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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.

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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)

Activities in Auckland this weekend…

With the fantastic weather in Auckland at the moment, February is always a time for some of Auckland’s best events… there are two this weekend that if you have the time we recommend you to go and check out…

The Auckland Lantern Festival
This is a fantastic free event every night this weekend to celebrate The Chinese New Year of the Rabbit. Enjoy hundreds of beautiful lanterns especially imported from China, a great variety of food stalls and non-stop entertainment all in the heart of Auckland in Albert Park. Get some friends together or just wander around alone as there is a lot to see and enjoy all weekend.
Where:            Albert Park, Princes St, Auckland CBD

When:              5 pm to 10.30 pm Friday 18th Feb – Sunday 20th Feb

Admission:      Free!!!

The Devonport Food, Wine & Music Festival
This festival perfectly suits you when you are person who enjoys to be entertained by fantastic artist while tasting different wines from all over New Zealand.
Enjoy spending a relaxed day (or two) in the beautiful Devonport.

More than 20 of the best wineries of New Zealand will present their wines and in addition to that you will find a great variety of excellent cuisine from different restaurant around the city. Top NZ music and comedian artists will entertain you.

When:             Saturday 19th February 2011 – Sunday 20st February 2011

Where:           Windsor Reserve, Devonport

Admission:    $30 on the day, at the gate

Don’t hesitate!!Go out and take the opportunity to enjoy a great weekend!

Cheers,

The INTERNeX Team