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Marua Road Cafe – Mt Wellington
Marua Road Cafe – Mt Wellington

Got to love living in Auckland for the choice of eateries. In terms of the Marua Road Cafe, if there was ever going to be a cafe that you’d want to see franchised, this would be it.  Definitely a five stars from five stars kind of place. The food is exceptional, the service is great and the price factor won’t…

Auckland Council Web-sites
Auckland Council Web-sites

Well the rates are high – might have a lot to do with all that the council does for the Auckland Region. Here’s a list of the web-sites owned and managed by the Auckland City Council that you might find useful. Auckland Council websites Main Auckland Council Site Auckland Civil Defence Auckland Council Careers Auckland Design Manual City Parks OurAuckland…

New Year’s Eve 2019 in Auckland
New Year’s Eve 2019 in Auckland

What you need to know about New Year’s Eve 2019 in Auckland Auckland will be the first major city in the world to welcome in 2019. With several exciting events taking place, Auckland has cemented its growing reputation as a New Year’s Eve destination. For the first time, Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge will join the celebrations with a…

Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki
Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki

About the gallery With multiple exhibition spaces spreading across four floors of its award-winning building, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the country’s largest visual arts experience. Located on the edge of Albert Park, its collections number almost 17,000 artworks, and include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art. Alongside works by Māori and Pacific artists,…

Boxing Day chaos as 35,000 Kiwis shop simultaneously at Auckland’s Sylvia Park
Boxing Day chaos as 35,000 Kiwis shop simultaneously at Auckland’s Sylvia Park

Hunting for bargains Boxing Day chaos has descended on Auckland’s Sylvia Park as thousands of Kiwis line up for the annual post-Christmas bargains. Shoppers can be seen walking shoulder-to-shoulder as they browse the items on offer at the popular south Auckland shopping centre. Many bargain-hunters lined up early this morning as they waited for stores to open. A spokesperson from…

Happy Boxing Day
Happy Boxing Day

Did you know In the UK, Canada, Australia, Trinidad and Tobago and New Zealand, Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday, much like Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) in the United States. Boxing Day sales are common in these countries. It is a time when shops hold sales, often with dramatic price reductions. For many merchants, Boxing…

Weekend – Auckland Central City Parking
Weekend – Auckland Central City Parking

No matter where you are heading in the city centre, AT (Auckland Transport) will have a car park nearby. Here’s a guide on where they are located and the best deals for evening and weekend parking. Victoria St car park | 30 Kitchener Street (cnr Victoria & Kitchener Sts) | Parking Off-peak rates: $2 per hour to a maximum of $10…