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Stray Promo On Now !

Hi everyone,

Our partner Stray launched a new promo with awesome discounts on all the passes, going from 30 to 50%.

So if you book the Max pass before the 14th of may, the price will not be 1430NZ$ but 715$ on which we add a special INTERNeX discount of 5% making it at 679NZ$ !

And for the cherry on the top, you have now two FREE boat cruises included in the passes ! One in the Raglan Harbour normally worth 59$ and one in the Abel Tasman National Park normally worth 69$…

So don’t hesitate to talk to us to book your trip, you can contact us by mail at pr@internexnewzealand.com or even come visit us at the office.

Cheers, Robin.

PR-Department INTERNeX New Zealand.

INTERNeX New Zealand : How was your weekend

It has been quite a long time I did not post on the blog, but I won’t wait one more month for the next one I promise.

I hope you all are enjoying the end of the summer, even if the weather in that summer itself was not really great, that’s the least we can say.

As some of you may know I’m passionate about rugby and I’m now playing for the Eden R.F.C Club, near Eden Park, and this weekend was the last “friendly game” before competition kicks off next weekend. So we headed to Takapuna to take on our neighbours from the North Shore and unfortunately… we lost. You may have heard that the Super Rugby season is on, tickets are cheap, entertainment guaranteed : I really encourage you to go watch a game at Eden Park, and don’t be afraid to go alone, the supporters group, the Blue Army is always welcoming everyone in the Lower East Stand of the stadium.

On Sunday there was an International Culture Festival at the Mt. Roskill War Memorial Park, and even if I was not there my flatmates were and they told me that it was rather awesome for the food, especially if you were nostalgic about the German or French specialities…

I’ll keep you updated about the next events happening in Auckland, and from there if you have a picture that you want to share, don’t hesitate to send it to us to be the Picture of the Week, at pr@internexnewzealand.com

Cheers, Robin

PR-Department INTERNeX New Zealand.

MojoSurf Great Deal On Now !

Hi everyone,
I hope you are well wherever you are in the country,
We have just been told by our favourite surf company, MOJO, that they have a really good special on their 5 and 7 day learn to surf trips in March
This trip include transfers from Auckland to Opoutere, (a really beautiful white sand beach on the Coromandel), then to Raglan, one of the most famous surf spots in the world with its black sand beach, and then back to Auckland as well as very cool dorm accommodation (I have been to both spots and they are great!),  a local tour and surf guide, at least one 2 hour surf lesson per day (5 for the 5 days trip and 10 for the 7 days trip) the equipment (surfboard and wetsuit), and of course the company of other young like minded people from around the world.
Normally the 5 days trip is at 645NZ$ and the 7 days trip at 845NZ$   but with this deal, if you book and starts your trip before the end of March you get 150NZ$ off, making it at respectively at 495NZ$ and 695NZ$ and moreover if you book with INTERNeX we are going to give you 5% of this making the total cost $470 and $660. The Mojo mini coach leaves Auckland every Monday and brings you back on Friday or Sunday depending on your trip.
For the meals, at the beginning of the trip everyone on the bus pays a $100 food kitty and you go to the supermarket where the meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner are purchased for the whole trip. If you have special meal requests these are taken care of at this time.
So even if you never surfed before or you are already really good I can highly recommend this trip as it is really heaps of fun and a real taste of New Zealand.  My favourite part is Karioi Lodge where you stay in Raglan is amazing, set in the bush in the heights of Raglan with a sauna and a scenic point to relax in the evening… I can tell you all of that because I have been on this trip myself thanks to Chris who sent me on a famil trip last November.
The picture below was taken in Opoutere.

Opoutere beach
If you are interested, call us, email us or even visit us at the office !
Cheers, Robin

Picture of the Week

Hi everyone the Picture of this week features the first game of the Super XV in rugby this season which occurred two weeks ago and I was there to see the Auckland Blues lose against the Canterbury Crusaders with a dramatic final.

 

Picture of the Week

 

If you don’t know anything about rugby, what you can see on the picture is a phase of the game called scrum.

Picture of the Week

The picture of the week comes from my weekend spent in the Northland, and is taken in the Waipoua Kauri Forest.

 

Picture of the Week

 

Kauri trees are the second biggest tree species in the world after sequoias and this is the largest Kauri tree in the world (you can find Kauris in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands…).

Picture of the Week

The picture of this week represents the Mt. Ngauruhoe which has been used by Peter Jackson to be the Mt. Doom of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Picture of the Week - Mt. Ngauruhoe

You can find all the locations seen in the movies on websites, and tours are organized for example in Wellington to get you there.

INTERNeX New Zealand : How was your weekend ?

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was not particularly busy but on Sunday I went to Orakei Domain where I met the Auckland Blues team as they were playing with kids for a little session to meet the fans. I could get some good pictures with All Blacks and had some stuff signed by them.

Chris went to Splore 2012 where apparently he had a great time, camping and going to the concerts.

I hope your weekend was busy but in a good way !

Cheers, Robin

PR-Department INTERNeX New Zealand.

INTERNeX New Zealand : Casual Friday.

Hi everyone, here is the first article of the weekly series of « Casual Friday » where you will have the smell of the weekend coming.

So for the first article, I’m going to write about what is my passion and what coincides with the actuality : Rugby !

You may have heard or seen it but next week is the return of the Super 15 which is the second-best rugby championship in the world (people here will tell you it is the best, but in France we pride ourselves to think ours is the best…). Anyway you can’t miss that, even more if you missed the World Cup…

The Super 15 is the combination of 15 teams from 3 countries (South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, 5 teams for every country), and the local representatives are the Auckland Blues.

So with tickets going from 20$ it is the perfect occasion to discover and understand live the complicated rules of the best sport in the whole world (ok I may be over-enthusiast but trust me, it is an awesome sport…) !

The first game of the season is gonna be next Friday at 7 :30PM at Eden Park and is surely going to be one of the best games of the season with the Blues battling against the Canterbury Crusaders, their biggest rivals. Basically, half of the All Blacks team is going to be on the pitch and as the stadium will not be over-crowded, you have great chances to approach the players at the end of the game !

Here is the link to buy a ticket : http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/Blues-tickets/artist/1090488?tm_link=tm_sports_f1

Have a great weekend, Robin.

PR-Department INTERNeX New Zealand.

INTERNeX New Zealand : What to do on the weekend.

This weekend you have some of the biggest festivals of the year !

Devonport Wine & Food Festival : The festival gathers some of the best wineries in the country and is coming with great food. But apart from that you also have great bands and singers emerging on the New Zealand. You can either purchase tickets for the Saturday or for the Sunday, both of them at 30$.

Website : http://www.devonportwinefestival.co.nz/

Splore 2012 : In a different range, the Splore Festival is also this weekend. Held on three days in the Tapakanga Regional Park (Auckland) the tickets are this time at 220$. It is known to be one of the best festivals throughout the country.

Website : http://www.splore.net/

Playing in the streets : On Sunday, if you have some trouble to move in the CBD, don’t wonder why, because from Customs St. to Wyndham St., Queen St. will be closed to let the place to a huge gamefield where you will be able to play cricket, football, squash…

Link :

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/en/ourauckland/events/pages/playinginthestreets.aspx

Have a nice weekend !

Cheers, Robin

PR-Department INTERNeX New Zealand.

Picture of the Week

This week, the picture of the week has been sent to us by Sascha who has been on our Hospitality and Tourism Work Experience Program living and working at the Chateau Tongariro at Whakapapa Village as you can see in the picture.

Picture of the Week : Chateau Tongariro

Around the Chateau you have a lot of walking tracks, including the mythic Tongariro Alpine Crossing and some sets for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In Winter you are at the closest point from the Whakapapa ski field which is said to be the best spot to ski on the North Island…”