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Breeding season at National Wildlife Centre

It’s kiwi breeding season in New Zealand where white has become the new brown at New Zealand’s National Wildlife Centre. In New Zealand, white has become the new brown with the arrival of two more all white kiwi chicks at Pukaha Mount Bruce – New Zealand’s National Wildlife Centre. In the southern North … [Read more...]

Commemorating New Zealand’s big dates

A cluster of big dates to remember has inspired a series of new visitor experiences in New Zealand. Birthdays usually come once a year but when a bunch of significant dates arrive at once, the excitement builds – as it is in New Zealand right now with an anniversary wave that has inspired some fascinating [...] New … [Read more...]

Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs 2015

East Taieri – New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships at Gladfield Golf Course a success for Conal Wilson Conal Wilson followed in his brothers’ footsteps by winning the senior boys’ title in Dunedin on Saturday. His brother Declan won the title in 2010 and 2011 while Finn triumphed two years … [Read more...]

Moody wins Half Marathon title

Christchurch – Callan Moody of Christchurch the national cross country and road champion won the men’s half marathon and the national title in a career best 1:05:13. This was nearly a minute faster than his winning time last year. He beat 2012 Oceania marathon champion Jonathan Peters of Brisbane by 12 seconds. … [Read more...]

Alex Parlane wins Huntly Half

Alex Parlane led a lonely path around the Huntly half marathon course, winning as he liked in 1h 12m 38s. The former national cross country champion clocked a personal best in the windy conditions finishing a minute ahead of his Wesley Club team mate Tom Moyes. Tom Hunt was third in 1h 15m 38s. Although [...]Alex … [Read more...]

May 2015 Performances

May 2015 – Oceania Championships, US meetings and other New Zealand and overseas results AUSTRALIA Oceania Area and CE Championships, Barlow Park Cairns – 8/10 May 2015 Multiple winners from the large New Zealand contingent were Jared Free in the 5000m track and 10km road walks, James Uhlenberg youth men 800m and … [Read more...]

Te Puia – Maori arts and crafts

New Zealand’s Maori people traditionally retain their links to their tupuna (ancestors) through storytelling – an art form expressed through carving and weaving, as well as spoken word. Stories passed down through generations explain cultural traditions and tribal history. Te Puia – the Māori Arts & … [Read more...]

Eichardt’s ski resort hotel

No stranger to international recognition, Eichardt’s Private Hotel has backed up a trio of recent awards by taking away the coveted ‘world’s best ski resort hotel’ title at the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards. The latest win will sit proudly alongside other notable honours, including the recent ‘Best NZ Hotel’ plaque at … [Read more...]

Bert Chapman passes away

Long serving Athletics Auckland official Bert Chapman died on Monday 29 December 2014 aged 80. He had collapsed in Cornwall Park the day before and was taken to Auckland Hospital. Bert contribution to the sport has been huge in terms of officiating in the field at countless secondary school and Auckland Centre meetings … [Read more...]

Early January 2015 Track Round up

Lovelock Classic, Aorangi Park – 3 January 2015 Daniel Balchin made it two years in a row in the Lovelock Mile winning in a personal best of 4:11.37. The 24 year old national steeplechase champion has built up an impressive record in the annual mile, third in 2012 in his previous best time of 4:12.49, [...]Early … [Read more...]