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THE TRANSPORT USERâS GUIDE
Auckland City Limits is only a few days away and we feel its time to help our visitors get the right directions to Auckland City Limits on March 19, at Western Springs . Â There is Â free public transport to the big event and a special offer from UBER.
The best way to get around is preferably by Public Transport. Â This will be the best way to get to and from Auckland Transport and ACL also offers free special event buses from Quay Street in the city and free train travel on the city rail network on the day, just as long as you have your event ticket. Â More info on how to use the public transport click here.
The special event buses connect with bus and ferry services from other parts of Auckland to provide a seamless option for concertgoers from all corners of the city.
The festival is working close with UBER, so if you have the smartphone app installed you get a discount to and from the festival. Â You can find more info at the official Auckland City Limits website here. UBER rides from City Limits will be available from a zone on Old Mill Road as the festival ends.
Taxi and drop-off zones are located on Great North Road outside Western Springs Park along from MOTAT.
If you are going to the festival with your own personal transport, like maybe a bicycle? Then you can leave your bicycle at the special Auckland City Limit bike racks which have been placed for the cyclists specifically for the festival. Â Make sure you bring your own bike locks.
There are no parking spots and there is a limited amount of disability parking spots inside MOTAT.
Full information on these transport options can be found online here.
Auckland City Limits Music Festival:
Tickets for Auckland City Limits can be found on our Facebook Event we Created for this amazing Music Festival. Â Go here :https://www.facebook.com/events/176219846046205/
Inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Auckland City Limits Music Festival will fuse the best elements of Austinâs premier festival with a New Zealand flavor and spirit to create an event that will celebrate the spirit and heritage of Auckland for years to come.
Looking for Accommodation?Â
If you are looking for accommodation during the Auckland Music Festival, then please head over to our Booking page and see if we have any vacancies during that busy period. Â Enjoy your stay at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast, No. 2 in the Trip Advisor BnB Categories in Auckland. Â A Choice of 4 themed rooms to choose from , and enjoy Marlene’s Breakfast before heading to the Festival.
So summer is almost gone, but don’t fret, there are still things to do in Auckland, loads of things happening in March, and we wrote this article for you to help you get yourself planned for various activities you can attend with your family and loved ones.
#1 Â French Film Festival | 1st â 13th march
On its 10th year, The Â The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, willÂ showcase a special selection of films from the Cannes International Film Festival, Patron Antonia Prebbleâs personal favourites and a number of other French-language productions.
#2 Â Amber Griffin Photography Exhibition | 1st March â 1st April
If you are into Photography, then head out to Â the Exhibitions Gallery in Newmarket to view really amazing beautiful photographs. Amber Griffin, has worked close with some of Â New Zealandâs top ballet and contemporary dance artists to explore the beauty and majesty of movement through a diverse range of contemporary photographic processes.
#3 Â Auckland Arts Festival | 2nd â 20th March
the Auckland Arts FestivalÂ will give you 19 days of Theater, Dance, Music, Circus and Dreams to the City of Sails.
#4 Â Auckland Cup Week | 5th â 12th March
Auckland Cup Week kicks off with the BMW Derby Day on March 5th. On Wednesday, join the racing elite at the Barfoot & Thompson Cocktail Party at The Hilton, and then on Saturday thereâs some serious awards up for grabs at Auckland Cup Day.
#5 Â Pasifika | 12th â 13th March
Pasifika returns to Western Springs for two days of music and vibes. There will be 11 Pacific Island villages, each with their own stage and market setting, for a fabulous day out the entire family will enjoy.
#6 Â Live WellâLifestyle, Wellness & Fitness Festival | 12th â 13th March
Head out to The Cloud for a weekend that is all about healthy living, fitness, lifestyle, nutrition, food and wellness.
#7 Â The Hugh Green Group Street Parade | 13th March
Dress in Green on the 13th to celebrate St Patrickâs Day. Featuring Irish inspired floats, traditional music, dancing, bands, banners and more, itâs time to don those shamrocks, drink some Guinness and create a bit of luck.
#8 Â Auckland Fair | 13th March
The Auckland Fair is back at Shed 10 with more than 90 makers from around New Zealand showcasing homewares, art, clothing, furniture, toys, flowers, plants, cosmetics and more.
#9 Â Highwic Art Deco Day Out | 13th March
TheÂ Highwic HouseÂ will have a day of live music, dancing, vintage cars, market stalls, tea, cake and cocktails! Start a Pinterest board and gather some ideas about what to wear, because thereâll be prizes for the best dressed.
#10 Â Auckland City Limits | 19th March
Auckland City Limits is will be a fusion of eats, music and art, and promises to be one of the highlights of the year. Inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas it will add a NZ flavour and spirit.
#11 Â Auckland Colour Run | 20th March
The Colour Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the largest event series in the world, The Colour Run has more than 300 events in more than 50 countries. Put on a white t-shirt and end up looking like a tie-dyed vat of coloured goodness.
#12 Â Auckland International Cultural Festival | 20th March
Be Diverse and join theÂ International Culture Festival. With a selection of food, music, sports, arts and culture from around the world, itâs an awesome event to add to your March calendar.
#13 Â Royal Easter Show | 24th â 28th March
This easter theÂ Royal Easter Show is back with Art World, Farm World, an ice skating rink and loads more. Itâs free entry, and you can purchase tickets for the carnival rides, circus and sideshows on-site. Stay around for the fireworks at 9.30pm to finish your night with a bangâor several.
#14 Â Waiheke International Jazz Festival | 25th â 27th March
Are you into music and jazz? Â WaihekeÂ is up for an exciting line-up of local and NZ talent over Easter Weekend. All-day sessions, evening concert series and late night Supper Club Sessions. The Grand Finale is on Sunday night at Rangihoua Estate, âWhere the stars come out to play.â
#15 Â The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band | 31st March
Are you into blues? Mick Fleetwood, is the co-founder of legendary Fleetwood Mac. Celebrating his Blues heritage with his band and with powerful percussion and persona, staying true to the early styling of the band you can Go Your Own Way and sing and dance the night away.
Places To StayÂ
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ is one of the top luxury Bed and Breakfast’s in Auckland, New Zealand. Â We invite you to our home and bnb for a good night’s rest just like back at your own home. Â For Booking and Availability please click here.Â
This is Super Rugby’s Week one Round up on Â Investec Super Rugby 2016 and one thing has quickly become clear…
New Zealand Conference
The Chiefs beat the Crusaders 27-21.
South Africa Conference 1
The Stormers beat the Bulls 33-9.
The Sunwolves hosted the Lions in Tokyo and lostÂ 13-26.
South Africa Conference 2
TheÂ Kings, lost 43-8 by the Sharks.
The Brumbies and the Waratahs are on top of the leaderboard in Australia.
The Brumbies beatÂ the Hurricanes 52-10 in Canberra.
The derby game between the Australian States of New South Whales and Queensland against the Waratahs, with 30-10 win over the reds.
This is Waratahs Â fifth straight win over the Reds,
The Melbourne Rebels won the Perth’s Force 25-19.
Come back for more Super Rugby Updates every week on Eden’s Bed and Breakfast Blog!
The 2016 Super Rugby seasonÂ will be marking the 21st season ofÂ Super Rugby and will be the first season featuring an expanded 18-team format. Â This 2016 season will also include for the first time, Teams outside the usual Australia , New Zealand, and South Africa adding teams from Argentina andÂ Japan.
The round-robin games will take place every weekend from 26 February to 16 July 2016 (with a break for international matches during June), followed by the finals series at the end of July and culminating in the final on 6 August.
The 18 teams will be grouped geographically, with two regional groups, each consisting of two conferences: the Australasian Group, with five teams in the Australian Conference and five teams in the New Zealand Conference and the South African Group, with six South African teams, one Argentinean team and one Japanese team split into a four-team Africa 1 Conference and a four-team Africa 2 Conference.
The Group Stages will be consisting of 17 rounds of matches, where each team will play 15 matches and have two rounds of byes for a total of 135 matches.
Teams will play six intra-conference matches in the four-team African Conferences, with each team playing other three teams in their conference home and away. Â The 5 team Australasian Conferences will play two teams home and away and will also play once again the other two teams (one at home and one away).
The other nine matches will be a single round of matches against each team in the other conference in their group, as well as against each team from one of the conferences in the other group.
In 2016, the teams in Africa 1 will play the teams in the Australian Conference, while the teams in Africa 2 will play the teams in the New Zealand Conference.
The top team in each of the four conferences will automatically qualify to the Quarter Finals. The next top three teams in the Australasian Group and the next top team in the South African group will also qualify to the Quarter Finals as wildcards. The conference winners will be seeded #1 to #4 for the Quarter Finals, in order of log points gained during the group stages, while the wildcards will be seeded as #5 to #8 in order of log points gained during the group stages.
In the Quarter Finals, the conference winners will host the first round of the finals, with the highest-seeded conference winner hosting the fourth-seeded wildcard entry, the second-seeded conference winner hosting the third-seeded wildcard entry, the third-seeded conference winner hosting the second-seeded wildcard entry and the fourth-seeded conference winner hosting the top-seed wildcard entry.
The Quarter Final winners will progress to the Semi-Finals, where the highest seed to reach the Semi-Finals will host the lowest seed and the second-seeded semi-finalist will host the third-seeded team.
The winners of the Semi-Finals will progress to the Final, at the venue of the highest-seeded team.
Season Begins on February 26th -Â First Game At Eden Park Venue, Auckland
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Accommodation For the 2016 Super Rugby Season
If you are looking for a place to stay during the 2016 Super Rugby Season, You should Know that Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ is only a stone throw away from the 2016 Super Rugby Venue at Eden Park. Â Make sure you contact us for room availability during this busy season. Â Make sure you book prior to visiting Auckland, New Zealand.
Auckland promoter CRS Presents together in partnership with C3 Presents and Live Nation Entertainment, have announced the Auckland City Limits Music Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Western Springs stadium, the surrounding fields and lakeside park. The line is up diverse, with a lot of major international music stars and local talents alike . This is a one day event which will showcase 40 artists from across a broad range of musical genres as well as feature outstanding culinary options, local artworks, an artisanal market, festival fashion, a kids zone and a new festival forum for speaking on and exchanging cultural and innovative ideas.
This new Auckland City Limits Music Festival, is actually inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. This City Limits Music festival in New Zealand celebrates the spirit and heritage of Auckland for years to come.
Make sure you book your room prior to the festival and if there is availability at our Eden Bed and Breakfast in New Zealand, Mt. Eden, Auckland. We are an award winning luxirious bed and breakfast right next door to Eden Park Sports Venue. To check for room availability please click here.
We want to welcome you to Eden Park since we are just a stone throw away from this venue. Â We have all the juicy details when it comes to events at Eden Park…
You should know that every year, there are over 500,000 local and international sport fans who enjoy games and events at the park.
It is notably known that Eden Park Venue was the hosts of the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final, and since the early 1900’s, it has been a place for Auckland Cricket, Auckland Rugby and international events since the early 1900âs. Â In 2016 will see Eden Park as co-host for the Southern Bowl (American Football) Dick Smith NRL Auckland 9s, Bledisloe Cup, ITM Cup, Super Rugby, Football and International and Domestic Cricket games.
Eden Park can hold 50,000 people for match days and events.
It should be known that many features of the stadium have been upgraded. Â Lighting, audio visual infrastructure, ICT, Â external building materials and seating.
Eden Park is located in the heart of Auckland (3km from the CBD), and is well serviced by arterial roads.
Welcome to Auckland’s Eden Park Stadium, for more information head over to theÂ official website.
Transportation to Eden Park Venue
Public transport is a very easy way to get anyone to attend Events at Eden Park
There are bus services and trains to and from Eden Park. Â It is possible to include trains and buses when you grab your match tickets.
For all public transport informationÂ Â
Driving Directions from the Auckland International Airport
Accommodation in Auckland
The best place to stay, if you can find any availability, is at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ. Â We are the best at what we do, in terms of hospitality, and services. Â We are a stone throw away from Eden Park Venue, which means you will have a more confortable stay knowing you are next door. Â Maybe places to eat and dine. Â We are in the heart of Mt. Eden located at 20 Bellwood Ave.
Check for room availability by clicking here.Â
This is Raw New Zealand at Its best and what it has to offer every visitor from all over the world.
Every day is a different adventure in New Zealand. Â Watch this video from 100% Pure New Zealand, on how New Zealand is being promoted online.
This is raw New Zealand and what it has to offer.
Video Credit Goes to : 100% Pure New Zealand Original video source Located here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWOwe_n-2Gw
The Rugby World Cup 2015 final game takes centre stage on Saturday, at Twickenham, London, Â as New Zealand take on neighbours and rivals, Australia in the final fight on who takes the Cup home.
Both teams were forced to fight their way through their tough semi-final ties last weekend against South Africa and Argentina, and this final is going to be the battle of the giants, since both are coming in strong and in form with full confidence.It is known that the All Blacks are the favourites to claim their back-to-back world titles. It won’t be easy for Australia.Hereâs all you need to know about the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, including where you can watch the hard-hitting drama unfold.
Australia vs New Zealand â The Big Final
Date: Saturday, 31th October 2015 â Time: 16:00 Uk time
Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London
Channel: ITV (UK), TSN (Canada), FoxSports (Australia)
GO check out moreo on our Facebook event Rugby World Cup 2015 Final Event
So you decided to visit New Zealand, and you picked Auckland as your destination place to be. Â Your next move is to choose the right accommodation for you so you can make sure that your trip and stay will be as pleasant as you would like it to be.
Have no fear, Eden Park Bed and Breakfast is here for you to cover all your needs and wants. Â We have conducted a few videos showcasing our rooms to you as they are. Â It doesn’t get any better than this.
This Bed and Breakfast offers Four luxuriously appointed rooms with individual sophistication and character. This include The Cream Room, The Blue Room and The Yellow room with en-suite bathrooms while The Green Room comes with its own private bathroom.
When you see what you like, then just click the More information link under the video so you can go ahead and book your accommodation with us.
The Cream Room
Relax in our Premiere Queen Size Room with fireplace and en-suite bathroom. Facing North, this room is bright and luminous and has the morning sun through multiple windows. A luxurious en-suite is attachedâ¦
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The Blue Room
A warm blue decor that captures the morning sun.This room has a queen size double bed. A luxurious en-suite is attachedâ¦
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The Green Room
A Double bed set in a tastefully decorated smaller room with soft green tonings for a quiet nights sleep. Private bathroom facilities. Eden Park Bed & Break Fast
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The Yellow Room
Step back in time and spend a blissful night’s sleep in (circa) 1873 French twin beds. This room faces North and has a verandah outside the window. Attached to the room is a large luxury en-suiteâ¦
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Extra Â Information for our Guests
Our complimentary breakfast is set with china, silver and Linen. We offer a three course breakfast including a fruit bowl, with a continental selection and a hot cooked option. There is a well-appointed guest lounge, and our B&B includes a WiFi Hotspot for your free Internet.
There is an excellent selection of Restaurants and Cafes near by in Dominion Road, Mt. Eden and Kingsland.
The Local buses and trains are within a close walking distance for transport to the city.
When you visit New Zealand and land at Auckland Airport, You will catch the Airporter bus, that picks you up and drops you off at the top of our road. (Bellwood Ave, Mt. Eden).
Make sure you check the New Zealand Weather prior to arriving or visiting so you are dressed accordingly.
Introducing your host city for World Masters Games 2017, Auckland New Zealand. Â The World Masters GamesÂ is an international multi-sport eventÂ which is held every four years has become an international world event.
Watch the Masters Games 2017 Trailer
The World Masters games are governed by the International Masters Games Association. The event is open to sports people of all abilities and most ages â the minimum age to take part ranges between 25 and 35 years old, always depending on the sport.
TorontoÂ was home of the first World Masters Games back in 1985. Â The Masters Games has taken part in the following countries every four years.
- Aalborg, Aarhus
- Herning (1989)
- Brisbane (1994)
- Portland, Oregon (1998)
- Melbourne (2002)
- Edmonton (2005)
- Sydney (2009)
The Games are mostly popular by retired professional athletes who have also competed in the Olympics.
28 sports and 45 disciplines have now been confirmed into the official programme of the 9th World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand.
Sports covered are: archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, canoe, cycling, football, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, orienteering, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, softball, squash, surf life saving, swimming, table tennis, tennis, touch, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, and weightlifting.
Men and Women can compete in each sport except for baseball, which is only mens.
Make sure you join our hosting event and keep updated on the Games.
Don’t forget to book your accommodation for those dates with our bed and breakfast.