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NZ Government support secures Games

NZ Government support secures Games

The goverment has confirmed its support for Winter Games NZ until 2017, securing the world class winter sports competition for New Zealand and international athletes in the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Audi quattro Winter Games NZ CEO, Arthur Klap said he was delighted by the Government's support, which was announced by Economic Development Minister, Steven Joyce.

“I very much look forward to working with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) in growing the reach of the Games into markets important to New Zealand, specifically into Asia. Winter Games NZ 2017 will be a key qualifying event for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea,” said Arthur.

“What we have achieved in just three events in terms of our standing on the world stage is nothing short of remarkable. Having the confidence of Government backing for the 2015 and 2017 events will allow us to build on this and continue to present New Zealand at the forefront of winter sports with all the associated economic benefits, not just for the host region of the Southern Lakes but also New Zealand as a whole.”

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We're delighted to confirm that the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ will return between 21-30 August 2015.

Once again the world's best skiers, snowboarders and curlers will head to New Zealand's stunning Southern Alps for one of the top five events on the global winter sports circuit and the only one in the southern hemisphere.

Based in the beautiful lakeside resorts of Queenstown and Wanaka, with curling in the historic gold rush town of Naseby, Winter Games NZ is an exciting mix of elite sporting competition and downtown festival fun.

Next year's event will be bigger and better than ever. Follow us on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram for the latest news, or check out our website for more.

Watch our 2013 highlights video

Remind yourself of all the best bits from last year's Audi quattro Winter Games NZ with our latest highlights reel on YouTube.

Thanks to the good people at Kinetic Media for this edit.

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