NZ appears on 'The Amazing Race'   4 Mar 2013

New Zealand has again had a starring role on hit reality TV show 'The Amazing Race'.

The episode was filmed in Canterbury in November and is being broadcast in the US today.

Kiwi host Phil Keoghan was born and raised in Christchurch and has been tweeting about the first Amazing Race filmed in his hometown.

“Nothing like being home,” he tweeted to his 88,000 followers.

It is the fourth time New Zealand has featured in the programme, which is in its 22nd season and attracts more than 10 million viewers in America each episode.

Participants went jet boating on the Rakaia River, quad-biking through streams, drove rally cars and spent a pit-stop enjoying the luxury of Terrace Downs Resort.

Tourism New Zealand spokesman Gregg Anderson says the organisation lent its support to the programme as offers “high-profile media coverage to motivate our target markets to travel to New Zealand”.

“The timing of this going to air couldn’t be better, as we work to leverage the increased interest in New Zealand that we are seeing in the US as a result of the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and our 100% Middle-earth, 100% Pure New Zealand campaign work.”

Add a comment

Bookmark and Share

News

McCully attends NATO Foreign Ministers summit

27 Nov 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Brussels this weekend to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign ... more

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has... more

Business

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT... more

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

Living

NZ's "Queen of the Blues" MaKuini plays Etta James show at London's legendary 100 Club

27 Nov 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand’s “Queen of the Blues” MaKuini has played a show at London’s legendary 100 Club to an enthusiastic... more

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Property

Property speculators targeted by IRD

27 Nov 2014 Property
Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is... more

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Sport

Black Sox named for Oceania qualifier

27 Nov 2014 Sport
Hard work has been rewarded in the naming of the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team for next month’s ISF Oceania Qualifying ... more

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players, and world number one doubles pair

26 Nov 2014 ASB Tennis
NZ Festival of TennisFeaturing some of the biggest names in world tennis, organisers of the ASB Classic are pleased to announce one... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: govt arrogance, Ferguson & Police pursuits

27 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
As anyone who’s ever encountered him around Parliament will verify, Chris Finlayson’s arrogance is matched only by his... more

Gordon Campbell on the inquiry on one case of dirty politics

26 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the... more

Kiwi Success

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

26 Nov 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the... more

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Northland-based Sail Training Trust   Former New... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more