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Visit the Chinese Lantern Festival with us!

Experience the 15th Chinese Lantern Festival this weekend and especially this Friday, when you can join INTERNeX to explore this beautiful festival. When the sun goes down more than 800 lanterns will light up. Stunning lanterns in all their glory will give a great effect, especially when it gets dark. This festival is all about Chinese lantern and the Chinese culture. Their delicacies and performances. You can try typical Chinese food, buy Chinese souvenirs and watch international performances on Albert Park Main Stage. Almost every time there is an interesting and astonishing act going on.

The Lantern Festival is separated in two different parts. The other location where you can enjoy China is at the Queens wharf.  Catch an outdoor movie with some friends where you can relax and enjoy the contemporary Chinese culture on the waterfront.

We will experience the festival as well this Friday, the 14th of Febuary, at the Albert Park. We will meet at 8.30pm at the entrance of Kitchener Street, at the big stones and going to explore the Lantern Festival with a group. See map at the Facebook event for the exact meeting point and if you really can’t find you can contact us on 021 08395428.

See you then!


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: 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 (www.iticket.co.nz) for $32 (Saturday) and $30 (Sunday).

Make sure to get your tickets ASAP 🙂

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.


If you like Pancakes maybe I have here your Picture of the week.

After the last big partynight in Auckland I really needed a big breakfast and thought about the right one. I wanted to have a typical Kiwibreakfast and I had to decide between Pancakes and Ham & Eggs. In the end the apetite for something sweet was stronger.

So I started my Pancake adventure. Even if I am not a good chef it wasn’t that hard to make some good pancakes. If you  wanna try it one your own just mix 1 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 teasponns baking powder and half a teaspoon salt. Then stir in one large egg, 2 tablespoons oil and add some milk until the dough has a pourable consistence.

Now you just have to cook the pancakes in a hot and well greased pan. And ready are your pancakes. You can eat them originally with butter and syrup or take the healty version with fruits and some jam…like me..;-)

See the result! Are you hungry now?



But if you aren’t keen to cook at all I found an incredible cafe for Pancake lovers in North Shore. At the Dutch Delight you can have Pancakes with almost everything. What about an Indonesian Pancake, Seafood Pancake or one with warm cherris and ice cream. Sounds good, ey?

You can easily integrate a visit at this amazing cafe  with a trip to Devonport. It’s just a 15 minute walk from the ferry station to the Dutch Delight. If you wanna know more about it, visit http://dutchdelight.co.nz/home.php?l=birkenhead for more information and the whole menu..;-)

But what about your experience with New Zealand food? Do you have a tip what to eat or where to go? Please tell us – cause we love food…;-) And don’t forget to send us your Picture of the week and the little story with it….


Enjoy your meal!

Cheers, Caro



New Zealand Beer Festival 2011

Get ready for a big day out with your mates enjoying great food, good music and plenty of beer… lets have some fun at the New Zealand Beer Festival!The annual event is celebrating its 5th birthday, and is brining a fun-filled day of entertainment.

With over 70 beers from over 24 breweries on offer, it’s your chance to taste a few ales or larger which you might not have attempted before.There’s also a fantastic range of food to accompany your drink – from traditional European fare, to Asian fusion, Middle Eastern delights, and classic kiwi tucker.The music line up is pretty sweet, with sets from Tahuna Breaks, The Phil Edwards Band, Sentimental Sound System, Sweet Mix Kids, Sam Hill, Wayne Anderson, Franko and more to be announced.

When:          Saturday 26 March 12.30 pm – 8.30pm
Where:         Ellerslie Racecourse,
Tickets:        Early bird prices start at just $25 At the gate $35

More Info:   http://www.beerfestival.co.nz/
There is another chance to get your ticket even cheaper. Take 5 of your mates and check out the following link for having the chance to get your ticket for only $20
Find all information about this special opportunity on:



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!