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EXCLUSIVE: A dinner date with Ari Vatanen

Ari Vatanen and Fabrizia PonsNew Zealand rally fans have been offered a once in a lifetime chance, with the opportunity to enjoy dinner with rallying legends Ari Vatanen and Fabrizia Pons.

Rossendale Wines and the DriveSouth Rally of Otago have organised two
dinners, giving fans in Christchurch and Dunedin the chance to dine with
the 1981 World Rally Champion on April 5 and 6.

In Christchurch, fans can meet Vatanen at a dinner on Tuesday, April 5,
with dinner to be served at Rossendale Wines’ new function centre, The
Vineyard @ Rossendale, 100 Old Tai Tapu Road.

A three-course meal will be provided, with beer and wine included in the price of $120 per person.

In Dunedin, the historic Dunedin Club (33 Melville Street) will play host to the Flying Finn on Wednesday, April 6.

The cost of $100 will cover a three-course buffet dinner and an arrival
drink, cash bar, and a strict limit of 100 people being given the

Guests in Dunedin are asked to arrive at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start.

To book for the special dinner in Christchurch, phone (03) 322 7780 or email

For the Dunedin event, contact Cathy Anderson at to make your reservation. Payment is to be
made in advance by cash or cheque.

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