Places to go, people to see and things to do this summer.
Cinema Italiano Festival NZ 2017 NOVEMBER 114, WELLINGTON, DECEMBER 1 3, NAPIER Celebrating Italian films across various NZ centres. cinemaitalianonz.com
The New Zealand Cider Festival NOVEMBER 4, NELSON Tastings, talks, workshops and all things cider in sunny Nelson. nzciderfestival.com
Mudtopia DECEMBER 1 3, ROTORUA A new festival to NZ, with mud sports, mud pools, mud obstacle courses, a mud run and a dedicated mud zone. mudtopia.com
World Kindness Day NOVEMBER 13, WORLDWIDE Make an e ort to practice an act of kindness: open the door for a stranger or give a compliment to a colleague.
Skyline Queenstown Fifty Years of Fun NOVEMBER, QUEENSTOWN Celebrating 50 years of our most popular tourist attraction. skyline.co.nz
New Zealand Flower and Garden Show NOVEMBER 29 DECEMBER 3, AUCKLAND A floral and horticultural spectacular. nzflowergardenshow.co.nz
Wildlife Photographer of the year NOW DECEMBER 3, AUCKLAND MUSEUM 100 Awe-inspiring images from around the world. aucklandmuseum.com
Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival NOVEMBER 11, DUNEDIN A vibrant culmination of local heroes, Kiwi brewing and culinary heritage. dunedinbeerfest.co.nz
South Island Food and Wine Festival DECEMBER 2, CHRISTCHURCH Delightful tastings from more than 40 wineries, local artisan fare and live music. winefestival.co.nz
Go Green Expo NOVEMBER 1112, WELLINGTON New Zealand’s largest organic, natural, sustainable and green living expo. gogreenexpo.co.nz
Midnight NOVEMBER 23, AUCKLAND Circus meets symphony in this enchanting, full scale collaborative concert you won’t want to miss. apo.co.nz
Winemakers Weekends DECEMBER 1 3, KINROSS COTTAGES Wine tastings and sessions plus a matched dinner with Coal Pitt wines. kinrosscottages.co.nz