2016 Waikato Show

2016 Waikato Show

2016 Waikato Show

Something for everyone to enjoy! Come and explore the many stalls, the free activities, the thrilling carnival, the amazing food, and the friendly animals at this years Waikato Show.

Top Six Things You MUST Experience At This Year’s Waikato Show

  • Savour the flavours of the world in the Cultural Village
  • Cuddles and cuteness with all kinds of animals
  • Feel all the fun of the fair
  • Learn, explore and engage with local stall holders
  • Win prizes, bargains, competitions galore
  • Dance, sing and enjoy the family stage entertainment

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Balloons Over Waikato Festival 2016

Balloons Over Waikato Festival 2016 - photo courtesy of balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz

 

Balloons Over Waikato

It’s that time of the year to look up and admire the many shapes, sizes and colors of the balloons over Waikato!

The Balloons over Waikato Trust is a non-profit organisation and has been successfully running this event for the previous 16 years. The Festival is a major iconic event for the general public on the annual calendar in both Hamilton and the Waikato Region. Six times voted Best Waikato Event by the public of Hamilton, this event is must do in the Waikato events calendar. We were lucky enough in 2015 to win the Best Established Community Event in New Zealand at the NAEP Awards.

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Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2016

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2016

The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2016

A one of a kind festival, Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2016 is a must-do on this summer’s to-do list. The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival has been bringing people together since 1999. The Hamilton Gardens, our very own International Garden of the Year, is the spectacular setting for theatre, music, art, dance, writers, ideas, circus and street performances for two weeks every Summer. Read more ›

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Astra Motor Lodge Wins 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award!

Astra Motor Lodge named winner of 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for hotels 

2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Astra Motor Lodge today announced it has been recognised as the overall winner in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels. For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the globe. Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Luxury, Service and Small Hotels. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value. Read more ›

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Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic

Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic

New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, is the perfect setting for two days of adrenalin-charged racing that is the “Bridge to Bridge”. High-speed boats, remarkable skill and extraordinary endurance are all on show during the country’s largest water-ski racing event from 27th – 29th November 2015.

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4500 people are estimated to attend this year’s round the bridges race.

Round the Bridges

Round the Bridges

Hamilton & Waikato’s annual Round the Bridges run is set to hit the pavement again this November, taking place on Sunday 15th, along the banks of the Waikato River.

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Don’t miss a fun day at the Waikato A&P show!

Waikato A&P Show

 

Don’t miss a fun day at the Waikato A&P show! 

The day is filled with fun events such as the stock competitions for Calf Club, Alpacas, Beef, Dairy Cattle, Dairy and Anglo-Nubian Goats, Equestrian and Sheep sections and Dog Trials.

There will be a variety of entertainment for children and adults including:

  • Schools Farm Walk Programme – Friday
  • Boys & Girls Calf Club Day – Friday
  • Wood Chopping Competitions – Saturday – Men and Ladies
  • Photographic Competitions – All 3 days. Further details on our website nearer the time.
  • Trade Sites – All 3 days
  • Farm yard and Poultry & Pigeon Display – All 3 days
  • Blacksmith – All 3 days
  • Face Painting

More to come – Check out the Waikato A&P Show website closer to the show for the latest information.

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ASTRA MOTOR LODGE WINS THE AA TRAVELLER SUPREME HOST OF THE YEAR AWARD!

Hamilton motel’s 24-hour approach wins national award. 

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Astra Motor Lodge in Hamilton is celebrating after winning the prestigious AA Traveller Supreme Host Of The Year award in Dunedin last night.

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The Höpt to it Comedy Grapevine Tour

This spring Höpt Soda is fizzed to bring you the 2015 Höpt to it Comedy Grapevine Tour!

The Höpt to it Comedy Grapevine Tour

The Höpt to it Comedy Grapevine Tour  – 10th Oct 2015  Founders Theater

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AA Traveller has announced Astra Motor Lodge as one of the top three finalist for the 2015 AA Supreme Host of the Year

AA Traveller has announced Astra Motor Lodge as one of the top three finalist for the

2015 AA Supreme Host of the Year

AA host of the year finalist

 

Hamilton-based accommodation provider Astra Motor Lodge is excited to have made it to the top three finalists for the 2015 AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year award.

AA Traveller writes – When it comes to outstanding customer service, three motels have proven they’re the best in the industry and are now up for a national award.

Far flung Stewart Island’s Bay Motel, Radfords on the Lake in Te Anau, and Astra Motor Lodge in Hamilton are all finalists for the AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year award.

The coveted award, now in its eighth year, recognises and celebrates motels with exceptional standards of customer service and hospitality. This included examples of placing hot water bottles in beds 10 minutes before guests with medical conditions arrived, to helping a husband surprise his wife on her birthday by organising a romantic waterfront dinner with a personalised cake and chocolate and bubbles for the couple’s room. Read more ›

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