Rugby finals fever and secret accommodation deals

We’re all done bar the final and the fairy tale continues for the All Blacks who are through to the championship game of their home tournament and one last showdown against a recent World Cup nemesis – France. And Aaron Cruden shows that boys from Palmerston North can jump straight into the big time and look right at home.

If you’re heading to the game this Sunday and don’t want to miss any of the action in town, you might want to book one of our Secret Sale hotel rooms in the Auckland CBD. There aren’t many rooms available anywhere in town but we’ve secured some from $350 per night so you can stumble to your room after yelling yourself hoarse and enjoying a couple of quiets in the Fanzone. Read more…

7 concerts worth traveling to Auckland for

Chris Cornell ticketAfter seeing Chris Cornell give a wonderful acoustic solo performance at the Michael Fowler Centre yesterday, I mused at how awesome it was to see such a wonderful performer in my own back yard. I wondered too, how many had travelled to Wellington to see one of grunge’s greats to play a few Soundgarden tunes?  I can count my brothers from Hastings at least!

As a Wellingtonian that gets grumpy if I have to travel further than to Petone, it bugs me when bands I love only come for a one off gig in Auckland – you basically have to be U2 or Guns ‘N Roses to get me to a concert  in Auckland – so what’s on the horizon that would get me or you there? Read more…