Rally New Zealand is one of the Rallies that should always be in the calendar because it's in the sports DNA. It is one of the few Rallies that are likely to return to the WRC calendar in 2018 along with Croatia. Rally New Zealand has been absent from the calendar since 2012 and I have missed the flowing gravel and tarmac roads for the past five years. If it were to return to the World Rally Championship calendar next year it would probably fit in around the September mark.
Rally New Zealand is known for it's winding roads and beautiful views over the ocean and honestly no other Rally can quite provide that. Colin McRae has won it three times, Carlos Sainz four times but Finn Marcus Grönholm has won it a record five times in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007.