What's on! Auckland June 2017 - ( Pasifika Challenge & New Zealand Lion Series 2017 )

on June 16th we have the Pasifika challenge played at Eden Park Venue, in Auckland.  Just a stone throw away from our beautiful Eden Park Bed and Breakfast.

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.

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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.

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The Eight Tips To Getting A Free Airline upgrade

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Event Here Blues v Force Event

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 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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Top 10 Things To do in Auckland in Autumn

The Weather is getting cooler.  and the mild weather means you will want to enjoy the great oudoors.  Here are the Top 10 Things to do in Auckland in Auckland

 

15 Things to do in Auckland in March

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  French Film Festival | 1st — 13th march

On its 10th year, The  The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, will showcase a special selection of films from the Cannes International Film Festival, Patron Antonia Prebble’s personal favourites and a number of other French-language productions.

#2  Amber Griffin Photography Exhibition | 1st March — 1st April

If you are into Photography, then head out to  the Exhibitions Gallery in Newmarket to view really amazing beautiful photographs. Amber Griffin, has worked close with some of  New Zealand’s top ballet and contemporary dance artists to explore the beauty and majesty of movement through a diverse range of contemporary photographic processes.

#3  Auckland Arts Festival | 2nd — 20th March

the Auckland Arts Festival will give you 19 days of Theater, Dance, Music, Circus and Dreams to the City of Sails.

#4  Auckland Cup Week | 5th — 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 there’s some serious awards up for grabs at Auckland Cup Day.

#5  Pasifika | 12th — 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  Live Well—Lifestyle, Wellness & Fitness Festival | 12th — 13th March

Head out to The Cloud for a weekend that is all about healthy living, fitness, lifestyle, nutrition, food and wellness.

 

#7  The Hugh Green Group Street Parade | 13th March

Dress in Green on the 13th to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Featuring Irish inspired floats, traditional music, dancing, bands, banners and more, it’s time to don those shamrocks, drink some Guinness and create a bit of luck.

 

#8  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  Highwic Art Deco Day Out | 13th March

The Highwic House 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 there’ll be prizes for the best dressed.

 

#10  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  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  Auckland International Cultural Festival | 20th March

Be Diverse and join the International Culture Festival. With a selection of food, music, sports, arts and culture from around the world, it’s an awesome event to add to your March calendar.

 

#13  Royal Easter Show | 24th — 28th March

This easter the Royal Easter Show is back with Art World, Farm World, an ice skating rink and loads more. It’s 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 bang—or several.

 

#14  Waiheke International Jazz Festival | 25th — 27th March

Are you into music and jazz?  Waiheke 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, ‘Where the stars come out to play.’

 

#15  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 Stay 

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ is one of the top luxury Bed and Breakfast’s in Auckland, New Zealand.  We invite you to our home and bnb for a good night’s rest just like back at your own home.  For Booking and Availability please click here. 

 

Welcome to Auckland's Eden Park Stadium

We want to welcome you to Eden Park since we are just a stone throw away from this venue.  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 1900’s.  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.  Lighting, audio visual infrastructure, ICT,  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 the 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.  It is possible to include trains and buses when you grab your match tickets.

For all public transport information  

Driving Directions from the Auckland International Airport

21 min (19.1 km) via State Highway 20 .  20 min without traffic from Auckland Airport

So if you are at the Airport, at Ray Emery Drive, Auckland 2022, New Zealand , you go ahead an follow State Highway 20A and State Highway 20to Maioro S.t in Mount Roskill. It will take around 13 min (14.8 km) .  You then take Sandringham Rd Exit and Sandringham Rd to your destination in Mount Eden.  It will take around 9 min (4.3 km)  50 Walters Rd Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Accommodation in Auckland

The best place to stay, if you can find any availability, is at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ.  We are the best at what we do, in terms of hospitality, and services.  We are a stone throw away from Eden Park Venue, which means you will have a more confortable stay knowing you are next door.  Maybe places to eat and dine.  We are in the heart of Mt. Eden located at 20 Bellwood Ave.

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New Zealand Travel Statistics

Overview of latest international travel trends

Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 22 November 2015

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

UP: China 31%, Korea 23%, Germany 13%, India 13%, Singapore 9%, UK 9%, Australia 7%, Canada 6%, USA 4%, Japan 3%.
DOWN: Nil

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 2% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 35%, Fiji 22%, China 15%, UK 12%, Thailand 3%, Cook Islands 2%, Australia 2%.
DOWN: Samoa 4%, USA 15%, Indonesia 22%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand
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A short walk from Eden Park makes us the perfect destination for all their sporting fixtures.