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.