Category Archives: Picture of the Week

INTERNeX New Zealand: Farmstay participant’s experience in New Zealand

Check out these photos from one of our Farmstay participant’s time in New Zealand. Here’s what she had to say about her experience:

“Thank you for making my farmstay so great. The family is such a lovely family. I really enjoyed every day being with them and working for them on the farm. I also loved looking after the children, they are so lovely, too. I am missing them heaps. I always felt like a member of the family and not only like a worker. I also met so many lovely people of the family, all of them open-minded and friendly. I hope that I will meet this family and their friends one day again.”

INTERNeX New Zealand: Auckland Festival of Photography

Auckland Festival of Photography.

2013 marks the third year of the Auckland Festival of Photography’s Annual public commission of photographic art by New Zealand photographers. The festival opened on June 3rd and is running daily from 9am to 6pm throughout June. Photos are on display at various places around the city, including Wynyard Quarter, for more information check out the website As part of this festival, there is a film screening held at the Auckland Art Gallery on Sunday 23rd of June at 3pm. A documentary by Laurence Shustak will be screened. This documentary will explore the question: “Why would a successful New York photographer leave his family, friends and career behind and travel to the edge of the earth, Christchurch, New Zealand?


INTERNeX New Zealand: Picture of the Week

Check out this picture of the view from one of the farms on our Farmstay program!

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: 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: 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: Photos of the Telecom Christmas Tree

More photos of the Telecom Christmas Tree as promised 🙂

INTERNeX New Zealand: Picture of the Week

This week’s picture of the week is of two of our Farmstay Participants. Such a cool photo of them enjoying their time on the Farm 🙂

INTERNeX New Zealand: Picture of the Week

This week’s picture of the week is a photo I took on Saturday when I was at the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is the perfect place to go to find the best view of Auckland city. Standing at 328m tall (taller that the Eiffel Tower!) , it is the 28th tallest tower in the world.

View of Auckland from the Sky Tower

INTERNeX New Zealand: Picture of the week

This week’s picture of the week is a little lamb 🙂 This lamb lives at Blue Duck Station, a group of accommodation lodges set on a working New Zealand farm. This amazing place is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Offering a wide range of activities, including clay bird shooting, bush safaris, hunting, horse trekking, jet boating, mountain biking and helicopter trips, Blue Duck Station is a great place to visit. It is located on the banks of the Whanganui and Retaruke Rivers and is surrounded by Whanganui National Park. Blue Duck Station is one of the stops on the North Island Stray Trip.

Since this cute lamb is our picture of the week, I thought it would be appropriate to share some facts about the sheep, an iconic New Zealand animal. As you all know, there are a lot of sheep in New Zealand- approximately seven sheep for every one human! This number has decreased over time. In 1982 there were 70.3 million sheep living in New Zealand, and only 3.18 million people! That’s 25 sheep for every one human. If you’re interested in sheep, why not make a trip to Sheep World Farm and Nature Park, New Zealand’s Sheep and Wool Centre. Sheep World is just 40 minutes north of Auckland’s Harbor Bridge and is home to many attractions including an NZ farmyard, eco-discovery trail, adventure terrain and picnic area and wonderful wool multimedia experience.