Waikato homeowners are being urged to embrace NZ’s farming community as they pour into the city and help bridge the shortfall in beds needed for Fieldays, the Southern hemisphere's largest agricultural showpiece festival coming to Mystery Creek and FIFA U20 World cup this month.
This month, NZ Entrepreneur Magazine talks to Dr Julia Charity – Founder of a Peer-to-Peer accommodation platform where guests can book accommodation with like minded hosts. Now the largest and fastest growing Homestay Network in New Zealand, we ask Julia how she got started, what it’s really like to be an Entrepreneur in New Zealand and her hopes and dreams for the future.
Ever taken one of your special 'grandies' on holiday with you? Grans and Gramps will either groan or glee at the prospect....but even a single night away can create such special memories and strengthen the connection between generations.
It's now the school holidays and that's the perfect excuse to take one or two of your grandkids away and really have a wonderful time together.
Scientist-turned-businesswoman says you have to know how long your runway is.
Rotorua scientist-turned-entrepreneur Julia Charity led a panel discussion of seven prominent Kiwi businesswomen to launch a female entrepreneur week.
With the Cricket World Cup 2015 underway, the seven host cities are expected to reach full capacity. Backpackers, hotels and motels are being snapped up as thousands of supporters from around the world support one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
Recently we published a blog from European Film Makers Natalie and Mael’s journey to Rotorua. Today we are following another couple Rafa& Veronica who also work for bedycasa. We will be following their trip to through Matamata, Te Aroha & Cambridge.
Do you fancy a weekend away sampling fabulous food, with its' passionate creators?
New Zealand’s Homestay Network recently hosted Europe's top film makers Natalie and Mael. The couple was selected from 4000 entrants who competed to secure their place on a Round The World Tour of Homestays.
In New Zealand, Mael and Natalie travelled to Rotorua to experience the Lake Tarawera trail and ecotour, geothermal activity and Maori cultures - all with matching Homestay experiences.
Our New Zealand Homestays were featured in China's most popular TV show 'Dad! Where are we Going?
The show, which is watched by hundreds of millions world-wide, was filmed in Rotorua and New Zealand’s central North Island for a week in 2014.
New Zealand is the only international destination to feature in the show which follows celebrity fathers Huang Lei, Lu Yi, Yang Wei, Cao Ge and Wu Zhen Yu as they stay with Rotorua Homestay families and explore the region.
In the two 100-minute long Rotorua episodes, the celebrities experience New Zealand culture and accomplish a series of missions with or against each other.
The celebrites stayed with New Zealand host families who involved them in activities and tourist attractions.
Rich in culture New Zealand welcomes travelers with a warm inviting greeting '"Kia ora!"
在中国的一档最受欢迎的电视真人秀“爸爸去哪儿”中，Rotorua 扮演了一个很重要的角色，因为目前这档将会被数百万的潜在观众观看的节目，正在这里进行着为期一周的拍摄，而节目中的明星们正也参观着当地最风景如画的地方。Rotorua这个地区的迷人风景将会呈现在“爸爸去哪儿第二季” 最近的两集中。但是由于双方合同的一些限制，具体拍摄的一些地方的细节问题还不能对外公开。
New Zealand's Homestay Network takes People's Choice and Runner up at Rotorua's Entrepreneurial event
“Through determination and grit I have created something from nothing. The world has changed and New Zealand needs its own Homestay Network. I'm doing this for the people of New Zealand and it's so wonderful to receive this award.
Winning the People’s Choice provides awhi for me along my entrepreneurial journey.”
Julia Charity says she's had a ''pretty typical entrepreneurial journey''.
''I've been burnt out, ripped off and broke. You just learn to never let anything compromise the dream.''
This week's 'Our People' is about Rotorua Entreprenuer Julia Charity.
If Julia Charity was a doll she'd be one of the double-faceted kind. On one side she'd appear as the consummate scientist, turn it around and she'd be seen as an entrepreneur.
WOMAD 2014 - our Accommodation picks in New Plymouth
10 years of celebrating music and international culture
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 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.
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.
As an official partner of the Rotorua Cycle Trail 'Thermal By Bike' we wish to thank Rotorua Daily Post for highlighting Rotorua's new Cycle Trail on Day 3 of their summer series: 'Essential 50 featuring the top Visitor Attractions and local experiences in Rotorua.'
Whether you are new to cycling or an old hand, Rotorua's Cycle Trail - Te Ara Ahi - Go Thermal By Bike Cycleway is a must-do.
An estimated 20,000,000 viewers are expected to watch a Korean Reality TV show featuring New Zealand residents and iconic tourist attractions.
Korea’s No. 1 reality TV show ‘Dad, where are we going? aired in Korea on Sunday 24 November. Produced by MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation), the show features five celebrity fathers and their children as they undertake weekly challenges.
Photo caption: 'Dad, where are we going?' celebrity father Yoon Minsoo and son Yoon Hoo, fishing at Lake Tarawera.
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!
Labour Weekend is a much-deserved long weekend - an opportunity to celebrate the end of a long winter stretch. Here are our top tips for a Labour Weekend Getaway.
With glimpses of warm summer weather and spring baby animals and blossoms, we suddenly leave our hibernation, say farewell to the fire-lighting routine and make plans for getting out and about.