Monthly Archives: February 2013

INTERNeX New Zealand: Upcoming events

Here are a a few cool events coming up in March:

The 2013 Easter Show

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The 2013 Easter show is set to be bigger and better than ever with a A&P Show (Farm animals), market place, art show, new rides including a huge Ghost Train and giant Euro slide, “Hollywood Horrors” (live performers, special effects), fireworks, concerts by Dane Rumble and Titanium, and a Circus.

The Easter Show is held 8kms from Auckland CBD at the ASB Showgrounds.

Getting Tickets:

Tickets are available for purchase online now, with no booking fees, no delivery charges and free parking.

Here’s the link for purchasing tickets:

The New Zealand Beer Festival

On Saturday 23rd of March The New Zealand Beer Festival will be held in The Cloud, Auckland, from 12.30pm-9pm.

Tickets are $29 for Earlybird, $39 General Admission, $49 Door Sales. If you buy online now there are no booking fees.

Dress up and be in to win 🙂

More posts with info about the Easter break will be up soon

INTERNeX New Zealand: Picture of the Week

This week’s picture of the week is of the Auckland Lantern Festival Fireworks, which were let off the Sky Tower on Sunday night. The Lantern Festival was a beautiful display of lanterns brought to NZ from China especially for the occasion. There were traditional Chinese food stalls, music and entertainment as well as the fireworks on the last night. This year is the year of the snake, which is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. The Chinese Zodiac consists of 12 Animal Signs, the Snake being the 6th. It is thought to be the intuitive, introspective, refined, enigmatic and collected sign of the Chinese Zodiac.

INTERNeX New Zealand: World Of Wearable Art at the Auckland Museum

There us a free exhibition on at the Auckland Museum from 22nd February 2013- 24th March 2013 featuring 30 elaborate and original costumes from the WOW (World of Wearable Art) show in Wellington. WOW has created audio visual presentations so visitors can view the large scale montage of WOW show footage.

A bit about WOW (the inspiration for this exhibition) :

Wearable Art is a fusion of art and fashion, garments are created as works of Art and are often made from a variety of different and unusual materials (for example, wood!) WOW is a two hour show which is held annually in September in Wellington. The first show was held in 1987 and has since grown to be recognized internationally. It is a spectacular, unforgettable show and an experience that is indescribable. Tickets are available for purchase from the world of wearable art website.




INTERNeX New Zealand: Auckland Lantern Festival

This weekend the 14th annual lantern festival will be held in Albert Park in Auckland City, celebrating the new year of the snake. There will be dozens of Asian food stalls, space for picnics on the grass and, of course, hundreds of beautiful Chinese lanterns.

Entertainment from the Omnipotent Youth Society rock band from Beijing, acrobats from Shanghai and a classical music group from Chengdu.

This event is running from the 22nd to the 24th (Friday, Saturday and Sunday night)

INTERNeX New Zealand: Silo Night Cinema and Markets

Silo Park, located in Wynyard Quarter, is home to the Silo Cinema and Night Market. Tonight is the special Valentine’s Day edition screening of “The Princess Bride”. As well as the movie there are night markets with street food stalls, clothing and craft maker stalls. The markets start from 5pm and the film at 9pm. Head down to Wynyard Quarter tonight with a blanket/something to sit on 🙂

INTERNeX New Zealand: North Head and Devonport

Keeping in theme with our last post about the Devonport Food and Wine festival, I thought I would write  a little bit about Devonport and North Head as it is definitely one of the top things to do in Auckland.

North Head, located in Devonport, offers beautiful views of the Hauriki Gulf, Rangitoto, Auckland CBD, Devonport and the surrounding areas.

North head has been an important lookout and defense site for early Maori inhabitants and later for European settlers. It is home to a network of tunnels, guns and other structures, offering insight to the military history of North Head.

Things to do at North Head include cycling, dog walking, exploring the historical remnants, swimming at Cheltenham Beach and plenty of photo opportunities.

Devonport area: Devonport is a beautiful seaside village with a great selection of cafes and restaurants, history and heritage, shopping and scenery.

Getting there: You can get to Devonport/North Head by car or ferry. Fullers operate a ferry service departing from the ferry terminal at 99 Quay Street, Auckland CBD for $11 return. This service departs regularly (approximately every half an hour) and takes around 10 minutes.


INTERNeX New Zealand: Devonport Food and Wine Festival

This weekend the Devonport Food and Wine Festival will be held in Devonport from 11.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday 16th and 11.00am-6.00pm on Sunday 17th. There will be a huge selection of great kiwi food and wine as well as plenty of NZ musicians including Annabel Fay, Jamie McDell, Avalanche City and The Baxters.

Tickets are on sale now and can be pre-purchased through iTicket ( for $32 (Saturday) and $30 (Sunday).

Make sure to get your tickets ASAP 🙂

INTERNeX New Zealand: Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week:

This week’s picture of the week is of Long Beach in Russell. Russell was the first capital of New Zealand and one of the first places where Europeans settled. This town has a rich history and is a great place to visit for tourists and New Zealanders alike. Passenger Ferries operate continuously from Paihia (See last week’s Picture of the Week) to Russell. Russell is a popular holiday town, with a variety of restaurants, accommodation, shops and bars as well as a beautiful beach.

INTERNeX New Zealand: Stray Promo

Our friends at Stray have just launched the “Want More” Promo, offering 35% off the Everywhere, Moe and Short Max passes and up to 25% off any pass over $499. If you book through us here at INTERNeX we can get you an additional 5% off, how can you say no to that? 😉

Want More

INTERNeX New Zealand: Cheap flights to Wellington, the “coolest little capital in the world”.

Wellington is the Capital City of New Zealand and was given the title “Coolest Little Capital in the world” and the 4th top city in the world to visit in 2011 by Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2011.

There’s plenty to do in Wellington, including; Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand, the Wellington Cable Car and botanic gardens, plenty of restaurants and bars, Oriental Bay, the Wellington Waterfront and Wellington Zoo.

Air New Zealand is offering cheap flights to Wellington for only $29 each way, departing from both main centres every night at 10pm Sunday-Friday, on Saturdays at 9pm from Auckland and 10.30pm from Wellington. For more information, visit the site

This is a great opportunity to spend the weekend in Wellington, there’s also some really cool Backpacker hostels; YHA, The Cambridge, Nomads and Base.

View on the flight to Wellington