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Over 200 of the world’s top snowboarders will be on the slopes at Wanaka next week for the Burton New Zealand Open.
When the Italian rugby team steps out onto Trafalgar Park for their 2011 World Cup debut in the provincial New Zealand city of Nelson, they’ll be walking on broken glass.
The ubiquitous iPod might be a familiar sight on the street these days, but in New Zealand the digital music players are being used in remote native forests to train rare birds.
Passengers on a whale watching safari were treated to a rare marine spectacle when two blue whales surfaced in the Hauraki Gulf, not far from Auckland city shores.
Sirocco, the pin-up boy and darling of New Zealand’s high profile conservation efforts with the endangered kākāpō parrot population, is about to take off for somewhere he’s never been before – the big city.
The record-breaking 2009 winter season that’s kept New Zealand ski resorts humming is set to ramp up as the inaugural 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games get underway this weekend.
Good food and wine are the stars of New Zealand’s latest winter fest ‘Wellington on a Plate’ – a celebration of the capital city’s lively culinary scene.
Wellington restaurant Logan Brown has been named Supreme Winner in the 2009 Cuisine New Zealand ‘Restaurant of the Year’ awards.
A Wellington artist has become the first Polynesian to have work acquired by The British Museum in London, with a painting of the famous explorer Captain James Cook who discovered New Zealand in 1769.
It seems the global pinch is providing a positive creative spin-off for New Zealand’s largest art event - the Montana World of WearableArt Awards (WOW) in Wellington.