Rugby World Cup 2015

bod and dk

Rugby World 2011: Ireland’s moment

The men in green must learn the lessons of four years ago if they are to fulfil their potential, says Katie Field Looking at Ireland’s World Cup record, the less…

Hot property Quade Cooper

Rugby World Cup 2011: Australia’s Young Guns

Australia were distraught after their ignominious World Cup exit in 2007. Can this skilful bunch make amends? Australia's 2007 World Cup experience was akin to inflating a beautiful balloon. Initial…

NZ map

World Cup travel ideas

By Herb Christophers IF YOU’RE heading to New Zealand this autumn for the World Cup, we have plenty of ideas for how you can keep busy and see the countryside…

Bellbird

World Cup travel ideas – Invercargill

INVERCARGILL Pre-match jaunt – Waituna Lagoon/Awarua Wetland This is an internationally recognised wetland site frequented by diverse migrating and wading bird species. Relatively unspoiled compared to similar waterways in other…

Purakanui

World Cup travel ideas – Dunedin

DUNEDIN Pre-match jaunt – Otago Rail Trail A unique walking, cycling and horse riding track following the route of an historic railway line. It’s 150km long in total but you…

Nelson Lakes Kerr Bay Rotoiti

World Cup travel ideas – Nelson

NELSON A pre-match jaunt – Nelson Lakes Bellbird Walk and Honeydew Walk are part of the stunning Lake Rotoiti Nature Recovery project where bellbirds and tui welcome you to their…