The A-List: Winter is Here – July’s Top Events and Activities

The A-List: Winter is Here – July’s Top Events and Activities

Winter is here

For months we’ve been hearing that winter is coming, and now the season is most definitely here. With rainy days and gloomy skies, winter often gives us all the urge to just stay in our pj’s all day and binge watch shows on Netflix. But with the school holidays coming up and exciting events happening all around Auckland, you’ll be rushing out the door in no time, minus the pj’s (we hope).


Here’s what’s cool this July:


Aotea Square Ice Rink and Ice Slide

 ice rink


With the ice skates officially being hung up for the season on the 24th of July its time to rush down to Aotea Square and become the ice dancer you have always dreamed of being, or take the kids down for a whirl on the ice. With skates and frames for the kids available on site and a penguin kid’s zone for beginners, you can sit back and drink coffee out of your vintage thermos knowing the kiddies are safe. For the more adventurous there’s a double-laned ice slide to test your skills. With so much going on who wouldn’t want to get amongst it?



17th June- 24th July 2016



Monday to Friday                     12pm to 10pm

Saturday & Sunday                  10am to 10pm

School Holidays 9 July to 24 July 10am to 10pm



Aotea Square, Queen St, CBD, Auckland



Adult: $20.00

Child (12 and under): $15.00

Ice Slide (three rides): $7.50

Ice Slide (five rides): $12.00

Tickets available on site


For more information skate along to the Aotea Square website:


Green Living Show



With winter also comes hibernation, and giving up on healthy living. The Green Living Show is here to motivate you back into healthy living with inspiring free seminars; healthy food and drink stalls that will cater to all your needs and get you back on track and feeling great. If you aren’t there just for the food, you can shop around for natural spa treatments to pamper yourself with during the cool months. Maybe you’ll even convince your other half to get some solar panels, so you can continue to binge watch Netflix when you get home, without having to worry too much about the power bill.



Saturday 2nd of July- Sunday 3rd of July 2016






ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Epsom, Auckland



Children under 18: free

General Admission: $10.00


Buy your tickets here:


For more information head over to:


Finding Dory at Kelly Tarlton’s

Finding Dory


First it was Frozen, and now it’s Finding Dory getting the kids so excited. We’ve got to admit, this movie is a long time coming and we couldn’t be more excited! Once you’ve watched the movie, embrace the obsession and dive into Kelly Tarlton’s to become part of the Finding Dory Ocean Exploring Adventure! With an interactive quiz about Dory and her home, the kids will be occupied for hours and will be educated on the ocean and the creatures living deep below. Afterwards you can sit down for a nice cup of coffee, and give thanks that this movie doesn’t contain singing.



22nd of June- 31st of July 2016



9.30am – 5pm daily



Kelly Tarlton’s, 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland



General Admission Adult: $39.00

General Admission Child: $22.00

Buy Tickets – 0800 80 50 50 or on site


More information:


Matakana’s Vintage Market


[Photo: Matakana Markets]


Get your favourite late 80s/ early 90s frock out of the back of your wardrobe and hop in the car for a quick road trip to Matakana. Just an hour’s drive north of Auckland, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world. With live music, and pop up vintage shops full with old school trinkets and clothing, why not reflect back on your glory days?



Sunday 10 July 2016



10 am – 2 pm



Matakana Village Market Square, 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Auckland



Free admission


More info:



The Auckland Food Show

Food Show

[Photo: Auckland Food Show]

You always know it’s going to be a good time when the Auckland Food Show is in town! From endless delicious samples (take a couple more, we won’t tell), to live demonstrations from some of the country’s best chefs, we could easily spend all four days there! You’ll no longer have to dream about that delicious organic dip that Susan next door claimed to make, as you’re sure to see it at the food show!



Thursday 28th July – Sunday 31st July 2016



Thu-Sat: 10am-6pm

Sun: 10am- 5pm



ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Epsom, Auckland



General entry: $28 per day

Children under 12: $15

Children under 5: free


More info:

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