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25 things to do around Central Auckland

Auckland the City of Sails – here are twenty five things to do and see!

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10 Native birds of New Zealand that rule the roost

Considering people from New Zealand are often referred to as “Kiwi’s” (I’m not sure if this has stemmed from the fruit or the bird) – and due to the fact that Hakatours uses a Kiwi bird as it’s brand symbol, it seems natural that we do a bird blog. Here are 10 birds that you should be flying to see!  

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Am I good enough to heliski?

Heliskiing holds a perception that you need to be an alpine-adventure-extremist-junkie. Is heliskiing is on your bucket list? You’ve always wanted to try it, but you don’t think your good enough? Here is how good you need to be to heliski!

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Gear up for the New Zealand snow season – how to get snow ready!

Who’s excited for the snow season!? If you want to get in shape for the snow season, we suggest starting an exercise program a month or two in advance – here are some tips and tricks on how to get into the best possible shape!

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Three activities in Queenstown that you probably haven’t heard of!

You would have heard about Queenstown’s adrenaline-pumping adventure activities – but what if you don’t like heights, jumping or getting wet? Here are three activities that will give you breathtaking memories.

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Ten beverages you have to try in New Zealand

Craft beer is defined as being made in a traditional way by a small brewery so it seems natural that New Zealand follow trend. Ideas begun brewing, sheds and backyards became breweries and Kiwis got crafty.

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Verve’s Carpe Diem (and how you can help)

To raise money for Lymphoma Cancer Research, on the 24th of April we’re taking Verve (and his daughter Bella) on the biggest Queenstown adventure you could possibly fit into one day – Verve’s Carpe Diem.
He’ll be skydiving, canyon swinging, bungy jumping, gondola riding, luge steering – you name it. And we’ll do our best to share the action as it happens.

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Lest we forget – Anzac Day 2018

Anzac Day – this year, 2018, marks the final year of WW100 commemorations – with four long years of conflict claiming the lives of millions of soldiers and civilians, coming to an end in 1918. Here is a background on Anzac Day, its significance to New Zealand and events near you.

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Ten things to eat in New Zealand

Food is an expression of culture – traditional cuisine is passed through generations and is a means of cultural identity. New Zealand offers a unique hybrid of heart warming comfort food, with a strong focus on meat, poultry, seafood and seasonal vegetables, combined with the indigenous cooking styles of Māori. Here are 10 of our national delicacies!

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Why is culture important to the Haka Tourism Group?

‘Whanau’ is the Māori word for family, but it also extends to your local community. Whanau is integral to the Haka Tourism brand – the Haka family trust one another, treat each other well, and put equality and honesty at the heart of everything they do.

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