Upcoming NZ Events in 2020 for International Students to Attend, Part 2

Thursday, August 13, 2020

These are all the events happening later in the year 2020 that International Students might be interested in attending. For Part 1, click the link. They have been arranged in order of what is coming up first to what will be happening last. Please keep an eye on the dates, as they may change due to COVID-19 postponements or cancellations.

Olveston Behind the Ropes Tour – Otago
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First Tuesday of each month
Where = Olveston Historic Home, 42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin, Otago, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
This house tour is designed to give you a special two hour look behind the scenes of regular tours to view some of the historic artefacts that the house has stored away. Take a very special guided tour through one of NZ’s most famous architecturally and historically preserved houses, over a century old – it hasn’t changed since 1966, when it was gifted to the City of Dunedin by the Theomin family. Tickets for the tour are $42.

Stargazing at Stonehenge Aotearoa – Wairarapa
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Every Friday and Saturday night of the week, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Where = Stonehenge Aotearoa, 51 Ahiaruhe Rd, Carterton, Wairarapa
Built to resemble the Stonehenge rock formation in England, this is NZ’s only open-air astronomical observatory. Students can view the stars and planets for as little as $5.

Friends! The Musical Parody – Auckland
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Thursday 1 October 2020, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Where = Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre - Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, CBD, Auckland
Catch the show from September 11th onwards as it moves across the country from South to North, with its penultimate performance in Auckland before it finishes its NZ run in Tauranga on October 2nd. This musical is perfect for anyone that has binge-watched all the episodes of the smash-hit TV show on Netflix.

Synthony 2020 – Auckland
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30th October 2020
Where = Auckland City (Spark) Arena
The perfect mixture of live DJ’s, dance music, laser lights and orchestral instruments now exists! Find your new favourite music genre and get your tickets before they sell out! Enjoy a “The Best Of” performance for $115, only in Auckland, before the show moves onto the rest of the country for late 2020/2021 performances.

TOAST – Wairarapa
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Sunday 15th November
Where = Martinborough
This is Martinborough’s wine and food festival, a great day out for anyone looking to soak up the sun, try a variety of wines, enjoy food platters and relax among the vines.

Gibbs Farm Open Day – Auckland
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Friday 20 November 2020, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where = Gibbs Farm, Barr Road, R.D.4, Warkworth, Auckland
A unique home for some of the works of the world’s most inspirational sculpture artists, Gibbs farm contains the largest collection of large-scale outdoor sculptures in NZ. The farm is rarely open to public visits and is also home to numerous exotic animal species, including Bison, Emus and Giraffes. Its annual open day was postponed due to COVID-19 and now it will open its doors to fundraise for MusicHelps, with limited tickets available, costing around $100 for package deals (lunch and a return us trip will cost $143.50). The park is 400 hectares and contains one of the worlds great private art collections.

Hidden Valley – Auckland
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Sunday 27th December 2020
Where = Matakana Country Park
Start your New Year’s celebrations off right by attending this one-day event at the height of NZ summer. With a mixture of international and Kiwi acts, this is a great way to get your music fix without having to attend one of the major multi-day music festivals. Tickets cost $159.90 and sales end on 27 Dec 2020.

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