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INTERNeX at Blue Duck Station

Hi all,

As we promised before we will tell you about the weekend trip to the Blue Duck Station, which we won at the Stray-Mazing Race two weeks ago.

Enjoy reading our summary ☺

 

Friday afternoon we started the trip with some guys from different companies of the Auckland travel industry and 3 Stray-operators. We started the trip with a 5-hour-drive to National Park, where we slept the first night at the cosy Pukenui Lodge.

After arriving and checking out our rooms, we had a couple of drinks, while chatting with the all participants of the trip in the lodge bar which looked like ski hut. Our INTERNeX-Crew finished the evening by getting a kiwi charade lesson by Chris.

What a start into the weekend.

 Saturday

Next morning we enjoyed a nice breakfast buffet at the lodge before it was time to continue our travel.

After a short photo session of all trip members in front of a massive wood kiwi figure we went on to the Blue Dock Lodge – which seems to be in the middle of nowhere!

As we arrived at the final destination the owner of the farm Dan Steele warmly welcomed us. At the Blue Duck Cafe we got an introduction about the farm, how Dan is implementing his conservation program for the area and his future tourism plans.

In the sunny afternoon we started the full adventure, with doing some axe throwing, jet boating and hunting with our local guide Dan, who told us some really interesting stories about the land and showed us the historic places of the Whanganui River.

Despite not being successful in shooting wild goats we enjoyed a delicious dinner in the Lodge’s Café. Suddenly the doors of the Café opened and to all our surprise one of Dan’s staff members entered the room riding a horse.

In the evening we relaxed at the big fireplace in front of our lodge. While it was raining we talked, drank and played some funny games…feeling really comfortable sitting dry on some sheltered benches in front of the bonfire.

 Sunday

After the nice bonfire party we had to get up pretty early in order to enjoy a long and exciting day on the farm.

The Irish kitchen crew prepared a perfect Sunday morning breakfast for all of us including scrambled eggs, sausages, toast and ham. Now we were ready to get out in the wild again. Our program for the day was horse riding, a farm drive in the awesome 4WD Polaris and kayaking on the Whanganui river.

What we didn’t know when we started our farm tour was that Dan planned to go for a quick goat hunt again. Obviously all of us agreed on postponing the kayaking and search for some tasty looking goats. While driving through the farm and spotting for goats Dan told us more interesting historical stories about his land and suddenly we stopped because one of us saw two goats standing on a hill. Unfortunately they rushed into some bushes before we had the chance to get a clear shot. However after a further 5-minute drive our hunt became successful and we ended the hunt with having a goat in the back of the Polaris.

Now we continued our tour by walking through the bush down to the Whanganui river where we jumped on some kayaks and paddled through an absolutely stunning scenery.

As we were too many people to do the Sunday activities in one group, we were split up in two groups and it was now time to change activities. That means that we left the kayaking station and made our way to the horses, which were waiting for bringing us back home.

The heavy rain couldn’t stop us from enjoying the 1 ½ hour ride on our horses through the farm land. For some of us it was the first time in their life to ride a horse, which made this day an unforgettable experience for them.

We arrived back at the Blue Duck Café completely cold and wet but nobody could take the smile off our faces. After a coffee and some time go defrost in the warm and cosy café it was time for us to leave the farm and get back toAuckland.

All in all we had a wonderful weekend full of surprises and cool activities. We definitely recommend you guys to go to the Blue Duck Station yourself and experience an amazing farm weekend.

 

For more pictures of the weekend check out: http://www.facebook.com/INTERNeX

Our thanks for the weekend go to Dan and his Blue Duck Crew and of course Stray and their entertaining and funny drivers who organised the weekend for us.

Cheers

Chris, Caroline & Paul

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Tonight – New Zealand PuB NiGHT 5.0

Hey All,

Its time for our INTERNeX PuB NiGHT again. Today we will start  our evening at The Bluestone Room.

Never heard of this Pub? The Bluestone Room is a Pub in the oldest building of Auckland with a wide offer of beer in a relaxing atmosphere.

If you are up to something new then be in time and we can join the quiz night! Otherwise we will just have some nice chats about the last two weeks, while enjoying a couple of drinks.

We are really looking forward to have another wonderful and funny night.

So hope to see you all at the The Bluestone Room and as usual you are mostly welcome to bring your friends.

If you have any questions, contact us via mail or facebook.

Hope to see you on Wednesday!

When?:     Wednesday 18. May, 6 pm

Where?:    The Bluestone Room,9 – 11 Durham Lane

 

Cheers,

Caroline & Paul

PR-Team INTERNeX

Contact:  pr@internexnewzealand.com

PuB NiGHT 4.0 – Shots

INTERNeX New Zealand PuB NiGHT 4.0 – Update

Hey All,

Are you still waiting for Wednesday? We are sure you are…:-) Don’t know why?

Because it’s Pubnight and you will made this night amazing again. You are wondering now how you could do it…just by joining the funny INTERNeX group and bringing your friends. Then we will definitly have a great night out in Auckland.

Also the early sunset and the bad weather are the best reasons to spend Wednesday night in several pubs with nice people!

We hope to see you all tomorrow at the Rakinos Bar and as usual you are mostly welcome to bring your friends.

And we just wanted to let you know that it is no problem to join us later tonight, we have booked a table for 6.45 pm in the awesome Cassette Nr 9.

We hope to see you later!

When?:     Wednesday 04. May, 6 p.m.

Where?:    Rakinos Pub Level 1,35 High Street

Cheers,

Caroline & Paul

PR-Team INTERNeX

Contact:  pr@internexnewzealand.com

Easter Surf Trip – Reminder!

Hi All,

We just wanted to remind you about the awesome Surf- Trip on the Easter weekend!

It is the last chance this year for you to get such a cheap as opportunity to go to Raglan with the Mojo-Crew and enjoy a whole weekend full of surfing, fun and entertainment.

Here is just a short summary of the Special Easter Trip:

When is it?

Friday, 22.4.11 – Monday, 25.4.11

What is included?

Meals, Accommodation, Surf-lessons, Surfboard Hire (includes the gear), Transportation, Free Entry to a concert in Raglan on Saturday night!

How much you need to pay?

We give you one day for free plus another 20% on the regular price which makes it the incredibly cheap amount of 319(!!!) bucks for the whole weekend.

For more information feel free to contact us vial email or check out the previous blog post on internexnewzealand.wordpress.com.

We hope you will decide to take this amazing opportunity to go surfing with the funny MOJO-Crew and we hope to see you tomorrow night downtown!

Cheers,

Caroline & Paul

Your PR-Team INTERNeX NZ

INTERNeX New Zealand PuB NiGHT 3.0

Lets celebrate the third Pub-night!

Are you already waiting for the next Pub-night? Then we have good news.

On Wednesday will be the 3rd Pub-night. So get your friends together and join the funny INTEReX crew.

The start will be again at our local Pub Rakinos at the 35 High Street, Level 1 at 6pm.

After some drinks we will continue our evening in the amazing cassette number nine. There’s also a special program this week but we won’t reveal to much.

Join us and help to turn this night in another unforgettable one with new friends, fun, chats.

When?:     Wednesday 20 April 6 pm

Where?:    Rakinos Pub Level 1, 35 High Street

Cheers,

Caroline & Paul

PR-Team INTERNeX

Contact:  pr@internexnewzealand.com

An amazing weekend with the INTERNeX-interns

After our departure on Friday evening and the 2 ½ hour bus trip we settled into our awesome lodge and all got to know each other before a relatively early night.

 

On Saturday, our international group of 10 people got a full-time program of surf-lessons from our two instructors, we watched one of our instructors play for his local rugby team and we went on a sunset boat trip where we enjoyed the most amazing sunset and a typical kiwi Barbecue. In the later evening we relaxed with quite a few beers and played some pool in the lodge laughing and having a great time.
We had the perfect Sunday! After a big long breakfast we watched a local surf competition, where we got an idea how surfing should really look and then everyone used the sunny Sunday in their own way…hanging out on the beach, taking pictures or going surfing again. After a typical fish n chips lunch we started our way back to Auckland and arrived totally exhausted but satisfied and happy about this incredible weekend.

 

Thank you guys for a wonderful time and hope to see you at Rakinos on Wednesday!
If anyone else wants to do a surf trip in future, come and talk to us about it and we can book you on a trip, but remember there are only 3 surf weekends left.

 

Caroline
PR-Team INTERNeX

 

The last weekend was really successful and awesome. Some of the INTERNeX interns and their friends joined me for a surftrip to Raglan, the surfhotspot in New Zealand.

The weather and the waves were really amazing so we had almost the best surf-conditions for learning to stand-up on the board.

After our departure on Friday evening and the 2 ½ hour bus trip we settled into our awesome lodge and all got to know each other before a relatively early night.

On the Saturday, our international group of 10 people got a full-time program of surf-lessons from our two instructors, we watched one of our instructors play for his local rugby team and we went on a sunset boat trip where we enjoyed the most amazing sunset and a typical kiwi Barbecue.

In the later evening we relaxed with quite a few beers and played some pool in the lodge laughing and having a great time.

We had the perfect Sunday! After a big long breakfast we watched a local surf competition, where we got an idea how surfing should really look and then everyone used the sunny Sunday in their own way…hanging out on the beach, taking pictures or going surfing again.