Monthly Archives: December 2010

Day twenty seven: ASB Classic International Tennis

Never before has Auckland played host to such an impressive array of female tennis talent. The ASB Classic, usually the poorer cousin of the warm-up tournaments Australia hosts prior to the Australian Open, appears to have this year come of … Continue reading

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Day twenty six: Boxing Day races Ellerslie

After a day of family commitments on the 25th, the Boxing Day Races provide a great opportunity for a bit of fun with friends before heading out of town for the holidays. The 2010 edition will have a disappointing difference … Continue reading

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Day twenty five: Galbraiths Alehouse

Every now and again you find an establishment that reminds you of your travels. On our visit to Galbraiths Alehouse over the weekend I was instantly transported back to the UK to one of the numerous English rural pubs that … Continue reading

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Day twenty four: Fish and Chips up Mt Victoria

With its plethora of dormant volcanoes, Auckland is blessed with a tremendous array of vantage points. Mt Victoria (named after Queen Victoria) rising above Devonport on the North Shore is one of these. The climb to the summit is steep … Continue reading

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Day twenty three: Takapuna Beach Cafe & Store

Takapuna Beach is a lovely spot – it’s a beautiful sandy beach that provides safe swimming and wonderful views out to Rangitoto, all within a 15 minute drive of the city centre. On our last visit we were in search … Continue reading

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Day twenty two: The Bunker

Most Aucklanders like to think that they have a fairly good handle on the top live music venues in our city. But how many of you have heard of The Bunker on the slopes of Mt Victoria in Devonport? The … Continue reading

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Day twenty one: Umi Sushi

Sushi has long been a favorite of Aucklanders and for those of us who have spent time overseas it is one of those things that we crave whilst away. Most shopping centers now have a sushi outlet however the quality … Continue reading

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