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New i-SITE Visitor Information Centre in Christchurch Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 14 November 2011

The new Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre is now open right alongside one of the city’s popular visitor attractions – Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue. The visitor information centre is housed

Filed under: Christchurch i-SITE, i-SITE, Visitor Information

Kayaking in Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 14 November 2011

Are you looking for an unforgettable experience in one of the most pristine natural environments on earth? A brand-new kayaking trip has just been launched in Harrison Cove, within Milford

Filed under: kayaking New Zealand, Milford Sound, wildlife encounters

All Blacks Win Rugby World Cup 2011 Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 25 October 2011

Yay, New Zealand’s All Blacks won Rugby World Cup 2011! And we could hardly be more excited. Like the rest of New Zealand, we erupted into celebration mode the moment

Filed under: All Blacks, New Zealand rugby, Rugby World Cup 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011 Semi Finals Weekend Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 18 October 2011

The energy in the air was palpable this weekend – New Zealand’s Auckland City fair crackled with excitement. Rugby World Cup 2011 Semi Finals weekend had finally arrived.

Filed under: All Blacks, New Zealand rugby, Rugby World Cup 2011

Stay Overnight at a Real Maori Marae Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 14 October 2011

New Zealand’s Tamaki Maori Village experience in Rotorua started with the proceeds of the sale of a Harley Davidson motorcycle and has since grown into a multi-award-winning tourism attraction.  

Filed under: Maori Culture, marae stays, Tamaki Maori Village

A Weekend of Rugby World Cup Drama!! Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 11 October 2011

Wow! A whirlwind of Rugby World Cup 2011 Quarter Finals was witnessed in Auckland and Wellington over the weekend.

Filed under: Rugby, Rugby World Cup 2011, RWC11 Quarter Finals

Springtime in New Zealand Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 09 October 2011

Spring brings new life and crystal-clear light to natural New Zealand – it’s a season when outdoor activities beckon and for those visiting New Zealand to see beautiful gardens or

Filed under: albatross colonies, penguin colonies, spring in New Zealand, whale watching, wildlife encounters

Dan Carter Out of Rugby World Cup 2011! Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 06 October 2011

It had grown men crying in their Heinekens.

Filed under: All Blacks, Dan Carter, Rugby, Rugby World Cup 2011

Re-enacting New Zealand’s First Rugby Game Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 20 September 2011

It would make a good pub quiz question. Where and when was the first Rugby union game played in New Zealand?

Filed under: New Zealand's first Rugby game, Rugby, Rugby World Cup 2011

Highlights of Rugby World Cup 2011 Posted by: Jeff the Kiwi – Advisor - 19 September 2011

It’s the biggest sporting event ever held in New Zealand, and Rugby World Cup 2011 is gripping the nation with drama on and off the Rugby field.

Filed under: All Blacks, New Zealand events, Rugby, Rugby World Cup 2011


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