Fish for $1m
Catch a tagged snapper in a new fishing competition this April and you could win $1 million. The contest is running from April 10 to 19 and is expected to draw around 3000 entrants. The Million Dollar Snapper Challenge has been created by Prestige Events in consultation with NIWA, the Ministry for Primary Industries and the New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council. NIWA staff will tag and release 50 snapper into the greater Auckland area in the leadup to the event. Each tagged snapper corresponds to a major prize – including the $1m sum, payable in annual instalments of $50,000. There is also an additional $250,000 in prizes including a Fryan/ Honda Marine Boat package and an Isuzu D-Max Ute. Entry proceeds go to Cure Kids, the Auckland Coastguard and Bluelight Foundation charities. Go to snapperchallenge.co.nz.