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INTERNeX New Zealand: Cheap flights to Wellington, the “coolest little capital in the world”.

Wellington is the Capital City of New Zealand and was given the title “Coolest Little Capital in the world” and the 4th top city in the world to visit in 2011 by Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2011.

There’s plenty to do in Wellington, including; Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand, the Wellington Cable Car and botanic gardens, plenty of restaurants and bars, Oriental Bay, the Wellington Waterfront and Wellington Zoo.

Air New Zealand is offering cheap flights to Wellington for only $29 each way, departing from both main centres every night at 10pm Sunday-Friday, on Saturdays at 9pm from Auckland and 10.30pm from Wellington. For more information, visit the site http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/night-rider.

This is a great opportunity to spend the weekend in Wellington, there’s also some really cool Backpacker hostels; YHA, The Cambridge, Nomads and Base.

View on the flight to Wellington

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Picture of the Week

The picture of this week represents the Mt. Ngauruhoe which has been used by Peter Jackson to be the Mt. Doom of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Picture of the Week - Mt. Ngauruhoe

You can find all the locations seen in the movies on websites, and tours are organized for example in Wellington to get you there.

Do you know?

Hey guys!

Hope you’re doing well here in New Zealand and enjoy the time. I have some interesting facts about the country you are living in. Some of them you may have known before but I am sure some are new and maybe surprising!

Do you know….?

Wellington, the Capital City of New Zealand is the southernmost capital city in the world.

New Zealand was the first major nation to have universal suffrage. In 1893 it became legal for all male and female citizens of New Zealand to vote.

New Zealander and Nobel Prize Winner, Ernest Rutherford is known as the father of nuclear physics for his orbital theory of the atom.

The Otaga wineries constitute the southernmost wine-growing area in the world. New Zealand wines are drunk young, with pinot noirs and sauvignon blanc being particularly outstanding. Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough are the two largest wine regions.

The Sky Tower in Auckland is with 328 m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere.

In 1840 NZ became the first country to put into effect the 8 hour working day.

New Zealanders are getting married older. The latest statistics show that the median ages of men and women get married for the first time is 29.9 and 28.1 years. These brides and grooms married, on average, nine years older than their parents did.

Little known amongst facts about New Zealand is that 22% of its residents were born overseas. This compares with 24% in Australia, 20% in Canada, 12% in the USA and 8% in the UK.

The indigenous Maori people make up about 15% of the population.

More rainbow trout in the 2kg to 3kg category are caught annually in New Zealand than in the rest of the world put together.

Have a nice start into the week!

Cheers, Caro

PR-Department INTERNeX