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Wee Write Away

Posted in Baby Boomers NZ, News, Creative Corner
Published: 30/05/2022

Wee Write Away - Writers Retreats in New Zealand#Wee Write Away Rotorua

NEW: Wee Write Away - Seven Day Writers Retreats in Rotorua, Hot Tub Valley

Introducing the Wee Write Away - a new seven day writer's retreat in Rotorua, the heart of the Hot Tub Valley, New Zealand

Created by writers for writers and hosted by Look After Me - an accommodation network - these new writer's retreats are ideal for singles, couples or small groups. 

Great Write Away

Posted in News, Creative Corner, Events NZ, Newsletters
Published: 11/04/2022

The Great Write Away - a new Writer's Festival

Rotorua

Monday 26th September -  Sunday 2 October 2022

Be the writer you've always wanted to be.

Tell the world something it needs to hear.

7 Day, 5 Day, 3 Day and Single Day tickets for The Great Write Away  - our new Writer's Festival in Rotorua are now available.

We have created a seven day, seven step programme covering the end-to-end process of creating a story, then editing, formating, publishing and marketing a story. 

With scheduled time for writing, learning and relaxing - it's a unique 'write-seeing' holiday, created by writers, for writers.

Great Write Inn

Posted in Events NZ, News
Published: 22/02/2022

The Great Write Inn - a *Portal* for Writers

Masterclasses, creative exercises and step-by-step guides and templates for the DIY Writer. 

Looking for some inspiration to ignite your passion as a story teller?

Want the thrill of a writer's festival hearing from the best tutors without the anxiety of large, live events?

Fancy learning at learn at your own pace, in the privacy of your own home?

New Tourism Concept unveiled at TRENZ Hui Otautahi-Christchurch

Posted in Press Room, Baby Boomers NZ, News
Published: 9/05/2021

HIlary Barry at TRENZ ChristchurchNZ #TRENZHui21A fresh, collborative, community-led approach has breathed life into a new Tourism Concept.

The concept is a fusion between traditional hotels and cloud-based software.

It provides singles, couples and small groups with a clean, safe and more regenerative way to travel.

How to Choose the Right Host For You

Posted in Baby Boomers NZ, News
Published: 9/02/2021

Accommodation, Look After Me, New Zealand Homestay, Bed and BreakfastIt can be tough to choose between all the great hosts and accomodations we have available on Look After Me. Here's three top things to think about when you're choosing a host!

Slow is the new Go for Holiday Package Winners

Posted in News, Press Room, Competitions
Published: 12/01/2021

Zonta Festival of Gardens Rotorua Prize winner of pamper me package Julia Anne Look After Me Accommodation Jemma and Philip McDonald welcomed the Holiday Season with an extra special gift under the Christmas Tree this year.

They were winners of the Major Raffle Prize for The Festival in the Gardens fundraising event presented by the Zonta Club of Rotorua, held at Palmers in late 2020.

The prize draw was sponsored by local Accommodation and Events company Look After Me. 

Soak and Cycle

Posted in Cycling Holidays, Baby Boomers NZ, News
Published: 17/08/2020

#Soak&Cycle - Holiday Packages in Rotorua with Hot Pools, cycling and accommodation options

Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Soothing thermal springs for deep relaxation.

Be nurtured by nature - fresh forests, tranquil lakes, mesmerising hot springs.

Leisure, family and hard-out mountain bike trails for all kinds of cycling.

#SoakCycle #Soak&Cycle

 

Great Write Inn - Dunedin

Posted in News, Events NZ, Creative Corner
Published: 4/07/2020

The Great Write Inn - Writers Events in DunedinThe Great Write Inn is an Experience for writers.

With a series of Masterclasses by expert tutors - be the writer you've always wanted to be. 

 

Our Awards

Posted in News
Published: 23/11/2019

Lightening Lab - Tourism -Look After Me - Finalist 2020Founded in 2011, ahead of the Rugby World Cup, Look After Me has won or been a finalist in highly sought after industry awards, often beating out much bigger competitors. These awards reflect our commitment to you, our guests and our hosts. Through these Awards we celebrate the passion our team has for upholding the very best of hospitality in New Zealand. 

 

The Big (Bad Wolf?) Bed Tax Debate

Posted in News, Press Room
Published: 10/10/2019

We hosted a debate on the possible Bed Tax that may be applied across the industry. It was open to home-owners, hoteliers, local businesses, government officials, and anyone interested in bettering New Zealand.

Accommodation for Major Events in Dunedin

Posted in News
Published: 1/05/2018

Accommodation for all major events in Dunedin 2018This is going to be a huge year for Dunedin with many talented sportsmen and artists performing at Forsyth Barr Stadium. With a whole range of different events, there will be something for everyone!

If you are planning on coming to any of these events check out the details below and book your accommodation early on our new mobile-friendly website www.staydunedin.com

The benefits of homestay accommodation in New Zealand

Posted in Events NZ, News
Published: 12/04/2017

budget hosted accommodation with Look After Me NZ's Homestay Network

Why choose commercial accommodation when you can have the luxury of staying with friendly hosts at a homestay property?

Now Nationwide, New Zealand's Homestay Network has properties in beach, lake, bush and city locations all over New Zealand. It is helping pioneer the Sharing Economy in New Zealand and offers a small, boutique local experience.

 

To B&B or not to B&B? That is the Question!

Posted in News, Baby Boomers NZ, Competitions, Press Room
Published: 15/12/2016

By Monica Lewis

Traveling incites some wonderful sayings. One of my favourite quotes is this;

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

I couldn’t agree more and personally I’d like to read all the pages and see the greenest of grass on the other side. But even if you have retired we may have the time to travel, there is the sordid question of the 'means'.

When one grows-up, intrepid travel does seem less romantic. Sleeping in a tent or in bunk beds in a dormitory loses its appeal for some of us and understandably so. There are the physical restrictions once the bones have gone weary. 

About the idea

Posted in News, Surveys
Published: 19/10/2016

Look After Me - New Zealand's online market place for homestays and accommodation. A pioneer in the Sharing Economy and key driver for change in the tourism industry for New Zealand

Is Look After Me good for New Zealand? What do some on New Zealand's leading business people and key influencers think about the idea? 

Photography workshops help small tourism businesses keep their edge

Posted in News
Published: 16/05/2016

Mead Norton Look AFter Me B&B Photography workshop 1Two local businesses have welcomed Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key’s announcement that the Government would invest an extra $20 million over four years in tourism projects, by working together on a project to benefit the smaller tourism players.