There will be a public referendum on the legalization of legalising cannabis for personal use and it will be held by the 2020 election as part of the agreement between the Green and Labour parties.
The Green Party leader James Shaw’s party is backing cannabis legalization for 20 years, and the use of the substance should be a health issue, not a criminal justice issue. A referendum on the issue by 2020 will be held.
New Zealand First supports a referendum on the decriminalisation of cannabis.
Shaw said there was nothing in the Labour-Green agreement that New Zealand couldn’t live with, and the same applied for the Greens in relation to the Labour-NZF agreement.
The 2021 America’s Cup is the upcoming edition of the America’s Cup yacht race which will take place in 2021. Entries for challengers open on 1 January 2018 and close on 30 June 2018 with late entries accepted until 31 December 2018.
The intended venue is Auckland, New Zealand with the Match to be raced in March 2021, preceded by The Prada Cup in January and February 2021.
The America’s Cup World Series will be held in 2019 and 2020 with a Christmas regatta in December 2020.
The Challenger series will be held in January and February 2021 with the America’s Cup match in March.
2021 AMERICA’S CUP KEY DATES
- November 30, 2017: AC75 class concepts released to key stakeholders
- January 1, 2018: Entries for challengers open
- March 31, 2018: AC75 class rule published
- June 30, 2018: Entries for Challengers Close
- August 31, 2018: Location of the America’s Cup match and the challenger series confirmed; specific race course area confirmed
- December 31, 2018: Late entries Deadline
- March 31, 2019: Boat one can be launched
- Second half of 2019: two America’s Cup World Series preliminary events
- February 1, 2020: Boat two can be launched
- 2020: three America’s Cup World Series preliminary events
- 10th-20th December 2020: America’s Cup Christmas regatta
- January and February 2021: Challenger series
- March 2021: America’s Cup10/3/17, 11:54 PM
Circolo della Vela Sicilia is the “Challenger of Record” for the 36th America’s Cup. Their team, Luna Rossa Challenge, had previously lost to Emirates Team New Zealand in the 2000 America’s Cup and the 2007 and 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup finals.
Ben Ainslie Racing and the New York Yacht Club have confirmed they will enter.
The Cup could be sailed in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, on the East Coast of the North Island and based in Auckland City’s Waitemata Harbour as the venue. Italy has been announced as the backup venue.
The Cup will be sailed in 75 foot foiling monohulls. The boats are expected to have requirements around the boats being “constructed in country” and the teams are allowed to build two boats each.
In November, Eden Park Venue is going to look a little different. It’s about to transform itself into a Golf Park. IT’S TEE TIME!
This is going to be a live experience at Eden Park, New Zealand’s national stadium. The whole venue will be transformed into a unique 9 hole golf course for 8 days. It will start on November 1st, with over 1800 players will take the opportunity to tee off from 9 locations around Eden Park. During those eight-days , registered teams of four will be given 90 minutes to make their way around the nine-hole, in-stadium course.
There will be prizes on offer to players who make a hole in one. We are sure these will be very memorable for you if you get to visit Eden Park Venue.
Where to Stay
If you’re going to be in town during those days, November 1- 8, then make sure you check for accommodation here at our award winning Bed and Breakfast . We’re located only a stone throw away from the venue, which will be perfect for you. Distance won’t be an option. Make sure you check for accommodation before we are fully booked. Thank you
New Zealand Rugby has announced the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup is under way with the 14 teams.
Auckland selected to play Southland away and Bay of Plenty at home, meanwhile Northland chose to travel to Eden Park for the third year in a row, and Otago selected to face Auckland their home match choice.
Below are the upcoming games at Eden Park.
Auckland v Northland
Saturday 26 August 2017, Kick off: 4.35pm
Support Auckland as they take on Northland in the Mitre 10 Cup!
Gates Open: TBC
Kick Off: 4.35pm
Auckland v Waikato
Wednesday 30 August 2017, Kick off: 7.35pm
Support Auckland as they take on Waikato in the Mitre 10 Cup!
Gates Open: TBC
Kick Off: 7.35pm
DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017
In June and July 2017 The British and Irish Lions will take on the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians, every New Zealand Super Rugby team, the Maori All Blacks and the All Blacks.
The DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 is one of the most anticipated events in New Zealand since Rugby World Cup 2011.
First Event For July
All Blacks v Lions Saturday 8 July 2017
Be here for the third test of the 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand.
Gates open at 4.30pm
Kick off 7.35pm
Don’t miss this double header… the Pasifika Challenge ick Off Times:
4.30pm Gates Open
5.30pm Tonga v Wales
8.00pm All Blacks v Samoa
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced the Pasifika Challenge double-header at Eden Park on Friday 16 June that will see the All Blacks play Samoa in a pre-DHL New Zealand Lions Series hit-out, preceded by Tonga playing Wales.
The Pasifika Challenge promises to be a great night for Pacific rugby and the Pacific community in New Zealand. Auckland is home to the largest Pacific Island population in the world, and to have Samoa and Tonga playing Test matches back to back in an unprecedented double-header will be something unique so we hope the Pasific community turns up in masses, which will contribute to the special occasion.
All Blacks Vs New Zealand Lions June 24th
The first Test Match and seventh match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the All Blacks taking on The British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland on 24 June.
The British & Irish Lions haven’t beating the All Blacks since 1993 and have only beaten them in a Test Series once. The 1987, 2011 and 2015 World Champions will be keen to maintain this record.
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.
Join us and get news, event updates and great offers from Eden Park
For room and board, make sure you pick Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ which is a stone throw away from Eden Park Venue where the Games will be held.
Eden Park Venue at Mt. Eden in Auckland, is going to be hosting a lot of rugby games when the Lions come into town in just less than a month.
Keep note that the First and the Third Test matches will be all sold out.
Eden Park is going to be overbooked
Auckland will be ready to fill almost 47,000 seats on four nights in the space of four weeks.
If you’re looking for a place to stay then don’t forget to check for accommodation with
Auckland’s Award Winning Bed and Breakfast at Eden Park, which is only a stone throw away from Eden Park Venue.
It is confirmed…Bruno Mars is Coming To New Zealand to Perform His Live Tour.
The after tour promoters at Live Nation posted a video promoting The Mars World Tour.
It is now confirmed that Bruno Mars will be in New Zealand next year in February with his 24K Magic World Tour.
The Uptown Funk superstar is a winner of five Grammy Awards. Bruno mars ha the the No 1 spot on Forbes‘ list of top 30 people under 30 . His Latest album 24K Magic has won critical acclaim and been a massive hit with fans.
Last time he was in New Zealand , it was in 2014, where he sold out two arena shows, and now he’s back for two more at Auckland’s Spark Arena (formerly Vector Arena) on February 27 and 28, 2017.
The Eight Tips To Getting A Free Airline upgrade
It is known that Premium seats are unaffordable to many. How would you like to travel first class to anywhere? There is a catch however. You’ll need to perform, one of these 8 tips to getting a Free airline upgrade for you to travel first class around the world if needed! :p.
1. Make Sure you Choose Your destination Carefully
Make sure you look for flights to beach resorts during the school holidays, when the majority on board will be families. The reason for this, is because the majority of the first class cabins will be empty and available for any upgrades you might want to ask for. So start nabbing, and you might get your free upgrade. Be reasonable.
2. Become a loyal flyer
It is known that airlines often sort out their upgrades the day before the flight, looking for regular fliers, who may fly with them again if given an upgrade.
3. Try and Travel alone
Single travelers usually get lucky , when there is just one or two seats available up front. Single travelers are often asked first.
4. Simple Asking
You could get a free upgrade by simply asking for one at the check-in desk.
5. Make sure your reason is good
Offering a good reasonable reason will give you more chances of an upgrade.
6. Be Nice and Smile
Being polite and dressed to impress could help you get an upgrade too after asking nicely.
7. Not a Happy Customer
If something is out of place with your seat, or belt, or whatever of a good reason to complain, use it to your benefit to ask for an upgrade.
8. Know people in high places
If you have a good friend who works for an airline, it can’t hurt to ask, but get in touch as soon as you know the details of your flight.
Here we come Australia and New Zealand!! Was just tweeted from the Green Day account
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
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