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      • Run or walk the bays!
        • 13 Jan 2015
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        • Over 14,000 people are expected to find their spot on the start line at Frank Kitts Park on Sunday 22 February.
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      • Classic Fighters 2015
        • 1 Jan 2015
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        • Already the grandstand has taken shape and the volunteers have been busy hammering in fence posts and straining wire to create the public space on what is usually a huge open square of grass.
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      • The Essence of New Zealand
        • 29 Sep 2014
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        • We’re working with the North & South Magazine to put together a spectacular calendar for 2015 showcasing the essence of New Zealand and we need your help to capture New Zealand on camera.
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      • The Nelson Arts Festival
        • 1 Sep 2014
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        • This year the festival celebrates 20 years and features a spectacular programme with over 150 artists from around New Zealand and across the globe.
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      • Let’s run… and run!
        • 9 Jun 2014
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        • More than 5000 runners and walkers line up for this great annual event – people of all shapes, sizes and ages.
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      • Get your jets on
        • 15 May 2014
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        • In the early 1950s Sir William Hamilton pulled off a Kiwi Ingenuity master stroke when he developed the world’s first waterjet engine.
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      • Kite surfing safari
        • 25 Mar 2014
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        • Essentially, the kiteboarder harnesses wind power with a large kite to propel themselves across water (and through the air), often at incredible speeds.
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      • Celebrating the classics
        • 21 Mar 2014
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        • Car and motorbike clubs are a feature of most Kiwi communities, with convoys of the same vehicles (or different vehicles of the same vintage or country of origin) a common sight on our highways.
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      • Full of beans
        • 21 Mar 2014
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        • Kiwi café culture really took off in the early 1990s when the first espresso bars opened in Auckland and Wellington.
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      • Aotearoa Surf Film Festival
        • 11 Mar 2014
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        • Surfing is one of the best documented sports and lifestyles on the planet – acrobatic manoeuvres performed on horrifying waves in exotic locations = riveting viewing.
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      • Autumn Awesomeness
        • 27 Feb 2014
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        • Autumn is a time to take stock and slow down – and to enjoy the last of the sun while there’s still a remnant of tan beneath those shorts! And where better to see autumn in all its fiery glory than New Zealand’s own arboretum, Eastwood Hill, a half hour drive from Gisborne.
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      • The 2014 Graperide
        • 4 Feb 2014
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        • The 101km main course has been described by one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded sportsman, Mark Inglis, as one best rides in the world! We had such a fun day and caught up with heaps of friends we haven't seen in a while from other parts of the country! -Sarah This years event sees the addition of an MTB Enduro (4hr and 8hr) on Sunday the 30th of March, a three stage bike at your own pace gourmet experience ride on Thursday the 3rd of April,  a special celebratory dinner with past and present cycling stars on Saturday the 5th of April and then Sunday the 6th is full on street sprints and crit racing in the middle of the Blenheim CBD. There is just so much happening! It's no wonder this year's event is already 70% full. Find out more and register at www.graperide.co.nz  Bluebridge is helping many of the riders who live in the North Island make the annual pilgrimage! The offer of a 50% discount* from the family owned Cook Strait ferry service makes the trip over the ditch all the more worth while! Cheers Bluebridge!  *terms and conditions apply How to book your ferry travel?  Book on this website by entering the promo code that you will receive on your email confirmation once you have entered the event. Alternatively give Bluebridge a call on 0800 844 844 and quote that same special promo code to a crew member (correct spelling matters so make sure you get this right).
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      • Drive you crazy
        • 12 Jan 2014
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        • Holding your breath over bridges This classic car game is popular with lots of Kiwi families and it’s super simple.
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      • Fest foot forward
        • 11 Dec 2013
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        • Whatever your preference for summer festival fun, now’s the time to start planning your travels.
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      • The Coppermine Epic
        • 11 Nov 2013
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        • Are you over riding in the rain and wind? We can change all that , come and ride the Coppermine -nothing but sunshine on hot dry single tracks with cold S&F beer to finish! The Coppermine mountain bike event offers a chance for you to ride some of Nelson's best trails and traverse the spectacular Coppermine mineral belt.
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      • Non couch-potato?
        • 22 Oct 2013
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        • 9th November 2013 Do you dream of running on a trail through heartland Queen Charlotte Sound Country, having been delivered to the starting line by boat? (13kms) Pedalling along one of the most scenic rides known to kiwi homosapeans, past the little holiday communities of Linkwater, Momorangi and Ngakuta Bays, your bike journey heads to the seaside village of Picton and its waterfront coffee houses… does that appeal? (40kms) Pedalling along one of the most scenic rides known to kiwi homosapeans Paddling on the blue waters of the inner Sounds, possibly passing a sunbathing seal, or catching a glimpse of a frolicking dolphin off the bow of your kayak…sound cool? (8kms) And after the day’s action a prize giving never to forget, in the ambience of the Allan Scott Family Winemakers cellar door establishment, with more spot prizes than you could have imagined. Want to just Run? Running a course from Lochmara Lodge on the Queen Charlotte track, taking you trail running through the bush to Anakiwa, is a run that compares with the toughest of half marathons. Though a smidgen shorter than a half marathon the climb out of Lochmara Lodge, after the starters’ gun fires, will challenge you like no normal half marathon will ever do (though the song of Bellbirds and Tuis will help you forget the pain!). You finish the 20kms at Anakiwa and we will not only drop you over to the start by Beachcomber Cruises but will pick you up at the finish (conditions apply). Live in the North Island? As proud long-time supporters, Bluebridge are keen to help North Islanders head South to attend the 2013 Queen Charlotte Classic so they’re giving all event competitors, supporters and their vehicles 50% off travel across Cook Strait.  Terms and conditions apply. Contact the event organisers on: 035735432 for the promotional code instructions so you can make your discounted online booking with Bluebridge once you have registered for the race. For more info or to enter online, please visit: www.queencharlotteclassic.co.nz  
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      • Pack your skater
        • 10 Oct 2013
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        • Bluebridge ferry passengers can indulge their skate addiction at both ends of their Cook Strait crossing – although skating isn’t allowed on board for obvious reasons! The Waitangi Skate Park on Wellington’s waterfront features bowls, half pipes and various things to grind, slide and roll along.
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      • Kapiti Coast Forest Hideaway
        • 6 Oct 2013
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        • Te Nikau Forest Retreat provides a quintessential New Zealand experience, cocooned in native forest offering total self-contained privacy.
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      • Cool Campers
        • 1 Oct 2013
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        • Travelling in your own camper van has a lot of advantages – you have the freedom to stay in a place as long (or as short) as you like because your bed’s in the back.
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      • Holiday Planner
        • 9 Sep 2013
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        • Planning ahead is the key to avoid the kind of holiday where the whole family’s stuck at home getting bored and restless.
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