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  • Wrap up – It’s Wintertime!
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  • Forsyth Barr Stadium Ready for Rugby World Cup
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Free WiFi at Popular NZ Destinations Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 21 December 2012

This summer, visitors enjoying a summer holiday at popular destinations around the country will be treated to free WiFi courtesy of Telecom. The telco is trialling free WiFi at 43

Filed under: New Zealand technology, services, WiFi

Cityscape Autumn 2012 Out Now: Essential urban guide to Christchurch City Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 14 March 2012

The latest issue of Cityscape is out now! If you’re visiting Christchurch City, make sure you pick up a copy of this must-have guide to everything that’s happening in the

Filed under: Christchurch events, Christchurch restaurants

Christchurch Named One of New Zealand’s Most Exciting Cities Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 25 January 2012

A Lonely Planet writer has described Christchurch as one of the most exciting cities in New Zealand, pointing to the rapidly evolving SOMO (South of Moorhouse) precinct and the Re:Start

Filed under: Christchurch, Christchurch earthquake, SOMO

Queenstown Bike Park Open for Downhill Bike Riding Action Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 27 September 2011

Yes, we know that the hard slog to the top of the hill makes the downhill thrill even sweeter but, heck, don’t you wish sometimes that you could just get

Filed under: Biking, Mountain Biking, Queenstown Gondola, Skyline Gondola

Rugby World Cup 2011 Off to a Great Start Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 17 September 2011

It’s been a huge weekend in New Zealand with Rugby World Cup 2011 kicking off on Friday night – after an amazing Opening Ceremony – and several great Rugby matches

Filed under: Auckland, Opening Ceremony, Rugby, Rugby World Cup 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011 Kicks Off Today! Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 13 September 2011

It’s official! Rugby fever has swept across New Zealand! It feels as though we’ve been waiting a very long time for Rugby World Cup 2011 – it’s been years in

Filed under: flash-mob haka, Queens Wharf Fanzone, Rugby World Cup 2011, RWC 2011

Forsyth Barr Stadium Ready for Rugby World Cup Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 12 August 2011

With the Rugby World Cup 2011 kicking off in New Zealand in less than a month, excitement is building to fever pitch – perfect timing for the opening of the

Filed under: Dunedin, Dunedin venues, Forsyth Barr Stadium, New Zealand events, Rugby World Cup 2011

Wintertime Flight-seeing with Air Safaris Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 11 July 2011

New Zealand is blessed with stunning mountain ranges and in wintertime they’re especially beautiful. Just imagine the glistening snow, untouched peaks and gigantic glaciers! Imagine exploring this pristine wilderness from

Filed under: Air Safaris, Flight-seeing

Christchurch Two Months On Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 15 April 2011

You have to be here to understand it. You can watch the events unfold from the comfort of your couch at the other end of the nation or on the

Filed under: Christchurch, Christchurch earthquake

New Zealand Welcomes The Biggest Loser Posted by: Michelle Berridge – Editor - 14 April 2011

Last night millions of Americans watched contestants on hit TV show The Biggest Loser battle it out against a distinctly Kiwi backdrop. The top-rating show sees contestants competing to fight

Filed under: Adventure; Queenstown, Auckland, The Biggest Loser


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