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New Zealand has been named as number two of the top nine destinations for 2011 by global broadcasting network CNN – coming in just behind New York.
New Zealand luxury lodges - The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, and Huka Lodge at Taupo - have been named among the world’s best places to stay, according to US magazine 'Condé Nast Traveler'.
New Zealand is famed for rare and varied marine life and coastal-loving Kiwis are being made even more aware of their special surroundings with warm summer seas bringing species closer to shore.
Auckland’s waterfront has a major new addition in the form of the super liner 'Pacific Pearl' which will be based out of New Zealand during the summer cruising season.
New Zealand has been confirmed as one of the world’s top destinations with a string of international awards for 2010 that applaud the country for being an easy, fun place to live in and visit.
New Zealand’s famed dawn chorus – a host of unique forest song birds – have gone online singing out for attention.
Sunshine, a fun atmosphere, world-class entertainment and a unique setting in a picturesque vineyard’s natural amphitheatre – no wonder New Zealand’s Rhythm & Vines is the place to be for New Year.
Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2011 have already exceeded expectations and with still nine months to go until kick off, New Zealand can count on an influx of at least 85,000 international visitors.
From Middle-earth to Minnesota, Manchester, Mumbai and everywhere in-between, J.R.R. Tolkien fans around the world are all a-Twitter as the stars line up to appear in The Hobbit.
More than 50,000 people are expected to make a pilgrimage to Gisborne in February 2011 when New Zealand’s culture-rich Eastland plays host to Te Matatini – the biggest festival of Māori performing arts in the world.