A marriage proposal on top of Mt Tongariro and a video of
mischievous Keas in Arthur's Pass are among the scores of creative
entries to a Tourism New Zealand competition launched on March
The myNZ competition encourages kiwis and visitors to New
Zealand to submit photos or videos of their New Zealand experience
to Tourism New Zealand's New
Zealand 100% Pure Facebook page to be voted on by people
around the world.
Hundreds of entries have been submitted
for voting so far, and the photo or video with the most votes when
the competition closes on 28 April will win flights to New Zealand
for the entrant or an overseas friend. Flights for two will also be
awarded to one lucky-voter, courtesy of Air New Zealand.
Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler said the
competition was part of a wider campaign designed to let the world
know that New Zealand is open for visitors.
"By using the power of social media, everybody who loves New
Zealand - kiwis and travellers alike - can share with the world
reasons why Aotearoa warrants their attention.
"The activities and experiences are endless: relaxing at a beach
or hiking through your local bush, taking to nearby hills,
exploring our great museums and galleries or simply enjoying good
wine, food and company at any one of our great cafes, restaurants
or wineries, or mountain biking, which is a favourite of
The myNZ competition is the second phase of a wider effort to
promote the message that New Zealand remains a spectacular,
welcoming and hospitable destination.
Earlier this month Tourism New Zealand ran "New
Zealand is Open" advertising in Australian and UK Sunday
newspapers. The ads were made up of images provided via Facebook by
New Zealand tourism operators.