Sunday, 13 April 2014
McGregor wins Benchmark race
Alex McGregor (Team Calder Stewart Road) won today’s elite round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series on the South Island’s West Coast near Hokitika.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Thousands of free Easter eggs up for grabs on Quail Island at Easter
Quail Island will once again be busy with keen chocolate egg hunters over the Easter weekend as Black Cat Cruises runs its annual Easter Egg hunt for the fifth time on the island.
Largest Benchmark Homes series field also the strongest
The largest field ever assembled for a round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series is also potentially one of the strongest in the history of the series.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Hector's dolphins looking for WWII underwater mines
Leading New Zealand tourism operator Black Cat Cruises is working with the New Zealand Navy who are training Hector’s dolphins to look for old World War II underwater mines off the Canterbury coast.
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Girdlestone youngest ever winner of Le Race
Sixteen year old South African born Christchurch cyclist Keagan Girdlestone won today’s gruelling 100 kilometre Christchurch to Akaroa Coffee Culture Le Race, the youngest ever winner in the event’s history.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Odlin hopes for winning result in the Coffee Culture Le Race
Christchurch cyclist Paul Odlin hopes to go one better than his two runner up results in Saturdays gruelling 100 kilometre Christchurch to Akaroa Le Race.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Karwowski wins Benchmark Homes series opener
Cameron Karwowski from Southland’s H&J’s Outdoor World Team won the elite men’s 159 kilometre race in today’s opening round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series in Oxford, North Canterbury.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Benchmark Homes series opener features top riders
Saturday’s opening round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series in Oxford, North Canterbury features Sam Horgan, Michael Vink and Dan Barry who are fresh from competing in Australia for their Budget Forklifts continental team and World Pro Tour rider George Bennett.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Johnstone wins Leeston Classsic
Lee Johnstone from the Warmup Cycling team had an impressive return from injury winning the Leeston Classic cycling road race on Saturday.
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Orca seen again off Canterbury coast
The second pod of Orca seen off Banks Peninsula this month was an ‘amazing experience’ for guests and staff on a Black Cat Cruises trip in Akaroa this afternoon.
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Orca make routine trip memorable for Black Cat staff
A pod of ten Orca made a routine trip off Banks Peninsula all the more memorable for three Black Cat Cruise staff yesterday.
Sunday, 8 December 2013
Trotman and Napier win Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling criteriums
Reta Trotman and Grayson Napier were impressive winners in the elite women’s and men’s criteriums today at the Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling in Christchurch in completely contrasting styles.
Saturday, 7 December 2013
Williamson reverses last year's Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling result
Sophie Williamson reversed last year’s result in the Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling’s elite women’s 90 kilometre road race, beating last year’s winner Reta Trotman in an exciting sprint finish today in Waipara, North Canterbury.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Villumsen headlines a strong woman's field for Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling
World Championship multi medallist Linda Villumsen headlines a strong woman’s field in this weekend’s Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling that features the 90 kilometre Waipara Classic road race on Saturday and criterium racing on Sunday.
Friday, 29 November 2013
Kieran Read new brand ambassador for Christchurch's Benchmark Homes
New Zealand rugby great, Kieran Read, will champion Canterbury’s multi-award winning home builder, Benchmark Homes.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Black Cat Cruises recognised in Lonely Planet's world's 'Best Marine Encounters'
Leading Canterbury Tourism operator Black Cat Cruises is celebrating being recognised by Lonely Planet in a top 10 list of the world’s ‘Best Marine Encounters’.
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Warmup Cycling Team adds new riders
The Warmup Cycling Team has three new members for the 2013/14 season, adding Tony Gibson, Greg Thompson and Gerard Rooney, bringing the team's roster to 18.
Monday, 14 October 2013
Black Cat Cruises ready for another busy cruise ship season
Leading Canterbury Tourism operator Black Cat Cruises is looking forward to the arrival of the summer season’s first cruise ship on Wednesday which signals the start of another busy cruise season for Akaroa.
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Ryan wins final round of Benchmark Homes series Horgan takes overall honours
Olympian Marc Ryan from Scotty Browns Vision Systems rode away from his breakaway companions to win the final round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series on the iconic 127 kilometre Hell of the South circuit in the Selwyn District near Christchurch today.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Roulston headlines strong field for final round of Benchmark Homes series
World Tour professional Hayden Roulston headlines a very strong elite men’s field for the final round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series on Saturday which features the Faringdon Team Time Trial and the iconic Hell of the South circuit in the Selwyn District near Christchurch.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Frog Rock MTB challenges cyclists to spin wheels on private hill country
Registrations are open for the 5th annual Frog Rock mountain bike challenge on Saturday 9 November, 2013.
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Schreurs wins fifth round of Benchmark Homes series
Christchurch cyclist Hamish Schreurs beat his BikeNZ track endurance team mate Dylan Kennett in a sprint finish to win the elite fifth round of the Benchmark Homes Cycling Series, the McKenzie & Willis Classic, near Queenstown today.
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Derek the Chef back at Covi SuperShow
Derek the Chef has over 30 years of experience as a professional Chef and Tutor as well as over 17 years demonstrating different foods at various shows, but says he just 'loves the people and age group' of the country's leading Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor expo, the Covi Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor SuperShow on in Auckland from 20th to the 22nd September at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane.
Hubbard hopeful of retaining lead in Benchmark series
Christchurch cyclist Tom Hubbard from the Homestyle Cycling team will face some strong challenges to retain his elite men’s lead as the fifth round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series, the McKenzie & Willis Classic, is raced near Queenstown on Saturday.
Monday, 26 August 2013
Fantastic no reserve auction items announced for country's leading Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor expo
Organisers have confirmed an exciting the line up for the no reserve auctions at the country’s leading Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor expo, the Covi Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor SuperShow on in Auckland from 20th to the 22nd September at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane.
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Eyes on Vink as Benchmark series starts again after winter break
It may have been over two months since his last serious race but all eyes will be on Michael Vink when the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series gets underway again on the West Coast of the South Island in Hokitika on Saturday after a winter break.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Dolphin protection boundaries not matching up with research results off Banks Peninsula
Scientists say Banks Peninsula is a very good example of 'where dolphin protection boundaries don't match up with the scientific results of research,' after being surprised to find the endangered Hector's dolphin frequenting even the 'innermost parts of Akaroa Harbour' after a yearlong study.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Planning well underway for country's leading Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor expo
Planning is well underway for the country's leading Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor expo, the Covi Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor SuperShow on in Auckland from 20th to the 22nd September at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane.
Monday, 17 June 2013
Lombart joins Black Cat as new marketing and sales manager
Natasha Lombart has joined leading tourism operator Black Cat Cruises as its new Sales and Marketing Manager.
Monday, 27 May 2013
Revolutionary new social media 'Crowd Marketing' platform tackling overseas markets
The investors behind the hugely successful online companies, ValueClick and ValueCommerce have developed a revolutionary new social media "Crowd Marketing" platform that enables businesses to leverage content generated from their existing customer or fan base.