A large tornado has been spotted near the Auckland Harbour Bridge. A police communications spokesman said emergency services had only been made aware of the tornado and they had so far not received any emergency calls or sightings of damage.Read the full post
An episode of the Biggest Loser reality show featuring Auckland won a prestigious Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award over the weekend. The Auckland episode – one of two filmed in New Zealand in 2011 – won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programmes category over shows like Master Chef, Fear Factor and The Amazing Race. ATEED supported Tourism New Zealand to host the contestants and crew from this high profile TV show in Auckland in 2011. Promoted in the US as ‘can’t miss’ episode, an audience of 7.2 million viewers tuned in to see the final nine contestants hit the ground running with a sprint up the Sky Tower and take a SkyJump. They also sailed an America’s Cup yacht and did workouts in the
Auckland Domain and on North Head. There was also a triathlon at Bethells Beach on Auckland’s west coast, with the winning pair enjoying a helicopter flight and vineyard lunch on Waiheke Island.
A North Shore park and ride facility is doubling its capacity due to overcrowding. The Albany Park and Ride, which opened in 2005, allows people to drive to the public transport station, park their car and bus over the Harbour Bridge in a dedicated bus lane - avoiding expensive inner city parking rates and rush-hour traffic.Read the full post
The days are getting longer and warmer and already we’ve had a visit from the Radiance of the Seas, marking the start of the popular summer cruise ship season to New Zealand.Read the full post
What does one say or even think when one discovers that Scott Dixon has just booked a car with you?Read the full post
Adam Parore’s purchase of Pegasus Rental Cars has largely gone un-noticed by the press but, as far as the Pegasus franchisees and staff are concerned, it’s big breaking news.Read the full post