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Spring cleaning!

We’ve decided to tidy up our blogs. We’ll have shorter menu options under the main blog for Explore NZ, grouped under Bay of Islands and Auckland. Watch this space!

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Exploring Auckland’s Harbour and Heritage

Despite the gathering rain clouds Auckland tourism agents enjoyed an exhilarating sail on America’s Cup yacht NZL41 and a fascinating tour through the Maritime Museum. On Wednesday June 20th, agents from Nomads Auckland, IEP, Accor Pacific, Ponsonby Backpackers and Skycity … Continue reading

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Male Orca seen from NZL41 just off North Head…

Just got the “heads-up” from skipper Pablo Rust that a solo male Orca was spotted 20 metres in front of the yacht as they were out on the 1pm Sailing Experience today, 11 June. To see Orca this close to … Continue reading

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America’s Cup crew help win NZ Baltic Lifejackets Women’s Keelboat Championships

Hannah Morris and Raynor Haagh were part of the triumphant team at the Women’s Keelboat Championships held over the weekend of Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April 2012 raced on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Under the leadership of Sam Osborne, Hannah and Raynor were … Continue reading

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America’s Cup timeline at Emirates Team New Zealand HQ

Based in the redeveloped Wynyard Quarter,  just over the bridge from the Viaduct Harbour, is this nice potted history of the America’s Cup. Wynyard Quarter has very quickly become a thriving part of Auckland, with bars and restaurants, excellent fish … Continue reading

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CAMPER arrives in Cape Town.

Chris Nicholson nursed CAMPER through a rough night and a late morning scare before the team made it back to second place and a series of ecstatic family reunions. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand leaped to second place in … Continue reading

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Volvo Round the World Race stopover in Auckland

The yachts should be in Camper Emirates Team New Zealand’s home port 8-18th March 2012. Visit the official web site: http://www.volvooceanraceauckland.com/ You will find a cool 3D video flyover of the Viaduct Harbour showing how the Race Village will look. … Continue reading

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Emirates Team New Zealand

If you are keen yachties like us then you’ll want to keep abreast of all the latest news on the Extreme 40’s America’s Cup pre-racing regattas and the Volvo Round the World Race. Visit the Emirates Team New Zealand blog: … Continue reading

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America’s Cup World Series Testing in Auckland

In preparation for the 2011/2012 America’s Cup World Series, Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour is hosting two testing sessions. The testing will run between 26th – 29th April and 2nd – 6th May. The first session allows course configurations, umpires and race … Continue reading

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