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Aoraki-Mackenzie Starlight Festival Celebrates the Night Sky Posted by: Ben Allan - 05 October 2013

 There's a special occasion on the near horizon for the Mackenzie Country (in the Canterbury region) with the approach of the inaugural Aoraki-Mackenzie Starlight Festival, created to celebrate the area

Filed under: astronomy, Event, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie

Where To Keep Skiing - Remarkables and Mt Hutt Extend Ski Season Posted by: Ben Allan - 30 September 2013

Queenstown’s Remarkables ski area, along with Canterbury's Mt Hutt, are both extending their opening dates for skiers and boarders to enjoy an extra week of ‘snow time’ thanks to the great

Filed under: Latest News, Skiing

AJ Hackett Bungy celebrates 25 years Posted by: Ben Allan - 29 September 2013

Adventure tourism pioneer and icon AJ Hackett Bungy will celebrate 25 years of bungy in spectacular style with a 25-day long calendar of events, promotions and competitions, culminating in huge

Filed under: Adventure, bungy jumping, Queenstown, special events

Headline music acts announced for Christchurch/South Island Wine & Food Festival Posted by: Ben Allan - 07 September 2013

Lovers of wine, food, summer and fun times  take note – The Christchurch / South Island Wine & Food Festival returns to Hagley Park again in December, with organisers promising

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NZ Cup & Show Week 2013 tickets now on sale Posted by: Ben Allan - 02 August 2013

Tickets are now on sale for New Zealand Cup and Show Week 2013, the glamorous spring festival and showcase of the Canterbury region, which this year begins on Friday the

Filed under: Christchurch events, far, Festival, Horse Racing

NZByBike Launches Cycle Trail Video Series Posted by: Ben Allan - 28 July 2013

New Zealand cycling guiding organisation and all-round bike champions NZByBike are this month launching a video series called New Zealand Cycle Trails, which will serve highlight the many spectacular cycling

Filed under: Activities, Cycling, Otago, Visitor Information

Amisfield Winery & Bistro named New Zealand's best winery restaurant Posted by: Ben Allan - 21 June 2013

Queenstown’s Amisfield Winery and Bistro is celebrating being named New Zealand’s best winery restaurant in the prestigious Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards. 

Filed under: awards, Food and Wine, Otago, Queenstown, Wineries

Gibbston Valley Winery opens flagship deli, café and cellar door in Arrowtown Posted by: Ben Allan - 13 June 2013

Award-winning Gibbston Valley Winery has opened its Mediterranean-style delicatessen café and cellar door experience this week in the historic Central Otago township of Arrowtown. Following a six week refurbishment of

Filed under: Arrowtown, Food & Wine, Latest News, Shopping, winery

Awards Hat-Trick Puts Southern Discoveries At The Top of the World Posted by: Ben Allan - 28 May 2013

Premier South Island tourism operator Southern Discoveries has cemented its position as one of the country’s best tourism operators with two prestigious accolades from the world’s largest travel community, TripAdvisor.

Filed under: Activities and Attractions, awards, boat cruise, Milford Sound, Queenstown

Chocolate, couture and charity collide at Cadbury Couture Posted by: Ben Allan - 22 May 2013

Applications are now open for the 2013 Cadbury Couture runway show, part of the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival (which runs from 20-26 July in Dunedin). The theme for the 2013 show

Filed under: Competition, Dunedin, Event, Fashion, Festival

 

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