Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 take place from 21-30 August.Once again the world’s best winter athletes will head to New Zealand’s Southern Alps for elite sporting competition and our downtown Festival will be bigger and better than ever.It’s going to be the biggest party on southern snow and it’s all free to watch!
All the sports and festival events at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 (apart from the two ice hockey matches) are free to watch so you don’t need a ticket.
For approximate driving times and distances between different venues, please refer to the table below.
Winter Games NZ was the first major event to include adaptive skiing in the mainstream programme that allowed adaptive skiers to race alongside their able-bodied colleagues. Coronet Peak, near Queenstown, is the venue for men’s and women’s slalom and giant slalom disciplines for both categories.
All cross-country skiing events at Winter Games NZ take place along the Nordic ski trails at Snow Farm NZ, near Wanaka. It is one of the most difficult endurance sports using every major muscle group and requiring exceptionally high aerobic fitness.
Winter Games NZ played a big part in securing freeskiing as an Olympic sport. The halfpipe competition takes place in a half-cylinder-shaped course dug deep into the hill. Using speed gained on the slope, skiers come up over the rim of the pipe and perform acrobatic aerial tricks – the bigger and more difficult the better! In slopestyle, competitors perform tricks while descending the course moving around, over, across or down obstacles of varying technical difficulty including boxes, rails, jumps and jibs. All the action takes place at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Halfpipe and slopestyle also make up the snowboard events at Winter Games NZ. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia marked the first time that snowboard slopestyle appeared on the Olympic programme giving the event the profile it deserves. Hardened champions and young hopefuls alike will wow the crowds at Cardrona Alpine Resort this winter.
The ancient Scots game of curling dates back to when games were played on frozen lochs and marshes. At Winter Games NZ the curling will take place at the Southern Hemisphere’s premiere indoor curling centre in Naseby. The game is played on ice as two teams take turns pushing a 19.1kg stone towards a series of concentric circles called the ‘house’. The object is to get the stone as close to the centre of the circles as possible.
Winter NZ Locations
1. Cardrona Alpine Resort
Cardrona Alpine Resort is a relaxed and friendly ski and snowboard resort located between Wanaka and Queenstown with specialist slopes for beginners, wide-open groomed slopes for intermediates, chutes for the advanced and the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks.
2. Coronet Peak
Coronet Peak is just 25 minutes from Queenstown. Fans have flocked here to enjoy winter sports for more than 60 years. Fantastic views and diverse rolling terrain providing challenges and hidden delights for all ability levels. The dedicated beginner slopes with twin conveyer lifts makes learning fun and easy for novices.
3. Snow Farm NZ
Snow Farm NZ is one of the largest cross-country ski areas in the Southern Hemisphere with over 50km of groomed trails for all abilities, set high in the Pisa Range with spectacular views over Mount Aspiring National Park.
Maniototo Curling International Rink is the only dedicated indoor curling rink in the Southern Hemisphere. It is located in the historic Central Otago town of Naseby which has enjoyed a long history of curling since the 1870s.
Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four-season lake and alpine resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalising.
The freedom to do your own thing away from the crowds, with breathtaking lakes & mountains as your playground. A year-round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park, you can still discover that totally relaxed Kiwi way of life at Lake Wanaka.
For more information on the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 please visit and Join our Event on Facebook Here
Robbie “Maddo” Maddison’s “Pipe Dream,”Shows the world how he and his dirt bike can surf the waves in Tahiti.
For nearly two years Robbie worked hard and focused on making surfing on his motorbike a reality. His efforts paid off in Tahiti, where he rode the world-famous waves at Teahupoo and Papara.
Check out how this Robbie Maddo Maddison surfed the waves of Tahiti!
Join the rugby championship for the Bledisloe Cup 2015: All Blacks V Wallabies
THE ultimate trans-Tasman battle will begin at ANZ Stadium as the Qantas Wallabies go head-to-head with the New Zealand All Blacks in the 2015 Bledisloe Cup on Saturday 8 August.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of one of the greatest international sporting rivalries!
Source: Bledisloe Cup 2015 – ANZ Stadium
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What is Auckland Restaurant Month?
Auckland Restaurant Month is an event that happens in Auckland during the month of August. Its a month-long celebration of Auckland food and wine taking place in the heart of Auckland City to which over 100 restaurants around the area are serviing a diverse range of special menus. A Feast to enjoy!
Auckland is known for its food paradise – You can find almost everything to satisfy your taste buds, offering five-star cuisine to tasty affordable eats, as well as meeting and tasting from an impressive number of world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs. When you combine fresh local produce with the cultural influences of an international city, dining this month in Auckland is an experience to remember. We are inviting you to This Month’s Auckland Restaurant Month in the Heart of Auckland City
For more information please visit our Event on Facdebook > Events
Canterbury dairy farmer Harry Meijer reckons he has the world’s best commute. The 52-year-old wakes up, dons his trademark green overalls and faded floppy hat, and zips from his house to his milking…
“One couple, one campervan, one unforgettable road trip around New Zealand.”
Tourism New Zealand has launched a special unique campaign using a global partnership with Facebook to create a short film, that will be in 5 parts and are called The Kombi Diaries,
The Kombi Diaries is about a couple’s trip around New Zealand. It is a story of two American tourists missing the train to Wellington from Britomart in Auckland and going on a Kombi road trip where they meet the locals and see the country.
The mini short film series costs $250,000 and will be featured in nine markets; Australia, the United States, Germany, Britain, Japan, Brazil, France, India and Indonesia.
The Facebook team went on the road trip and collaborated with the production crew and filmed their own content.
See the first Kombi Diary video here:
An Evening With Oprah 2015
Oprah Winfrey is coming to New Zealand this December 2015 to headline a multi-city arena tour “An Evening With Oprah,” presented by Swisse and supported by Sunsuper. Oprah will go on stage and tell her personal story and her own insights to life in general. Oprah has created an amazing unparelled connection with people around the world for more than 25 yearsThrough the power of media, Oprah has created an unparalleled connection with people aroundthe world for more than 25 years.
Oprah Winfrey is established as one of the most respected and admired figures of today.
In 2010 during her final season of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” she had announced that she would be travelling to New Zealand and Australia at some point. “It is hard to believe it has been five years since I was there, and I look forward to being reconnected, rejuvenated and re-inspired about what is possible for our lives. I am also excited to visit New Zealand for the very first time!” – Oprah.
An Evening With Oprah Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates:
Melbourne -Wednesday 2 December
Rod Laver Arena Adelaide- Friday 4 December
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Perth- Monday 7 December
Perth Arena Brisbane – Thursday 10 December
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Sydney – Saturday 12 December
Sydney Allphones Arena Auckland- Wednesday 16 December
Full details to be announced July 26 Visa is offering cardholders the chance to jump the queue and be the first in line for tickets to An Evening With Oprah through Visa Entertainment.
Visa Entertainment Pre-sale tickets are available to all Visa credit, debit or pre-paid cardholders and can now also be purchased using Visa Checkout. The Visa Entertainment Pre-sale starts Wednesday 22 July at 9:00am until Friday 24 July at 8:00am local time. Go to visaentertainment.com.au for details.
Tickets strictly subject to availability. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday 27 July, 2015 at 1pm AEST.
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Eden Park Bed & Breakfast is a Luxury Inn that is located in Mt Eden, Central City Auckland, and offers affordable B&B accommodation in a historic Edwardian villa. The top 5 reasons why you should stay at Eden Park Bed & Breakfast in Auckland was concluded with the help of our trip advisors real guest reviews that were written for Eden Park Bed & Breakfast. The Owners The owners, Anthony and Marlene Mcnaulty are very nice and will make you feel very welcomed. The Hospitality at Eden Park Bed & Breakfast exceeds every guest’s expectations. The owners have created a homely ambiance within this beautiful Bed & Breakfast home. Hospitality You will feel like a Home away from Home. There is a well-appointed guest lounge, and includes a WiFi Hotspot for your free Internet, just like back at home. The external veranda leading down to an immaculate well stocked garden is an instant stress buster if you are just arriving from a long flight. The Rooms and BathroomsThis Bed & Breakfast offers Four luxuriously appointed rooms with individual sophistication and character. The Cream Room, The Blue Room and The Yellow room with ensuite bathrooms while The GreenRoom comes with its own private bathroom which include heated tiles. The rooms and bathroom are extremely clean, with beautifully furnished beautiful linens. The rooms are up on par with other 5-star hotel rooms. With heated tiles in the bathrooms. Expect big sized bedrooms and comfortable beds to sleep in. Breakfast Options and Snacks
Eden Park Bed & Breakfast prides itself with their special breakfasts. Breakfast at Eden Park is a gourmet affair that is nourishing, flavorful and indulgent. The table is set with china, silver and linen. The menu comprises orange juice, fresh New Zealand fruits, yogurt and muesli and homemade preserves. The hot section of your gourmet breakfast will tempt your taste buds … to say anymore will take the surprise away!
The Complimentary Breakfast is served anytime between 8am to 9am. Gluten free and vegetarian request are catered for as well. Breakfast Is From the fresh, delicious range of breakfast options, including home-made jam to absolutely delicious home-made cookies in a jar for night nibbling guests, chocolates and wide variety of tea and coffee available at any time Convenient Location Very convenient for a traveler. The Airbus to and from the airport stops just a 2 minute walk away, and there are many good-quality-but-cheap restaurants nearby. If you want to get to the center, a Bus or Taxi will conveniently take you where you need to go. Eden Park Bed & Breakfast is located at 20 Bellwood Ave,Mt Eden, which is an established inner city suburb of Auckland, and is in close proximity to Eden Park, the many restaurants and cafes of Mt Eden Village, Dominion Rd and Kingsland, and only a short drive, or bus ride, to the shopping precincts of Auckland City, Newmarket and St Lukes Mall.
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All Blacks Adidas Rugby World Cup Jersey Unveiled!
According to the All Blacks website, the new adidas jersey was unveiled at a function in Auckland and is considered as the most technically advanced All Blacks jersey ever created. The design was developed with input from All Blacks management and senior players. There is a Rugby World Cup trophy is embossed on the right sleeve of the jersey acknowledging the All Blacks’ Rugby World Cup successes in 1987 and 2011. The Rugby World Cup 2015 logo moved to the right. The All Blacks silver fern logo remains on the left-hand side of the jersey. The Adidas and All Blacks logos, as well as the jersey numbers on the back, are of a metal silver colour.Using new technologically advanced techniques , Adidas managed to create a body mapping process called ‘Dynamic Stretch Analysis’ allows Adidas to measure bodies as they moved and how much strain was being applied to the skin. Based on this research, Adidas has developed two jerseys, tailored specifically to the needs of All Blacks forwards and backs – jerseys that replicate the movements of players’ skin. Featuring fabric-weaving technology, which has a unique two-way stretch, Woven Carbon was developed by the team at Adidas to ensure the use of a superior fabric that doesn’t compromise on strength, flexibility, weight or comfort, and can withstand the rigour of the game. For more information about the please visit the All Blacks official online store.
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Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 14 June 2015
International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 10% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: China 47%, Germany 19%, USA 13%, Australia 7%, Korea 5%, India 4%, Japan 1%, Canada 1%.
DOWN: UK 3%, Singapore 4%.
New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 6% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: Thailand 21%, China 20%, India 17%, USA 13%, Fiji 11%, Cook Islands 10%, Australia 7%, Indonesia 1%, UK 1%.
DOWN: Samoa 10%.
Source: Statistics New Zealand