Story: English language in New Zealand

Zorbing at Rotorua

Zorbing at Rotorua

The zorb is a large, clear transparent sphere inside which thrillseekers roll down hills. It (and the name) was invented by New Zealanders Andrew Akers and Dwane van der Sluis in 1994. This zorb is hurtling down a track in Rotorua.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'English language in New Zealand - New words', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40332/zorbing-at-rotorua (accessed 23 February 2020)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 5 Sep 2013