Category: Culture

Kiwi Farmers Say Sheep Shearing Should be an Olympic Sport

Farmers in New Zealand are lobbying for sheep shearing to become an Olympic sport. From the Washington Post: A New Zealand farm lobby group says sheep shearing has the potential to become an Olympic demonstration sport. Just don’t count on

New Zealand Woman Makes Headlines by Selling Ad Space on her Bum

Bidding reaches thousands of dollars as an enterprising New Zealand woman auctions space on her bottom for a tattoo design of the winner’s choice. Report by Dominic Mason. Cheeky!

Guest Post: 5 Quirky Reasons to Visit New Zealand in 2012

James writes for Travellers often overlook New Zealand in favour of Australia, which is really just next-door. But New Zealand has plenty to offer travellers: from stunning scenery, to adventure holidays, to a rich and interesting history. If you’re

The Hobbit: Official First Trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

We’ve got the first trailer for the The Hobbit – check it out below. Plot Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the

The Hobbit: Tourism New Zealand Braces for Hobbit Fever

Tourism New Zealand released this a couple weeks ago and we thought it was worth sharing. December’s international launch of the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will put Destination New Zealand centre stage for movie lovers world-wide,

Happy New Year! 2012 Starts in New Zealand first

Check out this video of the 2012 New Year’s celebrations in Auckland New Zealand! Have a safe and happy 2012 everyone!

The Hobbit: Stephen Fry and Peter Jackson Talk Tolkien

Stephen Fry has interview Peter Jackson in the final episode of his new show “Fry’s Planet Word.” In the video below he discusses language and also talks with Peter Jackson about The Hobbit and Tolkien. Check it out: Very interesting

Oh Dear: Nude Rugby in New Zealand – Video

Close Up reporter, Matt Chisholm meets the female member of the New Zealand Nude Blacks. 21 year old University of Otago student, Rachel Scott. Only in New Zealand!

Exploring New Zealand Wine Country recently featured an article about New Zealand Wine Country that’s worth reading. Here’s an excerpt: CENTRAL OTAGO, NEW ZEALAND—“Do you have feelings of inadequacy? Do you suffer from shyness? Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive? If you

Atlantic’s In Focus Features New Zealand – Gorgeous Pics of life in NZ

  The In Focus website over at the Atlantic Monthly featured New Zealand today with 38 gorgeous pictures depicting life in New Zealand. Here’s a sample: New Zealand, home to some 4.3 million residents, is currently hosting the 2011 Rugby