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Shotover – riding New Zealand’s red boats

Queenstown’s Shotover Jets wind through spectacular rocky canyons on a breathtaking journey. The Shotover Jet has carried more than three million passengers, hurtling down the Shotover River rapids with squeals of equal parts terror and delight at the full 360-degree spins, twists and tight turns between the grey rock … [Read more...]

Royal tour puts NZ top

New Zealand has been voted the number one dream holiday destination for Brits in a survey conducted after the royal tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The major survey by the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor showed that if money was no object New Zealand would be the country British holidaymakers would … [Read more...]

Adams continues winning streak

Valerie Adams notched up her 53rd straight win in the shot put winning the Diamond League meeting in Monaco with 20.38m. IAAF Diamond League, Herculis, Stade Louis II Monte-Carlo – 18 July 2014 Christina Schwanitz of Germany was second with 19.54m and Michelle Carter of USA third with 19.05m. Adams now has an … [Read more...]

New Zealand inspires Bollywood

The international film industry’s New Zealand love affair is well documented with picture perfect landscapes capturing the imagination and hearts of film stars, producers and movie-goers the world over. And, with New Zealand featuring in a list of top foreign places to shoot Bollywood movies, it seems that Indian … [Read more...]

West Ham in New Zealand

English Premier League team West Ham United received a warm New Zealand welcome today (19.07.2014) when they arrived in the country for the Football United Tour 2014. The team were greeted by some loyal New Zealand fans as they exited the arrivals terminal at Auckland International Airport, before the travelling squad, … [Read more...]

Nick Willis sets new 3000m record

IAAF World Challenge Meeting, 53rd Golden Spike, Ostrava – 17 June 2014 Nick Willis shaved 0.58 of a second off the New Zealand national 3000m record in finishing third in 7:36.91. Sir John Walker has held the record for the past 32 years with his time of 7:37.49 set in London in July 1982. World [...]Nick Willis sets … [Read more...]

Sam Wreford wins Christchurch Marathon

CHRISTCHURCH – 1 June 2014 Despite the bitterly cold conditions Sam Wreford clipped seven seconds off his career best time in winning the Christchurch marathon in 2:16:28 on Sunday. Christchurch Airport Marathon and Half Marathon The 31 year old from Timaru led throughout and won by a wide margin of ten minutes over … [Read more...]

Alex Parlane takes Auckland cross

Grand Prix Cross Country, Pakuranga – 24 May 2014 Alex Parlane repelled a strong challenge from Jonny McKee to run out a clear winner of the annual Auckland Grand Prix cross country race at Lloyd Elsmore Park. Parlane, the national champion in 2010, proved too strong over the final 3000m and went on to record [...]Alex … [Read more...]

Hamblin, Willis and Matthews set B standard

USATF Performance Distance Classic, Occidental College Los Angeles – 15 May 2014 Delhi Commonwealth Games double silver medallist Nikki Hamblin showed a great return to form in finishing second in the 1500m in 4:07.07, under the Glasgow Commonwealth Games B performance standard of 4:09.00. Lucy Van Dalen was fourth in … [Read more...]

Sam Wreford wins Huntly Half Marathon

Sam Wreford of Timaru travelled north for a training run and in the process ran out a clear winner of the annual Huntly half marathon yesterday. The 31 year old led throughout and finished in a career best 1:06:41, nearly five minutes clear of Samuel Murphy of Townsville. He was 46 seconds faster than his [...]Sam … [Read more...]