14 November 2005

Para quem quiser se programar, aí vai uma lista de alguns dos eventos previstos para 2006 aqui em Auckland:


ASB Bank Classic & Heineken OpenTop International - male and female tennis players compete in Auckland at the ASB Bank Tennis Centre on Stanley Street.

Auckland Anniversary Weekend RegattaThe City of Sails - celebrates its founding anniversary with an annual regatta on the harbour.

Starlight Symphony - A free open-air musical extravaganza in Auckland Domain, featuring
classical favourites, a laser light show and entertainment by local celebrities.

Mission Bay Jazz & Blues Festival - An evening of live jazz and blues performances on the streets of this seaside village on Auckland's Tamaki Drive.

Big Day Out Cutting- edge rock groups from New Zealand and around the world perform at Auckland's Ericsson Stadium.

Auckland Folk Festival International and national folk singers perform at Kumeu Showgrounds.


Devonport Food & Wine Festival Enjoy a weekend of fabulous food, wine tasting and live entertainment, including jazz, soul and buskers, at the charming seaside village of Devonport in Auckland.

Auckland International Cultural Festival Auckland - celebrates its cultural diversity with ethnic food, crafts, music and entertainment at Potters Park, Mt Eden.

Hero Festival Auckland's gay and lesbian community celebrate with the Big Gay Out, the Hero Pride March and Hero Dance Party. Various venues.

NZ Polo Open International and national polo players gather for this premier contest held at Clevedon Polo Grounds south of Auckland.

Teddy Bears Picnic - A fun family day at Auckland domain featuring teddies, a travelling farm, pony rides and entertainment.
Chinese Lantern Festival Auckland's grand finale to the Chinese New Year featuring three days of lanterns, stalls, traditional food and entertainment. Held at Albert Park.


St Patrick's FestivalAuckland's Irish community celebrates with music and dance, pub crawls, fun activities and the famous Travelling Hooley.

Pasifika - A day when Auckland, as the world's largest Polynesian city, showcases the colour and cultures of its Pacific people at the Western Springs Stadium.

Dragonboat Festival Dragonboat teams battle it out on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.

Round the Bays Run One of the world's largest fun runs around Auckland's scenic waterfront.


Montana Waiheke Island of Jazz FestivalTop New Zealand and international jazz acts gather at Waiheke Island near Auckland for a programme of great Easter jazz.

Easter Show - The country's largest trade fair featuring a carnival, show jumping, farm and animal displays and live entertainment. Held at NZ Expo Centre, Greenlane, Auckland.

Rally of New Zealand - The best of the world's rally drivers tackle the roads of Auckland region in this official leg of the World Rally Championships.

International Laugh Festival - The cream of international and NZ comedians come to Auckland for cutting-edge comedy and drama.

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival - Overseas guests and homegrown talent offer book readings, discussions and seminars in this biennial festival.


Celebration of Performing Arts Festival - Three days of largely free entertainment by Auckland's vibrant arts community over Queen's Birthday Weekend, including music, dance, street theatre and opera.


Auckland International Film Festival - A selection of new releases and classic films, rare footage and guest speakers at Auckland cinemas.


Going West Literary Festival Readings, workshops, debates and train rides in Auckland's Waitakere City.

Auckland Home Show Everything for the home, including a street of homes built especially for the show. Attracts over 500 exhibitors and 60,000 visitors.


Lindauer Coastal Classic Yacht RaceAn annual Labour weekend yacht race from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands.

Ellerslie Flower ShowThe Southern Hemisphere's largest flower show takes over the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens at Manurewa. Featuring workshops, seminars, music, exciting garden designs and dazzling floral displays.

Santa Parade - The largest of the nation's parades marks the Christmas season with colourful floats along Auckland's central streets.

Parnell Festival of RosesThe Auckland suburb of Parnell celebrates with a weekend of live entertainment featuring music, dance, street theatre and art exhibitions. A free double decker bus makes the circuit of festival venues - the Parnell Rose Gardens, Trinity Cathedral and Parnell Mainstreet.


Auckland Airport Qantas - Three Day Event The world's best horse riders compete at Puhinui Reserve in South Auckland. Entertainment includes a country fair with food and craft stalls.

Music in Parks - A series of free open-air concerts on Sundays featuring a mix of classical, jazz, pop, Latin and local rock. Main venues are the Auckland Domain Band Rotunda and Wintergardens, phone 09 379 2020 for details or

Coca Cola Christmas in the Park - A free open air concert in Auckland Domain presenting Christmas and pop songs and hosted by Kiwi celebrities.

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