Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Celebrate Auckland’s Anniversary with a Taste of Europe

8 January 2013

Celebrate Auckland’s Anniversary with a Taste of Europe

From art and markets aplenty, to delicious cuisine and gelato by the sea, Wellington’s got your European style getaway covered this Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

Running from December through until 27 January, Angels & Aristocrats at Te Papa showcases five centuries of European art. Drawn from New Zealand’s finest public collections, this major exhibition features paintings by Brueghel the Younger, Hobbema, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Turner and more. Te Papa’s unique version of the exhibition offers 12 additional paintings and exquisite period furniture from the museum’s collections. Free entry.

Just across the road from Te Papa you’ll find a number of European-influenced eateries. From French fare to Mediterranean menus, there’s something to please every palate. Taste the rustic flavours of Italy and Spain at Zibibbo (25 Taranaki Street), or experience Greek saganaki cheese flamed in Ouzo at Osteria del Toro (60 Tory Street).

Closer to Wellington’s Golden Mile, Lambton Quay, you’ll find authentic 1930s Belgian beer café, Leuven (135 Featherston Street). If fresh seafood takes your fancy, be sure to try their signature dish – a one kilo pot of steaming fresh mussels done one of five ways.

For an afternoon pick-me-up head to one of Wellington’s French cafes for something sweet paired with a shot of the good stuff. Grab an espresso from Cafe Breton (20 Brandon Street) and, for those with a sweet tooth, a macaron or Éclair au Cafe from the cabinet. Or visit Le Marche Francais (262 Thorndon Quay) or La Cloche (134 Hutt Road) for an array of cheeses and deli products to take back to your hotel.

The waterfront is the place to be on Sunday, courtesy of the Harbourside Market (corner of Cable Street & Barnett Street) and City Market (1 Herd Street) combo. With powers combined, the two ensure Wellington’s waterfront is the number one weekend destination for top quality local cuisine and entertainment.

At City Market you can taste local wines and olive oils along with other European-influenced treats including award-winning chef Martin Bosley’s bacon butties, Angie O Limoncello and Creative Cooking Macarons.

After your fill at the market, cleanse your palate with an award-winning gelato. Local brand Gelissimo is handmade using only the top ingredients including Zany Zeus organic milk. Ask them about their award-winning flavours or try one of their latest creations.
Those keen to stay longer in the capital can see the Wellington Phoenix take on the Newcastle Jets at Westpac Stadium on Saturday 27th, or witness British icon Cliff Richard take to the stage at the TSB Bank Arena on Monday 28th for the Still Reelin' and A-Rockin' tour. Tickets start from $99.90.
Book your stay at one of Accor’s four Wellington hotels and you’ll receive a 20 percent discount when you book online. Available Friday to Sunday nights up to 31st January 2013. Rates start from just $95 per night at Mecure Wellington Willis Street.
For more capital events or to book activities and accommodation, visit WellingtonNZ.com.

Notes to Editors:
Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT)
PWT is the regional tourism organisation for Wellington. It is a council-controlled organisation primarily funded by Wellington City Council through the Downtown Levy, a targeted rate paid by commercial ratepayers in downtown Wellington.
Wellington Tourism statistics
• Visitors spend over $2600 in the Wellington region per minute - $1.4 billion every year. (Source: Ministry of Economic Development Regional Tourism Data).
• Over four million visits are made to Wellington every year: 750,000 international and over 3.4 million domestic. (Source: Ministry of Economic Development Regional Tourism Data).

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag

One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.

This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.

What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Non-Apology To Tania Billingsley

The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of excuses... Yesterday though, Key’s choice of words indicated that an apology was the last thing on his mind. More>>

ALSO:

Conventions: Winston Peters On The Nation

Winston Peters opens door to standing in East Coast Bays electorate, says it's an "exciting point" and he's thinking about it. "I’ve had a whole lot of people writing to me and calling up and saying ‘why don’t you have a go in East Coast Bays’." More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Tribunal: Report On The MV Rena

In its interim report, the Waitangi Tribunal has found that the Crown’s conduct in response to the grounding of the MV Rena on Otaiti (Astrolabe) reef breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza: Wellington Protest For Palestine Calls For End To Bombing

Around 300 people gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Wellington on Friday to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Failure To Prosecute The GCSB

So one hand of the state – the Independent Police Conduct Authority – has now washed the hands of its brother agencies, and declared that all hands are clean. Case closed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news