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A sprint around the planetupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 07:19:00

The Volvo Ocean race is a multimillion dollar sprint around the planet. Mainsail looks at the history of the event.

New Zealand pays homage to rugby heroesupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 13:39:00

TVNZ was there as a massive crowd turned out in Auckland to celebrate the All Blacks Rugby World Cup win.

New Zealand's heart of glassupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 00:30:00

It might have a meeting room named after grizzled New Zealand rugby legend Wayne "Buck" Shelford, but the NZI Centre presents a sleeker appearance on the streets of Auckland.

New Zealand celebrates World Cup winupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 11:18:00

All Black fans flood the streets of Auckland to celebrate New Zealand's first Rugby World Cup title in 24 years.

New Zealand pays homage to its rugby heroes updated: Mon Oct 24 2011 11:18:00

New Zealand woke up to a giant collective hangover Monday as the rugby-mad nation savored its triumph in the World Cup final in Auckland.

All Blacks edge France to claim Rugby World Cup updated: Sun Oct 23 2011 12:09:00

Hosts New Zealand edged out France 8-7 in a nailbiting finish to the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland Sunday to win the William Webb Ellis trophy for the second time.

All Blacks win second World Cup titleupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 12:09:00

CNN's Alex Thomas reports from an exuberant crowd of All Blacks fans following New Zealand's victory in the Rugby World Cup.

New Zealand and Australia through to semifinal showdownupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 08:17:00

Rivals New Zealand and Australia will clash in the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup after both nations claimed contrasting victories in Sunday's remaining two quarterfinals.

Carter wary of 'dangerous' Franceupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 12:33:00

Sidelined superstar Dan Carter has told his New Zealand teammates to "expect the unexpected" ahead of Sunday's Rugby World Cup final against France in Auckland.

Rugby love starts early in New Zealandupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 12:33:00

CNN's Alex Thomas visits a New Zealand rugby youth tournament that typifies how rugby unites the nation.

New Zealand has Rugby World Cup feverupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 17:47:00

Alex Thomas reports from Auckland, New Zealand, where fans are gearing up for the Rugby World Cup.

New Zealand captain McCaw fit for Rugby World Cup semifinalupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 17:47:00

New Zealand captain and key forward Richie McCaw has been passed fit for Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal clash with neighbors Australia in Auckland.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Oct 03 2011 16:00:00

[Updated 4 p.m. ET, Monday, October 3] This bungee jumper is free-falling over Auckland, New Zealand's largest city.

Auckland's Rugby World Cup sightsupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:51:00

Travel past the Viaduct Basin, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill on the way to the RWC final venue, Eden Park.

Quake strikes South Pacificupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 22:44:00

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Roddick makes Brisbane last four; Sharapova crashes out in Aucklandupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 10:17:00

Andy Roddick's preparation for the Australian Open remains on track after the former world number one made the last four of the Brisbane International on Thursday, but fellow grand slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a setback when she crashed out of a women's warm-up event in New Zealand.

Eco-friendly floating diner set for marinas worldwideupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 07:24:00

Eco-friendly floating restaurants serving sustainable seafood are on the menu for marinas around the world, in a bid to tackle the crisis caused by commercial over-fishing.

Explainer: Why ash cloud endangers aircraftupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 14:39:00

Volcanic ash clouds are a serious hazard to aviation, reducing visibility, damaging flight controls and ultimately causing jet engines to fail.

Henin and Clijsters reach Brisbane semisupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 14:41:00

Former world number ones Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters both survived scares before booking their spots in the semifinals of the Brisbane International event.

Comeback wins for Henin and Gasquetupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 11:00:00

Justine Henin and Richard Gasquet have both made winning comebacks at the Brisbane International tournament.

Auckland reach Club World Cup quartersupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 16:22:00

New Zealand side Auckland City booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Club World Cup with a 2-0 victory over local side Al Ahli in Abu Dhabi --FIFA.com have reported.

5 amazing messages in bottlesupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 10:35:00

Whenever a message in a bottle is discovered on a beach or floating in the ocean, it feels like something out of a fairy tale. The idea that two people have made a connection that mathematics would say is virtually impossible gives us hope that life is more than a series of random events. Here are five stories of the almost unbelievable connections these messages have brought about.

Man escapes charges for barbecuing pet dogupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 09:21:00

A man who roasted his pet dog to enjoy as a meal with his family and friends escaped prosecution after authorities in New Zealand determined the animal was killed humanely.

Man cooks family dogupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 09:21:00

Calls for a change to New Zealand law after a man legally killed and cooked his pet dog. (Warning: Graphic content)

Nudity, cartoons grab air travelers' attentionupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 11:57:00

Complete this sentence: In the event of a loss of cabin pressure ...

A new approachupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 11:57:00

Virgin America is using humorous cartoon characters in its preflight safety video.

White tiger kills zookeeper as tourists watchupdated: Wed May 27 2009 11:35:00

A white tiger mauled a zookeeper to death at a New Zealand wildlife park Wednesday as a group of tourists watched in horror, police say.

Woman gives birth on airliner, leaves baby in trashupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 11:57:00

Fate, police say, saved baby Grace from being tossed out with the trash.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Australian Open: Men's seed reportupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 20:51:00

• WERTHEIM: Dementieva looking to make long run

W. Indies score historic eliminator over winupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 17:16:00

The West Indies made cricket history by scoring the first-ever "eliminator over" win in Twenty20 internationals as they beat New Zealand in Auckland.

New series may boost Auld Mugupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 07:14:00

A rush of entries into a new international sailing competition -- the Louis Vuitton Pacific Cup -- could be helping to restore interest in the America's Cup racing format left ailing by ongoing court battles.

All Blacks avenge Wallabies defeat in Aucklandupdated: Sat Aug 02 2008 11:48:00

New Zealand bounced back from last weekend's demoralizing defeat by Australia to crush the Wallabies 39-10 in Auckland on Saturday night.

Kipchoge Keinoupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 00:33:00

That Africans today so dominate distance running is in part testament to the career of Kipchoge (Kip) Keino.

England rugby captain sounds defiant noteupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 10:14:00

England rugby captain Martin Borthwick insists his side's preparations for the second Test against New Zealand have not been disrupted by the off-field headlines.

Police to quiz rugby stars over 'attack'updated: Thu Jun 19 2008 04:21:00

New Zealand police are to speak to four England rugby players about attack claims made following an alleged incident at their team hotel in Auckland, it was reported Thursday.

England rugby players in NZ police probeupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 05:03:00

New Zealand police are investigating a "serious allegation" against four England rugby internationals following an alleged incident at their team hotel in Auckland.

England call up Ojo to face All Blacksupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 09:55:00

England have drafted in uncapped winger Topsy Ojo to their lineup for the first rugby union Test against New Zealand on Saturday in Auckland.

Nine uncapped players in All Blacks squadupdated: Tue May 27 2008 03:17:00

Nine uncapped players are included in the All Blacks' 25-man training squad for Tests next month against Ireland and England and the upcoming Tri-Nations series.

Borthwick to captain England rugby tourupdated: Tue May 13 2008 06:11:00

Steve Borthwick will captain England on their New Zealand tour next month.

Time.com: Canyoning Tragedy in New Zealandupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 08:00:00

Six college students and a teacher are killed by a "rain bomb" while on a school-sponsored outdoor adventure

U.S. deports wife killer suspectupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 08:20:00

A man accused of killing his wife in New Zealand and then abandoning the couple's 3-year-old daughter at an Australian train station has been deported to New Zealand to face murder charges, U.S. immigration officials announced Sunday.

'Pumpkin's' fugitive father caught in U.S.updated: Fri Feb 29 2008 14:05:00

A man accused of killing his wife in New Zealand and then abandoning the couple's 3-year-old daughter at an Australian train station has been captured in suburban Atlanta, authorities said.

Final farewell for Edmund Hillaryupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 06:31:00

Sir Edmund Hillary has been laid to rest in New Zealand after thousands paid tribute to a mountaineer whose conquest of Mt Everest in 1953 was one of the 20th century's defining moments.

Everest conqueror mournedupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 06:31:00

CNN's Hugh Riminton reports on the state funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary, hailed as "bigger and heavier than Mount Everest."

Remembering Edmund Hillaryupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 04:50:00

Long time friend and TVNZ Presenter Mark Sainsbury joins CNN to talk about the life and accomplishments of Edmund Hillary.

Time.com: An Interview with the Last Adventurerupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 12:00:00

An expansive talk with Sir Edmund Hillary about his historic ascent and the life and fame that came after

Time.com: Sir Edmund Hillary: Top of the World updated: Thu Jan 10 2008 19:00:00

Remembering the man who, with Tenzing Norgay, achieved one of the century's greatest feats: conquering Mt. Everest

Top seed Ferrer loses in Aucklandupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 06:14:00

Unfancied Frenchman Julien Benneteau sent top seed and defending champion David Ferrer crashing out of the Heineken Open quarterfinals in Auckland on Thursday.

Auckland final place for Davenportupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 11:39:00

Former world number one Lindsay Davenport will face unseeded Frenchwoman Aravane Rezai in the final of the Auckland Classic.

Team New Zealand ready for the offupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 11:44:00

Team New Zealand go into the Louis Vuitton Cup with confidence boosted by a strong display in the Act 13 warm-up regatta where they finished second to America's Cup holders Alinghi.

March show: Best of the bestupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 05:49:00

This month on Business Traveller we're taking another look at some of the stories and issues you wanted to see again.

Kiwi chic: Auckland's thriving boutique cultureupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 09:33:00

Once known mainly for wine and sailboats, Auckland has recently undergone a style makeover. Owing to financial support from the city and a vogue for renovating historic buildings, the town is now home to a lively boutique scene.

Clijsters battles to Sydney titleupdated: Fri Jan 12 2007 06:52:00

Belgium's Kim Clijsters saved a match point before beating Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 4-6 7-6 6-4 to win a thrilling women's final at the Sydney International on Friday.

Gaudio, Nieminen lose in Aucklandupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 06:35:00

Former French Open champion Gaston Gaudio's wretched run of form continued when he was hustled out of the Auckland Open in the first round on Monday.

Hingis suffers early Sydney defeatupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 04:26:00

Former world number one Martina Hingis' Australian Open preparations have been dealt an early blow after she was knocked out in the first round of the Sydney International by Jelena Jankovic.

Serb Jankovic eases into last fourupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 03:34:00

Serbian top seed Jelena Jankovic booked her place in the semifinals of the Auckland Classic with a comfortable victory over former champion Eleni Daniilidou of Greece on Thursday.

Hantuchova struggles into last 16updated: Tue Jan 02 2007 04:26:00

Top seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and third-ranked Slovak Daniela Hantuchova enjoyed contrasting opening round victories in the Auckland Classic on Tuesday.

Dulko dumps second seeded Myskinaupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 07:39:00

Russian second seed Anastasia Myskina made a disappointing start to her 2007 campaign by falling at the first hurdle to Argentina's Gisela Dulko in the Auckland Classic on Monday.

Green climbs 38 places for victoryupdated: Sun Dec 03 2006 04:54:00

Australian Nathan Green fired a stunning closing round of 65 to win the New Zealand Open by two shots on Sunday, claiming his first European PGA Tour title.

Storm flourishes before the stormsupdated: Sat Dec 02 2006 05:07:00

England's Graeme Storm shot a best-of-the-day six-under 65 to move into a share of the New Zealand Open lead with Australians Kim Felton and Marcus Fraser after the third round on Saturday.

November show: Connectivityupdated: Fri Oct 20 2006 12:17:00

In November, CNN Business Traveller is all about connectivity -- connecting people and places with new technology and experiences.

Lomu renews bid for a Test returnupdated: Fri Jul 14 2006 03:35:00

Jonah Lomu will renew his bid to regain his All Black place on Saturday when he takes the field in an Auckland club match.

Zurich the best for city livingupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 21:54:00

Zurich is the world's most livable city, according to a global quality of living survey conducted by human resources consultant Mercer.

All Blacks ring changes for Test updated: Tue Jun 13 2006 07:34:00

New Zealand made three changes to the team that beat Ireland 34-23 in Hamilton last weekend for the second Test in Auckland on Saturday.

Real quake shakes tsunami drillupdated: Wed May 17 2006 03:07:00

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the South Pacific nation of Tonga during a simulated tsunami warning drill Wednesday.

Tipoki handed a 16-week suspensionupdated: Sat Apr 15 2006 06:01:00

Auckland Blues center Rua Tipoki has been given a 16-week ban after striking Western Force fly-half James Hilgendorf in the face and leaving him with a fractured eye socket in a Super 14 game.

Volcano erupts in NZ, one missingupdated: Thu Mar 16 2006 21:10:00

One person was missing Friday after a volcano erupted on a largely uninhabited New Zealand island, according to television reports.

Hingis continues winning comebackupdated: Wed Jan 04 2006 02:45:00

Martina Hingis' comeback to competitive tennis gathered pace with an impressive 6-3 6-2 win over seventh seed Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic at the Australian hardcourt championships on Wednesday.

Australia name Rogers at fly-halfupdated: Wed Aug 31 2005 04:26:00

Australia, reeling from injuries and poor form, have gambled on radical changes which include playing Mat Rogers at fly-half for the first time in Saturday's final Tri-nations test match against New Zealand in Auckland.

Wallabies ravaged by new injuriesupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 05:30:00

The injury-hit Australian rugby team will delay naming its squad for the All Blacks Test in Auckland next week because of new concerns over the fitness of a clutch of players.

Lions boost morale ahead of finaleupdated: Tue Jul 05 2005 04:58:00

The British and Irish Lions squeezed to a 17-13 victory over Auckland in the penultimate game of their New Zealand tour on Tuesday.

Injured O'Kelly out of Lions tourupdated: Thu Jun 02 2005 12:01:00

Lock Malcolm O'Kelly has been ruled out of the British Lions tour of New Zealand with an abdominal muscle injury.

Lions are big draw in New Zealandupdated: Tue May 31 2005 04:16:00

The British and Irish Lions were greeted with a crowd of more than 5,000 for the first public training session Tuesday of their tour of rugby-mad New Zealand.

Driving Crusaders hit right 'gear'updated: Fri May 13 2005 08:19:00

New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders beat the Wellington Hurricanes 40-20 at Christchurch on Friday to finish top of the Super 12 standings.

Strong quake hits South Pacificupdated: Mon Apr 11 2005 13:58:00

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Monday southeast of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Kresta is forced to miss NZ Rallyupdated: Thu Apr 07 2005 10:06:00

Czech driver Roman Kresta has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's New Zealand rally after crashing his Ford in the final testing session.

Australia ahead after opening dayupdated: Sat Mar 26 2005 08:19:00

Australia captured three late wickets to restrict New Zealand to 199 for five on a slow opening day in the third and final test in Auckland.

Bowditch leading after first roundupdated: Thu Feb 10 2005 08:19:00

Australian Steven Bowditch hit 10 birdies in an eight-under-par 64 to snatch the lead after the opening round of the New Zealand Open in Auckland.

Coria evades surprises in Aucklandupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 07:40:00

Top seed Guillermo Coria needed a final set tiebreaker to squeeze past Frenchman Cyril Saulnier on a tough day for the big names at the ATP Auckland Classic.

Pierce pulls out of Auckland Openupdated: Thu Dec 30 2004 09:26:00

Former Australian and French Open champion Mary Pierce has pulled out of next week's Auckland Open, officials said on Thursday.

Dolphin design fulfils lifelong dreamupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 06:56:00

When Thomas "Doc" Rowe told people almost 30 years ago that he wanted to build a bionic dolphin, people thought he was crazy.

Kiwi pair cleared by match refereeupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 07:41:00

New Zealanders Scott Styris and Brendon McCullum were cleared to play in Friday's third and deciding one-day international in Brisbane after being cleared of charges from Wednesday's 17-run loss to Australia.

Lions will play additional fixtureupdated: Tue Sep 07 2004 04:30:00

The British and Irish Lions have accepted an extra match on their tour of New Zealand next year.

Sunken treasure scheme scuttledupdated: Thu Mar 18 2004 22:14:00

Australian police have arrested a man over a Southeast Asia sunken treasure scheme that promised huge returns to investors.

South Africa dominate opening dayupdated: Thu Mar 18 2004 08:20:00

South Africa dominated the first day in the second Test against New Zealand on Thursday, moving on to 231 for two wickets at the close in Auckland.

England to send strong squad to NZupdated: Wed Jan 21 2004 05:53:00

England coach Clive Woodward has promised the world champions will send a full-strength squad to face New Zealand in June.

Money Magazine: Best Buys: Travel strategiesupdated: Fri Sep 12 2003 17:57:00

These days, it's been easier than ever to find a great travel deal.

Fortune: The Playlistupdated: Mon May 12 2003 00:01:00

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