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Tourism icon Shotover Jet flies the flag for rugby

Tourism icon Shotover Jet flies the flag for rugby

As rugby fever sweeps the world, for the first time in more than 40 years New Zealand tourism icon Shotover Jet has changed its 'Big Red' jet boat livery in support of a major international sporting event.

Spectacular season gets underway at Glacier Explorers

Spectacular viewing conditions are expected for the 2011/2012 iceberg and glacier cruising season which opens tomorrow (Wednesday 7 September) at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

Final weekend for longest ski day at Coronet Peak

Keen skiers and boarders have their last chance this season to head to Queenstown's Coronet Peak for a marathon 13-hour ski day.

Niche food company spices up awards

Niche food company Spice n Easy has won an award recognising successful new businesses at the Westpac Auckland North Business Awards 2011.

Village showcases Taranaki culture

Today (Tuesday) the Taranaki International Village began construction on Puke Ariki Landing.

The village comprises a 20 x 20 meter marquee, surrounded by fencing in wrapped Taranaki imagery, and is part of the REAL New Zealand Festival which runs during Rugby World Cup 2011.

More buses between Napier and Hastings

Four new buses will be added to the public transport goBay network from Monday 12 September and this will double service frequency between Napier and Hastings.

3D Webb Ellis Cup stamp released

3D Webb Ellis Cup stamp released

New Zealand's bid to reclaim the Rugby World Cup won't reach its zenith for another six weeks - but the public will be able to take the trophy home in eye-catching 3D as early as this Wednesday, 7 September.

Celebrating Solar Day at Otaki Pool

There's free entry to ?taki Pool from 11am this Saturday to celebrate the installation of the new solar pool heating system.

Parking aplenty for Dunedin rugby fans

Dunedin (August 12, 2011): There will be plenty of parking available for fans during Dunedin's Rugby World Cup 2011 matches, the Dunedin City Council says.

Springboks spice up RWC with braai

Springboks spice up RWC with braai

On Saturday afternoon, guests headed to Te Wharewaka o Poneke for an intimate event hosted by the South African High Commission and South African Tourism to celebrate the beginning of the World Cup and to give New Zealanders a true taste of South Africa.