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It’s the news rugby fans all over the world have been waiting for – 2011 Rugby World Cup global online ticket sales have been announced.
The days of lugging multiple maps and bulky guide books around the world are over for tech-savvy backpackers who can now plan their New Zealand campervan itinerary online.
Tauranga comes alive with the sounds of soul, bebop, ragtime, swing, Dixieland and funk over Easter as jazz lovers swing into the 48th National Jazz Festival – an iconic Kiwi event.
Christchurch - and all of New Zealand - is celebrating the arrival of a real Easter chick.
Rugby is the catalyst but plans for a nationwide festival during Rugby World Cup 2011 will also showcase Kiwi culture, food and wine, and passion for the outdoors.
Twenty-five Kiwi artists will open their studios to the public during The Great Coromandel Art Tour – three weekends of art, music, exhibitions and workshops in one of New Zealand’s most creative little towns.
Oyster lovers are gearing up for New Zealand’s annual Bluff Oyster Festival, where the succulent shellfish treats will take centre-stage in a variety of classic Kiwi dishes.
Christchurch has traded in its Garden City label this week, as it turns into Jazz City for the New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival.
Arts and entertainment movers and shakers will gather at the North Island lake resort of Taupo in May for Erupt – a festival inspired by the fiery elements of the region’s volcanic plateau.
The change of seasons marks a special time in Arrowtown's calendar - the Arrowtown Autumn Festival commemorating the town’s pioneering history and natural beauty.