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New Zealand readies for Hobbit celebration

New Zealand readies for Hobbit celebration

New Zealand is in the midst of a nationwide party of Middle-earth proportions as host of the global première of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) (28.11.2012). From Dwarves popping up on...

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Celebrating New Zealand’s Waitangi Day

Celebrating New Zealand’s Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day is a public holiday held on 6 February every year to commemorate the signing of New Zealand's founding document - the Treaty of Waitangi - in 1840. The national holiday was first declared in 1974, and since then has grown in significance for all New...

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Kāwhia Kai Festival – Hamilton Waikato

Kāwhia Kai Festival – Hamilton Waikato

Acknowledged by Lonely Planet as one of the top Māori attractions in New Zealand, the Kāwhia Kai Festival is a full celebration of the indigenous culture with particular focus on native Māori food. Locals call Kāwhia "kai food heaven" because of the plentiful...

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Wellington Raves as Culinary Capital

Wellington Raves as Culinary Capital

Wellington's growing reputation as the country's culinary capital is reflected in a glowing review of the region in Lonely Planet's new edition New Zealand Travel Guide, released today. The world's most successful travel information provider raves...

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Wellywood, New Zealand

Wellywood, New Zealand

On The Set in Wellywood, New Zealand I am spending half of my day with Wellington Movie Tours, tracing through the various film sites Peter Jackson had used for this Lord of the Rings movies, and our guide Ted is giving us a lesson in acting. "C'mon Frodo!...

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Queenstown Joins the REAL New Zealand Festival

Queenstown Joins the REAL New Zealand Festival

Queenstown will roll out the welcome mat and join the party to celebrate all things Kiwi when the REAL New Zealand Festival kicks off for Rugby World Cup 2011. Joining the Classic All Blacks match announced last week, three more major events and a whole host of...

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Lose Yourself in New Zealand with 10-Day Getaway

Lose Yourself in New Zealand with 10-Day Getaway

SANTA MONICA, CA, APRIL 11"“ From sailing through the picturesque Auckland Harbor, to leaping off the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, contestants and trainers on NBC's "The Biggest Loser"Â saw the best of New Zealand's...

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