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INTERNeX New Zealand: Bay of Islands 2015

Kia Ora Everybody! We hope you had a great weekend, because we definitely did with an amazing Stray tour up to the Bay of Islands!

On Saturday the 11th of April, Me (Yoran), Esmerlin, Joyce and two INTERNeX Participants started our great weekend full of fun. Our stray driver Muesli picked us up in front of the Stray office in Auckland at 7:20 AM (damn that was early).

On our way to the Bay of Islands we made several stops. We stopped a few times to use the toilet of course, but we also stopped at a huge Kauri Tree to do some tree hugging. After that, we stopped at a cute little farmers market to grab some breakfast.

In the bus on our way up to the Bay of Islands, our driver was just explaining what kinds of activities we could do on Saturday and Sunday. He was explaining a Hole in the rock tour with the possibility of seeing some dolphins, another boat tour, and then he told us that we could also do a Skydive…

Of course, as badass as we are, we just decided to do it and 2 hours later we jumped out of an airplane…

Joyce Skydive

The same night we had a great BBQ for only $12, and the next day we just decided to take it easy, take a ferry to the first capital city of New Zealand (Russell), and just walk around and let the beautiful view sink in. If you want to see any more pictures, take a look on our Facebook Page! (Link at the bottom)

We want to thank Stray for this great weekend!

If you have anything that you would like to do, and you would like to do it in a group, let us know! You can send us a private message on our Facebook Page, or you can email us!

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E-mail:           pr@internexnewzealand.com

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INTERNeX New Zealand: Queens Birthday Weekend (31st May – 2nd June)

This coming weekend (31st May – 2nd June) is a long weekend here in New Zealand in celebration of Queens birthday. This means that Monday is a public holiday 🙂

There’s plenty going on down at Queens Wharf in Auckland City (99 Quay Street, Auckland) over the weekend. From 10am-4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday this weekend there will be attractions, market stalls, tea parties, vintage and new car displays, and history of our British and Irish counterparts.

The programme for the weekend can be found below. Definitely worth checking out, and remember admission is FREE 🙂

Saturday 31st May
10:30: City of Sails Pipe Band
11:00: Northland and Auckland Scottish Country Dancers
11:30: Clan Celtica Pipe Band | Traditional marionette puppet performance
12:30: Northland and Auckland Scottish Country Dancers
1:00: Clan Celtica Pipe Band | Traditional marionette puppet performance
1:30: City of Auckland Morris Dancers
2:00: Meadowbank School Maypole Dancers
2:30: Daily film: Wily Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Sunday 1st June
11:00: Signals Pipe Band & Highland Dancers
11:30: City of Auckland Morris Dancers | Traditional marionette puppet performance
12:00: Twisty Willow – Irish and Scottish folk music
1:00: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – all welcome
2:00: Traditional marionette puppet performance
2:30: Daily film: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Monday 2nd June
10:30: Twisty Willow – Irish and Scottish folk music
11:30: Pukekohe Pipe Band | Traditional marionette puppet performance
Papakura Pipe Band and Highland Dancers (15 minute slots)
12:00: Auckland and District Pipe Band
Clan Celtica Pipe Band
12:30: Massed pipe band
1:00: Maritime Crew – sea shanties
2:00: City of Auckland Morris Dancers
2:30: Daily Film: Wallace and Grommet: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

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!

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What’s up for the weekend? Waiheke Island!

What’s up for the weekend? INTERNeX goes Waiheke Island! Paradise Island, gorgeous beaches and hopefully Sun! Indeed, with capital S, because what’s Waiheke Island without the sun?

We are going to stay in a hostel called Kina Backpackers. Cool hostel in Onetangi close to the beach and different bars. Jump on a ferry at the harbor of Auckland and arrive after a 45 minute ferry cruise on this beautiful Island. Schedule? Check: http://www.fullers.co.nz.

So, you arrived? What’s next?

Waiheke Island is famous about the wine tastings tours. You visit different vineyards and taste a lot of different wines in amazing surroundings.
* Have a look for bookings at www.bookme.co.nz and if you are lucky it will be around $50 dollars. Normally $99NZ dollars.

Looking for some for adventure? Go Zipping! Glide from different cableways down when you are in the middle of nice nature. This adventure starts from the Visitors Centre, which is close to the ferry building.
*This EcoZip experience is about $99 NZ dollars. Phone: 09 372 5646

Into Art? Waiheke Islands offers something for everyone. Walk and watch nice art, then the Connels Bay, sculpture park is definitely something for you. The path will lead you trough nice arts statues and sculptures, with nice views everywhere.
*Student? For you $25NZD, otherwise $30NZD.

Discover the Island by yourself?
Rent a scooter if you are over 21 and cross over the whole Island to see by yourself what this paradise offers you. Stop at nice beaches, go up the hills to have the best views over Rangitoto and Auckland.
*Scooter renting from $15NZD per hour, which has a minimum of 2 hours renting. Minimum age: 21. Phone: 09 37 28 998
* Too young for a scooter? Be sportive and rent a bike! Close to Waiheke Visitors Info Centre in Oneroa you can rent bikes. Burn calories and relax under a palm tree. Phone: 09 37 27 937

A few recommendations, which you could do on Waiheke Island!

Have a nice weekend!

Cheers,

Lies & Luus

 

 

 

INTERNeX New Zealand: Bastion Point Walk.

For those of you who are living in Auckland or those who have a couple of days to spend here before moving to a farm/hospitality placement, the Bastion Point walk is a great (free) thing to do. Bastion point is located near Mission Bay, a very popular area with restaurants and a great beach.

You can start this walk at Selwyn Domain in Mission Bay, and then head along the beach and cross the Millennium Bridge. Walk along the waterfront, past Bastion Point to Hapimana Street. Follow the road up to the Savage memorial and check out the view to the water and the city. There are some formal gardens, a pond and the grave and memorial to Michael Joseph Savage (the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand). Then, return back down the hill towards Mission Bay. The walk is around 2 kilometers long and is open from 6.30am to 9pm.

Bastion Point

INTERNeX New Zealand: Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Queens Birthday Weekend

Next Monday (3rd June) New Zealand will be celebrating the Queen’s Birthday. There will be plenty of things taking place in downtown Auckland with the “Best of British” festival being held on Queen’s Wharf. This is a celebration of everything British, with classic car and dancing displays, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and plenty of other free activities.

This event is free to the public and open each day of Queen’s birthday weekend (10AM-5PM 1-3 June).

Visit the Queen’s Wharf page on Facebook for more information.

INTERNeX New Zealand: Upcoming events

It has been a while since our last blog post!! The team at INTERNeX hope you have had a great start to 2013 🙂

There are a few cool upcoming events in Auckland, especially with Auckland Anniversary Day (Public Holiday) coming up this Monday (28th).

Laneway Festival: Laneway festival will be held on Monday 28th January at Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter. This is a music festival featuring artists such as Bat for Lashes, Of Monsters and Men, Flume, Deer Park, A Place to Bury Strangers and many more. Tickets are available online for $134 including booking fee.

Round the Bays: The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays has been an annual event in Auckland since 1972. It has grown to become one of the world’s largest fun runs. The run will be held on March 10th 2013 at 9:30am so there is still plenty of time to start training 😉

This weekend the Auckland Seafood Festival will be held on Wynyard Quarter’s Halsey Wharf. This is a great celebration of some of New Zealand’s best Seafood, local beer and wine, Kiwi musicians and celebrity chefs. Tickets cost $20. Check out the website for more information

The Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is on this weekend. It is free to view and is one of the world’s single biggest one day sailing regattas. Head down to Viaduct harbour on January 28th from 8:30am to check it out.

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