With the upcoming Dick Smith NRL Auckland Rugby League Nines games being hosted by Auckland in 2015, Air New Zealand along with Tourism Auckland are keen to promote and encourage visitors to the beautiful City of Sails.

With all 16 NRL Clubs and 288 star players competing to win over $2.6 million dollars over the one weekend this is quite an event for Auckland.  Dates being 31st January and 1st February.

Air New Zealand are running a competition in which the prize winner receives complimentary tickets from Australia to Auckland for 9 friends, who will also receive prime seats at Eden Park and 9 options of experiencing Auckland Attractions and Activities during their stay.

The Fishing Charter option is being offered promoting New Zealand Fishing Safaris' - a Snapper Fishing Trip for the group of 9 for a day's fishing charter aboard MV MANTARAY.   NZ Fishing Safaris will take the group on a day fishing trip from Westhaven Marina to check out the snapper fishing in the Auckland Harbour and Inner Hauraki Gulf. 

Filming for the promotional advert was done in the Rangitoto Channel showing off Rangitoto Island, the beautiful East Coat Bays beaches and beyond as a backdrop on what (remarkably!!) turned out to be a beautiful clear sunny day.

Rugby_Nines_PromotionFor filming purposes, camera crew  filmed the Australian actor from both Tracker II and Mantaray whilst Skipper Ray showed how to cast the lines out to the plentiful snapper to be found in the Auckland Harbour.