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Cosmopolitan Australia – June 2014 Edition

Cosmopolitan Australia recommends The Rees Hotel Queenstown as the place to stay in Queenstown in their June 2014 edition
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Stellar Stays Award by HotelsCombined

May, 2014 – The Rees Hotel Queenstown has been announced as one of only four New Zealand hotels to win a ‘Stellar Stays’ award by the world’s leading hotel price comparison website, HotelsCombined.
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Cosmopolitan Australia

Behind the scenes look at what goes on when Cosmopolitan Australia came to stay with us for a Queenstown fashion photoshoot
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NZ’s Leading Hotel Residence

The Rees Hotel Queenstown was honoured to be announced as the winner of the New Zealand Leading Hotel Residence Award in the prestigious 2013 World Travel Awards.
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2014 Beef + Lamb Excellence Award

True South Dining Room Awarded with 2014 Beef + Lamb Excellence Award and Executive Head Chef, Ben Batterbury, Honoured as 2014 Ambassador Chef.
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Golf Magazine – February 2014

The Rees Hotel featured in Australia's Golf Magazine
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2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

The Rees Hotel Queenstown is proud to be recognized by TripAdvisorÂź as one of the top five hotels in New Zealand
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New F&B Manager

The Rees Hotel Queenstown Appoints Food & Beverage Operations Manager
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Finalist in 2 Categories in the international 2013 HM Awards

The Rees Hotel Finalist in two categories in the international 2013 HM Awards
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Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2013 Winner

True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel Queenstown has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Award of Excellence by US wine and hospitality magazine, Wine Spectator. The internationally acclaimed Wine Spectator’s annual Excellence Awards recognise a wine list of 100 or more […]
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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Media Release | 24th May 2013 THE REES HOTEL QUEENSTOWN EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE Honoured as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site The Rees Hotel Queenstown today announced that it has received […]
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Press Release: Deer Industry New Zealand

Click here to read a press release from Deer Industry New Zealand about the recent involvement that our True South Dining Room has had with them and German Chefs.
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Autumn 2013 Newsletter

The Rees Hotel Queenstown Autumn 2013 Newsletter
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ME Magazine | February 2013

February 2013 |ME Magazine spoke to our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury about his latest gastronomy achievements.
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The Central Otago Mirror

30 January 2013 | True South Dining Room's Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury talks to Sue Fea of The Central Otago Mirror about his restaurant recommendations published in international dining guide, Where Chefs Eat
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Newsletter | Summer 2012/13

Summer 2012/13 | Click 'Read More' to read our latest hotel newsletter.
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Media Release | 16 November 2012

16 November |

The Rees Hotel Queenstown is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Silvia Scheidl as Food & Beverage Operations Manager.
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A Magazine

September 2012 | Click 'Read More' to find out more about the highlights of The Rees Hotel in A Magazine.
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ME Magazine

September 2012 | It's been a year of accolades for The Rees Hotel and True South Dining Room. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Newsletter | Spring 2012

Spring 2012 | Click 'Read More' to get up-to-date with all the latest news in our Spring Newsletter.
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MiNDFOOD Magazine

September 2012 | Follow True South Dining Room's Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury's Queenstown produce trail. Click 'Read More' to see the full spread.
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Delicious Magazine

August 2012 | Queenstown local, NZ actor and winery owner Sam Neill shares his favourite Queenstown hotspots, including The Rees Hotel and True South Dining Room. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Luxury Adventures

21 August 2012 | As one of our key partners, Luxury Adventures interviewed our CEO, Mark Rose and Executive Chef Ben Batterbury. Click 'Read More' to see the full blog post.
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Otago Daily Times

15 August 2012 | The Rees Hotel Queenstown has achieved three finalist nominations in the prestigious ‘2012 Hotel & Accommodation Management Magazine (HM) Awards For Hotel & Accommodation Excellence,’ now in its tenth year and widely recognised throughout the industry internationally. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Rural Women Outlook

August 2012 | As part of True South Dining Room's Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury's New Zealand Beef and Lamb Ambassador role, he led a food demonstration for the Winton branch of Rural Women New Zealand. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Hospitality Magazine

August 2012 | True South Dining Room's, Executive Chef Ben Batterbury has been working closely with The Seriously Good Chocolate Company to design gourmet chocolate rubs and a hot chocolate range. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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The Southland Times

13 August 2012 | The Rees Hotel has achieved three finalist nominations in the prestigious 2012 Hotel & Accommodation Management (HM) Awards. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Media Release | 9 August 2012

9 August 2012 | The Rees Hotel Queenstown has achieved three finalist nominations in the prestigious '2012 Hotel & Accommodation Management Magazine (HM) Awards For Hotel & Accommodation Excellence,'. Click 'Read More' to see the full release.
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Sunday Star-Times | Escape

5 August 2012 | Find out more about True South Dining Room's Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in the Tavel - Infodesk section of  Escape in the Sunday Star-Times. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Mountain Scene

2 August 2012 | True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel was among a chosen few to receive a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from US magazine Wine Spectator. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Otago Daily Times

25 July 2012 | Our flagship restaurant, True South Dining Room, has received a Wine Spectator award for excellence. Click 'Read More' to see the full story.
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Media Release | 24 July 2012

24 July 2012 | True South Dining Room is one of only seven top tier New Zealand restaurants to be awarded the 2012 Award of Excellence by US wine and hospitality magazine, Wine Spectator.
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Fiordland Advocate

12 July 2012 | The Fiordland Advocate spoke with True South Dining Room's Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury about his cooking demonstration with Rural Women NZ in Winton. Click 'Read More' to see the full story.
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Media Release | 23 May 2012

23 May 2012 | The award winning Rees Hotel in Queenstown has added an indulgent plush Pillow Menu for the discerning business traveller and luxury holiday-seeker in all Executive Lake View hotel rooms and apartments at the luxurious lakefront property.
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Mountain Scene

17 May 2012 | Mountain Scene covered True South Dining Room's Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury and his involvement with the prestigious Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2012. To see the full article click 'Read More'.
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Otago Daily Times

Friday 18th May | True South Dining Room's Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury is the sole New Zealand representative at the Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2012. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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The Courier Mail

9th May 2012 | The Courier Mail interviews our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury about his involvement with the prestigious 2012 Noosa Food and Wine Festival. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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ME Magazine

May 2012 | The Rees Hotel rolled out their plush new Pillow Menu this month, with 6 different options to choose from. To read the full story by ME Magazine click 'Read More'.
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Cuisine Magazine

April 2011 | Cuisine was recently in the Queenstown area and stopped by True South Dining Room to give Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury's notorious southern fare a try. Click 'Read More' to see the full review.
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TVNZ Good Morning

11 April 2012 | True South Dining Room's award winning Chef, Ben Batterbury appeared on TVNZ Good Morning demonstrating a few of his own wonderful recipes and putting Southland produce on the map. Click 'Play' to see the footage online.
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NZ Beef and Lamb Ambassador

Watch Ben Batterbury, award winning Executive Chef from True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand, with a calibre of skill that has not only meant he's earnt an Excellence Award from Beef + Lamb New Zealand, but is also a 2012 Beef and Lamb Ambassador.
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Central Magazine

February 2012 | Our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury spent the day visiting local suppliers with Paul Tudgay, writer for Central Magazine. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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KiaOra Magazine

February 2012 | Our Head Concierge, Steve Hanrahan was mentioned in KiaOra magazine for his Les Clefs d’Or presentation. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Otago Daily Times

23 January 2012 | Our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury of True South Dining Room speaks with Olivia Caldwell of the Otago Daily Times about his role as ambassador chef in the 2012 Beef and Lamb awards. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Media Release | 19 January 2012

19 January 2012 | True South Dining Room’s Executive Chef Ben Batterbury has been selected as an Ambassador Chef in the 2012 Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards - a first for the tourism capital of Queenstown. The annual Excellence Awards recognise consistency and quality in the preparation and presentation of beef and lamb cuisine from restaurants nationwide.
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Media Release | Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards

Executive Chef of True South Dining Room, Ben Batterbury displayed exceptional culinary skills during the assessment process for the 2012 Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards and he has been named as an ambassador for 2012. The awards recognise consistency and quality in the preparation and presentation of beef and lamb cuisine, decided by anonymous assessments by culinary experts.
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Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2012

Our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury of True South Dining Room is honoured to be the first New Zealand chef special guest participating in the Noosa Food and Wine Festival’s stellar international lineup, alongside culinary greats such as molecular gastronomist and ‘Demon Chef’, Alvin Leung.
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Hospitality Magazine

January 2012 | Sue Fea writes about our Head Concierge, Steve Hanrahan, the only South Islander to be awarded the Golden Keys since early June. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Media Release | 15th December 2011

15th December 2011 | The Rees Hotel is delighted to officially announce the appointment of Mel Bohse as Front Office Manager. Ms Bohse joins The Rees management team from Spire Luxury Hotels Group, New Zealand where she was Hotel General Manager for five years.
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Mountain Scene

15 December 2011 | Our Head Concierge, Steve Hanrahan was admitted into the exclusive Les Clef d’Or Society. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Otago Daily Times

14 December 2011 | Our Head Concierge, Steve Hanrahan was admitted into the exclusive Les Clef d’Or Society. The Otago Daily Times talks to Steve about what the accreditation will mean for him and the hotel. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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TVNZ Breakfast

12th December 2011 | Our Head Concierge, Steve Hanarahan was initiated into the prestigious Hotel Concierge Society Les Clefs d’Or New Zealand – HCSNZ in a ceremony held at The Rees Hotel last Friday. Click 'Play' to see the full coverage on TVNZ Breakfast.
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Business to Business

December 2011 | Business to Business talks about The Rees new water taxi service from its Pier, providing transfers Lake Wakatipu. Click here to read the full article.
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The Rees Hotel Newsletter

5 December 2011 | See The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments Christmas newsletter to get the latest news on events, services and upcoming changes.
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Cuisine Newsletter | 11 November 2011

11 November 2011 | Our award-winning Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury has prepared a four-course degustation menu matched with the finest vintages of Moët & Chandon for the Culinary Series | Moët & Chandon Champagne Dinner. Click 'Read More' to read the full newsletter.
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The Mirror | Central Otago Newspaper

2 November 2011 | The Mirror talks about our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury's experience at the Taste of New Zealand Festival and his return to the True South kitchen. Click 'Read More' to read the full article.
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Queenstown New Zealand .com | Queenstown Chef Wins Taste of New Zealand Honour

7 November 2011 | Our award-winning Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury talks to Queenstown New Zealand .com about getting back to basics in his Queenstown restaurant kitchen after Taste of New Zealand Festival. Click 'Read More' to see the full article here.
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Media Release | Destination Queenstown

31 October 2011 | "The Southern Lakes region of Queenstown, Lake Wanaka and Fiordland is the only New Zealand region to feature in the new book, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 – the best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the upcoming year." Click 'Read More' to see the full release.
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RadioLIVE | Interview with Helen Jackson

29 October 2011 | True South Dining Room's Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury discusses foodie business on RadioLIVE with Helen Jackson. Click 'Play' to listen to the interview.
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Media Release | 25th October 2011

"The luxurious Rees Hotel in Queenstown has introduced a new water taxi service from its Pier that will provide guests with a convenient, fast and scenic transfer across the waters of Lake Wakatipu."
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Foodnews.co.nz | TONZA features at Taste of New Zealand

19 October 2011 | Our flagship restaurant True South Dining Room with Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury are one of the recipients for the Taste of New Zealand Awards (TONZA). The award recognises New Zealand chefs who contribute significantly to creating a unique local culinary culture. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Taste of New Zealand Awards

Our flagship restaurant, True South Dining Room was named as a Premier Award winner at the inaugural Taste of New Zealand Awards (TONZA) programme. The prestigious semi-annual award was presented as part of the Taste of New Zealand Festival in Auckland 19-22 October.
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Media Release | 10th October 2011

"True South Dining Room at the luxurious Rees Hotel in Queenstown has been named as a Premier Award winner in the inaugural Taste of New Zealand Awards (TONZA) programme." Click 'Read More' to see the full release.
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RadioLIVE | Interview with Keith Stewart

8 October 2011 | True South Dining Room's Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury discusses cooking with local rabbit on RadioLIVE with Keith Stewart. Click 'Play' to listen to the interview.
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Mountain Scene | Scene & Heard

6th October 2011 | The Culinary Series | Escarpment and Bilancia Winemakers Dinner get's a great group shot featured in Mountain Scene | Scene & Heard with notable guest winemakers. Click 'Read More' to see the full spread.
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Media Release | Taste of New Zealand

Tuesday, 4 October 2011 Media Release: MEDIAWEB LOCAL FOOD STARS IN NEW AWARDS Four establishments awarded for culinary leadership   The first Premier award winners have been named in the inaugural TONZA programme, rewarding leadership in the creation of a New Zealand […]
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Otago Daily Times

21 September 2011 | British celebrity and drum 'n' bass legend, 'Goldie' visited Queenstown and The Rees Hotel was lucky enough to have him stay in-house. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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FourSquare

We have recently launched FourSquare for both The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments and True South Dining Room. Click 'Read More' for more information.
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Media Release | Destination Queenstown

18 September 2011 | "There was plenty of passion, flair and entertainment on the rugby field in Queenstown today (18 September) as the Classic All Blacks stormed home against the French Classics 57-15 in front of a capacity crowd." Click 'Read More' to see the full release.
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Taste of New Zealand

14 September 2011 | Our flagship restaurant True South Dining Room with Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury are one of the recipients for the Taste of New Zealand Awards (TONZA). The award recognises New Zealand chefs who contribute significantly to creating a unique local culinary culture. Click 'Read More' to see the full announcement.
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Grill magazine

Winter 2011 | Read about True South Dining Room and our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury, recipients of a Taste of New Zealand Award and featuring in the upcoming Taste of New Zealand festival. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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The Rees Hotel Newsletter | August 2011

19 August 2011 | See the August newsletter for  The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments to  get the latest news on events, services and upcoming changes. Click 'Read More' to see the full newsletter.
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ME Magazine

17 August 2011 | Read about 'Metro Mark' from ME magazine and his experience of being sous chef for the day in the True South kitchen, with our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury.
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Mountain Scene | Scene & Heard

11th August 2011 | The Culinary Series | Millton Winemakers Dinner gets a great social snap featured in Mountain Scene | Scene & Heard with our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury; Chief Executive, Mark Rose; and winemaker, James Millton. Click 'Read More' to see the full spread.
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Luxury Travel Bible

4 August 2011 | Read about the experience our Chief Executive, Mark Rose had in Japan when trialing a 7-course meal of the Japanese delicacy, Fugu. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Otago Daily Times

27 July 2011 | The Otago Daily Times announces The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments' nomination in the final round of the HM Hotel and Accommodation Excellence awards for the New Zealand hotel category. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Media release | 22nd July 2011

“The Rees Hotel Nominated as a Finalist in the New Zealand Hotel Category for Excellence in the Prestigious 2011 HM Awards” Queenstown’s award-winning Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments continues its impressive performance record by reaching the final nominations in the ‘New Zealand […]
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Vacations & Travel Magazine

21 July 2011 | Vacations & Travel Magazine gives a great review of The Rees Hotel and True South Dining Room in it's July issue. Click read more to see the full article.
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TVNZ Good Morning

11th July 2011 | Watch our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury show off his culinary skills on the Good Morning show's Monday Masterclass. Click 'Play' to watch the full clip.
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MiNDFOOD Magazine

12 July 2011 | MiNDFOOD Magazine talks to our Chief Executive, Mark Rose about ‘Flavors of New Zealand’. Click 'Read More' to read the full article.
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New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

6th July 2011 | Our Chief Executive, Mark Rose along with New Zealand Consul-General, Paul Gestro discuss ‘Flavors of New Zealand’ in the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise blog. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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FMCG Magazine

18th June 2011 | FMCG Magazine talks about our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury and 'Flavors of New Zealand'. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Hospitality Magazine

13th June 2011 | Our General Manager, Mark Rose was interviewed about our New York event 'Flavors of New Zealand' in Hospitality Magazine. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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The Huffington Post

10th June 2011 | Our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury is interviewed by The Huffington Post about 'Flavors of New Zealand'. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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The Business Herald

10th June 2011 | Our General Manager, Mark Rose was interviewed about the power of online customer review sites in The Business Herald. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Body Sanctum | Boutique Day Spa at The Rees Hotel

Announcing the arrival of our new Body Sanctum | Boutique Day Spa on Level 4 by appointment-only. Relax, be pampered and feel rejuvenated in the soothing hands of our world class beauty therapists after choosing your heavenly treatment ...
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Mountain Scene

9th June 2011 | Mountain Scene talks about a Classic match coming to Queenstown during the Rugby World Cup. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Sunday Star Times

2nd June 2011 | Our General Manager, Mark Rose was interviewed about Flavors of New Zealand in the Sunday Star Times. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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QT Magazine

31st May 2011 | ''True South Hospitality' QT Magazine is the #1 'Lifestyle and Tourism' magazine in the Southern Lakes region.Click 'zoom' to read on
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QT Magazine

31st May 2011 | 'International recognition for the Rees' QT Magazine is the #1 'Lifestyle and Tourism' magazine in the Southern Lakes region. Click 'zoom' to read on
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‘Flavors of NZ’ radio interview with Mike Hosking, Newstalk ZB

19th May 2011 | NZ Consul General Paul Gestro spoke about Flavors of New Zealand with Mike Hosking on the Newstalk ZB Breakfast Show. Click Play to listen to the full interview:
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Eat TV.com – Ben Batterbury’s ‘Down Under Dessert’

Our Executive Chef Ben Batterbury prepares a quintessential New Zealand dessert for US viewers on www.eattv.com.
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Mountain Scene

26th May 2011 | Our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury was interviewed about Flavors of New Zealand by Mountain Scene. Click 'Read More' to see the full article.
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Flavors of New Zealand

On 19th May 2011, at James Beard House, the centre for the culinary arts in North America, international media and VIP guests gathered for an exclusive epicurean journey

'Flavors of New Zealand’ was the brainchild of our General Manager, Mark Rose with support...
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The Southland Times

ur Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury is interviewed about Flavors of New Zealand in the Southland Times.
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VIVA | The New Zealand Herald

Our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury is interviewed about Flavors of New Zealand in VIVA, the New Zealand Herald.