Attend – May/June 2018

Winter may be coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to hibernate until September – here’s the hottest events throughout May and June.


Auckland Writers Festival

Aotea Centre, May 15 – May 20

Sonya Renee Taylor
Auckland Writers Festival

The Auckland Writers Festival returns for 2018 – and over 200 of the world’s best authors will be visiting to celebrate the world of books and ideas. Some of the big names in the writing world who are attending include – Karen Joy Fowler, Jane Harper, Robert Webb and many more. The event takes place over five days with the main venue being the Aotea Centre in the Auckland CBD, you can pick and choose which days and events to go to or get a session pass and attend all five.

Check out the website for more information.

Wine, Cheese And Astronomy

Stardome Observatory, May 1

The Stardome have extended their ‘Night Sky’ show to encompass a night of wine and cheese. Learn all about the planets and constellations while enjoying a nice glass of wine. This is definitely the perfect event to go to for a date night.

For more information check out the website.

An Evening With Hillary Rodham Clinton

Spark Arena, May 7

We had Obama and now we have Clinton. The first woman nominated for presidency by a major party in the United States is making a visit to New Zealand for a talk about being a woman in politics, the infamous 2016 election, and what the future holds for her. Clinton will also be sharing stories from her best-selling book What Happened. This is one not to miss if you’ve ever been intrigued by learning more about what goes on behind the scenes of the US elections.

For more information check out The Growth Faculty website.

The World Of Wine Festival

AUT Auckland City Campus, May 12 – May 13

A day of tasting wine is something we can all agree to! The largest ever showcase of international wines is coming to Auckland, so you can experience tastes beyond just the New Zealand and Australian grape. The festival boasts over 130 wines from over 13 different countries with even more waiting at the revolving wine bar and in the masterclasses. There will also be a good array of food onsite with the culinary and catering team at AUT preparing food to match with the different wines.

Check out the website for more information.


Mid Winter Christmas At Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park Raceway, Greenlane, June 22 – July 13

Every Friday night throughout the chilly Winter months Alexandra Park is offering up mid-Winter Christmas parties to help overcome those Winter blues. Get your workmates or a group of friends together and enjoy a Friday evening of buffet food, drinks and harness racing. There’s three function rooms to choose from and each night has a variety of spot prizes and live entertainment once the last race finishes. So gather up a group and enjoy a night of racing fun.

Le French Village

The Cloud, Queens Wharf, June 9 – June 10

Experience all things French from food to fashion at the annual French Village. This year the venue is bigger and there’s more than 70 new stalls involved. After the Auckland event Le French Village will move on to Wellington for June 16 – June 17 so anyone living in the capital can enjoy the french themed offerings as well.

Highlife Winter Social 2018

The Wharf, Northcote, Auckland, June 30

The Winter social returns to the luxurious North Shore venue, The Wharf. It’s a night of glitz, glamour and good music with gorgeous views across the harbour. Entertainment will be courtesy of an assortment of DJs and musicians including – Karn Hall, Jarrod Phillips, Alex Q and Dougal Swift. Food and top-shelf spirits, wine and champagne will be available throughout the night.

Niall Horan’s Flicker World Tour

Spark Arena, June 1

The Irish singer, of One Direction fame, is bringing his very first solo world tour to Auckland City. Expect to hear his two smash hits Slow Hands and This Town, as well as some other tracks off his first solo album. The show should have a more acoustic feel with Horan stating he was influenced by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, The Lumineers and James Bay.