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Last updated 11:30 17/12/2011SharePrint Text Size 0 comments Home stretch: Contending with the rain, Marlborough Boys' College sailors Kain Greenbank, left, and Oliver Clark prepare to round the last mark during MBC's second round match-up against Queen Charlotte College on the third and final day of the Top of the South Secondary Schools sailing regatta in Picton Harbour yesterday. The annual three-day regatta started on Tuesday and included sailors from all three Marlborough secondary schools, plus several schools from Nelson. Relevant offersSchool's out and a "good breeze" blowing across Picton Harbour gets a team-sailing coaching regatta off to a good start.Read the full post
Logan Brown chef Shaun Clouston has opened the WLG pop up restaurant kitchen in Melbourne, following up last September’s sell-out Sydney promotion. WLG is proving just as popular, with 500 tickets selling within 25 minutes of being released. Pre-sale tickets sold out last week, but limited walk in spots are available nightly, says Positively Wellington Tourism general manager marketing Sarah Meikle.Read the full post
A Tauranga widower and his six children have had a special Christmas delivered when they couldn't have needed it more.Read the full post
Torrential rain didn't stop Katie McVean turning on a classy performance to take the fourth round of the New Zealand World Cup series at the Christmas Classic in Taupo on Saturday.Read the full post
Top New Zealand drifter 'Mad Mike' Whiddett has some ground to make up on early season series points leader Cole Armstrong at the third round of the D1NZ National Drifting Championship in Taupo tomorrow.Read the full post
In a major boost for tourism and business in Christchurch, the Rendezvous Hospitality Group will launch its Rendezvous Hotel brand to the city early next year. Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch, formerly known as The Marque Christchurch, will be the first of the central city hotels closed
following February’s quake to re-open its doors to guests.
P&O Cruises has announced a major refurbishment of the Brisbane-based Pacific Dawn, to be completed in APR12. A range of standard cabins will be converted to become interconnecting rooms – ideal for families – while the ship’s 50 suites and minisuites will be upgraded with new furnishings and carpets along with artwork by Sydney photographer Tony Rae. Pacific Dawn will also emerge from its scheduled dry dock with a state-of-the-art LED Big Screen, a feature which has proved a big hit on sister ships Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl.Read the full post