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Prince William is due to arrive in New Zealand – on his first official visit – on Sunday (17.01.10), and there’s a mini-feast of Kiwi food and culture in store for him.
Kiwis of all shapes and persuasions – including one of New Zealand’s endangered breeds – have been lining up to see Prince William in action during his first official tour down-under.
For party-loving rugby fans Wellington is “sevens heaven” where sport and pleasure combine in an international tournament that provides memorable action on and off the field.
Prince William has expressed sadness on leaving New Zealand after a tour where he was treated as a chief by the Māori people, immersed in local culture, and became the first royal to have an official visit tracked on social networking sites.
British fashion guru Zandra Rhodes, who will be guest designer at the 2010 iD Dunedin Fashion Week (8 – 14 March), is looking forward to seeing the work of New Zealand’s emerging designers.
New Zealand has become the centre of the surfing world with the official opening of the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships at Piha beach on Auckland’s west coast.
Kiwi pop star Ladyhawke has continued her meteoric flight to international fame with nomination in the 2010 Brit Awards – the British version of the Grammys.
New Zealand’s input into the latest Hollywood blockbuster 'Avatar' is well documented but few people know that the alien language spoken in the movie is based on Māori.
New Zealand’s premier golfing event, the 92nd Michael Hill New Zealand Open championship tees off at the picturesque ‘The Hills’ course in Arrowtown, near Queenstown, on 28 January.
Five aspiring young film-makers from the US, South America, Australia and New Zealand are preparing to launch out on their first ‘big break’.