New Zealand In Me – Running for Exploring Auckland

#NZinme – mini-blog contest (by Sisilia Pujiastuti)

New Zealand is famous for its natural beauty. That was one of the reasons I came to this country. I’m currently studying Postgraduate Diploma of Business Administration (PGDBA) at Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand.

Beating the streets of Auckland helps to explore new places

Sisil participates in the BMW virtual challenge to explore more of the beauty of Auckland

BMW virtual running event: This month, I joined BMW virtual running event, in which all participants can run wherever they are, record it by a run tracking application and then submit it to the event application. This event gave me an idea to explore Auckland, the city where I live today by running. I need to run 125km, which I have to reach for the duration of January 28th to March 4th. I can run anywhere, with minimum distance of 1 km I can submit in the application and the amount will be accumulated.

99 Virtual Race, an app for tracking running distance

BMW virtual running event

An opportunity to explore the city: As a student with a part-time job, I have been too busy and do not have many opportunities to explore the city. To reach 125km I have a chance to always run to different destinations. I collected the addresses of some friends and listed them in my running list. I will reach the finish line with a great experience, visit some new places and meet good friends.

Tracking Tuesday's run



New Zealand in me

“New Zealand in me” – mini blog contest


– Write 100 – 200 words about the topic: “New Zealand in me”

– Attach 2-3 best photos and/or a video. One must have you in that
– Send the details to
– Get your friends like/share the post once published

And if your post has the most Likes and Share at 9.30am on 25 February 2018, YOU WIN!


Terms and conditions: Competition only open to Auckland Institute of Studies students and alumni. Entries will only be valid if the entrant includes one photo or video of themselves and the hashtag #NZinme. By entering the competition you agree to let AIS use the photo/video and blog for promotional purposes. Each prize will consist of 1 x The Warehouse Voucher to the value of $50 and a total prize pool value of $200. In the event that more than four entries have the most Likes, four winners will be picked at random from those.