Events NZ

Keep Calm and Carry On - Queen's High Tea Re-imagines Events

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 29/05/2020

Founder and Managing Director of Look After Me – Events and Accommodation Julia Anne, co-Director Colin MacPhee, Her Worship the Major of Rotorua, Steve Chadwick and Prince’s Gate Hotel Events Manager, Stephen Taylor. Photo credit: Michal Mudroncik.New Zealanders are invited to keep calm and carry on. With Queen’s Birthday weekend coming up, many New Zealanders will be wondering what to do. Go out or stay in? Travel or not to travel? Events or no events?

Let’s sit down, have a cup of tea and think about it.

Great Write Inn

Posted in Events NZ, News
Published: 1/01/2020

#GreatWriteInn - Great Write Inn - Writer standing in the sun with arms outstretched smiling with tag line I've published my first book!  for writer's festivals in New Zealand 2020


Have you always dreamed of writing and publishing a book? 

We help writers on their journey to write, publish and market their first book.

It all starts at our Great Write Inn - educational workshops with all the fun of a festival.

Check out our launch special for Dunedin.

Tickets for our Rotorua and Wellington events on sale 1 April 2020.

Wild Imaginings Homestay & Play Accomodation in Dunedin

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 20/10/2019

Writers festivals New Zealand Wild Imaginings Hui in DunedinDunedin, City of Literature is proving just how apt that name is! November 8th -10th, writers and illustrators will be converging on the city to learn more about their craft.

A wonderful weekend of discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities for children's writers and illustrators is fast approaching. 2019's Wild Imaginings Hui in Dunedin, is set to be a fantastic event for all attendees.

Mother Daughter - a special bond

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 10/05/2017

Home hosted accommodation, Mothers day, Look after me,

Mums and daughters have a special bond, it's a girl thing!

But like any relationship it takes an investment of time.

Sharing words of wisdom, caring for each other as only women can and experiencing life together with the many emotions and 'first's' .

The benefits of homestay accommodation in New Zealand

Posted in Events NZ, News
Published: 12/04/2017

budget hosted accommodation with Look After Me NZ's Homestay Network

Why choose commercial accommodation when you can have the luxury of staying with friendly hosts at a homestay property?

Now Nationwide, New Zealand's Homestay Network has properties in beach, lake, bush and city locations all over New Zealand. It is helping pioneer the Sharing Economy in New Zealand and offers a small, boutique local experience.


Accommodation for Fieldays - Mystery Creek Hamilton (June 2016)

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 15/03/2016

Heading along to Fieldays at Mystery Creek, June 15-18th? Look After Me has a great range of accommodation ranging from $50-$150. We have properties catering for sales reps, business peole and single travellers? We have hand picked a selection of our properties below perfect for Fieldays accommodation. 

Business travel in Christchurch

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 17/02/2016

Hosted accommodation with Look After Me Homestay Network in Christchurch Heading to Christchurch for business this year? Here's what you need to know to help your trip be the best it can be.

Accommodation for Fieldays - Mystery Creek Hamilton (June 2015)

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 14/05/2015

where to stay at National Fieldays with Look After Me near Mystery Creek. Accommodation in Hamilton, Home hosted accommodation

Heading along to Fieldays at Mystery Creek, June 10-13th? Look After Me has a great range of accommodation ranging from $50-$150. We have properties catering for sales reps, business peole and single travellers? We have hand picked a selection of our properties below perfect for Fieldays accommodation. 

ANZAC Day Remembrance

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 15/04/2015

This coming Sunday is ANZAC Day and all around New Zealand, we are commemorating. 

We surveyed some of our hosts and guests (via Facebook) to find out what they were doing and how they were spending the day. ANZAC 2015, Look After me, Home hosted accommodation, Kiwi hospitality

Evolving B&B use still hard to measure in New Zealand

Posted in Events NZ, Baby Boomers NZ, Press Room
Published: 4/07/2014

Olook After me hosting evolving B&B use still hard to measurene of the below-the-radar categories for tourism across New Zealand is the Bed and Breakfast and Home stay market, which tourism experts suggest could account for significantly more than the officially monitored visitor bed nights. And new online apps and sites are allowing increasing numbers to access private household accommodation.

Nominate a deserving farmer and they could win a 'Getaway Retreat'

Posted in Events NZ, Competitions
Published: 9/06/2014

Look After Me hosted accommodation, New Zealands Homestay network, Home hosted accommodation

'Look After Me' Homestay Network is founded on hospitality and sharing what we love. 

So when we heard the saddening news of high statistics of depression in the rural sector; we knew exactly what to do.

We are proud to announce our competition to gift a retreat to a deserving farmer. We hope that they will indulge in an opportunity to getaway for a couple of days, recharge and relax.

For details of our Press Release please click here.

New Plymouth residents opening hearts and homes - accommodation for Womad

Posted in Events NZ, Press Room
Published: 12/03/2014

New Plymouth homeowners have adopted the spirit of embracing cultural diversity to help bridge the shortfall in beds needed for Womad, the music festival coming to the city this weekend.

look after me at womad 2014 providing hosted accommodationThere are still a few beds available in New Plymouth through commercial accommodation providers but Karen Longstaff, Team Leader at New Plymouth i-site Puke Ariki, says that some festival goers tend to leave booking their accommodation to the last minute. “With commercial accommodation either full, or requiring two-three night minimums, we’re now looking to our lists of homeowners to help out with demand.” Typically Womad festival goers are looking for somewhere clean, comfortable and affordable for the night.”

WOMAD 2014 - Our Accommodation picks in New Plymouth

Posted in News, Events NZ
Published: 18/02/2014

WOMAD 2014 - our Accommodation picks in New Plymouth

10 years of celebrating music and international culture

Look After Me hosted Accommodation celebrating Womad 2014 in New Plymouth



WOMAD began from a desire to share international music and culture with people, experience culture that is not their own. Music is said to be the international language spanning cultures and barriers. From a dream in 1980 to the humble inaugural event in 1982, WOMAD has grown in popularity and status as 'the event' for many.

Ellerslie International Flower Show 2014 - our accommodation picks in Christchurch

Posted in News, Events NZ
Published: 16/02/2014

Blooming Marvellous!

Ellerslie International Flower Show is an iconic Christchurch event. With it's earlier start this year (26 - 2 March 2014), it is poised to make the most of day light savings. Ellerslie International Flower Show is held annually in North Hagley Park and is more than just a flower show. Here we mention a few highlights and offer our recommentdations and ideas for accommodation in Christchurch for those attending the Ellerslie Flower Show. 

Flower show, Auckland. Home hosted accommodation, Look After me, New Zealand Homestay   Canstruction is a fun new event at Ellerslie this year, with a serious purpose of raise funds, food and awareness of the City Mission. Well done and don't forget to vote. Entries are still open to enter a team.

What flower show would be complete without a fashion show and afternoon workshops with Angela Stone. Get creative and decorate your hat daily hat competitions with spot prizes.

Homestay Accommodation for Christchurch A&P Show Day

Posted in Events NZ, News
Published: 1/11/2013


show day christchurch accommodation map holiday the show A&P show

Christchurch A&P Show Day is huge, no its massive!

Your senses will shout vibrant and your taste buds will go wild sampling delicious food and wine; oh yeah, and there are a few horses running around too!

Go wow at Wellington's WOW (World of Wearable Arts)

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 10/09/2013

World of Wearable Arts, Wellington

World of Wearable Arts (WOW) , accommodation WellingtonLook After Me is in awe of the amazing event that has taken over Wellington. Wellington is putting on a show like no other, a show that needs to be experienced to appreciated for all that it is. As if we NEED an excuse to celebrate, this year's World of Wearable Arts (WOW) is extra special as its the 25th Anniversary.

The highlight of WOW the Awards show , from 26 September 2013 — 6 October 2013 at the Queens Wharf., Wellington. Adding to the experience at Te Papa, New Zealand's Museum, is this showcasing of  'The WOW Factor public programme' starting 21st September thru to 4th October.

Go Gumboot - Accommodation for Fieldays, Mystery Creek, June 2013

Posted in Events NZ, News
Published: 20/05/2013

We are proud to support significant National Events all around New Zealand and this week's blog we feature accommodation suitable for participants in this years National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek, near Hamilton.

If you are interested in accommodation for Fieldays for 2014, we suggest you check out our 2014 options here:

Click here for 2014 Accommodation options for Fieldays at Mystery Creek. 

Warm Womad Welcome

Posted in Events NZ, Press Room
Published: 14/03/2013

Taranaki Arts Festival Trust marketing and communications manager Lisa McMullan said it was a fantastic way to warm up for Womad which runs from tomorrow until Sunday.  Womad has sold out in the past and we are doing everything we can to aim for that again."

Ms McMullan said a decent walk-up crowd was also expected and gate sales would be available if the 12,500 tickets did not sell out prior to the festival's opening tomorrow night.

Taranaki Motel Association president Fi Evans said as far as she knew, the region's accommodation was "chock-a-block" and had been for some time. Most accommodation providers had Womad regulars who booked a year in advance, she said. "You've got to be in quick.

"Sometimes we have to send people away to places as close as we can, which is often all the way to Whanganui, because there's nothing here," she said.

To help meet the demand, Kiwi business Look After Me is seeking New Plymouth homeowners with guest rooms or sleepouts to billet paying guests for the weekend.