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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.”
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