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Highlife New Years Eve


Hey everybody,

For the past two years Highlife Entertainment has delivered one of the top New Years Eve event experiences in New Zealand.

The last HIGHLIFE NYE EXPERIENCE at Waiheke Island’s Stonyridge Vineyard, secured its standing as the third largest New Years Eve event in the country while also becoming the first major NYE event to sell out of tickets.

After months of planning and hard work, we are pleased to announce that a new location in the stunning East Coast district of MATAKANA has been confirmed to host the HIGHLIFE NYE EXPERIENCE.

The MATAKANA winery district is a cruisy one hour drive from Auckland City and is neighbour to some of the North Island’s most stunning beaches and popular holiday destinations including Mangawhai, Omaha, Pakiri, Leigh, Goat Island, Waipu Cove, Point Wells, Matapouri, Ruakaka, Sandspit, Snells Beach and Tawharanui to name a few. All of these summertime hot spots are situated within 5-25 minutes drive from our new site!

Together these areas offer a vast selection of accommodation options ranging from holiday homes for rent, hotels and motels, various resorts, bed and breakfast options as well as fully serviced holiday campgrounds. Get your friends together, book your accommodation and make a vacation out of it!

Highlife Entertainment will be providing transport options to and from the event from a number of the locations listed above.
For those people wanting to drive from these locations to the event or up from Auckland for the night, there will be secure parking available for over 1000 vehicles.

The MATAKANA coast and Rodney District also plays host to an array of some of the finest Vineyards and Wineries in New Zealand with a large selection of restaurants, bars, café’s, deli’s, cinemas, golf courses, markets and other places of interest. There are heaps of things to do here to keep you entertained and loads of places to eat and drink nearby.

Assisting me with the creation and promotion of this event will be Ali Yildiz (Owner of Spy Bar and the Café Massimo outlets), Karn Hall (DJ, radio personality and event promoter), Stephen White (Owner of Stonyridge Vineyard) as well as a solid crew of other good people from the industry who are involved in making this event as truly special as we plan it to be.

Highlife Entertainment has secured a premium new venue for the hosting of this event. Our new venue, the first line up of local and International acts and a whole swag of other information about the event including accommodation and transport options will be announced over the coming weeks. Let your friends know now!, its going to be awesome!

$85.00 + BF early bird tickets go on sale from Tuesday, July 1st 2008 at 9am and are available from Real Groovy, Route 66 and online from

For more information on MATAKANA and its neighbouring holiday destinations, please visit the sites listed below:


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