Cultural Events in New Zealand

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Cultural Events in New Zealand

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  • Tihoni
    Papeete, French Polynesia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am looking to join the organizers of the pacifika festival in auckland
    mauruuru let me know merci?
    Written 8 July 2019
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  • VYXN
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Welcome to AUM, a luminous celebration that transcends days and nights. This was the third AUM NYE festival that I attended with my family and friends. Arrival at the site is straightforward with camping next to your car allowed which makes logistics so much easier. Oh, and it's all included in the ticket price. No confusion with car passes and car camping pass add-ons like other festivals.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Keen72
    Hamilton, New Zealand39 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a festival of various Chinese lanterns spread along the river and banks for about 1/2km, combined with loads of oriental fast-food stalls (noodles, dumplings etc) and some other Chinese stalls - toys, craft etc.
    Would be a pleasant experience except for the masses that all had the same idea of visiting. It was heaving.
    Maybe next year take over the entirety of Hagley Park or spread the lanterns all around the city to disperse the crowds.
    Like i say, great idea, just needs managing!
    Written 11 March 2018
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  • AmershamP
    New Plymouth, New Zealand55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful event for garden lovers. It is great that there are so many people who want to share their private gardens with the public. There are actually 2 garden events on at the same time, (1) Taranaki Garden Festival is the main one with some incredible gardens and lots of special events like wine tasting, garden parties, art installations, country fairs, guided walks and tours, etc. The cost of entry to each garden is usually $5 per person but can be more depending on the garden. The other event is called Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival ("real gardens for real people") which has almost as many gardens but they are not quite up to the very high standard of the main festival gardens. They are only $2 per person and I tend to visit more of these than the main festival gardens.
    I go see 10-15 gardens each year as I live in Taranaki and there are some I am happy to revisit to show friends and visitors.
    Written 10 November 2019
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  • M K
    Blenheim3 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queenstown gardens are usually lit better than they were last night. There were more vendors than lights, kind of felt like a $25 excuse to sell mulled wine and beers. More techno and loudspeakers than a light show. Hate to be negative but it’s been a lot lot better in the past. The favourite bit was the violins and bongos in The gazebo, and some card tricks that had the kids looking amazed. When you left they offered stamps to anyone who wanted to return, I think he’s still got a lot of ink in that stamp. Ps. We are still looking for the hourly performances.
    Written 5 June 2023
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