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New Zealand vs. The Aussies – Monday 31st October

Media release – 28 October 2005
Maxxium New Zealand presents

THE TRANS-TASMAN SHOWDOWN
NEW ZEALAND vs. THE AUSSIES – Monday 31st October

From rugby to cricket to netball … both on and off the field … Australia and New Zealand have always been arch rivals … now it’s time to take it to the bars.

On Monday 31st October The Trans Tasman Cocktail Challenge will see five of New Zealand’s top bartenders take on their fellow Australian counterparts at The Bligh, one of Sydney’s top cocktail establishments.

The New Zealand team

Adrian Doss, Denim Bar - Parnell, Auckland

Glen Cullimore, Concrete Club – Christchurch

Linden Cooke, The Vatican – Dunedin

Jamie Hughes, Copa Bar - Dunedin

Jamie Kendricks, Motel - Wellington

James Wynn-Williams, Dilluso – Christchurch (Reserve)

These five will compete as a team against the Aussies to win the Trans Tasman Trophy for New Zealand.

In addition there will be one outright Winner who will also receive a hosted trip to Japan, home of Suntory and Midori the No 1 Australian cocktail mixer. The Winner will spend three nights in Tokyo and will visit Suntory plus the top bars and clubs.

ENDS

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