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Celebrating June

Talk about a finale! Elements was the final property, on the final episode of Season 3’s Lap of Luxury shown on TVNZ 1.  Elements is grateful to our wonderful partners who joined us on screen to showcase what we offer at Elements to be shared with all of our guests. Also thanks to Southern Crossings, Tourism NZ and the patient filming team at Screentime NZ.

Our episode aired Saturday night 24 June and can be seen On Demand on TVNZ+ featuring Gemma Parton, General Manager of Heletranz, Mathew Perry from Pinpoint Golfing Experiences, Nigel Bradley, Founder of EnviroStrat and our superstar Executive Chef Stephen Weeks from The Free Range Chef.


At Elements our sense of Katiakitanga (guardianship, protection and conservation) is very strong and has served at the foundation of what we created to share. It is this common goal that led us to Dr Nigel Bradley who founded EnviroStrat in 2009. EnviroStrat takes an innovative approach to the origination and application of pragmatic responses to remedying long-standing environmental challenges, balancing the needs of communities, the environment and economy. See some of the exciting projects Envirostrat have focused on including the Kelp Climate Fund featured on our Lap of Luxury episode in June.

Heletranz and PinPoint Golf

Both Heletranz and PinPoint Golf are featured in our Lap of Luxury episode, so to see the people who provide these amazing opportunities for our guests, if you haven't already, watch our Lap of Luxury episode On Demand on TVNZ+.

For more information on Heletranz see our May blog, and for more information on PinPoint Golfing Experiences see our April blog.

The Free Range Chef

Also featured on Lap of Luxury showcasing an amazing variety of New Zealand cuisine was The Free Range Chef’s, Founder and Executive Chef, Stephen Weeks. For more on The Free Range Chef see our April Blog.

What’s coming up in July

In the early hours of 22 June we celebrated the winter solstice which marked the shortest day of the year, so what’s on in July that you can use those extra daylight hours for?

·      Matariki Festival 11 – 22 July Matariki Festival heralds the Māori new year in Tāmaki Makaurau by celebrating te ao Māori through stories, film, entertainment, discussions, performance, food and art. The festival aims to create an environment where communities can come together to learn, reflect on and celebrate this special time of year – the season of Matariki. To understand more about Matariki see HERE.

·      2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the sporting event of the year.  The opening match will be contested between New Zealand and Norway at Eden Park, Auckland, on 20 July 2023.

·      Elemental Festival 2023 20 July 6 August. AUCKLAND'S FESTIVAL OF ARTS, EATS & BEATS. Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland will come alive with incredible concerts from international headliners, table talk with top chefs over curated dining experiences, immersive and interactive art installations, side-splitting live theatre, glittering city lights and more.

·      Lizzo at the Spark Arena 26 July 4 x GRAMMY Award-winning, Emmy Award-winner, songwriter, rapper, flautist and singer Lizzo, will bring The Special Tour 2023 to New Zealand this July.

Posted by Rochelle Wilson on June 30, 2023