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

 

The North Face® Freeski Open of NZ Kicks off this Thursday!

The North Face® Freeski Open of NZ Kicks off this Thursday!


Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (25 August 2014) – The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand will get underway on Thursday 28 August with the weather gods promising blue skies and sunshine for the competition week ahead.

Slopestyle will be the first event on the schedule on Thursday followed by Halfpipe on Saturday 30 August. The Park and Pipe events will be hosted by Cardrona Alpine Resort, the official resort partner of the New Zealand Park & Pipe Team.

New Zealand’s top freeski athletes will be on the start list, including Olympians Janina Kuzma, Lyndon Sheehan, Anna Willcox, Jossi Wells, Byron Wells and Beau-James Wells. Jackson Wells will join his three older brothers making the NZ Freeski Open the first competition in which all four Wells brothers have competed together.

International names to watch out for in the Park and Pipe include the UK’s James ‘Woodsy’ Woods who placed fifth in men’s freeski slopestyle at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi this year and Sweden’s Emma Dahlstrom who placed fifth in the women’s Olympic slopestyle.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: Christopher Marlowe & 'The Tragedy Of Dr. Faustus'

Previous versions of 'The Devil's Pact' can be traced back to the fourth century, Marlowe deviated significantly by depicting his protagonist as unable to burn his books or repent to a merciful God in order to have his contract annulled... More>>

ALSO:

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland