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Rotoroa, Auckland’s newest visitor island, has opened accommodation in the form of three newly renovated holiday
homes for rent, plus a venue space for functions. All have views across to Coromandel and Waiheke Island.
The Langham, Auckland has launched a Mod’s Hair blow dry bar for the Christmas party season. The five-star hotel is partnering with the international Mod’s Hair Paris group, which is installing a ‘pop up’ blow dry bar in a Chuan Spa suite at the hotel in time for the festive social whirl.Read the full post
Princess Cruises is offering special deals for a limited time on Diamond Princess for New Zealand passengers. Both the 12 and 13-night cruises, leaving from Auckland and Sydney on Diamond Princess are available now from only $1099*.
The first, a 13-night cruise, leaves Sydney on 16DEC11 and travels via Melbourne and Hobart to Fiordland National Park (scenic cruising) onto Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Tauranga and Auckland.
Auckland club College Rifles made it back-to-back titles at the 2011 International Sevens in Heaven rugby tournament played in Rarotonga a couple of weeks ago. They thumped one of the tournament favourites, Tauae Bulls 26-7, in the final in front of a 2000-plus crowd at BCI Stadium.Read the full post
Auckland’s 5-star Pullman Hotel has unveiled its new $10,000-a-night Presidential Penthouse. The hotel’s GM Rob McIntyre says the suite’s size and stature is a first for New Zealand and puts the hotel a class above its counterparts.
No expense has been spared in the 286 sq m interior space across two levels on the top floor of the hotel’s Residence Tower. The penthouse commands Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf views from the five balconies covering a total of 110 sq m.
The 452-room Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, the country’s largest, is currently undergoing refurbishment as part of a multi-million dollar Group re-branding initiative announced last month.Read the full post
Te Waka Maori, the huge canoe-shaped pavilion that featured at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour during the final days of RWC2011, may be seen next year in London during the 2012 Olympic Games.Read the full post