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Green Day Revolution Tour in New Zealand Announced!

Here we come Australia and New Zealand!!  Was just tweeted from the Green Day account

APR 17
REVOLUTION RADIO TOUR COMING TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Here we come Australia and New Zealand!!!

Apr 30    Perth Arena    Perth, Australia
May 03    Adelaide Entertainment Centre    Hindmarsh, Australia
May 05    Rod Laver Arena    Melbourne, Australia
May 06    Rod Laver Arena    Melbourne, Australia
May 08    Brisbane Entertainment Centre    Boondall, Australia
May 10    Qudos Bank Arena    Sydney, Australia
May 11    Qudos Bank Arena    Sydney, Australia
May 13    Vector Arena    Auckland, New Zealand
May 14    Vector Arena    Auckland, New Zealand

More info and tickets below

Viaduct Basin, Auckland New Zealand

17 Apr

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Viaduct Basin, now known as Viaduct Harbour, is a former commercial harbour on the Auckland waterfront that has been turned into a development of mostly upscale apartments, office space and restaurants. It is located on the site of a formerly run-down area of the Freemans Bay / Auckland CBD waterfront in Auckland City, New Zealand. As a centre of activity of the 2000 America’s Cup hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, the area enjoyed considerable popularity with locals and foreign visitors.

Looking for accommodation in the Auckland City area?

Check here for your accommodation with Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ.  

Auckland Memorial Museum in New Zealand

5 Apr

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Check out our Video on this amazing building the Auckland Memorial Museum in New Zealand

The Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira is one of New Zealand’s most important museums and war memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand history, natural history, as well as military history.

Address: The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Opened: November 28, 1929

The DHL New Zealand Lion Series 2017 Tickets

Welcome to The DHL New Zealand Lion Series 2017 Tickets finding area.  If you are looking to attend to any of those events please keep on reading.

The thirtieth DHL New Zealand Lions Series kicks off at Toll Stadium in Whangarei on 3 June 2017 with The British & Irish Lions taking on the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians.
Barbarians V Lions

The New Zealand Provincial Barbarians will be made up of some of the best players out of Mitre 10 Cup.  They will be keen to give The British & Irish Lions a tough opening game in what could be the biggest game of some of their careers.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR.

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Blues Vs Irish Lions

Blues v The British & Irish Lions

Eden Park, Auckland, NZ

Wed 7 Jun 2017, 07:35 PM

Highlanders v The British & Irish Lions

Forsyth Barr Stadium
130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9012

Tue 13 Jun 2017 7:30pm

The fourth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Highlanders taking on The British & Irish Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on 13 June.

This will be the first time the Highlanders have played the Lions.  The 2015 Investec Super Rugby Champions will be keen to start this rivalry with a win.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR.

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Maori All Blacks v The British & Irish Lions

Rotorua International Stadium
Devon Street West, Rotorua

Sat 17 Jun 2017 7:30pm

The fifth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Maori All Blacks taking on The British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua on 17 June.

The last time these teams met in 2005 the Maori All Blacks secured their first win in seven matches dating back to 1930.  The hype surrounding this much anticipated unofficial “fourth Test” will ensure a Test match like atmosphere in a region considered the heartland of Maori culture.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR.

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Chiefs v The British & Irish Lions

FMG Stadium Waikato
128 Seddon Street, Hamilton Waikato 3204

Tue 20 Jun 2017 7:30pm

The sixth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Chiefs taking on The British & Irish Lions at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on 20 June.

This will be the first time the Chiefs have played the Lions.  After beating Wales in 2016 they will be keen to start this rivalry with a win.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR.

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The eighth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Hurricanes taking on The British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on 27 June.

This will be the first time the Hurricanes have played the Lions. The 2016 Investec Super Rugby Champions will be keen to start this rivalry with a win. This match will kick off a rugby party in Wellington with the second Test match taking place at the same venue only four days later.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR

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Source : http://www.nzlionsseries17.com/

Blues v Force

Blues v Force is on 1st of April, for Super Rugby 2017 at Eden Park Venue

In this game the Blues will be looking to  go against the Force from Australia, on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the last 7 gamse, against the Force, the Blues have won.  So really, it doesn’t look like Perth has a chance.  Keep in mind the Blues also have 3 home games against them, with 111 points from that time.  Blues have more chances of winning in this game on Saturday 1st of April.

Keep in mind The Force have back to back defeats, and also has been beat by the Crusaders, in their last game.

In the last game between the Blues v Force, The Blues ran out 17-13 winners in Perth last year.  We expect the Blues to come out as winners out of Eden Park against a Force

2016: Blues won 17-13 in Perth
2015: Blues won 41-24 in Auckland
2014: Blues won 40-14 in Perth
2012: Blues won 32-9 in Auckland
2011: 22-22 draw in Perth
2010: Blues won 38-17 in Auckland
2009: Blues won 25-19 in Perth
2008: Force won 27-17 in North Harbour

Date: Saturday, April 1
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 17:15 local (05:15 GMT)

Join the Event Here Blues v Force Event

 

 

 

What To Do or Not Do in New Zealand

There are many ways to experience the lush, ridiculous beauty of New Zealand, and the best way to experience this is by driving.

New Zealand is not known for its easy public transport system and so , to experience New Zealand, you will have to experience the amazing landscapes and wild views.

There are several popular spots to know about.  The real beauty of New Zealand, is found on the road

New Zealand Road Trip

If you are on budget, then you can take a guided tour, or rent your own car or caravan.  It really depends on what you are trying to do. If  you do decide to drive, make sure you understand you will be driving on the left, and not the right as most countries.

In the following article, we will discus what you can do and not do in your New Zealand road trip!   Make sure you pick the right car for your trip.  If you choose to get car in winter, make sure you add on snow chains. You will need to get up the ski resort roads

So just think about the kind of trip that you want to do and get a car or van that fits it. If you will be trying to find a place to camp, make sure you learn how the camping system works in New Zealand.  First of all, its best to think of getting a van, with a toilet.  IF you don’t get one with a toilet, you won’t be able to freedom camp.  Usually when you freedom camp, you are allowed to camp on public land for free as long as you have the right facilities.

It Is very important you understand how the camper-van and freedom camping system works in New Zealand and not abuse it.

New Zealand Road Trip

Make sure you understand that you can’t freedom camp anywhere near Wanaka or Queenstown.    These are considered popular places, so you can’t really be there camping . No room.  The places where you can camp, are at holiday parks.  However keep in mind that many people really do abuse the holiday park campout.

Keep note, Holiday parks, do not come cheap.  You could pay around $20-$30 Holiday parks aren’t cheap though. I paid between $20-$30 for a total night for 1 person for a non-powered site and wifi .

There are cheaper options, like outside towns, and usually in a dead zone for any type of phone services like 3G…etc.

 

Half of the beauty of New Zealand lies in getting lost and finding your own favorite little spots, and it’s one of the best reasons to get a car.    Because New Zealand is so sparsely populated, you can get away with winging it and being spontaneous here. There is always a campsite and always somewhere to sleep. Don’t worry!

Make sure you don’t underestimate the road dangers in New Zealand.   All the roads are basically one lane in either direction, and the remote roads don’t even have guardrails.

New Zealand Road Trip

 

All roads are hardly straight.   New Zealand landscape frequently likes to add obstacles to the adventure like landslides, hitchhikers, and sheep, so be alert.   All roads are well labelled, so it’s hard to get lost.  Unless you are not paying attention.

It takes a while to get used to the roads in New Zealand.  It’s much better to drive slower and be safe, and do not drive on the RIGHT! Only on the left!

DO- Book a Room with a BNB

Do make sure you book a room with a place you can trust and is well renown for its accommodation services.   Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in Auckland , New Zealand, is an award winning bed and breakfast found right next door to Eden Park Venue.  For more information on availability and prices please visit Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ here.

 

 

 

Auckland Arts Festival 2017 Programme

The Auckland Arts Festival is on til Sun 26 March. Check out the full programme below to discover what’s on during the festival this year!

Brief Info on the Auckland Arts Festival 2017

The Festival is a place where artists to communicate with audiences and audiences to respond to artists’ work.

At the Auckland Arts Festival 2017, has great artists to tell stories through their art form, and with with pictures, light, movement and sound.  There will always be some kind of controversy caused, or could also have an impact to start revolutions , to change the world.

Artists make art part of life, and they can help raise spirits and affect your moods alike. At this Auckland Arts Festival, every artist is different and the intention of their art is not always direct but it can lead us to make new discoveries and to want to find out more.

Below is your Auckland Arts Festival 2017 Programme

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RICE is a devotion in dance, a choreographic odyssey of the grain that has become a symbol of Asia, an astounding and elemental depiction through dance of the life cycle of rice and humankind.

Hakka folk songs and operatic arias float within an expansive panorama of Taiwan’s living, breathing rice paddies. A video backdrop engulfs the stage, while 24 extraordinary dancers become a “moving synthesis of man and nature, east and west, death and rebirth” (The Guardian).

Immersed in everything from meditation to martial arts, Qi Gong to modern dance, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Asia’s finest contemporary dance company – led by the inventive, pioneering, master choreographer Lin Hwai-min.

Come witness the might, grace and magic of this remarkable dance company in an unforgettable performance.

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Cirque Eloize iD Tickets

March 10-12

Welcome to a city where comic books meet science fiction, movies meet graffiti art and where breakdancing, trick biking, contortions and in-line skating are a way of life. This is the playground of iD.

They’ve wowed audiences in over 500 cities around the world, now Cirque Eloize and their astonishing modern circus will transport Auckland crowds to a vibrant urban streetscape created via a backdrop of stunning digital projections.

Get caught up in the boundless energy of the acrobats, b-boys and contortionists who juggle, spin, skate, bike, balance and fly their way through an eye-wateringly amazing parade of tricks that builds to a one-of-a-kind trampowa…

The Encounter – March 15- 19

The Encounter tells the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who is lost in a remote area of the Brazilian Amazon in 1969. This leads to a startling encounter that is to change his life.

Directed by Simon McBurney and hot from London, Edinburgh and Broadway, this solo performance by Richard Katz traces McIntyre’s journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using binaural technology (3D audio) to build an intimate and shifting world of sound. As McIntyre’s mesmerising tale reaches its climax, this extraordinary performance asks some of the most urgent questions of today about how we live and what we believe to be true.

For Introductory notes for blind and low vision patrons, click HERE

 

Horror – March 21- 26

Horror is a spine-chilling visual spectacle that pays homage to the horror-movie genre. Unfolding live before your frightened eyes, it is ingeniously gruesome, strangely poetic, and pee-your-pants scary.

Referencing classics like The Ring, Evil Dead and The Exorcist, Horror’s special effects and illusions will have you hand-over-mouth screaming and shuddering on the edge of your seat.

Swedish-born Jakop Ahlbom’s shows garner rave reviews and play to sell-out houses everywhere they go.

Bring your mummy!

Suitable for ages 15+

Contains strobe lighting and haze

Get your Tickets to Horror here 

 

LA SOIRÉE – March 8- 26

Impossible to define and impossible to resist! Having brought the house down from New York to Paris, London to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to Montréal, the award-winning international variety sensation is finally coming to Auckland! Prepare to be amazed, amused, appalled, aroused, shocked, stirred and shaken as you enter the sexy, funny and dangerous world of LA SOIRÉE.

Made up of the world’s greatest exponents of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary vaudeville, LA SOIRÉE creates a parallel universe of pure entertainment where raw, undeniable skill meets unstoppable laughter and high energy. Reviving the passion, heart, unforgettable style and good old-fashioned showmanship that made them favourites across the globe, these artists will present their twisted take on cabaret and variety in LA SOIRÉE. These stars have performed worldwide, conquering everything in their path and scooping up the prestigious Olivier Award for Best Entertainment for their London season.

LA SOIRÉE will sell out fast, so step inside the Spiegeltent and don’t miss out on this frenzied feast of award-winning performances from the crème de la crème of twisted cabaret.

Suitable for ages 18+

Haze and nudity.

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RUFUS – March 22

Set aside some time to share an exciting evening with consummate showman Rufus Wainwright, a creative, unpredictable and audacious composer-performer who has wooed thousands from Avignon to Adelaide and Toronto to Tokyo. In a night of wonderful musical alchemy, this much-loved maestro celebrates his ‘main squeezes’ – opera and orchestras – and his passion for dramatics, divas and show songs.

In the concert’s first part, there are selections from Prima Donna, Wainwright’s first opera. In front of elegant images on a large screen by the Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli starring Cindy Sherman, three classical singers, accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, relay the moving story of fictional diva Régine St. Laurent as she approaches the end of her brilliant career and deals with her demons.

In the second part, Wainwright takes us back to 1961 when show business legend Judy Garland performed a concert at NYC’s Carnegie Hall that reignited her career and that solidified her status as an icon for the LGBTQ community. Wainwright carries on Garland’s legacy with his signature showmanship, energy, and style, delivering a selection of her most beloved hits such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Puttin’ on the Ritz and Chicago.

Let Mr. Wainwright on a sublime musical journey into the beautiful and glorious world of opera and the nostalgic comfort of old school-show tunes.

Secure a ticket now…what better way is there to get happy?

The Bone Feeder – March 23-26

The Bone Feeder is a new opera, beautifully and imaginatively scored by Gareth Farr and written by poet and playwright Renee Liang, which explores the mysteries, traumas and gifts of migration, home and belonging. A young Chinese man searching for his roots is guided by a magical cicada and Māori Ferryman. He crosses to ‘the other side’, where ghosts reveal secrets of love, loss and betrayal. His attempt to uncover his ancestor’s bones disturbs the earth and, ultimately, threatens his life.

Directed by Sara Brodie and conducted by Peter Scholes, the opera takes Gareth Farr’s unique combination of Western, Māori and Chinese instruments to create sweeping and playful music sung in English, Māori and Cantonese.

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World Premiere Cellfish T.O.A Productions (New Zealand) – March 8- 14

Eight counts unlawful entry using imagination, five counts of reckless use of Māori mythology, four counts possession and cultivation of Shakespeare, and one count dangerous operation of a voice class.

In Cellfish hardened inmates come face to face with a whole new nightmare: Shakespeare classes with Miss Lucy! Some are looking to improve their parole chances, others want to kill some time and one just wants to kill. Funny and insightful this gripping new work takes us behind the walls of a New Zealand Correctional Facility and into the minds of its residents.

Cellfish is a delicious dark comedy with some thrilling twists. Be captured by the action.

Please Note: CoSuitable for ages 16+
Contains strong language and adult themes.

Every Brilliant Thing – March 21- 26

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy.

You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.

Everything worth living for.
1. Ice Cream
2. Kung Fu Movies
3. Burning Things
4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
5. Construction cranes
6. Me

Passio

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir with Madeleine Pierard and Auckland Chamber Orchestra (New Zealand)

Conceived by the ground-breaking New Zealand composer and ethnomusicologist Jack Body (1944-2015), Passio is a rich re-contextualisation of Richard Davy’s (1467?-1538) moving Passion according to St Matthew and a testament to Body’s adventurous musical vision.

In this remarkable revisiting of Davey’s early-Renaissance work, ancient mingles with modern as chamber choir, vocal soloists and brass are given new voice by a consortium of six New Zealand composers.

Passio will be an immersive and rare musical experience in which audiences are free to wander the performance area to more fully absorb the resonances of musicians and singers – the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and New Zealand’s premier chamber choir VOICES.

Seize the moment and come celebrate, remember and acknowledge the genius, guile and inventiveness of the much-loved Jack Body in a concert where exquisite voice invokes the past amidst a dynamic instrumental present.

General admission is standing. Some seating provided – arrive early if you require a seat.

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Revolutions – March 9-10

Jon Toogood, Moana Maniapoto, Warren Maxwell & Rob Ruha (New Zealand)

Songwriters are by nature revolutionaries, spreading their light and insight with each journey round the sun. As the world turns, and with each revolution, what is the most important thing an artist needs to say? What is it we need to hear?

Join Jon Toogood, Moana Maniapoto, Warren Maxwell and Rob Ruha as they give their spin – their “revolution” – on the relationships, poetry and politics that have spun the wheels (and turntables) of generations.

Get your tickets here 

 Mexrrissey – March 16-17

Delving into Mexico’s unlikely obsession for all-things-Morrissey, Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound) has assembled Mexrrissey, a six-piece super-group of Mexican musicians, paying homage to the iconic Smiths frontman.

Mexrrissey’s award-winning recipe takes the Sage of Salford’s back catalogue, adds a dash of The Smiths, translates it all into Spanish and presents it with lashings of Latin sparkle. Vibrant rhythms of ranchera, mariachi, danzón, mambo, norteño and cha cha cha re…

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L’ARPEGGIATA: MUSIC FOR A WHILE – BAROQUE JAZZ IMPROVISATIONS ON HENRY PURCELL–  March 15th

 

Drawing inspiration from Henry Purcell’s famous secular and sacred songs, hymns and dances, Jazz ensemble L’Arpeggiata will take you back to seventeenth-century London with a programme that fuses the theatre and court music of the time with the improvisatory arts of jazz.

Christina Pluhar leads this ensemble of outstanding musician, through a wholesale rethinking of a timeless repertoire, providing the audience with a new perspective on ‘early music’.

Come along and find out just how diverse Purcell can become…

“….an urbane sexiness, far removed from the rather chaste tradition of English Purcell performance.” The Guardian

Get Tickets Here

 

Auckland Arts Festival info and source : http://www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/

 

 

Video: Oprah Winfrey is loving her time in New Zealand

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Oprah Winfrey has shared her breathtaking helicopter ride over flight over Lake Hawea with her 8.3million Instagram Followers. 

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Oprah Winfrey seems to be working with Tourism New Zealand, where she has been posting photos of our amazing landscapes and panoramic views of our mountaintops, letting her fans how she loves our beloved New Zealand.

Oprah Winfrey will be filming at Lake Hawea with Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

On Saturday morning, Oprah shared her videos of a helicopter ride over the lake and enthusiastically exclaimed, “Amazing, love it!”.

Go and Follow Oprah Winfrey on her Instagram account so you can follow her story! 

Auckland Tourism 2017

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We have the latest statistics for the year that passed.

Auckland had more than 2.49 million international visitors – up 11.9 per cent, year-on-year.
Tourism continues to be Auckland’s huge economic success story, and with the welcoming of the largest cruise ship to visit New Zealand, Ovation of the Seas, helped boost Auckland’s business by $1.5 million.

Auckland will have a busy calendar ahead on major events during the shoulder and winter seasons.  Events such as the Downer NRL Auckland Nines, World Masters Games 2017, and the ASB Classic are the events to focus on 2017. This is going to be a big year for Auckland.

Below is a video which marks the five year point since the inception of ATEED’s Auckland Visitor Plan in December 2011.

Watch the highlights video by Visit Auckland

With more reasons than ever for visitors to come and explore our region, we hope you have a great year.

Remember to make your reservation at our award winning Bed and Breakfast in Auckland.

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Trivago Awards 2016

Based on 175 million traveller ratings from over 250 online booking sites trivago.co.nz has analyzed accommodation in New Zealand with 100 reviews or more to define the top-rated across the country.

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EDEN PARK BED AND BREAKFAST TOP-RATED IN AUCKLAND REGION

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast has been named the top-rated accommodation in the Auckland Region for the second consecutive year after being named the winner of the trivago Awards 2017.

The bed and breakfast, as well as Enclosure Bay, made the top 100 best-rated nationally. Eden Park Bed and Breakfast placed sixth and Enclosure Bay at 24th within the country.
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About the trivago Awards 2017

Each year, trivago analyses aggregated ratings and reviews of hotels across New Zealand to find which hotels have the best ratings from travellers and which destinations have the highest rated hotels. The awards are based on 175 million ratings from over 250 booking sites worldwide. Any hotel or accommodation featured on trivago with 100+ reviews is included in the trivago Awards 2017. Only destinations with a minimum of 10 hotels and 500+ reviews are included in the Awards. Ratings data is based on live figures as at September 2016.

About trivago

Travellers find the ideal hotel for the best price on trivago.co.nz. trivago is the world’s largest online hotel search site, comparing rates from over 1,000,000 hotels on over 250 booking sites worldwide. trivago integrates over 175 million hotel ratings and 14 million photos in order to make finding the perfect hotel easier for users. Over 120 million visitors per month find their ideal hotel by using trivago’s various filters. trivago was founded in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany and currently operates 55 international country platforms in 33 languages.

This press release is copyrighted and may only be published with reference to www.trivago.co.nz. 

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