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Kiwi chick captures hearts

A tiny kiwi chick – believed to be the smallest of its kind in New Zealand – has successfully hatched at the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua. Staff at the Kiwi Encounter have overseen more than 1,300 hatchings of North Island brown kiwi eggs over the years, but the arrival of ‘mini’ – the … [Read more...]

Experience wild fare at Treetops Lodge

Treetops Lodge and Estate – a New Zealand luxury resort near Rotorua – is getting a little wild with its guests, showcasing the rich food store found on the vast private 2500-acre wilderness estate. ‘Estate to Plate’ – a new premium 4WD safari experience – is a guided, hands-on gourmet journey … [Read more...]

Hamish Carson wins 4th title

New Zealand Track and Field Championships, Newtown Park – 28/30 March 2014 Hamish Carson lapped up the atmosphere revelling in front of his home crowd to win his fourth national 1500m title out kicking school days arch rival Julian Matthews. Mathews went for the doctor down the back straight on the last lap, but Carson … [Read more...]

Tom Walsh on Fire in Melbourne

IAAF Melbourne World Challenge, Lakeside Stadium – 22 March 2014 Rising global shot put star Tom Walsh is on fire leading into his much awaited clash with Jacko Gill at the national championships this weekend in Wellington after setting a national outdoor record of 21.16m. This improves on his 20.61m set at the … [Read more...]

Two inaugural marathons set for 2014

New Zealand is proving itself to be a marathon bucket list destination with the inclusion of two inaugural marathons set for 2014. Taking place in April 2014, the Aoraki Mt Cook Marathon is attracting international athletes wanting to put their endurance to the test in one of the most pristine running environments in … [Read more...]

Five new marine reserves planned

New Zealand is set to increase its total mainland marine conservation domain by 50 per cent with the planned establishment of five new marine reserves. The five reserves, formally approved by NZ Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith, cover 17,500 hectares and feature spectacular, unique coastlines and marine habitats. … [Read more...]

Lorde of Song

In 2013 teen singing sensation Lorde (Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor) became one of New Zealand’s most famous exports. The Auckland-born singer burst onto the music scene with her debut single ‘Royals’ and has since gone on to be named one of Time magazine’s ‘Most Influential Teenagers of the Year’ and ‘Woman of the … [Read more...]

Combined Events Championships 2014

New Zealand Combined Events Championships, Douglas Track & Field, Waitakere – 15/16 February 2014 Nicholas Gerrard regained the New Zealand decathlon title with a solid performance and personal best score of 7375 for the ten events over the weekend. The 21 year old started with a 100 metres sprint of 11.41 (-2.1) … [Read more...]

Aaron Pulford wins 10000m

New Zealand 10,000m Championships, Mt Smart Stadium – 26 January 2014 Aaron Pulford was back in the winners circle after an absence of three years with a convincing run to collect his first senior track title winning the 10,000m in 29:47.09. He ran most of the race with Wellington’s Hamish Carson on his shoulder. … [Read more...]

Sylvia Potts Memorial 2014

Five years on and Angie Smit is running stronger than ever, chalking up her fifth straight victory in the Sylvia Potts Memorial 800m for women. Angie Smit forever strong Smit can almost lay permanent claim to the Memorial Trophy after her impressive victory in 2:03.72. This is the eleventh fastest time of her career … [Read more...]