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Auckland will host another major Louis Vuitton yachting event this summer as part of a new world series that will put the big names of international sailing back on the world circuit.
Readers of one of the world’s most influential travel magazines have named Blanket Bay lodge, near Queenstown, as the best leisure hotel in Australasia and the South Pacific.
Four of the world’s best young golfers will soon be chasing US$2 million in prizes in the Kiwi Challenge, at Cape Kidnappers golf resort in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
One of the New Zealand’s best known rugby players, Sir Colin Meads, will receive his second major honour for 2009 when he’s capped at a special ceremony in Hamilton tomorrow night.
A vivacious 20-year-old Australian tourism student has won a ‘dream job’ giving her an all-expenses paid, three-month trip around New Zealand next year.
New Zealand’s unique giant rugby ball is soon to make an appearance at another iconic location – the Tokyo Tower in downtown Tokyo.
After three days of extreme exploits, American freeskier Ted Davenport, of Aspen (Colorado), has raced away with top honours at the World Heli Challenge in New Zealand.
New Zealand is giving the world a taste of Rugby World Cup Kiwi-style, with the launch of a campaign calling all Kiwis to ‘Give it 100%’ to ensure the success of the 2011 event.
Kiwis (the non-feathered variety) have gone to the polls to elect a new top bird and - in what’s promising to be a closely fought election - some native species have even hired campaign managers to boost their roost.
New Zealand has taken line honours in a three-way national wine challenge with Australia and South Africa.