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NEW ZEALAND Ski News, May 30, 2012




NZ ski areas opening for business
ESPN
By ESPN Action Sports | ESPN.com Snow Park NZ The snow guns are getting fired up at resorts around New Zealand and Australia. Unlike last year's slow start to winter in the Southern Hemisphere, this year, ski areas in Australia and New Zealand are ...
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Snow Park NZ Gearing Up for 10th Anniversary Season
First Tracks
Online Media Wanaka, New Zealand – Snow Park NZ, which is essentially one giant ski and snowboard terrain park, is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary this season with a targeted opening date of June 15. Started by the Lee family on land they ...
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Skiing at Great Lake Taupo
NEWS.com.au
But this is the first time I have skied down the side of an active volcano, and the fact is adding to the exhilaration that comes with being back on the white stuff in New Zealand. I'm getting to know the Whakapapa ski area, on the northwestern side of ...
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How Australia's ski fields will win you back
WA today (blog)
Others say that war began at least ten years ago when New Zealand snow resorts formed the Ski Marketing Network of New Zealand and set their sights on Australian skiers and snowboarders with a government-funded campaign to get them across the ditch.
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WA today (blog)
Australian and New Zealand resorts turn white
Ski Club of Great Britain
It seems a world away from the warm sunny weather that we've basking in here in the UK, but ski resorts in the southern hemisphere are gearing up for skiing and snowboarding. It's looking like it could be a good start to the season in several New ...
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Ski Club of Great Britain
Air NZ passenger numbers rise
New Zealand Herald
Air New Zealand's long-haul passenger numbers rose 4.4 per cent in April and the airline announced plans to increase capacity between Queenstown and Australian cities by 8 per cent this ski-season. The airline carried 1.02 million passengers in April, ...
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Mypass the ticket to everything
Voxy
The NZSki mypass card, the card that's used to access lifts at three of the South Island of New Zealand's premier ski areas, has just got better. New for 2012, the mypass card can now be pre-loaded with cash - turning it into 'mypass money' that can be ...
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Wharton: Museum traces Park City's roots
Salt Lake Tribune
I suspect that Morrison, who came to Park City to ski in 1983 from New Zealand, hears a lot of these stories from those who remember this town before Sundance, luxury hotels, fancy restaurants and skilifts. "The mission of the Park City Museum is to ...
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Ongoing conflict severely limits tourism in Afghanistan
USA TODAY
In 2008, the local government started the Bamiyan Eco-Tourism Program with help from the Aga Khan Foundation, a non-profit development organization, and the governments of Afghanistan and New Zealand. The foundation produced a glossy booklet on skiing...
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USA TODAY
Airlines to ramp up Kiwi ski season flights
Perth Now
Source: PerthNow AIR New Zealand and Virgin Australia plan to increase capacity between Queenstown and Australian cities by eight per cent this ski season. Air NZ said today it was teaming up with Virgin Australia to offer new services to the South ...
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One means many
Brisbane Times
See onepassnz.com; nzsuperpass.com. Children 10 years or younger can ski, sleep, eat and travel for free this year at Methven and Mount Hutt. Land transfers from Christchurch airport are also covered. See kids4free.co.nz. Cardrona has increased the...
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Brisbane Times
Crowned NZ barrel champion
Otago Daily Times
It is doubtful if it is encouraged at any girls school in New Zealand. But it is a sport that has brought St Hilda's pupil Casey Elstob (15) into the limelight. Elstob was crowned theNew Zealand junior barrel champion after the 18-meet national series ...
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Otago Daily Times
Air NZ confirms Virgin stake lift
The Australian
AIR New Zealand has confirmed it was behind a large parcel of Virgin Australia shares that changed hands yesterday. The transaction was part of a deal announced in September to increase Air NZ'sstake from 14.99 per cent to 19.99 per cent at 29.7ca ...
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Treble Cone enhances trail map
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (30 May, 2012) - Treble Cone's trail map has undergone a revamp to better highlight what the South Island's largest resort has to offer. The new map works to demonstrate the sheer scale of the 550 hectare mountain, ...
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Little boat's a big winner
Hawke's Bay Today
The Profile 585 Centre Console was then pitted against the nine other category award winners in the GRP and Aluminium Fishing Boat, All Purpose and Sports/Ski boat divisions. The other winners included several of New Zealand's top aluminium and GRP ...
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Lake Wanaka Tourism reports positive TRENZ feedback
Voxy
Earlier this year National Geographic voted Lake Wanaka as one of the top 25 ski towns in the world, the only New Zealand destination to be included in this prestigious list. In addition, Outside Magazine voted Lake Wanaka the "world's best new ...
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Scenery a plus in adventure business
New Zealand Herald
From November to May, they run a transport service for 50000 to 70000 hikers who do the Tongariro Crossing, known internationally as one of New Zealand's finest walks. In winter they hire out ski gear and sell accessories for visitors to the ski fields ...
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The rise of the 'soft snow' skier
e-Travel Blackboard (press release)
A plethora of child-friendly options including 'Kids Ski Free' and 'Kids Stay Free' has also led to a substantial increase in demand for Family Ski holidays. “Now is a great time to be booking a skiholiday for New Zealand following the first snow ...
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Morrison makes national squad
Vernon Morning Star
It also means Noah gets to attend national training camps, the next one going later this year in New Zealand. Morrison was “pretty beside myself” when he learned about his selection to the Canadian team, but he was equally excited to see another name ...
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Welcome to The Naki.
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
A hike up to the ski field on Mt. Taranaki What truly made this a great weekend though, aside from the scenery was the hospitality I received. If you or anyone you know is planning on traveling to New Zealand anytime soon, I highly reccommend looking ...
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Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
Fa'avae dominates Sounds race
Marlborough Express
This year's strong field included four previous winners and three New Zealand age group representatives from last year's World Kayak Champs. One of them, Keith Alderson from Christchurch, was previously from Marlborough and took out a world title in ...
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Everest Moments
Himalayan Times
Even the most casual armchair mountaineer will recognise the names of Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa from Nepal and Edmund Hillary, the beekeeper from New Zealand, who became the first humans to set foot on Everest's summit, around noon on May 29, 1953.
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Ocean race Australia's toughest
Newsport Daily
Part of the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival, the GBROC attracted paddlers from Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Western Australia, doubling participation from last year's inaugural event. Event director Sue Lockwood says paddlers came to the ...
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Newsport Daily
Rugby: Chichester miss out on trophy as East Grinstead net top treble
Chichester Observer
Gs fly-half Rick McKenna, capped by New Zealand at under-20 level, slotted the penalties plus two conversions and set up their tries. The Blues scrum became dominant after the first half-hour and drove hard to get three tries but apart from a sparkling ...
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Truth in 24 II available as free download on iTunes
Autoblog (blog)
iTunes.com/truthin24ii) beginning May 22 in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The free download on iTunes also means fans will be able to enjoy the film on any Mac or PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or on your HDTV with Apple TV.
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New Zealand Police join global missing children organization
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
New Zealand had six historic cases of missing children aged under 16, who had never been found and all were believed to be dead. The most recent was a two-year-old girl who disappeared in the South Island ski resort of Queenstown in 1992, ...
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10 Paycations: how to make money on holiday
Skyscanner News
There are many jobs available in ski resorts, most of which come with perks such as cheap or free accommodation, discounted food and that all important season lift pass. Jobs can vary from ski instructors (which will require an instruction certificate) ...
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Skyscanner News

Gearing Up for 10 YEAHS! - Snow Park NZ
By Carolina
Scheduled Opening Day June 15, 2012 Pre-Season Sale Ends June 3, 2012 Snow Park NZ, home to the world's most innovative ski and snowboard terrain park.
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Ski film features New Zealand skier - Story - 3 Sport - 3 News
An American skiing filmmaker featured New Zealand mountains and a kiwi in his latest film.
www.3news.co.nz/Ski-film-features-New.../Default.aspx
Product Feature - Winter Wonderland - May 2012 > New Zealand
Not only are there fantastic ski fields for your clients to enjoy, but many of our ... These snowmobile tours are a new and exciting experience that will thrill you and ...
www.newzealand.com/.../product-feature-winter-wonderland-...
Hertz Launches Ski Promotion in New Zealand | Travel Industry ...
Hertz is enticing snow bunnies to hit the slopes in New Zealand this winter with ... Travel IndustryNews; >; May 2012; >; Hertz Launches Ski Promotion in New ...
sgtravellers.com/travel-article/hertz-launches-ski...in.../2
New Zealand Skiing News & Events - New Zealand Ski and Snow ...
The definitive guide to skiing New Zealand & snow reports; ski resort info, ski packages, transport & accommodation for your New Zealand ski holiday.
www.snowreports.co.nz/new-zealand/.../index.cfm/?...
Ski field enhances trail map - Yahoo! New Zealand Sport
Treble Cone's trail map has undergone a revamp to better highlight what the South Island's largest resort has to offer.
nz.sports.yahoo.com/news/.../ski-field-enhances-trail-map/
Travel Challenge: Ski holidays | The latest holiday deals | News.com ...
News.com.au · News ... Picture: Miles Holden/NZ Ski Ltd Source: National Features ... BOOK a New Zealand ski holiday with Skimax and receive one free night's ...
www.news.com.au/travel/.../story-e6frfqh0-1226360566275
Speed Ski NZ » Snow Sports New Zealand
Speed Ski NZ. Speed Ski New Zealand has a solid history of racing in New Zealand. Though not currently actively running races, a group of experienced ...
www.snowsports.co.nz/sports/speed-ski-nz/
High riders vie for New Zealand's ultimate snow challenge, Tourism ...
Wanaka, a ski resort on the shores of Lake Wanaka - one of a series of glacially- created lakes inNew Zealand's southern lakes region - will host the World Heli ...
travelandtourworld.com/news/newsTour.asp?newsID...
Snow 'Blanket' for Queenstown & Wanaka Ski Areas - Ski & Snow ...
TRAVEL NEWS YOUR WAY ... Search Travel News: ... New Zealand is well known for its long skiseason, usually running out of customers before it runs out of ...
www.etravelblackboard.com/.../snow-blanket-for-queenstown-...
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So we thought we would giveaway AU$500 – just because we can!! You could WIN AU$500 towards aSki Express New Zealand ski holiday package or we can ...
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