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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...]

International turnout for Queenstown Marathon

The Queenstown International Marathon drew a large international crowd of running enthusiasts when it made its debut. Despite the overcast November weather (22.11.14) the unique international event – set against the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges – gave runners the … [Read more...]

Christchurch hosts CWC 2015 Ceremony

Christchurch to host spectacular Cricket World Cup opening ceremony CWC 2015 – The South Island city of Christchurch is set to host a unique and spectacular opening event for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. This will be held on Thursday 12th February – two days before the tournament officially begins when … [Read more...]

The Luminaries

New Zealand novelist Eleanor Catton made history when her 832-page sophomore novel The Luminaries won prestigious literary award the Man Booker Prize. Judges of the annual prize marvelled at Catton’s ability to turn the modern day novel on its head and used words like ‘epic’ ‘virtuoso’ and ‘exceptional’ to describe her … [Read more...]

Cycling in New Zealand

With the creation of Nga Haerenga – the New Zealand Cycle Trail – getting on a bike and exploring the New Zealand countryside has never been easier. With thousands of kilometres of tracks around the country to choose from, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to experiencing New Zealand’s great … [Read more...]