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Picture of the Week: Paihia

This week’s photo of the week is of the Wharf Building in Paihia. Paihia is located around 4 hours north of Auckland and is known as the “Jewel of the Bay of Islands”. It is a beautiful place to visit with plenty to do including dolphin tours and the opportunity to swim with dolphins, visiting the historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, taking the ferry to Russell, visiting the scenic Haruru Falls, Kayaking, Fishing and much more. If you’re visiting Paihia be sure to stay with our friends at the Pipi Patch Base Backpackers Paihia 🙂

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INTERNeX New Zealand: Christmas in the Park

Coca Cola Christmas in the Park

The annual Coca Cola Christmas in the Park will be held on Satuday 8th December, 2012 at 7.30pm in the Auckland Domain. This is a wonderful showcase of New Zealand talent and a true Kiwi style Christmas celebration. Bring a picnic and sit and watch the show. Performers include Jamie McDell, Guy Sebastian,  Michael Murphy, Titanium, Ria, dance groups and many more. Its free to attend so if you are up in Auckland make sure you go and check it out!

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Beaches in Auckland

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great Christmas and that the new year begins well for you. I came back from holiday so I’ll be more active on the blog than the last weeks.

Unfortunately I can’t organise a Pub Night this week because I won’t be there again but next week you can reserve your Thursday night.

After those last weeks of rain and storm it seems that finally the real summer’s here so it’s time to discover the best beaches in Auckland and in the near areas.

Be aware of the tides on http://www.metservice.com/marine/tides/auckland

North Shore

Takapuna Beach
Takapuna is a very popular beach close to the business area with good parking and a large boat ramp. There are toilets and a changing block, as well as a picnic area. On a clear day enjoy great views of the volcanic island of Rangitoto and other Hauraki Gulf islands.

Milford Beach
Milford Beach is a popular family beach with a large grassed area and areas for beach volleyball. It has a children’s playground and a toilet block. It is also home to a marina, sea scouts and the Milford Cruising Club. There is a boat ramp and parking off Milford Road.

Thorne Bay

Thorne Bay is a spot favored by young people and is situated between Takapuna Beach and Milford Beach. It is only accessible by foot.

Source : http://www.northshorecity.govt.nz/

 

Auckland City

Mission Bay – Kohimarama – St Heliers

Situated East of Auckland those beaches are also at the proximity of shops and cafés, the beaches are shorter than in Takapuna but very popular as well.

Pt. Chevalier

Point Chevalier Beach is one of the best beaches on the Waitemata Harbour, and certainly the best west of the city. The beach is well sanded and offers good swimming near high tide.

 

Out of Auckland

Piha Beach

Piha is one of, if not the most famous beach in New Zealand. It is reknowned for its superb scenic beauty and its surf, all just 40 minutes drive from Auckland CBD. Piha has black iron sand swept up the coast from the entrance to the Waikato River, the sand produced by the eruption of Taupo eons ago.

 

 

Christmas Party review.

Hey everyone,

We wanted with Chris and Lotte to thank you all for coming to the Christmas party, I spent a great afternoon and I hope it was the same for you.

I will upload some photos on Flickr and Facebook soon.
Enjoy the end of the year…

Cheers, Robin.

Summer’s back, the boards are out !

Aloha,

Summer is back and even if those last two days have been rainy, it’s already the return of the surfing season !

And surfing in New Zealand is definitely a must-do. Apart from telling to your friends and family that Keanu Reeves in Point Break is now an amateur compared to you it’s a super experience that everybody enjoyed last year, in one of the best spots of New Zealand : Raglan.

Raglan 1.-3.4.11

Usually at 299$, the price dropped to 289$ for a student special price, including : the transfer to Raglan and back to Auckland, one night accommodation in a dorm share, a BBQ dinner, a continental breakfast, and of course the surf lessons with the wetsuit and the board hire.

As there are currently quite a lot of interns in Auckland, we would like to try to have you altogether on this surf weekend. So let us know if you would like to take the wave and if the weekend of the 19th of November suits you. Of course you can do the surftrip any other weekend as well and you’ll meet lots of great people on the bus anyway.

Most of you have never surfed, me included, and so don’t worry to be apart,  and even if you are not going into 4 meters high water tubes, you can still expect to have really good sensations.

If you want more infos, don’t hesitate to drop us a mail at pr@internexnewzealand.com.

Cheers, Robin

P.S : I think you have heard about the oil slick that is happening right now off Tauranga coasts and which is really a huge environmental disaster for the country, with no doubt the worst in its history. Raglan is not concerned by it so no problem for the surf weekend, but if you want to help I will keep you informed soon on this blog and on facebook for the volunteer options.

PR-Department, INTERNeX New Zealand.