Winter 2016 – New Zealand event highlights

Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

unnamed (3)Snow is gathering on New Zealand’s high country and mountain resorts are grooming their fields as the country says goodbye to autumn and welcomes visitors for another season of uniquely Kiwi winter events.

Garage-ProjectFood shows and wine festivals, music, arts, fashion, sport and family fun events, plus some Kiwi-only cultural experiences are all part of New Zealand’s year-round experiences.

Matariki – the traditional Māori celebration of the winter solstice – is marked by the arrival of the Matariki / Pleiades star constellation in the southern skies. This ancient festival plays out across the country with a huge variety of community and family events to celebrate and give thanks for the end of the season’s harvests and anticipate the lengthening days of the approaching summer.

Whether it’s more gentle outdoor action and adventure, or cosy fireside relaxation that whets the appetite, there’s a varied menu of New Zealand Garage Project craft brewery is known for its quirky flavours and beer styles. The beer is matched with a number of different foods throughout Visa Wellington On a Plate.

New Zealand’s hottest little jazz festival puts the groove in the world’s coolest little capital. As the season cools, hundreds of musicians turn up the heat in the capital’s famous Cuba Quarter. The three-day programme includes major international acts, home-grown super groups, relaxed afternoon sessions and riotous late-night jams – all crammed into some of Wellington’s best loved music venues, bars and eateries.

The perfect precursor to 2017 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, Wales travel to Aotearoa to take on the world champion All Blacks. One of the great rugby rivalries, the Welsh won’t be easy beats as the All Blacks look to send a message to world rugby in the post McCaw-Carter era. The international tests take place in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin.

New Zealand’s iconic rural trade event, now in its 47th year, displays the latest technology and innovation to the national and international agricultural community. The annual four-day event attracts 125,000-plus visitors, and showcases more than 1000 exhibitors.
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Source:-Tourism New Zealand

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