Auckland a magnet for booming tourist industry

Auckland ... article by Make Lemonade NZ

The setting sun casts a warm rosy tint over Rangitoto Island. The tall office towers sparkle and glisten. Workers pour into the Wynyard Quarter for a pint, or two. The happy bustling atmosphere is infectious. This is Auckland, or Tāmaki Makaurau, often rated by many travel organisations and publications as one

Review: Ropable set to thrill Hitchcock fans

Article by Make Lemonade NZ - Ropable at The Court Theatre

The Court’s new play Ropable is an ambitious black comedy riddled with Hitchcock nuances. The Christchurch Court Theatre’s latest play, Ropable, takes its audience to the Hitchcock-themed MacGuffin Hotel where a wedding is set to take place between the beautiful daughter of a famous crime novelist and her mother’s narcissistic ex-husband. A savage

Review: Omigod you guys, it’s just legally perfect!

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Legally Blonde – The Musical is a delightfully uplifting comedy packed with passion, pink and perfection! The musical is an adaption of the 2001 film and quite frankly a classier, funnier and less tacky version. The lead character Elle is a determined blonde armed with a degree in fashion merchandising who, with

Bright new era for top award-winning restaurant

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Christchurch - One of New Zealand most award-winning restaurants, Saggio di vino in Christchurch, has entered an exciting new chapter with a new owner, for the first time in 25 years. Saggio is now owned and run by its Chef Patron David Napier. The food is just outstanding and the ambience better

Culverden fete top five Christmas gift ideas

Culverden Fete - photo and article by Make Lemonade NZ

People travel from all over New Zealand to be at the annual Christmas Country Fete in Culverden and in its 25th year the event held this week certainly lived up to its reputation as the must-attend fete in the country. The location is just perfect with the right mix of fresh air

Tech summit an outstanding showcase of Canterbury’s strength

Canterbury Tech Summit - article by Make Lemonade NZ

The 14th Canterbury Tech Summit held at New Zealand’s Air Force Museum on September 15th was an outstanding showcase of how Canterbury’s tech sector is heading from strength to strength. The sell-out event attracted more than 650 people from across New Zealand’s tech sector which thoroughly impressed Prime Minister John Key

Auckland a real jewel in NZ’s crown

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Auckland may be a great place to live and it’s an even better place to visit for a break or holiday. It has everything as the real jewel in New Zealand’s tourism crown. It has cool little hills to walk up for amazing views across the city to Rangitoto. The great

The Poi E movie’s secret gem

Patea Maori Club perform Poi E - article by Make Lemonade NZ

Poi E is New Zealand’s song for all generations and there is a mounting sense of curiosity about the $1 million box office movie that poignantly tells the song’s story. The documentary film is packed full of inspirational treasures that every Kiwi from any background and culture should experience, but