August has arrived and it's looking busy! Whether it’s reality TV on the couch, or a night out at one of Auckland’s newest restaurants, we have the scoop on what to do and where to be.
THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA
Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins is gracing the screen again, but this time swapping the AFL gear for a suit and tie as he makes his debut as Australia’s next bachelor. Tune in as Nick navigates his way through the 25 women entering the mansion.
Kiwis can catch all the action exclusively on Bravo, 8:30PM Tuesdays & Wednesdays from August 21st.
RHYTHM AND VINES
It’s NZ’s most coveted New Year’s festival and it’s back for their 17th year! Rhythm and Vines are heading back to Gisborne and we are anticipating the line-up, dropping sometime this month.
Tickets for R&V are available now on their website, purchase here.
MENU BY MANU
After the success that HOYTS has seen in Australia with their HOYTS LUX experience, it has arrived from across the Tasman! HOYTS LUX will host a menu curated by My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Feildel. From duck baos to Malteaser sundaes, it’s a bit different to the movie experience you may know.
AUCKLAND RESTAURANT MONTH
As per their slogan, “it’s time to try something new”. Here are our top picks for the hottest spots to check out during August as part of Auckland restaurant month to get you in the spirit for something different.
Located in the heart of the city lies this new entrant to the dumpling game. Making them throughout the day, you can rest assured that these are the freshest dumplings in Auckland.
Check out some satisfying dumpling snaps here.
This intimate spot in Ponsonby is home to over 1000 recipes, so whether your cocktail taste is classic or contemporary, you’re sure to find your new favourite drink.
Check them out here.
Scratch Bakers HQ
If you’re looking for the most insta-worthy sweet treat, you’ll find it at Scratch Bakers. Located in Auckland central, it’s the perfect place to sneak off to for an afternoon pick me up.
You can see their mouth-watering treats here.
NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
As part of the NZIFF, She Shears follows the stories of five female sheep shearers, navigating their way through the often male-dominated world of shearing. It focuses on their individual journeys to the annual Golden Shears, “the world’s premier shearing and woolhandling competition”.
Tickets are still available in Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch, found here.
MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen allows Director Heperi Mita to share his mother’s personal archives in a cumulative film. Produced by Chelsea Winstanley, and executive produced by Cliff Curtis, Merata tells the story of the struggles she faced and how she paved the way Maori female film-making.
Merata is screening all around the country, tickets found here.