New Zealand's Premier Golfing Tournament the BMW NZ Open hosted by Christchurch had a successful inaugural staging at the Clearwater Golf Club in 2011, will return to the Christchurch layout from November 22 - 25.
The very best of Australasian golf will be showcased across two countries and four states with the PGA Tour of Australasia announcing key dates for their biggest tournaments to end their 2012 schedule.
"It is great to have New Zealand's premier golfing event as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia," said Dean Murphy, the Chief Executive of New Zealand Golf.
"Following a great event in 2011, we are looking forward to returning to Clearwater with our partners BMW and the Christchurch City Council for another hugely successful event.
"We believe the dates of this tournament will suit the schedule of our elite players and we will see many of New Zealand's and Australia's best in Christchurch to contend the oldest championship in New Zealand Golf.
"We were very pleased with the support we received from the local public in 2011. The Clearwater Golf Club is an appropriate place to hold the national Open as the home of four-time champion Sir Bob Charles. It promises to be another great week in Christchurch."
The championship went down to the wire in 2011 with 2002 champion Craig Parry blowing a two shot lead on the 18th hole and Queenslander Brad Kennedy overcoming him in a playoff.
New Zealand's Josh Geary finished one shot outside of the playoff in third place. Kiwi pros in 2012 will look to end a 10 year drought of a home champion in the event.