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Three things from New Zealand making their Chicago debut in 2014

ITU World Triathlon Series
ITU World Triathlon SeriesITU

If your piggy bank isn't quite heavy enough to bite the bullet on those flights to New Zealand just yet, enjoy a bit of the Kiwi culture in your own Chicago backyard this year!

ITU World Triathlon Series
ITU World Triathlon Series ITU

ITU World Triathlon Series

1.) ITU World Triathlon Series
The global, pre-olympic qualifying series kicked off in Auckland, New Zealand this past weekend. As the first of an eight event series, Auckland boasted elite participants from all over the world. The sun was out and so were the spectators for this dynamic three sport event.

Chicago plays host to the series June 27-29th. Chicago locals should come enjoy the spectacle that the elite athletes provide. The race is centered around the historic and iconic, Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park.

 

New Zealand All Blacks Rugby
New Zealand All Blacks Rugby All Blacks Rugby

New Zealand All Blacks Rugby

2.)The New Zealand All Blacks are coming to Chicago and it's a big deal.

When?          November 1 2014
What?           The All Blacks and their vicious Haka vs the US Eagles Rugby team

Where?         Soldier Field. Where else?

Don’t be late to hop on this train. Tickets won’t last long and Rugby is an experience that Chicago soil can’t always offer.
 

Lorde at Lolla
Lorde at Lolla Lorde

Lorde at Lolla

3.)This 17 year old Kiwi bird is rooted in all things normal. An avid book reader and boy band hater, Lorde offers something that most teenyboppers never will: perspective and depth. Lorde grounds herself in Chicago this summer for the infamous festival, Lollapalooza and she’s sure to deliver a ‘royal’ performance. Hear a bit about this broad from the legend herself here