Stamps showcase The New Zealand Experience

5 October 2011

Every year, millions of tourists explore New Zealand’s diverse landscape by foot, boat or even hanging from a bungy cord! Appreciate this unique nation through their eyes with New Zealand Post’s latest stamp issue ‘The New Zealand Experience’.

Being released on 5 October 2011, ‘The New Zealand Experience’ range includes six action-packed stamps, each depicting a distinctive experience that can be had in New Zealand.

New Zealand is home to 14 national parks and an assortment of walking tracks. Hence it is fitting that the first of two 60c stamps promotes ‘The Great Outdoors’.

The second 60c stamp reflects ‘Water Sports’. As New Zealand is surrounded by water it’s not surprising that water activities such as jet skiing and wind surfing are popular with locals and tourists alike.

There’s a variety of fishing on offer in New Zealand, including trout fishing, big game fishing and even whitebaiting. The $1.20 stamp portrays this popular pastime, which can be enjoyed at one of the country’s many lakes, rivers or streams.

New Zealand’s unique culture is portrayed on the $1.90 stamp. The Māori culture is an essential part of New Zealand’s identity and history, and as tourists explore the country they will experience various aspects including traditional Māori arts, Kapa haka performance, Marae (a meeting house) and Te Reo Māori (the Māori language).

The $2.40 stamp depicts New Zealand’s world-class ski fields, and finally the $2.90 stamp showcases ‘Extreme Sports’, which include world-famous bungy jumping, white-water rafting, sky-diving and ‘zorbing’.

The New Zealand Experience collection also includes a first day cover, miniature sheet, miniature sheet first day cover and a presentation pack, which is a quirky take on a young traveller experiencing all that New Zealand has to offer.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Simon Allison Sales and Marketing Manager – Stamps, Coins and REAL Aotearoa, New Zealand Post
phone +64 4 496 4758
email simon.allison@nzpost.co.nz
web www.nzpost.co.nz/stamps