The feast of theatre, dance, circus, cabaret, music and visual arts that is Auckland Arts Festival takes place 11-29 March, and Four Points by Sheraton Auckland has attractive package options for festivalgoers wanting a stylish stay in the heart of Auckland’s arts district.
Located on Queen Street and just a short walk from festival venues the Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall and Q Theatre, Four Points Auckland is the ideal base from which to kick back, relax and enjoy Auckland’s arts and entertainment scene.
For more information on package options, head here, and for more on the festival, head here.
Moving with the times, local fashion favourite Max is undergoing a significant transformation at the hands of new owners Barkers menswear.
Starting this week, customers will see whole new ranges hit stores including a fully revamped main line, a Liberty Fabrics collab, resort and the first drop of Elementary, featuring relaxed timeliness silhouettes in organic cotton, linen and other natural materials.
Food lovers won’t want to miss this year’s Taste of Auckland, with Epicer, Andiamo, Hugo’s Bistro, &Sushi, Culprit, Xoong, Shucker Brothers, Lowbrow,Crab Shack and a Paris Butter & Friends collab just some of the restaurants confirmed in this year’s line-up.
With tickets on sale this week, the four-day festival on from 31 October to 3 November 2019 on Auckland’s waterfront is shaping up to be a veritable ‘foodies’ playground’. New festival themes to explore include Spice Alley, Ocean Terrace, The Shed and Decadence Collective, showcasing signature dishes from some of Auckland’s most exciting restaurants, and gourmet treats, condiments, fine wines and chef favourites just waiting to be discovered.
Specialising in gin with a view, The Churchill is Auckland’s newest and highest rooftop bar.
Positioned on the 20th floor of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on Queen Street, The Churchill offers panoramic views of the city, stylish surroundings and a carefully curated beverage selection sure to satisfy the most discerning drinker.
A glamourous Paul Izzard-designed space celebrating the beverage traditions of the 1920s, The Churchill showcases the two most popular drinks of the age – gin and Champagne.
Choose from more than 160 gins, handpicked from around the world and closer to home, create a gin and tonic that’s all your own with the 10/10/10 menu, or if gin’s not your thing, select a glass of Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite drop, Pol Roger, from the Champagne trolley.
Made from 100 percent fruit and nothing else, new Nibblish baked fruit snacks are gently baked for 20 hours. The result - delicious, juicy whole strawberries and mango, pineapple and banana pieces, packed full of flavour and nutrients. With no mess, no peel and no preservatives or added sugar, they're ideal for work, kids' lunchboxes and munching on the move.
New Zealand's biggest wine tasting event Winetopia is back, with a colourful line-up of wine experts, personalities, masterclasses, mouthwatering food and the opportunity to sample hundreds of world-class wines from over 60 renowned vineyards.
Shed 10, Auckland 14-15 June and TSB Bank Arena, Wellington 12-13 July.
Auckland winemakers are banding together to showcase the best the region has to offer at the first-ever Auckland Wine Week being held this June.
With the winemaking regions of Waiheke Island, Matakana and West Auckland joining forces, visit between 13-23 June 2019 and you'll find wineries abuzz with events and cellar door tastings, Auckland-centric tastings and dinners at participating restaurants and retailers, and the country's biggest wine tasting event Winetopia taking place on the city's waterfront.