Roadside Stories - NZ History Now Available on Eventfinder

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Roadside Stories - NZ History Now Available on Eventfinder

Roadside Stories - featuring free, entertaining audio guides designed for domestic and international tourists - are now available on Eventfinder.

Roadside Stories comprises more than 100 short anecdotal tales about New Zealand’s history, places, people and events. Award-winning playwright Dave Armstrong has scripted the stories under the direction of prominent historian Dr. Jock Phillips and his team at Manatū Taonga/Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
 
“Roadside Stories will give people new to New Zealand the chance to hear about us. Each story lasts about 3-4 minutes. You can listen to the stories while driving, taking a walk on a beach or getting around a bustling city” says Jock Phillips.
 
Dave Armstrong drew on the Kiwi vernacular for inspiration. “I loved getting into the real history of New Zealand – we’ve got entries about Tangiwai, the building of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and characters like Fred Dagg,” he says. “I think it’s such a great opportunity for people to hear about us from our own perspective”.
 
New Zealand has so many amazing personalities and events that the world should know about, and this is a great way of getting those tales out into the community. The audio guides, or "infotractions", will appear as Attractions on Eventfinder long after the winners of the Rugby World Cup 2011 have taken home the Webb Ellis Cup.
 
But where to start? The stories below provide a stimulating introduction to New Zealand's culture and history:

Rotorua Government Gardens
Tūrangawaewae Marae
Auckland Harbour Bridge
Patea Maori Club
Bluff, Seafood Mecca
Queenstown Adventures
Marlborough Sounds Legends
Christchurch Under Siege
Eden Park