Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Could You Be The Next New Zealand Monopoly Champ?

Could You Be The Next New Zealand Monopoly Champion?

Monopoly fans, budding property tycoons and those with a taste for making money should pull out their boards and start training for the New Zealand Monopoly Championships.

To find the sharpest player in the country, North Island and South Island tournaments will be held in May. The two winners from both events will then battle it out for the chance to represent New Zealand at the World Monopoly Championship in Tokyo.

Entries are now being taken for the chance to play at the Championships. Those interested in playing should register at

Teresa Mitrovic, marketing manager for Hasbro New Zealand Limited, who manufactures and distributes the Monopoly game in this country, says the competition is open to anyone who loves to play the game. “Whatever your age or skill level Monopoly is a fun family game, however with the national title and a trip to Tokyo up for grabs I’m sure we’ll see some hot competition on the day.”

The New Zealand Monopoly Championship was last held in 1996 and the winner Kerry Bell from Auckland, attended the World Championships in Monte Carlo that year.

Monopoly is one of the world’s most popular board games. It is estimated that 500 million people worldwide have played the game since its creation in 1935. Monopoly is currently sold in 80 countries and published in 26 languages.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland