TNZ supports large press team in NZ covering RWC 2011

Date Published: 14 September 2011

Sankei Sports online story on New Zealand’s warm welcome to the Japanese team. One of the articles featured as a result of Tourism New Zealand’s Japan RWC 2011 press tour.

New Zealand will welcome over 60 accredited media from Japan during Rugby World Cup 2011 including official rights holding broadcasters NHK and J-Sports.

Tourism New Zealand is working directly with several key accredited media including Yomiuri, Mainichi, Nikkei and Asahi in assisting and hosting them under the RWC 2011 media programme, including official city media tours to Christchurch. Other freelance journalists, bloggers and photographers are being assisted with continuous updates on media events through the virtual media centre.

In addition to covering the Japan and New Zealand teams - that both enjoy a popular following in Japan, these journalists will send a range of stories back to Japan including reflections on New Zealand's warm welcome and hospitality, iconic travel ideas, business and culture.