Hi, my partner and I are moving to NZ and OZ this year (from October onwards) and because we are looking to settle down there I was hoping someone could recommend a few good insider websites for the following (NZ & OZ websites);
Gigs and music
Travel offers / deals / vouchers
Activities (e.g. festivals, outdoor cinema etc)
General insider tips
Here in the UK we have websites such as 'Travel Zoo' (which I have already signed up to in all countries), 'Martin's Money Tips' (which gives you tips on saving money, whether it be on Restaurant Vouchers, Travel & Transport, freebies etc..) and 'Groupon' (which offers cut price deals on everything from outdoor actives to spa days)
I was just hoping to get an inside scoop to things rather than searching all the websites that everyone seems to do here in the UK which…hope that all makes sense…
Many thanks everyone!
For music and gigs: www.mukuna.co.nz, www.eventfinder.co.nz, www.grooveguide.co.nz
For travel offers/deals etc: www.grabaseat.co.nz (AIR NZ's daily domestic airfare deals - you have to be in early), www.treatme.co.nz, www.spreets.co.nz, www.bookabach.co.nz (if you sign up to the newsletter, there are often accommodation deals around the country sent to your inbox) and www.groupon.co.nz
Activities: www.doc.govt.nz (NZ walks), www.outdoorstyles.co.nz (music festivals - site currently being sold though so will be updated more later), www.aatravel.co.nz, www.wellingtonnz.co.nz (if you're in Wellington). Once you arrive, joining to Facebook groups e.g. particular bars, film festivals, institutions etc, you'll be up to date with regular events and offers.
As for general tips:
www.trademe.co.nz is our page for auctions, noticeboards, jobs, flats, flatmates etc.
www.stuff.co.nz is our main news site and looks after most newspapers in the country.
www.seek.co.nz is one of our most popular job sites
Hope it all goes well :) almost 6 years ago
Most of it has been answered already and I am too late i think. However, thought this might help someone else looking for information.
here is some input from me.
I get some good deals from www.grabone.co.nz and yazoom auckland.
popular news site would be www.stuff.co.nz and nzherald.
I like to travel and use some apps so as to help me out with the best attractions, places to stay, free places to visit etc.
Here is the android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hummba.guide.newzealand#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDIxMiwiY29tLmh1bW1iYS5ndWlkZS5uZXd6ZWFsYW5kIl0.
Iphone store link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/nz-travel-guide/id635887443?mt=8
I would highly suggest to go to the free places as NZ has amazing natural beauty; the goodness of nature :)
cheers! almost 4 years ago