This stunning purpose-built pavilion will host concerts and large-scale events, as the extended RWC 2011 Fanzone (with two giant screens), events for media and business guests, and a special showcase of New Zealand innovation. It also features taste at the cloud, running throughout the 45 days of the tournament.
The Cloud illuminated at night The Cloud illuminated at night Taste at The Cloud Le cordon bleu New Zealand culinary match Taste at the Cloud Goldenhorse – Live at The Cloud
The Cloud is the hub of the nationwide REAL New Zealand Showcase, presenting New Zealand’s innovation and creativity through displays and activities highlighting food, wine, fashion,marine, aviation, forestry, seafood and aquaculture, agribusiness, ICT and so much more.
Watch Jo DeFazio talk to TVNZ’s Nadine Chalmers-Ross about the great opportunities being in The Cloud and part of the NZ 2011 Business Club present to the wine industry.
Watch TVNZ’s Nadine Chalmers-Ross talks to Michael Barnett live from The Cloud (Friday 30 September) about the innovations showcase in The Cloud.
Live at The Cloud
For more intimate performances by some of New Zealand’s best loved artists including Goldenhorse, Don McGlashan and The Adults head to The Cloud. All shows start at 8.30pm.
Find out who’s playing
Late night at The Cloud
Stick around after the big matches to hear some of New Zealand’s best DJs and electronica acts including P Money, Nick D & Yewala Soundsystem and DJ Sirvere.
Find out who’s playing
NZ Innovations @ The Cloud (26 Sept – 20 Oct)
An exhibition of great New Zealand design and innovations across a range of fields, which including displays, panel discussions, and opportunities to meet designers and design experts. Come on down and see the best of New Zealand in The Cloud. Find out more
Take a close up look at some the innovations on show at The Cloud.
Taste at The Cloud
Taste at The Cloud is a deeper journey into New Zealand’s exceptional food and beverage. The world knows we have top quality lamb and outstanding sauvignon blanc, but there’s lots more for you to discover. Get your Taste passport and take a trip through the four food zones: seaside, rural,winery/orchard and urban. Try signature dishes designed by some of New Zealand’s top chefs with perfectly-matched beverages and get to the heart of what modern New Zealand cuisine has to offer. Tickets are available for purchase on site in The Cloud or at tasteatthecloud.co.nz. Open daily.
Brancott Estate produces premium New Zealand wine, including the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. More than 30 years ago, Brancott’s pioneering founder asked: “What if we planted Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Marlborough?” This curiosity led to the creation of the iconic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc style, one that has redefined the New Zealand wine industry. The Brancott Estate Wine Bar in The Cloud showcases their award-winning wines throughout RWC 2011, including wine tastings with Brancott Estate winemakers. Open daily.
Le cordon bleu New Zealand culinary match – New Zealand vs France
Come to The Cloud to witness New Zealand take on France in a battle of the pans. Watch former French rugby player Olivier Magne and Le Cordon Bleu Executive Chef Philippe Clergue take on former All Black captain Tana Umaga and celebrity chef Al Brown cooking up the best of New Zealand’s produce.
Thursday 22 September | 5.30pm – 7.30pm – see more events on Thursday 22 Sept
New Zealand Fashion Week
The best of New Zealand Fashion Week is presented in a designer showcase selection show on New Zealand’s longest catwalk.
19 – 20 October – see more events on 19 – 20 October
AV in The Cloud
Two AV screens, each measuring 17.57 metres by 4.39 metres, will dominate the inside of The Cloud.
One screen features a film produced for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise by Michael Barnett and the Gibson Group with soundtrack by leading New Zealand composer Gareth Farr. The other screen will play a REAL New Zealand Showcase compilation. Together, they tell the master story of The Cloud, “We Do Things Differently Here”.
On peak match days, The Cloud will complement RWC 2011 Fanzone – Shed 10 as it becomes part of the Fanzone with the Rugby shown on the giant screens.
Watch “We Do Things Differently Here”