with our local guide Dan, who told us some really interesting stories about the land and showed us the historic places of the Whanganui River.

Despite not being successful in shooting wild goats we enjoyed a delicious dinner in the Lodge’s Café. Suddenly the doors of the Café opened and to all our surprise one of Dan’s staff members entered the room riding a horse.

In the evening we relaxed at the big fireplace in front of our lodge. While it was raining we talked, drank and played some funny games…feeling really comfortable sitting dry on some sheltered benches in front of the bonfire.


After the nice bonfire party we had to get up pretty early in order to enjoy a long and exciting day on the farm.

The Irish kitchen crew prepared a perfect Sunday morning breakfast for all of us including scrambled eggs, sausages, toast and ham. Now we were ready to get out in the wild again. Our program for the day was horse riding, a farm drive in the awesome 4WD Polaris and kayaking on the Whanganui river.

What we didn’t know when we started our farm tour was that Dan planned to go for a quick goat hunt again. Obviously all of us agreed on postponing the kayaking and search for some tasty looking goats. While driving through the farm and spotting for goats Dan told us more interesting historical stories about his land and suddenly we stopped because one of us saw two goats standing on a hill. Unfortunately they rushed into some bushes before we had the chance to get a clear shot. However after a further 5-minute drive our hunt became successful and we ended the hunt with having a goat in the back of the Polaris.

Now we continued our tour by walking through the bush down to the Whanganui river where we jumped on some kayaks and paddled through an absolutely stunning scenery.

As we were too many people to do the Sunday activities in one group, we were split up in two groups and it was now time to change activities. That means that we left the kayaking station and made our way to the horses, which were waiting for bringing us back home.

The heavy rain couldn’t stop us from enjoying the 1 ½ hour ride on our horses through the farm land. For some of us it was the first time in their life to ride a horse, which made this day an unforgettable experience for them.

We arrived back at the Blue Duck Café completely cold and wet but nobody could take the smile off our faces. After a coffee and some time go defrost in the warm and cosy café it was time for us to leave the farm and get back toAuckland.

All in all we had a wonderful weekend full of surprises and cool activities. We definitely recommend you guys to go to the Blue Duck Station yourself and experience an amazing farm weekend.


For more pictures of the weekend check out:

Our thanks for the weekend go to Dan and his Blue Duck Crew and of course Stray and their entertaining and funny drivers who organised the weekend for us.


Chris, Caroline & Paul

Tonight – New Zealand PuB NiGHT 5.0

Hey All,

Its time for our INTERNeX PuB NiGHT again. Today we will start  our evening at The Bluestone Room.

Never heard of this Pub? The Bluestone Room is a Pub in the oldest building of Auckland with a wide offer of beer in a relaxing atmosphere.

If you are up to something new then be in time and we can join the quiz night! Otherwise we will just have some nice chats about the last two weeks, while enjoying a couple of drinks.

We are really looking forward to have another wonderful and funny night.

So hope to see you all at the The Bluestone Room and as usual you are mostly welcome to bring your friends.

If you have any questions, contact us via mail or facebook.

Hope to see you on Wednesday!

When?:     Wednesday 18. May, 6 pm

Where?:    The Bluestone Room,9 – 11 Durham Lane



Caroline & Paul