Monthly Archives: May 2014

INTERNeX New Zealand: Queens Birthday Weekend (31st May – 2nd June)

This coming weekend (31st May – 2nd June) is a long weekend here in New Zealand in celebration of Queens birthday. This means that Monday is a public holiday 🙂

There’s plenty going on down at Queens Wharf in Auckland City (99 Quay Street, Auckland) over the weekend. From 10am-4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday this weekend there will be attractions, market stalls, tea parties, vintage and new car displays, and history of our British and Irish counterparts.

The programme for the weekend can be found below. Definitely worth checking out, and remember admission is FREE 🙂

Saturday 31st May
10:30: City of Sails Pipe Band
11:00: Northland and Auckland Scottish Country Dancers
11:30: Clan Celtica Pipe Band | Traditional marionette puppet performance
12:30: Northland and Auckland Scottish Country Dancers
1:00: Clan Celtica Pipe Band | Traditional marionette puppet performance
1:30: City of Auckland Morris Dancers
2:00: Meadowbank School Maypole Dancers
2:30: Daily film: Wily Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Sunday 1st June
11:00: Signals Pipe Band & Highland Dancers
11:30: City of Auckland Morris Dancers | Traditional marionette puppet performance
12:00: Twisty Willow – Irish and Scottish folk music
1:00: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – all welcome
2:00: Traditional marionette puppet performance
2:30: Daily film: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Monday 2nd June
10:30: Twisty Willow – Irish and Scottish folk music
11:30: Pukekohe Pipe Band | Traditional marionette puppet performance
Papakura Pipe Band and Highland Dancers (15 minute slots)
12:00: Auckland and District Pipe Band
Clan Celtica Pipe Band
12:30: Massed pipe band
1:00: Maritime Crew – sea shanties
2:00: City of Auckland Morris Dancers
2:30: Daily Film: Wallace and Grommet: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

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INTERNeX New Zealand: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the year

Auckland Museum is currently exhibiting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This exhibition – which is on loan from the Natural History Museum in London- features close up encounters with the natural world.

There are backlit images of animals, landscapes and nature on display, with captions and fascinating back-stories.

Definitely worth a visit! These photos are on display from 25th April until the 3rd of August 2014.

Tickets are free with museum entry (museum entry is $25 for non New Zealand residents).

Getting there: Getting to the Museum is easy! You can walk through the Domain (a wonderful park located close to the city), or catch the LINK bus service (look for the red, green or orange buses). For more information about planning your journey, check out the website http://www.maxx.co.nz . This website provides information about public transport around Auckland City.