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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air New Zealand has been named in a prestigious international industry publication as ‘Airline of the Year’ for 2010.
New Zealand’s Blanket Bay luxury resort near Queenstown has been rated the second best place to stay in the world according to the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Gold List.