Perfection on the Peak

Coronet Peak is an international training hub for the US Ski Team, Swedish, Swiss and Canadian Alpine Ski Teams as they train for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Of course, the New Zealand national team is also skiing the slopes and has been at it since mid-July. New Zealand national team’s coach Nils Coberger said this season at Coronet Peak has been perfect. “The combination of great natural snow this year and superb man-made snow from a new snowmaking system has made for world class training conditions at The Peak,” Coberger said. The Canadian Men’s Alpine Team has been relishing the great snow conditions, and the Canuks know their snow. “We are really pleased to be here and the terrain is perfect,” said head coach for the Canadian Men’s Alpine Programme Paul Kristofic.


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…