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Auckland visitor numbers up 10% Auckland has capped off an impressive year of strong visitation with a 10% annual increase in guest nights, against an overall national decline of 0.7%. Auckland’s international guest nights jumped 11% and domestically they were up 9%. According to the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand Auckland secured 6.26 million guest nights in 2011 and enjoyed the largest annual rise of any region in the country. Auckland also led the way with its monthly result of a 12% increase in guest nights for DEC11.Read the full post
If you want to win lotto, it seems like Manukau is the place to buy your ticket. Figures released today by the Lotteries Commission showed Manukau is home to two of the country's three luckiest shops, with Manukau Pak 'n Save selling the most prizes for the second year in a row.Read the full post
Most people can't imagine what 27 million icecream cones look like – Jasu Gomai doesn't have to.Read the full post
Auckland surpassed its visitor expectations for Rugby World Cup 2011 with a 16% increase in visitors JUL-OCT11 compared to last year.Read the full post
SeaLink is again the main sponsor of the Jassy Dean Garden Safari on Waiheke Island, scheduled 12-13NOV.
Under spring skies those “on safari” will get to experience island landscapes as they travel between beautiful private gardens not normally open to the public.
North Shore Hosts New Zealand Sep 3 – Sep 9 + Sep 20 - 24, Tonga Sep 5 – Sep 11, Ireland Sep 12 – Sep 17, Australia Sep 6 - Sep 10 + Sep 11 – Sep 17, Fiji Sep 18 – Sep 25, Samoa Sep 19 - Sep 25, Scotland Sep 27 – Oct 1, England Aug 31- Sept4 + Sep 25 – Oct 1, Italy Sep 8 – Sep 11. With Training at Trusts Stadium, Western Springs, Mt Smart #2 and Lloyd Elsmore Park.Read the full post
AUCKLAND, 14 Sept. – Emotions ran high for Australia’s Sekope Kepu as he returned to a hero’s welcome at his old school - the place he credits for helping to shape him into the man and rugby player he is today. Students of Wesley College erupted into cheers and chanting as Kepu arrived at his alma mater, flanked by his wife Anna, daughter Faith Rose and Wallabies teammates. “Sekope welcome home. You are back in your own family,” Chaplain Sylvia Tongotongo said before praying to “the god of the Rugby World Cup.”Read the full post