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What Would You Trade For The Story Of A Lifetime?

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What would you trade for the story of a lifetime? New friends, epic moments, hot beaches, music and parties in a land like no other. What’s it worth to you?

Over the next 12 months Tourism New Zealand are proving that Stories Beat Stuff. They’re bringing to life that old adage – That he who dies with the best stories wins.

They want people to tell them what they would trade for the story of a life time – an epic ‘money-can’t-buy-experience’ trip to New Zealand for you and a friend. What would you give up? A taxidermy squirrel called Murray, that teddy bear you still cuddle secretly at night, all that stereo equipment? Heck do you really need two kidneys or your girlfriend?  🙂

This is the time to trade your stuff for an unbelievable adventure to the other side of the world. All people have to do is make a video or send us a pic of what they’re trading, for a chance to win one of six trips of a lifetime!

I’m offering up my beloved Xbox 360 in return for a trip to New Zealand. As much as I enjoy playing video games, I think that traveling to NZ will be a life-changing experience, and I’m willing to make the sacrifice..

Personally, I've always wanted to visit New Zealand.  If you're an extreme sport junkie like me, there's nowhere else in the world that offers as much for you.  Need proof?  Just check out New Zealand's website: http://www.newzealand.com/int/

Every couple of months Tourism New Zealand will be launching amazing uniquely New Zealand experiences. To start with two amazing prizes are up for grabs during December and January while it’s summer in NZ: Summer Rhythm, and Beaches & Boats. Win one of these and you’ll be winging your way to New Zealand with your best mate.

Experience One: ‘Summer Rhythm’/ A two-week long road-trip along the East Coast of New Zealand ending in Gisborne for Rhythm and Vines – 3 day music festival set in a vineyard that has featured some of the best artists in the world. The line-up this year is no exception including Calvin Harris, Pendulum, Example, Cut Copy and Grandmaster Flash. Gisborne is the first place in the world to see the sun rise every day. This year will be the first on the planet to welcome in 2012 in what The Guardian has called one of the best New Year celebrations in the world.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp_9zF_MrUI

Experience Two: ‘Beaches and Boats’ /Set at the very top of New Zealand’s North Island, the Bay of Islands is New Zealand’s hottest summer destination. With 144 islands, it’s little surprise that beaches and boats are central to this amazing location. Spend two weeks exploring all that’s on offer. Swim with dolphins, dive the Poor Knights Islands (rated by Jacques Cousteau as one of the top ten dive sites in the world), slide down giant sand dunes, hit white sand beaches for some sunbathing, laze on a launch as you cruise though crystal clear waters and party till dawn. This is the place to spend your January.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcwO0SPFI1U

This is the first of a number of amazing New Zealand experiences on offer, so ‘Like’ New Zealand on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/purenewzealand) so you can see the broader New Zealand experiences and the other youth experiences as they launch.

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Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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