Sixty Wakatipu residents will get the chance to officially welcome one of two Rugby World Cup teams to Queenstown in early September.
Rugby World Cup 2011
New Zealand teenagers are being urged to tell Rugby World Cup officials why they should be chosen to carry the flags of competing teams when the tournament begins around the country in September.
The rugby World Cup's warm up roadshow kicked off in Bluff today, with the William Webb Ellis Cup embarking on a four-week tour of the country.
The Argentinian and English rugby teams will not receive a marae-based welcome in Dunedin when they arrive in New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Dunedin's business community was this week briefed on rules governing marketing to Rugby World Cup crowds. For many, it will be a case of playing into the wind, Matt Conway reports.
An Auckland hotel has hiked its room rate to $1500 a night for the rugby World Cup final sparking fears price gouging may harm the country's tourism industry.
Design changes at the Forsyth Barr Stadium have resulted in areas being dismantled and rebuilt, as the company that will run the venue makes changes to catering and bar facilities.
A protest group has said its members will disrupt the Rugby World Cup (RWC) to highlight to the world the Government's economic policies.
Destination Queenstown has confirmed its three major events, part of the Real New Zealand Festival, being held in conjunction with the Rugby World Cup 2011.
Only one Southern local body, the Invercargill City Council, has bought tickets to the Rugby World Cup - and Mayor Tim Shadbolt is surprised at having to pay.
Construction is nearly complete at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium, (to be known as Otago Stadium during the 2011 Rugby World Cup). Photos by Peter McIntosh; prints available from otagoimages. co. nz...
Crouch, touch, pause, engage - the scrummies are coming.
Dunedin rugby fans have had a taste of rugby in 3-D, and while for some it may not beat the atmosphere of a live stadium game, others have described it as "the next best thing".
Oamaru could miss out on a windfall from the Rugby World Cup unless the community starts getting enthusiastic about the potential, North Otago Rugby Football Union chief executive Colin Jackson fears.
One hundred days from the kick-off of the Rugby World Cup, organisers say they are on track with tournament preparations.
New Zealand tourism is in for a boost, with almost half the buyers of 2011 Rugby World Cup tickets surveyed saying they intend arriving before the tournament begins on September 9.
A projected $39 million loss from staging the 2011 Rugby World Cup has to be seen as part of the marketing budget for New Zealand and is worth it, on balance, Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key says.
The All Blacks will use a secret weapon developed in Dunedin in their bid to win the Rugby World Cup later this year.
The scrums are a mess. That is the only area of the game IRB referees board boss Paddy O'Brien expects to be changed after the world cup.
Dunedin's inner city bar owners have welcomed suggestions to create additional bars in the Dunedin Town Hall during the Rugby World Cup.