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Mikey Havoc Takes On The Territory

Mikey Havoc Takes On The Territory

‘My Kind of Place, TV1 Saturday 13 August, 7.30pm’

Auckland, 10 August 2011.

Radio personality and former Kiwi heavy-rocker, Mikey Havoc once again entertains audiences with his very own brand of broadcast on ‘My Kind of Place.’ The self confessed city boy who usually crosses the ditch for the night life, shopping and surf, this time headed to the Top End to host the Northern Territory episode of TV ONE’s new travel series.

In his inimitable fashion, Havoc takes to the ‘cage of death’ at Darwin’s Crocosaurus Cove and then armed with a bamboo pole and a chunk of brisket meat, heads to the wilds in search of the wild thing. Havoc soon discovers that life in the Top End is not as you know it.

During filming, the Territory was blessed with rain, transforming the red heart of Australia into a kaleidoscope of green, and bringing to life an exotic array of flora. Few places does rain make the spectacle event greater, but with waterfalls in full flow, it was a sight to behold.

From Darwin, Havoc boards the Mighty Ghan train and en route explores the spectacular Katherine Gorge. This cultural and nature fest ends in Alice Springs where Havoc unleashes the musician within and surprises the crew – and his self, with a proficient display of circular breathing on the didgeridoo around a campfire in the ‘back and beyond’ of a town called Alice.

‘My Kind of Place’ is a new, ten part television series, screening on TV ONE, Saturday’s 7.30pm and is produced by leading New Zealand television production company, Imagination Television (makers of MasterChef New Zealand and Animal Rescue). Each of the ten episodes is hosted by a different Kiwi celebrity that includes some of our favourite actors, actresses and broadcasters.

From iconic broadcaster Judy Bailey freewheeling around Tasmania in a mini convertible to the irreverent charm of Mikey Havoc taking on the Northern Territory, the series is designed to inspire the 1.16million Kiwis who take a trip Trans Tasman each year to venture a little further.

With each episode showcasing unique and authentic Australian holiday experiences which are within easy reach of the gateway cities, ‘My Kind of Place’ goes a long way in quelling Kiwis thirst for something new to do in Australia. With 92 percent of Kiwi holidaymakers returning for more, ‘My Kind of Place’ delivers a generous serve of ideas and holiday offerings in association with major partner Air New Zealand to take you someplace altogether different but still within easy reach of home.

New Zealand is Australia’s largest inbound market for visitor arrivals. 1,161,800 Kiwis visited Australia during 2010 (up 5% on 2009), spending more than $2 billion. Tourism Australia believes that the New Zealand market has the potential to grow to between $3.4 billion and $4.2 billion in total expenditure by 2020.

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