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New All Blacks Adidas Rugby World Cup Jersey Unveiled!

All Blacks Adidas Rugby World Cup Jersey Unveiled!

According to the All Blacks website, the new adidas jersey was unveiled at a function in Auckland and is considered as the most technically advanced All Blacks jersey ever created.   The design was developed with input from All Blacks management and senior players. There is a Rugby World Cup  trophy is embossed on the right sleeve of the jersey acknowledging the All Blacks’ Rugby World Cup successes in 1987 and 2011. The Rugby World Cup 2015 logo moved to the right.  The All Blacks silver fern logo remains on the left-hand side of the jersey. Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 4.06.51 PMThe Adidas and All Blacks logos, as well as the jersey numbers on the back, are of a metal silver colour.Using new technologically advanced techniques , Adidas managed to create a body mapping process called ‘Dynamic Stretch Analysis’ allows Adidas to measure bodies as they moved and how much strain was being applied to the skin. Based on this research, Adidas has developed two jerseys, tailored specifically to the needs of All Blacks forwards and backs – jerseys that replicate the movements of players’ skin. Featuring fabric-weaving technology, which has a unique two-way stretch, Woven Carbon was developed by the team at Adidas to ensure the use of a superior fabric that doesn’t compromise on strength, flexibility, weight or comfort, and can withstand the rigour of the game. For more information about the  please visit the All Blacks official online store  Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 4.24.01 PM

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New Zealand Visitor Arrivals

Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 14 June 2015

International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 10% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: China 47%, Germany 19%, USA 13%, Australia 7%, Korea 5%, India 4%, Japan 1%, Canada 1%.
DOWN: UK 3%, Singapore 4%.

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 6% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: Thailand 21%, China 20%, India 17%, USA 13%, Fiji 11%, Cook Islands 10%, Australia 7%, Indonesia 1%, UK 1%.
DOWN: Samoa 10%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Blues Vs Highlanders - Super Rugby Schedule 2015

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The Blues play the Highlanders in what will be a crucial match in the middle of the Super Rugby competition. Both teams will be looking to consolidate their run into the post-season in the New Zealand conference and every point will be crucial.

 

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This is a Samoan "fia fia" dance (video inside)

The Samoan Fia Fia Dance

Fia fias are AMAZING! These are Samoan feasts that include dancing, song and the famous knife-fire dance. Most resorts have them and they vary in performance

These images are from our “winter break” in Samoa last month. We had a slow down in visitor arrivals at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast and used the opportunity to escape from Auckland and head North into warmer weather. The temperatures averaged 30 degrees every day and it was  just wonderful . We hope you Enjoy this video.

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TripAdvisor Awards of Excellence 2015 - Five time Winner!

From TripAdvisor :

Subject : Welcome to the Hall of Fame!‏

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 2.43.06 PMThat’s what we got in our email yesterday!  Another award goes to  Eden Park Bed and Breakfast New Zealand.

Awards by TripAdvisor are considered serious business.  They Distinguish the Top-Performing Businesses as Reviewed by Travelers who are signed up to the popular platform TripAdvisor.

Five Wins in a Row! 

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ  have been awarded for their Five-Time Winner of the Certificate of Excellence and has been added to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

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This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for Five years in A Row. This award is only earned by receiving consistently great reviews on TripAdvisor.

Over 100,000 hospitality businesses from around the world have been awarded this year.

Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence worldwide and is given to accommodations, restaurants and attractions listed on TripAdvisor that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on the site.

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When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.

In order to qualify for the award, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

TripAdvisor honors exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast focuses on delivering great service to customers and guests, and is a good example of good business practices in its category.

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TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

Hall of Fame 2015

As 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the award, TripAdvisor is announcing its Certificate of Excellence “Hall of Fame.”

As mentioned previously, this award goes to businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years and winners will receive a special Hall of Fame certificate and window sticker to promote their accomplishment.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

Thank you

We Are honored to have received this award. We would like to thank all of our previous guests that have given us the best reviews any bed and breakfast accommodation can receive.   We will continue to strive for the best accommodation someone can experience while in Auckland, New Zealand.

 

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How To Get From Auckland Airport to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in 19 minutes ...

We Thought we should help our guests and future travellers with our directions from Auckland Airport to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in 19 minutes.

Please follow our instructions and you should be fine.  We went to Google Maps to get this information , so you can trust the routes.  Just keep in mind, the end of the trip ends right at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast.   If you are into Rugby, or Cricket, we have the best seats in the house.  We are only a stones throw away from the Famous Eden Park Rugby World Cup Venue.

Auckland Airport overview map.   This is where you start!

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These are your directions to Central Auckland, and more specifically Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Hotel.

 

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We are looking at 19 minutes tops without traffic.  So we aren’t that far from Auckland Airport.

Step 1

900 meters leaving the Airport, At the 1st roundabout take the 4th exit towards State Highway 20A

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Step 2

4.2 km down the road, At the next roundabout, make sure you take the 2nd exit and stay on the State highway 20A

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Step 3

7.5 km you will Merge on to State highway 20A

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Step 4

Drive for about 400m after merging and then turn Right on Dominion Road

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Step 5

At this point you are at the 19min mark with no Traffic.  Proceed towards RD/Urban Route 4. Keep right.

Step 6

Turn on Bellwood Ave and head to number 20.  You will find us on the left.

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We are Located a strone throw away from Eden Park, the 2011 Rugby World Cup Rugby Venue at Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

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For more information on how to get to and from Auckland Aiport, please contact us we will be happy to assist you.

 

 

The Blues won last night.....

International visitor arrivals at Four weeks ended 19 April 2015
Total visitor arrivals are up 7% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 39%, Canada 39%, USA 26%, Japan 20%, Korea 19%, China 16%, Singapore 6%, UK 6%, Germany 4%, Australia less than 1%.
DOWN: Nil

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 6% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: Indonesia 57%, India 26%, Samoa 19%, Fiji 15%, USA 15%, Australia 8%.
DOWN: Cook Islands 2%, Thailand 3%, China 5%, UK 14%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Top Five New Zeland Beaches to Visit in 2015

Explore the top Five New Zealand Beaches to Visit in 2015.  New Zealand is a beautiful place with beautiful mountain vistas, Volcano Sites, but our beaches are something else. 

Whatipu, North Island

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Whatipu sits an hour (40km) west of Auckland on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges.This beach consists of wetlands, sand dunes, rocky cliffs and unique black sand beaches. Considered perfect fo the Family outing adventure.   Make sure you pack a lunch basket and water because you won’t be finding any shops nearby . You take your nature walks through the caves through to a spot of surfcasting.   Perfect outing for a family.

Black Pebble Beach, South Island

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Black Pebble Beach is famous for its black pebbles. Very unique location to visit. Keep in mind the waters are cold.   There are restaurant and bars in the area so you can enjoy your drink while enjoying the sunset at Black Pebble Beach. Black Pebble Beach is 250km north from Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Anapai Beach, South Island

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 If you are headed to South Island, then head to the Top of Abel Tasman National Park. You can go Kayaking to seals beach where you can interact with the wildlife there. (seals) . Enjoy bushwalks and secluded beaches.

The Catlins, South Island  

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Just 2 hours south of Dunedin you will find the The Catlins. There is a rainforest , beaches, and rugged landscapes. A place of unique endangered birds, such as our Rare Yellow – Eyed Penguin. Enjoy the fur seals, and sea lions, but please don’t get too close!

Tapotupotu Bay, North Island

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If you are into night camping, surfing, or fishing, then head off to North Island and find Tapotupotu Bay. You will find white sand beaches, great fishing locations and beautiful places to camp at night and be one with nature.

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast , Auckland, NZ

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If all of those beaches don’t  satisfy your tastes, and you want something more comfortable, and closer to the city, then stay with us at our luxurious bed and breakfast Inn, in Mt. Eden.   For the Rugby and Cricket Fans, we are a stones throw away from Eden Park Venue on Reimers Ave., so it would be easy for you to catch a match while staying at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ.

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Enjoy your Travels!

 

Tourism still humming in New Zealand

At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we have seen the first traveller slowdown since October last year as the “season” winds down.. We still have regular arrivals but we see the beginnings of the Winter season. It’s been a horrible weekend with the weather in Auckland. Rain, thunderstorms, heavy wind, and boats blown up onto the rocks of the harbour.

International visitor arrivals at Four weeks ended 12 April 2015
Total visitor arrivals are up 19% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: India 66%, Canada 30%, USA 27%, Australia 20%, Korea 18%, China 17%, UK 16%, Japan 15%, Germany 13%, Singapore 4%.

DOWN: Nil

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 27% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: Indonesia 165%, India 57%, USA 50%, Fiji 40%, Samoa 40%, Thailand 32%, Australia 28%, China 22%, Cook Islands 9%.

DOWN: UK less than 1%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's Commemoration of Anzac Day at Auckland Memorial Museum

What is Anzac day? 

anzAnzac Day is a national day of remembrance in both Australia and New Zealand that that commemorates everyone who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations as well as their contribution and suffering of all those who have served. This happens every 25th of April. Anzac was originally a day to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) bserved on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Two Events Happening on the 25th. The Dawn Service, starting at 6am, and the Civic Service, starting at 11am. Both of these take place on the Court of Honour (Cenotaph)at Auckland Memorial Museum.

New Zealand’s Commemoration of Anzac Day

Anzac Day now promotes a sense of unity, perhaps more effectively than any other day on the national calendar. The day is a public holiday in New Zealand. Shops are prohibited from opening before 1 pm

Info about Auckland War Memorial Museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum was built in 1929 with the help of the locals in in remembrance of their war heroes of WW1 . It’s one of New Zealand’s most important museums and war memorials. It has collections in regards to New Zealand’s natural history as well as military history. The museum is also one of the most iconic Auckland buildings, constructed in the neo-classicist style, and sitting on a grassed plinth upon a dead volcano in the Auckland Domain. This is the largest public park close to Auckland city. To this day, Auckland War Memorial Museum is a touchstone of remembrance for families and returned service personnel who wish to honour their loved ones and fallen comrades.


 

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Brief overview of upcoming events in Auckland City

A short walk from Eden Park makes us the perfect destination for all their sporting fixtures.