The fascinating history of K-Road

Tuesday, 15 November 2016   by Kiwi International Hotel

From pre-colonial highway, to post-war shopping hub, through to the heart of Auckland's nightlife, Karangahape Road has more of a history than most parts of New Zealand!


Free Exhibitions to see in Auckland this November

Friday, 14 October 2016   by Kiwi International Hotel

A great exhibition can be wonderful, and we've picked out 6 of the best to see in Auckland this November - all free!


All aboard the Love Bus for Auckland local elections

Wednesday, 14 September 2016   by Kiwi International Hotel

With the Auckland local elections coming up, the council are trying something different in order to engage voters...


Fresh opera talent taking stage at iconic Mercury Theatre

Wednesday, 10 August 2016   by Kiwi International Hotel

It's been just over two years since the Mercury Theatre was once again available for live performances. With a history of highs and lows, the theatre is now in full-swing with a fantastic line-up of musical and theatrical shows.


Enjoy these great school holiday activities in Auckland

Friday, 1 July 2016   by Kiwi International Hotel

Make these school holidays fun and full of exciting activities. See what Auckland has to offer and discover some great family attractions.


Indulge in Auckland's tastiest events during June

Friday, 10 June 2016   by Kiwi International Hotel

Nothing warms the cockles in these colder months than good food. Auckland will be host to a number of events in June that will bring the best of New Zealand’s food, wine and beer to the city.


Enjoy two days in Auckland with affordable accommodation

Thursday, 12 May 2016   by Kiwi International Hotel

If you're only in Auckland for a day or two, there's still plenty to see and do! Come take a look at how to get the most out of your short stay.


The New Zealand International Comedy Festival on now

Thursday, 28 April 2016   by Mark Sandiford

If you like a laugh, then Auckland is the place to be over the next few weeks!


The grand old lady of Queen Street is set to make a comeback

Tuesday, 15 March 2016   by Mark Sandiford

At 87 years old, the 'Grand Old Lady' of Queen Street is set to make a comeback.


Free outdoor gigs at Music in the Parks this summer

Tuesday, 1 March 2016   by Mark Sandiford

From the Auckland Domain to Takapuna Beach, our favourite musicians have come together to perform free outdoor concerts around Auckland this summer.


NRL Auckland Nines – got your accommodation sorted?

Thursday, 28 January 2016   by Mark Sandiford

Fans look forward to the NRL Auckland Nines for the entire year leading up to the event. Many come from all over the country to enjoy the atmosphere and flaunt the costumes they have been planning for some time.


Night markets in Auckland are alive with exotic delicacies

Tuesday, 17 November 2015   by Mark Sandiford

Auckland night markets are growing in popularity, so much so that one is held every night of the week, each time in a different location.


Seven easy ways to build a sense of community in Auckland

Wednesday, 11 November 2015   by Mark Sandiford

A recent ‘Great Neighbour’ Survey in Auckland showed that 85 per cent of respondents want to know their neighbours better. But wanting this and actually doing it are two completely different things.


Top ten free things to enjoy in Auckland City at any time

Thursday, 8 October 2015   by Mark Sandiford

At Kiwi International Hotel we are all about enjoying life in the simplest and easiest of ways. For us, that translates into freedom and what comes with freedom is a focus on what life can offer you that is free of strings or more importantly free of cost.


How does Auckland city really rank in liveability terms?

Wednesday, 16 September 2015   by Mark Sandiford

Around this time last year, Auckland ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world, this year the hope is that the city ranks even higher.


Grafton Bridge an Auckland landmark

Friday, 21 August 2015   by Mark Sandiford

As the Auckland population continues to increase, so too does the use of the Grafton Bridge. Without it, the connection to several main inner-city areas would be difficult and time-consuming.


Auckland City's top 5 school holiday activities

Tuesday, 14 July 2015   by

At Kiwi International Hotel we are all about making life simple and we do that each and every day by offering a variety of affordable accommodation options, and in the spirit of expanding our approach to this philosophy, we want to help-out Auckland bound or currently living parents, these winter school holidays.


Celebrate Matariki this June as it heralds in the Aotearoa New Year

Tuesday, 16 June 2015   by Mark Sandiford

Auckland is seemingly the epicentre in New Zealand for festivals – from film festivals to comedy and now the Matariki festival 2015. Move-over Chinese New Year, Matariki is here to celebrate Aoteroa’s very own New Year in June and the festival will bring with it around 100 events taking place in multiple locations and communities across Auckland.


Street art festival brings colour and creativity to K’Road

Thursday, 4 June 2015   by Mark Sandiford

Strong supporters of both the local arts scene and the K Road Business Association, Kiwi International Hotel are proud to support All Fresco, a community based street art festival designed to inject colour and creativity into the K' Road streetscape through a diverse range of artists.


A night to remember with a visit to the Civic Theatre

Tuesday, 19 May 2015   by Mark Sandiford

The best things in life aren't things at all - so often the best things we can give or do with others are experiences that build long loving memories.


A laugh a minute 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival

Wednesday, 29 April 2015   by Mark Sandiford

From the 24th April to the 17th May Auckland will be awash with laughter as it hosts the 2015 International Comedy Festival


Rangitoto Island a very popular Auckland visitor destination

Wednesday, 25 March 2015   by Mark Sandiford

Rangitoto is the largest and youngest (over 600 years old) of the 50 volcanic cones and craters in the Auckland volcanic field. It is a majestic natural landmark, which now extinct boasts rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves.


Colourful Karangahape Road offers everything for visitors

Thursday, 12 February 2015   by Mark Sandiford

Just around the corner from the Kiwi International Hotel is Karangahape Road or K' Road as it's almost universally known. One of Auckland's more colourful districts, it is known for its diversity and creativity, boutique shops, restaurants and nightlife.


Kiwi International Hotel showcase iconic kiwiana items

Wednesday, 14 January 2015   by Mark Sandiford

Wikipedia defines Kiwiana as those items from New Zealand's heritage seen as representing iconic Kiwi elements. These "quirky things that contribute to a sense of nationhood" include both genuine cultural icons and kitsch.


The Stones they are coming

Friday, 14 November 2014   by Mark Sandiford

The time many Stones fans have been waiting for is almost here. On Saturday the 22 November 2014, Mt Smart Stadium will host arguably the greatest rock band on the planet.


How to tap into the best hotel accommodation deals

Friday, 24 October 2014   by Mark Sandiford

To book online or direct is a question that must be asked by every would-be traveller. How can you get the best deal?


Kiwi Hotel Auckland offers discount taxis for their guests

Monday, 22 September 2014   by Mark Sandiford

Who of us have put a ton of energy and research into choosing the right hotel accommodation only to feel ripped off the moment we step off the plane and into a taxi?


Kiwi Hotel in Auckland City perfect for budget travellers

Thursday, 28 August 2014   by Mark Sandiford

If you are contemplating a visit to Auckland city and looking for accommodation based on price, quality, comfort, amenities, friendly service and central location - then we’ve got the place for you.