Media invitation: rugby journalists’ briefing, Sep 9

From Tourism Dunedin

Find out what exclusive free media activities are on offer for members of the SJA and the Rugby Writers’ Club during the Rugby World Cup, get insiders’ tips on where the best stories, attractions, cafes and local watering holes are, and experience a taste of what Dunedin does best.

Note that due to England’s training times, the date of this event has now been changed to September 9, and will provide a live  screening of the opening ceremony and All Blacks v Tonga game (7.15pm kick off).

Date: Thu September 9

Where: Alhambra-Union Rugby Club

Drinks and hearty kiwi nibbles provided

Please RSVP to:

Please state where you are staying in RSVP for pickup

Tours: Tourism Dunedin is also staging a range of free media activities. The first, the Otago Peninsula Wildlife tour, takes place on September 10 – Get the camera ready because this tour is going to get you closer than you ever thought possible to wildlife. Time 9.15am – 1.15pm. Contact to RSVP: Bree Jones

Prizes: A NZ$100 bar tab is all yours. All you have to do is beat a 60-year-old man in a race, eight legs, up and down Baldwin Street – the world’s steepest residential street.

Date: Sep 18

Time: 10.30am – 12pm. Bring your running shoes

RSVP: Bree Jones

Plenty more activities on offer. Contact Bree Jones at Tourism Dunedin for the full list.

Or visit:


  • Mon Sep 12: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill GC. Click here for more details and to book yourself in for the day.
  • Wed Dec 7: SJA 2011 British Sports Awards – Booking now open. For more details, click here.

All details subject to alteration. Keep checking for updates